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Bigger is Better in 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

By Ann M. Job | Aug 13, 2015

Bigger is better this year in Chevrolet's largest sport utility vehicle, the Suburban.The expansive, 19-foot-long vehicle was refreshed for its 80th year on the market, with more engine power, best-in-class fuel economy and more features.

Jaguar Brings Sexy and Sporty Back with Its 2016 F-Type

By Ann M. Job | Aug 12, 2015

Jaguar has made its sexy F-Type even sportier and more seductive for 2016, with a manual transmission, surprisingly precise electric steering and new standard equipment including a 770-watt sound system from British high-performance audio maker Meridian.

Newly Refined 2015 Ford F-150, Best on Gas and Hauling

By Ann M. Job | Aug 6, 2015

America's favorite truck, the Ford F-Series, was revamped from top to bottom for 2015, and the handsomely styled result shows how far pickups have come from their rough-riding and utilitarian past.

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Sips Fuel and is Affordable

By Ann M. Job | Jul 27, 2015

Those who don't like sports utility vehicles but who crave their space and versatility have a nice new alternative: the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.

Jaguar XJ Flagship is Distinctive Luxury Style

By Ann M. Job | Jul 20, 2015

Owners of the 2015 XJ and its long-wheelbase version, the XJL, won't have to worry about seeing many other new XJs in their country club parking lots. And they'll still have a stylish, large sedan that almost looks like a coupe.

2015 Kia Sedona Provides First-Class Lounge Seats, More Room

By Ann M. Job | Jul 1, 2015

Kia's new, first-class lounge seats might just be the way to make a minivan more appealing.

Mini Hardtop Adds 2 Doors, Keeps Tight Handling

By Ann M. Job | Jun 25, 2015

The Mini Cooper Hardtop has oodles of personality, go-kart handling and now, of all things, four doors and a big, color-changing "mood ring" on the dashboard.

Taller, Narrower European-Style Vans Arriving in US

By Ann M. Job | Jun 18, 2015

A touch of the Old World has come to American cities in the form of European-style vans that look like skinny, tall breadboxes.

Beyond the Reach

Beyond the Reach

By Michael Cox | Jun 17, 2015

"Beyond the Reach" should be a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat piece of pulp fiction. But an inept screenplay contributes to an idiotic and tedious adaptation, starring the Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6.

New Lexus Compact SUV Starts at Under $36K, Aimed at Young

By Ann M. Job | Jun 12, 2015

Finally, there's a Lexus sport utility vehicle that's priced under $40,000. The new-for-2015 Lexus NX is a compact crossover SUV, so it provides a car-like ride and is smaller than Lexus' top-selling RX 350 mid-size SUV.

Sierra All Terrain Does it all for Serious Truck Enthusiasts

By Ann M. Job | May 29, 2015

Trucks aren't bare-bones workhorses anymore and GMC's new Sierra HD All Terrain pickup proves it -- with standard fancy chrome wheels, leather-trimmed seats with accent stitching, standard four-wheel drive and technology that reads text messages to you.

Spark Electric Car's Price Sparks a Sales Run

By Ann M. Job | May 26, 2015

It took a price cut to generate a run on Chevrolet's 2015 Spark EV, with savvy car buyers realizing the lower price and federal electric vehicle tax credit can make for a super deal.

New Chevy Camaro Goes on Diet to Become Leaner

By Tom Krisher | May 20, 2015

The new 2-Liter turbocharged four-banger puts out 275 horsepower, more than many V8s from years ago. And titanium and aluminum help cut 200 to 300 pounds of lard from the hefty 2015 Camaro.

Acura MDX Surpassing German SUVs in US Sales

By Ann M. Job | May 18, 2015

More Americans are choosing Acura's MDX mid-size, luxury sport utility vehicle this year than the competing crossover SUVs from BMW, Mercedes and Audi.

Lexus Flagship: A Car or a Haven?

May 11, 2015

It's misleading to call the 2015 Lexus LS 460 a car, or even a luxury sedan. The quiet interior, silky smooth ride and roomy, upscale environment of this flagship Lexus make it more of a haven from the stresses of the day than an automobile.

Navigator is Distinctive, Big Luxury Ride

May 8, 2015

For a distinctive, luxury sport utility ride on a large scale, buyers need only to look to the 2015 Lincoln Navigator.

Subaru Goes Rear-Wheel Drive with Sporty 2015 BRZ Coupe

May 4, 2015

Subaru's all-wheel drive passion aside, the automaker crafts a fun, rear-wheel drive, sport coupe. The 2015 Surbaru BRZ is surprisingly affordable, too, with a starting retail price of less than $26,500.

New Trax is an Affordable SUV

Apr 27, 2015

Budget-conscious buyers don't have to settle for a used sport utility vehicle or a small sedan any more. A nimble, five-seat SUV - the 2015 Chevrolet Trax - is a new, commendable alternative, with a low starting retail price of $20,995.

Tesla Boosts Range, Power and Price of Low-End Model S

By Tom Krisher | Apr 21, 2015

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is going after mainstream luxury car buyers by adding all-wheel-drive and more range and power to the base version of its only model.

2015 GMC Canyon Grows Larger and Better

Apr 14, 2015

The GMC Canyon pickup truck is sizable, powerful, capable and attractively styled for 2015, but it's still smaller than a full-size, half-ton truck.

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