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  • 18 best rides of 2018

    18 best rides of 2018

    Of the estimated 100 new, redesigned or significantly refreshed vehicles we drove in 2018, only a handful stood out as being truly exceptional for either performance, comfort, advanced technology, overall value, or some combination of the traits most important for car buyers. In this gallery, we...

  • Lincoln channels Rolls-Royce for special edition Continental

    Lincoln channels Rolls-Royce for special edition Continental

    Lincoln is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Continental nameplate by bringing back coach doors — also known as suicide doors — for a limited edition. The 2019 Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition will stretch six inches in the wheelbase, all of it coming in the rear passenger...

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2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt review: Better, faster, more

Of the more than 100 new vehicles I’ve driven this year, the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt might be my favorite. I wish I could leave it at that, then channel some Steve McQueen icy blue stare and you’d just accept its greatness as truth and we could all do our own high-speed stunts while chasing two...

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  • 5 things we learned driving the $450,000 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV

    5 things we learned driving the $450,000 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV

    Ride alongside the wild horses in Wyoming. Plow over the dunes of the Arabian desert. Carve down the Austrian mountains. Or dodge potholes on a blustery November day in Chicago. Everything except that last bit is the marketing promise of the world’s most expensive SUV, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan....

  • Electronic driving systems don't always work, more tests show

    Electronic driving systems don't always work, more tests show

    DETROIT (AP) — Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash. The tests brought a warning from the auto club that drivers shouldn't think that the systems make their vehicles...

  • If high octane gas doesn't fix spark knock, what will?

    If high octane gas doesn't fix spark knock, what will?

    Q: I have a 2015 Chevy Colorado 3.6-liter V-6 with 45,000 miles that is serviced regularly and uses strictly Top Tier regular gas. When accelerating through second and third gears I regularly experience “plug knock,” which is very annoying. Recommendations from service professionals of adding octane...

  • Can Kia become a premium brand? 'It is not going to work'

    Can Kia become a premium brand? 'It is not going to work'

    Kia is known for value-priced cars and quirky crossovers. But the South Korean brand has more luxurious aspirations. Walk into a Kia showroom and experience the K900 full-size luxury sedan hawked by LeBron James and marketed as “fit for a king;” or check out the surprising Stinger performance sedan...

  • Volkswagen plans small electric crossover to compete with Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt

    Volkswagen plans small electric crossover to compete with Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt

    Volkswagen plans to add a subcompact crossover costing about $21,000 to its all-electric I.D. range, expanding its lineup of zero-emissions vehicles that are more affordable than those of Tesla Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. The entry level vehicle may be built at VW's factory...

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