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Road test: Honda fixes the Pilot’s many flaws

Honda faces a massive hurdle with the reinvented 2016 Pilot. The problem: a used Pilot is an excellent alternative. The truth is, if you want a pre-owned SUV, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better value than a decade-old Pilot. As Consumer Reports notes, if you have a $10,000 budget, a second-generation Pilot (2009-2015) Pilot …

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2016 Kia Sorento: not too big, not too small, and Kia hopes that’s just right for you

Kia is hoping the 2016 Sorento fits the bill for family types for whom the five-passenger Ford Escapes and Nissan Rogues of the world are too small. They also think the Sorento will appeal to buyers who think seven-passenger rigs like the Hyundai Santa Fe XLs and Honda Pilots are too big. So the Sorento …

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Mercedes-Benz the truck company delivers a very good GLC

Mercedes-Benz has turned itself into a truck brand with the sort of commitment Tom Brady has made to football excellence and Justin Bieber has made to total insolence. The latest Mercedes SUV (sport-utility vehicle), the GLC, is a perfect example. The GLC, the replacement for the former GLK, is the middle child in a lineup …

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2016 Toyota Tundra begs one question: why do Toyota, Nissan and Honda even bother with big or even semi-big trucks?

Last year 324,222 Canadians bought a large pickup, virtually all of them from a Detroit-based automaker. Why, you might ask, do Nissan and Toyota even try to compete with the likes of FCA’s Ram pickup, the Ford F-Series and General Motors’s twins, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra? I mean, Nissan is currently doing somersaults …

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Road test: evolutionary thinking on the Smart fourtwo

For quite a while now, every time I’ve seen a Smart fourtwo dressed up in its blue and white Car2Go logos and paint, my first thought has been “loser.” For me, Smart has long been the car brand for those who can’t afford and certainly can’t appreciate what a real car is and what it …

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