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Official EPA Numbers and Pricing Announced for Infiniti QX50 With VC-T Official EPA Numbers and Pricing Announced for Infiniti QX50 With VC-T
- The biggest news surrounding the new-gen 2019 Infiniti QX50 is the introduction of the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder variable-compression engine, or VC-T for short. It is a breakthrough in gasoline propulsion technology that Infiniti hopes will offer an appealing, efficient alternative...
Official EPA Numbers and Pricing Announced for Infiniti QX50 With VC-T »
Mazda CX-9 30,000-Mile Update: Running on Empty Mazda CX-9 30,000-Mile Update: Running on Empty
- WHAT WE LIKE: Torque. The CX-9’s 2.5-liter inline-four delivers all of its 310 lb-ft from as low as 2000 rpm, and the six-speed automatic is perfectly programmed to take advantage of this turbocharged, small-displacement engine. As a result, the big CX-9 never gets caught in the wrong gear, making...
Mazda CX-9 30,000-Mile Update: Running on Empty »
Alfa Romeo Says Yes to Hybrid Tech for Big SUV, No to Plugging In Alfa Romeo Says Yes to Hybrid Tech for Big SUV, No to Plugging In
- The flagship SUV that will be the largest Alfa Romeo vehicle, which won’t arrive for two to three years, might not be its thirstiest. That’s because this model reportedly will be the first from the brand to offer a hybrid setup—one that should boost performance as well. - The news comes from...
Alfa Romeo Says Yes to Hybrid Tech for Big SUV, No to Plugging In »
2018 Buick Regal Sportback First Drive: It’s a Buick Again 2018 Buick Regal Sportback First Drive: It’s a Buick Again
- Flashback to 2009: Despite offering just two sleepy sedans and one three-row crossover, Buick survived General Motors’ bankruptcy-related restructuring wherein the company euthanized nearly half of its brand portfolio. Buick was then charged with expanding into new segments to fill the chasm between...
2018 Buick Regal Sportback First Drive: It’s a Buick Again »
2017 BMW 7-series Tested in Depth: Undistinguished Full-Size Luxury 2017 BMW 7-series Tested in Depth: Undistinguished Full-Size Luxury
- The gilded playground of full-size luxury sedans is rampant with high expectations. BMW’s 7-series only partially meets them, serving up a comfortable, quiet ride but no distinguishing features or character to set it apart from its upper-crust rivals. In designing the 7-series, and as it has done...
2017 BMW 7-series Tested in Depth: Undistinguished Full-Size Luxury »
2017 BMW 7-series Tested in Depth: Undistinguished Full-Size Luxury 2017 BMW 7-series Tested in Depth: Undistinguished Full-Size Luxury
- The gilded playground of full-size luxury sedans is rampant with high expectations. BMW’s 7-series only partially meets them, serving up a comfortable, quiet ride but no distinguishing features or character to set it apart from its upper-crust rivals. In designing the 7-series, and as it has done...
2017 BMW 7-series Tested in Depth: Undistinguished Full-Size Luxury »
2018 Honda Accord 1.5T Automatic Tested: Base with Grace 2018 Honda Accord 1.5T Automatic Tested: Base with Grace
- Our love for the new Honda Accord knows no bounds. We’ve squealed in delight about the transcendent subtlety that comes with the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four in the high-end models. Whether that’s with a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission, the 2.0-liter turbo is a critical...
2018 Honda Accord 1.5T Automatic Tested: Base with Grace »
2017 Jaguar XE Long-Term Test: We’ve Hit 30,000 Miles 2017 Jaguar XE Long-Term Test: We’ve Hit 30,000 Miles
- WHAT WE LIKE: The Alfa Romeo Giulia that we mentioned in the introduction to this long-term test provides an interesting counterpoint to this Jaguar XE. The Giulia has become the new standard for a driver’s sedan in the category. We really like it. But this update is about the Jaguar XE—which...
2017 Jaguar XE Long-Term Test: We’ve Hit 30,000 Miles »
Engines with Small, Individual Turbos for Each Cylinder Could Revolutionize Downsizing Engines with Small, Individual Turbos for Each Cylinder Could Revolutionize Downsizing
- From the October 2017 issue - Downsized turbocharged engines have become a cornerstone in the car industry’s effort to increase fuel economy. And as CAFE stand­ards push us toward a 54.5-mpg fleet average, engines are bound to get even smaller and turbo boost even higher. Such radically downsized...
Engines with Small, Individual Turbos for Each Cylinder Could Revolutionize Downsizing »
2017 BMW M2 10,000-Mile Long-Term Update: Extreme Agility 2017 BMW M2 10,000-Mile Long-Term Update: Extreme Agility
- WHAT WE LIKE: It’s hard not to think about sport bikes when driving the BMW M2. Its fast-twitch agility makes it feel as if it’s perched on a four-wheeled branch of that family tree. While that branch had better be robust, given our M2’s 3509-pound curb weight, the car’s reflexes belie that...
2017 BMW M2 10,000-Mile Long-Term Update: Extreme Agility »

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