Test Drive: 2018 Elantra is surprisingly spacious

Visiting the rental-car world recently, we learned what “basic” means in today’s parlance. “Basic” used to mean a heater, three-on-the-tree transmission, manual brakes and steering, maybe an AM radio. Of course, our rental car was a Hyundai Elantra, so “basic” included several features that were luxuries not so very long ago. Our gray Elantra SE, …

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Test Drive: The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir delivers

The Buick story is one of survival. While General Motors’ mid-level brands, Oldsmobile and Pontiac, were discontinued, Buick remains in the game, along with Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC. Contributing to Buick’s enduring success is its lines of near-luxury crossover and sport-utility models — which now include the tiny Encore, compact Envision and midsize Enclave. Since …

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