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  • 2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate

    "Would I buy an Equus against comparative hardware made by Lexus, Acura, Infiniti or Mercedes-Benz? I’m not sure I can answer that, but the fact that the Equus is even in that discussion speaks volumes." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT

    "Looking for an affordable, American-made midsize sedan stuffed with much more than you’d expect from a car priced in the 20s? This ’Bu might be for you." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

    2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    "Overall, the Silverado remains a solid “A” grade pickup, with all the tools needed for the road, the job site or the ranch/farm. Thanks to GM for not messing up a very good thing." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL

    "The Passat might not have enough flash for some folks, but it has so much of everything else that people look for in a passenger car that you walk away asking, 'Who really needs flash, anyway?'" (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Fiat 500L

    "So, if you’ve been wanting a Fiat that has more than a major cute factor going for it, this 500L Lounge is likely worth a serious look. This vehicle is right out of the Mini Cooper playbook – a beefier version of the basic ride." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited

    "Be advised that the tested Highlander will probably challenge the household budgets of most shoppers looking for basic SUV convenience. On the other hand, if you’ve been pondering loaded SUVs priced in the $50,000s and $60,000s and want something just as good for a fraction of that cost, consider reconfiguring your nav system to find the most direct route to the nearest Toyota dealership." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Ford Focus Titanium

    "Ford has been very clever in the perk-heavy, good fuel mileage, affordable passenger car niche, and the Ford Focus is Exhibit A in that department." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Acura RLX

    2014 Acura RLX

    "When an all-new 2014 Acura RLX sedan showed up looking like a freeway-tooled version of a stealth fighter jet, I'm happy to tell you that my pulse picked up big-time." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES

    "Mitsubishi has engineered this car to be an affordable transporter within reach of young motorists, and those who just want a reliable, seriously fuelish second ride that can do the chores that the household's big SUV or sedan do while burning up buckets full of gas." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Kia Forte

    "Personally, I’m always skeptical of highly publicized “all-new” versions of car models that have been on the market for some time. You’re either underwhelmed or disappointed amid myriad changes. Not so, this third-generation Forte." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Acura MDX

    2014 Acura MDX

    "Bottom line: The revamped MDX stands particularly tall in a luxury SUV segment that offers well-heeled buyers so much in so many packages. For those fortunate enough to afford the fare, the MDX belongs on your test drive list." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Toyota Tundra 4X2 CrewMax Limited

    "With so much competition in the pickup segment, and so many variations to choose from, it’s a brutal environment in which to gain public attention. The various automakers are throwing everything and the kitchen sink into these broad-shouldered pickups. Does the new-gen Tundra stack up with the current competition? From my seat, a no-brainer yes." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Scion tC

    "I know it’s easy to talk Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla when you’re pondering a first new car for your kids, but this Scion tC needs to be on that test-drive list as well. It stacks up quite well against the venerable competition, in every category." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Nissan Versa Note

    2014 Nissan Versa Note

    "But calling the 2014 Nissan Versa Note an entry-level vehicle doesn’t really cover it. Entry-level warrior is more like it. Exceedingly popular. Liberally appointed. Decidedly affordable. And, oh yes, all-new for the 2014 model year." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2014 Infiniti QX70

    "This is a highway cruiser that makes a 100-mile jaunt seem like a springtime skip in the park. You don’t want to get out of the vehicle after a mere 100 miles. A 300-mile cruise with sweetly amplified music, comfortable seating and rock-solid handling is actually something to look forward to in this QX70." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

    "Hate to call this a compromise car, but I mean that in a good way. Maybe you’re looking for a nicely appointed sedan for $35,000 or more, but if that was my money to spend, I’d compromise and take the Altima for a serious test drive. You might find that your compromise was really the only logical choice from the beginning." (AutoGlo)
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  • 2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ

    "This latest Impala will do little to damage its status as America’s standard-bearer amid a sea of monster-selling, foreign-made passenger cars. Impala has been the nation’s top-selling full-size sedan since 2004 and periodically challenged the Camry-Civic-Corolla-Accord powerhouses for the overall top-seller spot in some populous states during that time." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013-14 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT

    "Overall, this is a grade-A vehicle all the way, perfectly placed in the practical-size luxury SUV segment. If money is not necessarily a concern, you can shorten your list of crossover SUV test drives to this venerable Lexus model." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013-14 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

