2018 Hyundai Elantra GT essentials: Slow car fast


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What is it: Hyundai recently gave its Elantra compact sedan cleaner lines and updated powertrains, but now there's a compact hatchback in the form of the Elantra GT, available in two flavors with up to 201 hp. We're big fans of hatchback convenience, and the Elantra's styling lends itself well to this sporty budget 5-door. […]

05/11/2018

2018 Kia Niro PHEV essentials: Another worthy plug-in contender


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What is it: The Niro is Kia’s answer to the growing demand for electrification and zero-emission vehicles. This plug-in hybrid cousin to the Hyundai Ioniq gives city dwellers with short commutes the chance to run around exclusively on battery power, with the engine only kicking in when needed. This Niro EX Premium is the middle […]

02/11/2018

2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo essentials: I should love this


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What is it: The 2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo is the latest in a long line of front engine, rear-drive Z cars from the Japanese brand known for its motorsports prowess. The Nismo version only comes one way: all content options included. Some paint colors and accessory stuff is optional. Its 3.7-liter V6 continues making 350 […]

01/11/2018

2019 Acura ILX A-Spec first drive: Refresh redux


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The Acura ILX started life in 2012, and from there the rebadged Civic hasn't really lived up to its Integra lineage. Acura's entry point is getting its second styling update since its inception, and a mere three model years since its last refresh. The styling update isn't the only good news for prospective ILX shoppers […]

30/10/2018

2019 Volkswagen Jetta R-Line essentials: Value and moxie


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What is it: The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is now based off the company’s MQB architecture and only offers a 1.4-liter turbo four. A six-speed manual is still offered, but this one gets the new eight-speed automatic. The base Jetta S starts at $18,545, 200 bucks less than the outgoing car. Key Competitors: Honda Civic, Toyota […]

30/10/2018

A weekend in the Airstream Nest


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The Nest is the first Airstream travel trailer that’s made out of fiberglass and not aircraft aluminum. You already know the standard, iconic Airstream trailer, with the gleaming, rounded silver bullet-looking exterior. Airstream has been selling those for almost 90 years. Problem is, they cost a lot of money –- the full-boat Airstream Classic starts […]

26/10/2018