Test Drive: Not much has changed except for engine with Dodge Durango

Who’d have thought a 2018 Dodge Durango would instigate a mild marital disagreement? The wife, preparing to drive 300 miles into potentially snowy weather, favored the muscular, winter-ready Durango over the luxurious 2017 Lexus NX 300h, also with all-wheel drive. The husband took note of the Lexus’ significant fuel-economy advantage and superior safety rating; he …

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Test Drive: The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is an impressive luxury sedan

Unlike the popular European luxury sedans, the designers of premium Japanese models often have made handling secondary to riding comfort. Upon finding ourselves behind the wheel of a 2018 Infiniti Q50, we discovered a moderately priced midsize luxury sedan that’s full of surprises. Our Infiniti’s personality was solidly European. It rode firmly, and the run-flat, …

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Test Drive: Drivers have refinement and security with 2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman All4

The Mini line of small cars began life as Britain’s answer to the Volkswagen Beetle — a small, fuel-efficient, inexpensive, functional sedan. It didn’t take long for enthusiasts to discover the Mini’s racing potential and it soon became iconic. Never a big seller in the United States under a number of corporate owners, it nevertheless …

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Test Drive: Chevrolet Traverse draws crowds with its appeal

Our introduction to the fully redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Traverse came during the Connecticut International Auto Show in Hartford last month. With crisp, straightforward lines and slightly larger dimensions than its predecessor, the white Traverse had loads of appeal and drew crowds under its black, white and gold bow-tie banner. Looking deeper, we learned the redesigned …

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