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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

2014 Mazda6: All-new sedan not your typical family car

With a retooled powertrain, more standard features, and a striking new design, the 2014 Mazda6 is a worthy alternative to the plethora of boring, look alike, family sedans. Everything from bold exterior lines inspired by Mazda’s Shinari concept car, to the powertrain, to … read more

2014 Ram 1500: 28 MPG in a pickup? Yep…

The 2014, Ram 1500 is the first half-ton pickup to offer a modern, clean diesel engine as an option (a light-duty diesel was offered by Dodge previously), and it has Ram marketeers relentlessly chanting the mantra, “28 miles per gallon” with religious fervor. … read more

Saying goodbye to an old friend – Mazda MX5 Miata

By Lary Coppola It seems rare that in my normal rotation of vehicles to review, I get a convertible in warm sunny weather. Somehow, they always seem to come at some stage of the gray, rainy, Pacific Northwest winter. However, I lucked out … read more

Refreshed Buick Regal still impressive

In China, owning a Buick is a status symbol akin to owning a Mercedes, BMW, Infiniti, Audi, etc., in the U.S. I’ve actually never quite understood why. However, driving the 2014 Buick Regal reconfirmed what I already knew after driving the entire Buick … read more

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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

Model Tested: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES five-door hatchback  Engine: 1.2-liter three-cylinder DOHC, 72 horsepower 74 lb-ft torque  Transmission: Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT) front-wheel-drive  EPA Ratings: 37/City—44/Highway—40/Combined  Base Price: $15,195  As Tested: $15,990  Performance: 74 horsepower, 74 lb-ft torque Seriously lacking power; agonizingly slow … read more

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2014 Callaway Corvette HP, Torque Update — 627 Horses, 610 lb-ft

Callaway engineers have finalized Callaway Corvette powertrain calibrations, following comprehensive vehicle testing and validation. Based on dynamometer testing with production-level components and calibration, the 2014 Callaway Corvette has been rated at 627 horsepower at 6400 RPM — a 167 horsepower increase over the … read more

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