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Articles by Alan Rider
Test Drive: Just the Right Size
Like Goldilocks, we’re all looking for a car that’s not too big and not too small.
Here are a couple we think fit the bill.
Test Drive: The Future of the SUV
Modern sport-utility vehicles will change the way you think about the category.
Test Drive: Crossover SUVs
If the sign of a maturing market segment is diversity, the humble crossover SUV is all grown up. Here are two distinctly different models that illustrate our point.
Test Drive: Electric Avenue
Electric cars have been around for more than a century, but they’re currently enjoying a second heyday, with dozens of new models on the way. Here are two of the best you can buy today:
Test Drive: Off-Roading in Style
There are places in this world where ‘roads’ on the map are mere suggestions. Here are two SUVs that are likely up for such a trip.
Test Drive: “Born In The USA” Pickups
Think you know an all-American pickup when you see one? These days you have choices — like this pair of distinctly different homegrown pickups:
Test Drive: The Anti-SUVs
Some of us still like to play in the dirt, which presents an automotive conundrum: How to find a vehicle fit for everyday driving that’s still up for a little weekend exploring? These two “anti-SUVs” are excellent solutions.
Test Drive: Maximum MPG
The average automobile returns about 25 miles per gallon. Here’s a pair of not-so-exotic vehicles pushing the boundaries of fuel efficiency.
Test Drive: Fab Four-Doors
Carmakers haven’t totally abandoned traditional automotive body-styles. Despite the demise of several high-profile nameplates, there are still a number of fabulous four-doors on the market.
Test Drive: Turning It up to ‘11’
In “This Is Spinal Tap,” a character brags that their amplifiers go to “11” instead of just 10. That same philosophy applies to cars when automakers take performance to the next level.