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2017-2018 Kia Forte SX Hatchbacks Add Muscle to Lineup

Kia’s 2017 Forte SX 5 hatchback added muscle to the popular compact sedan’s portfolio with a turbo-charged engine and on-road performance to handle twisty turns and curves confidently. Only minor changes have been made to the 2018 edition. This means discounts and negotiating options are strong for the 2017 model, which held its own in […]

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Hyundai’s 2018 Santa Fe Cross-over Continues Popularity

It’s been five years since Hyundai’s Santa Fe SUV underwent a major makeover and that’s because its sales have increased every full year since. Improvements in gas mileage, safety features, voice recognition and styling tweaks have kept it one of Hyundai’s best-selling vehicles. However, for 2018 there are no significant changes. A major makeover is […]

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Lexus NX 200t Again Dominates Small Luxury SUV Sales

The Lexus NX 200 was launched in 2015 and is now the sales leader among luxury compact sport utility vehicles.  Nationally, the public has turned away from sedans to different sized SUVs and trucks, encouraged by the lower price of gasoline, a desire for larger and more versatile vehicles and an encouraging robust economy.  The […]

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2017 Lexus IS 300 Competitive Compact Sports Sedan

Launched only last year, the Lexus IS 300 compact luxury sedan was the automaker’s way to provide shoppers a choice between the less powerful turbo-charged IS 200t and the more powerful IS 350 – all performance boasting four-door sport sedans. A feisty, fun to drive, well-handling all-wheel (rear-wheel drive is available) drive with subdued good […]

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Hyundai Sonata Gets Upgrading for 2018

Hyundai Sonata sales slipped last year as buyers favored trucks and SUVs over sedans. In 2018, the Korean automaker hopes new front fascia, a powerful engine and transmission upgrade, suspension improvements and interior/exterior refreshing will make it more attractive in the highly competitive mid-size sedan marketplace. It has lower pricing in comparison to similarly equipped […]

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Subaru Upgrades Limited BRZ Sports Series for 2017

Subaru’s BRZ rear-wheel drive sports coupe has improved its status as a well handling, engine growling, unique-looking, fun- to-drive vehicle for 2017. With a marketing eye towards the racing enthusiast whose wallet isn’t fat enough for a high-priced muscle car, the BRZ added more panache to its DNA while staying under $30,000. The engine was […]

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2017 Ram Pickups Muscle Their Way to Success

Pick-up trucks remain the most popular type of vehicle sold this year with Dodge’s Ram gaining ground on Chevrolet’s Silverado with a potential to be the nation’s second best-selling pick-up in 2017. The Ford F-series remains number one. Ram’s surging sales represent a potential seismic shift in the truck pick-up market and mid-year, Silverado sales […]

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Toyota’s RAV4 Adds Standard Safety Features for 2017

With two decades of experience in developing driver safety aids, this year automotive giant Toyota added many of those features as standard for the 2017 RAV4, no longer requiring the purchase of options for improving security behind the wheel. New RAV4 owners will enjoy Toyota’s Safety Sense-P’s adaptive cruise control — a plus on long […]

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