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2022 Honda Civic Prototype: All The Important Details So Far

2022 Honda Civic Prototype is a preview of what we can expect from the next-gen Civic. Substantial changes were made to the Civic Prototype’s exterior and upper body design. The 11th-generation Civic will introduce multiple new active and passive safety systems. For an unprecedented amount of time, the Honda Civic has remained the default choice for a solid, reliable, and sporty-driving compact car (albeit always seeming to play second fiddle to the everlasting Toyota Corolla). In my view, t...
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2021 Nissan Sentra Overview: Trim Levels, Tech Features, New Packages, Pricing & More

The 2021 Nissan Sentra is proof you don’t need to break the bank to get a reliable set of wheels. The pragmatic sedan, fresh off a complete redesign, received high marks in the J.D. Power 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, scoring 42 points above the segment average. The Sentra was also named as one of Autotrader’s “Best New Cars of 2020” and “10 Best Cars for Recent College graduates.” Here is a quick overview of the 2021 Nissan Sentra.  What Does The 2021 N...
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2022 Subaru BRZ: New Styling & More Power For This Fun 2+2 Sports Car

I hate to admit it, but I was among those craving for a turbocharged motor in the second-gen 2022 Subaru BRZ. And yet, here it is, still without a turbo. Strangely enough, I still find it exciting. For starters, Subaru heeded our plea for more power. In return, the carmaker gave the 2022 BRZ a larger and an all-new 2.4-liter horizontally-opposed engine, a venerable replacement to the anemic FA20/4U-GSE 2.0-liter motor of the first-gen model. The styling has also taken a few steps towards genu...
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2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line Overview: Performance, Pricing & Standard Features

When you think about it, the 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line makes a compelling argument for a performance-oriented family sedan. Hyundai recently announced the starting MSRP, performance specs, and the list of standard features for the Sonata N Line. Let’s take a look. How Much Is The 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line? The Sonata N Line starts at $34,195 (including the $995 destination fee). Drivers can add summer performance tires for $200 more, raising the base price to $34,395. In our book, ...
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2021 Land Rover Discovery Overview: Powertrains, Tech Features, Pricing & Other New Changes

The 2021 Land Rover Discovery is refreshed and ready to roll for the new model year. Updates include new styling and tech features, plus an updated wearable Activity Key (what will they think of next?). If you’ve got your eyes on a 2021 Land Rover Discovery, we will take a few moments here to go over all the important details. Engine & Powertrain The trim levels of the 2021 Discovery are arranged according to the engine and powertrain offerings. The […] Original article: 2021 Land Rover Discover...
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2021 Acura NSX Now Available In a Cool Long Beach Blue Color

This would be one of those perfect cars for a Californa pleasure cruise, especially in Long Beach Blue. A reimagined version of this sleek color will be available for the 2021 Acura NSX. Dedicated fans might recall Long Beach Blue from the first-gen NSX palette, though it was rare even then. During the four model years it was available (2002 to 2005), Long Beach Blue was only applied to 88 NSX cars. A Fitting Tribute The cool blue paint will serve as a nod to the Acura Grand Prix of Long...
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Ram Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition Pays Homage to American Service Personnel

If you have seen the window sticker for a newer Ram truck, you will probably notice the tag line “Built to Serve.” The Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition is a further extension of that mentality, inspired by the men and women of the U.S. Military. Earlier in 2020, Ram released their lastest Built to Serve Edition truck and follows it now with the Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition. The first-generation Power Wagons were civilian versions of Dodge’s W/C series trucks (often called “Beeps”) th...
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2021 Nissan Versa: A Detailed Walk Around This Affordable Little Cruiser

Affordable, stylish, and ready to hit the road. That’s the story behind the 2021 Nissan Versa as the little car cruises into dealerships just ahead of the new year. If you want a practical and economical set of wheels, it’s tough to overlook the Versa. Contrary to popular belief, the humble sedan isn’t going anywhere and will continue to hold its own in a truck and SUV world. Cool as trucks and SUVs are, they are also quite spendy. The Versa, which was completely redesigned last year, sails ...
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2022 VW Golf R: Volkswagen’s Most Powerful Golf is a Riot!

You’re probably aware that America will only get two versions of the newest Mk8 VW Golf. First is the Euro-spec Golf GTI, complete with a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 245 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. of torque. But if that’s not good enough, we’re also getting the 2022 VW Golf R, the most formidable iteration of the Golf across its entire lineage. 2022 VW Golf R: Feel The Power Since we’re talking about the fastest and most powerful VW Golf in existence, let’s start with the ...
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2021 Nissan Maxima: A Detailed Walk Around Nissan’s Big Sedan

The 2021 Nissan Maxima is now available at Nissan dealerships across the United States. Despite what some may say about sedans, not every consumer is sold on a truck or an SUV. Although there may well be an SUV on every street in America, the Maxima has soldiered on, garnering positive accolades from J.D. Power and achieving a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for five straight years.  Here are the important details if you are thinking about parking a 2021...
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2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys: Awesome & Affordable

