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Happy Independence Day (or Canada Day, for some of you)

Howdy, folks! We’re skipping out a bit early for the July 4 celebrations, but before we go, we want to wish our American readers a happy Independence Day–or for those in the Great White North, happy Canada Day. No matter where…

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2016 Nissan Titan XD comes out to show its pride

What is pride?  It’s a complex word with both positive and negative connotations. On the “neg” side it refers to a foolishly and irrationally corrupt sense of one’s personal value, status or accomplishment: in a word, hubris.  On the “pos”…

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5: A fun-to-drive C.U.V. for your C.U.B.s and more

First and foremost, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is a fun car to drive, at least at the top of the food chain. I tested the top-tier Grand Touring AWD, which starts at $29,400. All CX-5 engines are 4-cylinder, and this one offers…

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8 Instagram accounts for car & travel fans

Stuck at your 9-to-5 job, wishing you could ditch the desk and dash off to weekend auto show or take a refreshing road trip? The bad news is, we can’t do anything to help you get outta town. Sorry, being…

2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Nice and gay, but try the gas first

One thing to know about the 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is that the base trim will cost you more than the top trim on the gasoline-only Highlander. You can get into the base Highlander LE starting at $32,000, and go…

2016 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD

2016 Dodge Durango Citadel: It’s big, it’s beautiful, and you’re gonna love it

This is a really big truck. Well, technically, it’s a large Sport Utility Vehicle. It’s comparable to the Toyota Highlander and the Chevy Traverse because of the roominess these vehicles provide inside – but it looks so much bigger and…

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Chevrolet Cruze: It’s no cruise missile but not your mema’s Nova either

“Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet!” It was a great jingle that cemented the association of the Chevrolet brand with the USA. Interestingly enough, outside of our borders the Cruze has rocketed to the top of the sales charts, knocking its…

We can do it (women)

Where are the women at Honda, Kia, Nissan, Toyota?

Yesterday at TheCarConnection, I wrote about a new website that ranks companies according to their gender diversity–specifically, by the number of women who sit on their executive teams and boards of directors. Here’s an excerpt: Today, it’s generally agreed that diversity is beneficial…

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Quick read: Florida dealerships respond to Orlando tragedy

From Auto News, a brief piece about Florida dealers’ responses to the Pulse nightclub shootings. I found this excerpt particularly interesting, since AutoNation is ranked #162 on the Fortune 1000, yet earned a mere 10 points on HRC’s 2016 Corporate Equality…

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Lesbians and Subaru: A brief history

When we think of stereotypical “gay cars”, we often think of the Mazda Miata, the Volkswagen Beetle, the Fiat 500–small, flashy rides that stand in flamboyant contrast to the sober, “manly” pickups and sedans that our fathers might love. (Which is ironic,…