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My big GLE gripe involves Mercedes-Benz’s new MBUX telematics system, which is too complicated by half. For instance, if you go 56 mph in a 55 zone, a speed limit icon flashes at you. You can turn it off, but it took minutes. Something like that should take seconds. There’s also a Google Voice/Amazon Echo-like
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Acura boasts that the ILX has a high percentage of Millennial buyers compared to rivals in the segment. If that’s true, then it’s a good thing Acura refreshed the ILX with a more youthful look for 2019. Sporty cues help the small sedan keep pace with winsome entries from Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Volvo. But is updating
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WE LIKE Style and feature content WE DON’T LIKE Lethargic, forgettable performance, dull interior The Accent arrived with great expectations, having already seen two of its platform mates earn finalist nods in their respective OTY bids (this year’s Kona SUV and last year’s Kia Rio). View 16 Photos And the Accent drew kudos during the
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Maybe the Jaguar I-Pace’s shape is a little too radical for you. In that case, check out the Audi E-Tron, which will have a maximum towing rating of 4,000 pounds, available massaging seats, night-vision assistance, and a 705-watt 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Prices will start at $75,795 when it arrives in the second
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Audi has been working with laser lights for some time now, but this is just the tip of the iceberg for parent company Volkswagen Group. The automaker envisions a future where headlights and taillights provide more intelligent illumination and communicate with other cars on the road. Volkswagen has opened an entire section at its Wolfsburg
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Starting price: $35,145 (LX 2.4: $25,245)0-60 mph: 7.5 seconds (LX 2.4: 7.7 seconds)Quarter mile: 15.8 seconds at 89.0 mph (LX 2.4: 16.0 seconds at 88.4 mph) Smooth power delivery defines the Honda CR-V’s powertrain, especially with the 190-hp 1.5-liter turbo-four. Minimal turbo lag and a smartly tuned CVT combine to deliver better acceleration than you’d
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Since August, buyers have been able to go online and configure their own 2019 Ford Ranger before it heads to dealerships early next year. Now, leaked documents reveal a host of accessories that will be available on the truck, from bed products to body graphics and kayak carriers. The folks at Ranger5G.com say they received
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk may not have been agile enough to win our Super SUV Shootout, but there’s no denying it’s seriously quick in a straight line. In fact, we even went so far as to call it the ultimate muscle SUV. But what if 707 hp and an 11.7-second quarter-mile time aren’t enough
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Entering its fourth generation, the BMW X5 receives a new architecture, new engines, and an optional off-road package. Design changes are more subtle, but all together, they contribute to a more refined look compared to its predecessor. The question is: Did BMW go far enough given this is a full redesign and not a midcycle
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BMW rarely makes big design changes to its vehicles all at once. Some may complain about that, but in a way it’s a credit to the automaker. The design of the 3 Series, for instance, undergoes only gradual changes from generation to generation, and unlike other rivals, it hasn’t needed to reinvent itself. Once again,
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There is no set end-date for the pilot program. The automaker demonstrated the V2X Smart Intersection for journalists and politicians, including Governor John Kasich, on Thursday. In the first scenario, a Honda Pilot in which we were riding approached a busy intersection, and the HUD displayed a generic traffic-symbol style pedestrian in the walkway as
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Quick Stats: Michael Anthony, bass player, Chickenfoot and the Circle Daily Driver: Mercedes-AMG GL63 (Michael’s rating: 10 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: See below Favorite road trip: California coast Car he learned to drive in: 1960s Ford Ranch wagon First car bought: 1963 Ford Falcon wagon Every time Chickenfoot and the
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The next-generation Ford Explorer will be very quick, if the police version is any indication. The 2020 Police Interceptor Utility, based off the next-gen Ford Explorer, is now the quickest cop car in the U.S., according to preliminary data from the Michigan State Police. Although Ford hasn’t spilled the beans on the new Explorer, the
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The 2019 Acura ILX receives its second refresh since its arrival for the 2013 model year. Despite some new styling and tech, the starting price of the ILX has dropped significantly from last year. The ILX starts at $26,895, down a full $2,200 from the previous model. With the price reduction, the ILX is now
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Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be, so goes the saying. Object lesson: Volkswagen’s decision to retire its New Beetle after 20 years on the market. It’s a bit of a shame, but reality bites. Motor Trend loved the New Beetle, naming it our 1999 Import Car of the Year upon its launch. After the
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Mercedes-AMG has dropped the “Project One” moniker for its new hypercar as it inches closer to production. A year after the prototype debuted to the public, the model will be known as “ONE” from now on. Mercedes says the name befits its new top-of-the-line vehicle—as in “the One.” “The name stands for the highest automotive
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Kia’s best-selling product here in the U.S. has been completely redesigned for 2019. As part of the Forte’s overhaul, Kia reimagined the exterior with styling cues it says are inspired by the Stinger. Does the small sedan live up to that claim, or is it all hype? Is the Forte refreshing or revolting? Let’s examine
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BMW has increased the battery capacity of the i3, allowing it to travel 153 miles on a single charge. That range may not be competitive with the Tesla Model 3 or even the Chevrolet Bolt, but it’s a considerable improvement from the current i3 and nearly double that of the original. When the i3 launched
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The 2019 Nissan Titan and Titan XD soldier on mostly unchanged since their recent redesigns. But the trucks receive a few much-needed updates that will make them a little more comfortable than before. A 7.0-inch touchscreen is now standard on all models instead of the previous 5.0-inch unit. Finally, Titans receive Apple CarPlay and Android
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The Nissan Altima is a staple of the midsize sedan class, but that hasn’t always been the case. From the model’s humble beginnings as a compact sedan to its rebirth as a midsizer in the early 2000s to the new 2019 iteration that offers cutting-edge engine tech and all-wheel drive, this photo gallery covers all
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