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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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Popular 2017 Ford Escape SUV Setting Sales Records

The increasingly popular Ford Escape had its best sales totals last year and for 2017 has made style tweaks, added a new base 1.5-liter engine and boosted the pep in the formerly reticent 2.0-liter turbo-charged four-cylinder engine so it now jumps forward with only a slight nudge on the gas pedal.  We test-drove the middle […]

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2017 VW Passat Sel Premium Survies SEL

Volkswagen has discontinued the SEL Passat but has retained the SEL Premium trim for 2017 with a suite of standard driver safety aids, nicely outfitted interior and a responsive direct-injection 3.6-liter engine. (There is also a 1.8-liter turbo-charged four-cylinder). After disappointing sales for several years, the front-wheel drive Passat has been gaining year over year […]

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Volvo Launches Semi-Autonomous S90 Sedan for 2017

Volvo touts its all-new S90 premium mid-size sedan as the first vehicle marketed in the U.S. with standard semi-autonomous driving technology — options not needed.  Replacing the S80 in the Volvo line-up, the S90 is a beautifully designed vehicle and a top contender in any beauty contest with similarly equipped and more costly German made […]

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Hyundai Boosts Muscle for 2017 Elantra Sport Edition

The Elantra compact sedan has been Hyundai’s best-selling vehicle in the past but before this year’s 2017 Sport edition, a lack of engine muscle has always been a sore point with many buyers. The entire Elantra line-up has been redesigned for 2017 and the Sport is now armed with a 1.6-liter turbo-charged engine that can […]

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Kia Adds More Powerful Engine to 2017 Kia Soul

Kia has previously described its boxy Kia Soul small station wagon an “urban passenger vehicle.” Now comes the reasonably priced 2017 Kia Soul ! (meaning Exclaim) equipped with a more powerful engine making it a comfortable long-distance interstate traveler with decent acceleration. Improvements make Exclaim best of the Soul breed with excellent gas mileage, a […]

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