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A Historically Accurate Fourth Generation That Moves Us

We get our first taste of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in a pre-production, Japanese-spec model. Senior Editor Steven Ewing puts the new Miata through its paces along the gorgeous backroads of Spain.

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Feeling The Change Is Easier Than Spotting It

You'll have to look closely to tell the difference, but the Volkswagen Jetta has received a raft of improvements for 2015, and nowhere is that clearer than with the TDI diesel model.

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Pouncing On The Wide-Open Compact Luxury Sports Segment

Jaguar is leaping back into the compact premium sport sedan ring at a unique moment in history. Does it have what it takes to grab the crown? We headed to Portugal for an early prototype drive to find out.

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Just Because You Have A Family Doesn't Mean You Can't Have An Adventure

We travel to Iceland to see if Land Rover's new Discovery Sport is just another premium CUV, or if it's got the off-road goods to wear the Green Oval proudly.

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What's The Price Of Compact Capability?

We take to the trails of Hollister Hills for our test of the all-new Jeep Renegade's off-road variant – the Trailhawk.

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Heritage And Funk Conspire In Jeep's Latest CUV

We test the 2015 Jeep Renegade in San Jose, CA, and are quite confident the new small crossover will appeal to both brand loyalists and the uninitiated, alike. Check out our First Drive, here, to read our full thoughts.

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Famed Italian Bikemaker Goes Affordable 'Lifestyle'... Authentically?

Ducati's new Scrambler is a surprisingly funky and affordable motorcycle that aims to court a new audience. Will it succeed? We ride it and place our bets.

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Ram's Five-Seater Is Ready To Fight Ford

We've already dropped our First Drive of Ram's new entry in the light-commercial van segment, the ProMaster City. Now we go back for a quick second look; this time focusing on the five-passenger Wagon instead of the cargo variant.

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Has Daimler's Ultralux Brand Gone From Overpriced To High Value?

Mercedes-Benz is relaunching its failed Maybach ultra-luxury division – sort of. This 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 inaugurates a new sub-brand with a suddenly reasonable-sounding price tag. We drive it and let you know if it still feels like big money.

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The Art Of Polarization, Take Two

BMW's X6 has proven to be an unlikely hit – so much so that the Bavarians have followed up with this kid brother X4 for 2015, a genre-splitting model that promises to be all things to all people. We spent a week with it to find out if it's worth the extra dough over the X3 upon which it's based.

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Which Baby Box Is Best?

Ford and Nissan have been scrapping for market share in the very hot small commercial van segment, and now Ram wants in on the party. The 2015 Ram ProMaster City hopes to one-up its main competitors in key categories, making the best do-everything business vehicle in the process. Read on to find out how it fares.

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V8, Fullsize And In A Class Of One

For the 2015 model year, Chrysler hopes that a more clearly defined purpose for its big sedan, combined with liberal dipping into the corporate tech toy box, will rekindle buyer interest. I grabbed the keys of the edgiest of the bunch, the sport-intended 300S, and found a big sedan that gives away some practicality to the rest of its segment mates. The trade-off for the dip in pragmatism is an uptick and driving fun and attitude that should make all the difference for the right buyer.

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A Little Turbo Spice, A Lot More Nice

Teenagers are awkward, predictably provocative and generally horrible to be around – at least unless you, yourself are one. There's just something about those angst-ridden years spent trying on identities, none fitting quite right. Luckily for Kia, the automaker has just celebrated its 20th birthday in America, and fresh out of the driver's seat of its 2016 Sorento – dare we say it – we sense a touch of self-assured maturity. Don't worry; we expect the automaker's antics &ndash

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One Man's Goldilocks Is Another Man's Overkill

Conventional wisdom would dictate that adding more power and several key performance enhancements to an already very good car, like the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe, will end up equaling an even better car. In the case of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe, conventional wisdom sort of applies, but perhaps not as much as we'd have initially guessed.

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Body Shop Blues And Wintertime Gold

I'm sure this thing is going to be a total hoot in the snow.

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Driving The Very First Fruit Of A Revitalized Motorsports Legend

There is only one Porsche 911 GT3 Cup ANDIAL Edition on the planet, and its owner is standing patiently in the hot pits at Oklahoma's Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, watching attentively as his prized possession circles the challenging road course at speed.

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Our Trusty Trailhawk Takes To The Tunnel Of Trees

The Trailhawk's rugged good looks were right at home against the backdrop of changing seasons.

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Turbocharged Oddity Ups Its Funk Factor

I didn't always like the Nissan Juke. When it launched in 2010, I just couldn't get over the way it looked – it came across as super weird, and kind of hideous at first blush. But I slowly warmed up to the funky little crossover/hatchback/thing, and after spending some time behind the wheel, I really learned to love Nissan's small wonder. It's a genuine hoot to drive, offering hot hatch-like thrills in a package that doesn't look like anything else on the road. The Nismo and RS models that

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Unfiltered Fun For The Price Of A Honda Civic

Because I'm a reasonable human being and firmly believe that vehicle styling is a subjective matter, I drew some perspective on my borrowed 2015 Polaris Slingshot from fellow Los Angeles residents.

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Third Time's The Charm

The Murano has an interesting position within the Nissan stable. On one hand, its size puts it between the Rogue and Pathfinder, both of which are geared more toward families, big and small. And while the Murano could easily be used for hauling your brood, that's not exactly its forte. After all, unlike it's siblings, it offers no third row accommodations. There's no rear-seat entertainment system available. There are no clever storage systems.

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VW Offers Up A Safety-First Facelift

The second-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been in production since 2010, and is therefore staring down the last part of its model cycle. To keep buyers interested, the company has undertaken a refresh of its upscale midsize SUV. As is typical of these things, the changes include some exterior and interior rejuvenation, as well as increased content levels and a slight uptick in price.

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