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2014 Ford Escape

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The current Ford Escape shares virtually nothing with the previous Ford Escape – except a name and the Blue Oval badge. Conceptually, aesthetically and functionally, it’s a very different vehicle. Mostly, this is a good thing. The old Escape was dated, clunky – and slow. Thirsty, too. The new one is slick, modern – and…

2013 Hyundai Sante Fe

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If GM’s board had simply hired away the entire management team at Hyundai back in ’08 – and fired everyone at the Renaissance Center in Detroit – it would saved taxpayers a lot of money. Those guys – the Hyundai guys – know what they’re doing. One brilliant design after the next. It’s almost boring…

2013 Nissan Quest

2013 Nissan Quest

Minivans – traditional minivans – are becoming scarce. GM and Ford don’t even make them anymore. That leaves Chrysler (Town & County – and its lower-rent Dodge sibling, the Caravan – which is also re-sold by VW as the Routan), the Honda Odyssey, Toyota’s Sienna – and the Nissan Quest, subject of this write-up. Well,…

New Car Reviews Archive 2006-2013

2013 Ford Flex 2013 Ford Fusion 2013 Scion FR-S (the other twin) 2013 Lexus ES300 Hybrid 2013 Toyota Avalon 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport 2013 Dodge Dart 2013 Jeep Compass 2013 Nissan Sentra 2013 Buick Verano 2013 Cadillac ATS 2013 “Sciobaru” BRZ/FR-S 2013 Nissan Murano 2013 Dodge Challenger 2013 Lincoln MKS 2013 Volvo S60…

2013 Toyota Avalon

The Oldmobile no longer is. No offense meant to current and previous Avalon owners. Hell, I like big, cushy, quiet cars – and the ’95-’12 Avalon was that in spades. Best Buick ever built by the Japanese – and right here in America, too. Nothing wrong with any of it. Except for one thing: Time…

2013 Mazda CX-5

This new CX-5 ought to do pretty well. Though it’s technically a compact crossover SUV – it looks (and actually is) almost mid-sized. So it’s substantial and roomy. That’s one. Two, it starts at just over $20k – vs. over $22k for its most obvious rivals, the popular Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape.…

2014 Hyundai Sante Fe

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Having two versions of the same crossover is pretty smart. Not everyone needs three rows – and room for seven. Some, on the other hand, have got to have that third row. The Hyundai Sante Fe is the only medium-small crossover that comes both ways – take your pick. WHAT IT IS The Sante Fe is…

2014 Nissan Rogue

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Pretty much every major automaker sells a compact crossover SUV. Some are front-wheel-drive, some all-wheel-drive, a few are rear-wheel-drive. You can get fours – and turbo fours. Diesels – and V-6s. A few even have manual transmissions. Some are “bread and butter” – others prestige-branded. But one thing there’s not a lot of in this segment…

2014 Toyota RAV4

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Toyota’s got these TV commercials featuring the Muppets, who assert the vehicles aren’t boring. But is boring bad? What if boring works? I’ve owned (and driven) a lot of vehicles that didn’t work – which can be exciting, in good ways and bad – depending on when and how they stop working. Toyotas hardly ever…