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Driving a Ford Expedition King Ranch in the Blizzard of 2015

The 2015 Ford Expedition’s ControlTrac four-wheel drive is the way four-wheel drive should be — especially if you have to drive in the Blizzard of 2015.

Using 2015 Jeep Cherokee Selec-Terrain Control

In the 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, you know you are in for some technology in the world of hardcore off-roading when you see the Selec-Terrain dial.

Littlest Lexus: I like Lexus CT200h just as well the second time

Last time we got to test a Lexus CT200h, I fell in love with the smallest Lexus in the lineup. So did it charm me that much at second glance? Well, mostly.

Time for new brakes — which EBC combo will it be?

Our Frank Cruz weighs his options for replacing rear brakes on his Saab 9-3 Aero: EBC Red Stuff, or Yellow Stuff, or Bosch OEM stuff?

We put Trail Rated Jeep Active Drive Lock to the test

Despite unseasonably warm temps, the area just south of Montreal still had enough white stuff on side roads to test the Jeep Active Drive Lock system.

Van envy: We test the Nissan NV200 cargo van

A surefire sign I’m an automotive oddball: I was more excited to test the Nissan NV200 cargo van than I have been about a test car in a long time.

Fear Not, Tesla Roadster Owners…your upgrade is coming!

Would you give up on the Lotus underpinnings of the Tesla Roadster as it ages? No, you’d just upgrade the drivetrain and aerodynamics, as Tesla is doing.

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Wheels: Aftermarket vs. OEM

I was once told to be weary of cheaper aftermarket wheels that are more prone to cracking, bending, and breaking, so I’m cautiously approaching these:

New Ford GT has carbon fiber, most powerful EcoBoost ever

The Ford GT is set for rebirth, and Ford’s bringing carbon fiber to the party — plus more horses than have been seen in a production EcoBoost engine.

American Ride: How’s the $30K Dodge Charger SE?

To think every U.S. automaker might now have a car like the $30,000 Dodge Charger SE, if only they had stuck with the RWD full-size sedan format!

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Murano and me: You’ll see a lot of 2015 Nissan Muranos

After I spent a week with the freshly redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano recently, I’m confident it’s a vehicle you’ll be seeing a lot more of in the future.

Nothing beats your first boost experience — especially in a WRX

One thing my buddy’s super clean Chrysler 300 lacked was that five-letter word that puts a smile on most of our faces: boost. So he picked up a Subaru WRX.