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2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: New design, better economy

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco has a seven-speed automatic transmission.

A few years after its debut in South Korea, the Hyundai Sonata arrived in the United States in late 1988 as a 1989 model. Several generations later, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata has a new design in five trims and a hybrid model. The expanding lineup helps further establish the carmaker solidly into the mainstream. The ... Read More »

2015 Honda Civic: Dependable transportation defined

The 2015 Honda Civic continues the iconic car's traditions.

  Now in the fourth year of its ninth generation, the Honda Civic remains among the most successful automobiles in history. The compact, which debuted in 1972, is available as a coupe and sedan. And it’s offered in nearly a dozen trims and in three fuel choices — gas, hybrid and natural gas. The 2015 ... Read More »

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 »