Tag: AWD

Diesel Engine, All-wheel Drive Coming to Mazda 6; No Word on Suspension Lift, Cladding

<img data-attachment-id="1644944" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1537117354","copyright":"","focal_length":"85","iso":"500","shutter_speed":"0.01","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Mazda 6 Signature front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2018 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1644944 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Mazda 6 Signature front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It seems the […]

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2020 Subaru Outback Picks Up New Platform, Deep-sixes the Six

For 2020, Subaru’s revered Outback wagon undergoes a host of changes while remaining unmistakably an Outback. And, as New York is hardly the first locale that springs to mind when thinking “Outback,” Subaru decided to have the great outdoors accompany the next-generation wagon to this week’s auto show. The automaker brought both the Outback and […]

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Freedom of Choice: Kia’s Stinger GTS Is Whatever Its Owner Wants It to Be

It’s strange how, after an automaker goes to the trouble of building a car aimed at the perpetually cranky enthusiast crowd, you can sometimes forget the vehicle exists. That’s the case with the Kia Stinger. Introduced in 2017, the liftback sedan — offered in turbo four-cylinder and V6 guise, rear- or all-wheel drive — still eludes […]

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2020 Toyota Highlander Appears At New York Auto Show

While you were sleeping, Toyota rolled out the fourth generation of its three-row Highlander crossover. It is an all-wheel drive box powered by a V6 engine, packed with gadgets, and offering an optional hybrid powertrain. Given the tastes of car buyers in this segment, none of these things are surprising. What is surprising is that […]

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Finishing School: Acura Asks NSX to Share Its Toys

Deep within the wild jungle that is Ohio sits a facility in Marysville called the Performance Manufacturing Center. Right now, it’s responsible for crafting examples of Acura’s halo car, the NSX. Soon, however, it’ll also be hucking out hand-crafted copies of the company’s midsize TLX sedan. As a limited-production car limited to 360 examples, the […]

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Two Tribes: Toyota’s Non-hybrids Aren’t Likely to See Their Rear Axles Suddenly Go Electric

<img data-attachment-id="1652954" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,901" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e" data-image-description=" Image: Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1652954 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-610×458.jpg” alt=”2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e – Image: Toyota” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-768×577.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Toyota opened up its Prius line to slightly more […]

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2019 Infiniti QX50 Review – Owner of a Lonely Heart

Think of an occasion in which something really good appeared in a place where it was underappreciated. A fantastic steak at the downtown greasy spoon, perhaps? Beautiful new windows installed in a student rental house? My writing on this website? Wait, I wasn’t supposed to say that last one out loud… Buried in the mire […]

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2019 Mazda 3 AWD First Drive Review – Holding It All Down

<img data-attachment-id="1666982" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553526723822.jpg" data-orig-size="2264,1698" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.9","credit":"","camera":"SM-J337A","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1553261193","copyright":"","focal_length":"2.91","iso":"40","shutter_speed":"0.0018050541516245","title":"","orientation":"3"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda 3 AWD" data-image-description=" Corey Lewis ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553443281687-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553443281687-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666982″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553443281687-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″>Earlier this year, Mazda showed off its all-new 3 sedan in Los Angeles. The new compact’s intent is to impress a revised, upscale image on the brand. While the 3 delivered in quality, […]

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Rare Rides: The 1993 Toyota Caldina Wagon, Featuring Four-wheel Drive and Five Sunroofs

It may look like someone blended together the wagon versions of the Toyota Corolla and the Subaru Legacy, but today’s Rare Ride is something rarely (or never) seen on North American shores. Presenting the 1993 Toyota Caldina, with Sky Canopy. The Toyota Caldina was born of a need to simplify product offerings. Prior to 1992, […]

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Report: Chrysler Pacifica Could Gain All-Wheel Drive in 2020

Toyota —er, Fiat Chrysler may add an all-wheel drive version of its Pacifica minivan next year, if a report out of the model’s hometown of Windsor, Ontario pans out. According to two named — and two unnamed — sources, the automaker wants to take a page from a certain Japanese company known for its hybrid […]

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2019 Subaru Ascent Limited Review – Quirks & Quarks

2019 Subaru Ascent Limited AWD 2.4-liter direct-injected boxer four (260hp @ 5,600 rpm, 277 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm) Continuously variable transmission, all-wheel drive 20 city / 26 highway / 22 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 11.6 city / 9.0 highway / 10.4 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 18.5 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: $38,995 US / $46,995 […]

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2020 Subaru Legacy Debuts In Chicago With Turbocharged Engine

The 2020 Subaru Legacy made its debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday. While most casual observers will probably assume the model has undergone a mild visual refresh, what’s actually on display is an entirely new vehicle. Whereas previous incarnations of the Legacy provided more of an upscale WRX experience, the outgoing sixth […]

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An AWD Hybrid Corolla Could Happen, but What Becomes of Toyota’s C-HR?

Jack Hollis, Toyota North America’s general manager, was quite forthcoming during a roundtable discussion at the L.A. Auto Show. After unveiling the brand’s upcoming all-wheel drive Toyota Prius and hybrid Corolla sedan, he speculated on what else might be coming down the product pipe. We already know that Toyota wants to TRD-ify as many models […]

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Toyota Prepares Product Offensive; TRD and AWD Are the Acronyms You Need to Know

The Camry and Avalon TRD sedans that appeared this month won’t be the last new Toyota variants worked over by the automaker’s racing arm. Toyota has a product offensive on the way and, while the effort will mainly be to update existing models, many of those vehicles stand to gain new sporting iterations — and […]

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2019 Fiat 500X: New Engine, New Standard Equipment, Same Overall Look

Having already revealed the updated European version, Fiat is unveiling North America’s take on the facelifted 500X. While the subcompact crossover’s official LA Auto Show debut isn’t for another day or so, FCA decided not to sit on it. Likely a wise move, as the model will assuredly be overshadowed by higher profile vehicles appearing […]

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Junkyard Find: 1999 Acura SLX

Even though we’ve just had two Japanese Junkyard Finds in a row, I’ve been searching for a discarded Acura SLX for so long that I had to share this ’99 in Denver immediately. As the 1990s progressed, it became clear to vehicle manufacturers who did business in North America that they had to sell luxury […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Economical All-purpose Hatchbacks From 2010

Three hatchbacks from 2010 (we might call them crossovers today), all of them about to disappear for various reasons. All three promise utility for their owners, and all provide four driven wheels. Thinking with your 2010 hat, which one do you take home? Subaru Impreza Subaru’s third-generation Impreza went on sale for the 2008 model […]

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Two Countries Prepare to Launch Two Very Different Nissan Altimas

It’s the third high-profile midsize sedan launch in a year, and Nissan’s pretty confident that this — THIS — is the one that’s really going to turn the declining segment around. Or so U.S. chairman Denis Le Vot claims. In our first drive review of the all-new 2019 Altima, scheduled for Friday morning, we’ll ponder if this […]

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