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2015 Honda Accord Hybrid: Iconic sedan gets better

The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid offers quick acceleration in the hybrid segment.

After a seven-year hiatus, the Honda Accord Hybrid was reintroduced for the 2014 model year and has no major changes for 2015. Thy hybrid trim further adds to the versatility of the already iconic sedan, a perennial top-10 seller for decades. The Weekly Driver Test Drive The 2015 Honda Accord is available in three trims ...

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2015 Mazda CX-9: Power, comfort, fair price

The 2015 Mazda CX-9 offers a comfortable ride for seven passenger

A full-sized crossover sport utility vehicle, the Mazda CX-9 debuted in 2006 as a 2007 model. It’s been refreshed and tweaked along the way. But the original generation of the three-row, seven-passenger sport utility vehicle for 2015 remains largely unchanged from last year. The Weekly Driver Test Drive The 2015 Mazda CX-9 is offered in ...

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Driving the Tour of California in a Lexus SUV, #2

The navigation system in the 2015 Lexus NX 200t Sport.

Navigation systems vary greatly. During 10 years of writing The Weekly Driver column, the best I’ve used is the system Hyundai vehicles called BlueLink. The overriding reason is its simplicity. The navigation system utilized by Lexus is also commendable. Lexus calls its navigation and technology integration package EnForm. It’s the system installed in my 2015 ...

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Driving the Tour of California in a Lexus SUV, #1

The new 2015 Lexus 200t F Sport. Images © James Raia/2015

After driving the first three stages of the Amgen Tour of California in my weekly driver, a 2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport, I stopped for my first refuel of the race’s 10th edition. Lexus is a sponsor of the event and it has provided vehicles for staff and media members. The Lexus NX 200t ...

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