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and its cousin, the Dodge Avenger, are setting sales records while ornery reviewers dismiss them with comments like “outdated,” “uncompetitive” and “behind the curve.”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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2013 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD

2013 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD

You might say the Mazda CX-9 is a poor man’s Porsche Cayenne. For about $20,000 less than the price of the sweet-handling German sport-utility vehicle, you get an SUV with comparable road manners – as well as seating for seven. The CX-9 is the larger of Mazda’s two SUV models, and the only one ...

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2013 Jaguar XJL Portfolio

2013 Jaguar XJL Portfolio

Having decided to go bowling, it seemed only natural to drive the 2013 Jaguar XJL Portfolio to the local lanes. Our driver predicted it would be the only new Jaguar in the parking lot, and he was right. On the way, the back-seat passengers concluded this extended-length sedan was intended to be ...

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2013 Toyota Yaris LE

2013 Toyota Yaris LE

There’s a certain type of driver who values qualities like efficiency and reliability above all else. It’s this type of driver you’re likely to see in the Toyota dealership, checking out the subcompact Yaris. The Yaris is a highly efficient piece of machinery on several levels, beginning with ...

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2013 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T on a long road trip

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan RT

Facing an 800-mile round trip in the next test car, we had visions of something sporty yet luxurious – perhaps something European, with interlocking rings on the grille or a jungle cat design on the trunk lid; or maybe even something Japanese, with a fuel-sipping hybrid system. But test-driving ...

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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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