Autos: Auto Shows

Test Ride: 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

Saturday  01:30,   18 august 2018
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You don’t have to be kinky to enjoy the sharp crack of a whip. It’s okay to be excited by the sharp bark of a big-bore single cracking open. It’s also okay to stare with adoration at a naked motorcycle. The 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen takes its cues[...]
Autos / Auto Shows

Test Drive: 2018 Cadillac Escalade Platinum 4WD

Friday  15:37,   17 august 2018
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One doesn’t usually associate the Cadillac Escalade with such pedantic pursuits as moving the contents of an apartment, but having a white ’Sclade in my possession, and having a daughter relocating to some new digs, it all fell into place. Size,[...]

Used Vehicle Review: Acura RDX, 2013-2018

Thursday  14:07,   16 august 2018
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Vehicle Type Roomy and flexible interior, good ride quality, a nicely trimmed and luxurious cabin, a smooth and punchy engine, generous cargo space, and all-weather confidence. Compact Luxury Crossover History/Description The second-generation 2013[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Honda Civic Sport Touring

Thursday  13:51,   16 august 2018
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Several things make me feel irrelevant, and reviewing a Honda Civic is high on that list of things. A 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo engine that’s punchy, sounds decent, performs well, and packs enough low-end torque that you rarely need to get it[...]

First Drive: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Wednesday  15:05,   15 august 2018
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The conscious decoupling of Toyota and Scion after the latter brand’s demise resulted in a few awkward years for product planners at the parent company, who tried their best to cram leftovers (iM) and newly birthed orphans (CH-R) wherever they could [...]

First Drive: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Tuesday  22:27,   14 august 2018
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<p>The 6.2L V8 is monstrously strong, responding instantly when the accelerator’s pressed, yet purring docilely on the highway.</p>JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming – Our ascent up the Teton Mountains has been gradual. A gentle climb meandering back and[...]

Test Drive: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Friday  13:57,   10 august 2018
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There’s an old legend about the phoenix, a mythical bird that burned but rose renewed from the flames. That may well describe Volkswagen, which weathered its scandal and is now pushing forward in several directions – more luxury with its upcoming[...]

Used Vehicle Review: Toyota Corolla, 2014–2018

Thursday  17:41,   09 august 2018
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<p>Fuel economy, an upscale cabin with plenty of space, generous rear-seat legroom, and a smooth and refined steering feel were highly rated by owners.</p>Compact[...]

Track Test: 2018 Acura NSX

Thursday  13:56,   09 august 2018
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True motoring enthusiasts fuel their driving passion by logging seat time in anything considered an enthusiast’s car. And that’s pretty much anything on the road. Do you like raw, angry muscle cars? How about featherweight, precision-honed sports[...]

First Drive: 2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid

Tuesday  22:17,   07 august 2018
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<p>More battery equals more electric boost, which equals more fun.</p>What’s faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and is able to use “green” parking spaces and high-occupancy lanes? Porsche’s Panamera E-Hybrid series [...]

First Drive: 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

Monday  07:15,   06 august 2018
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As I sit writing this, I can still hear them. Not figuratively, not “in my mind’s ear” hear them. I can literally hear them: a brace of Dark Highland Green (and one or two Shadow Black) 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitts, active-valve performance exhausts[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan

Friday  17:07,   03 august 2018
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The Dodge Grand Caravan television advert makes a bold claim: 81 seating configurations. “That seems far-fetched,” I thought. I know for a fact there is not a single Ikea box you can’t put in a Grand Caravan. Then I started counting: Front[...]

Want a Ford Expedition? Consider these alternatives, too

Thursday  18:51,   02 august 2018
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If a Ford Expedition is on your shortlist, take a look at what Chevy, Lincoln and Nissan have to offerSo, you want a Ford Expedition. There’s a lot of good reasons for that. The all-new-for-2018 Expedition is Ford’s F-150 pickup, gentrified. Huge it [...]

Used Vehicle Review: Infiniti Q50, 2014-2018

Thursday  18:35,   02 august 2018
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Vehicle Type Luxurious cabin and quality feel, a dense and solid but comfortable drive on almost anything, a nearly invisible AWD system… Compact sedan History/Description The Infiniti Q50 hit dealer lots in 2013 in advance of the following model[...]

Used Vehicle Review: Infiniti Q50, 2014-2018

Thursday  18:35,   02 august 2018
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Vehicle Type Luxurious cabin and quality feel, a dense and solid but comfortable drive on almost anything, a nearly invisible AWD system… Compact sedan History/Description The Infiniti Q50 hit dealer lots in 2013 in advance of the following model[...]