2012 Dodge Avenger SXT Plus: Good choice in the mid-size market

2012 Dodge Avenger.

2012 Dodge Avenger.Looking for a midsize, medium-priced four-door sedan? Chances are, you’ll consider the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima or Ford Fusion. If you’re in the market for something different, you might give the Suzuki Kizashi a look.  It may not even occur to you to check out the Dodge …

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2012 Dodge Caravan R/T

2012 Grand Caravan

2012 Grand Caravan Chrysler, facing its corporate demise just three years ago, is riding a compelling combination of venerable nameplates, new designs and models, and clever marketing to an enviable sales record. The automaker has rocketed from a less-than-10-percent to an 11.6-percent market share in the U.S. market during the first four months of 2012. …

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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE AWC: Less panache, but a solid SUV

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.More than once, we raved about the over-achieving Mitsubishi Outlander, a fun yet functional compact SUV that compares favorably with the big two from Japan — Honda’s CR-V and the Toyota RAV-4 — as well as up-and-coming Korean models like the Kia Sportage. Now comes the Outlander Sport, a condensed version of …

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