2018 Lincoln Continental essentials: Traditional American luxury


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What is it: The Lincoln Continental is the company's modestly successful flagship sedan, which continues to impress full-size car buyers who don't want a Nurburgring lap leader or megabuck German autonomous driving laboratory. With a selection of twin-turbo V6 engines and attractive but conservative styling, it actually manages to stand out. Key Competitors: Genesis G90, […]

17/11/2018

2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV essentials: Golfing with the boys, volume 3


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What is it: The 2018 Cadillac Escalade remains the company’s biggest, blingiest, three-row SUV. The ESV moniker means this is the long-wheelbase, Suburban-equivalent with near limo-like length. A 420-hp, 6.2-liter V8 is your only option for powertrain. Two-wheel drive is standard but four wheel drive is optional. The ESV adds about 20 extra inches, all […]

14/11/2018

Wide Open Baja: Dust, glory and getting back to nature


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“In the center of every dust cloud is a crunchy metallic center.” That was the first thing our Wide Open Baja guide told us when we met him at the airport in San Diego, minutes before we crossed the border into the Mexican Baja peninsula for our three-day desert racing tour. There were plenty more […]

10/11/2018

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric first drive: Hawaiian charge


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258 miles — that's the range of the Hyundai Kona Electric. That number falls beneath just about every gasoline-powered car on the market today, but not by too much. It also tops the Chevrolet Bolt by 20 miles, the Nissan Leaf by over 100 miles, and its Hyundai cousin, the Ioniq Electric, by over 125 […]

09/11/2018

2019 Hyundai Veloster N drive review: Wholehearted


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I’m sick of saying Hyundai is on a roll — you already know the company is putting out its best products ever. But there was a time, back in the '90s, when a halfhearted sports car called the Tiburon was all it had for the enthusiast. A few years later we got the Hyundai Genesis […]

09/11/2018

2019 Honda Odyssey Elite: The minivan wars heat up, and we all benefit


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What is it: Honda's evergreen Odyssey has legions of fans who value its reliability and utility. The 2019 Odyssey Elite can arguably add "luxury" to that list of features thanks to its leather-clad interior, power everything and quiet, efficient powertrain. Key Competitors: Chrysler Pacifica; Toyota Sienna; Kia Sedona Base Price: $47,965 As-Tested Price: $47,965 Highlights: […]

08/11/2018

2018 Lexus LC500 essentials: In a love/like relationship


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What is it: The Lexus LC500 is the company’s halo car, meaning it’s the one that brings people into the dealership, who then get something more reasonable like an ES sedan or RX crossover. It’s the best car the company makes by a mile, and the five-liter V8 is one of the sweetest-sounding engines on […]

07/11/2018