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2015 Acura TLX: New luxury sedan battles icons

The 2015 Acura TLX replaces the Acura TL an TSX.

Call in consolidating and call it risky, but Acura has eliminated two of its popular sedans and created the 2015 Acura TLX. The five-passenger sedan fits in the middle. It’’s longer than the TSX, shorter than the TL, and it’’s now the only entry level luxury sedan in Honda’’s upscale nameplate’s lineup. The Weekly Driver ... Read More »

2015 Lexus ES 350: Luxury sustained, value priced

The 2015 Lexus ES 350 offers luxury at an affordable price.

The Lexus Elegant Sedan (ES) model debuted in 1989. Through its more than quarter century of upgrades, various trims and six generations it remains the standard in the entry level luxury sedan segment. The 2015 ES 350, first offered as a 2007 model, is now in the fourth year of its current generation. It features ... Read More »

VW Jetta TDI tops TheWeeklyDriver.com’s 2014 top 10

The Volkswagen TDI is THeWeeklyDriver.com's 2014 Car of the Year.

For the eighth straight year, TheWeeklyDriver.com has selected its top-10 cars of the year. Honda again leads the list with the three selections, followed by Chevrolet and Ford, each with two selections. The Honda Accord is the only vehicle to make the list every year. This is the first year we’ve picked a single automobile ... Read More »

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Green Car of the Year

The 2014 Ford Fusion has attractive interior and exterior styling.

Now in its fifth year and second generation, the Ford Fusion Hybrid debuted with its twin, the Mercury Milan Hybrid, in March 2009. The Mercury Milan hybrid has been defunct since 2010. But the Ford Fusion Hybrid continues to improve and build larger audiences as a top choice in the gasoline-electric hybrid segment. The 2014 ... Read More »