Month: October 2018

The good news: sales of profitable pickups, utility vehicles and commercial vans are buying Ford time as it restructures its business. Consumers can take heart in a rash of new product coming next year including the Ranger pickup, Mustang Shelby GT500 and next-generation Explorer and Escape. The success of the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition
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We can thank Tesla for electrifying consumer interest in zero-emissions cars, but what if your EV-curiosity doesn’t extend to sedans or hatchbacks? When a commanding seating position or the status of driving an SUV are must-haves in your next vehicle, you may be surprised by how many options are on the way. Even if you
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The R8 is already one of the most capable cars in the Audi lineup, but a new limited edition increases the supercar’s performance even further. By raiding the Audi Sport parts bin, the automaker has created the R8 V10 Plus Competition package. Among other updates, the model sheds weight and boosts aerodynamic performance over the
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BMW offers a pretty wide range of utility vehicles, from big to small, V-8s to plug-in hybrids, and even crossover coupes. But there remains one major hole in the lineup: a full-size SUV. The 2019 BMW X7 will make a belated entrance into this highly lucrative segment when it goes on sale in the U.S.
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Entering its fourth generation, the BMW X5 receives a new architecture, new engines, and an optional off-road package. Design changes are more subtle, but all together, they contribute to a more refined look compared to its predecessor. The question is: Did BMW go far enough given this is a full redesign and not a midcycle
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The Subaru Outback is an enigma. Essentially a wagon variant of the Legacy sedan with the stance and off-road capability of a crossover, the Outback is a vehicle for people who don’t necessarily like crossovers. Despite its unusual position in the market, it’s Subaru’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S., and for good reason. We continue to praise the current model
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