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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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2022 Lexus UX 250h

2022 Lexus UX 250h Review: Lexus’ Smallest ‘SUV’ Brings the Funk, Albeit Slowly

Go to the Lexus website and you’ll see headings for each category of vehicle they sell. Sedans. Coupes. SUVs. Simple enough, right? Hover over “SUVs” and you’ll see what initially appears to be Lexus’ entry in the subcompact crossover segment, the 2022 Lexus UX 250h. Subcompact crossovers have managed to become the New Hot Thing …

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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review: More Grand Wagoneer Than the Grand Wagoneer

“Good luck, and don’t. ***. it. up.” RuPaul Charles There are two vehicles in the Stellantis family that the company simply cannot screw up. Stellantis, the conglomerate that owns Dodge, Chrysler, Ram, and Jeep – among others – owns the ongoing development of the Chrysler minivan and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Both vehicles more or less …

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2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Premium Plus Review: Upscale Hatchback or Premium Crossover? Or Both?

As the “crossover craze” continues, the lines between a crossover and hatchback from an enthusiast point of view are becoming more blurred. Manufacturers may want to stick to the crossover name, but the reality is many of these crossovers are dimensionally not far off from some beloved hot hatches of the past. High-end manufacturers like …

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Writer Victoria Scott with 2022 Aston Martin Vantage

Finding Another Vantage Point: Coming Into My Own as a Woman in Automotive

No one ahead, and the road just opened up to two lanes for the passing zone. Before me I have a wide, smooth hairpin that opens into a few S curves carved into the side of a mountain overlooking the entire city of Palm Springs, and by good fortune, I’m sitting in the driver’s seat …

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2022 Genesis G70 3.3T RWD

2022 Genesis G70 Review: Step Aside, Badge Snobs… This Is ‘Old 3-Series’ Good

Genesis is an interesting brand, leaning more toward sport or luxury depending on the model in question. While they do a great job of building well-equipped, decadent vehicles, their smallest sedan of three is also their most fun. The 2022 Genesis G70 is not a new car, with minimal changes for the new year to …

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2021 Hyundai Elantra N-Line 6MT

2021 Hyundai Elantra N-Line 6-Speed Review: Move Over, Civic Si?

Honda’s Civic Si has been a perennial favorite of enthusiasts who don’t need something luxurious to have a good time. Buyers like the affordable economy car that mixes a potent engine, manual transmission, and other hardware upgrades over a “regular” Civic to make it a bit more fun without punishing the driver day to day. …

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