Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
The Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size crossover is a well put together package.

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Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 4Matic

The Mercedes-Benz W205 C-Class is bigger, more expensive and also more refined than any of its predecessors. It rides on a new modular platform that is stiffer, saves weight and should help to make the new C-Class much better than the W204 generation. Does it?

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Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Lexus LX 570

The 2015 Lexus LX 570 is a large luxury SUV that’s designed to tackle just about anything mother nature can throw its way, but is this machine ready for life in suburbia?

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Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar

If you want a wagon, there are already a few cars to choose from, so why would you opt for the $61,815 Volvo V60 Polestar?

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Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Ford Fusion

Depending on where you live, the season’s first snow is already come and gone. Up until my most recent stint with the Ford Fusion, I hadn’t driven it during anything outside temperate weather and even then it showed flaws. Certain aspects were still mediocre and others worse than before.

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Five-Point Inspection: Volkswagen Passat HyMotion Research Vehicle

California is the U.S. hotbed for green cars. Yes, the Golden state has a gargantuan soft spot for alternative fuel, even if it means being a habitually early adopter.

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Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Chrysler 200S V6 AWD

Chrysler’s lamentable first-generation 200 is finally gone and the new model replacing it is praiseworthy for a variety of reasons.

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Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Lexus RC 350 F-Sport
Lexus executives are keen to reinvent the brand. Toyota’s platinum-clad luxury division has earned a well-deserved reputation for quality and reliability, but the car-buying public at large also perceives it as being pretty dull.

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Mazda MX-5 Club

Mazda’s MX-5 isn’t powerful, the body leans on corner turn-in like a blade of saw grass in a stiff breeze and frankly it’s frustratingly expensive. 

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Five Things I Learned Driving a Formula F Racecar

You might be aware of the fact that I’m not biggest guy in the world. I wear a size 36 blazer and jeans with a 30-inch waist won’t stay up around my waist without a belt. Consequently, I’m accustomed to feeling like the vehicle I’m driving it a little big for my breeches.

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Lamborghini Aventador

Bleary eyed and nauseous, I woke up to an alarm chirping long before sunrise. For a moment, my knotted stomach teetered on the brink of convulsion as I drew deep, slow breaths. The sick feeling started to fade and I swore never to smoke cigars and sip scotch again. So it was a normal Sunday.

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Hyundai Accent Manual

Starting at $15,455, the Hyundai Accent has long been a value proposition in the sub-compact segment and for 2014, the car gets a few more standard features.

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Buick Enclave

Like all Buicks, the Enclave is easy to overlook. General Motors’ alternative luxury brand currently sells five models in the U.S. and is almost entirely supported by its sales in China. In spite of that, the products it offers probably deserve more credit than they get.

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Five-Point Inspection: Toyota Yaris Hybrid

The Toyota Yaris is generally a pretty lamentable little car. This sub-compact hatchback is about as stylish as the grease-disposal bin behind your local truck stop.

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

We are on the cusp of a minor revolution at Volvo. A set of new Drive-E powertrains, updated models and all-new offerings are almost here. Despite the new technology, increased efficiency and updated styling, one key pillar of Volvo will remain: safety.

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