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  • Future Classic: 2020 Nissan 370Z Coupe 50th Anniversary Edition Test Drive

    2020 Nissan 370Z Coupe 50th Anniversary Edition

    First introduced in America as the 1970 Datsun 240Z, Nissan’s legendary Z car is celebrating five decades of revolutionizing the sports car market with bold styling, class-leading performance, and unmatched value.

    And to mark this special occasion, the 2020 Nissan 370Z is being offered in a 50th Anniversary Edition trim, which features two model-specific color themes, unique graphics, and special badging. This limited edition variant is sure to be a collectible, and is only available as an add-on to the Coupe Sport model.

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  • The Blazer is Back: Chevrolet Blazer Premier AWD Test Drive

    The Redesigned Blazer is a Great Balance of Value, Performance, and Usability

      — by Mike Musto

    Back after a 14-year hiatus, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer comes to us not as a full-size or off-road inspired SUV, but a mid-size crossover designed for the modern world. Available in front- or all-wheel-drive, and with either a fuel-efficient 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a burly 3.6-liter V6, the new Blazer can be outfitted to meet the majority of your family needs.
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  • Soft-Spoken and Powerful: First Drive of the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

    RAM was First With a Light-Duty Diesel — and it's Not Resting on its Laurels

      — by Derek Shiekhi

    Less than ten years ago, a light-duty pickup with a diesel engine was an alien concept. Truck makers offered a variety of six- and eight-cylinder engines, but all of those ran on gasoline. RAM changed the industry in 2014 when it debuted its EcoDiesel power plant as an option for the 1500.
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  • Silverado LT Double Cab vs. Silverado 2500HD: Video Comparison

    This week, we’re comparing two Chevy trucks. Think of it like Thanksgiving dinner — but with trucks!

      — by John Coyle

    This week is a bit of a family feud, as we’re comparing the Silverado LT Double Cab and the Chevy Silverado 2500HD. So if you’re trying to decide just how much truck you need, stay tuned as we compare the engines, cabins, infotainment, and price. Of course, you shouldn’t buy a truck without a thorough test drive.

    So if you’re trying to decide just how much truck you need, stay tuned as we compare the engines…
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  • Sharp and Spacious: Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Test Drive

    There's no Shortage of Mid-Size Crossovers on the Market. But the Pathfinder's Roomy and Stylish Interior Makes it Stand Out.

      — by Jeffrey N. Ross

    The current Nissan Pathfinder was introduced for the 2013 model year making it a dinosaur in the three-row, mid-size crossover segment, but Nissan continues to find new ways to keep this aging CUV relevant among growing competition. For the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder, that was accomplished with the all-new Rock Creek Edition combining a more rugged appearance with trendy blacked-out exterior styling.
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  • End of an Era: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Test Drive

    The 2019 Corvette is the Last of its Kind. We're Happy we Got to Give it a Proper Farewell.

      — by Derek Shiekhi

    July 18, 2019 was a major moment in automotive history. That was the day Chevrolet revealed its all-new eighth-generation (C8) Corvette. Like its C7 predecessor, the 2020 Stingray has an eye-catching design, a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8, and rear-wheel drive. But for the first time since "America's Sports Car" hit the market in 1953, the engine is now in the middle of the car. That means the front-engine 2019 Corvette is the last of its…
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  • 2019 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Lariat Diesel Test Drive

    Truck Fans Will Love the Gobs of Low-End Torque and Improved Fuel Economy

      — by Mike Musto

    With 440 lb-ft of torque at just 1,750-rpm, the Blue Oval is hoping that its best selling Ford F-150, when equipped with the new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, will snap up prospective buyers. Certainly, it features gobs of low-end torque, and improved fuel economy. But with an as-tested price of $68,100, drivers might wonder if that extra pulling power is worth the extra cost
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  • Style, Comfort, Value: 2019 Nissan Rogue SL FWD Test Drive

    While Nissan Rogue is One of the Oldest Designs in the Compact Crossover Segment, it Remains One of the Best.

      — by Jeffrey N. Ross

    Despite being introduced for the 2014 model year, the current Nissan Rogue continues to keep pace with the best of the compact crossover segment such as the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. Nissan has managed to do this by giving the Rogue a uniquely vast lineup that not only includes separate models like the Rogue, Rogue Sport and Rogue Hybrid but also distinctly different trim levels across each model. Just look at this 2019 Nissan Rogue…
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  • Refined Ruggedness: Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Review

    The Stout V6, Manual Option, and True Off-Road Chops Make the TRD Pro an Enthusiast Favorite.

      — by Jeffrey N. Ross

    Off-road enthusiasts have plenty of options out there right now, so in an effort to remain at the head of the pack, the mid-size 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro gets some substantial performance upgrades. While other automakers limit their top off-roaders to a single vehicle line, Toyota’s TRD Pro package is available on three different models: the Tundra, 4Runner and Tacoma. And it’s the latter that has the stiffest competition as the 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is…
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  • Turbo Fun: 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost HPP Test Drive

    A Potent Engine, Superb Handling, and Great Brakes Make the EcoBoost a Winner

      — by Mike Musto

    If you haven’t heard by now, the Ford Motor Company has stopped making its insane little hot-hatch, the Focus RS. It was a great exercise in compact fun, but the fact is, it may have been a bit too much for the general public. Thankfully for us, however, Ford went ahead and saved the turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that motivated the RS, and instead of shelving it, they went ahead and stuffed it underneath…
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