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The Evoque is a smaller, lighter Range Rover. It’s a city-friendly crossover with some off-road capability and a suitably opulent cabin, though it’s not without its faults.
Honda honed its popular CR-V compact crossover to a razor-sharp edge for 2015, giving it more power, a stronger structure and an extra helping of advanced technology. What’s not to like? The answer just might surprise you.
Ford is “lighting” the way in America’s full-size pickup segment, but has the new F-150 lost any capability in the process?
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class may have a pretty face but is there more to this luxury crossover than meets the eye? Are its driving dynamics and on-road performance up to snuff?
Hyundai has lobbed a thoroughly refreshed version of its popular Sonata into the heart of the midsize-sedan market. But does this updated model have what it takes to compete with segment heavyweights?
The LFA supercar may be a rapidly fading memory but the folks at Lexus have been hard at work on a new high-performance coupe. The RC F promises a riotously fun driving experience, but can it stack up to the vaunted vehicles it’s supposed to compete with?
Audi’s aging S4 proves that getting old isn’t always a bad thing. This sports sedan offers an intoxicating blend of style, features and performance that can still wow even the most jaundiced driver.
Ford has built a small commercial van with people-hauling proclivities, but is it a worthwhile option for families or is it too rough around the edges and best left to plumbers and construction workers?
Audi’s SQ5 luxury crossover delivers sports-car performance with enough utility for the whole family. But has the company struck an appropriate balance between fun and function?
Mitsubishi aims for the heart of America’s small-crossover segment. Does this troubled Japanese brand hit the mark or miss its target entirely?
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As the old adage goes, speed costs money and your velocity is directly proportional to the size of your bank account. Going fast usually ain’t cheap.
In case you haven’t heard there was an auto show in Los Angeles recently and it was a pretty big deal. Manufacturers from around the world descended on Lalaland to show off their latest products. SEE ALSO: Complete 2014 LA Auto Show Coverage Sorting wheat from chaff and gold nuggets from dirt, here’s a list…
Proving that station wagons don’t have to be boring the “Volks” at VW revealed their Golf R Variant at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This European estate marries family-friendly versatility with tire-smoking performance, well, not exactly.
It may seem like Toyota’s Scion brand is trapped in the automotive doldrums but three new models are set to blow into showrooms over the next few years. One of these cars is a production version of this blue concept.
To help educate drivers about the benefits of rowing your own gears the folks at Jaguar released a pamphlet extolling the humble stick shift’s myriad virtues.
Where better to reveal a pair of high-performance, luxury crossovers than Los Angeles? This is a market rife with Hollywood moguls, plastic surgeons and investment bankers. Customers like these often demand bodacious styling, bonkers acceleration and boatloads of creature comforts. Fortunately for the elite that call this town home both the 2015 BMW X5 M…
The Mazda6 is a leader in the sedan segment but the company is not about to let this mainstay model go stale. They’ve given it a nice refresh for the 2016 model year, which made its world debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Mazda’s product blitz is in full swing at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Along with the all-new CX-3 crossover and a reworked Mazda6 sedan this independent Japanese automaker has also revealed an updated version of its CX-5.
Mazda is revealing several new or refreshed vehicles here at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Arguably the most significant of this group that’s Zoom-Zooming into town is the freshly minted CX-3.
A few weeks ago we published a Top 10 list focusing on some of our favorite in-production vehicles that are getting on in years. In spite of their geriatric status these cars and trucks are aging gracefully, still capable of plastering a big ol’ grin across the lower portion of your face.
Looking to lower your car-insurance premium? Aren’t we all? Well, one easy way to cut the cost of coverage is to raise your deductible.
Ford has released the second teaser video of five highlighting a mysterious performance vehicle. We think they’re spearheading the introduction of their much-rumored Mustang GT350.