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2017 Honda Ridgeline Sport Review – Looks and Talks Like a Duck, Isn’t a Duck

2017 Honda Ridgeline Sport 3.5-liter V6, SOHC, (280 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm) Six-speed automatic, all-wheel drive 18 city / 25 highway / 21 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 12.8 city/ 9.5 highway/ 11.3 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 19.8 mpg [11.9 L/100 km] (Observed) Base Price: $30,415 …

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How I Ended Up in the Arms of a Base-Model Volkswagen Jetta

I’d spent about a year building up to this moment: my first new car purchase since 2005. A lot happened between then and now, including a messy divorce that took two years to finalize, and which left a giant, smoking, Ground Zero-style smoking hole where my finances (and credit) had …

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2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Review – Toy in Waiting

2017 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4×4 TRD Off-Road 3.5-liter V-6, DOHC 24-Valve direct-injection Atkinson-cycle, (278 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 265 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm) Six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) 19 city / 24 highway / 21 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 17.5 mpg (Observed) Base Price: $22,405 As …

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2017 Toyota Corolla iM Review – Know Your Place

2017 Toyota Corolla iM CVT 1.8-liter inline-four, DOHC (137 horsepower @ 6,100 rpm, 126 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm) Continuously variable automatic, front-wheel drive 28 city / 36 highway / 31 combined (EPA rating, MPG) 8.3 city / 6.5 highway / 7.5 combined (NRCan rating, L/100km) Base Price: $19,615 (U.S.) / …

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2017 Subaru Impreza First Drive Review – Riding the River to Mainstream

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0-liter BOXER four-cylinder, direct injection, Dual AVCS (152 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 145 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm) Five-speed manual w/ all-wheel drive, continuously variable transmission optional 22-28 city / 30-38 highway / 25-32 combined (EPA Rating, MPG, Trim/Transmission Dependent) Base Price: $19,215* As Tested: Premium Sedan – …

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2017 Cadillac CT6 3.0TT Review – Big Car, Big Money, Big Power

2017 Cadillac CT6 3.0TT Luxury 3.0-liter V6, twin-turbo, DOHC, (404 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm; 400 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm) Eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive 18 city / 26 highway / 21 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 13.0 city/ 9.1 highway/ 11.2 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 18.8 mpg [12.5 L/100 km] (Observed) Base …

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2017 Kia Niro Hybrid First Drive Review – Hold the Trimmings

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid 1.6-liter Atkinson-cycle-style I4, GDI, DOHC (104 hp @ 5,700 rpm; 109 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm) AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor (43 hp; 125 lb-ft) Hybrid system net output: 139 hp, 195 lb-ft Six-speed dry dual-clutch automatic, front-wheel drive 46-52 city / 40-49 highway / 43-50 combined …

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2017 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Review – The Miata of Crossovers?

2017 Nissan Rogue SL AWD 2.5-liter I4, DOHC, CVVTCS (170 hp @ 6000 rpm, 175 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm) Continuously variable transmission, all-wheel drive 25 city/32 highway/27 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 23.2 (Observed, MPG) Base Price: $32,210 As Tested: $35,475 Prices include $900 destination charge. Internet eyeballs are like sweet …

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2016 Subaru WRX Long-Term Test – 15 Months and 27,000 Miles

The WRX passed the one year mark a few months ago and the odometer hasn’t stopped rolling. It’s been on a few road trips, a track day or two, and racked up another 12,000 miles since the last update in August. The new car smell might be fading, but it …

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