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


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

Ready. Set. Golf.

Volkswagen’s new advertising slogan debuted at the 2015 World Cup competition, promoting what VW marketeers say is the most important car in its lineup — the 2015 Volkswagen Golf. This is the seventh generation of the most successful European car of all time … read more

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2015 Subaru WRX

Model Tested: 2015 Subaru WRX Premium  Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged flat four-cylinder Boxer design  Transmission: Sport Lineartronic automatic, all-wheel-drive  EPA Ratings: 19/City—25/Highway—21/Combined  Base Price: $29,695  As Tested: $30,490  Performance: 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft torque Ample power and torque for sporty performance Great all-wheel-drive … read more

Ford claims bigger share of police vehicle market

In just two years, Ford has revolutionized the police vehicle market by equipping many of its Police Interceptor lineup with standard all-wheel drive, which works full-time for greater mobility and security; adding more fuel-efficient EcoBoost® engines; and introducing two new body styles — … read more

Ford Fiesta: 2014 Subcompact hatch and sedan sport new looks

The world’s best-selling subcompact — the Ford Fiesta — has a new look, two frugal new powerplants, new interior, and upgraded in-car technology for 2014. Available in both sedan and hatchback versions, we had the opportunity to drive the 5-door Hatchback Titanium and … read more

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