A three-row crossover SUV with a turbo V-6 and a sport tuned air suspension will kick up any family-life dish a notch.
Adding another nameplate to the Type S line-up, the MDX Type S gives the enthusiast with a family something to enjoy. And sure, bring the kids. Based on the fourth generation MDX, released in 2022, the sporting SUV starts with a strong structure and well tuned chassis. Add in easily adaptable ergonomics and premium feel, there’s a lot to like.
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2023 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy. Photo by Robin Warner
Especially in Calligraphy trim, you get premium car comfort, and, if you want, a massage.
For 2023, the Hyundai Palisade is updated, with tweaked styling on the front and rear, an updated interior, and adding technology. The changes combine to give you a fantastic driving experience, all while still playing the value card compared to its many competitors.
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Mazda delivers superior driving satisfaction in this ultra competitive segment
Most every manufacturer competes in this popular segment of the automotive market. And yet, the Mazda CX-5 stands out with its engaging driving experience. You still get all the cupholders and charge ports and space and comfy features like the others, but you also get to crack a smile when you happen upon a stretch of twisty roads with no traffic.
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To celebrate, Toyota will build a limited-edition model called 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition, which is logical enough. It stands out with bronze colored 17-inch wheels, some graphics, and a 40th Anniversary tailgate badge
Two things to report here: First, Toyota introduced the 4Runner to us for the 1983 model year. Second, 1983 was almost 40 years ago! Good gravy, that’s a tough pill to swallow. And further proof that, as time passes, the passage of time gets more stressful. The silver lining to such devastating news is the 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition. A limited-edition, uniquely styled version of Toyota’s off-road-friendly Ute.
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The new 2023 Nissan Z. Image courtesy of Nissan
The latest Nissan Z, stylistically speaking, pays homage to the Zs of old. But, critically, brings the right amount of modern tech to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
We live in transient automotive times. Every new vehicle we see is electrified this and hybrid that. All the momentum points to EVs quickly taking over our roads, with automated versions of them not far behind. And for that reason alone, the brand new, seventh-generation Nissan Z is novel, in that it’s not novel at all. And I love it.
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2023 Toyota GR Corolla Circuit Edition. Image courtesy of Toyota
We’ve got a new, properly hot hatch coming to the U.S. courtesy of Toyota. The one and only transmission is a six-speed manual, you get more driven wheels than cylinders, and 300 horsepower!
You’re witnessing enthusiast history right now. The Corolla name is set to totally redeem itself in the eyes of the enthusiast crowd with the official announcement of the new 2023 GR Corolla. A rally-inspired, bombastic, bonkers, and brazen hot hatch from Toyota that aims to set the car loving crowd on its head. Small Toyotas this hot haven’t been with us since the All-Trac days, which were rally inspired Celicas from the 90s.
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Based on the new for 2022 Honda Civic, the HR-V sits on a longer wheelbase and wider track, as well as receiving a makeover to match the Japanese brand’s latest styling language.
Honda’s littlest crossover, the HR-V, debuted in the U.S. as a 2016 model and happily chugged along for the last six-years without any major changes. That ends this summer when a new, second generation (for the U.S.) 2023 model comes along with a larger footprint, different look, and, I suspect, a completely different powertrain.
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Awfully similar to the already available CX-5 in size, spec, and power. Different in personality and priority
Your eyes deceive you. This brand new 2023 Mazda CX-50, a two-row, compact crossover SUV, will not replace the current two-row, compact crossover SUV from Mazda, the CX-5. Yes, they look awfully similar in size—and spec—and power (because they are quite similar in size, spec, and power). But, trust me, the five and fifty will co-exist at Mazda dealers and do, ultimately, cater to two different buyers.
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A six-speed manual transmission is standard, as is 200 horsepower, a stiffer suspension, and loads of new tech.
Earlier this year, Honda introduced the 11th generation Honda Civic sedan. And many folks, me included, lauded its new chassis as it provided excellent response and great feel. Now that chassis gets a once over, an uptick in power, and an Si badge. The 2022 Honda Civic Si is here. It’s based on the Civic sedan. And it comes standard, standard, with a six-speed manual transmission.
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