Tag: AWD

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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Junkyard Find: 1986 Subaru GL 4WD Wagon

Living in Colorado (as I do) and spending a lot of time in junkyards (as I do), I see discarded Subarus. Lots of discarded Subarus, in fact, so many that I only notice the more interesting ones — say, an XT Turbo or a really ancient wagon out of a novelty song. Today’s Junkyard Find isn’t […]

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