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Is Muscle Coming to Hyundai’s Crossover Lineup? Does It Need It?

Hamstrung by Chinese animosity towards South Korea and a crossover lineup that wasn’t sufficiently buffet-like, the Hyundai brand missed its global sales target by nearly 600,000 vehicles last year. It’s a well-reported slump, and we’ve told you about the automaker’s strategy to get its mojo back. Crossovers, man. Lots and lots of crossovers. While fleshing out its lineup of two- and three-row haulers seems like a perfectly reasonable plan in a world addicted to cargo volume, it looks like Hyundai’s…

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2018 Honda Civic Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The 2018 Honda Civic has a range of turbocharged engines that transform the car from a capable commuter to a powerful performer. Regardless of powertrain, the Civic boasts an excellent ride and competent handling. It earns a 7 out of 10 on our performance metric. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Base versions of the Civic coupe and sedan get a 2.0-liter inline-4 that’s rated at 158 horsepower mated to either a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) or a…

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio First Drive

Go big or go home. That’s the message Alfa Romeo is sending with the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The carmaker is attempting to stake out performance leadership with its Quadrifoglio billing. A moniker with a long history, it was most recently reprised for the Giulia sedan and has now been applied to its first-ever SUV, the Stelvio. (You can get a broader report on it by reading our Stelvio First Drive article.) The idea behind the company’s modern Quadrifoglio-badged…

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It’s looking like Virginians Won’t Get a Chance to Legally Drink and Drive at Home

A bill seeking to amend Virginia’s DUI laws passed through the state Senate last month, but don’t expect the law to make it onto the books. The legislation aimed to make intoxicated driving legal if a driver performed the boozy feat on his or her own private property, with all other existing laws remaining the same. As you might expect, this didn’t go over well with law enforcement, politicians, safety advocates, and various other concerned citizenry. Introduced by Sen. Richard Stuart,…

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2019 INFINITI QX50 Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The price for the 2019 Infiniti QX50 runs quickly into luxury-car territory, but for the first time in the mid-sized crossover, it feels worth it. We give it a 7 out of 10 on our features scale with points for excellent base equipment and good infotainment, but there are blemishes on both worth discussing. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The QX50 is available in ascending Pure, Luxe, and Essential trim levels. Base are equipped with synthetic leather upholstery,…

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