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2015 Lexus RX350 Test Drive


First Impressions Search “chick car” in your favorite web browser, and it doesn’t take long to find the Lexus RX350 (view photos) displayed on the image results page. The crossover utility vehicle (CUV) that introduced Americans to the purse holder, the original Lexus RX300 was also the first luxury crossover to go on sale back ...

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2015 Subaru Impreza Test Drive


First Impressions From my kitchen table, gazing at the homely, unassuming Subaru Impreza (view photos) sedan, sitting there in my driveway with its Spark Silver paint job and cute little 16-inch alloy wheels, looking like it just rolled out of the 1990s, I’m having trouble keeping my eyes open. It is utterly remarkable ...

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2015 Suzuki Kizashi Test Drive


First Impressions The Suzuki Kizashi (view photos) is the best car on the market that consumers aren’t buying. Considering that people normally associate “Suzuki” with motorcycles, ATVs, rugged SUVs, and very strange looking or utterly forgettable small cars, this should not be surprising. A capable sport sedan with convincing luxury aspirations is ...

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2015 Mazda CX-9 Test Drive


First Impressions Mazda reached a crossroads in the middle of the last decade. The company’s minivan, the MPV, was too small to match other made-for-America mommy-mobiles in terms of interior space and functionality, yet it was too large to serve in overseas markets like Europe and Japan. Mazda decided to drop ...

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2015 Audi Q7 Test Drive


First Impressions Blending impressive on-road performance with more off-road capability than a typical crossover SUV, the luxurious 2015 Audi Q7 (view photos) is one of the more athletic choices in its competitive class. Engineered in conjunction with the first-generation Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg, the Q7 enters its fifth year on the market with two new ...

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2015 Audi S5 Test Drive


First Impressions Last year, Vehix reviewer Nathan Adlen wrote about the Audi A5 2.0T Coupe and determined that the car’s beauty was more than skin deep. This time around, we give the hot-rodded Audi S5 (view photos) a go, and while we’re at it, check out the car credentials as a rolling tanning salon. Unfortunately, ...

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2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Test Drive


First Impressions Toyota has significantly updated the 2015 Highlander, and Vehix has sampled two versions of the popular family crossover SUV. For this test drive, we borrowed a 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid (view photos) to review. Vehix contributor Nathan Adlen drove the 2015 Highlander V6. This article will focus on the Hybrid variant. ...

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2015 Chevrolet Cruze Test Drive


First Impressions One drive in the new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze (view photos) is all it takes to realize that the days of cost cutting and penny pinching at General Motors are gone. Smart spending, in ways that the customer notices and appreciates, are evident in the excellent Cruze, which replaces the adequate ...

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2015 Toyota Avalon Test Drive


First Impressions According to Toyota, the restyled 2015 Avalon (view photos) evokes “a time when travel was sophisticated, elegant, and comfortable.” This is not entirely untrue, depending on how you might define “sophisticated” and “elegant.” If you’re familiar with the 2005-10 Avalon, the new one is obviously different, appearing to have borrowed from ...

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2015 Subaru Forester Test Drive


First Impressions In life, it’s often said that timing is everything. Take the New Orleans Saints, for example. In 2014, quarterback Drew Brees led the long-suffering Saints to their first Super Bowl victory. Eleven months later, Brees is named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. Right place at the right ...

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