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Quick Spin: 2020 Subaru STi S209

As we look toward the next decade, the Subaru lineup is all grown up. The quirky cars of their past have given way to competitive, “right-sized” Foresters and Outbacks. Manual transmissions are out, CVTs are in. Yet the Subaru WRX STi endures, following the formula of its oldest brother, right down to the EJ25 engine. …

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2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Review: Towing, Off-Roading, and Daily Driving

Take a look online at the Ford F-150 model lineup and you’ll see seven different trim levels, starting with the basic XL. The Ford F-150 Raptor is positioned graphically as the ultimate F-150 variant, even though its base price is over $14,000 less than the F-150 Limited. With that positioning in mind, I took the …

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2013 Scion FR-S Street Drive: Miata Isn’t Always The Answer

For years, the Mazda Miata has been known as the perfect beginner car for high performance driving. It is front-engine, rear wheel drive, with three pedals and great chassis dynamics to boot. But what happens when you want all of those driving dynamics in an actual “usable” car? Enter the Scion FR-S.  At this point …

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“Tows Great, Less (Ful)Filling” – 2019 Toyota Sequoia Limited Towing Test

Take a look around and seven-passenger crossovers are seemingly everywhere. They offer comfortable rides, enough versatility, and are easy to drive and park. The one thing most crossovers cannot do – well – is tow a large trailer. Some may offer a tow capacity of 3,500 or 5,000 lbs, which works in the context of …

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2019 Toyota Tundra Platinum Review: Enclosed Trailer Towing

Go to any amateur track or race weekend and you’ll notice a sea of trucks, SUVs and trailers littered throughout the paddock. Racers, time trialers, and even some HPDE students want the support of a quality tow vehicle. While nearly any midsize-or-larger SUV or truck can tow an open trailer, the aerodynamics and generally higher …

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