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2021 Infiniti QX50 Review – Cruising in the most competitive segment

2021 Infiniti QX50 Review – Cruising in the most competitive segment

You can be a good premium compact crossover and still get overshadowed in the segment, and that's the problem the 2021 Infiniti QX50 faces. The most competitive category in the industry demands not just proficiency but outright excellence, and moreover not just in one area but across the board.

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2021 GMC Yukon Denali Review – Making sense in the middle

2021 GMC Yukon Denali Review – Making sense in the middle

Were I to star in a Super Bowl television commercial for the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali, I would first load my smiling, all-American children into the all-new three-row SUV, plus my dog with its glossy coat and playful paws, before turning to the camera. Seriously, and perhaps after folding my arms to lend gravitas and telegraph just how sincere I was feeling, I would tell you that, just like a modern truck, families grow up and so too do their needs.

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Review – Minivan, Max Versatility

2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Review – Minivan, Max Versatility

I would rather own a 2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD than most burly three-row SUVs with similar price tags, and I think you should want one too. It's not being intentionally contrary these days to voice some affection for the minivan, almost as overlooked as the wagon but arguably far more practical than the SUVs and crossovers which currently dominate North American vehicle sales.

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GM Enhanced Super Cruise Review: Hands-free driving adds auto lane-change

GM Enhanced Super Cruise Review: Hands-free driving adds auto lane-change

You can't buy an autonomous car yet, but you can get some seriously impressive help behind the wheels on the highways. GM's Enhanced Super Cruise adds automatic lane changing to its hands-off driver assistance, a long-anticipated feature that arrives just as the automaker prepares to nudge the technology into the spotlight. As I discovered in the 2021 Escalade, however, it has a few other new tricks up its sleeve too.

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review: The solar roof is really good for one thing

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review: The solar roof is really good for one thing

Hyundai offers a solar roof on the Sonata Hybrid sedan, though the promise of free driving courtesy of the sun isn't really where the technology shines. The frugal family car eschews plug-in hybrid technology in favor of the altogether simpler pairing of a decent-sized gas engine and an electric motor that play together, though the solar cells embedded in the glass roof do step away from the norm.

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2021 BMW M440i xDrive Coupe Review – Speed and Snout

2021 BMW M440i xDrive Coupe Review – Speed and Snout

If there are three aesthetic rules to live by, they could well be that style is subjective, strong designs soften over time, and it's rude to comment on other peoples' nose-jobs. Pity, then, the 2021 BMW M440i xDrive Coupe and its love-it-or-(more-likely)-hate-it grille, as bold as the automaker's boasts of driving prowess and lashings of technology.

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2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Review – Cheap Thrills

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Review – Cheap Thrills

The Toyota Corolla has been around since 1966, earning a reputation for reliability and restraint for the price-savvy driver, but it's never really been something you'd choose for a good time. Come the 2021 Corolla Hatchback, though, and the addition of a manual option and a whole new architecture aims to change that, though without straying too far from the hallmarks of Corollas-past.

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2021 Infiniti QX80 Review – Four-wheeled fratricide

2021 Infiniti QX80 Review – Four-wheeled fratricide

Sometimes buying smart involves hoops and hurdles, and other times it's as easy as two dealerships probably occupying the same lot. So goes it for the 2021 Infiniti QX80, the automaker's biggest and burliest SUV, making its pitch for seven or eight seat excellence but finding Nissan may have stolen its thunder along the way.

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2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Review – A hotter plug-in hybrid

2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Review – A hotter plug-in hybrid

Polestar may be occupied making all-electric cars right now, but that doesn't mean it's too busy to give co-owner Volvo a hand with some performance upgrades for the Swedish automaker's most popular models. The 2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered is fine example, a plug-in hybrid promising not only green credentials but a bump in power under the hood and in pleasure from behind the wheel.

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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Review – A very rational compact crossover

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Review – A very rational compact crossover

Times are tough if you're in the market for a brand new all-wheel drive crossover on a severe budget, but the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer thinks it has the answer. Cheapest model in Chevy's SUV line-up, its sticker price isn't quite that attention-grabbing $19k by the time you add AWD, but even then it still won't break the bank - just as long as you're willing to put up with the Trailblazer's compromises to get there.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Review – Suspend Disbelief

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Review – Suspend Disbelief

Pity, for a fleeting moment, the deep-pocketed driver who demands profligacy in the bedroom and in the garage, and needs a performance SUV to match their offspring. With three rows, seven seats, and more than six hundred horsepower on ready tap, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 is neither a subtle nor cheap way to haul a big family. All the same, though it's not for everyone, it's tough not to feel the tug of its wanton mechanical charisma.

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2021 BMW M550i xDrive Review – Speed and Subtlety

2021 BMW M550i xDrive Review – Speed and Subtlety

There's subtle, and then there's 2021 BMW M550i xDrive subtle. Not quite the feistiest of the new 5 Series line-up, the M550i promises nine-tenths of the horsepower of the range-topping M5 but wrapped up in an altogether more surreptitious package. That's bad news for those who love to stand out in their sports sedan, but an appealing prospect for those who prefer to fly under the radar.

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