Monthly Archives: December 2016

2017 Kia Forte sedan – Drive Report

With a freshened exterior, a new 147 HP 2.0-L engine and the addition of the S trim, the 2017 Kia Forte 4-door is a good choice in the compact sedan market. Value-priced in the $15-20,ooo range and with plenty of … Continue reading

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2017 Volvo S90 – Drive Report

It’s a finalist for the 2017 North American Car of the Year award. The all-new 2017 Volvo S90 luxury sedan is turning lots of heads. With a sophisticated Scandinavian style and a comfortable and roomy interior, the S90 should satisfy … Continue reading

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor – in the Desert

It’s the only purpose-built, high-performance off-road truck on the market. The Ford F-150 Raptor is back for 2017. With its all-aluminum body and stronger and stiffer high-strength steel frame, it’s now driven by a 450HP 3.5-L twin turbo V6 that … Continue reading

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2017 Mazda CX-3 Drive Report

There’s lots of choice in the subcompact SUV field. They’re all good; some are better than others. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is one of those that not only has seating for five and decent rear cargo room but also provides … Continue reading

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