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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI: The hot hatch

No doubt about it: Volkswagen needs to repair its reputation with consumers in the wake of Dieselgate. One good way to do that might be to loan everybody a new Golf GTI. Once naysayers got behind the wheel and put…

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Waymo’s fully self-driving cars drive themselves around Phoenix

Last week, we told you that Waymo was ditching semi-autonomous or “assisted self-driving” features in its vehicles. That’s because in tests, it found that drivers weren’t paying attention to the road, meaning that they weren’t prepared to take control of…

2017 Nissan Titan: Just call me Big Daddy!

Sometimes, words just catch your eye: “It can still pull a respectable load, and it doesn’t feel strained while doing so.” That’s what U.S. News and World Report says about this year’s Nissan Titan, and let’s be honest, a gay…

How will self-driving vehicles change your hometown?

Autonomous vehicles offer tantalizing possibilities for commuters, tourists, and the environment, but the technology is still so new, it’s hard to separate pipe dreams from hard realities. The only way to determine the real effect that self-driving cars will have…

First drive: 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is a space-saver–and a life-saver, too

I am so glad that Hyundai finally gave protections to its LGBTQ employees, because now I can gush about their cars and not feel guilty, knowing that its queer workers are protected. The brand new Santa Fe is impressive all…

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox is lighter in the loafers

The 2018 Chevy Equinox is lighter in the loafers — as in, it’s about 400 lbs. lighter, a 10% reduction in weight, for improved fuel economy and more adept handling. Of course, it’s also undergone a style makeover that makes…

2017 Nissan Murano: All the control and style of pricier competitors

This year’s Murano is another one of those SUVs that does a little bit of everything well, but for some, it doesn’t do any one thing particularly outstanding. It’s reliable, roomy, elegant, easy to drive, enjoyable and has some get-up-and-go…

Keeping cars and pedestrians apart

Every year, we read fatality stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and every year, it seems that the number of pedestrians killed by automobiles ticks up a bit further. In 2016, the number of pedestrian deaths hit a…

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan finally finds its place in the sun

Praise for the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is universal–in America at least.  Previous iterations weren’t so lucky: the Tiguan was a lost, smallish-biggish SUV that couldn’t find its footing. Not enough pep, not enough room, hard to figure out: few…

Waymo pulls semi-self-driving features because people like you can’t be trusted

Many folks–including many of you, probably–are wary of self-driving cars. “Autonomous, schmatonomous!” you say, your fist raised in the air like Grandpa Simpson. “I can drive better than a computer any day of the week!” But here’s the thing: no,…