The Honda HR-V grew nearly nine inches for this second generation model. And, in doing so, it gained a lot more uses that are user friendly.
For its second-generation, Honda sent the HR-V to the gym and fed it a strict, protein rich diet. For 2023, it returns bigger, stronger, and more capable in most every attribute. Now built from the latest Honda Civic platform, the HR-V gets a 2.0-liter engine to replace the 1.8-liter and up to 55 cubic feet of cargo room with the second row folded. EX-L trims get a decent hunk of luxury too.
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Toyota revealed the fifth-generation dedicated hybrid compact car at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, and show a more revolutionary vehicle than any previous Prius.
A month after giving media the chance to experience the Toyota Crown—the Japanese mega brand’s new flagship sedan—we now see a similar swoopy shape in the all-new Prius. It’s a departure, a big one. Previous attempts to give the Prius more eye-appeal have, frankly, failed. But not here.
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A three-row crossover SUV that retains the more rugged roots of the Nissan Pathfinder.
If you need the utility of a Nissan Pathfinder, but in a more posh package, the Infiniti QX60 is tailor made for you. The underlying chassis and equipment remain largely the same, which means you get lots of space for stuff and a towing capacity of up to 6000 lbs. But it does so in a more stylish skin, with a few luxuries tucked away inside. Massage anyone?
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One the left, General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, with Jamie Butters of Automotive News on the right.
I asked GM CEO, Mary Barra, about how customers will embrace this new GM EV reality at a Detroit APA event.
Early in 2021, Mary Barra explained that GM is committed to only selling zero-tailpipe-emission vehicles by 2035 for all of its light duty models. That, effectively, means only selling battery electric power by that time. Though, theoretically, fuel-cell and some yet to be discovered biofuel could also meet that target.
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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 Acura Integra, photo by Robin Warner
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 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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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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