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New Vehicle Reviews

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody: All About That Grip

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is reaching dealerships around the country and while some people online insist that the wider tires can’t make any real difference, more than a thousand miles in the gorgeous Octane Red Mopar muscle car above proves otherwise – as this car offers far better traction than the “normal” Hellcat Challenger.
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2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali Horse Show Review: The Big Diesel Barely Breaks a Sweat

The 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali might be a luxury pickup, but it is still capable of serving as a great work truck and to test the capabilities, I put the loaded ¾-ton pickup through the paces of a weekend-long horse show – allowing me to experience the plush GMC while hauling, towing and providing a comfortable ride home after long days at the show grounds.
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Lexus GX 460 SUV presents rare V8 powered mega SUV drive and ride experience

As V8 engine power become as rare as full benefit, long term, high paying jobs, Lexus holds out for yet another year with the 3-row body on frame Lexus GX 460, a rare V8 powered mega SUV drive and ride experience. Is there a place for this well refined beast on the streets of America?
2017 Elantra Limited

2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited Review: Year-End Pricing Makes for a Great Bargain

I recently spent a week behind the wheel of a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited and while it is a great choice for the money at its normal pricing, the current year-end discounts on 2017 models makes the Elantra Limited an incredible bargain – with prices dipping below $20,000 for this loaded package.
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2018 Honda Accord 'Bests' Sedan Segment in Comfort and Turbo Performance

Last week I got behind the wheel of Honda’s latest and greatest Accord advent, and drove it to triple digits. Epic! That’s an understatement. 2018 Honda Accord "bests" the midsize near-premium sedan segment in comfort and turbo performance, and much more. This is the best Accord ever produced.
2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible: The Greatest Base Mustang in the Making

I recently spent a week driving the 2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible with the manual transmission and having spent time driving lots of “base model” muscle cars/pony cars from Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge, I believe that this turbocharged 4-cylinder engine will help make the 2018 EcoBoost Mustang the greatest entry level American performance car.
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2017 Ford Flex Review: Great Driving Dynamics Meet Big SUV Space

Most people who are shopping for a new 7-passenger vehicle look to the minivan or large sport utility vehicle segments, but the 2017 Ford Flex provides an awesome alternative to either of those other options – providing greater driving dynamics and more fun-to-drive factor than other 7-passenger vehicles.
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2018 Acura TLX A-Spec takes ‘Precision Crafted Performance’ mainstream

For 2018 Acura engineering presents the TLX A-Spec trim package. It’s visually captivating, and brings more than a bit of hard edged attitude to an already exceptionally well constructed executive 4-door sedan. As to drive performance, I say mild, only because TLX A-Spec, in top trim claims a modest 290 horsepower with a price point approaching $46,000.
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Rumors of 2018 Odyssey Executive Rolling Office Option

Honda’s reinvented vacuum equipped minivan brings an exceptional blend of near intuitive vehicle command connectivity and measurable road performance to the ever evolving minivan vehicle segment. Yet there remains an option yet explored for 2018 Honda Odyssey, the Executive Rolling Office. We’ve heard a rumor or two.
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2018 Dodge Durango SRT 1st Drive: The Perfect High Performance Hellcat Hauler

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT offers more high performance ability than any other 3-row SUV in America, but more importantly, it will tow 8,700lbs – making it the perfect tow vehicle for a Hellcat Challenger or Charger owner who wants to tow their Mopar muscle car to the track with another high performance Mopar machine.
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2017 Genesis G90: Hyundai's Unapologetic Take on Ultimate Personal Luxury and Safety

Weighing in at close to 5,000 lbs, Hyundai's luxury division Genesis G90 is a reminder of how comfortable and accommodating a posh full size sedan drive and ride experience can be. But can a non-hybrid car this large, this posh, also be fuel efficient and sport-drive-competent?
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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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