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2017 Honda Pilot Touring

With a shiny new 2017 Honda Pilot in the driveway, I can’t help but glance over at my recently updated sales chart spreadsheet to see how this relatively new model is stacking up against its closest competitors. I keep track of such things as it helps to build the narrative, especially if a particular model isn’t quite measuring up to its associated…

2017 Ford Transit 350 Diesel Van

I bet you can think of a dozen or more things you could do with this full-size Transit 350 Diesel cargo van if it was in your possession for a week. Whenever a commercial van maker provides us with one of their wares for a weeklong test we go through our own mental lists, which sometimes turn into long, detailed to-do menus. The van in question makes…

2017 Volkswagen Passat Highline 3.6 VR6

Volkswagen had big hopes for its American-sized Passat when it replaced the smaller Euro-spec B6 model back in 2011 for the 2012 model year. I tested and reviewed a TDI Trendline+ and a 3.6 Highline that year, and while impressed with the styling, performance and roominess, I was a bit put off by its downgraded interior refinement. After a first foray…

2017 BMW X4 M40i Road Test

Chances are you’re not considering BMW’s X4 for your next SUV, but we might be able to change your mind. It’s sportier than an X3, especially in 355-hp M40i guise, and provides almost as much practicality, while it projects a lot more distinction on the road. Standard kit includes styling enhancements with an M Aero package, plus 20-inch M alloys,…

2017 Kia Sedona SXL+ Road Test

Thanks to new entries and loads of updates the minivan sector is once again heating up, which has us wondering whether Kia’s carryover Sedona has what it takes to compete. We test a top-line SXL+ to find out, and come away mostly satisfied. It packs plenty of performance with a 276-hp V6, a 6-speed auto with manual-mode and 19-inch alloys, while…

Honda Recalls Over Two Million Vehicles Worldwide

On Friday July 14th Honda announced they would be recalling 2.1 million Honda Accords worldwide. Of the 2.1 million Accords being recalled 1.15 million are in North America of which 51,995 are in Canada. The Honda Accord models, built from 2013-2016, are being recalled due to a malfunctioning 12-volt sensor that monitors the battery state of charge.…

2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo Road Test

Want a cheap fun car? Consider Nissan’s heavily updated Sentra in new 2017 SR Turbo trim. Yes, a Sentra that’s fun! It’s been a while, but this 188-hp turbocharged imp boasts LED headlights, an aero kit, 17-inch alloys, sport-tuned steering and suspension settings, larger front brakes, rear discs and more, while inside it gets proximity access,…

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman Road Test

Porsche builds its 718 Cayman on the same Zuffenhausen assembly line as its legendary 911, and uses many of the iconic rear-engine sports car’s components. The smaller two-seat coupe is a mid-engine model, however, and brilliantly balanced as well. Check out today’s review of an entry-level model with some tempting options like heatable 14-way…
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