Nissan sport sedan concept set for world debut at Detroit Auto Show

• Nissan Sport Sedan Concept offers an advanced look at a future production sports sedan • Embodies next-generation Nissan design signatures • Nissan IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO concepts make first North American appearances • Press conference set for January 13, 2014 at … read more

2014 Honda Pilot continues winning formula

By Lary Coppola In contrast to many recently redesigned, and restyled large crossover competitors, the 2014 Honda Pilot SUV is relatively unchanged since the second-generation Pilot debuted back in 2009. While its age is a disadvantage in a few key areas, its major … read more

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2014 Nissan Versa

Model Tested: 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV Engine: 1.6-liter DOHC I-4, 109-horsepower 107 lb-ft torque Transmission: CVT, front-wheel-drive EPA Ratings: 31-mpg city/ 40-mpg highway Base Price: $15,990 As Tested: $17,320 Performance: Reasonable acceleration for small displacement engine Smooth transmission Acceptable braking Compact outer … read more

2014 Chevy Malibu: Smooth and refined

By Lary Coppola While the Chevrolet Malibu was all-new for 2013, its reception from buyers was somewhat lukewarm, and at one point, dealers were actually selling more discounted 2012 models than new 2013s. Chevy quickly worked up a significant list of refinements and … read more

2014 Jeep Compass: The mini Grand Cherokee

By Bruce Caldwell The Jeep brand is one of the most iconic in the history of American automobiles. The parent company, Chrysler, has done everything possible to maximize the brand’s value. They have expanded beyond the marquee models Wrangler, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee … read more

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2014 Buick LaCrosse

Model Tested: 2014 Buick LaCrosse Premium Engine: 3.6-liter V-6, 304-horsepower 264 lb-ft torque Transmission: 6-speed automatic, front-wheel-drive EPA Ratings: 18-mpg city/ 28-mpg highway Base Price: $38,810 As Tested: $45,595 Performance: Powerful V-6 engine, good acceleration Smooth automatic transmission Very good highway fuel economy … read more

2014 Toyota Prius: The original hybrid is still on top

By Lary Coppola After 12 years, and more than three million vehicles sold worldwide — half of them in the U.S. — the venerable Toyota Prius remains the most popular hybrid vehicle on the planet. Now in its third generation, the Prius first … read more

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