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2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Excellence: The Rear Seat Review

The excellent Volvo XC90 is well known in this office—it being a former Motor Trend SUV of the Year and all. Over the past few years, we’ve thoroughly tested its outright performance and reviewed its driving dynamics. Now, though, Volvo has introduced an ultra-premium, chauffeur-driven model. And that requires a different sort of test. Worldwide, […]

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2017 Jeep Renegade Sport 4×4 Long-Term Update 6

I tend to be easily impressed. Coming into the Renegade from my personal aging Ford Explorer, nearly every feature the little Jeep has was better than what I was used to. Unlike others on the staff, my personal measuring stick hadn’t yet been calibrated against everything else the new vehicle market has to offer. But […]

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Honda Planning New EV Based on the Fit

Honda released the Fit EV here in 2012, but that vehicle wasn’t long for this world. Now, the automaker is partnering with a major battery maker to develop a new electric vehicle based on the Fit. Honda will work with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to create batteries and related technologies for the new vehicle, reports Japanese […]

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2019 Subaru WRX STI Gets More Power

Subaru is expanding its crossover lineup with the Ascent and Crosstrek Hybrid, but it hasn’t forgotten about the traditional cars that make up much of its cachet. To that end, Subaru has updated the WRX and STI for the 2019 model year, and base prices have gone up $225 and $525, respectively. For enthusiasts, the […]

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Honda Debuts Civic Type R Pickup Concept

It was only a matter of time before Honda debuted special versions of the Civic Type R, but little did we know the first one would be a pickup. Created at Honda’s U.K. factory in Swindon, this vehicle swaps out the rear seats and cargo area for a truck bed. To create the vehicle, Honda […]

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