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2023 Acura Integra Review: Acura Returns to Its Roots.

Critically, the Acura Integra A-Spec with Technology Package offers a manual transmission and fun to drive personality.

Acura brought back the Integra name after shelving it 22 years ago. And, just as the original Integra did, this is built from the Civic sedan with a new body a few Acura Integra parts.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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2023 Hyundai Palisade Review: Updated. Comfortable. Refined.

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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2022 Mazda CX-5 Review: Compact. Crossover. Fun!

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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Sebastian Vettel, Go Indycar Racing

15 years racing in the pinnacle of motorsport. 57 pole positions. 53 wins, which is more than Alain Prost by the way. And four Driver’s World Championships. What a phenomenal career. And you’re just 35! Seriously impressive all the way around. Moreover, up and down the grid, you’ve earned admiration and respect as a human being. Perhaps—no—definitely the more impressive result here.

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Honda Reveals the 2023 Civic Type R

Much more attractive than the outgoing model, Honda also promises more power and a very snug and comfortable interior.

At first turn of the wheel, you knew the 11th generation Honda Civic hatchback took a big step forward in driver engagement and feel. Its stiffer platform allowed the suspension to precisely control the wheel and simultaneously provide the driver good feedback. Honda built a great car in the 2022 Civic hatchback. And, critically, provided an excellent foundation for the 2023 Civic Type R.

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Lexus Reveals New Fifth-Generation RX

Three of the four powertrains will be electrified. None of them will include a V-6. Lexus also built the sportiness RX yet, the 500h F-Sport.

24 years after Lexus introduced the RX crossover SUV, which more or less invented the luxury crossover SUV segment, we now get the fifth-generation RX model for the 2023 model year. Actually, we get several: Front- and all-wheel-drive versions of the RX 350, and several electrified AWD models, the RX 350h, the RX 450h+, and a brand-new kind of thing: the RX 500H F Sport. And, unlike the original, V-6 equipped 1999 RX 300, none of them run on more than 4 cylinders.

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BMW M Turns 50! Celebrates with a Special Edition M3

The M Brand marks the milestone with an M3 Competition xDrive that receives special paint and more to become the M3 Edition 50 Jahre BMW. 500 iterations are North America bound.

It was May 24th, 1972, that BMW M GmbH opened its doors for the first time. A sub-brand of Bavarian Motor Works—well, technically Bayerische Motoren Werke—that would one day turn into an absolute dynamo for driving enthusiasts across the globe. From the M1 supercar, to the iconic E30 M3, to the drift king E39 M5, the M Brand built generations of stunning machines. And now that company is 50.

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Toyota’s Rough and Tumble SUV Turns 40

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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Honda’s Upcoming EV Entry is fittingly called the Prologue

The Honda Prologue EV SUV will launch in 2024. It is a co-developed vehicle with General Motors. And, critically, is the beginning of a very heavy EV future for the Japanese brand.

Prologue: a separate or introductory section of a literary or musical work. Honda Prologue: an introductory EV, of sorts, coming in 2024 that will be followed a battery of battery powered vehicles based on what Honda calls e:Architecture.

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2023 Nissan Z Review: Pure. Simple. Sports Car.

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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