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First Drive: 2020 Lincoln Corsair

First Drive: 2020 Lincoln Corsair

All but abandoned when the domestic auto industry nearly collapsed a decade ago, Lincoln was given a reprieve – with enough funding to bring six new models to the road. That included its first-ever compact crossover, the MKC. Targeting the likes of the Audi Q3 and...
First Drive: 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat

First Drive: 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat

When all is said and done the F-150 is undoubtedly the most famous vehicle built – save the Mustang – by the Ford Motor Co. since Henry Ford brought out the Model T more than 100 years ago. But the F-150 pickup has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for more...
First Drive: 2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt

First Drive: 2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt

It’s relatively easy to write about the current generation of Ford’s iconic Mustang. Just pop open your wallet or purse and look inside. If there isn’t a ton of cash, no problem. Ford has a more-than-capable Ecoboost four-cylinder Mustang (from $26,670) that outputs a...
First Drive: 2019 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label Edition

First Drive: 2019 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label Edition

The rise in the popularity of sport-utility vehicles has led to a revival of the Lincoln brand. Earlier in the decade, it looked as if Lincoln was destined for some sort of automotive graveyard. But the new Lincoln Navigator and now the Nautilus have helped give...
First Drive: 2019 Mazda CX-5

First Drive: 2019 Mazda CX-5

Utility vehicles come in different sizes, but they also share a basic shape, which can make it difficult for manufacturers to separate the vehicles from the competition in any given segment. However, one company that seems to have mastered the art of differentiation...
First Drive: 2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered

First Drive: 2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered

If you’re a Volvo fan, you’ve undoubtedly been hearing the name, “Polestar,” a lot over the last few years. That said, you’d be excused if you don’t really know what it is. That’s likely because the Swedish automaker is using it in a variety of different ways. There’s...
First Drive: 2020 Lincoln Aviator

First Drive: 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Back in 2006, when Alan Mulally joined Ford Motor Co. as its new CEO he had a variety of tough decisions to make about the automaker’s broad brand portfolio. The former Boeing exec quickly decided to sell off European brands Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo...
First Drive: 2019 Infiniti QX80

First Drive: 2019 Infiniti QX80

Sales of big sport utility vehicles all but collapsed 10 years ago during the last recession but they have made a steady comeback because of their ability to carry multiple passengers in relative comfort. While General Motors with vehicles such as the Cadillac...
First Drive: 2019 Kia K900

First Drive: 2019 Kia K900

Big quiet sedans are still the vehicle of choice for riding in style and the Kia K900 offers plenty of both and quite a bit more. Kia has astutely cultivated a middle-of-the-market position in a focused effort to move beyond the bargain basement image with which it...
First Drive: 2020 Cadillac XT6

First Drive: 2020 Cadillac XT6

There’s a bit of an irony to the debut of Cadillac’s newest SUV, the XT6. General Motors’ luxury brand was one of the first entrants into the luxury SUV space, with the original Escalade making its debut during the 1998 model-year, just ahead of BMW’s X5. But Caddy...
First Drive: 2019 Nissan Maxima SR

First Drive: 2019 Nissan Maxima SR

Judging by the sales totals, it looks as if someone will have to soon organize a campaign to save the family car or have it covered by the Endangered Species Act, which is too bad because carmakers have worked diligently for more than century to build the perfect...
First Drive: BMW X4 xDrive30i

First Drive: BMW X4 xDrive30i

Pickup trucks get ample attention these but there is plenty of buzz around other segments that didn’t even exist until recently – such as the growing niche compact luxury sport-utes. The 2019 BMW X4, for example, has landed in the midst of a fierce competition with...