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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE Review – Getting Closer

Y’all are probably gonna flay me for what I am about to write. I know, because one of our contributors took it on the chin (no pun intended) earlier this year after writing up the 2020 Corolla sedan. That’s okay. I can take it. You guys out there fling arrows at us sometimes and we’re […] The post 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE Review – Getting Closer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Car Reviews, Corolla, Toyota Corolla, 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback


2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 First Drive – We All Need a Hero

Somehow, while I wasn’t looking, the box office has become dominated by movies featuring superheroes. Iron Man, Batman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, and the like have used various superpowers to make tons of cash for stale popcorn purveyors worldwide. Avengers: Endgame is raking it in as I type. I won’t pretend to drop any movie references […] The post 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 First Drive – We All Need a Hero appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2020 Toyota GR Supra First Drive – To Enjoy Properly, Ignore the Context

The howling denizens of the Internet may not be a representative sample of real life, but they are loud nonetheless, and they’ve seemingly had it in for the Toyota Supra since the wraps came off. It’s too much a BMW, they say. It doesn’t feel like a real Supra, thanks to all those German parts […] The post 2020 Toyota GR Supra First Drive – To Enjoy Properly, Ignore the Context appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Volkswagen Arteon First Drive – A Fine Car, but for Whom?

The large-car class is a weird place these days. Not exactly a ghost town, but not exactly a hotly contested segment, either. Rear-drive remains the purview of the Dodge/Chrysler bunch, while the rest of the segment consists of entry-luxury cruisers (Toyota Avalon, Lexus ES) and semi-sporty cars such as the Acura TLX, Nissan Maxima, Buick […] The post 2019 Volkswagen Arteon First Drive – A Fine Car, but for Whom? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Kia Forte Review – Basic Done Best

I’ll grant that I’ve established a pretty cool second job for myself with this gig writing about cars. What gearhead wouldn’t love to get paid to talk (well, write) about their favorite subject — and often, drive some of the coolest new cars around? It sure beats flipping burgers to put extra cash in the […] The post 2019 Kia Forte Review – Basic Done Best appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Car Reviews, Kia, Compact Car, 2019 Kia Forte, Kia Forte Review


2019 Genesis G70 Sport Review – Handsome Anachronism

Take a good look at the state of the sports sedan. Once defined as four doors, compact dimensions, rear-wheel drive, and a manual transmission, there are precious few new cars sold today that fit that narrow criteria. The German manufacturers who made their names in this segment have abandoned the third pedal. The only choice […] The post 2019 Genesis G70 Sport Review – Handsome Anachronism appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Diesel Review – Digging in the Dirt

I sheepishly handed the keys over with an apology. Life conspired to keep me from the car wash before the truck was due to go back, and as you’ll see in the photos below, I was not bashful about making this truck properly dirty. “Not a problem. Trucks are supposed to get dirty,” the friendly […] The post 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Diesel Review – Digging in the Dirt appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Ford Ranger Review – A Tweener

You know you’re getting old when you start using phrases like “back in my day” on the regular. Indeed, as I’m rounding my fortieth lap of the sun, I find myself reminiscing entirely too much. And, considering this tidy second career I’ve picked out, it’s not surprising that my daydreams revert all too often to […] The post 2019 Ford Ranger Review – A Tweener appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Porsche 911 Carrera S review: Timeless icon looks better than ever

The new Porsche 911 is stylish, sleek and super fast - and is the best-looking model since the 1960s classics [Author: Colin Goodwin]
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2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature – Inching Ever Closer to Perfection

Does a crossover really need to be good to drive, or is mere competence good enough to win buyers? Most carmakers settle for “good enough,” and yet they keep selling. Mazda, of course, doesn’t settle. Performance is baked into everything it offers. I’m certain that if Mazda offered a panel van, some fool out there […] The post 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature – Inching Ever Closer to Perfection appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Car Reviews, Signature, Mazda, Compact Crossovers, 2019 Mazda Cx-5 Signature