    "I had the sense driving the Avalon Hybrid that, if economics could be thrown out the window, every household in the United States should have this car for its everyday use – a fuel-saving, super-safe and comfortable transporter of kids, cargo and friends." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Chrysler 200 Limited

    "This 200 is worth your time as well. Look it over, and I bet you’ll be impressed by its sporty Euro exterior and sweetly laid-out interior. But most of all, drive it .... Chrysler’s 200 might not be getting the same attention its competitors receive, and that’s a shame. This ride is a player in a crowded field." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Honda Crosstour

    2013 Honda Crosstour

    "On the fly, the comparatively high-riding Crosstour is nothing like an SUV. It’s a nicely performing sedan all the way, with more than enough power provided by a 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 278 horsepower." (AutoGlo)
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  • 2014 Toyota Corolla L sedan

    "This Corolla looks like a strong candidate as a backup worker in a two-car household. Take the Caddy to the country club if you’re that fortunate, but let the Corolla make the milk runs. Bottom line: This 11th-generation model looks, and feels, very good for its age." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Toyota RAV4

    "The RAV4 is a dream to drive. It’s instantly responsive, quiet and darn-near a small sports car performer when its dodging through heavy traffic." (AutoGlo)
  • 2014 Kia Cadenza

    "This full-size sedan is downright luxurious, loaded with pleasing comfort/convenience features. From its jewel-like headlights to its nicely sculpted back end, the Cadenza is a head-turning bit of classy artwork." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0

    "With a 3-liter V-6 churning out 224 horsepower, performance was not a problem. Ditto city driving, hill climbing and every-man-for-himself freeway commutes. The six-cylinder power plant has nearly 60 more horsepower than the down-one-step four-cylinder job, and I was glad for it. Fuel mileage suffered only slightly at 20 miles per gallon in the city and 28 mpg on the highway." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

    "Overall, the Santa Fe maintains the charms that have prompted me to recommend it to prospective SUV buyers for years. Lots of goodies for the right price." ()
  • 2013 Honda Civic EX-L Sedan

    2013 Honda Civic EX-L Sedan

    "All said, I’d still put the Civic on your top-five list of starter cars and young family transporters. Ditto a reliable second car for rolling around town while the daily commuter is in the garage on weekends." (AutoGlo)
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  • 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive35is

    "I tried to ignore the other numbers, like a bottom line of nearly $70,000 on the sticker and so-so fuel mileage ratings of 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. This is an open-road performance car, so it’s OK to purge all feelings of price and fuel-consumption guilt and just enjoy the ride. " (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

    "And there’s this: a starting price of $62,575 on the Touareg Hybrid. That’s a significantly hefty sticker and translates to: You’d better make sure you absolutely want and love this SUV before you sign the check in the dealer’s finance office." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

    "This S60 is made for a certain customer … which is to say one with a six-figure income who loves both safety features and horsepower highs." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Nissan Sentra SL

    "For me, driving the top-of-the-seven-trim-line Sentra SL, all this meant a surprisingly peppy and agile car that young families would likely be happy to have. And keep in mind that my top-tier Sentra had a starting price of only $19,760." (AutoGlo)
    Bruce Benedict
  • 2014 Mazda6 i

    "The past design of the Mazda6 did little to turn my head, but the tweaks on this new arrival got my attention. Pronounced fenders, big mouth street-racer grille, eagle-eye-shaped headlamps and a decidedly spread-out look at the four wheels that all but screamed midsize sportiness." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 BMW 328i

    "Sure, there are affordable midize niches, loaded compacts and perks-laden luxury cars, but the 3 Series is a player in a segment that bespeaks the ideal: relatively affordable, yet luxurious; performance-heavy; brilliantly engineered; safe and a just-the-right-size car." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Hyundai Sonata PZEV sedan

    "Hyundai has won a lot of converts this way, and frankly, I’m amazed that so many people still opt for other automaker’s offerings when Hyundai offers a much more feature-loaded equivalent of the same car for a substantially lower price." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2014 Mazda CX-5

    "I realize there are folks out there with young families and lots of gear, and the CX-9 is likely going to be your cup of tea. But for me, the CX-5 is a spot-on choice for a driver that likes good ride height, the ability to carry a good number of folks and passengers every now and then and an easy-handling SUV that makes a daylong road trip seem not all that tiring." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Honda Pilot

