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Going Rogue has a New Meaning

By Ann M. Job | Feb 11, 2015

Despite its name, there's nothing too rogue about Nissan's compact Rogue sport utility vehicle. In fact, the five-door, 2015 Rogue is an easy runabout, with good people- and cargo-hauling capability and a not-too-big and not-too-small overall size.

Volvo's S60 Gets More Power, plus Fuel Economy

By Ann M. Job | Feb 6, 2015

With new, more powerful turbo engines, the 2015.5 Volvo S60 is a distinctive, European premium sedan that's nimble, quick and has a surprisingly comfortable driver seat for 6-footers.

Chevrolet Polishes its Mid-Size Truck

By Ann M. Job | Jan 26, 2015

In a year where attention is focused on big, full-size pickup trucks, the revamped-for-2015 Chevrolet Colorado arrives as a fine, mid-size pickup that's arguably the first major redesign in the smaller truck segment in a decade.

Gay Car Geek :: 2015 Ford Mustang GT Coupe - Come 'n Play With Its Big Fat Stick

By Steve Siler | Jan 24, 2015

There is no car so loved as the Ford Mustang. And for 2015, just as the perennial pony car celebrated its 50th birthday, it has been redesigned and reengineered into the best damn pony car in history.

Gay Car Geek :: 2015 Nissan Juke - Curvy and Nervy

By Steve Siler | Jan 24, 2015

Just like your nephew that dresses up as Thor and believes it, this Napoleonic runabout thinks it's a freakin' GT-R, and I'm not about to tell it it's not.

Drop Your Top: Convertibles Poised to Make a Comeback

By Tom Krisher | Jan 15, 2015

Americans are ready to let their tops down and feel the wind blow through their hair.

Nissan Introduces New Titan Pickup with Diesel Engine

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 14, 2015

Over the last two years, all three of the nation's best-selling full-size pickups - the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 - have gotten big redesigns. Now it's the Nissan Titan's turn.

Believe It: 707 Horsepower Under the Hood

By Ann M. Job | Jan 2, 2015

Want some attention and excitement in the new year? Try the newest Dodge Challenger - the one with a 707-horsepower, supercharged Hemi V-8 under the hood.

VW Passat: Affordable Sedan with German Engineering

By Ann M. Job | Dec 31, 2014

Most consumers may figure they have to pay a premium to get German engineering, European road handling and a roomy interior in a family-size sedan. But Volkswagen's 2015 Passat is proving them wrong.

After 19 Years, Alfa Romeo is Back in US

By Ann M. Job | Dec 19, 2014

After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the sexy, fun-to-drive 2015 4C two seater.

Verano is a 'Hotspot' Kind of Car

By Ann M. Job | Dec 8, 2014

Buick's smallest car, the Verano sedan, is a rich-looking, pleasant-riding and surprisingly quiet compact with upscale features.

Sonata Evolves into More Sophisticated Car

By Ann M. Job | Nov 28, 2014

The Hyundai Sonata sedan, poised to set a new U.S. sales record this year, feels like a more premium car for 2015 and adds interior room, improved ride, more standard equipment and new, luxury-car features.

Gay Car Geek :: 2015 Audi R8 V10 Plus - Eight Is Enough, But 10 Is Better

By Steve Siler | Nov 16, 2014

Audi is sort of the golden boy of the LGBT crowd - ever dapper, always design-ey, with German car cache and just enough luxury. It's style with restraint, satisfaction without showiness.

Kia's 'Soulful' First Electric Car

By Ann M. Job | Nov 14, 2014

Finally, there is an all-electric car for people who thought they would never want one. The 2015 Kia Soul EV is a normal-looking Soul with a useful travel range of nearly 100 miles on a single charge, plus a stable ride and handling.

LaCrosse Rides Buick's High Reliability Rating

By Ann M. Job | Nov 10, 2014

The LaCrosse sedan's comfortable ride and attractive styling make it seem more expensive than it is. It offers two smart engine choices: A fuel-saving four cylinder with electric-assist for added zip and a strong V-6.

Big, Capable Luxury Defines GMC SUV

By Ann M. Job | Oct 31, 2014

The full-size, 2015 GMC Yukon Denali is a no-excuses sport utility vehicle that's both capable and pampering. The fuel-thirsty SUV - updated this year with more luxury features, a more powerful engine and new styling.

Mazda Roadster in Guinness World Records

By Ann M. Job | Oct 25, 2014

Driving the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like letting loose of heavy burdens. The smartly styled, 13-foot-long two-seater is so efficient in design, there's not a lot of room to carry extra baggage.

Top Gas Mileage Goes to Mitsubishi Mirage

By Ann M. Job | Oct 17, 2014

The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck.

Honda Fit Becomes Even More Intriguing Small Car

By Ann M. Job | Oct 10, 2014

Fans of Honda's innovative and spacious Fit hatchback will love what the car becomes for 2015 - quieter inside, more powerful and yet more fuel efficient, more refined in its ride, roomier and better equipped.

Lexus Compact Sedan Winning Buyers

By Ann M. Job | Oct 4, 2014

A showy exterior, V-6 power, nimble handling and the lowest starting price tag of any Lexus sedan are proving to be a winning formula for the Lexus IS compact sedan.

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