2014 Lexus GS 450h

2014 Lexus GS 450h — Hybrid Luxury

Lexus, Toyota’s luxury brand, has built its stellar reputation on refined luxury and reliability. But when paired with the first-rate driving dynamics of rear-wheel drive and handsome styling, it’s a winning combination. However, for the environmentally-minded Lexus has taken it to the next … read more

2015 Kia K900

Kia takes a seat at the big kids table with new 2015 Kia K900

Meaning to prove to American consumers Kia can build a luxury car every bit as good as the BMW 7-Series or Lexus LS460, the K900 is Kia’s first rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan brought to market in North America. After driving it for a week, … read more

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid: One Sporty, Luxurious, Fuel Efficient Touring Car

Just as the jelly-bean shaped Ford Taurus redefined basic sedan design upon its debut in 1985, the Ford Fusion has redefined the midsize family sedan. The Fusion comes with three basic powerplant configurations — the standard gas engine, a Gas/Electric Hybrid, and a … read more

2015 Acura MDX

2015 Acura MDX: Basically unchanged, still impressive

The Acura MDX has always been a stylish, practical, luxurious crossover SUV. The 2015 MDX is no exception, and remains relatively unchanged from the 2014 model, which offered a total redesign of the previous version. For the uninitiated, the Acura MDX is a … read more

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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Model Tested: 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Power Hardtop  Engine: 2.0-liter I-4, 167 horsepower 140 lb-ft torque  Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission rear-wheel-drive  EPA Ratings: 21/City—28/Highway—24/Combined  Base Price: $29,450  As Tested: $32,285  Performance: A go-kart with air conditioning and a retractable hardtop Super … read more

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2014 Mitsubishi Lancer

Model Tested: 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer SE AWD  Engine: 2.4-liter I-4, 168 horsepower 167 lb-ft torque  Transmission: CVT automatic, all-wheel-drive  EPA Ratings: 22/City—29/Highway—25/Combined  Base Price: $20,695  As Tested: $22,940  Performance: More power than the base model, but short of the mighty Evo Fine AWD … read more

New Volvo XC90 Launch now underway

One of Volvo’s’ most anticipated car launches of recent years — the all-new XC90 — has officially begun. Consumer insights have led to the development of many of the interior features of this all new SUV — including style details first previewed in … read more

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