    "The Pilot is sort of the antithesis of what Honda is right now, a champion builder of fuelish, smallish cars. But the Honda folks also recognize that demand for a beefy SUV still exists, the better to serve large families rolling on frequent road trips and kids’ athletic teams needing to transport equipment and future all-stars." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T

    "Cadillac has done so much on the techno end that it’s easy to lose track that the most enjoyable things about the ATS are robust performance, excellent handling, stop-on-a-dime braking and rock-solid slalom capabilities." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2014 Kia Sorento SX

    "It’s sleeker, more attractive, better handling, smoother and a bit stronger than its predecessor. That’s pretty much what you want in an upgrade, right?" (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Lexus GS 450h

    "It’s hard to imagine a better car for taking a long trip. You have all the interior luxuries, performance as needed and plentiful comfort. And again, with its fuelish ways, even a cross-country adventure won’t crush your wallet." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Lexus LS 460

    "For all its power and luxury, the exterior look is actually pretty understated. It’s elegant enough, with just dash of sportiness, but you don’t see needless wings and sharp-angle cuts on the car, which is fine with me. The car makes plenty of statements on its own, sans frills." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi

    "I found the C-MAX Energi to be a pretty deep-in-the-seats home run, given its technology, comfort and performance. That’s pretty good, considering I went in expecting two-base hit, at best, from a brand-new U.S. offering." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 BMW X5

    "OK, this X5 is definitely in the high-end category, ideal for individuals whose annual stock dividends would pay for all the services in a typical American county. So if you are in that prosperous group, wedge this X5 in somewhere amid your planned test drives of the Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover offerings." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Toyota Venza

    "Here’s the thing: This newly restyled Venza absolutely convinces as an SUV when viewed in profile. And it’s a sweet-handling sedan in virtually every other aspect. Even in profile, the roofline is low enough to make you think this is a passenger sedan with a liftback tail. Certainly a crossover, in anybody’s book." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Honda Accord EX

    "The Accord is as good as it has ever been. Honda dealers, better figure on selling a few more zillion of ’em." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Toyota Avalon

    "The Toyota Avalon is a luxury laden Lexus sedan wearing Toyota badging. My tester proved the point to the max: the 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited is the cream of four trim levels." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

    "It’s the do-or-die rule of auto making: If you’re going to make something new, make it eye-catching. And wow, that was the case with this XV Crosstrek, with Impreza hatchback DNA and stepping in for the Subaru Outback Sport." (AutoGlo)

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  • Mazda CX-9

    "As I said, driving the CX-9 was an entirely comfortable experience, and frankly, the 3.7-liter V-6 with 273 horsepower performed at a level higher than those numbers would indicate. Best of all, the CX-9 had about zero body sway on sharp corners taken at high speed." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye

    "Here’s my advice: Go take a look at this car, even if you don’t plan to buy one. You’ll like what you see. Yes, the Dart had a truckload of pre-release hype. But in this case, the car lives up to the publicity." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE

    2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE

    "For now, consider this Outlander Sport an attractive, functional, albeit a bit horsepower-challenged cargo/carbon-based life form carrier that’s within the range of most budgets. And the warranties provide serious backup to the as-is package." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Acura RDX SUV

    "Frankly, I found zero to complain about in my week with the vehicle. It’s a vast improvement over the RDX introduced to the world in 2007." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Ford Fusion

    2013 Ford Fusion SE

    "Looking for an affordable, loaded, new sedan with a gutsy engine and good gas mileage? Sound like a good first car for the kids? Think Fusion." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SEL

    "The current-generation Jetta is so much more substantial than the old-school models that it’s almost a crime of deception that the current version carries the same nameplate." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Turbo

    "The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Turbo (60s Edition) was the best Beetle I’ve ever driven, and let me tell you, I have driven quite a few VW Beetles over the years." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD sedan

    "I recently had a week behind the wheel of a 2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD sedan, and here’s my take: aerodynamically stylish, perfect fit-and-finish, stout off the line and on the fly, absolutely loaded with comfort/tech features, safety features deserving of the highest honors, bank vault-quiet, smooth and seemingly respected by neighbors and fellow motorists alike." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Scion FR-S

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  • 2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4X4

    "Given what’s coming next year, I’d absolutely understand a buyer putting the Patriot on a list for basic transportation to handle SUV chores that include hauling kids, sports equipment and all manner of gear. And I’m guessing that Jeep dealers will be more than willing to haggle on the base price of the 2013 model ($22,880 on the tester) as this year goes on." (AutoGlo)
  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In

