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  • Lexus LS 500 vs Mercedes S 560: Which Luxury Sedan is Best?

    It's time for this week's video: Lexus LS 500 vs Mercedes S 560! In this corner, we have the Lexus LS 500. It’s latest incarnation of the luxury sedan Lexus challenged Germany with three decades ago, and it gets a long awaited update for 2019.

    Next, we have the Mercedes S 560. A rolling illustration of German opulence, and an undisputed benchmark in the automotive world, this year’s model arrives mostly unchanged.

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  • 2019 Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Which is Best?

    Honda and Toyota both have loyal fans, and this is a touch choice. So lets see who comes out in the Honda Pilot vs.Toyota Highlander battle!

    In this corner, we have the 2019 Honda Pilot. As the biggest crossover in the company’s stable, it’s what Civic fans long for once they have kids. Next, we have the 2019 Toyota Highlander. It’s good there can’t only be one, because these are popular, and everyone sharing would be impractical.

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  • 2019 Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima: Which is Best?

    This week it's Honda Accord vs Nissan Altima!

    In this corner, we have the 2019 Honda Accord. It’s a mainstay of Honda’s lineup, and in recent years, it’s become something of an undercover performance car. Next, we have the fully redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima. Base models got a power bump, along with more standard creature comforts, and all-wheel drive is now available.

    Both the Honda and the Nissan are mid-size sedans thriving in the crossover era, meaning they’re both solid choices. So let’s compare engines, interiors, standard features, and pricing Watch the video to…

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  • Crossover Comparison: Mazda CX-5 vs Subaru Forester

    When looking at the Mazda CX-5 vs Subaru Forester, it's clear two very different design doctrines have made for two very different crossovers. That said? We've enjoyed our time with both.

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  • Best In Snow: Our Top AWD SUVs for Winter

    Top AWD SUVs for Winter
    It's the dead of winter—and it's been an exceptionally brutal one this year. From frozen tundra to freak weather patterns to "bomb cyclones," we can only hope the worst is over. But since nobody can predict the future, the best we can do is prepare. So in addition to donning lots of  layers, that means being safe on out on the roads. So if you live in an area that gets hit with lots of the white stuff, check this list of the top all-wheel drive SUVs for winter.
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  • Should You Buy a 2019 or 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid?

    This week is a bit of a family feud, as we’re comparing the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid with the redesigned 2019 RAV4 Hybrid. Think of it kind of like Thanksgiving dinner — but with cars.

    The styling of the latest RAV4 is far more aggressive than its predecessor. It also rides on a new, stiffer chassis, designed to provide more passenger space and improve handling. So if you’re looking to decide between a used or new version of Toyota’s popular compact SUV, stay tuned as we compare the engines, cabins, infotainment, and price.

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  • Subaru Outback vs Honda Passport: Video Comparison

    This week, it's Subaru Outback vs Honda Passport! In this corner, we have the Subaru Outback. While it doesn’t looks drastically different, the company’s famous go-anywhere wagon is fully redesigned for 2020. Next, we have the Honda Passport. While the first Passports were rebadged Isuzus, the latest generation is a Honda through and through, and it’s all new for 2019.

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  • Jeep Gladiator Rubicon vs. Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro: Video

    This week, it's Jeep Gladiator Rubicon vs. Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro! In this corner, we have the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. The hotly anticipated rig is the first pickup from Jeep in nearly three decades, and it’s all new for the 2020 model year. Next, we have the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. This trim of the rugged pickup features some beefy off-road bits, along with plenty of creature comforts, and it’s unchanged for 2019.

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  • Toyota Camry vs Lexus ES 300: Which Should You Buy?

    This week is a bit of a family feud, as we’re comparing the 2019 Toyota Camry with its luxurious corporate cousin, the Lexus ES. So if you’re looking to decide whether you should buy a sensible sedan, or upgrade to the lap of luxury, stay tuned as we compare the engines, cabins, infotainment, and price.

    Of course, you shouldn’t buy a car without a thorough test drive. So if you’re deciding between the Toyota Camry and Lexus ES, visit AutoNationDrive.com to find a nearby dealer. Full text of the video follows below.

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  • Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma: Which is the Best Fit for You?

    This is a match up we've been wanting to see for a while: Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma!

    In this corner, we have the Ford Ranger. It’s been nearly a decade since the Ranger was available on our shores, and the Ranger is all new for 2019. Next, we have the Toyota Tacoma. The Tacoma’s rugged construction and great resale value have long made it a favorite, and it’s unchanged for the model year.

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