2014 Volkswagen Jetta SEL: A great car, at a price

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SEL

Volkswagen’s Jetta seems a little more like its real-world namesake these days, thanks to the 1.8-liter, turbocharged Four that has been added to the list of available engines. The 2.0-liter, normally aspirated Four just doesn’t have the muscle to motivate this ton-and-a-half sedan and is now ...

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2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium: Sedan offers wide range of choices

2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium

Volkswagen’s marketing and packaging have been quirky over the years, but when it comes to the styling and engineering of its cars, VW is all business. The 2014 Passat, VW’s flagship sedan, fits the mold. But, yes, there is one quirk. It’s easy to get lost plowing through the lineup of this one ...

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2014 Land Rover LR4: Special car for special people

The 2014 Land Rover LR4

Serving a niche market for many decades, Land Rover continues to sell special cars to special people. The LR4, descended from the old Discovery and carrying forward many of its most desirable traits, offers a unique mix of luxury, ruggedness, secure handling and exceptional visibility. The LR4, ...

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring: Great mileage, and it’s an Accord

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda has come a long, long way in the hybrid game since a British reviewer expressed a burning desire to crash a 2010 Insight into a tree so he wouldn’t have to drive it anymore. We had a similar reaction a few years ago to the CR-Z hybrid, which got worse fuel economy than many... Read More

2014 Toyota Camry SE Sport: More than meets the eye

2014 Toyota Camry SE Sport

A decade or two ago, the Toyota Camry was without peer in its class. This Japanese midsize sedan was indisputably superior to anything being built at the time in Asia or the United States, and the European automakers couldn’t match its low price. Things have changed. At least nine companies ...

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2014 Mazda3 5-door Grand Touring: A true driver’s car, on a budget

2014 Mazda3 5-door Grand Touring

Driving aficionados who dream of owning a BMW someday, but can’t afford one in the here and now, have an easy choice. Among true driver’s cars, the Mazda3 stands out for its strong performance, crisp handling and overall refinement, at a competitive price. Redesigned for 2014, the Mazda3 is ...

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2014 Range Rover HSE: Latest model is superbly capable

2014 Range Rover HSE

Driving around western Connecticut in our gorgeous Fuji White 2014 Range Rover HSE, we got to wondering: Who buys or leases one of these? It’s too expensive for middle-class folks desiring security and mobility in bad weather, and wealthy people may prefer a Lexus or Mercedes-Benz that’s ...

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