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    Review: 2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD [w/video]
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    Aging Three-Row Still Light On Its Feet All of the auto industry's big-time players are making large three-row crossovers these days, so the segment has become extremely competitive. With stalwarts like the Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Traverse and Ford Explorer at the top of the sales charts, how ...

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    Review: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
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    Decent Fuel Economy, Better Looks, Solid Value The auto show transition seemed to happen in a flash. One year, automakers were jockeying for dealer traffic with high horsepower, rear-wheel-drive retro rides, and the next year, each one of them ushered in a hybrid or electric vehicle. The ...

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    Review: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD
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    Acura's Best Is Still Tough To Beat Acura has been a bit of an enigma of late. Honda's premium marque has endured its share of struggles, with new entries like the ZDX and more established models like the RL falling short of buyers' expectations. Even the mighty TL, which has been Acura's ...

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    Review: 2011 Mazda CX-7 [w/video]
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    Is Zoom-Zoom More Important Than Room-Room? When we think of mid-size crossovers, words like "comfort," "convenience" and "roominess" are the first things to spring to mind. For some CUVs, those are accurate descriptions, but the Mazda CX-7 also has to fulfill a Zoom-Zoom promise. For the past ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #178: GM Profit, Civic Redesign, 40 mpg Fiesta
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    Our iTunes feed for the Autoblog Podcast is still busted, thanks to the TV Squad debacle with an update gone wrong. We're still waiting on resolution of the issue, and the real fix may involve each and every one of you having to ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #169: Wagons and SuperDuty and NASCAR, Oh My!
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    Episode #169 of the Autoblog Podcast has arrived, and it's Chris, Sam, Alex, and Dan again this week. As usual, the Autoblog Garage starts us off, this time with a couple Suzuki Kizashis, a Ford Transit Connect, and the Cadillac ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #164 - Return of the Lieberman
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    The prodigal Jonny Lieberman phones in this week for episode #164 of the Autoblog Podcast, joining Chris, Sam, and Dan for the ensuing hijinks. Despite the massive preoccupation with Toyota recalls, which does lead us off, our ...

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    Review: 2010 Subaru Outback adds size, power and refinement for a big wagon winner
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    2010 Subaru Outback - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Even in the face of a bleak economy and dreadful auto sales, Subaru managed to have a breakout year in 2009. Products like the Forester and the Impreza helped Subaru achieve consistent year-over-year gains while the Japanese automaker ...

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    Review: 2010 Volvo XC60 delivers on looks and lux - handling, too. Nav? Not so much.
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    2010 Volvo XC60 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volvo has seen better days. Just a few short years ago, the Swedish automaker was the lone bright spot in Ford's European luxury operation, boasting impressive sales and actual profits. Fast-forward to 2009, and the situation couldn't be ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #136
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    What better way to kick off the weekend than Episode #136 of the Autoblog Podcast? Okay, so it's a thin excuse for delivering this edition late, but here it is. Chris, Sam and Dan congregate and discuss a few issues, starting with ...

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    Review: 2010 Kia Soul deserves to be breakout hit for brand
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    2010 Kia Soul - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Greeting the Kia Soul with low expectations didn't make sense. Perhaps the details of the funkwagon's story seemed overly familiar at first blush – Kia wants, nay, needs to be more than just the bargain-basement Hyundai store. ...

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    Review: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V offers supercar performance, everyday drivability
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    2009 Cadillac CTS-V – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Despite recent products to the contrary, when much of America thinks "Cadillac," a lot of people still recall the land yachts of the '70s and '80s. Hoods and decks marginally shorter than your average aircraft carrier, and Sedan de ...

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    Review: 2010 Ford Mustang GT - A full week changes attitudes
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    2010 Ford Mustang GT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We spent a few precious hours in the 2010 Ford Mustang GT toward the end of last year. More recently, we were able to get a Kona Blue model in the Autoblog Garage, and this time, we spent a full week exploring the car's metropolis ...

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    VIDEO: 2009 Ford F-150 versus 2009 Dodge Ram
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    The pickup market may be contracting, but the trucks themselves are better than ever. Two substantially new full-size trucks have gone on sale recently, the 2009 Ford F-150 and 2009 Dodge Ram, and we've already had the chance to park both in the Autoblog ...

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    Review: 2009 Ford Focus SES Coupe
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    2009 Ford Focus SES Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's been just over a year since we reviewed our last Focus, a 2008 SES Coupe, and we were willing to bet the farm back then that its new design wouldn't go over well with buyers. But $4/gallon gas and the unexpected ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Dodge Challenger SRT8
    Back in September we reviewed the V6-powered Dodge Challenger SE, and our conclusion was that an uninspiring engine and benign handling was trumped by terrific curb appeal and an affordable price tag. The R/T model we reviewed ...

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    Review: 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T
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    2009 Dodge Challenger R/T – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For all the problems it faces, Chrysler has to be happy with this: the Dodge Challenger rollout has gone about as well as anyone could have hoped. Everyone wanted this car to happen from the moment it appeared as a ...

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    Review: 2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS
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    2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Porsche makes sports cars backed by a rich tradition and race history. The thought of something wearing the badge that's also able to cart around your family and a load of their assorted junk was once laughable. Today, of ...

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    Review: 2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
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    Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What a difference 20 inches and 1,000 lbs makes. The latest occupant of the Autoblog Garage is the Mercedes Benz C63 AMG. You might recall that a few months ago we tried out one of the big dogs from the Benz lineup, the S63 AMG ...

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    Review: 2009 Mercedes SL63 AMG and SL600
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    Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG – Click above for high-res gallery
    Finding the ideal luxury sports car is a Goldilocks proposition: cars that fulfill either descriptive – luxury or sports – are piled high as Annapurna. For instance, the Ferrari F430 is a luxurious sports car, but it's ...

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