2013 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X

2013 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X

We first test-drove a Nissan Frontier pickup truck shortly after it replaced the rough-riding little Hardbody truck in the late 1990s. The good news is we actually remember the truck. The bad news is what we remember best is the weird industrial-style fake nuts and bolts on the plastic ...

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2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL

2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL

2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL A leader in a crowded field by Steven Macoy Some recent automotive redesigns have been too radical for loyal drivers; others have cheapened interior plastics and fabrics in well-regarded brands or diminished handling prowess. Nissan’s 2013 Altima is a noteworthy ...

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The 2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LZ

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LZ

Is it too late for the Impala? Chevrolet is betting it’s not. After years of benign neglect, the Impala – once the stylish, powerful flagship of the Chevy fleet – is emerging from years spent as a staple in rental-car lots. Chevrolet went all in on the 2014 Impala, restyling the car from stem ...

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2013 Scion xB

Scion XB

When the Scion xB mini-wagon arrived on U.S. shores in 2007, it was emphatically boxy: a small square box in front, containing the engine; trailed by a larger square box for passengers and cargo. Today’s incarnation of the xB remains boxy, but in a mainstream sort of way. It’s still highly ...

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2013 Nissan Quest 3.5 LE: Comfortable people-hauler

2013 Nissan Quest 3.5 LE

Perhaps by now, the Nissan Quest has found itself. Originally a smallish, inexpensive minivan with nondescript lines, it had a growth spurt, developed an aggressively, almost cartoonishly stylish personality, and then disappeared for the 2010 model year. When it came back for 2011, it looked ...

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2013 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve 4×4

2013 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve 4x4

The Nissan Armada is one of just a few remaining body-on-frame SUVs, competing with the Toyota Sequoia, Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition in a segment that values ruggedness, towing capability and sheer brawn above all. The Armada isn’t for people who might someday tow a large boat or take on ...

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The Chrysler 200 Limited

The 2013 Chrysler 2013 Limited.

It is most curious that the Chrysler 200 and its cousin, the Dodge Avenger, are setting sales records while ornery reviewers dismiss them with comments like “outdated,” “uncompetitive” and “behind the curve.” Our reaction to the 200 and Avenger has been somewhat more positive, and people who ...

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