In August, Jeep pulled the cover off the Gladiator Farout Concept and won a boatload of cool points for doing so. However, this time around, the cool points are awarded to the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys, the latest iteration of the already popular Gladiator. The Willys edition, available on Gladiator Sport and Sport S, is all about style, personalization, and that signature Jeep capability. “Building on the widely popular Wrangler Willys, we’re thrilled to announce the Willys model is joining...
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Mercedes-Maybach GLS: This Four-Wheeled Luxury Condo has a Fridge & Champagne Flutes

You know the old saying, “If you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it?” Well, say hello to the latest example of that Truth: The Mercedes-Maybach GLS. The uber high-end luxo-SUV will be stuffed with comfort, convenience, and other high tech features. Loaded, in a word. Not so loaded? Your bank account after you write that check. What Does The Mercedes-Maybach GLS Cost? $160,500 plus $1,050 for the destination charge. That’s the starting price of the big Merc SUV that aims to go up...
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2021 Audi A6 Sport: Newly Updated A6 Comes With More Horsepower!

Audi has updated its A6 Sport, a sort-of-not-all-the-way S6. In addition to having some cosmetic work done, a nip here, a tuck there, the 2021 Audi A6 Sport also has some other enhancements to areas much more interesting to gearheads: the powertrain! And let’s jump right into the fun stuff, shall we? 2021 Audi A6 Sport 45 TFSI: Engine & Powertrain The new AS Sport, officially named the A6 Sport 45 TFSI, cranks out a healthy 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. of torque. That’s a bump of 13...
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2021 VW Arteon: A Complete Look At The Pricing & Trim Levels

The 2021 VW Arteon is here, and it looks like Volkswagen is really going through with this big sedan thing. You’d think they would have learned their lesson with other high-end(ish) luxo-sedans from the recent past (the Phaeton), but they’re taking another run at it, this time with the Arteon. The pricing isn’t too bad, but only time will tell if this will end up being another Quixotic tilting at sedan-shaped windmills. Look, I have nothing against this, per se. It’s not that I don’t like big...
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Mini Rolls Out Two New Special Editions & We Want Both

Expect Mini Coopers’ just released 1499 GT Special Edition and the Mini Countryman Oxford Edition to stoke excitement among its fans. The automaker has only about 0.21 percent of the U.S. market share, but Mini owners are loyal. I had weekly invitations to drive my own Union Jack-decorated Mini Coupe to an array of enthusiast events or buy bling that harkened back to the Mini’s 1959 birth. The spunky Mini didn’t arrive in the U.S. until 2002, and I can tell you there are plenty of owners that...
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Fans Can Go Wild With The New Ford Bronco Build & Price Configurator

If you’re itching for a new Bronco or Bronco Sport, you can now get one step closer. Ford recently launched the Bronco build-and-price configurator, which lets you see different exterior color options, material choices for the interior, and dozens of accessories. To date, Ford has logged nearly 200,000 reservations for the Bronco, which comes in both two-door and four-door configurations.  “The color and material offerings of the all-new Bronco and Bronco Sport are genuine and trusted, and es...
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2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: New Styling Cues Make it Look Less Like a Pontiac Aztek

You’ll see the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross that is slated to roll into showrooms early next year has shed the bloated look that was somewhat reminiscent of an old gym shoe. The exterior design of this new Eclipse Cross is more akin to a pair of Nike Air Force 1s. It has a slimmer, sportier look, a more refined interior, and better tech. 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Powertrain Those are all positives, but the automaker primarily touts the eco-friendliness of this new Eclipse Cross, alt...
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2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1: A Walk Around This New Electric “Supertruck”

Yes, truck lover, you can have an engine with beast-like power and zero emissions – and killer looks, too. GMC promises that and more in its upcoming 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1. Although other variants are on the way, the Hummer EV Edition 1 will set the tone for what GMC wants to accomplish with this new lineup. Different from the gas-guzzling hulks of the past, The 2022 Hummer EV will be the first fully-electric addition to GMC’s lineup. “This innovative truck comes to market with speed and p...
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2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid to Top Panamera Lineup

The 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S and Hybrid models are all about power and performance! Porsche recently pulled the cover off the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which is now the king of Panamera Mountain. Whether you like the styling or not, one thing is for sure: The Panamera is Fast with a capital F!   Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid  The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the second-fastest car the automaker currently produces. This E-Hybrid variant combines a four-liter twin-turbo V8 (56...
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2022 VW Taos: New Compact SUV Due Next Summer. Will It Be a Winner?

