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2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door

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For 2015, the Mini Hardtop is available with an extra set of doors. Other than the easier access for rear-seat passengers, the Mini Cooper S we tested was very similar to its 2-door counterpart. Continue reading

2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD

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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

2016 Kia Sorento SXL Turbo

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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


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