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    2017 Volvo Cross Country 60 Series

    by Frank S. Washington VAIL, Colo., -- The program was billed as Volvo’s Drive-E Experience. It was a sort of out with the old in with the new – as in engines. The Swedish automaker used the introduction of the 2017 model year to debut the installation of Drive-E engines into its 60 Series Cross Country nameplates. In other words, the 2016 model year was the last to see the venerable T5, … [Read More...]

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    2017 Kia Cadenza

    by Frank S. Washington MIDDLEBURG, Va., – Kia reminds us of the tale about the hare and the tortoise, with the Korean automaker in the role of the latter. It methodically keeps putting one foot in front of the other until it arrives at the target. When Kia first came to the U.S. market in 1994, it finished dead last in the country’s most prominent Initial Quality Survey. This year the automaker … [Read More...]

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    Subaru Impreza — All-wheel drive fun on a budget

    By Kelly Foss - MyCarData.com Subaru has successfully built a loyal customer following over the years. Their highly rated vehicles are known for their inclement weather off-road capabilities and their reliability. The Impreza compact sedan was recently got a major refresh and offers a broad array of choices, . So how does the Impreza compare with the pillars of the compact sedan world, the … [Read More...]

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    2016 Buick Cascada

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – ‘Yep, that’s a Buick,” was said more than once during our week-long test-drive of the Cascada. That’s because it is a very stylish car and more important the Cascada is a 2+2 convertible. The 2016 Buick Cascada is the first ragtop in the brand’s lineup in 25 years. And no, the Cascada is not a hardtop convertible; it is a fully automatic soft top that will … [Read More...]

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    2016 Lexus CT 200h

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The 2016 Lexus CT 200h is a great car but it is a tough sell. This Lexus is a hybrid. It was powered by a 1.8 liter four cylinder engine coupled with a 650 volt electric motor/generator. Combined, the propulsion unit makes 134 horsepower. The gasoline engine made 105 lb. ft. of torque. It had a second electric motor that acted as a starter and a generator … [Read More...]

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    2017 GMC Acadia, Elegant & Refined Versatility

    By Ken Chester Jr., --  Motor News Media GMC has introduced the all-new 2017 Acadia – a reimagined crossover aimed at the heart of the midsize segment, designed to offer great versatility and refinement, with more advanced safety technologies. The new Acadia offers more-efficient powertrains, while continuing to offer three rows of seating on most models. The premium Acadia Denali returns, … [Read More...]

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    2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Volvo has begun to revamp its product line. The Swedish automaker introduced an all new XC90 last year and showed off a brand new S90 at the beginning of this year. But while it debuts the new, it must keep the old up to date and interesting. That is exactly what Volvo has done with one of its best-selling models, the XC60. In a nutshell, this midsized … [Read More...]

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    2017 Fiat 124 Spider

    by Frank S. Washington CARLSBAD, Calif., -- The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider was a two seat convertible or in the proper automotive lexicon it was a roadster. It was small, rear-wheel-drive, lightweight, and it had a turbocharged four cylinder engine. That 1.4-liter engine made 160 horsepower or 164 horsepower, depending on the trim line, and it made 184 pound-feet of torque. The Spider 124 could be … [Read More...]

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    2017 Lincoln Continental, Quiet Luxury

    By Ken Chester Jr., --  Motor News Media The Lincoln Motor Company heralds the return of its flagship – the all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental – an elegant, effortlessly powerful, serene full-size sedan that delivers quiet luxury to the industry’s most discerning customers. The full-size sedan is designed to appeal to culturally progressive clients who define luxury on their own terms – craving … [Read More...]

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    2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe

    by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – It is hard to look at the new 2016 Camaro SS, the sixth generation of the 2+2 coupe and not go by the numbers. Although the design is evolutionary, only two parts were carried over from the old model. The rear bowtie emblem and the SS badge. It was powered by the 6.2-liter direct injected small block V8 with variable valve timing that debuted in the … [Read More...]

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    2017 Nissan Rogue & Hybrid Rogue

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington GREENSBORO, Ga., – Nissan expects the Rogue, its midsize crossover vehicle, to become the company’s top seller soon. And to give it a push, the automaker gave it a major restyling and added a hybrid to the lineup. In the front, the 2017 Nissan Rogue got a new front fascia,…
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    2017 Jaguar XE — Sports sedan perfection

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    Tweet By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman – MyCarData.com Jaguar’s last attempt at a small luxury sedan was not a successful one. The forgettable 2002-2008 Jaguar X-Type, built under Ford’s ownership on a second-generation European Ford platform, felt more like a gussied up Ford than an entry-level Jaguar. Granted, Ford had improved the brand’s reliability…
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    2016 Mini Cooper Clubman

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    Tweet by Frank S. Washington DETROIT – The Mini Cooper has always been special. And as the brand has expanded, engineers and stylists have not failed at baking-in the uniqueness that has kept the car highly popular for more than 50-years. The modern Mini’s interior like this one has been dominated by a round centerstack.…
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    2017 Range Rover Evoque convertible

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    Tweet By Ken Chester Jr., —  Motor News Media Joining the Range Rover Evoque line-up last year, the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible enhances the desirability of the Range Rover Evoque family, taking the Land Rover brand to a new audience of customers looking for a unique combination of open-air luxury and refinement. Available in…
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