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  • 2017-chrysler-300

    2017 Chrysler 300

    The Chrysler 300 is a unique champion of versatility, a large American rear-wheel-drive sedan that is quiet, comfortable, and well-built. It has a timeless style, so you can’t exactly say it...

  • 2017-regal

    2017 Buick Regal

    The Buick Regal, a charming and convincing midsize sports sedan, was introduced five years ago. Regal is available with all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, and an inexpensive 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or...

  • 2017-cascada

    2017 Buick Cascada

    The Buick Cascada has charming looks and a lot of standard equipment. It’s also heavy, slow, and stiff. Cascada is the first convertible from Buick since the 1991 Reatta. We drove...

  • 2017-x1

    2017 BMW X1

    The BMW X1 is a crossover that’s called a subcompact because it’s built on the Mini platform, but given its height, no one would think of it as being sub-compact. This...

  • 2017-lacrosse

    2017 Buick LaCrosse

    The Buick LaCrosse sedan gets a total redesign for 2017. The full-size front-wheel-drive sedan was a surprise hit when it was introduced two generations ago due to its handling and refinement....

  • 2017-mazda6

    2017 Mazda 6

    The front-wheel-drive Mazda6 might be the world’s most under-appreciated midsize sedan, a class dominated by Honda, Toyota and Ford with the Accord, Camry and Fusion. Sleek and evocative, the Mazda6 is...

  • 2017-a3

    2017 Audi A3

    With Volkswagen Golf roots, the Audi A3 competes with premium small sedans and hatchbacks, including the Acura ILX and the stylish new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. At a glance, it’s hard to tell...

  • 2017-cts

    2017 Cadillac CTS

    The 2017 Cadillac CTS midsize luxury sedan has been modified front and rear for the model year, touching up the grille and moving the vertically oriented LED headlights downward. The reworked...

  • 2017-m4

    2017 BMW M4

    The stylish BMW M4 is the two-door version of the M3 sedan and is based on the BMW 4 Series. It’s a grand tourer, not a sports car. There’s also an...

  • 2017-m3

    2017 BMW M3

    The problem borne by the BMW M3 is that it has to live up to its reputation, and given today’s requirements for new cars, it doesn’t have the visceral feeling that...

  • 2017-rangerover

    2017 Land Rover Range Rover

    Range Rover is the biggest member of the Land Rover family, the flagship for the brand, a luxurious sport-utility vehicle with a breadth of capability allowing it to excel in conditions...

  • 2017-f-type

    2017 Jaguar F-Type

    First, in case there is any doubt after three years, the two-seat Jaguar F-Type is a true-blue sports car. It might look a bit like the XK 2+2 that was Jaguar’s...

  • 2017-m2

    2017 BMW M2

    The BMW M2 is the type of M that enthusiasts expect from BMW; that is, it’s not so quick around the track that it compromises driver engagement. It’s arguably the closest...

  • 2017-fit

    2017 Honda Fit

    The five-door Honda Fit, last redesigned for 2015, is an exceptional hatchback, for its performance, packaging, cargo/interior capacity, looks, and fuel efficiency. Tall in height, short in length, the Fit is...

  • 2017-rrsport

    2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

    Land Rover’s offshoot of its traditional full-size Range Rover, the midsize Range Rover Sport, dates back to 2006. Redesigning for the 2014 model year reduced weight substantially, courtesy of a new...

  • 2017-gcherokee

    2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    The Jeep Grand Cherokee remains a benchmark, if a somewhat dated one, combining luxury with off-road capability. Last redesigned for 2011, the Grand Cherokee is in its fourth generation. New to...

  • 2017-accord

    2017 Honda Accord

    The Honda Accord competes at the top of the midsize sedan category, outsold only by the Toyota Camry, and this has been going on for almost as long as we can...

  • 2017-tlx

    2017 Acura TLX

    The Acura TLX was launched as a 2015 model, a near-luxury sedan that slots between the ILX and RLX. The TLX is high on technology and moderate on starting price. Nothing...

  • 17-q5-hero

    2017 Audi Q5

    The Audi Q5 has been around since the 2008 season, earning only a mild update for 2014. It’s an old-timer among five-passenger compact crossover SUVs. Changes for the 2017 Audi Q5...

  • 2017-charger

    2017 Dodge Charger

    The Dodge Charger rear-wheel-drive sedan is about the closest thing America has to an old-school muscle car, while now being comfortable and user friendly, with modern technology. For 2015, it was...

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