New Vehicle Reviews

This section will review cars, trucks, products and books related to the auto industry.
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Horse Show Review: Working the SRT SUV like a Pickup

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has long been one of the best performing SUVs in the US market, but to test the utility aspect of this high performance machine, I used the SRT Jeep in place of my half ton truck for a weekend horse show – and not surprisingly, the 475hp sport ute shines when being worked like a pickup.
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2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 Offers Exceptional Performance Without Turbocharging

For 2018, Toyota offers a very drive-dynamic non turbocharged 3.5 Liter V6 option for the reinvented Camry lineup, effectively countering the mainstream turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine revolution. Torque News experiences the top of the mark 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6, presenting an exceptional drive and ride experience without turbocharging.
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2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Revealed in Europe (Video)

I hold myself fortunate as one of the few journalist that’s experienced the third generation 2017 Honda Clarity FCV behind the wheel. Initially sold to select markets in Japan and California, Great Britain's “The Engine Room,” introduces the most dynamic fuel cell vehicle in the world to the U.K. and beyond.
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After driving 2017 Honda Civic Si, I'm not convinced I need a Type-R

We discovered a superior touring car detailed in Honda performance Civic Si trim. Horsepower and torque while formidable, is but a very small part of what 2017 Civic Si brings to the segment. Simply put,this is the best driving, high performance,Civic offered to date. I'm no longer convinced that I need or want a Type-R.
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2018 Honda Odyssey Designed for the Comfortable, Well Connected, Long Haul

Although 2018 Honda was purpose designed as an exceptionally safe, transformable kid hauler, I take a look at Honda’s latest and greatest with the mature eye of a “driver” whose kids are long grown. For me, I like 2018 Honda Odyssey for the comfortable, well connected long haul.
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2017 Range Rover Sport Autobiography: Equestrian Road Trip Review

I recently submitted the 2017 Range Rover Sport Autobiography to a unique equestrian test, including a long road trip to the United States’ most prominent horse show followed by a local horse show with my own horses – allowing me to experience the comfort of the luxury SUV on a long trip along with seeing just how well this supercharged machine will pull the 2-horse trailer.
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The Chrysler Pacifica Offers the Best Driving Dynamics in the Minivan Segment

The new Chrysler Pacifica offers all sorts of advantages over the competition when it comes to interior amenities, but more importantly for some buyers, the new Pacifica offers the best driving dynamics in the minivan segment – feeling more like a sedan than a 7-passenger people mover from behind the steering wheel.
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The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: A Hybrid that is Great in the Mud and Snow

If you are looking for a roomy, fuel-friendly hybrid that is great in serious snow, the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid might just be your best choice for the money – combining V6 power, electric-only driving capabilities and the ability to drive in any road condition including mud and deep snow.
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Driving the 2017 Kia Sportage EX AWD in Rural America

The 2017 Kia Sportage EX AWD is a great vehicle for daily driving on paved roads, but can this Korean compact SUV handle the rough dirt roads of rural America? I spent a week driving the new Sportage on my local unpaved roads to see how well – or how badly – the smallest Kia SUV performs on some of the worst public roads in the area.
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review: All-Terrain Luxury on a Budget

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk offers the greatest off-roading capabilities in the model lineup, a cabin loaded with premium features and room for five for under $50,000 – making it one of the best options on the market for someone shopping for a luxury SUV that can be taken off-road with confidence.
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2017 Land Rover Discovery First Drive: Softer Look, Same Incredible Capabilities

The all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery has a much sleeker, softer look than the boxy Discovery from the previous five generations, but this sportier look is achieved without diminishing any of the offroading capabilities which you would expect from a proper Land Rover.
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2017 Mazda 3 Sedan Grand Touring: Snow Tire Noise Kills Positive Drive Experience

It’s not unusual for a sub-premium compact sedan to run a bit noisy in the cabin. Such is the case with Mazda’s top-trim 3 series touring sedan. In the case of 2017 Mazda3, running Bridgestone Blizzak Winter Tires exponentially increased cabin noise.

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