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Flash Drive: Can the standard turbocharged 4-cylinder in the 2019 Chevy Silverado RST credibly serve in a full-size truck?

When Chevrolet’s all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 full-size pickup goes on sale this fall it will be available in a wider array of trims, each with its own distinct personality. The 2019 Silverado’s... Read more »

Head-to-Head Comparison Test: 2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue

If you're reading this compact crossover SUV comparison test, you've accepted the sad reality of life in the 21st century. Or at least you live that sad reality, every day, on clogged... Read more »

Euro Drive: The Plug-in Hybrid Optima Sportswagon packs a dose of European flair that Kia could use

Much has been said to date about the ascent of Kia, so I’ll keep it brief. The once bargain-basement Korean brand has enjoyed a successful slew of vehicles in recent years that... Read more »

First Drive: Acura pivots back to its roots by returning turbocharged power and SH-AWD to the 2019 RDX

With new crossover SUVs arriving on the scene on what seems like a daily basis, it’s getting increasingly difficult for any new entry to stand out. At least the Acura showroom keeps... Read more »

Short Report: Chevy’s 2018 Tahoe RST is an attention-grabbing performance SUV for all the right (and wrong) reasons

Might as well get this out of the way: I did not want to drive this SUV anymore. Not because I didn’t enjoy its potent 6.2-liter EcoTec V8 or snarling Borla exhaust... Read more »

First Drive: Hyundai’s redesigned 2019 Veloster walks its own path to practical small car fun

Hyundai could have easily played it straight when it redesigned the 2019 Veloster. There’s no longer a need for the compact hatch to continue embracing the asymmetrical, 2+1 door design that it... Read more »

First Drive: What does a Subaru lover’s dream vehicle look like? The new 2019 Ascent

One of the best things about the new 2019 Subaru Ascent, aside from the robustly safe new vehicle architecture, and the elevation defying turbocharged engine, and the standard all-wheel drive with 8.7... Read more »

Ratings and Review: Ford’s compact car, the 2018 Focus, requires a visit to the optometrist

Once the sport-tuned Focus ST and the performance-oriented Focus RS showed up, nobody wanted to review the standard Ford Focus anymore. Y’know. The version that everybody buys. The most common variants in... Read more »

What It’s Like to Drive the New 2019 Ram 1500 in the Big Apple

Folk wisdom tells us that if you’re going to drive in the city, a small car is your best option. No one wants the hassle of navigating and parking a giant pickup... Read more »

Short Report: The Lexus GS 350 F Sport plays the quiet, reserved card in the mid-sized luxury poker game

Since it debuted for 1993, the Lexus GS sedan has been a ‘tweener of sorts. Today, with four sedan offerings including the IS, ES, GS and LS, Lexus purveys more 4-door choices... Read more »