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2017 Hyundai Ioniq – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

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Go green, or go home, the Hyundai Ioniq adds yet; another alternative fuel economic hybrid/electric solution to the automotive market for consumers to choose from. What’s impressive about the Ioniq is its overall simple and rock solid driving experience on its first engineering attempt. That also means the Ioniq was designed from a clean slate – offering hope for new technology and a good design from previous lessons learned. But better yet, it’s all within an affordable price tag without compromising quality.

2017 Honda CR-V – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

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Four million units sold worldwide is a pretty strong statement about the Honda CR-V. And after two decades since its virgin voyage off the manufacturing line, the all new fifth generation Honda CR-V shows even more promise with lavish styling, quality interior, more room, and the usual bulk of modern tech features.

2017 Honda HR-V – Test Drive, Review Ratings, Specs

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When it comes to minimalism, the Honda HR-V does it best. It’s as if the whole idea was slapped together with parts from the Honda recycling bin. And it’s not necessarily a bad thing either. The basic sub-compact cross-over is small and quick enough for city zipping during the work week with plenty of room to spare for the weekend adventures. All that within a very affordable price tag. The whole small scale subcompact cross-over is not a new idea however, and there is certainly a growing demand for it. Take for example, the well priced Mazda CX3, and the Toyota RAV4. Both are of similar traits that aim to fill the demand for those that want basic functionality and cargo convenience.

2017 Nissan Sentra – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

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The typical lifestyle of a modern city civilian is Grab’n Go, and the small car perfectly fits. That’s not to say there’s no room for the more traditional approach to the compact sedan transportation. After all, it’s America we’re talking about, and it ain’t just food portions that’s supersized. With that said, the Nissan Sentra still leaves plenty of room for those that refuse to downsize.

2017 Ford Focus ST – Test Drive, Review, Rating, Specs

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It really is the wet dream of any forward-wheel-drive enthusiast. The Ford Focus ST promises launch-grade acceleration and tight grip handling in a hot hatch package. All that performance excitement is contributed by an exceptional torque vectoring system and an ultra-fiesty turbocharged engine. You’re not going to enjoy a smooth sailing road experience because of its high purity of performance tuning, and the driver’s seat is a bit of a tight squeeze. But if you can tolerate it, the Ford Focus ST delivers an ultra-exhilarating driving experience

2017 Lincoln Continental – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

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Elegance on Wheels

Nowadays, good looks and feel just doesn’t cut it when you’re out to compete in the luxury arena. Primarily dominated by the European market, the Germans and the like are offering road performance on top of soft leather and sleek looks. That’s why Ford is putting all its marbles on the table to bet that the Lincoln Continental’s got the goods to meet the high demands of the rich crowd.

2017 Honda Civic – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

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Some Form of Sex Appeal

For those born in my era, the Civic used to be just a Civic. Fast forward to modern times, the 10th generation now shows off new and wild looks that is sure to turn heads while driving down the block. A closer view or even a squint of an eye will reveal some of its visual genetics derived from the glamorous NSX. Yes, it really does look that good. There’s deep and heavy sculpturing happening in and around the front hood that gives off that visual harmony of elegance and athleticism. Add points from its deep mascara and slim-line LED headlights to its cosmetic scorecard.

2017 RAM 1500 Rebel – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

SAMSUNG CSCFitting a Big Trucks in a Tight Society

By now, everyone including their grandmas are aware of vehicle emissions and its negative impact on both the climate and your wallet. The big-size pickup truck certainly doesn’t portray much of an idea of “green is clean” initiative either. But there is hope to move towards that direction with the RAM 1500. The RAM 1500 owns the spotlight light in terms of fuel economy, achieving a very respectable 29 miles per gallon (MPG). But that’s only possible if you opt for the exclusive 3.0-liter EcoDisel V-6 engine. The RAM 1500 engine configuration options also offer a 3.6 liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivering 305 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, or the upper tier 5.7 liter HEMIV-8 with Variable valve timing (VVT) producing 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft of torque.

2017 Toyota 4Runner – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

2017 Toyota HighlanderBig SUV’s Still a Thing

Despite the fact that the world has more or less accepted the transition to the more favorable cross-over, the ultra heavy-duty Toyota 4Runner SUV refuses to let go of its existence. Not to say that the old-school SUV is a hopeless comparison to the modern cross-over though. Towing capacity and off-road conquering is where the 4Runner reigns supreme if that’s on your priority list.

2017 Lexus CT200h – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

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An Entry-Level Lexus Gone Hybrid

The CT200h is the cheapest ticket that will buy you into the entry level Lexus Luxury club. While sporting flashy looks, its impressive fuel economy is where the CT200h really shines. And that’s thanked by renowned hybrid powertrain directly derived from the Prius, which has been tested down to its bones. The CT200h is no by no means a thing of new however. Its window price sticker stacks up against the Mercedes GLA, Audi A3 minus the gasoline-electric options though.