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Nissan’s Around View Monitor is a game changer for parallel parking-challenged drivers

Nissan’s Around View Monitor isn’t new. Unveiled in 2007 and applied to the then-new 2008 Infiniti EX35 (now QX50), the system continues to trickle down to more affordable Nissan products. Case in point: the 2015 Nissan Versa Note, which is available with the technology for less than $20,000. Exclusive to the top-of-the-line 2015 Nissan Versa Note SL, Nissan’s Around View Monitor gives the driver a virtual 360-degree look at what surrounds the vehicle from a bird’s-eye perspective. Incorporating one camera on each side mirror, a camera within the front badge…

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2015 Chevrolet Trax Test Drive

Marketed as a “city-smart SUV,” the 2015 Chevrolet Trax pushes the envelope between urban grocery-getter and competent all-weather crossover vehicle. A more affordable take on the Buick Encore subcompact CUV, the 2015 Chevrolet Trax is offered in three trims: LS, LT and LTZ. Every 2015 Chevrolet Trax includes Chevrolet’s MyLink 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, OnStar with 4G LTE WiFi and a rearview camera, as well as a 60/40-split rear seat and a fold-flat front passenger seat. The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. A 1.4-liter…

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2015 Honda Fit Test Drive

The all-new 2015 Honda Fit comes in three trim levels — LX, EX and EX-L — and Honda left us with the highest end model to test for a week. All three 2015 Honda Fit trims come with a peppy 1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, as well as Bluetooth. The top-of-the-line 2015 Honda Fit EX-L comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, leather seats, heated front seats and heated mirrors. The EX-L can be further upgraded with a navigation system. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard for LX and…

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