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Official EPA numbers for the 2019 Ford Ranger were released today. The midsize truck is rated 21/26/23 mpg city/highway/combined when paired with rear-wheel drive. That rating makes the Ranger the most fuel-efficient gas-powered midsize pickup in the U.S. In comparison, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma tops out at 20/23/21 mpg with the four-cylinder or 19/24/21 with
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There are few vehicles that possess the beauty, presence, and significance of Lamborghini’s Miura—the car that arguably started the supercar era. Even rarer still is the Miura SV, the final production iteration of the breed, of which just 150 were produced. Nevertheless, registered bidders at the December 8 RM Sotheby’s Petersen Automotive Museum auction will have the chance
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Jeep approached the Wrangler’s styling with a light but deliberate touch. Relocating the Jeep badge from the Wrangler’s face to the front fenders facilitates a less cluttered look, with round headlights touching the edge of the seven-bar grille. Other than LED turn signals mounted on the ends of the wheel flares and updated square taillights,
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Americans ask more of our trucks than we do of any other vehicle. In any given week, the average half-ton pickup might find itself commuting like a sedan, hauling a bed full of bricks and sand, towing some Jet Skis, navigating muddy ranchland, or exploring off-road trails. It’s no wonder that we bought 2.8 million
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Do you see the Divo as a Chiron variant? With the Divo, my first exercise, I looked at what we can do as a different approach in terms of performance, because we are known for longitudinal acceleration and top speed—and we’ve been limited to 261 mph (420 kph), which for me is enough. I personally
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Just a week after debuting at the L.A. auto show, the 2019 Honda Passport has entered production in Alabama. The crossover will go on sale early next year. The Passport joins the Odyssey, Ridgeline, and Pilot which Honda also produces at its plant in Alabama. Like its siblings, the Passport makes use of the Honda Global
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Whether carrying seven people, hauling an entire Ikea kitchen, or towing a boat, our Hemi Durango never strained or stumbled. It’s like the end of summer camp. We’ve said our tearful toodle-oos, we’re relishing fond memories of fun times, and we’re dogged by that resigned feeling that life must now go back to normal—no more
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We’ve taken the Subaru Crosstrek to the track, driven it around the L.A. metropolitan area, and taken it to the mountains. Now it’s time to test the Subaru’s touted off-road aptitude. Numerous off-road trails of varying difficulty crisscross the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area, and the 4×4 practice area features several maintained obstacle courses.
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Quick Stats: Rod Argent, composer/keyboardist, The Zombies Daily Driver: 2004 BMW Z4 (Rod’s rating: 8 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: see below Favorite road trip: London to West Country Car he learned to drive in: 1964 Ford Cortina GT First car bought: 1964 Ford Cortina GT When the Zombies’ 1968 album
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Cop cars based on supercars are typically the province of Middle Eastern countries’ wealthy police departments, although Italy has been known to use Lamborghinis for highway work, too, and even the Isle of Man has a BAC Mono patrolling Snaefell Mountain. But now the Germans are getting in on the act with AC Schnitzer’s TUNE
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Right now, if you want an electric Volkswagen, your only option is the e-Golf, an electrified version of the front-wheel-drive Golf hatchback. But as we learned last year, future Volkswagen EVs will exclusively be rear- or all-wheel-drive. Recently, in a round table discussion with MotorTrend and other journalists, Matthew Renna, VW’s North American head of
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Byton is a Chinese startup company that showed two all-electric concepts in L.A., the K-Byte sedan and the M-Byte SUV. The SUV will be offered in a single-motor, rear-drive model with a 71-kW-hr battery pack and a claimed driving range of 248 miles. The all-wheel-drive model uses dual motors and boasts a 323-mile driving range
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We have yet to drive either crossover, let alone evaluate them off-road. But given the adventure-rich history behind the badges they wear, we should at least look at the 2019 Honda Passport and 2019 Chevrolet Blazer’s on-paper four-wheeling specs. Both crossovers offer all-wheel-drive systems with torque vectoring capability, which should aid traction on the trails.
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How do you make MotorTrend’s 2019 SUV of the Year-winning Jeep Wrangler even better? Give it a matching pickup. Into the forum enters the Gladiator. They may look like bookends but Jeep executives are clear: this is no Scrambler. Past Scramblers were Wranglers with a small bed whereas the original Gladiator in 1963 was a
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Look out, Honda Insight, Toyota is bringing some compact sedan hybrid hurt your way with its 2020 Corolla Hybrid. That’s right, folks who want an affordable, small-footprint (normal-looking) hybrid with a trunk will soon have a second option when the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hits the market in the spring of 2019, becoming the first
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The G70, however, is. The segment the G70 competes in—entry-level compact luxury sport sedans—has long been defined by the BMW 3 Series. However, for the past decade or so, the Bavarian’s claim of supremacy has been in doubt. That has opened the door for a plethora of stellar sedans from half a dozen countries, ranging
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This is the 14th year Motor Trend has scoured the automotive landscape to produce its Power List. We discern the most influential and transformative people of the past year, the ones that make this elaborate industry hum and whirl, speed up and bog down. As the powertrains of tomorrow transition away from diesels, optimizing gas-engine
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We’re inching closer to the end of our year with the Kia Niro. The intrepid hybrid has helped me move and served as my faithful companion on road trips, where it tackled light off-road duties without fuss. It is on these longer trips where I’ve had the best opportunity to test out the Niro’s adaptive
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The Range Rover Evoque has stood the test of time. It has gone eight years without a full redesign, and it’s still a great-looking SUV. So much so, that Land Rover decided it wouldn’t look half bad if it choped off the roof and made it into a convertible. Now, Range Rover has finally introduced
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It’s remarkable how fresh the Range Rover Evoque seems after eight years without a full redesign. The sculpted crossover, which won our 2012 SUV of the Year award, continues to hold a place in our hearts for its sporty handling and off-road capability. Not to mention periodic updates that have spruced up the interior. Now
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We’re exactly one week away from the reveal of the 2020 Kia Soul, and we have a pretty good idea what it will look like thanks to this new teaser. Kia has also dropped more information on engines and trim levels. The Soul adopts more of a crossover appearance up front. When viewed form the
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