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Kia Sportage SX: A Luxury Compact SUV Alternative

I’ve tested a fair share of fancy SUVs, which makes it really easy to nitpick affordable SUVS that aren’t nearly as snazzy as their luxury counterparts. But the 2012 Kia Sportage SX I tested surprised me. It’s a less expensive, well-made, amenity-filled alternative to luxury compact SUVs that are so easy to fall in love with. In the Sportage SX, you can get a lot of the same features at an affordable price compared with models like ... continue reading»

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Test Drive: 2012 Toyota Camry

After a week in the redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry, I could not get over how big this midsize sedan is. My test car was a 2012 Camry XLE, which is the highest trim level of the new Camry lineup, excluding the Camry Hybrid. Toyota says it increased interior space in the 2012 Camry, and if you need lots of room in your next midsize sedan, the Camry has it. Not only is the back seat enormous, but the trunk is ... continue reading»

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Electric Jeep Grand Cherokee Headed to the Detroit Auto Show

An all-electric version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2012. The electric Grand Cherokee is the work of Amp Electric Vehicles, a company that has previously fitted electric drivetrains in SUVs like the Chevrolet Equinox and Mercedes-Benz ML. The New York Times reports that Amp also plans to announce pricing and introduce its first dealer at the Detroit Auto Show. “Steve Burns, president of Amp, said in a telephone interview ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Model News, electric cars, Detroit Auto Show

2013 Mercedes E400 Hybrid set for Detroit Auto Show

There’s no reason luxury large cars can’t strive for good fuel economy. If you like the Mercedes E-Class, the fuel-efficient E350 Bluetec diesel initially hit the streets in 2011. Now, Mercedes is poised to attract more green car shoppers with the 2013 E400 Hybrid, which will debut in January 2012 at the Detroit Auto Show. Along with the E400 Hybrid, which is slated for the U.S., Mercedes will introduce the E300 Bluetec Hybrid. However, this diesel-hybrid version ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Mercedes Benz E Class, Model News, Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes Benz E400 Hybrid

GM Will Honor Certain Saab Warranties

When Saab announced that it was filing for bankruptcy this week, the automaker also stated that it wouldn’t be able to honor its vehicles’ warranties.  GM, which used to own Saab, has announced that it will fill part of that gap. “General Motors will take necessary steps to ensure that remaining warranty obligations on Saab vehicles marketed by GM in the United States and Canada will be honored,” the automaker says in a press release.But there are limitations ... continue reading»

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