New Car Reviews

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2024 Hyundai Venue

You have probably read that the average price paid for a new vehicle approaches $50,000. How about one that costs less than half as much as that? The Hyundai Venue stickers for...

2006 GMC Sierra1500 hybrid

A hybrid truck like the full-size GMC Sierra 1500 (and its sister truck, the Chevy Silverado 1500) may be the best hybrid vehicle of all. Or at least, one of the most...

2006 Mercury Mariner hybrid

In theory, a hybrid SUV is a wonderful concept. Decent gas mileage (as much as low 30s around town) without sacrificing the roominess, versatility -- and power -- that make SUVs...

2007 Chevy Avalanche

Though the changes are subtle, the '07 Chevy Avalanche is essentially an all-new truck. And a much better one than it was before. It still has its rough and tumble Tonka toy personality...

2006 Scion tC

"TC" was Magnum's amiable war buddy on the '80s show about a Hawaiian shirt-wearing private eye with a cheesy porno star mustache and a borrowed Ferrari. The Scion tC, on the...

2007 Saturn Sky

Sometimes, a car company's most inspired creations come at times of greatest desperation -- sheetmetal Hail Marys on which many hopes are pinned. The magnificent Studebaker Avanti comes to mind. (It...

2006 Cadillac DTS

Let's say you're in the market for a well-equipped, full-size luxury sedan that's not an old man's car -- but also doesn't have the jutting angles, 20-inch chromed wheels and pimp-strut...

2007 Infiniti M45 – carpal tunnel city!

If you think BMW's iDrive mouse controller is child's play and want to step up to something a bit more challenging, the set up in the Infiniti M45 should keep you...

2024 Honda Ridgeline

Not everyone needs a truck - but it can be handy to have a bed, to haul stuff that won't fit inside (and that might otherwise make a mess, inside). That's...

2006 Hyundai Azera

A $24,000 full-size luxury car sounds almost too good to be true -- or at the very least, a bit of an exaggeration. After all, $24k is pretty much what you'd...
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