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Car Compare: 2018 Nissan Kicks and 2018 Kia Soul

An attractive SUV-like design and affordable pricing has propelled the Kia Soul to the top of the automaker’s sales charts for years. But before you drive away in a new Soul with a color-contrasting roof, consider the Nissan Kicks. Both tall-roofed hatchbacks have relatively spacious interiors and call themselves SUVs yet don’t offer all-wheel drive. […]

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2018 Nissan Kicks SR First Test: Trusting the Right Numbers

If you think 125 hp isn’t enough grunt for a subcompact crossover like the 2018 Nissan Kicks, take a step back to see the bigger (or smaller) picture. With an as-tested curb weight of just 2,643 pounds, the affordable Kicks is far lighter and more efficient than its competitors. Whether you consider the Kicks a […]

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2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid First Test: Hat Trick

“What does the SH stand for?” a curious woman asked while loading groceries into her newish Explorer, referencing the “SHAWD” badging on my Acura’s tailgate. “Super handling,” I responded. After a pause and a slightly confused look on her face, she replied, “But it’s a big SUV, why would anyone want that? … And [is […]

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Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Volvo S60

The last-generation Volvo S60 has been around since the 2011 model year and was refreshed for 2014. In today’s market, that is a long time. But the Swedish automaker has been hard at work redesigning the rest of its lineup, saving the S60 for last. With the release of the V60 wagon, we had an […]

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Modified Volkswagen Jetta Will Attempt Bonneville Speed Record

Volkswagen will attempt to set a class record at Bonneville Speed Week with a modified Jetta. To beat the BGC/G record, it will have to go faster than 208.472 mph. The Bonneville car is based on the 2019 Jetta, which has been completely redesigned. It receives a host of upgrades from stock, including a lowered […]

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