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Ford at SEMA 2016

Ford once again played a dominant role at SEMA 2016, winning all three SEMA ‘Hottest’ awards at the 2016–Hottest Coupe (Mustang), Hottest Hatch (Focus) and Hottest Truck (F-150). At the center of the booth was the bug-spattered 2016 Lemans-winning Ford GT parked nose-to-nose with the legendary (and beautifully restored) GT40 that won Lemans back in 1966. Mustang GT4 One of the hottest Mustangs at the show was the new GT4. Based on the GT350R-C, this pony is built to compete in any GT4 series in the world. The 5.2 liter V8…

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Mopar at SEMA 2016

Mopar brought their A-game to SEMA this year with an engaging mix of old and new. As usual the back wall of the booth featured an incredible selection of Mopar parts and accessories for your Dodge, Chrysler, Ram or FIAT vehicle. Dodge Challenger Shakedown The biggest crowd pleaser at the Mopar booth this year was the Dodge Challenger Shakedown. Based on a 1971 Challenger, the Shakedown featured a modern-day 485 horsepower Hemi V8 mated to a Viper Tremec T6060 six-speed transmission. With “Bitchin’ Black” paint, a shaved body with deleted door…

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Seattle, Washington to Bend, Oregon in a 2016 Mazda CX-5

It’s been awhile since I took a decent road trip. But spring has sprung, the weather has been steadily improving, so my girlfriend and I decided it would be fun to drive down to Bend, Oregon. Mazda graciously provided us with a brand new 2016 Mazda CX-5. So we were ready for the 333 mile trip! So was our dog Capone! First introduced in 2013, the CX-5 received a mid-cycle refresh for 2016. I consider it to be one of the best looking small SUVs on the market. I also…

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Automotive News Test Drive Reviews 

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid Test Drive

Introduced at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Honda Accord Hybrid wowed spectators with its combination of luxury and fuel efficiency. In 2015, the Honda Accord Hybrid continues to impress drivers with even more upgrades in battery technology, interior comfort and impressive design. The Accord Hybrid was listed as Kelly Blue Book’s 10 Best Green Cars list for the second year in a row for 2015 and we wanted to take a closer look with a full review. The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid starts at a base price of…

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