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First Drive: 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty

First Drive: 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Every year, Ford sells hundreds of thousands of F-Series Super Duty pickups to people like contractors, farmers, etc. who not only buy them because they can pull a small house up a hill, but more so lately because they like how they look. They’ve come to depend upon...
First Drive: 2020 Volvo S60 T5 FWD

First Drive: 2020 Volvo S60 T5 FWD

The reborn Volvo Car Co. began building cars in the United States less than two years ago and the product that rolled off the assembly line first was handsome, tech savvy sedan that broadened the company’s product offering in the United States. The Volvo S60 is a...
First Drive: 2020 Mazda6 Signature

First Drive: 2020 Mazda6 Signature

At a time when people have gone all in for sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks, it’s easy for any four-door sedan to get lost on a dealer’s back lot. The Mazda6 has an even steeper hill to climb than most sedans because it is tucked away in the portfolio of a...
First Drive: 2020 Acura RDX SH-AWD Advance

First Drive: 2020 Acura RDX SH-AWD Advance

Even in the upscale slices of the segment, the rapid proliferation of compact utility vehicles has made it difficult for the various brands to separate their identity from competitors. However, Acura has succeeded in putting some distance between the 2020 Acura RDX...
First Drive: 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT

First Drive: 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT

If you were making a list of companies that struggled during the past 10 years, Mitsubishi would probably show up on it, given the near death of its American operations at the start of the decade. But Mitsubishi, with a bit of grit, a bit luck and its ability to hang...
First Drive: 2020 Mazda CX-30

First Drive: 2020 Mazda CX-30

In this SUV-crazed era, automakers are looking for every possible bit of “white space” to slot in yet another offering. We recently reviewed the new Mercedes-Benz GLB as one example and, earlier this month, got the chance to drive the 2020 Mazda CX-30 which, somehow,...
First Drive: 2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop Two-Door

First Drive: 2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop Two-Door

Inch by inch the vehicles used to carry passengers every day have gotten longer, wider and in many cases taller in the years since the end of the great recession. But the utility of small vehicles, such as the Mini Cooper Hardtop Two Door, is still hard to beat in the...
First Drive: 2020 Nissan Sentra

First Drive: 2020 Nissan Sentra

The sedan is dead, or so goes the current conventional wisdom. There’s no question that sales have taken a tumble as SUV fever sweeps across America, but as Mark Twain might have said, “reports of the demise of the sedan have been greatly exaggerated.” They still...
First Look: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA

First Look: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA

What was once a limited line-up of products has morphed into one of the broadest arrays of offerings in the luxury market, and is continuing to grow, as Mercedes-Benz has shown with the recent debut of the GLB crossover. But the German automaker also is making sure...
First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

Gone are the days when automakers tried to make their car-based crossovers look like conventionally boxy SUVs. The industry trend has been to opt for ever more swoopy shapes that attempt to overcome the inherent design limitations of two-box vehicles. So, imagine our...
BMW Updates Rolls-Royce, Mini Brands for Upcoming Year

BMW Updates Rolls-Royce, Mini Brands for Upcoming Year

The makers of the Ultimate Driving Machine produce a few other types of driving machines as well, the company’s Rolls-Royce and Mini products contribute to the company’s bottom line as well as its reputation as an automaker. The company invited a slew of auto...
First Drive: 2020 Acura MDX AWD A-Spec

First Drive: 2020 Acura MDX AWD A-Spec

The conversation around luxury vehicles has been dominated by German makes for what seems like forever. But if you take the time to drive one of the new vehicles from Acura, Honda’s upscale marque, you can’t help but wonder why. For example, at first glance, the 2020...