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Fourth-generation 2018 Kia Rio Becoming Popular

Kia’s Rio has been an international success but has suffered declining United States sales, even as small SUVs (Rios come in hatchback or sedan) have become increasingly popular domestically. However, the overhauled, new fourth-generation 2018 Kia Rio has seen a 33% jump in U.S. sales through April. The Rio SUV hatchback is now larger and […]

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2018 Toyota Corolla Continues Top Legacy

Toyota’s Camry was the best-selling sedan in the United States last year, edging out perennial rival Honda Accord, but the best selling Toyota is the Corolla with more than 43 million sales worldwide in 150 countries. The 2018 Corolla is smaller than the Camry but both are classified mid-size with the Corolla now in its […]

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2018 Lexus IS 300 Adds Horsepower, Features

The feisty, fun to drive, well-handling 2018 Lexus IS 300 adds five more horses to its V6 engine this year, a choice between all-wheel or rear wheel drive, and some former options have become standard. Once costing a couple hundred dollars or so a year depending upon services chosen, Lexus Enform Safety and Service are […]

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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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