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First Drive | 2016 Infiniti QX50 small luxury crossover

Heading into 2016, Infiniti has big plans for both its current models and the new Q30 (unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show), Q60 and QX30 concepts. Kicking off a series of vehicles we’re anxiously awaiting to get our hands on in the New Year, is the refreshed QX50 crossover. Now with 3.8 inches more wheelbase, […]

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Dave Sullivan AutoPacific E-wagon

How I Drive | Profile of Dave Sullivan of AutoPacific

Dave Sullivan has been a friend to Be Car Chic for years; and his witty, fun-loving personality make him a likeable guy in this industry. Dave’s also smart as a whip and knows a lot about the ins and outs of the car world. Today, we profile Dave, who serves as Manager, Product Analysis at […]

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Love at First Drive | Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review

If I said the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is my favorite car of the year, I wouldn’t be lying. For starters, this Italian beauty is one heckuva feast for the eyes. Yes, I do believe in love at first sight. And don’t worry, I confirmed this feeling once I got behind the wheel. Welcome back […]

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2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 in Anvil

2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4×4

Maybe it was a bout of nostalgia over my Barbie’s 1994 ‘beach cruiser’, or the fact that we’ve all been dreaming for Jeep to deliver us a Jeep that’s compact yet not a total compromise from its brethren. Of course, this is a dream not for Wrangler purists but one for other consumers who (literally), […]

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Grace Autosport

How I Drive | Beth Paretta, founder of Grace Autosport

We’ve known Beth Paretta for some time here at Be Car Chic, and she still inspires us today! The recent founder of the only all-female IndyCar racing team, Beth has a lengthy resume of success in the automotive industry, and she’s particularly passionate about motorsports. How I Drive | Profile of Grace Autosport founder, Beth […]

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Michael Harley Porsche GT3 RS

How I Drive | Profile of AutoWeb chief editor, Michael Harley

Meet Michael Harley–chances are you already have. With an extensive background in the auto industry, Mike is a car enthusiast to the core. After a decade-long stint as the West Coast editor of the popular website Autoblog, Mike jumped ship to spearhead the editorial content of the new car-shopping website AutoWeb. We first met Mike […]

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Infiniti QX60

Infiniti QX60 | The practically perfect mommy-mobile

Full disclosure, I’m not a mom; therefore, I don’t really have a need for a mommy-mobile. But if I did? Well, read the title again and you’ll see that I’d choose the gorgeous, three-row Infiniti QX60. We’ve said it before — Infiniti has been impressing us big-time by striking a delicate balance between style, comfort […]

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2015 Scion FR-S | Budget-friendly sports coupe

The 2015 Scion FR-S, when seen on the road in Firestorm Red, is quite the looker. Toyota’s youth brand joined forces with Subaru to create a sports coupe that appears sleek, yet aggressive, and is certain to turn heads. The Basics The FR-S we tested was the base model, which starts around $25,000. The 6-speed […]

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How I Drive | Profile of Nyree D. Wright of MSLGROUP

If you’re an automotive journalist or blogger in the D.C. area, then you’ve most likely worked with the bubbly, energetic Nyree D. Wright. As Senior Vice President of MSLGROUP, Nyree serves as the ultimate public relations professional on behalf of General Motors, connecting her client with influencers in both the D.C. and NYC regions. I’m […]

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10 cars we really didn’t want to give back this Summer

September is officially here, which means Summertime is coming to a close. As schools fill up with children and America’s asphalt arteries clear out, we couldn’t help but reflect nostalgically on a few of our favorite cars this Summer. As automotive writers, we receive dozens of vehicles to test each year. It’s not an easy […]

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Scion iM and iA

2016 Scion iM and iA | Two-fer for Toyota’s youth brand

By BOB GRITZINGER | Contributing Editor Toyota’s Scion division hasn’t had any all-new product in quite a while, but the youth-oriented sub-brand gets a huge shot in the showroom arm this month with the addition of two all-new models, the iA and the iM. iM: No more dull xB boxes Let’s start in reverse alphabetical […]

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How I Drive | Profile of Joe Miragliotta from

Men’s lifestyle blogger Joe Miragliotta loves coffee and reviewing pretty much anything he can get his hands on. On you’ll find lots of car reviews but you’ll also find a lot more, including travel, technology and style reviews. What kind of driving style does someone like Joe have? Have a read below! How I […]

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2015 Honda CR-V

Honda’s 2015 CR-V still king of the CUV hill

Launched 20 years ago and in its third generation, Honda’s CR-V remains king of the compact utility vehicle hill. In the first half of 2015, Honda sold more than 160,000 units. The CR-V has earned praise from consumers and automotive publications alike for its ease of driving, great fuel economy and family friendliness. We here […]

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Bold styling leads the way in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited

2016 Tacoma | Toyota’s all-new midsize truck ready for battle

By BOB GRITZINGER | Contributing Editor To demonstrate one of the new features on the totally redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup, a test driver deliberately buried a truck up to its axles in sand. A few minutes later, the truck freed itself—all without the driver doing anything more than pushing an overhead button marked […]

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How I Drive | Profile of Fiat Chrysler’s Allison Singer

[blurb] This week’s “How I Drive” guest is Allison Singer, an Active Chassis Controls Functional Integrator for Fiat Chrysler Automotive. You may remember FCA’s Wendy Michalski from her “How I Drive” feature in May, so we’re excited to feature another FCA team member’s driving profile. How I Drive | Allison Singer Location: Detroit Daily Driver: […]

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Mazda CX-5 Blue Reflex Mica

2016 Mazda CX-5 | Is this America’s favorite CUV?

First introduced in 2012, Mazda’s CX-5 slotted in below the CX-7 (now retired) and CX-9 SUVs at the start of what has officially become a “crossover craze” in America. Both larger SUVs had been well received by consumers, so Mazda took a chance to get in on the small utility vehicle game. That seems to […]

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Small & Mighty | 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio

As soon as I laid eyes on this car, I was enthralled by its adorably fierce aesthetic. I’ve always found the Fiat 500 cute, but with a mere 101 HP on the base model, I’m not likely to buy one for myself. The Fiat 500 Abarth Cabriolet changes all of this. A photo posted by […]

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How I Drive | Profile of Autoproyecto’s Javier Mota

This week’s featured guest is Mr. Javier Mota of SiriusXM radio show Autos 0-60 and Spanish language automotive site I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Javier at media events and we’re are also friends on Facebook – it seems like he’s on a media trip every single day! Be Car Chic has had the […]

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2015 VW Tiguan SE 4Motion with Appearance

The folks at Volkswagen have been pumping out successful SUV’s since the early 2000’s. Now that they have a major American presence, including a factory in Tennessee and North American headquarters in Virginia, VW is honing in on what Americans want — compact sport utility vehicles. Meet the Tiguan, a CUV borne of the words […]

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Mercedes-Benz GLA250 rear quarter

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC | Driven in style

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC not only looks good, it feels good. This sporty compact ute by the German automaker adds a lot of personality to its historically corporate-looking lineup. This is definitely a different kind of vehicle for the brand, but one that is sure to be a solid follow up to the affordable […]

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