2013 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ: A capable people-mover

2013 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

Thirty years ago, automakers were striving to craft a box van that had the road manners of a conventional sedan. They succeeded extravagantly; before long, it seemed almost every family owned a minivan. Today’s challenge is different. The industry is designing crossovers and sport-utility ...

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2013 Cadillac ATS AWD 2.0T Premium: Compact luxury in a sporty sedan

2013 Cadillac ATS AWD 2.0T Premium

2013 Cadillac ATS AWD 2.0T PremiumOnce a leading purveyor of luxurious, pricey land yachts, Cadillac has tossed a wider net over a market that continues to believe the nameplate means something special. The last dozen years have brought many surprises, including the Escalade — a truck that ...

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2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR: The ultimate in Lancer luxury, performance

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MRThe pocket rocket has matured. The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is loaded with performance features, but it also can be fitted out with the sort of creature comforts common to Grandpa’s Cadillac DTS. The Evo is based on the Lancer, a compact four-door ...

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2013 Honda Accord Touring V-6: ‘Delicious’ to drive, top of the line

2013 Honda Accord Touring V-6

2013 Honda Accord Touring V-6Honda Accords long have been renowned for peerless reliability, durability, refinement (if you didn’t mind a little road noise), and excellent fuel economy. They never really matched the comparable models turned out by Honda’s upscale brand, Acura. Until now. ...

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2013 Chevrolet Spark 2LT: An appealing ‘minicar’

2013 Chevrolet Spark 2LT

2013 Chevrolet Spark 2LTMost of our friends and coworkers had never seen a Chevrolet Spark before, and the reactions were all over the board. “Cute,” said one. Another joked that he had stumbled into the diminutive hatchback in the parking lot and tipped it over. “I don’t see how it’s any ...

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2013 Cadillac XTS AWD Premium: Luxury and traditon remain after downsize

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2013 Cadillac XTS AWD Premium.We share the nostalgia for the block-long Cadillacs of old. They were cars we never cared to own (or could afford to own), but we never failed to delight in the occasional opportunity to ride in one or even drive it. Those cars oozed luxury and tradition, and they ...

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2013 Kia Sorento SX: A well turned-out seven-seater

2013 Kia Sorento SX

2013 Kia Sorento SXWe almost bought a new Kia Sorento in 2004, but settled on a used Mercedes-Benz ML320, which we still have. Though the cars were superficially similar in appearance, the Benz was roomier and more refined. A little more flexibility on the Kia’s price might have turned the ...

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