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First Drive: BMW’s all-new 2019 X5 elevates its game, and not just in order to go off-road

Twenty years ago, BMW made the shocking move into the SUV market with its first X5. Up to that point, the automaker had forged its position in the world through sports sedans,... Read more »

Captain Normal and the Prince of Flair: The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq vs. 2018 Toyota Prius comparison test

I am driving down Interstate 95 with change on my mind.

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Short Report: The new 2019 Toyota Avalon V6 offers strong performance and handling, and more dynamic styling

The redesigned 2019 Toyota Avalon comes at an interesting time in automotive history. Sedans, once staples of every automaker’s lineup, now seem to be last on their list of priorities. Hot-selling, high-profit... Read more »

First Drive: The 2019 Cadillac XT4 is an all-new statement of old-school appeal

The all-new 2019 Cadillac XT4 is the epitome of what the 116-year-old automaker is today: Unrecognizably familiar. The crest, the logo, the name—all the same. The size, the look, the frame—a different... Read more »

Short Report: The 2019 Volvo XC40 Brings Big Capability in a Small Package

Volvo’s newest model, the XC40, dives headlong into one of North America’s most competitive segments: upscale subcompact crossovers. Fun to drive and loaded with high tech safety features, the smallest Volvo sets... Read more »

What it’s like to drive the $1.5M Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign prototype on public roads

Desk clerks at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, Calif., asked Nissan’s western region public relations representative, Jannelle Grigsby, if she was in a band. During check-in, they noticed the huge... Read more »

Flash Drive: The new 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure adds rugged appeal to an already robust lineup

How many Toyota RAV4 models does the marketplace need? Well, considering 2017 saw a 15.7% jump in RAV4 sales and that 2018 is continuing the trend with a 4.4% increase through August,... Read more »

The Spousal Report: Can the 2018 Mazda 6 deliver style, luxury, performance, and value to a family of four?

When you buy a luxury vehicle, you expect to get more. More quality. More equipment. More comfort. More refinement. More sophistication. More style. More customer service. And yes, more prestige. That’s the... Read more »

Lexus’ baby SUV has lots of show if not much go. Can a sublime interior and bold styling attract young buyers?

Today’s vocabulary word is “Xenial.” If you know what that means, you know more than I did before flying to Stockholm, Sweden, to drive the all-new 2019 Lexus UX. Turns out, Xenials... Read more »

Short Report: The 2019 Maserati Levante offers V8 engines for the first time with new GTS and Trofeo models

The 2019 Maserati Levante no doubt feels like the Maserati of SUVs per the automaker’s marketing pitch, courtesy of Captain Obvious. However, replace the standard twin-turbo V6 with a Ferrari-derived twin-turbo V8... Read more »