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  • 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Test Drive Review

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    — by Jeffrey N. Ross

    Just as Fiat and Maserati have done in recent years, Alfa Romeo is slowly rebuilding its lineup here in the U.S. After a 20-year absence, Alfa Romeo made its triumphant return in 2014 with the 4C, which was quickly followed up by the topless 4C Spider. In coming years, Alfa Romeo will continue its expansion with new models that include the all-new 2017 Giulia sedan and an anticipated crossover. To see how good of a foundation this Italian brand is rebooting itself with, I was able to spend a full week test driving the 2016…

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  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Test Drive Review

    2017 Toyota Prius Prime Test Drive Review
    — by Jeffrey N. Ross

    It's not Optimus or Amazon. It's the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, and it is Toyota's next-generation plug-in hybrid. Like the 2012 to 2015 Prius Plug-In which it replaces, the new Prius Prime gets a more advanced drivetrain for improved efficiency and a longer EV driving range, but taking things a step further, this plug-in hybrid is now more easily identifiable from the standard Prius thanks to added technology and a distinctive style.

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  • 2016 Lexus NX 200t Review

    2016 Lexus NX 200t Review
    — by Omar Rana
    You could say that Lexus seems to be undergoing a bit of a major overhaul of its complete lineup. The brand recently departed from its conservative design with a more aggressive look and feel that is highlighted by the new signature spindle grille. We first saw the new design language on the Lexus IS Sedan followed by the RC Coupe. Following the debut of those two vehicles, Lexus surprised us with an all-new model for a segment it has never competed in - meet the Lexus NX.
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  • Beginning a New Era: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace HSE Test Drive

    The I-Pace Makes Jaguar the First Luxury Brand to Directly take on Tesla

      — by Omar Rana
     
    When I learned I'd be spending a week with the all-new Jaguar I-Pace, I was thrilled to experience the the legendary brand's take on a fully electric vehicle — and I wasn't disappointed. Director of Design Ian Callum and his team of engineers hit it out of the park.
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  • The Best Yet: Full Overview of the 2019 Lexus ES Lineup

    2019 Lexus ES Test Drive Review
    — by Derek Shiekhi

    We recently went out to Nashville, Tennessee, but we didn’t go there for the tunes or the BBQ. We showed up for a car: the all-new, seventh-generation 2019 Lexus ES. It wasn’t just another vehicle launch, though — the 2019 ES is perhaps the most important ES ever. It’s the newest part of Lexus’ “Future Chapter,” in which Lexus vehicles will be as exciting as they are comfortable, as thrilling as they are soothing.

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  • Everywhere Luxury: 2019 Land Rover Discovery Test Drive

    Not Only Does the Land Rover Discovery Look Great, It’s a Truly Capable SUV

      — by Mike Musto
     
    When it comes to luxury SUVs, few have the formula down as well as Land Rover. For 2019, the Land Rover Discovery HSE comes to us as an impressive package that cradles occupants in aluminum, leather and wood, and then proceeds to float them down the road on an air suspension system.
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  • Special Edition: 2019 Jeep Compass Upland 4x4 Test Drive

    The Upland has a front skid plate and tow hooks — just like the hardocre Trailhawk.

    The Latest Compass Gets New Equipment Packages and Refreshed Sheet Metal

    -- by Derek Shiekhi

    Jeep came out with an all-new, second-generation Compass for the 2017 model year. It featured fresh sheet metal, a new four-cylinder engine, and updated safety and infotainment technology. The 2019 Compass is more about small changes to the Compass — mainly related to cosmetics and equipment packages. We got a preview of some of the alterations Jeep made to its 2019 line of vehicles at the annual Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) What's New event up at its Chelsea Proving Grounds in Michigan last year

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  • Off-Road Champ: RAM Wins Top Title at 2019 Texas Truck Rodeo

    The air suspension in the RAM 1500 makes off-road obstacles a breeze.

    This Event is a Great Chance to Drive Loads of New Rigs Back to Back

    -- by Derek Shiekhi

    The fall season offers so many things to look forward to. The temperatures cool off, foliage changes color to beautiful shades of red, orange, and gold, and you can order a pumpkin spice latte without fear of judgment. Down here in Texas, we have another reason to be excited about the start of autumn. Every October, the Texas Auto Writers Association hosts the Texas Truck Rodeo.

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  • Massive Fun Factor: 2019 Volkswagen GTI Autobahn Edition Test Drive

    The lines of the Volkswagen GTI are clean, purposeful, and never flashy.

    The Volkswagen GTI is an Enthusiast Favorite, and a Virtually Perfect Car

    -- by Mike Musto

    The Volkswagen GTI Autobahn Edition follows the same well-paced evolution that's kept the GTI current for the last four decades. Keep it small, keep it simple, keep it functional, and most of all, keep it fun. If you've ever found yourself wishing driving was more exhilarating, I have some advice for you — buy a GTI. Seriously.

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  • Design, Quality, Power: 2019 RAM 1500 Limited 4x4 Test Drive

    The design of the RAM 1500  strikes a perfect balance between tough and elegant.

    The RAM 1500 Limited is a Workhorse That’s Cushy Enough to be a Daily Driver

    -- by Omar Rana

    Now, I’m going to be clear here: I don’t tow, haul, or do much off-roading. But I love pickup trucks anyway. I love the big, authoritative feel and the go-anywhere, conquer anything feeling you have when you’re driving one. So I was super excited when I learned I'd be spending a week with the all-new RAM 1500. Because after reading all the reviews, and watching all the videos about it, I knew that this truck was going…

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