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2015 Acura TLX

Bridge Model: 2015 Acura TLX

BY Bob Gritzinger, Contributor | @bobgritzinger OK, so the center rear seat isn’t too comfortable, and taller folks may want to stay out of the back seat altogether. But that’s all we can find not to like when it comes to Acura’s all-new 2015 TLX sedan. We put the premium sports sedan through its paces […]

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Gateway to Luxury: Mercedes-Benz CLA250 and CLA45 AMG

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 and CLA45 AMG Review and Test Drive BY Owen Bergwall | Green Car and Technology Contributor German Luxury and Performance for $30,000 | A Rocket Version for $50,000 Here in Washington D.C., we have our fair share of Mercedes-Benz owners and drivers. One might say that the only thing more common than […]

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2013 Ford Fusion a delightful Accord alternative

Earlier this month, I toted around in the 2013 Ford Fusion (today named Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show) for a weekend. I was pleasantly surprised by its style and smoothness. Upon its reveal at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January, I had been impressed by the bold overhaul […]

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Toyota Avalon 2013

2013 Toyota Avalon gets top-to-bottom makeover

Not every day does one have the opportunity to whisk along the beautiful countryside of Napa, Calif. in a brand-new car before it hits dealership showrooms. But that’s exactly what Toyota recently asked a group of auto journalists, including yours truly, to do. So, I obligingly packed my bags and traveled to wine country to […]

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Enthusiasts can’t wait to drive Ford’s 2013 Focus ST

Ford is in the midst of launching its first global performance car, the 2013 Focus ST. This sporty compact comes packed with Recaro seats to hug your butt, custom stitching and fabric insets to match the Tangerine Scream exterior, and a short gearbox to keep that smile on your face while weaving through traffic. I […]

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My week with the Chevy Volt

General Motors has been touting its plugin gas-electric sedan since before it went on sale in late 2010. Despite slower-than-expected sales and a pause in production, the carmaker charges forward with a consumer outreach campaign that pairs everyday consumers and online influencers with a Chevrolet Volt. In late April, I connected with the regional folks […]

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First Road Trip: 2013 BMW X3 xDrive 35i

It’s been a few weeks since “Mr. Car Chic” and I picked up our new 2013 BMW X3 xDrive35i, just days off of the production line in Spartanburg, SC. We already had a weekend away planned prior to taking delivery, and we couldn’t wait to get the X3 out on the open road. Road Trip! […]

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Prius C

Toyota’s newest Prius puts the ‘c’ in city with sporty feel, fuel economy

Consumers and dealers can expect to hear a lot from Toyota in 2012. The Japanese automaker will launch 19 new models this year alone – that’s a new or updated car every 19 days. For January, it was the Prius c, a subcompact hybrid that is sure to make waves in the entry-level car market […]

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