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  1. First Drives No matter the trim level, the Titan XD has style 2016 Nissan Titan XD: Fitting In With The Big Boys

    Nissan just presented its new Titan to the automotive press. Actually, it isn’t the Titan, but rather a separate model called the 2016 Titan XD. The regular Titan will be unveiled next year, probably as a 2017 model. The folks at Nissan are well aware that their current pickup represents … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Nissan | Titan

  2. First Drives The front end of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is a lot more stylish than before 2016 Chevrolet Malibu: The Midsize Sedan Strikes Back

    Although the market is currently very favourable to SUVs of all kinds, the midsize sedan segment is still a popular one. In the United States alone, two million of these cars are sold every year. In that category, Chevrolet’s been offering the Malibu for quite a while now, and although … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Chevrolet | Malibu

  3. First Drives The RAV4's silhouette hasn't really changed 2016 Toyota RAV4: Solid Arguments

    I’d be wasting my time trying to tell you that compact SUVs are extremely popular right now. We just have to look around on the highway to realize that they surround us, and they’ll probably be a lot of Toyota RAV4s among those. Launched in 1994, the RAV4 really doesn’t … Full story

    Rating : 3.5/5

    Filed in: Toyota | RAV4

  4. First Drives 2016 Mazda CX-9 - camouflaged prototypes in Los Angeles 2016 Mazda CX-9: Behind The Wheel Of A Camouflaged Prototype

    Twenty-four hours before its official launch at the Los Angeles Auto Show, I had the opportunity to briefly drive a camouflaged prototype of the new Mazda CX-9. The test was very short, about 50 km mainly on highway 405 and down Mulholland Drive, but it nevertheless allowed me to appreciate … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Mazda | CX-9

  5. First Drives The Hyper Blue paint is now offered on the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek 2016 Subaru Crosstrek: Just Another Day At The Office

    About 20 years ago, Subaru created the Outback by adding fender flares and a jacked-up suspension to the Legacy wagon. Consumers loved the idea, and its popularity convinced the Japanese automaker to conceive the Outback Sport, a smaller model based on the Impreza. Well, the Outback Sport didn’t enjoy such … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Subaru | Crosstrek

  6. First Drives Our first test drive of the 2017 Porsche Macan. 2017 Porsche Macan GTS: This is The One You Should Buy!

    Our first drive of the 2017 Porsche Macan took place in Tenerife, Spain. The Macan, which is the Cayenne’s little brother, first hit the market last year and immediately challenged its rivals in the fast-growing compact luxury SUV segment. We all know what a success it’s been already, as its … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Porsche | Macan

  7. First Drives 2016 Toyota Prius: All That's Missing Is The Cord

    Mount Fuji, Japan – If the new Toyota Prius that has rolled into dealerships has a fault, it's that it bucks current esthetic trends. It's very nice though—even elegant—with a style that differs considerably from the old Prius, which was distinctive, but a tad cartoonish. This newbie is 6 centimetres … Full story

    Rating : 4.0/5

    Filed in: Toyota | Prius

  8. First Drives The C 63 and C 63 S share only the doors, the roof and the decklid with the other C-Class Coupe models. 2017 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe: Source Of Motivation

    MALAGA, Spain – Could a car that boasts 500 horsepower be considered a rational purchase? It shouldn’t, but it could. It all depends on how you analyze the situation. You see, the mighty Mercedes-AMG GT S and its magnificent, hand-built, 503-hp, twin-turbo V8 costs $150,000 before taxes. On the other … Full story

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Filed in: Mercedes-Benz | C-Class

  9. First Drives Kia Niro Hybrid: Putting The Prius On Notice

    Taking risks is an important step in the growth of any automaker. The next roll of the dice for style-conscious Korean automaker Kia? The Niro, a compact utility vehicle that gambles on Canadian customers transferring their loyalties to the brand's very first dedicated hybrid. In a move designed specifically to … Full story

    Filed in: Kia

  10. First Drives 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid And Optima PHEV: Big Leap Forward

    Kia is feeling the pressure from ever-mounting fuel efficiency regulations as much as any other automaker, and like many of its peers it has decided that the path to appeasing those wielding the measuring stick at the EPA is to produce hybrid versions of its popular models. The 2016 Kia … Full story

    Filed in: Kia | Optima

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