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2017 Buick Envision

2017 Buick Envision — Imported from China

Model Tested: 2017 Buick Envision AWD Premium Engine: 2-liter DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder Transmission: Six-speed automatic EPA Ratings: 20/city, 26/highway, 22/combined Base Price: $42,320 As Tested: $43,210 Overview: Owning a Buick in China is a status symbol akin to a Mercedes or Lexus here. … read more

2017 VW Golf Alltrack

2017 VW Golf Alltrack — Raising The Bar

Model Tested: 2017 VW Golf Alltrack TSI with 4Motion (AWD) Engine: 1.8-liter TSI, DOHC turbo, direct injection four-cylinder Transmission: Six-speed DSG automatic EPA Ratings: 22/city, 30/highway, 25/combined Base Price: $26,950 As Tested: $28,615 Overview: A new entry for 2017, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack … read more

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape — Refreshed, it Delivers

Model Tested: 2017 Ford Escape SE all-wheel drive Engine: 1.5-liter EcoBoost Transmission: 6-speed automatic EPA Ratings: 22/city, 28/highway, 24/combined Base Price: $26,850 As Tested: $30,830 Overview: The refreshed 2017 Ford Escape is unlike most compact crossovers. Its rakish styling; more responsive steering; and … read more

2017 Honda Ridgeline

2017 Honda Ridgeline — All-New and Somewhat Unique

Model Tested: 2017 Honda Ridgeline AWD Black Edition Engine: 3.5-liter I-VTEC V-6 Horsepower: 280 Torque: 262 pound-feet Transmission: 6-speed automatic EPA Ratings: 18/city, 25/highway, 21/combined Base Price: $42,870 As Tested: $43,770 Overview: “Is it a car or a truck?” That’s the most frequently … read more

2017 Land Rover Range Rover

2017 Range Rover — Off-Road Capability Swathed in Pure Luxury

Model Tested: Range Rover HSE Td6 Engine: 3-liter turbocharged V6 diesel Horsepower: 254 Torque: 443 pound-feet Transmission: 8-speed automatic EPA Ratings: 22/city, 29/highway, 25/combined Base Price: $93,950 As Tested: $107,311 Overview: Everyone knows there’s arguably no more capable off-road vehicle on the planet … read more

2017 Infiniti Q60

2017 Infiniti Q60 — Top to Bottom Redesign Pays Off

Model Tested: 2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0t Premium Engine: 3-liter V6 twin turbo – 300 hp, 296 pound-feet of torque Transmission: 7-speed automatic with manual downshift rev matching EPA Ratings: 19/city, 28/highway, 22/combined Base Price: $44,300 As Tested: $55,255 Overview: Confession… We were big … read more

2017 Jaguar XFR

2017 Jaguar XF R-Sport — The 40-mpg Luxury Sedan

Model Tested: 2017 Jaguar XF 20d R-Sport all-wheel drive (AWD) Engine: 2-liter turbocharged diesel Transmission: 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters EPA Ratings: 30/city, 40/highway, 34/combined Base Price: $61,300 As Tested: $68,445 Overview: We’ve always had a soft spot for Jaguars. Until Ford bought … read more

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