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2016 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design

2016 V60 front three-quarter view

From the company famous for its station wagons, the 2016 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design doesn’t disappoint. A true wagon, not a wanna-be SUV or crossover, this smooth riding, all-wheel-drive family car looks great, holds lots of cargo and delivers on the virtues of the wagon form. Continue reading

2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD

XC90-T6-front-three-quarter

A new design for the 2016 model year, the flagship Volvo XC90 benefits from thoughtful craftsmanship and a host of advanced, efficiency-minded technologies. The XC90 T6 is powered by Volvo’s supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4. Continue reading

2015 BMW X4 xDrive 35i

2015 BMW X4 front three quarter

Think of it as a downsized X6 or a squished X3. BMW calls this shoe-shaped crossover a “Sports Activity Coupe,” and its purpose is as confusing as its name. Good dynamics, a sweet inline-6 engine and plenty of comfort features make this odd machine at least pleasant, however. Continue reading


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