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2017 Kia Sportage EX AWD Arrival

2017 Kia Sportage EX AWD Arrival

The outside-temperature display read a startling 118 degrees, but I couldn’t have been any cooler inside the 2017 Kia Sportage. To cope with a surprise Southern California heat wave, the Sportage did its part with air-conditioning and a feature you still don’t see much under

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July 28th, 2016

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7 Ways You May Be Accidentally Damaging Your Car

7 Ways You May Be Accidentally Damaging Your Car

Don’t you hate it when you try to fix a problem or attempt a little preventative maintenance only to just make matters worse? We must commend those of you who are now protecting your cars for summer, as this is an often overlooked maintenance choice. But don’t ...

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July 24th, 2016

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Aston Martin’s most beautiful car in years is the Vanquish Zagato

Aston Martin’s most beautiful car in years is the Vanquish Zagato

Five years ago, Aston Martin teamed up with Italian design house Zagato to make one of the most beautiful cars of the last quarter century, the Vantage-based V12 Zagato. The 510-horsepower coupe — painted in rich, deep, stunning Diavalo Red — ended up getting a 150-unit ...

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July 23rd, 2016

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Nissan Rogue vs. Honda CR-V: What’s the Best Crossover SUV?

Nissan Rogue vs. Honda CR-V: What’s the Best Crossover SUV?

Of all the types of new SUVs currently available – from the fun-size subcompacts all the way up to massive 3-row people movers – the most popular right now is the compact crossover SUV. This smaller SUV effectively bridges the gap between cars and SUVs, offering the best ...

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July 22nd, 2016

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The subpar headlights of small SUVs

The subpar headlights of small SUVs

How effective are the headlights on your recent-model small SUV? Not very, according to tests done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS, which also does crash-test ratings, tested the headlights on 21 current models. Of these, none got the top ...

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July 18th, 2016

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Hyundai rolls out the 2017 Elantra Sport

Hyundai rolls out the 2017 Elantra Sport

If you want a sporty model to truly succeed, it needs to be more than some flashy kit. It must contain parts that actually contribute to its sporting nature — the Civic Si and VolkswagenGolf GTI are great examples. Hyundai is certainly paying attention to this, as its ...

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July 16th, 2016

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World Premiere: The Porsche Panamera

World Premiere: The Porsche Panamera

The newly developed second generation Porsche Panamera is supposed to be the fastest luxury car in the world. The car was unveiled to the world in Berlin. &nbsp ;

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July 13th, 2016

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Mazda Picks Isuzu As Pickup Partner

Mazda Picks Isuzu As Pickup Partner

Divorce can be messy, and that’s just as true in the auto business as it was in Kramer vs. Kramer. Getting untangled from a longtime partner can take a while. In the case of the split between Mazda and Ford, that separating is still going on. One of the collaborations ...

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July 12th, 2016

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Variations on a Vane: How Turbochargers Are Getting Better, Faster, Stronger

Variations on a Vane: How Turbochargers Are Getting Better, Faster, Stronger

A turbocharger is basically a hair dryer that adds horsepower. An exhaust-driven turbine wheel spins a centrifugal air compressor to increase the amount of air fed into the cylinders. The additional air, combined with more fuel, boosts power and torque. The following ...

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July 8th, 2016

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7 Most Reliable Cars in Consumer Reports Rankings

7 Most Reliable Cars in Consumer Reports Rankings

Auto consumers and car makers watch carefully for the annual reliability ratings when they appear on the Consumer Reports (paid subscription) website. The auto research and testing site uses information submitted by the publication’s subscribers to predict how well a vehicle

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July 4th, 2016

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