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2015 Subaru Outback: Safe, rugged, versatile

The 2015 Subaru Outback is slightly longer.

Now in its sixth generation, the newly designed 2015 Subaru Outback further blurs the segment distinction between wagon and crossover sport utility vehicle. By any category name, the Subaru Outback is alone in the auto industry. No other car looks similar and there are no direct competitors to the family-oriented, all-wheel drive vehicle and its ... Read More »

2014 LA Auto Show: Tech madness; Youthful colors rock

The Lime Green 2015 Chevy Spark wasn't even the brightest color at the LA Auto Show.

As the first major international automotive industry gathering of the year, the LA Auto Show annually attracts a full spectrum of carmakers and automotive enthusiasts. The 2014 LA Auto Show, which recently ended at the Los Angeles Convention Center, offered the usual collection of entry level cars from Ford, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi and the like. And ... Read More »

2015 Chrysler 200: Watch out Honda Accord

2015 Chrysler 200

The 2015 Chrysler 200 marks the inauguration of the midsize sedan’s second generation. Introduced in late 2010 as a replacement for the much-maligned Sebring, the Chrysler 200 was named via a keen marketing idea as the smaller and younger sibling of the Chrysler 300. While the new model features a host of new features, 2015 ... Read More »

2015 Kia K900: luxury, value and car of the year?

The 2015 Kia K900 offers luxury and a value.

The 2015 Kia K900 is the first rear-wheel drive, five-passenger sedan — and most expensive car — ever offered by the South Korean manufacturer. It debuted in 2012 in South Korea and just about everywhere else in June 2013 as the K9 and Opirus. But about 1 1/2 years into its tenure it’s just beginning ... Read More »