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Department: Test Drive

Cars & Trucks

Reviews of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and and 2018 BMW 530e

December 18, 2017. John Paul

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan $31,775 (Price as tested) | 4 cylinder, 184 hp | 21/27 mpg The all-new Tiguan has grown over the years to become one of the largest sport-utility vehicles in the segment. It comes in several trim levels and with front- or all-wheel drive. To put it in perspective, it’s 10 inches longer than…

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2017 Lexus CT200h Review

November 28, 2017. AAA Staff

Unlike many hybrid cars which began life as a gasoline-only model, the Lexus CT 200h was designed only as a hybrid. Introduced for the 2012 model year, the five-door hatchback has a sporty look with plenty of power and handling to place it squarely in the fun-to-drive category. The Lexus Hybrid Drive system makes a…

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Test Drive: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata

November 01, 2017. AAA Staff

It’s not about the destination, but the journey when you’re traveling in the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Rather than getting somewhere fast (though the MX-5 is quick), driving this car is more about the experience of actually driving – the pure joy of being in control of your life and enjoying the twists and turns of…

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Test Drive: 2017 Toyota Tundra CrewMax

September 01, 2017. AAA Staff

There are pickup trucks and then there are pickup trucks. The 2017 Toyota Tundra is a big and brawny truck with a surprisingly luxurious side. With a starting price of $30,120, this full-size pickup looks and feels as if it could eat smaller ones for breakfast, especially in its four-wheel drive, longer configurations. As with…

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Test Drive: 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

July 27, 2017. AAA Staff

For 2017, the Kia Optima offers a model for just about every taste. It’s available as a gas model, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, each with a variety of trim levels to suit any desire, from sporty to luxurious. After receiving refreshed styling for 2016, the gas-only 2017 Kia Optima comes with three engines…

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Test Drive: 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

July 01, 2017. AAA Staff

After 60 years on sale in the U.S., the Nissan Pathfinder is one of the true pioneers in the SUV world. While it may be a “senior” in the segment, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is no slow-moving, muumuu-wearing granny. It’s a hot, single grandma whose hobbies include competitive country dancing and backpacking. The Pathfinder received…

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Test Drive: 2017 Volkswagen Passat

June 01, 2017. AAA Staff

In a crowded midsize sedan market, the Volkswagen Passat is a standout for its German engineering at an affordable price point. Starting at just $22,440, the sedan – built in Chattanooga, Tenn. – is loaded with advanced technology, including many driver assistance systems that are often found in more expensive models. And its base engine is fun…

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Test Drive: 2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring

May 01, 2017. AAA Staff

With a starting price of just $21,945, the 2017 Mazda6 is one of the least expensive midsize sedans on the market, yet is hands-down one of the most fun to drive. For 2017, the Mazda6 now has its vehicle dynamics control system, G-Vectoring Control, as standard equipment, as well as numerous sound-absorbing materials for a…

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Test Drive: 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

April 01, 2017. AAA Staff

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, a five-passenger sport-utility vehicle, comes in two trim levels and has two engine choices: a 2.4-liter engine in the base model and a more powerful 2.0-liter engine as an option in the base model and standard equipment in the limited models. The Santa Fe can be ordered in front- or…

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Test Drive: 2017 Honda Ridgeline

March 08, 2017. AAA Staff

When it comes to pickup trucks people think Chevrolet, Ford, Ram – and maybe even Toyota and Nissan – but most people would never think of Honda. The Honda Ridgeline, first introduced in 2005 as a four-door short cargo bed truck, has been completely redesigned for 2017. The latest Ridgeline is available as a front- or…