    "For those who seriously want to stretch the gas money, this Prius Plug-In is going to be your cup of Texas tea." (AutoGlo)
    David Dewhurst
  • 2013 Ford Escape SE FWD

    "This Escape is definitely a little brother to the Explorer. But if your budget and cargo-toting needs are less than demanding, consider the revamped Escape a prospective occupant of your driveway." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD

    "So, if you have a need for a big SUV to transport a lot of kids and cargo, this Explorer will do you right." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe SE

    "I don’t know if it was the two doors or something else, but folks kept running up to the stopped car and asking me what it was … and where could they get one. I’m no marketing expert, but I take this trend as a positive sign if I’m laboring for Hyundai." (AutoGlo)

    “Like its sibling, the Elantra hatchback, the Elantra Coupe could use a little more power. But with its stylish exterior, well-appointed interior, driving comfort, good overall visibility, superior gas mileage and indusrtry-best warranty, it would be difficult to find a better value in a coupe.” (The Weekly Driver)

  • 2013 Ford Mustang GT

    2013 Ford Mustang GT

    Overall, this latest version of the Mustang GT continues to rock. (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Mazda CX-5

    "Mazda’s all-new 2013 CX-5, a sensibly-sized, five-passenger sport-utility vehicle, seems to be a nice fit for the middle-class family looking for people- and cargo-carrying room for a price that won’t break the bank." (AutoGlo)

    "Those not looking for sizzling acceleration should consider the CX-5. It provides a good blend of sporty styling, comfort, carlike handling and solid fuel economy." (The Weekly Driver)

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  • 2012 Fiat 500c Lounge Cabrio

    "This Fiat was a fantastic city performer, capable of zippy sprints and agile moves in tight parking spaces. On the highway, while it locks in nicely at 70 miles per hour on the cruise control, you really have to keep your foot in it to maintain that speed without the cruise." (AutoGlo)

    "Strictly based on sheer fun, the Fiat 500c won me over easily. If all those other considerations like price, efficiency, practicality, etc., are added to the equation, the Fiat slips a few notches. But why bother with all those nuances when you’re having so much fun?" (The Weekly Driver),p> CNET Video Review

  • 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE all-electric vehicle

    "If you live in the city and are, say, 10 to 20 blocks from where you work, this is the ideal urban vehicle to beat the gas price punch. And yes, the same applies if your workplace is near your rural/suburban home." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

    "If you’re searching for practical-size, affordable, gas-sipping transportation with modern perks, put this one on your test-drive list." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Acura ILX sedan

    "Acura calls it the brand’s new 'gateway' car, which is auto industry-speak for 'you might want to try this one first because it’s a practical and relatively affordable ride in our luxury-heavy lineup.' The bottom line is, yes, I’d agree with all that." (AutoGlo)

    "The ILX is Acura’s smallest and least expensive model. But the description doesn’t fit the car. The ILX has a lot to offer, including strong acceleration and overall power and a smooth, steady ride. For many manufacturers, the ILX just wouldn’t be considered an entry-level vehicle. That speaks well for the car and the manufacturer." (The Weekly Driver)

  • 2012 Chrysler 300

    2012 Chrysler 300S

    "Even in basic trim, the 300 is fairly loaded. Interior comfort and quiet is admirable. There’s plenty of room for three normal- to large-size adults in the back seats. The trunk yawns open wide for a double-stack of luggage." (AutoGlo)
    Webb Bland
  • 2013 Infiniti JX

    2013 Infiniti JX35

    "It’s a very worthy entry in the luxury SUV segment, and if you have that kind of money to spend on that class of vehicle, it should be on your test-drive list." (AutoGlo)
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  • 2013 Ford Flex

    2013 Ford Flex SEL AWD SUV

    "Let me say that the Flex is an outstanding vehicle for a target audience of large families, heavy cargo carriers and folks who regularly head out on the open road for long recreational trips." (AutoGlo)
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  • 2012 Scion iQ

    "Given everything, the car has its charms. Five days in, I confess that I was liking this ride. And when it came time to turn it over, I was unhappy. Good things in small packages? I say yes." (AutoGlo)

    "If you're named iQ, it's not a good thing in automotive industry if you're also nicknamed 'Lack of iQ' Certainly that's not the case with the new Scion. However strange it may sound, because of its efficient use of space and steadiness on the freeway, among other qualities, the iQ is the best 94 horsepower car money can buy." (The Weekly Driver)

