Funky 2022 Nissan Kicks Has Big Personality

What kind of car do you really need? My husband thinks he needs a twin-turbo German rocket wagon to get his kicks, but our budget determines otherwise. What we need is an affordable compact crossover with style, technology, fuel efficiency, and enough interior space for four and their luggage. Like many of you, we need…

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2022 Kia Sorento X-Line Toughens Up

There was a time when automakers did everything possible to make their truck-based SUVs seem more carlike.  Now, they seem to want their car-based crossovers to seem more trucklike.  It’s a trail that’s brought us fortified faux-roaders like the Subaru Forester Wilderness, GMC Terrain AT4, Toyota RAV4 TRD, and the amped wagon we have here: …

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2023 Solterra is the Electric Subaru for Subaru People

Subaru knows its people, who are among the most loyal to any automotive brand. They love their Outbacks, Foresters, Ascents, and WRXs. They are also among the most environmentally conscious, dog-friendly, off-roading auto owners around. They take their kids to school and hike on the weekends. What they haven’t had until now is an electric…

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2022 Toyota Tundra Takes Us Forward to 1794

I’d like to believe the 2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 takes its moniker from the year a hearty bunch of patriots staged their Whiskey Rebellion against revenuers. They’re my kind of people, but it’s more likely a nod to the Tundra’s assembly location near San Antonio, Texas that’s built where a ranch was founded by Juan…

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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Answers the Right Questions

You may think the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz answers questions nobody asked, but if that’s true, somebody should have asked. A car-based pickup is not a new idea. Chevrolet and Ford offered the El Camino and Ranchero over sixty years ago, Subaru had the Baja two decades hence, and Ford currently offers the sold-out Escape-based…

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2022 Toyota Corolla Crosses Over

The Toyota Corolla is a fine automobile, even if not particularly exciting with its affordable price, frugal gas mileage, and renowned durability. You don’t buy one to be fancy; you buy one because it is a smart way to spend your money. The latest one looks quite handsome as a sedan and hatchback, but today’s…

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2022 Lexus Nx350 Is A Small Nip Of Luxury

My friends and I are at it again. There is bourbon aging and Kentucky is not far away. How could this go unanswered, especially with a comfy little crossover at our disposal? Whether erasing Interstate, or carving up Kentucky backroads, the 2022 Lexus NX 350 is a small nip of luxury worth savoring. When we…

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