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XSE line rejuvenates Toyotas, even revving up the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid sounds like a mundane offer: a small SUV that aims for excellent fuel economy in a mundane Toyota package. But put the letters XSE in the name, and up goes the handling and fun.

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BMW takes 2020 3 Series sedan to the Mth extreme

Put the extra M in a BMW, and it’s no surprise that this would be about the most fun I’ve experienced behind the wheel in a long time.
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BMW takes 2020 3 Series sedan to the Mth extreme

Put the extra M in a BMW, and it’s no surprise that this would be about the most fun I’ve experienced behind the wheel in a long time.

The pandemic has driven the average age of cars in the U.S. to a record high

The average age of a vehicle on U.S. roads rose by a month this year to a record 11.9 years.

The pandemic has driven the average age of cars in the U.S. to a record high

The average age of a vehicle on U.S. roads rose by a month this year to a record 11.9 years.

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In the Lexus GS350, G is for Grandpa

The 2020 Lexus GS350 takes a page out of sedans of the past, and keeps old ideas alive, like the six-speed automatic transmission, infotainment controls, and even the very idea of the four-door sedan.
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In the Lexus GS350, G is for Grandpa

The 2020 Lexus GS350 takes a page out of sedans of the past, and keeps old ideas alive, like the six-speed automatic transmission, infotainment controls, and even the very idea of the four-door sedan.
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Toyota revives Supra name for a BMW-Toyota blend of driving joy

An unexpected partnership between Toyota and BMW results in the GR Supra and the BMW Z4 M40i. Both two-seater sports cars are a delight to drive, but it was surprising just how much fun the new Toyota GR Supra could be.

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2020 Mazda MX-5 RF still means a lot of fun and some summer sun

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF continues the sporty two-seater tradition in retractable hardtop form. It's undergone changes over the years but still keeps its fun-loving heart.

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Scented air and heated armrests aside, Mercedes GLS580 is stopped by a leaf in my driveway

The third of three-row SUVs compared, the Mercedes GLS580 costs a bit more than the BMW X5M and much more a well-equipped Volvo XC90. Is it worth all that money?

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2020 BMW X5M Competition: A crazy-fast crossover for a crazy-high price

On the heels of last week's very nice Volvo XC90, we step up into the track-ready BMW X5M Competition. Does the awesome acceleration make it worth another 40 grand over the already expensive Swedish tank?

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Plug-in Volvo XC90 offers luxury and speed, but with a touch of worry

The 2020 Volvo XC90 E-AWD looks elegant and feels wonderful. It's pitted over the next few weeks against increasingly pricey SUVs from BMW and Mercedes. Do luxury SUV buyers get what they pay for?

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The 2020 UX 250h: Lexus offers cuddles in a tiny package

The 2020 Lexus UX 250h gives Lexus and entry in the smallest of crossover categories, but it definitely Lexuses things up. Comfort and amenities are plentiful, and performance and economy delightful, but woe to the back-seat passenger.

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Building a better box: Is the Mini Cooper S Clubman worth the cost?

In the second part of our comparison, the Mini Cooper Clubman S takes on the Mazda CX-30. It's more car than the Mazda, but is it enough more car to justify the $10,000 premium?

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Big-boy truck battle Part 2: Will the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel measure up?

In the second part of a not-really comparison, the new-for-2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is measured against the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. Both can carry and tow a lot, but what do you really need?

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So you want a fun little box? Pitting the Mazda CX-30 against Mini Cooper S Clubman

When the Mazda CX-30 and the Mini Cooper S Clubman arrived in the driveway at the same time, a natural test ensued. Sure, they may be aimed at different price points, but that's the point — is the Mini worth that much more?

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Really big rides: Piloting the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD gets bigger, faster, and able to tow tall buildings in a single pull. But living with a monster truck can be a challenge.

Tesla can reopen California plant with new measures, county says

Health officers for Alameda County said late Tuesday that a reopening can happen if Tesla adopts extra recommendations to battle the coronavirus in its safety plans.

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The Mazda3-Nissan Sentra skirmish: Which little car will prevail?

The Mazda3 AWD Hatchback gets another crack at Driver's Seat. In last year's competition, it fell to the Toyota Corolla Hatchback (!) for fun driving, fuel economy, and small-car usefulness, though it bested the Kia Forte. How will it stand up to the redesigned Nissan Sentra?

Are mechanics open? How to get your car fixed during the coronavirus shutdown.

What happens if you need to get your car fixed now? Here's what you need to know if you need a mechanic during the coronavirus shutdown.

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