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Mazda CX-3 billed as subcompact SUV

Roseville, CA,- My first thought after seeing the 2018 Mazda CX-3: Is this really a sport utility vehicle? It looks more like a tall hatchback than a subcompact SUV.

2018 Ford Mustang maintains winning formula

Roseville, CA,- The Ford Mustang has truly been one of America's iconic cars for the past 54 years. And with a purposeful new redesign three years ago, there's little doubt that the Mustang

Nissan does great job with Armada redesign

Roseville, CA, - Historically, changes have not been part of the playbook for the Nissan Armada.

Toyota RAV4 top-selling compact SUV

Roseville, CA,- The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a reputation for solid versatility because it can haul groceries, carry sports equipment, transport four kids to school, and ease into small parking spaces.

2017 Acura MDX: classy and versatile

Roseville, CA- Now in its eighth year of production by Honda's luxury division, the 2017 Acura MDX is a midsize luxury crossover SUV that is appealing for a variety of reasons.

Lexus NX 200t Review: Aggressive and Edgy

Roseville, CA - The NX 200t has some aggressive design angles and the standard Lexus front end features thin lights and a nose that one car reviewer says resembles a rat's angry expression.

2016 Subaru Forester: Reliable compact SUV

Roseville, CA- The Subaru Forester is a no-frills SUV that embraces Subaru's practical approach to auto making.

Redesigned Chrysler 200 climbing in sales

Personally, I found the Chrysler 200 unappealing to drive. At times the steering seemed very vague and unsteady.

Volkswagen Passat a Stylish, Roomy Sedan

While the Volkswagen Passat is the only European car in the family sedan midsize segment, it's built in Tennessee and geared for the American market.

Toyota 4Runner retains its rugged appeal

Unlike many of the current class of midsize sport utility vehicles, the Toyota 4Runner has pretty much stuck to its original script.