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  • 2012 Toyota Prius C

    "Having had a deep drink of contemporary Prius hardware this year, I can tell you that the pioneer is as admirable as ever. And if this sounds like an appreciation, well, you’re right on the money." (AutoGlo)

    "Toyota Prius c, 2012: At less than $20,000 and 53 mpg, it’s all the rage." (The Weekly Driver)

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  • 2013 Acura RDX

    2013 Acura RDX AWD

    "You want luxury, performance and safety in an SUV for a reasonable price? You probably want the latest RDX." (AutoGlo)

    "Many sport utility vehicles seem the same today. But the new Acura RDX has its own traits, most notably, it's quick, comfortable and well designed. That adds up to an SUV that stands out in a traffic jam or anywhere else." (The Weekly Driver)

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  • 2012 Hyundai Azera

    "When it rolled out at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2011, the extensively reworked Azera drew much-deserved oohs and ahhs from the usually jaded auto press corps. Jaded or not, they knew a good thing when they saw it." (AutoGlo)

    "The old Hyundai Azera sedan was solid, although bland. But with swoopy new styling, more power and lots of features, the redone 2012 model that arrived this spring makes the car stand out." (The Weekly Driver)

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  • 2012 Honda Ridgeline Sport

    2012 Honda Ridgeline

    "All this makes the Ridgeline a specialty player in the half-ton pickup truck segment, and while it’s not going to be every truck driver’s cup of tea, it’s a sure bet that this Honda’s DNA will be a perfect match for a significant group of discriminating pickup purchasers." (AutoGlo)
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  • 2013 Lexus GS 350

    "All in all, this GS 350 is pricey, professional and perfectly enjoyable … In short, it fits the bill to wear a Lexus nameplate." (AutoGlo)

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    David Dewhurst
  • 2012 Jaguar XKR-S convertible.

    "Luxury? Are you kidding? Everything from a heated windshield to a carbon fiber spoiler to front seats with more power features than a jet fighter." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2012 Volvo C70 T5

    "I think Volvo has given the crowd what it wants from this model: a sexy, sporty convertible stuffed with enough luxury and safety perks to make it feel much pricier than it really is. How Swede it is!" (AutoGlo)
  • Mercedes-Benz ML550

    2012 Mercedes-Benz ML550 4MATIC

    "Never being one to dwell on the irony of testing a vehicle I can’t afford, I dug right in. So did the ML550." (AutoGlo)
  • 2012 Kia Soul !

    "Regardless of model, the Soul is a smile-producing experience, and a pretty smart buy for a young family looking for an affordable runabout." (AutoGlo)
  • 2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R

    "The Outback is night-on-the-town elegant, yet rugged when it’s asked to be. Interior configurations allow for transporting of big people and bulky cargo." (AutoGlo)
  • 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

    2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco 2SA

    "Roomy and comfortable. Yes, that’s the ticket. Controls within easy reach and easy to use. Fabulous. Room for real-size adults. Woo-hoo! Starting price of $26,845. Well, not too bad for a hybrid." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2012 Chevrolet Volt

    2012 Chevrolet Volt

    "The Volt is what I thought it was when I first saw it on the drawing board, a technological marvel and a baseline for the car of the future. Now if they could just bring down the price … " (AutoGlo)
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  • 2012 Infiniti EX 35 Journey

    "All in all, this is a nice package. Too expensive for some. Not big enough for others. But for the discriminating SUV shopper, I’m betting this EX is going to be just right." (AutoGlo)
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  • 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4X4 SUV

    "The SUV market isn’t what it used to be, and a glance at your local gas pump will tell you why. But for those who still need a nice-looking sport-ute that occasionally does some heavy lifting, this Grand Cherokee should be on your short list." (AutoGlo)
  • 2012 Acura RDX

    "The new RDX is a serious upgrade, with a sleeker body, a new engine, a new transmission and even a new all-wheel-drive system." (AutoGlo)

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  • 2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

    "The CR-V has undergone an extensive make-over for the 2012 model year. Simply put, the fourth-generation CR-V is a major improvement over the third." (AutoGlo)

    "The 2012 CR-V starts at $22,295 for the 2WD LX model. My AWD EX-L tester topped out at close to $30,000 with the optional navigation system. Although I wish the CR-V had received a more thorough update, buyers will likely continue to flock to this reliable, competent small SUV." (The Weekly Driver)

