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2019 Volvo XC60 T5 AWD Long-Term Update 3: Cruising

1:00 am PST, February 22, 2019

After finishing up the year in our Kia Niro long-termer, I’m finally ready to take the reins of our Volvo XC60. It has been a pleasant change of pace, and I’ve been enjoying the smooth powertrain and luxurious interior. But I’m also starting to notice a few annoyances. The backup camera provides a decent view during […]

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Celebrity Drive: Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s “Property Brothers: Forever Home”

1:00 am PST, February 22, 2019

Quick Stats: Jonathan Scott, host, HGTV’s Property Brothers: Forever Home Daily Driver: 2018 Tesla Model X (Jonathan’s rating: 10 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: See below Favorite road trip: Trans-Canada Highway Car he learned to drive in: 1975 Oldsmobile Omega First car bought: 1975 Oldsmobile Omega Even as a kid, Jonathan […]

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo 992 Leaks on Instagram

2:53 pm PST, February 21, 2019

Porsche owner and enthusiast Todd Schleicher has posted what could be the first public images of the 992-generation 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo on his Instagram account, and we have to say it looks pretty sweet. This gray metallic beast wears glossy black wheels—likely in staggered 20-inch front and 21-inch rear diameters—and a rear wing that […]

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Spied! Chevrolet Caught Testing a Small Fleet of Mid-Engine Corvettes

1:26 pm PST, February 21, 2019

Earlier this month, we caught yet another mid-engine Corvette prototype out testing on public roads. Interestingly, it wasn’t running around in Michigan where most prototypes have been seen. Instead, it was in California, driving along the same roads we use to evaluate cars during our Of the Year testing. We could only conclude that Chevrolet’s […]

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Most Small SUVs Perform Well in New Pedestrian Test From IIHS

11:45 am PST, February 21, 2019

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has introduced a pedestrian crash prevention test into its rating system. Overall, the first batch of vehicles in the new test program performed well, with nine of the 11 small SUVs achieving “Superior” or “Advanced” ratings. The 2018-2019 Honda CR-V, 2019 Subaru Forester, 2019 Toyota RAV4, and 2019 Volvo […]

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Kia Teases Something Sporty and Electric for Geneva

11:00 am PST, February 21, 2019

Kia is on a roll with its exterior designs lately. From the sleek, premium brand-rivaling Stinger to the rugged-looking Telluride, Kia has made a name for itself in the design world. Now, the Korean brand is looking to apply its unique touch to electric vehicles. Kia has teased an all-electric concept bound for the Geneva […]

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How Autonomous Autobahn Could Rise from High-Speed Rail’s Train Wreck – Reference Mark

9:25 am PST, February 21, 2019

After decades of posturing about how high-speed rail was going to be California’s transportation salvation, new Governor Gavin Newsom poleaxed the overwrought, overthought, and way overbudget choo-choo. I’m sure Newsom did some version of the following math: The proposed budget for the L.A.-to-San Francisco high-speed train was $77 billion, and growing. That’s $200 million per […]

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Tesla’s Fully Autonomous Features Will Be Complete This Year, Musk Says

9:15 am PST, February 21, 2019

Tesla has missed key deadlines in the past, but that hasn’t stopped CEO Elon Musk from setting ambitious timelines for autonomous cars. Musk says that its full self-driving technology will be complete by the end of this year. “I think we will be ‘feature-complete’ on full self-driving this year, meaning the car will be able […]

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2019 Bentley Continental GT W12 First Test: If You Got It, Do You Still Flaunt It?

1:00 am PST, February 21, 2019

Call it the Ocasio-Cortez Effect. We are witnessing a pendulum swing of sorts—a backlash against the trappings of excessive wealth and conspicuous consumption—as signified by the election of the New York Congresswoman and her democratic socialist cohort. So it isn’t a surprise that being seen in a gleaming Extreme Silver Bentley Continental GT W12, with […]

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