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2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring review: Does it live up to its looks?

2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring review: Does it live up to its looks?

There are two schools of thought about the design of a hybrid. One is that hybrid technology can be adapted into an existing model, such as the Camry Hybrid, in order to go unnoticed by the general population. Or it can be as singular in styling as the 2016 Toyota Prius. And singular it is. […]

September 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT review: Upgrade your passing game?

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander GT review: Upgrade your passing game?

It’s football season as this goes to press, so perhaps a football analogy is appropriate in our review of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT. The one we’ll make is there are different phases in your team’s game. There’s the defensive line, pass defense, the offensive line, the quarterback, the receivers, et cetera, and so […]

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Preview: Beating Subaru at its own game

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Preview: Beating Subaru at its own game

By BJ Killeen and Ron Moorhead Volkswagen has been in the news a lot lately, and as you know, it hasn’t been all good. We can fill you in on the business side when you read our Volkswagen Full Line Preview story, but here is where we’re going to focus strictly on reviewing the all-new […]

September 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
2017 Acura RDX AWD Advance review: We got it dusty…and shot it

2017 Acura RDX AWD Advance review: We got it dusty…and shot it

Usually we at CarBuzzard make sure our test cars are sparkling clean and shiny when we photograph them. Who, after all, wants to see a dirty car? Ew, right? But this time we were driving the 2017 Acura RDX down some dusty trails exploring the eastern rim of Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon and thought, why not? […]

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Toyota Sienna SE cargo review: How happy for hauling?

2016 Toyota Sienna SE cargo review: How happy for hauling?

No one buys a minivan for sex appeal. True, some have tried to make the mom-mobile more exciting, including for example the sportified 2015 Toyota Sienna SE and the rolling man cave-intended 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T we’ve tested. But when it comes down to it, the minivan, including our current test 2016 Toyota Sienna […]

September 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Convertible review: For Frankie and Annette and the whole Beach Party gang

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Convertible review: For Frankie and Annette and the whole Beach Party gang

Few of the Volkswagen Beetle Dune will traverse its sandy namesakes—and for the most part we’d advise against it—but the VW Beetle Dune, introduced as a coupe for the 2016 model year and joined by a convertible for 2017, is Fun to Drive and attracts attention like the extras of the movie Beach Party. At […]

September 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
2017 Acura ILX Tech Plus review: Made for millennials

2017 Acura ILX Tech Plus review: Made for millennials

Millennials, that generation begins with a 1980 or later birthdate, take a lot of heat from the older cohorts. They’re called entitled, lazy and whiney delicate flowers living in Mom’s basement, while they see themselves as put upon victims who need safe spaces, or something like that. We’re not getting into the middle of that, […]

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco review: What the Elantra Eco doesn’t have, it doesn’t need.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco review: What the Elantra Eco doesn’t have, it doesn’t need.

There’s something every hybrid has that the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco doesn’t. That’s right. A “hybrid” badge. That’s not fair. The Elantra Eco has an “Eco” badge. But what the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco really doesn’t have is the dual powertrain system that’s the very definition of a hybrid system, and that means the Elantra […]

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Lexus NX 300h review: Unique combination of luxury, practicality and frugality

2016 Lexus NX 300h review: Unique combination of luxury, practicality and frugality

If your needs require a small crossover utility vehicle and your desires call for luxury and hybrid power to return the best possible fuel economy, then you should check out the 2016 Lexus NX 300h. Nobody else combines those features better than this Japanese manufacturer. True, the similarly sized, German-made Audi Q5 also comes with […]

August 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
2017 Jaguar F-PACE review: From the wild trails to the mean streets this cat can travel

2017 Jaguar F-PACE review: From the wild trails to the mean streets this cat can travel

The Jaguar F-PACE is perhaps the definitive premium luxury SUV. Jaguar set out to design and engineer a sport utility that would first and foremost be a Jaguar. The F-PACE embodies the personality Jaguar vehicles have radiated for years. You can quickly see the design ties the F-PACE has to Jaguar’s super cool sports car […]

August 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E review: It’s alive!

2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E review: It’s alive!

Everyone knew the Honda Ridgeline was dead. The sales of the unitbody pickup with the peculiar profile had been somewhat underwhelming in a booming segment of the motor vehicle market. It had arrived for 2005, hit is peak sales of just over 50,000 units in its second year, but by 2014 had sunk to just […]

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
2016 Nissan Altima SL revisited: Practicality, luxury and, oh, those mpgs

2016 Nissan Altima SL revisited: Practicality, luxury and, oh, those mpgs

A few months ago, I spent some time with a top-of-the-line 2016 Nissan Altima SL and found it to be well appointed, practical transportation for a family of four. Recently, I took a more extensive journey in a nearly identical Altima and realized that the mid-size Japanese sedan has a very important feature that I […]

August 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
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