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The Top 6 Supercars for Under $200k

The Top 6 Supercars for Under $200k

The car world is abuzz with record-breaking hypercars such as the Bugatti Chiron, Pagani Huayra BC, Koenigsegg Agera RS, Porsche 918, and Ferrari LaFerrari. But there’s a problem. All these speed demons will cost you upwards of $1M. Unless you’re a tech billionaire or the heir to a trillion-dollar oil-rich dominion in the Middle East, hypercars are not what you would call ‘affordable’ in the purest sense of the word.

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2018 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Honda Ridgeline: Pickup wars

2018 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Honda Ridgeline: Pickup wars

Looking for something more rugged and more capable than a normal sedan? If you were primarily looking at a midsize pickup truck for your next car, you can’t go wrong with the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado and 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Both pickup trucks have deep-seated roots of ruggedness and all-terrain capabilities in their DNA. However, if you want a lifestyle-oriented pickup truck that is many times more capable than an average sedan or station wagon, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline is a sterling choice.

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The 2018 Best All-Wheel Drive Sedans for Under $40k

The 2018 Best All-Wheel Drive Sedans for Under $40k

Crossovers and SUVs are popular due to many reasons. It may be due to the taller ride height and a more commanding view of the road. But one of the most important factor is the availability of the sure-footed traction and handling of a proper all-wheel drive or four-wheel drivetrain.

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2018 Toyota Sequoia vs 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2018 Ford Expedition: SUV head-to-head

2018 Toyota Sequoia vs 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe vs 2018 Ford Expedition: SUV head-to-head

This is the heavyweight championship fight between three of the top-selling full-size SUVs. The 2018 Toyota Sequoia carries over unchanged from last year’s model. It may have the oldest platform in this group, but it still offers good value for money and a rugged demeanor. The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe is the more affordable alternative to the GMC Yukon (both vehicles share the same platform). It can tow heavier loads while providing a more luxurious interior feel. The 2018 Ford Expedition is now motivated by a twin-turbo V6 motor. It is now more fuel efficient while still having the highest tow rating of all full-size SUVs.

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2018 Nissan Leaf Versus 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric – Head to Head In-Depth

2018 Nissan Leaf Versus 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric – Head to Head In-Depth

This is the battle between two of the cheapest electric vehicles you can buy today. The 2018 Nissan Leaf is all-new. It is a huge step up from the dorky styling and lame performance of the previous model Leaf. The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric leads the way in terms of cost and efficiency. It also happens to be the most efficient EV for 2018. The EPA confirmed this EV utilizes just 25 kWh of electricity per 100 miles, enough to beat the BMW i3, Chevrolet Bolt, and the Volkswagen e-Golf.

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2018 Toyota Camry vs. 2018 Honda Accord – Sedan Showdown

2018 Toyota Camry vs. 2018 Honda Accord – Sedan Showdown

The 2018 Toyota Camry looks better than before. Toyota’s mission to infuse some much needed sportiness into their sedan offerings is paying off, at least from a design perspective. From the other end of the spectrum, we have the 2018 Honda Accord. Honda’s track record for performance has been improving lately. The Accord may looked like a stretched and widened Civic, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing if you’re one of those who rave about the latest Civic’s design.

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The Infiniti Prototype 10 previews an engagingly electrified future

The Infiniti Prototype 10 previews an engagingly electrified future

Do you remember the Infiniti Prototype 9? It’s a high performance EV infused with the retro style of Grand Prix race cars from the 1930s. While we weren’t particularly swooning for the wire spoke wheels and tight cockpit, Infiniti will once again rattle the cages of automotive engineering and design with their new concept car. Feast your eyes on the INFINITI Prototype 10.

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2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF – Head to Head Comparison

2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF – Head to Head Comparison

You might be asking why we pitted the 2018 Toyota 86 to the Mazda MX-5 RF. The answer is simple: both cars in base trim starts at around $25k. In this head to head comparison, we will take a look at the Toyota 86 TRD Edition and the Mazda MX-5 RF, which are both within the $32k price range.

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Decoding Car Safety Ratings – The Stars and the Ratings Explained

Decoding Car Safety Ratings – The Stars and the Ratings Explained

What do you look for in a new or used car? Do you consider the styling, comfort, features, and engine horsepower? Whether buying or leasing a vehicle, the car safety ratings should be your top priority. Nothing beats the feeling of driving a ‘safe’ vehicle. The car safety ratings will mean the difference between life and death in the event of an accident. The sad truth is that not all cars are made equal. There are some that were engineered with the driver and passenger’s safety in mind, and there are some that gets a low grade in terms of crash safety.

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The Argument Against EV: Why You Should Stick to Conventional Cars

The Argument Against EV: Why You Should Stick to Conventional Cars

We love electric cars. The whisper-silent performance and smooth rush of torque from the get-go is simply exhilarating, and otherworldly. From an enthusiast's point of view, electric vehicles are a Godsend. You'll be hard-pressed to find a production gasoline or diesel engine that can replicate the immediate and, yes, ludicrous response of a powerful electric motor, and that's assuming you don't spend millions of dollars on a Bugatti Chiron or some other hyper-fast supercar.

As wonderful and Earth-friendly electric vehicles are, there are still practical and compelling reasons why you should wait a while and stick to conventional gasoline-powered vehicles instead. Mind you, we have nothing against EV's, hybrids, or plug-in hybrids, but the argument against electric cars are simply hard to ignore.

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The 5 Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid Cars in 2018

The 5 Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid Cars in 2018

What is the most important factor to consider when shopping for a new car? In an ideal world, every one of us should be driving a powerful Tundra or F150 - But when reality strikes hard and you need to get back to Earth, nothing beats the economic advantages of driving a fuel efficient car. The popularity of SUVs and crossovers is hard to ignore, however if you need a family hauler that sips gas, you will need to shell out a lot more money for a hybrid or PHEV version.

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VW made a Bonneville speed demon to tease the Jetta GLI

VW made a Bonneville speed demon to tease the Jetta GLI

Volkswagen of America is cooking up a treat for speed freaks. The German automaker recently announced the all-new 2019 VW Jetta will be the basis for the Bonneville Jetta in an attempt to break the BGC/G speed record at the Bonneville Speed Week in August 2018.

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