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Ratings and Review: With the new Nissan Kicks, basic transportation gets injections of style and functionality

Can a tall, roomy, 5-door hatchback be a crossover SUV if it doesn’t offer all-wheel drive as an option? I say no, which is why I classify the new 2018 Nissan Kicks... Read more »

Built for value, with a side of fun: The 2018 Hyundai Kona vs 2019 Mazda CX-3 comparison test


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Short Report: Mazda adds some spice to the 2019 Miata RF’s magic recipe

Over the last 30 years, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has sent automotive journalists poring through thesauruses searching for new and creative ways to describe perfection. Not that the Miata is perfect for... Read more »

Short Report: Alfa cooks up a Ferrari-powered SUV and we take it to the track

Don’t call the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio an SUV. Oh sure, it may look like one with its elevated driving position, massive tires, all-wheel drive, and a reasonably capacious cargo area.... Read more »

First Drive: Channeling Steve McQueen on the streets of San Francisco in the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

Fog shrouded San Francisco for days, obscuring both the Golden Gate Bridge and the upper half of the skyline. Chilly late-July weather for an introductory drive of the new 2019 Ford Mustang... Read more »

What it’s like to drive SRT’s track-ready, 797-horsepower 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye on civilian streets

For red-blooded enthusiasts of almost every stripe, the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye sounds like a track-day dream: 797 ferocious V8 horsepower coupled with just over 707 lb.-ft. of supercharged instant-on... Read more »

Short Report: Pursuing luxury in the restyled 2019 Lincoln MKC Black Label

Driving along the spine of Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains in a pearl white 2019 Lincoln MKC Black Label, gorgeous deep blue ocean to the left and endless mountains to the right,... Read more »

Style and Substance: The 2018 Nissan Kicks vs. 2018 Toyota C-HR comparison test

I am Mr. Wilson. And I want you to get off my lawn.

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Review: Powerful and prescient, docile yet disobedient, the Acura NSX is a thrilling daily-driver supercar

Supercar ownership is akin to self-imposed imprisonment. Everyone stares, especially law enforcement, and especially if your supercar is a 2018 Acura NSX, a real rarity anywhere, including Los Angeles. Therefore, if you... Read more »

First Drive: Redesigned for 2019, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class demonstrates that it only gets better with age

The history of the Mercedes-Benz CLS is a short one in terms of automotive years but nonetheless notable. For one thing, like it or not, the 4-door “coupe” has grown to become... Read more »