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  • On the Road Review: Acura TLX S-Type AWD Sedan

    On the Road Review: Acura TLX S-Type AWD Sedan

    Notably, this Acura gets the all-new 3.0-liter Turbo V-6, while the original Legend/TL was the first Honda product to get a V-6 engine over 30 years ago. A potent, smooth, responsive powertrain married to a slick, smart 10-speed automatic transmission, there is more than a hint of irony with this engine.

  • On the Road Review: Hyundai Sonata Limited

    On the Road Review: Hyundai Sonata Limited

    Inside, a roomy interior packs lots of features and content levels that increase the Sonata’s inherent value edge over the competition. Simplified but modern controls, backed with tons of convenience pieces and driving aids, like driver-less parking space exit program, show that Hyundai is more than serious about conquering sedan buyers in this segment.

  • On the Road Review: GMC Sierra 1500 AT4

    On the Road Review: GMC Sierra 1500 AT4

    If you could drive a full-size pickup truck that delivered 30-plus mpg, could tow up to 9,300 pounds and pump out 460 pound/feet of tire-twisting torque — all while whisking five people down the road in utter comfort — you might be tempted to think, where do I sign up! This week’s GMC Sierra is the latest example of what has become the norm.

  • On the Road Review: Lexus IS350 AWD Sedan

    On the Road Review: Lexus IS350 AWD Sedan

    This year’s IS350, the middle of three IS models Lexus now offers, is the strongest contender yet. While exterior modifications are limited to the expressive styling that existed, the IS gains better handling, improved driver assist hardware, plus easier-to-use infotainment screens.

  • On the Road Review: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

    On the Road Review: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

    As Bob approaches me with the latest review vehicle from the press fleet, the only audible sound is the crunching of the grit under the tires as the car comes to a stop on the paved lot. That’s how silent the new Sonata Hybrid is. Hybrid-powered cars, as well as the current BEV — battery

  • On the Road Review: Lincoln Navigator Reserve Edition

    On the Road Review: Lincoln Navigator Reserve Edition

    Full-size SUVs, like this week’s Lincoln Navigator — the largest sport utility vehicle from Ford’s premium car division — still offer traditional American-style luxury. Unlike crossovers, the Navigator truly offers spacious comfort for six to seven adults in three rows of quiet luxury, plus, it can tow up to 8,700 pounds of horse trailer, camper,

  • On the Road Review: Toyota Venza Hybrid

    On the Road Review: Toyota Venza Hybrid

    Toyota’s second-generation Venza, now available after a three-year gap in production, returns as a hybrid-powered offering only. A slightly stretched version of the RAV4 — 6 inches longer — Toyota claims the Venza remains a midsize crossover despite interior measurements no larger than the compact class RAV4.  Endowed with styling that will remind many of