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2017 Subaru Impreza: Still very impressive

Roseville, CA-The Impreza has been a strong seller for Subaru for years. Offered in hatchback or sedan mode, Impreza sales lean 60 percent toward the hatchback model, which was test driven here

Kia Forte continues to climb in esteem

Roseville, CA- Redesigned two years ago, the Kia Forte got noticed right away. There was a lot to like - it was longer, lower and wider than previous models, and the result

Kia Optima: Redesign features new turbo engine for 2016

Roseville, CA- You will enjoy driving the 2016 Kia Optima more than ever before.

Toyota Sienna: Reliability and Enviable Reputation

The 2015 Toyota Sienna is an eight-passenger vehicle (seven seats with captain's chairs) that offers comfortable seating, great storage room, user-friendly controls, and surprising performance

Mazda6 Delivers in Many Categories

The Mazda6 is a fine midsize sedan with a lot of enviable qualities, which include affordability, styling, family-friendly interior space, plus solid fuel economy and performance

Volkswagen Jetta features new turbocharged engine

The Jetta is a money-maker, a diverse compact sedan that is Volkswagen's the top-selling vehicle.

Kia Sorento an affordable, versatile crossover SUV

Like many offerings in the Kia lineup, the Sorento has distanced itself from its modest beginnings when the Korean automaker produced mainly affordable cars that

2013 Ford Explorer a much more refined large SUV

It shouldn't take any driver familiar with the history of the Ford Explorer to discern that this sport utility vehicle no longer feels like a truck. The Explorer is still big, features three rows of seating and carries seven passengers.

Nissan Murano stands out in midsize crossover class

For a variety of reasons, the Nissan Murano continues to reside near the top of the class in a competitive field of sport utility vehicles that combine versatility with nimble driving acumen.

GMC Acadia an improved midsize SUV

Roseville, CA,- It's time to give the GMC Acadia a look. The changes have been dramatic since GMC decided to revamp its midsize crossover sport utility