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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Wolfsburg Edition

You might think the diesel emissions scandal would still dog Volkswagen. You might be wrong. VWs are still flying out of showrooms around the world. The “people’s car” continues to hold a distinct place in the automotive world, largely defined by value and German engineering without the German car

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Zippy, roomy, perfect – the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

The four-door hatchback may be the most practical (and to my mind, the most desirable) style of automobile ever designed. When small size is packaged with surprising roominess and an engine that balances between decent power and miserly fuel consumption, the automaker likely has a winner on its

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The sleek, muscular BMW 650i xDrive Cabriolet

Open-air cruising wasn’t on my mind when I drove the BMW 650i xDrive Cabriolet back in March, but by the time you read this, you might yearn to do exactly that, and in this car. First impressions The 650i Cabriolet pertains to the 6-series, which includes gran coupés,

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A Bavarian hybrid experience: the BMW 330e with eDrive

It’s tough to balance the promise of hybrid fuel economy with the power many drivers want to enjoy in a car. It can be even tougher when an automotive brand is known for quick vehicles. That’s what makes the BMW 330e a fascinating car to test.

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Getting the details right in the 2017 Lexus GS 350

Electronic parking brake switches are nothing new in modern cars. This isn’t the first thing I usually mention in a car review, if it even makes the review at all. How mundane could one possibly be, right? Stay with me. I had some difficulty finding the switch when I

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Punching above one’s weight: the 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport

Automakers tend to include at least one “sports sedan” in their lineups. Handsome, practical four-door-plus-trunk models that deliver extra performance never seem to go out of fashion. Into this category comes a worthwhile challenger: Ford’s 2017 Fusion V6 Sport. First impressions If it weren’t for the Fusion’s perceptibly

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Utility in the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited

Looking for a compact SUV with a hybrid drive system? Check out the manufacturer who co-introduced the modern sport-cute and put the first commercially successful hybrid vehicles on the road. That’s what I did during my week with the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited. First impressions The utility part of

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Looking sharp in the 2017 Lexus NX 200T

Entry-level crossover SUVs seem to have infiltrated every mass-market automaker’s lineup. It’s easy to see why these oversized four-door hatchbacks have become so popular – more room than smaller cars, fewer trips to the pump than larger vehicles force upon you – what’s not to like? And the

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Subtle confidence in the 2017 Acura RDX

This past September, Acura announced the sale of its 500,000th vehicle in Canada. By coincidence, this vehicle was sold in Toronto, the town I call home. Another coincidence: the vehicle sold was the one I’m reviewing here, the 2017 Acura RDX. First impressions My Kona Coffee Metallic RDX Elite Package

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The bang-for-the-buck 2017 Hyundai Elantra

My experience with Hyundais follows a consistent theme: a Korean automaker that packs huge amounts of value for the price. In this respect, they seem second to none. That’s why I looked forward to driving the seemingly plebeian 2017 Hyundai Elantra. First impressions The Iron Grey Elantra SE I drove doesn’t

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