Tag: New Cars

2020 Mini JCW Clubman Slapped With AUD $57,900 Price Tag Down Under

The revamped Mini John Cooper Works Clubman is the brand’s fastest ever production model to launch in Australia. The first cars will arrive at dealers in the fourth quarter of the year in two guises, the AUD $57,900 (USD $39,798) Pure and the AUD $62,900 (AUD $43,235) JCW. Both pack the same 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder […]

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2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport Review – Making a Case for Saving the Manuals

2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (201 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 195 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm) Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive 22 city / 30 highway / 25 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 10.7 city, 7.8 highway, 9.4 combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $22,600 (U.S) / $25,449 (Canada) As Tested: $23,655 (U.S.) / $27,459 (Canada) […]

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2020 Kia Soul Review – A Crossover by Any Other Name Would Sell as Sweet

<img data-attachment-id="1687840" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-Kia-Soul-profile.jpg" data-orig-size="5891,3927" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1562990441","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"135","iso":"640","shutter_speed":"0.02","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 Kia Soul profile" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-Kia-Soul-profile-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-Kia-Soul-profile-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1687840 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-Kia-Soul-profile-610×407.jpg” alt=”2020 Kia Soul profile” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-Kia-Soul-profile-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-Kia-Soul-profile-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-Kia-Soul-profile-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-Kia-Soul-profile-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2020-Kia-Soul-profile-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> 2020 Kia Soul X-Line 2.0-liter inline […]

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2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty First Drive – Tow Happy

Heavy-duty truck buyers tow things often. So do many light-duty truck buyers. So perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised to be be asked, shortly after stepping off an airplane, to get behind the wheel of an HD truck towing something like 13,000 pounds of RV. This, despite having trailering experience that hovered near zero. I […]

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2020 GMC Acadia First Drive – Another AT4 Joins the Lineup

GMC has long made a fuss about its Denali sub-brand, which is meant to signify the most luxurious trim available for any given GMC model. GMCs, of course, are supposed to be more upscale versions of Chevrolet trucks and SUVs, even without Denali badging. Enter a new sub-brand – AT4. First available as an off-road-oriented […]

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Shockingly, New Car Buyers are Confused and Annoyed by Safety Content

<img data-attachment-id="1678688" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Buick-Envision-interior.jpg" data-orig-size="6000,4000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1554371938","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"18","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.05","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Buick Envision interior" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Buick-Envision-interior-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Buick-Envision-interior-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1678688 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Buick-Envision-interior-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Buick Envision interior” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Buick-Envision-interior-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Buick-Envision-interior-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Buick-Envision-interior-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Buick-Envision-interior-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Buick-Envision-interior-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> True story: a person this writer […]

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QOTD: Level-set for the C8 Vette?

<img data-attachment-id="1684916" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1080" 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="2020 Chevrolet Corvette stingray road" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1684916 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-120×68.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Between 1953 and a few weeks ago, the Chevrolet Corvette stuck to a very specific formula: Engine at […]

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2019 Lexus ES 300h Ultra Luxury Review – Attempting to Make a Statement

2019 Lexus ES 300h 2.5-liter four-cylinder and hybrid battery (215 system, 176 engine horsepower @ 5,700 rpm; 163 lb-ft @ 3,600-5,200 rpm) Continuously-variable automatic, front-wheel drive 43 city / 45 highway / 44 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 5.5 city, 5.2 highway, 5.3 combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $44,960 (U.S) / $61,500 (Canada) As Tested: […]

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Small Changes Coming to 2020 Honda Civic Hatch; at Least There’s Another Stick

Unlike its predecessor, the accolades heaped on the 10th-generation Honda Civic far outweigh any criticism levelled against it. And yet while a next-gen model looms just over the horizon (a 2021 model year intro seems likely), Honda’s not resigning the Civic to the status quo for 2020. The hatchback variant undergoes a minor refresh for […]

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QOTD: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Nissan?

The news of Nissan’s recent financial trouble brought attention right where it needs to be: on lackluster product. In our most recent reporting regarding Nissan’s sales woes, I was asked in the comments whether I had any ideas for improvement. Well that got me thinking (and worked up), and it turns out I do have ideas, […]

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2020 Cadillac XT6 First Drive – Better Than Expected, But Worthy of the Badge?

Earlier this year, on a cold winter’s evening in the city of Detroit, I snuck into a building in the Midtown area that I think is normally an art gallery, in order to see whatever Cadillac was showing at the North American International Auto Show. I wasn’t party crashing because we’d been black-listed — I’d simply […]

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2019 Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design Review – One Sweet Swede

2019 Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder (316 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm; 295 lb-ft @ 2,200-5,400 rpm) Eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive 21 city / 32 highway / 25 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 11.1 city, 7.3 highway, 9.4 combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $40,300 (U.S) / $52,400 (Canada) As Tested: $55,490 […]

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One Hell of a Halo: Lotus Building Most Powerful ‘Production Car’ in Existence

<img data-attachment-id="1681840" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lotus_Evija_Reveal_Evening_presentation_013-e1563391143669.jpg" data-orig-size="3740,2440" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D850","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1563299422","copyright":"","focal_length":"70","iso":"3200","shutter_speed":"0.004","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Lotus_Evija_Reveal_Evening_presentation_013" data-image-description=" Lotus Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lotus_Evija_Reveal_Evening_presentation_013-e1563391143669-450×294.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lotus_Evija_Reveal_Evening_presentation_013-e1563391143669-610×398.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1681840″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lotus_Evija_Reveal_Evening_presentation_013-e1563391143669-610×398.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”398″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lotus_Evija_Reveal_Evening_presentation_013-e1563391143669-610×398.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lotus_Evija_Reveal_Evening_presentation_013-e1563391143669-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lotus_Evija_Reveal_Evening_presentation_013-e1563391143669-450×294.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lotus_Evija_Reveal_Evening_presentation_013-e1563391143669-768×501.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lotus_Evija_Reveal_Evening_presentation_013-e1563391143669-120×78.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Lotus has finally revealed its new halo vehicle, the Evija, claiming it will become “the world’s most powerful production car.” […]

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