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Chrysler Pacifica vs. Honda Odyssey: Impossibly Close

– Detroit, Michigan All vehicles are good or bad based on how individuals use them. That fact makes minivans incredibly difficult to evaluate, since they’re essentially created to do every mundane automotive thing fairly well. Which isn’t to say minivans themselves are boring. Stuffed with technology and wild features, this segment offers more to actually […]

Driven: 2019 Lexus LC500 Limited Edition Is A Master Of All Trades

Building a car that manages to look dashing both inside and out while delivering an exciting and responsive driving experience, all in exceptional comfort, and not costing a million or so, does seem nigh on impossible. However, the 2019 Lexus LC500 Limited Edition proves otherwise. Over a period of seven days, we had the opportunity […]

How Green Is Your Lux?

– Detroit, Michigan The world of electric vehicles and plug-in electrics is messy, but expanding, circa the fall of 2017. Elsewhere in the world of cars, I’d never have agreed to compare two sedans that differ in price, size, and overall capability – what’s the point? In this case, with plug-in hybrid versions of two […]

2018 Honda Accord Vs. 2018 Toyota Camry: The Family Sedan Battle

Even though both come from factories in the United States, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry continue to epitomize the classic attributes of a midsize Japanese sedan: efficient, safe, and the right size for a family. By coincidence, new generations of both models debut in 2017. The Camry is already on sale, and the Accord’s arrival […]

The Head And The Heart Of SUVs

– Detroit, Michigan The compact crossover has become pretty well defined at this point, meeting customer expectations with a standardized set of features. Older models’ awkward edges have been rounded off, while outlier choices have died altogether as the competitive class becomes ever more important to — and more closely scrutinized by — car shoppers. […]

BMW 430i Gran Coupe vs. Kia Stinger: Mild Meets Wild

– Detroit, Michigan We’re not the only ones who have been pretty obsessed with the Kia Stinger since the car debuted at last year’s Detroit Auto Show. As enthusiasts, any time a new carmaker dips a toe in the sporting sedan waters, we want to know how it stacks up against the current crop of […]

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio vs. Porsche Macan Turbo: Serious SUVs

Congrats on having children and/or an active lifestyle. Now you need a vehicle that can carry your progeny and/or surfboard. However, you don’t want to join the masses of identical crossovers because life’s too short for the norm, so why not aim high, and grab a premium SUV with the biggest engine in the line […]

No, You Don’t Need An SUV

– Detroit, Michigan It’s long been canon that U.S. car shoppers won’t buy station wagons, and thus automakers won’t bother selling them here. Yet we’re faced now with a fresh crop of wagons that look more enticing than ever before. Jaguar, having not sold a long-roof model here since the ill-fated X-Type wagon, tempts us […]

Chevy Camaro SS Vs. Ford Mustang GT: Top-Down Tussle

– Detroit, Michigan Mustang versus Camaro is a tale as old as time (that is, a carbureted, seatbelt-less, crossply-squealing time). But the combatants today – especially in convertible form – have evolved from cheap and cheerful Pony Cars, to powerfully advanced sporting machines. As soon as we knew we’d be ordering The Most Expensive Mustang […]

Honda Civic Type R Vs. Ford Focus RS: A Battle Of Philosophy

Friends, it’s a good day to be alive. Not only are 400-plus horsepower cars common and reasonably affordable, but 300-plus-horsepower hot hatchbacks are everywhere and definitely easy to afford. Two of the best are the Honda Civic Type R and Ford Focus RS. The Focus RS is a red-hot hatchback: The Focus RS is the […]