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The 2019 Audi e-tron is one of three finalists for the World Car of the Year award as judged by 86 automotive journalists across the globe.
World Car. The World Car Awards announced the 10 finalists for 2019 World Car of the Year in February, and at the Geneva Motor Show in early March the top three finalists were unveiled. The Road to World Car began last September in Paris and had six days of testing in Los Angeles in November. In...
Even with a luxury interior featuring handcrafted details, the 2019 Lexus GX has genuine off-road capabilities and a towing capacity of 6,500 pounds.
While our winter season began mild, it has struck with a vengeance, but SUVs with proper drivetrains have helped us traverse some of the most difficult driving conditions.      The 2019 Lexus GX4670 Luxury, the top of three trim levels, performed well for us with its 4.6-L, 32-valve, VVT-i, DOHC V-...
This 2020 Toyota GR Supra was the sales highlight at the late January Barrett-Jackson Auction.
World Car. The World Car Awards announced the 10 finalists for 2019 World Car of the Year on Feb. 5. The Road to World Car began in September in Paris and had six days of testing in Los Angeles, Calif., in November. In addition to the World Car of the Year award, winners in five categories (Luxury...
Built in Indiana, the all-new three-row Subaru Ascent has a high-strength steel body structure and roof rails.
The 2019 Subaru Ascent, the automaker’s all-new midsize offering, features Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive on all models, has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, the most ever offered by Subaru.      Our tested Ascent Premium model, the second trim level of four...
Ford debuted several vehicles in Detroit, including this 2020 Shelby GT 500 with a supercharged V-8 that produces more than 700 HP.
Sales. Final light-duty vehicle sales hit 17.27 million for 2018, up .03 percent over 2017, despite overall higher prices for cars and trucks. Lower fuel costs and a moderately strong economy are factors some analysts said played a role in helping sales for the year. The average cost of a new...
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 GT offers abundant standard features and attractive pricing.
Over the years, we’ve driven many Mitsubishi Outlander models, tested them in SUV competitions, and witnessed them competing well in the grueling winter edition of the Alcan 5000 Rally. These are tough performers that are priced right - base models are under $25,000; our tested 2019 Outlander Sport...
The full-size Chevrolet Impala, the brand’s flagship passenger car, will cease production next June. It was first introduced in 1958 (through 1985), again for the 1994-1996 models years, then as a FWD sedan in 1999 (model years 2000 to 2019).
Changes at GM. In late November, Detroit-based General Motors (GM) made a surprise announcement that it would layoff 15 percent of its salaried workforce, plus shut down five production and assembly plants in Maryland, Michigan, and Ohio. The plant closures are scheduled for after December 2019,...
The Toyota Tundra 4x4 has a double-walled bed, comfortable interior, and all the attributes of a rugged pickup.
We’ve been blessed with a plethora of delightful cars, trucks, and SUVs during 2018, most of which we have already reviewed in this column. The following is a brief summary of some of the vehicles we enjoyed in the past several months.   Toyota Tundra The Toyota Tundra 4x4 Limited Crewmax offers...
Audi’s first all-electric SUV, the e-tron, will be available in early 2019.
Audi electrifies. The all-new 2019 Audi e-tron, the automaker’s first all-electric SUV, is now in production with expected U.S. availability in early 2019. The company has been taking reservations for the quattro AWD unit since mid-September. With a sleek design and advanced aerodynamics, the...
With amazing rear seat space for a compact SUV, pleasurable steering, and a comfortable ride, the Ford EcoSport was an enjoyable test.
The 2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium 4WD model we tested was loaded with standard features and had fuel ratings of 25 MPG overall (23/city and 29/highway) with its 2.0-L Ti-VCT GDI engine and Stop-Start Technology. The in-line four-cylinder is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with...

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