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  • 2012 Nissan Juke

    "I won’t jive you: I liked this Juke. I liked the price. And I wanted to spend more time with it." (AutoGlo)
    Mike Ditz
  • 2012 Toyota Prius v Three

    "Even this fairly loaded-up version of the Prius is reasonable, with a starting price of $27,165, which gets you many of the standard interior features you expect to see in a mainline Camry." (AutoGlo)

    "Young, eco-minded couples, small families, and dad looking to avoid the stigma of a minivan now have a green choice for a family-mobile. The Prius V offers the space of a crossover and all the benefits of a hybrid. Performance may be more suited for grandpa, but you can smile whenever you visit the gas pump." (The Weekly Driver)

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    David Dewhurst
  • 2012 Infiniti M35h sedan

    "All in all, this is a good 'green' effort for a luxury auto builder … Perfect the engine-electric transitions, and things will be just about, well, perfect." (AutoGlo)

    "The M Hybrid starts at $53,700, which makes it competitive with most other mid-sized luxury sedans, hybrid or not. Since there are no major performance sacrifices and serious efficiency gains, this could be among the most guilt-free cars available." (The Weekly Driver)

  • 2012 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec sedan

    "Arguably the signature car for the Hyundai Crowd is the Genesis sedan, and my test ride was the top-of-the-line 2012 5.0 R-Spec edition. This car is major league hardware for a song. Charging $46,500 for this particular Hyundai amounts to a veritable giveaway, considering what the similarly equipped competition costs." (AutoGlo)
    Bruce Benedict
  • 2012 Mazda3 i Grand Touring hatchback

    "All in all, a good car gets better with multiple improvements for 2012." (AutoGlo)

    "Good combination of sportiness and practicality." The Weekly Driver)

  • 2012 Ford Focus Titanium hatchback

    "The Focus has been overhauled for 2012 into a sleeker and dare I say downright sporty piece of American hardware for the small-car segment. But if you want something more than the Focus basics, you go straight to the seventh and most costly trim level – the Focus Titanium Hatchback." (AutoGlo)

    “It’s not often I drive 1,200 miles in three days, but it’s a great way to test a vehicle. Via long, open-highway, high-speed hauls to inter-city, short-tenured jaunts, the Focus couldn’t have done any better. The only exception occurred when the car was slightly underpowered on steep, steady inclines and with the air conditioner on.” (The Weekly Driver")

  • 2012 Audi A6 TFSI quattro sedan

    "This A6 is a definite player in a crowded field of luxury sport sedans." (AutoGlo)

    "The 2012 Audi A6 TFSI serves its heritage proud. It is more than just an incremental improvement; it is a dramatic and palpable improvement in power, fuel efficiency and handling. It provides a handsome option to those normally predisposed to BMWs with excellent acceleration, handling and gas mileage." (The Weekly Driver)

  • 2012 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid sedan

    "All in all, the Toyota Camry -- even in hybrid form -- retains everything that has established its universal popularity, and added things that, in my view, will only enhance that popularity. A very good car gets even better for 2012." (AutoGlo)

    "The most maligned car on earth gets a big MPG boost and some teasing tech." (CNET Video Review)

  • 2012 Nissan Quest LE 3.5 minivan

    "Here’s the perfect vehicle for a large, active family involved in a lot of activities and extended road trips, a family that will likely wring plentiful happy moments out of this minivan over eight years or more." (AutoGlo)
    Mike Ditz
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 two-seater

    "And yeah, this SLK350 is a cool car that anyone with a drop of sports car-lover blood in his/her body would be proud to have. Just don’t tell the neighbors what you paid for it." (AutoGlo)

    "In all, the SLK350 is an impressive viable alternative to costlier rivals." (The Weekly Driver)

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  • 2012 Infiniti G25 Journey sedan

    "You take your luxury where you can find it these days. And with the G lineup, you can get it from Infiniti." (AutoGlo)

    "Where Infiniti has always excelled, especially compared to the German brands, is value. The G25 is no exception. Starting at slightly more than $32,400 for the base model and topping out at $35,400 for the all-wheel drive G25x, the G25 undercuts the competition by at least several thousand dollars. That should guarantee a certain level of success." (The Weekly Driver)

    Guy Spangenberg
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