2017 Toyota 86 – It’s Not a Miata, and That’s OK

Scion is dead, long live Toyota.  Like the millennials to which Scion attempted to appeal, the company was a drain on their parent-company’s resources.  So, for 2017 the Scion FR-S is rebadged and worked over as the Toyota 86. Those outside of Canada and the United States have had the 86 for years.

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2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E – Refined and Capable Hauler for Families

minivans are the quintessential mom-mobile, what’s the paternal equivalent? Depending on where you grew up, it’s arguably a pickup. Not because every dad needs a truck for point A to point B work, but trucks are butch and they come in really handy when it’s time to grab half a dozen two-by-fours for doing dad stuff.

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2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD – Making Safety Look Sexy

It’s no secret that Volvo has stepped up its game in the looks department. They’ve been subtly refining a shape that gets better with each iteration. In 2015, the S90 got a face lift. The aggressive looking grille and predatory looking headlights were a departure from the handsome but relatively sedate aesthetic of the previous model.

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2017 Lexus ES 300-h – Save Fuel in Style

The ES300h is the hybrid variation of Lexus’ ES sedan line. It’s large and luxurious without sacrificing efficiency. It’s a handsome hybrid that you’ll want to drive. It’s hard to find faults with the spacious interior of the ES300h. Driver and passengers are swaddled in beautiful, high-quality materials and excellent fit and finish.

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2016 Lexus GS-F – A Velvet Wrapped Sledge Hammer

The 2017 GS-F is the most powerful sedan Lexus has ever built. It’s longer, wider and lower than the standard GS. The 467 horsepower dual overhead cam 5.0 liter V8 launches the car from zero to 60 in four and a half seconds.

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2016 Mazda Miata – Less Cute, in a Good Way

25 years ago Mazda decided to create their rendition of a classic sports car in the vein of the old MGs and Triumphs.  Japanese engineering and reliability blended with the original drop top fun of the early English cars, turned out to be the perfect recipe for the world’s best-selling sports car. How good is the car after a quarter century?

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