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2022 Audi S5 Sportback Turbo Blue

2022 Audi S5 Sportback Review: The Not-Sedan Hot Sedan

In 2004, Mercedes-Benz introduced the CLS-Class. It was, in effect, a swoopier and ‘sportier’ variant of their midsize E-Class sedan, with more rakish looks and a bit less practicality as a result. Every German automaker soon followed, creating “four door coupes” that obliterated all sense of the word “coupe” and its meaning. But where some …

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2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing blue

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Review: Making Our Spring Trackcross Weekend Even More Special

Being able to sample handfuls of new cars is fun on its own, but the real joy in this now-weekly exercise is, for me, being able to share them with others. Some cars are more special than others for whatever reason – and when the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing was added to my review schedule, I …

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2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT white

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Review: Following the GT Formula and Testing BlueCruise

I had a few friends in high school with 2001-or-so Ford Mustangs. Some had the V6, others were Mustang GTs with Ford’s 4.6 liter V8. The Mustang GTs were faster – with 37 percent more horsepower – but otherwise only had mild upgrades over a “regular” Mustang V6. You had to pick a Mustang Mach 1 or …

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2023 Range Rover Sport

2023 Range Rover Sport First Look: Updated Design With a Sophisticated New (German) V8 Heart

Since its debut in 2006 the Range Rover Sport has quickly become known as Land Rover’s superbly handsome and more street focused SUV. While there’s no doubting it has off-road capabilities well beyond what is required for the Suburbia Grand Prix, most Range Rover owners won’t climb steps any steeper than the curbs at the …

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2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

2023 Kia Sportage First Drive: Off-Road X-Pro or On-Road Hybrid? We Try Both.

Kia’s Sportage is no stranger to off-roading. In its early days, the first-generation body-on-frame nugget of an SUV was the first to complete both the Baja 1000 and Paris-Dakar Rally. As Americans’ tastes have shifted, body on frame SUVs have so shifted to crossovers that have naturally become a bit softer and more on-road focused. …

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2022 Lexus IS 500

2022 Lexus IS 500 Review: Imperfect Perfection is Part of The Charm

Toyota’s been on a roll lately. After president Akio Toyoda declared “no more boring cars” in 2017, we’ve seen a good number of hot, fun, and interesting vehicles roll in to showrooms. Not content to watch from the sidelines, Lexus has thrown their hat in the ring with the 2022 Lexus IS 500. It’s not …

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2022 Mini Cooper S

2022 Mini Cooper S 6-Speed Review: Campy, Quirky, Endearing – but It’ll Cost You

“Jackson and I were talking on the way here and we have a question for you,” my friend Jake said. We were at an impromptu Saturday night gathering, one to which I’d driven the 2022 Mini Cooper S I was reviewing that week. “Which automaker is the campiest brand on sale in the United States …

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2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid

2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Review: 54% More MPG with No Downsides

I can hear it already. “We’re here for enthusiast cars, what’s up with two hybrid crossovers in a row?” The reality of it is that selling bland appliances allows low-volume fun stuff to exist, and thus it’s in everyone’s best interest that the driving appliances of the world are as good as they can be. …

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