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2014 Honda CR-V – TestDriveNow.com Review by Auto Critic Steve Hammes | TestDriveNow

2014 Honda CR-V – TestDriveNow.com Review by Auto Critic Steve Hammes | TestDriveNow

The couple across the street owns 2. My next door neighbor drives 1…so does my sister. Pass any school faculty parking lot and you’ll see one in every color. It’s the crowd pleasing, ever popular Honda CR-V. But what makes it so? Well, it’s the top rated compact CUV in JD Power’s Dependability Study…further cementing …

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Honda CR-V Touring 2017 Review | TestDriveNow

Honda CR-V Touring 2017 Review | TestDriveNow

When you make the best-selling SUV in America over the past 20 years and the time comes for a redesign, you can bet most automakers would take a conservative, evolutionary approach, but not Honda. This 2017 CR-V truly earns its all-new descriptor, advancing it farther than any of its previous next generation releases. My mother, …

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2019 Dodge Durango SRT | F8 Green Hell | TestDriveNow

2019 Dodge Durango SRT | F8 Green Hell | TestDriveNow

2019 Dodge Durango SRT 392 Let’s talk about Dodge for a minute. Their5 vehicle lineup’s newest model is the Charger, last redesigned in…wait for it…2012! Now,that’s an insane amount of time to go between complete redesigns but Dodge could give alesson to the rest of the industry as to how to pull off this magic …

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 2018 | Complete Review | with Steve Hammes | TestDriveNow

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 2018 | Complete Review | with Steve Hammes | TestDriveNow

In case you haven’t noticed, off-road trucks are a thing and they’re gaining in popularity.No longer do you need to up-fit a garden variety pickup with aftermarket parts to accomplishthe task. Companies like GM are providing the opportunity to buy these serious off-road trucks straightfrom the factory. Case in point: the new Colorado ZR2.This is the performance …

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2014 Ford F-150 Tremor – TestDriveNow.com Review by Auto Critic Steve Hammes | TestDriveNow

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor – TestDriveNow.com Review by Auto Critic Steve Hammes | TestDriveNow

Though the SVT Lightning is but a distant memory, Ford has recently revived the sporttruck genre, this time turning to V6 EcoBoost power. Engineered to make the earth shake,this is the new 2014 F-150 Tremor.As we await the arrival of the next generation, aluminum clad F-150 later this year, Fordhas concocted a plan to ensure …

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Subaru Legacy Sport 2018| Complete Review in 4K | with Steve Hammes | TestDriveNow

Subaru Legacy Sport 2018| Complete Review in 4K | with Steve Hammes | TestDriveNow

The family sedan segment isn’t the hotbed of activity it once was but it’s still animportant piece to many manufacturers’ lineups.So in a Camry and Accord world can others stay relevant?Well, Subaru has updated the Legacy for 2018 and its calling card continues to be all-wheeldrive.If you want a reasonably priced, all-wheel drive, 4-door car …

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2018 Subaru Impreza Sport | Better than Civic?| Complete Review | TestDriveNow

2018 Subaru Impreza Sport | Better than Civic?| Complete Review | TestDriveNow

Month after month, Subaru’s sales continue to rise; remarkable when you consider theydon’t sell a traditional crossover or 3-row SUV.But Americans have bought into their all-wheel drive, dog-loving ways, attracted to theirmix sedans, hatchbacks and wagons.This is the all-new, 2018 Impreza.After a truncated run of 2017 models, this next generation Impreza is really hittingits stride.It’s …

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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI | The Gold Standard | Complete Review | TestDriveNow

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI | The Gold Standard | Complete Review | TestDriveNow

It’s been a while since I’ve had a GTI on the show.Instead, I’ve been testing the halo Golf R model over the past several years. But that’s a $40,000 car, minimum. Meanwhile, the Golf GTI slots in from the mid-20s to mid-30s with front-drive performancethat’s long since been the gold standard. Now in its 3rd model year since …

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