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2015 Hyundai Genesis: More car, less snob appeal

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is a luxurious sedan with a substantially lower price than rivals.

Would you prefer a well-known luxury car or saving thousands for a worthy but less-prestigious rival? The new, redesigned 2015 Hyundai Genesis is a fast, luxurious sedan designed to compete with foreign rivals (mainly German) that cost thousands more. This Genesis has slicker, more imposing styling. It’s highlighted by a new, very aggressive-looking hexagonal grille ... Read More »

2014 Lexus IS 350C: Day 1 driving the USA Pro Challenge

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The 2014 Lexus IS 350C, via the manufacturer’s description, is an entry level retractable hardtop offered by Toyota’s upscale line. It’s hard to think of a $55,000 car as an entry level machine, but I’m not here to squabble. The two-seat V6, 306 horsepower automatic is The Weekly Driver’s test vehicle during the USA Pro ... Read More »

2014 Toyota Venza: Odd name, odd look, all good

The 2014 Toyota Venza AWD trim has 20-inch wheels.

Like reviewing a restaurant after only one visit, reviewing a car may be best after two test periods in the vehicle and at least separated by a few months. Welcome back to the 2014 Toyota Venza. Seven months after first driving the oddly name Venza solo for a week, I just completely another week test ... Read More »

2014 Mazda MX-­5 Miata: Racy, fun, agile

The Mazda MX-5 Miata continues the roadster long impressive tradition.

Nobody ever seems to get tired of sports cars. The Mazda MX-5 Miata didn’t look exotic when it arrived for the 1990 model year. But it turned lots of heads because it was the first modern-looking small sports car in years, complete with retractable headlights. Once-popular affordable sports cars such as the dated British MG ... Read More »