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2017 MAZDA CX-5 AWD LONG-TERM ARRIVAL

Sales usually taper off toward the end of a car’s life cycle. Vehicles tend to be outdone by newer and more updated competitors, or buyers will wait a few months for the inevitable successor. Not the CX-5.  It has been Mazda’s best-selling vehicle two years in a row (2015 and 2016), and December 2016 was its best-ever sales month. This could be attributed to the growing demand for SUVs and crossovers, but it could also be because the CX-5 is just a great car. Period. The last-gen model won our last Big…

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BMW’s 2018 R1200GS Adventure arriving in dealers now

The new-for-2018 incarnation of the R1200GS Adventure has arrived in dealers, bringing all the updates enjoyed by the 2017 R1200GS to conform to Euro4 regulations – and adding a whole host of optional extras to the Adventure’s repertoire, as well as new model variants such as the Rallye version. BMW barely sell any standard bikes, with owners almost unanimously choosing to slap the majority of the upgrade packs onto their purchase. The list is long, and includes several modifications that are as important for your riding pleasure as they are…

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2019 TOYOTA RAV4: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM TOYOTA’S NEXT BEST-SELLER

The redesigned 2018 Camry is having its moment in the spotlight, but there’s another Toyota waiting for its turn, ready to snag attention and the automaker’s overall sales title. The Camry has been Toyota’s best-selling vehicle for over a decade, but the RAV4 passed the sedan in sales for the first half of 2017, and the crossover could claim the sales title for 2017 and beyond. Considering the new 2018 Camry—a car we called a “brazen, bold effort” after driving it—we’re looking forward to what the automaker has planned for the upcoming,…

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HYUNDAI DECLARES WAR ON THE TRADITIONAL CAR SALESMAN

Everyone either has a car buying horror story or knows a dozen people who do. Even people who enjoy haggling don’t typically enjoy the car buying process as a whole. It takes too long, it’s too complicated, and there’s an ever-present fear the salesperson is taking advantage of you, even when they’re not. Hyundai has an idea to tackle all those problems. Research conducted by Hyundai found 90 percent of car buyers find the process “highly frustrating,” and you can bet at least some of that remaining 10 percent find it at least…

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BMW I VISION DYNAMICS CONCEPT FIRST LOOK

On the occasion of its 100th birthday last year the BMW brand showed off a wild concept called the Vision Next 100. This year that far-forward-looking show car with the fully enveloped wheels has morphed into the vastly more down-to-earth BMW i Vision Dynamics concept. The tires are visible, and the doors open normally, but being an i brand car, it still bristles with innovation. First of all, the propulsion is 100 percent electric. There’s no word yet on the battery chemistry, but BMW is promising a range of 373 miles, a top speed…

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2018 VOLVO XC60 T5 AND T6 FIRST TEST REVIEW

The 2018 Volvo XC60 carries on the Swedish brand’s breathtaking visual makeover under the direction of design chief Thomas Ingenlath. With crisp lines, beautifully restrained surfacing, and a dash-to-axle ratio that makes it look like there’s a longitudinal engine under the hood, this XC60 presents a more elegant exterior than the previous model. But a rising beltline, subtle haunches over the rear wheels, a more steeply raked windshield and backlight, lower nose, and a shorter wheelbase ensure the XC60 is still perceived as the sportier alternative to the larger XC90. As with…

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2018 HONDA ACCORD 1.5T VS. 2018 TOYOTA CAMRY 2.5 COMPARISON

All you hear these days is the same mantra: Crossovers are hot; sedans are dead. Every month, sedan sales are down while crossover and SUV sales are up. And although there has indeed been a marked shift in the transportation preferences of the American nuclear family, reports on the death of the sedan have been greatly exaggerated. Last year, more than 2 million midsize four-doors crossed the threshold of dealer showrooms with happy owners at the wheel. The Camry was Toyota’s best-selling vehicle last year, and the Accord was part of Honda’s…

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2018 AUDI Q5 2.0 FIRST TEST: WORTH THE WAIT

You might be surprised to learn that the midsize Q5 crossover is Audi’s best-selling vehicle—about five times better last year than the A5 from which it sprang, and easily outselling the A4, as well. Based on the same laudable MLB chassis that mounts the engine north/south (unique in this largely FWD-based segment that typically uses east/west), the 2018 Q5 comes standard with all-wheel drive and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It also grows in just about every dimension. Not seeing a major redesign since it was introduced in 2009, the more sharply…

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Six new electric cars coming for 2018 and 2019

Porsche Mission E concept electric car The next couple of years promise to be quite interesting for electric cars. A minimum of six new models are expected in that time period, all promising ranges of 200 miles or more—which until a few months ago had been the exclusive province of Tesla Motors. The list includes two affordable 200-mile electric cars: the second-generation Nissan Leaf, and the highly anticipated Tesla Model 3. It also includes the first production long-range battery-electric cars from Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz. Finally, the BMW i5 could…

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New 2018 Honda CR-V hybrid prototype previewed at Frankfurt

Honda’s CR-V hybrid prototype has featured at Frankfurt, showing styling clues set to feature on the European version of the new SUV Honda have previewed the CR-V hybrid prototype SUV at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which will launch in the UK at some point in 2018. We’ve already seen the new CR-V – the American market model was revealed in October last year – but the prototype that will take to the stage at Frankfurt is the first time the firm’s next Hyundai Tucson rival has been seen in Europe, and will boast a number of tweaks specifically…

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