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2023 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid

How much are you willing to spend to save on gas? That's the question presented by the Big Three hybrids in the compact crossover class, the Honda CR-V hybrid, the Toyota RAV4...

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R

How much is a 700-plus horsepower supercharged V8 (and the clearance needed to go over whatever's in your way) worth? It depends on which of the Big Two you happen to like...

The Anti-Lightning

There is a reason why the Lightning - the battery-powered version of Ford's F-150 pickup - isn't selling very well. It's sitting - untethered - in my driveway as I type this. It...

2024 Lincoln Corsair

Lincoln - Ford’s luxury line - used to specialize in luxury cars, just like just about every other luxury car brand - excepting luxury brands like Land Rover that have always...

2023 Mercedes GLC 300

One of Mercedes' most successful vehicles ever was the M-Class SUV, which Mercedes no longer makes (the last year was 2015). It place has been taken by two SUVs - both...

2023 Nissan Frontier

The Nissan Frontier - like the Ford Ranger and the Toyota Tacoma and the Chevy Colorado - used to be a compact-sized truck that almost anyone who wanted a new truck...

2024 Buick Envista

Times change.  At one time, GM’s Buick division was known for selling big cars with big engines that were almost Cadillacs but not as flashy - and a bit less pricey.  Today, Buick...

2023 Dodge Hornet

Dodge got handed a bag of lemons - with lots of brown spots - in the form of government regulations that have effectively outlawed the kinds of cars that only Dodge...

2024 Subaru Crosstrek

Last year - which is still actually this model year - Subaru’s Crosstrek was pretty much the only small crossover that still came standard with a manual transmission.  Or even offered one.  Next...

2023 Honda Civic

There’s a reason why people buy things. It is because the things people buy are appealing to the people who spend money on them.  That has been the secret of the Honda...
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