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Quick Take: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL 4Motion

3:00 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

SEATTLE, Washington — The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL 4Motion occupies a liminal space, as does the site of my testing: the Seattle and Tacoma regions of Washington. VW’s biggest-ever vehicle straddles the threshold of family haulers and full-blown utes with its muscular styling and terrain-selection knob. This area of the Pacific Northwest (PNW) is a...

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2019 New and Future Cars: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

3:00 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

The Cross Sport is a two-row version of the family-friendly Atlas, as shown at the 2018 New York auto show as a “near-production” concept car. The low fastback roofline works well with the blocky front end, making it look stylish and sexy without rendering the back seat useless. The Cross Sport’s wheelbase is the same...

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Ford’s Upcoming Baby Bronco Will be Focus-Based: Report

2:11 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

We’re certainly looking forward to driving the reborn Ford Bronco, but we have to admit there’s another Ford SUV that has our attention as well. It’s the Escape-sized SUV announced back in March that may or may not be built for actual off-roading. Details on this “baby Bronco” (teased in the above image) have been scarce...

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Eight Favorites from the 2018 Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club National Concours

12:53 pm PDT, August 13, 2018

OLYMPIA, Washington — Hold an event in Olympia, Washington and you’re always going to be taking a chance on damp weather, even during typically warmer and dryer summer months. The annual U.S. Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club national meet was not exempt, and while much of the nearly week-long event was held under sunny skies, the...

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2019 Honda Civic Receives New Styling, Sport Trim

10:35 am PDT, August 13, 2018

The current-generation Honda Civic is about to receive its first refresh since debuting in late 2015. Along with an updated design, the sedan and coupe receive a new Sport trim and standard Honda Sensing on all trim levels. At first glance, the refreshed Civic doesn’t look much different from its predecessor. But take a closer look...

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First Drive: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

5:00 am PDT, August 13, 2018

JACKSON, Wyoming — Developing a new full-size truck is no easy task. The customers of the nation’s largest vehicle segment are a demanding bunch. And given how much money is on the line, the pressure is intense on the folks who make the trucks to keep loyal buyers happy—all while continuing to innovate. The present...

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2019 New and Future Cars: Toyota

3:00 am PDT, August 13, 2018

Long known as a purveyor of reliable yet uninspiring transportation, Toyota recently started making cars and crossovers that are more interesting and more fun to drive. And soon, this effort will be capstoned by the long-anticipated return of the Supra. 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback The Toyota Corolla sedan is our favorite over-the-counter sleep aid, but the new Corolla hatch...

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First Drive: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

12:01 am PDT, August 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, California — As time appears to be running out on the human driver-operated, three-pedal sports car, minor mid-cycle upgrades on such beasts take on greater importance. Enjoy more power and better option choices while you can. To that point, the automaker formerly known for Zoom Zoom organized a big, multi-wave road trip up...

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2019 New and Future Cars: Subaru Ascent

3:00 am PDT, August 12, 2018

Subaru’s last attempt to build a seven-seater, the 2005-2014 Tribeca, didn’t go over so well. No surprise, then, the new 2019 Subaru Ascent looks rather like the oversized lovechild of an Outback and a Forester. There’s plenty here to please Subaru purists: a 260-hp turbocharged boxer four set low in the engine bay, standard all-wheel...

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