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Big, Capable Luxury Defines GMC SUV

VEHICLESPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Friday Oct 31, 2014
The full-size, 2015 GMC Yukon Denali is a no-excuses sport utility vehicle that's both capable and pampering. The fuel-thirsty SUV - updated this year with more luxury features, a more powerful engine and new styling.

Mazda Roadster in Guinness World Records

VEHICLESPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Oct 25
Driving the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is like letting loose of heavy burdens. The smartly styled, 13-foot-long two-seater is so efficient in design, there's not a lot of room to carry extra baggage.

Top Gas Mileage Goes to Mitsubishi Mirage

VEHICLESPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Oct 17
The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck.

Honda Fit Becomes Even More Intriguing Small Car

VEHICLESPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Oct 10
Fans of Honda's innovative and spacious Fit hatchback will love what the car becomes for 2015 - quieter inside, more powerful and yet more fuel efficient, more refined in its ride, roomier and better equipped.

Lexus Compact Sedan Winning Buyers

VEHICLESPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Oct 4
A showy exterior, V-6 power, nimble handling and the lowest starting price tag of any Lexus sedan are proving to be a winning formula for the Lexus IS compact sedan.

Chrysler's Mid-Size Sedan Becomes Stylish

VEHICLESPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Sep 26
Chrysler's redesigned and re-engineered 2015 200 mid-size sedan is so stylish it looks pricier than it is. The sleek 200 also has a strong, 295-horsepower V-6, comfortable ride, surprisingly good handling and a lengthy list of available features.

Redesigned 2015 Escalade Remains Breed All Its Own

VEHICLESPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Sep 21
Cadillac's flagship Escalade sport utility vehicle keeps its bold, distinctive style and immense proportions after a major redesign for 2015.

Kia Goes Upmarket in a Big Way

VEHICLESPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Sep 12
The 2015 K900, the new flagship at Kia, is an attractive, large, luxury sedan with a quiet, comfortable ride, a boatload of standard features and a value price compared with luxury-brand competitors.

Nissan's Small Car Excels at Affordability

VEHICLESPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Sep 5
The 2015 Nissan Versa Note five-door hatchback is one of the lowest-priced new cars in the U.S. market and is affordable at the gas pump, too.

Hyundai's Top SUV Making Sales Gains

VEHICLESPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Aug 29
The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size sport utility vehicle stands out from the crowd for its attractive styling, comfortable ride, value pricing, surprising standard features and warranty.

Toyota's Most Rugged Land Cruiser is Back in Japan

VEHICLESPOTLIGHT | By Yuri Kageyama | Aug 27
Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that's favored for challenging terrains and as an aid agency vehicle in disaster zones.