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Review: Smart Styling and High Value Make 2017 Kia Sportage a Top Small Crossover Contender

  Overview (Final Score: A) The 2017 Kia Sportage has seen a complete redesign for the new model year. This really pays off for the small crossover,…

Review: 2017 Jeep Cherokee – Comfy and Pavement Friendly With Off-Road Prowess

  Overview (Final Score: A-) The 2017 Jeep Cherokee continues forward with the design revisions made a couple of years ago when this new generation of the…

The 5 Most Overlooked Car Maintenance Tips That Can Save You Money

If you can be more diligent about car maintenance in the new year, you’ll save a lot of money in the long run. You’ll also have a…

Review: 2016 Mazda Mazda3 Boasts Sporty Exterior, Interior and Top Safety Features

Overview (Final Score: A) The 2016 model year brings slight changes to the Mazda 3, most of which are fine tuning its market position rather than making…

Review: 2017 Ford Escape’s Great Looks and Options Stand Out in Compact Crossovers

Overview (Final Score: A-) The 2017 Ford Escape is a good-looking compact crossover-SUV that competes in an arena with some of the best offerings automakers can present. The…

Review: 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Shines With Excellent Interior and Fuel Economy

Overview (Final Score: A) The 2016 GMC Sierra is a more premium-level pickup truck offering than other brands, not differentiating itself with the lowest price on the…

Review: Excellent 2016 Ford F-150 Options for Everyone

Overview (Final Score: A) When it comes to the F-150, Ford doesn’t sit around waiting for the competition to catch up. There is a reason that this…

Review: 2017 Jeep Wrangler Delivers Classic Look and Off-Road Mastery

  Overview (Final Score: A-) The Jeep Wrangler is well known for its legendary off-road prowess. It has a lot of quirks and interesting habits, but they’re expected by…

Review: 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Is a Hidden Crossover Gem

Overview (Final Score: A) The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is the most overlooked crossover in the 3-row segment, yet it offers one of the more value-oriented and…

Review: Promising Minivan Contender 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Overview (Final Score: A-) If the Chrysler Pacifica’s name sounds familiar, that’s because a wagon-style crossover with that name was on the market in the mid-2000s. That…

Review: 2016 Toyota Highlander Best Pick for Midsize 3-Row CUV

Overview (Final Score: A) The 2016 Toyota Highlander is a benchmark for the midsize 3-row crossover segment. Its contemporary exterior look and highly ergonomic, family-friendly interior set…

#GrandmasOrBust: Holiday Road Tripping in a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan

For the holidays, my family wanted to visit grandma so we needed a great road trip vehicle to make that happen. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles loaned us one of their new…

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