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First Drive: 2013 Kia Rio SX 6MT

Hot design, lukewarm performance.
| Dec 03, 2012
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2014 Ford Fiesta
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First Drive: 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0-liter Ecoboost

These days, just about every auto manufacturer talks about streamlining products and downsizing engines. No one has pushed toward these goals as persistently as Ford.
| Nov 30, 2012
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First Drive: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

The squashed-roof, 2012 Volkswagen Beetle that went on sale in September 2011 proved VW could bring both Golf-level driving dynamics and more masculine lines to a car that had been known more for its bud vase and other girly features than for pleasing enthusiasts.
| Nov 28, 2012
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Driven: 2013 Lexus ES300h

The latest Lexus hybrid hits the sweet spot.
| Nov 26, 2012
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2013 Ford C-Max Energi
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First Drive: 2013 Ford C-Max Energi

“E” is for eking to the max.
| Nov 23, 2012
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2013 SRT Viper GTS
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Driven: 2013 SRT Viper

It’s not what it was.
| Nov 21, 2012
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First Drive: 2013 Ram Express

It's got a Hemi, but not much else.
| Nov 20, 2012
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Driven: 2012 Acura RDX

Boring, and better for it.
| Nov 15, 2012
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2013 Audi R8 V10 Plus
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First Drive: 2014 Audi R8

A superhero for the real world.
| Nov 13, 2012
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First Drive: 2013 Mini Cooper S Paceman

The crossover coupe is becoming the automotive equivalent to a tattoo -- a popular way to prove your nonconformity.
| Nov 12, 2012
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First Drive: 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP

Much has changed at Mini since we last saw the John Cooper Works GP, the hardest-core, racing-oriented version of the basic hatchback.
| Nov 10, 2012
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