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  • 2018 BMW 3 Series

    The BMW 3 Series is aging. Rivals such as the Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class are newer. The only thing new for 2018 for the 3 Series are some changed packages...

  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

    Some say the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio is Fiat Chrysler’s moment. Some say it’s do or die. If they can pull it off, to bring crossover SUV and sexy Italian together,...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

    The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV gets a moderate reworking, led by a fresh front-end appearance and more prominent bumpers. Slight aerodynamic touch-ups have been applied, to help smooth the body contours....

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA

    Introduced for the 2014 model year, the compact Mercedes-Benz CLA joined the larger CLS, which had given the brand a new, rebellious variety of passenger car. Dubbed four-door coupes, the CLS...

  • 2017 Nissan Leaf

    The Nissan Leaf is a five-door hatchback all-electric car, already something of an icon, having been around since 2011. Economy aside, it’s best boast is interior space, having the volume of...

  • 2018 Toyota Corolla

    With a history dating back nearly half a century, the Toyota Corolla has been almost synonymous with the term compact car. Little has changed on the sedan for the 2018 model...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

    The Volkswagen Atlas, launched as a 2018 model, is a midsize three-row crossover SUV aimed at families and can carry up to seven occupants. Volkswagen has moved into another vehicle category...

  • 2017 Lincoln MKZ

    The Lincoln MKZ is built on the Ford Fusion platform, but don’t hold that against it too much, as nowadays it’s not uncommon for a luxury car to be built on...

  • 2017 GMC Yukon

    The GMC Yukon is a full-size three-row SUV with V8 power, a step-brother of the Chevy Tahoe, as the Yukon has one significant genetic difference, an available bigger V8, as well...

  • 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

    After launching as a 2014 model, the  2017 Mitsubishi Mirage subcompact has fresh look and several added features. A four-door sedan, named Mirage G4, has joined the original hatchback. Appearance revisions...

  • 2017 Ram ProMaster City

    Ram ProMaster City is a transit van that competes with the Ford Transit Connect, Chevy City Express, and Nissan NV200. Transit vans are becoming popular because they are practical, versatile, affordable,...

  • 2017 Ford Transit Connect

    The Ford Transit Connect is like a minivan only cooler, if you have mountain bikes or motorcycles or kayaks or dogs and stuff. Or like a minivan, only who-would-want-a-truck? It’s not...

  • 2017 Kia Optima

    European-style design, topped by a coupe-like roofline, gives Kia’s midsize sedan a more distinctive appearance than most family sedans. Diverse powertrain possibilities boost its appeal. Redesigned for the 2016 model year,...

  • 2017 Kia K900

    The Kia K900 rear-wheel-drive sedan, launched for 2015, continues into the 2017 model year largely unchanged except for minor equipment revisions. The lineup has been narrowed to two trim levels: Premium...

  • 2017 Infiniti QX50

    The Infiniti QX50 is a rear-wheel-drive luxury crossover utility built on the chassis of the Q50 sports sedan. Unlike some competitors, it’s not designed to pamper. Instead the QX50 offers an...

  • 2017 Land Rover Discovery

    The Land Rover Discovery is all-new for 2017, supplanting the previous-generation LR4. In the relatively recent history of the British Land Rover company, the Discovery occupied a prominent, indeed iconic, position....

  • 2017 Nissan Murano

    The Nissan Murano is a front-wheel-drive crossover that fits between the Pathfinder and Armada, size-wise. Its radically swoopy styling stirs love-it-or-hate-it emotions, among automotive journalists as well as normal people. Some...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE

    As the 2016 model year began, Mercedes-Benz took its M-Class family SUV, modified the body and interior, and changed its model designation to GLE. Not only the name, but the new...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC

    One year ago, the rounded-edge Mercedes-Benz GLC midsize crossover SUV supplanted the previous, boxy GLK. For the 2017 model year, a Mercedes-AMG GLC43 model with twin-turbo V6 power, promising more intense...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS

    More than a decade ago, Mercedes-Benz explored the notion of a coupe with four doors instead of two, a sedan beneath a swooping, low roofline. Thus, the premium German automaker launched...

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