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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 First Drive | Better when bigger

More realistic performance goals and greater practicality make more sense than GLE

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S First Drive | Behold, the 603-horsepower spa

It's a curious combination of new-age frippery and flashy race-ready potential

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2020 Porsche 911 Ultimate Road Trip: From the Autobahn to Tail of the Dragon

And yeah, we rode with it on a DHL cargo plane

We pick up a 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S from the original 911 factory in Stuttgart and will drive it on two continents, including on Germany's autobahn and Tennessee's Tail of the Dragon, with a trans-Atlantic crossing by cargo plane in between.

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2019 Fiat 500X First Drive Review | Anchor's away!

The unloved Tigershark engine is gone, but problems remain

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Honda ROAV Concept First Drive Review | Desert beast with a heart of gold

It looks like an extra from 'Fury Road,' but it's really a bestial Ridgeline

It looks like an extra from 'Fury Road,' but it's really a bestial Ridgeline.

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo First Drive Review | Two-row crossover perfection

Fun has never been the CX-5's problem, but extra power is welcome

Fun has never been the CX-5's problem, but extra power is welcome.

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2019 Mazda3 First Drive Review | Defining the term 'fun to drive'

The life of the compact sedan party

The life of the compact sedan party.

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2019 Audi A6 and A7 First Drive Review | High-tech status symbols, refined

The Audi A6 and A7 banish buttons and embrace the touchscreen

The Audi A6 and A7 banish buttons and embrace the touchscreen.

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2019 Hyundai Veloster N Review | Testing Hyundai's hottest hatch in America

This 'corner rascal' is serious about satisfying the driver

This 'corner rascal' is serious about satisfying the driver.

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2019 Hyundai Nexo First Drive Review | Promise for fuel cells

Hydrogen-powered crossover tuned for luxury

If the Kona Electric's suspension is engineered for a sprightly, even somewhat sporty feel, the Nexo is tuned for luxury.

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric First Drive Review | No compromises

Compact crossover shines with decent power, composed handling, plenty of safety tech

Compact crossover shines with decent power, composed handling, plenty of safety tech.

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2019 Nissan Altima First Drive Review | A sedan for a new generation

The SR trim has the optional VC-Turbo engine and sportier handling

The SR trim has the optional VC-Turbo engine and sportier handling

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2019 Honda Pilot First Drive Review | An original freshens up

Out-vans the vans, without standing out

Out-vans the vans, without standing out

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2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition First Drive Review | Reliving the past

Probably not the upgrade you've been waiting for

Probably not the upgrade you've been waiting for.

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2019 Genesis Essentia Concept | Insights on an elegant design

How will the Essentia inform future Genesis models?

One of the biggest stunners of the New York Auto Show came from an unlikely stand — that of Genesis, Hyundai's nascent luxury spinoff. The Genesis Essentia Concept was described as a multi-motor EV with a 0-60 time of 3 seconds and enough silicon to pass the Turing test, but that's not what made it special. It stood out because it's downright gorgeous, a proper show car seemingly plucked from the golden age of pre-OPEC oil embargo dream machines.

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2019 Buick Envision First Drive Review | Still not a standout

The updates help, but Envision lacks identity in the crossover crowd

"We're in the fashion business," executive chief engineer Rick Spina told us as he introduced the 2019 Buick Envision. "Except with a lot of technology." Spina was referring to the changing whims of new-car buyers, which have prompted Buick to give the compact Envision crossover its mid-generational update early — just 18 months into its lifecycle — and drop its prices across all trim levels.

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2018 Buick Regal GS First Drive Review | More power, style and doors

Refined 3.6-liter V6 and performance to back up its rakish lines

The cabin was overall a good place to get down to business. But what it doesn't have is the plushness or refinement of an Audi or Acura, to say nothing of Mercedes or Lexus. Perhaps even more egregious are the gappy fit and finish of the interior.

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2019 Infiniti QX50 First Drive Review | A high-tech engine flies under the radar

Use of the world’s first production variable compression engine is the bright spot in this comfy cruiser.

Ostensibly a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, VC-Turbo's party trick is the fact that the compression ratio can vary anywhere from 8:1 to 14:1, mechanically.

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2018 Honda Fit First Drive | More of everything — even more mojo

The addition of HFP suspension bits make this Fit the handling leader of its class.

Enthusiasts finally have a subcompact Honda to get excited about.

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