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2016 Kia Sorento SXL Turbo

2016 Kia Sorento front three quarter

Redesigned for 2015 as a 2016 model, Kia’s midsize crossover CUV now comes with more solid construction, more room and more connectivity. A newly available turbocharged 4-cylinder engine boosts fuel economy, while a more sophisticated all-wheel-drive system lends the Sorento some dirt road and winter practicality. Continue reading

2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited

2015 Sonata Front Three Quarter View

Now with more conservative and arguably cleaner styling, the refreshed 2015 Hyundai Sonata aims for refinement and overall competence. No longer the radical upstart that its predecessor was, the Sonata is now more at home in the midsize sedan segment. Continue reading

2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Jetta GLI Front Left

The sportiest of 2014 Jettas uses the GTI’s 2.0 liter turbo 4 and choice of six speed manual or six speed dual-clutch automated transmissions, albeit with different suspension tuning and different settings for the electric power steering. Continue reading

2015 Chrysler 200C AWD

2015 Chrysler 200C Front Three Quarter View

Based on a version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta platform, the new 200C is big news for Chrysler. With an available 295-horsepower V6 and all wheel drive, as well as a high quality interior, the 2015 200C is a vast improvement over its rental-car predecessor. Continue reading


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