2015 K900: Competing in price, but other factors?

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Four years after corporate cousin Hyundai soared into the luxury-sedan market with the 2011 Equus, Kia is in the game with the 2015 K900. As of September, it hadn’t caught on, with just above 1,000 units sold — far short of the company’s goal of 5,000. The 2015 Equus was doing better, with ...

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2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD: No surprises with Toyota quality

2014 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD

Crisp handling, a firm ride, an efficient yet responsive engine, and up-to-date styling inside and out, assure Toyota loyalists the 2014 RAV4 won’t be another one of those bland, boring compact crossover SUVs. We’ve driven quite a few over the years that fall into that category, but most ...

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2014 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio GQ Edition

2014 Fiat 500C Abarth Cabrio GQ Edition

The Italian automaker Fiat foisted some spectacularly bad cars on the American public during the 1970s and ’80s, but it seems all is forgiven. The tiny Fiat 500, a retro-styled minicar, is gaining acceptance in a U.S. market niche created more than a decade ago by the Mini. August sales of the ...

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2014 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo: A small bright spot in the Chevrolet line

2014 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo

Sadly, most of the news lately about Chevrolet’s subcompact segment has been negative. But there’s a silver lining around the clouds encompassing the Cavalier and Cobalt. The Sonic, a subcompact sedan that debuted during the 2012 model year, achieves a clean break from the mediocrity or worse ...

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2013 Ford Edge Limited AWD: Roomy and youth-oriented

The 2013 Ford Edge Limited AWD.

Ford has been a leader in the sport-utility-vehicle segment since the mid-1960s, when it introduced the Bronco. Today, the blue-oval brand offers five SUV choices – the Escape, Edge, Explorer, Expedition and Flex, plus the popular F-series crew cab pickup truck that seats five. The Edge stands ...

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2014 Range Rover Evoque: Get past its great looks and find a great SUV

2014 Range Rover Evoque.

It’s hard to do, but try to look past the Range Rover Evoque’s stunning shape. Even if it looked frumpy, it would be one special sport-utility vehicle. And it certainly doesn’t look frumpy. Beneath the daring styling, Evoque’s unique qualities are readily discernible. The manufacturer, Tata ...

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 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring: Rugged and ready for rough roads

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Touring

Subaru’s Lafayette, Ind., assembly plant is a model of environmental sensitivity, but the Japan-based automaker was slow to join the gasoline-electric hybrid movement. It’s in, but not exactly all in, with the 2014 Crosstrek Hybrid, based on the compact Impreza but designed for off-road ...

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