For two years in a row, the Daily News Autos team has voted the Mazda Mazda6 as the best Family Car you can buy. From its alluring design and top-notch crash-test ratings to its fuel-efficient engine and engaging driving dynamics, the Mazda6 sets the standard in the midsize sedan segment.
Go big or go home, as they say. Or, in the case of Volkswagen, go to Texas where large personalities flourish. The rolling hills of Texas Hill Country served as the backdrop for our first outing in the German brand’s biggest vehicle yet: the all-new 2018 Atlas. This is the manufacturer’s first midsize crossover as the brand looks to become a full-line, family-oriented automaker. And from our short stint behind the wheel, the competition better be on the lookout as the latest seven-passenger people mover has got a loaded barrel of goods.
A classic episode of “Cheers” has resident know-it-all Cliff Clavin finally putting his arcane knowledge to the test as a contestant on “Jeopardy.”
Driving along the highways and state park roads that have become something of a second home to me during my test driving days, I experienced something in the 2017 Nissan Rogue that was entirely unfamiliar to me: a commotion in the rear seat.
Twice over two decades of ownership of five different examples of Mazda’s outstanding MX-5 Miata, I’ve needed to replace convertible tops, each time because someone used a knife to slice into the car looking for something to steal. The tops aren’t cheap, and in my experience not only are insurance companies disinterested in paying for factory replacements but also the aftermarket tops simply do not fit as well or reflect the same level of quality.
With 53.2 million vehicles called back during its 12 months, 2016 featured the most recalls of any single year, surpassing the previous all-time high of 51.1 million set just one year before, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.
Blending style, safety, substance, and sensibility in equal measure, the 2017 Volvo XC90 is easy to like. Add comfortable seats, generous cargo space, and coddling touches of luxury, and you’ve got a roomy, upscale, and desirable SUV.
“Up until last night, we did have fireworks for you,” Adele told fans.
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When it comes to the compact sports sedan market, there are hardly many surprises. For years, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series have dominated sales, and nearly every competitor in the segment has been deemed a “fighter” of one of these two stalwarts with every iteration. Barring any Oscars-level slip-ups on the part of Benz or Bimmer, it’s likely to stay that way for years, too.