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2016 Kia Optima SX – Test Drive, Reviews, Ratings, Spec

2016 Kia Optima

Extravagant in an Convenience Package

For most, it’s difficult to shake out of a first brand impression. In the case of KIA, it’s more or less been a brand perceived as mediocre. But the introduction of the near luxury level of the Optima has given the brand a fresh statement where design and quality matters.

2016 Lexus GS F Sport- Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Spec

2016 Lexus GS350 F Sport

The Lexus GS350 an Ultimate Smooth Sailor

You won’t find too many luxury sports sedan making its way here from the far east continent – it’s generally the Germans takes the main spotlight. But the Lexus GS350 certainly marks a deep footprint with its audacious styling, athleticism, and an overall charming character.

2015 Honda Civic Review – Test Drive, Specs, Ratings, Price

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A Small Car with a Rich Heart

We’ve all been blessed with an opportunity to be in one of those Honda Civics – the small car that’s marked a strong footprint in ultra reliability and simplicity in automotive history. But that was in the 90′s. As time progressed, technology became more available, cars grew in complexity and the Honda Civic was no exception to the social norm of modern-aged car culture.

2016 Mazda 6 GT – Test Drive

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A Lust for Style and Smooth Movement

It doesn’t take long to realize the more popular cross-over SUV’s have become a mainstream vehicle on the road in recent years.  And on the consumer’s perspective, it’d almost be silly to not opt for the trifecta of roominess, performance and styling modern cross-over SUV’s have to offer.  But this has, in no way, stopped Mazda from continuing its spirit and beliefs in its trademark Mazda 6 sedan.

2015 Nissan Altima – Test Drive, Spec, Ratings, Price

2015 Nissan Altima

2015 Nissan Altima – A Visual Attraction and More

The 2015 Nissan Altima, or any other car for that matter, follows basic principles where technology only gets cheaper and better.  But to truly justify its worth, the frivolous and sensible features must be trialed.

2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid -Test Drive, Spec, Rating, Price

Hybrd 2.0The Lincoln MKZ hits the spot where it matters most

The hybrid shopping lane isn’t exactly where you would find bargains. The Ford Fusion Hybrid  would set you back in the near $40k range with added options. Lincoln’s sales mission is to convince you that the Lincoln MKZ hybrid version is just that much better for an extra $10k.

2014 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid – Test Drive, Specs, Rating, Price

Blue Hybrid SECaptivating Looks with Minimal Fuel Demands

Until free energy is made available, the alternate hybrid power train system remains the most dominant and practical method of clean(er) energy.  Speaking of dominant, the hybrid idea spawned over a decade ago by the Prius.  And since then, it has been widely adopted by practically all automakers offering a hybrid power train option in pretty much every vehicle class.

2014 Mazda 3 First Test Drive

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Mazda 3 – Luxury qualities at an economical standpoint.

Over the recent years, technology has flooded the car industry.  And to no surprise, studies have shown that technology plays an influential role in the purchase decision factor.  But gadgetry is not the only selling point for the 2014 Mazda 3.  For a few years now, the SkyActiv powertrain has been well received for offering both fuel economy and excellent ride quality in the economy mid-size sedan class.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is a sharper, slightly compromised sedan

2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

GENEVA — BMW has proven that it will explore just about any niche that it can in order to deliver to its drivers that Goldilocks car configuration, but the newly unveiled BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe has me wondering if the automaker isn’t just messing with us.

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Recently, BMW split the BMW 3 Series line in two. Models with four or more doors kept the 3 Series badge and two-door models were redesignated the 4 Series. However, the new 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe that debuted at the Geneva auto show this week has four doors. It is a sedan variant of the 4 Series Coupe. But the 3 Series was already the sedan variant of the Coupe, right? Confused? Let’s take a closer look.

BMW adds a sedan to its new line of coupes (pictures)

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Subaru’s large sedan is a lesson in managing expectations

When it first debuted in 2009, the Legacy struck a more muscular, more aggressive figure than its slab-sided contemporaries from Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. Today, the sedan still looks more aggressive than your average Camry or Accord. Muscular fender flares serve as reminders of the all-wheel drive system beneath the sheet-metal and the sporting heritage that it shares with the likes of the smaller, more nimble WRX. Large, eagle-eyed headlamps house high-intensity discharge (HID) projectors that crisply illuminate the road ahead. The Legacy is just a giant wing and a set of plus-sized mags away from looking like a FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) racer. She looks fast, but does so in a way that doesn’t scream boy-racer.

Proportionally, however, it’s just as big and imposing as its more pedestrian competition; which is sort of unavoidable if it hopes to offer the passenger and cargo volume that will keep it competitive in this class. Its performance — which we’ll come back to — is also just as conservative as the rest. As it turns out, building a car that looks fast is quite different from building one that is fast, though I’m not sure that the latter was ever Subaru’s goal with the Legacy’s 2.5i configuration.

The 2014 Legacy is aggressively styled, but its performance is more subdued than you’d think.

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