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2018 Mazda6 Signature Review

Just as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are synchronous with “vanilla midsize sedan,” the Mazda6 has established a reputation for being the unique, athletic member of the midsize sedan segment. With that reputation, it comes as little surprise that Mazda has doubled-down on the attributes that yield it such a reputation with the 2019 copy.  While reputations in the…

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"That's a Camry? Wow."

[URISP id=16576] American’s clearly have a love affair with pickup trucks and SUVs these days, which is sort of unfortunate. Redesigned for the 2018 model year, the eight-generation Toyota Camry is the best one yet and handedly one of the best midsize sedans on the market, or at least what is left of the midsize sedan market.  Recent generations of…

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2019 Mazda CX-5: Mainstream, but not for Everyone

[URISP id=16367] Anytime anyone seeks a vehicle recommendation for a mainstream vehicle, a Mazda is almost always on my list. Generally speaking, their products are usually near the top of their respective segment and bring a level of style and uniqueness you just cannot find with price comparable brands. That said, Mazdas aren’t for everyone. I was at lunch one…

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2019 Cadillac XT4: Rogue Like its Hometown

In the 1930’s an overzealous mayor named Tom Pendergast allowed Kansas City to go rogue. In an era hallmarked by prohibition, liquor and jazz music filled the streets of this middle-America city to the point it became known as the “Paris of the Plains.” So it seems befitting that Kansas City serves as the hometown to the 2019 Cadillac XT4,…

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Mazda CX-9: The Anti-SUV People Mover

There’s a litany of options when it comes to three-row crossover SUV’s these days. Nearly all of them follow a similar formula: a boxy exterior design (to maximize interior space), an optional V-6 engine and all the options one could want. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, it may not be a broken formula, but Mazda has deviated…

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2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum Review

Look up ordinary in the dictionary and you’re likely to see a full-size crossover. They’re not usually sexy to look at or thrilling to drive by any stretch. Instead, they’re beacons of practicality, serving duty as conduits from schools to Costco in Suburbia. It’s an obligation the Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum is meticulously designed to accommodate. There’s several flavors of…

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2018 Lexus GS 300 F-Sport Review

[URISP id=15549] Through its F-Sport trim and its stunning coupe lineup, Lexus has undoubtedly been gnawing away at its more senior brand image. There’s no more-obvious example of this attempt at youth than a GS 300 F-Sport dressed in the brightest of blue hues, packing a flashy red interior. Despite its bold visuals, this F-Sport is more show than go.…

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First Drive: 2019 Ram 1500 Closes the Gap
2019 Ram 1500 First Drive

At the launch of the 2019 Ram 1500, FCA brass christened the new truck with a mission: overtake the Chevrolet Silverado. If RAM were ever to close the roughly 85,000-unit sales gap, the time may be now or never. In terms of product execution itself, however, the new Ram 1500 has already zeroed in on its target. The showdown descends…

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