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Test Drive Reviews Volvo 

2017 Volvo XC60 Test Drive Review

Volvo has been reinventing itself as of late with vehicles like the XC90 and V90 lineup, but it’s the XC60 compact luxury crossover that helped kick things off back in 2009. While a redesign is seriously overdue for this crossover, the 2017 Volvo XC60 does add a modern powertrain lineup. The big news for the 2017 Volvo XC60 is the addition of two all-new engine options, which trickles down technology from the larger XC90, and I was able to test out this new tech in the “old” XC60 thanks to…

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Mazda Test Drive Reviews 

2017 Mazda CX-3 Test Drive Review

If you’ve always yearned for a Mazda Miata but you need more space than this two-passenger roadster offers, then check out the 2017 Mazda CX-3. This sporty and stylish CX-3 burst on the scene last year and quickly established itself as the most entertaining vehicle in a growing subcompact crossover segment. This market currently includes models like the Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade and Honda HR-V, but it is continuing to expand with the new 2018 Toyota C-HR going on sale this year and the 2018 Ford EcoSport hitting showrooms early…

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smart Test Drive Reviews 

2017 smart fortwo cabrio Test Drive Review

My first experience driving a smart fortwo was about five years ago when I drove a 2012 cabriolet 350 miles up Florida’s east coast from Miami to Jacksonville. Needless to say, there was nothing smart about taking on such a road trip in a car designed to squeeze through tight European streets. Fortunately, my harsh introduction to this car was exactly the experience I needed to fully appreciate the all-new fortwo. Since the fortwo was brought over to the U.S. in 2009, fuel prices have dropped significantly and competitors –…

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Cadillac Test Drive Reviews 

2017 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Test Drive Review

The Cadillac Escalade certainly didn’t create the luxury SUV market, but it sure made this segment popular. Since debuting almost 20 years, the Escalade has become a status symbol for celebrities and athletes alike, and the 2017 Cadillac Escalade shows no sign of slowing down. Since going on sale for the 2015 model year, the fourth-generation Escalade is Cadillac’s best attempt yet at being distinguished from the other GM SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon in terms of style, performance, price and, of course, luxury. Over the years,…

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Lexus Test Drive Reviews 

2017 Lexus ES 300h Test Drive Review

With new models like the RC, GS F and the upcoming LC, Lexus has definitely achieved a new level of sportiness, but the 2017 Lexus ES 300h shows that this luxury brand hasn’t given up on the good, old-fashioned luxury cruiser. In case you’re wondering, the “h” in the ES 300h stands for hybrid, but don’t go rushing to judgement that this is a boring gasoline-electric car with a luxurious interior… Lexus tried that experiment, and failed, with the short-lived HS 250h. Instead, this mid-size luxury sedan is more like…

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