This section will review cars, trucks, products and books related to the auto industry.

New Vehicle Reviews

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2015 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Review: Loving America's Clean Diesel

I recently had a chance to spend a week driving the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel and while the American car-buying public is hesitant to accept diesel engine technology, I can say without any doubt that this is the best engine option for the Chevy Cruze – both in terms of driving dynamics and fuel economy.
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2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Review: A Small Engine Worth the Hype

There are plenty of people in the automotive world who have criticized the decision to offer the 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder in the 2015 Ford Mustang but having had the chance to spend a week driving the new pony car with the tiny engine, I can safely say that no one should judge this car without first driving it – as this fuel-friendly engine is worth every bit of the hype.
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The 2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum: Premium Luxury, Muscle Car Spirit

I recently had a chance to spend a week driving the 2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum and in my opinion, this is the most underrated luxury sedan sold in America – with a stunning interior, Hemi power and a price around $45,000 when very well appointed making it more powerful, less expensive and just as swanky as the high priced European competitors.

Putting the 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD All-Terrain to Work

While the package name All-Terrain might lead some to believe that this is an unstoppable heavy duty pickup that will conquer any trail, the truth is that the 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD All-Terrain is more of a luxury trimline that can still do every bit as much work as any other truck in the company lineup – including handling muddy trails as well as almost any heavy duty truck in the segment.
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5 Reasons Why the 4-Cylinder Toyota Camry is America's Bestselling Car

I recently spent a week behind the wheel of a 2015 Toyota Camry with the base model 4-cylinder engine and in doing so, I was able to understand very clearly why this is the bestselling car and engine option in the US market – with the following 5 reasons explaining what makes this car so popular.
2015 Lexus RC F

How the Lexus RC F Compares to the American Muscle Cars

I recently had a chance to spend 8 days behind the wheel of the sleek, swift and luxurious Lexus RC F shortly after driving the new 2015 Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, so rather than another basic drive review of the new Lexus sports coupe – today I look at how the RC F sizes up the American muscle cars.
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2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid presents electrifying performance

Electrifying! To impress greatly; thrill. "an electrifying performance" Synonyms: excite, thrill, stimulate, arouse, rouse, inspire, stir (up), exhilarate, intoxicate, galvanize, move, fire (with enthusiasm), fire someone's imagination, invigorate, animate. When weighing RLX Sport Hybrid against the competition, forget everything you think you know when it comes to hybrid performance.
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5 Reasons Why the Hyundai Genesis 5.0L Package is Worth Every Cent

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan is a beautiful machine worthy of the “luxury car” label in its most basic form, but for those prospective Genesis buyers who demand more modern technology, more standard features, improved driving dynamics and gobs more power – the 5.0L trim for the Genesis sedan is worth every single cent over the base model price.

2.7L EcoBoost Makes the 2015 Ford Edge Sport More Exciting Than Ever

The new 2.7L EcoBoost was originally introduced for the 2015 Ford F150 pickup, but when it was added to the new Ford Edge lineup as the standard engine in the Sport package, this fuel-friendly made the 2015 Edge Sport the most engaging midsized SUV Ford has offered – combining a long list of standard and available features with a powerful, efficient engine.
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Learning to Love Electric: A Review of the 2015 Kia Soul EV

I recently had a chance to spend a week driving the 2015 Kia Soul EV and while I have had a variety of other electric drive vehicles with gasoline range extending engines, this was my first extended test time in a true EV – during which I learned the many upsides and the sole downside to daily driving a pure electric vehicle.
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One Ride in the GT350R Mustang Proves Its Place Among Supercars

The 2015 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang has been heavily hyped since first being introduced earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, but having had my first chance to go for a high speed ride in the most track capable Mustang ever – I can say without question that this new Shelby is every bit as good as Ford has led us to believe.
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4 Reasons Why the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Leads in Bang for the Buck

The 2015 Dodge Charger R/T has kind of gotten lost in the shuffle with the media interest in the new Scat Pack and Hellcat trimlines, but the Charger R/T is an amazing package with a low price, very solid performance capabilities and all of the interior comforts to make for a great daily driver whether you are a young and single or a family man with two kids.
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2 Tough Tests for the 2015 F150 2.7L EcoBoost

I recently had a chance to spend a week driving the 2015 Ford F150 XLT with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine and while enjoying the segment-leading fuel economy, I was also able to put this tiny economy engine through the same hard-working tests as every other new truck – and the new super-efficient EcoBoost engine never failed to impress me.

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