2019 Lexus NX 300 AWD Review – Second Impressions

“Ask the man who owns one,” Packard once implored readers from the glossy depths of various Depression-era magazines. While clearly not interested in courting the female buyer (I hope they’re dragged on Twitter for this insensitive tagline), Packard’s core message still holds up today. No one loves poo-pooing other people’s buying decisions quite like auto […] The post 2019 Lexus NX 300 AWD Review – Second Impressions appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review – Hyundai Brings the Funk

Hyundai turned itself into a successful brand by building sensible, reliable cars and crossovers that match up nicely with the competition. Where rival carmakers have a product, Hyundai has a very similar alternative. Making a sale by imitating the class leaders is generally a winning strategy. And then you have the 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo […] The post 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review – Hyundai Brings the Funk appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2020 Range Rover Evoque First Drive – Familiar yet New

The script for the first-gen Range Rover Evoque included downsizing the Discovery luxury experience to a compact size and extending the distinct styling and off-road capability the brand is known for. The first-generation Evoque came in two-door and four-door variants, followed by a two-door cabrio version. The second-gen Evoque follows the original script, but drops […] The post 2020 Range Rover Evoque First Drive – Familiar yet New appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2018 Hyundai Kona Review – Double Take

One of my personal auto reviewer “rules” is that I try to test any vehicle I drove on a press junket later, at home, even if it’s months later (and even if it’s many months before I get around to writing about it). I do this because the potholed roads and unpredictable weather of the city […] The post 2018 Hyundai Kona Review – Double Take appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2018 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD Review – Double Take

One of my personal auto reviewer “rules” is that I try to test any vehicle I drove on a press junket later, at home, even if it’s months later (and even if it’s many months before I get around to writing about it). I do this because the potholed roads and unpredictable weather of the city […] The post 2018 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD Review – Double Take appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Car Reviews, Hyundai, New Cars, Kona, Hyundai Kona, 2018 Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Kona Ultimate


Ford Taurus: Oedipus Wrecks (Part II)

My first installment centered around the neglected, beancounted “heart and soul of an American hero,” with a sense of pride in bespoke platforms and powertrains. But the re-killing of the Ford Taurus lacks nationalistic sorrow: the hometown hero was a name looking for a globally-engineered sedan, in a declining market, foolishly butted up against another Ford sedan with cooler stuff […] The post Ford Taurus: Oedipus Wrecks (Part II) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited – Long-distance Hauler

Today’s crossover craze may be in part a rebuke of minivans, but that hasn’t stopped Chrysler from putting effort into the class. After all, if the company that more or less invented the modern version of the people-toting minivan was offering up a subpar effort in the class, that wouldn’t reflect well on it. Chrysler […] The post 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited – Long-distance Hauler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Review – The Clock Strikes Van Time

Welcome to the least hip car segment – the minivan. It’s what our parents drove, right? Nobody wants to be as tragically uncool as their parents, even as they themselves become parents. Might I, an experienced parent, suggest something to the millennials and hipsters who are starting to reproduce? Consider getting back to the minivan […] The post 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Review – The Clock Strikes Van Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport Review – A Peculiar Development in Big Sedan Land

A big luxury sedan is sedate, ponderous, and numb. Insulation from everything outside the cockpit is paramount. Arriving refreshed and relaxed is the order of the day in this class of car. The little F-Sport badge on the tail of this 2019 Lexus LS 500 changes everything. While one can still chauffeur grandma to church […] The post 2019 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport Review – A Peculiar Development in Big Sedan Land appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Ford to offer hybrid and electric options in redesigned 2020 Escape SUV

Ford today is taking the wraps off the latest generation of the Escape . It’s a major re-work inside and out with new sheetmetal and powertrain options. The 2020 Escape is sportier, loaded with technology, and with hybrid and electric options, clearly built for the future. The Escape has been Ford’s most affordable SUV since its debut in 2000. Smaller than the stalwart Explorer and more traditional than the Edge or Flex, Ford has always positioned the Escape as an easy and accessible sport ...
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2019 Jetta GLI First Drive – Jetta, Enhanced

