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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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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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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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2016 Sedona SX Limited

2016 Kia Sedona SX Limited | Swanky, seating for the whole fam

Let me be clear. I am definitely not the authority on minivans because, well, I don’t have any youngins to cart around (you may want to check with real-life moms and dads who can better attest to the top family-haulers). BUT I must say that Kia’s Sedona is pretty baller. Yeah, I just called a […]

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Nissan's 2016 Maxima delivers a sports-car feel in a full-sized sedan.

Sporting Intentions | 2016 Nissan Maxima First Drive

By BOB GRITZINGER | Contributing Editor Nissan would like potential buyers to think of the new 2016 Maxima as a sports car that just happens to sport four doors. Make no mistake: Though its heritage, styling, performance and “4-Door Sports Car” marketing give the impression of a smaller, sportier car, the eighth-generation Maxima is a […]

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2015 Toyota Yaris L | Photo Credit: Toyota USA

Posh & Petite | 2015 Toyota Yaris SE Review

If you’re looking for a reliable compact car with great fuel economy and without all the fuss, the 2015 Toyota Yaris may be the car for you.

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Monthly Car Review: 2012 Kia Rio SX

BY Andrew Stoy |  autoweek.com What is it? Kia, along with its parent company Hyundai, spent a long time in the wilderness – they were cars people bought because they couldn’t afford anything better. But thanks to a revolutionary ten-year warranty and newfound focus on design, the once-ignored Korean upstarts have become a powerhouse in […]

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Coming soon: monthly car reviews from the shopautoweek.com editors

As many of you know, my days (and nights) are filled with a full-time job, staying involved in the D.C. public affairs and auto industries, blogging here for your reading pleasure, and playing violin with the Symphony Orchestra of Arlington. With that being said, it’s not often that I get the opportunity, or have the […]

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