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2017 Kia Cadenza Review

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Cheap Stigma Remember when Kia was synonymous with cheap disposable transportation? The K-cars from Korea? In 2010 everything changed when they debuted the redesigned Kia Optima and made the automotive world stand up and say, “This is a Kia?” (Ed. – Is that a Buick?) Since then Kia has been …

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Podcast: 2017 BMW 5 Series Review

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We talk to Harvey Briggs, industry veteran and Editor-in-Chief of Rides & Drives, about the new 2017 BMW 5 Series. It’s packed with technology, including some autonomous tech, plus the owner can park it from outside the car. While all of that is well-and-good, is it still an Ultimate Driving …

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2017 Dodge Challenger GT First Drive

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On this episode of Future Motoring, it’s all about the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT. We fly to Portland, ME to drive on the snow-covered roads of New England and check out the handling in the snow at Club Motorsport in New Hampshire. While we’re there, we talk to Alison Rahm, …

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Review

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is the top-of-the-range Grand Cherokee — assuming you don’t want the performance SRT version. Life is good at the top, and when Jeep originally talked about the new Summit trim, they referenced it in the same vein as a Range Rover. Those are high expectations. …

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2017 Dodge Challenger GT First Drive Review


When Dodge showed off a Challenger GT concept awhile back, there was hope that we’d see an all-wheel drive, wide-bodied, V8-powered Challenger that would be a boss at the track. That didn’t happen. But before you go and click away, the Challenger GT is a significant car and it feels …

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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What’s a CUV? Being in automotive media means that now all my friends and family members often ask for my opinion on cars. They also ask about automotive trends. One friend in particular mentioned that it was getting harder to distinguish an SUV from a crossover. You have compact and …

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2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited Review

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(Editor’s Note: Most of our reviews are of vehicles supplied by the manufacturer or other source. In this case of this review, it’s Jennifer’s personal vehicle.) Let’s discuss the iconic Jeep Wrangler, that is going on its 11th year without a remodel, and is still selling very well. Equipped with …

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2017 Mazda CX-3 Review

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The CX-3 is now in its sophomore year of production. It has made its presence known at the crossover lunch table that it is here to stay. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is smaller than the Mazda 3, but sold as a subcompact crossover. It’s a term I never understood. Why …

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2017 Honda Ridgeline Review


Texans Love Their Trucks Texas buys more pickup trucks than any other state in the country. It’s why you see the big truck makers produce Texas editions for the market. One in five trucks sold in the US are in Texas, according to Edmunds. All this means is that Texans …

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