Volkswagen plans yet another entry into the profitable crossover and SUV segment, this time with the elegant Taos. The 2022 VW Taos is the automaker’s smallest and least expensive SUV – yes, it even beats the Tiguan in those categories – but still boasts the stately exterior and gee-whiz features that have become VW mainstays in recent years. “Taos is our fifth new addition to the Volkswagen SUV family in just four years, and we’re thrilled to keep finding new ways to meet the needs of Americ...
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2021 Nissan Altima: A Quick Walk Around Nissan’s Newest Sedan

The 2021 Nissan Altima will be offered for the same price as last year but Nissan dumped some trim combinations and reordered the lineup. The more significant news is that the SR Plus loses its standard moonroof, heated front seats, and Intelligent Lane Intervention. However, you can still opt for them with the Premium Package. 2021 Nissan Altima: Engine & Powertrain The other big news is how the VC-Turbo is only available on Altima SR. Nissan reports the 2.0-liter VC-Turbo inline four-...
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Q5, A7 & A8 TFSI: Audi Rolls Out a Trifecta of Plug-in Hybrids for 2021

Audi has rolled out details about its eco-friendly 2021 Q5, A7, and A8 TFSI e models, and while they’ve got sleeker styles, more torque, and better tech, the big news is their energy efficiency. The additions seem like solid steps toward the automaker’s goal of making 30 percent of its U.S. portfolio electrified in the next five years, despite lagging sales and layoffs. “[Tesla] showed that electric cars are working, that a fully electric car is the right solution,” said former Volkswagen CEO...
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2021 Lexus IS: Sporty New IS Sedan Embraces Its Racetrack Roots

The 2021 Lexus IS is unlike any other IS from previous generations. Lexus claims it’s the best IS to date. It’s also the first Lexus model to be developed using the new Lexus Driving Signature credo. We’re all familiar with the Lexus brand and how it blends Toyota-levels of durability and reliability in a surprisingly luxurious and refined package. Still, a Lexus was never about spine-tingling agility and superb handling. Even the mighty Lexus LFA, for all its attributes and high-revving Yamaha-...
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2021 Audi R8 RWD Coupe & Spyder: Strong Performance but for Less Cash!

Now may be the time for budget-conscious Audi R8 Coupe and Spyder lovers to take the leap into their dream cars. The automaker just announced that rear-wheel drive (RWD) versions of both are permanent editions to the lineup beginning with the 2021 model year. The RWD models lack some of the charisma you find on the higher-end quattro models, most notably a drop of 70 points in horsepower and slightly less torque. 2021 Audi R8 RWD: Engine & Powertrain Still, RWD models have the same 5.2...
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2021 BMW M3 & M4: Legendary M Cars Still Deliver The Goods

The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 are making a grand entrance with a jab of controversy, no thanks to what many consider is a blasphemous interpretation of BMW’s kidney grille. First seen in the non-M version of the new 4 Series Coupe, it’s only natural for the M4 to have the same massive grille, but it seems the M3 sedan is sporting the same look. “The design is resoundingly function-driven, pure and reduced without compromise,” said Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President, BMW Group Design. “At the...
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2021 Ford F-150 3.5-liter PowerBoost Endures Harsh Testing (Video & Photos)

Ford unveiled a full-hybrid powertrain for its new F-150 earlier this year, the first full-system hybrid of its kind on the truck market. Although news of this model and a soon-to-be-announced all-electric model leaked months ago, specs were anybody’s guess. Now Ford has given us a glimpse at some of the testing they are doing for the 2021 F-150 PowerBoost, the official name for the full hybrid F-150. 2021 Ford F-150: Almost Everything You Want The new F-150 has a 35-kW motor powered by...
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2021 Honda Ridgeline: More Aggressive But Still Packed With High-Tech Goodies

Honda completely redesigned the Ridgeline for 2021. It has the heavy-duty looks and is ready to take on its “tough-stuff” midsize pickup competitors. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline, which will debut early next year, has a V6 engine, all-wheel drive, 1,580 lbs. payload capacity, and an impressive towing capacity of up to 5,000 lbs. And get this: its bed hauls four-foot-wide building materials flat, with no scratches or dents. And nope, no bed liner is needed. According to Honda, the new Ridgeline’s ...
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2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition: “Tip of The Stetson”

One look at Ram’s just announced 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition, and it’s tough even to call it a pickup truck. Sure, this Ram is plenty rugged though it’s also extra cozy. Ram equips it with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 or 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine. A Crew Cab body configuration is standard with a 5-ft.-7-in. or 6-ft.-4-in. bed length available. It’s got 12,750 lbs. of towing capability and 2,300 lbs. of payload. But Ram leaders spend more time talking about this truck’s interior th...
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2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe & Sportback Debut With New Launch Editions

New updates have just been rolled out for the 2021 Audi RS 5 Coupe and Sportback. Audi really focused on playing up the “sleek look” of the models, adjusting things like the front grille, air inlets, and adding ventilation style slits above the grille. There is no mistaking the new RS 5 for anything other than an Audi sports car.  All of these updates summarize themselves pretty nicely into a sweet looking ride with two more launch additions to choose from: the Ascari launch edition and the B...
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2021 Nissan Rogue: New Updates & Family-Friendly Pricing

When the 2021 Nissan Rogue pulls into dealer lots later this month, you will see the entry-level S with a base price of $25,650. Nissan is ballyhooing the budget-conscious MSRP of this all-new model because the automaker positioned it as a family-friendly option in the highly profitable mid-size crossover segment that includes the popular Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. “Rogue is the first of six new vehicles that will be in Nissan showrooms by the end of 2021,” said Mike Colleran, Senior Vice P...
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