2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

The 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

Latest addition to CX line shows its pedigree Our first encounter with the Mazda CX-5 was reminiscent of the first time we drove a Mitsubishi Outlander. Both bowled us over. How could a compact crossover, at this price point, perform like a sport sedan? The CX-5, the smallest of the three in ...

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2013 Dodge Dart Limited: A solid, well-equipped compact car

The 2013 Dodge Dart.

The 2013 Dodge Dart.The Dodge Dart nameplate, beloved during the 1960s and early 1970s, is back for 2013. But in all but two important respects, this isn’t another quest for retro buzz. Few will confuse this Dart with its predecessor of so many years ago. Today’s Dart, like the original, is a ...

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2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club: An enduring model, merging fun and reliability

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata ClubIt’s spring, and a young man’s fancy turns to … the rich array of sporty, open-air roadsters, just waiting for someone to come along and set them free  from the showroom. Of course! One of the most popular and enduring members of this fraternity is the Mazda MX-5 ...

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2013 Hyundai Azera: Good full-size sedan, but pricing is off mark

2013 Hyundai Azera

2013 Hyundai AzeraWe gave Hyundai’s Azera a ringing endorsement after it debuted for the 2006 model year, and it remains a highly likable full-sized sedan in 2013. True, it’s significantly more expensive, and it’s a bit of a third wheel wedged between the popular Sonata and acclaimed Genesis ...

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK: Smooth and quiet; crisp handling

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLKWhere it matters most – ride, performance, handling and safety – Mercedes-Benz’ compact crossover SUV, the GLK, borders on the sublime. While the larger BMW X3 remains our luxury compact crossover of choice, the GLK is a worthy contender for the title. But it has more than ...

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2013 Toyota Corolla S: Bland apparently sells well

2013 Toyota Corolla S

2013 Toyota Corolla SThe Toyota Corolla is the automotive equivalent of comfort food. Safe, bland and dependable, it offers neither delight nor distress. It is the perfect car for the driver who considers humility to be the primary virtue. The Corolla’s major strengths are its peerless ...

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2013 Honda Civic EX Sedan: Forget the 2012 version!

2013- Honda Civic EX

2013- Honda Civic EXMaybe Honda designers were taken with the saga of the 1957 Studebaker Scotsman when they decided to try to make the iconic Civic available to a wider market. Or perhaps they thought the U.S. economy would revive even more slowly than it has, bolstering the market for ...

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