Volkswagen’s latest iteration of the Jetta is a well-rounded commuter car, but a tad boring. VW had an easy fix for that in mind – just implant the heart of the GTI hot hatch along with some Golf R bits. Boom, instant sports sedan. There’s been a GLI version of the Jetta since 1984, and […] The post 2019 Jetta GLI First Drive – Jetta, Enhanced appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2020 Jeep Gladiator First Drive – Getting What You Asked For

Jeep engineers and PR folks wasted no time in telling media, assembled in Sacramento to drive the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator mid-size pickup, that this truck is more than just a Wrangler with a pickup bed slapped on the back. Technically speaking, it’s true — there are key mechanical and structural differences. So no one […] The post 2020 Jeep Gladiator First Drive – Getting What You Asked For appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Infiniti QX50 Review – Owner of a Lonely Heart

Think of an occasion in which something really good appeared in a place where it was underappreciated. A fantastic steak at the downtown greasy spoon, perhaps? Beautiful new windows installed in a student rental house? My writing on this website? Wait, I wasn’t supposed to say that last one out loud… Buried in the mire […] The post 2019 Infiniti QX50 Review – Owner of a Lonely Heart appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Mazda CX-9 GT AWD Review – Style, Substance

Yet another three-row crossover. Yawn. It’s even painted white, like the appliance it’s certain to be. But people keep buying these things, like it or not. Since few want my ideal family hauler – the minivan – this genre is the best way to haul more than five people. And I’d argue that this 2019 […] The post 2019 Mazda CX-9 GT AWD Review – Style, Substance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2020 Kia Telluride First Drive – Your Road Trip Awaits

Life is often a matter of timing. Ask Kia about the difference between the 2020 Kia Telluride crossover and its last attempt at something similar – the Kia Borrego. Remember the Borrego? I do. That body-on-frame SUV wasn’t a poor vehicle – I drove one, briefly, and liked it – but it came to market […] The post 2020 Kia Telluride First Drive – Your Road Trip Awaits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Subaru Ascent Premier Review – In a Big Country

Approaching my Ascent tester behind a not-so-local dealer, I felt a presence. Like a pre-war bank, this thing was solid, monolithic, immovable, looming over all of humanity and granting entry to only a choice few. Given the profit Subaru’s going to make off these things, it’s not an inaccurate comparison. The last Subaru I drove […] The post 2019 Subaru Ascent Premier Review – In a Big Country appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2018 Lexus NX 300h Review – In the Eye of the Beholder

  The luxury crossover realm is a weird one. The market has been built on the age-old plan of taking a more basic model and adding profitable flash. The problem lies when the base model is good enough for most buyers. Indeed, starting out with the best-selling non-truck in America means building something distinctive atop […] The post 2018 Lexus NX 300h Review – In the Eye of the Beholder appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Review – The Stalwart

Remember 2005? An old, ugly English prince marries for the second time. A hurricane devastates the U.S. Gulf Coast. Newlywed Chris signs a mortgage on a house and begins to prepare said house for the arrival of a newborn. And Nissan reveals the D40-chassis Frontier. Fast forward. Charles wonders when his mom will give it […] The post 2019 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Review – The Stalwart appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Review – Hope

Let’s face it. Most Toyotas are boring. Sure, enthusiasts get tossed the occasional bone – the 86 and the upcoming (controversial) Supra – but otherwise, the lineup doesn’t excite. I believe that there are gearheads deep within the bowels of Toyota R&D, however. Those who recall the days when several proper performance cars shared a […] The post 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Review – Hope appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Toyota, Car Reviews, Corolla, Supra, Toyota Corolla, 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback


2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew – Power Cruising

Part of the appeal of pickup trucks is that they can be many things to many people. Tow machine to haul your boat? Check. Home-improvement aid? Sure, throw those 2x4s in the back. Guarantee that your friends will call you when they need help moving, even if they never call you any other time? Sure. […] The post 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew – Power Cruising appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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