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Consumer Reports Testers Elated by the Elantra

Consumer Reports Testers Elated by the Elantra

Posted at 5:30 AM, Saturday June 4, 2011 by David Lux
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Green ArrowOne of the country’s top independent sources for automotive quality information—Consumers Reports—recently put a quartet of today’s new compact sedans through their paces, and just one earned the publication’s coveted “recommended” status: The all-new Hyundai Elantra.... full story
Kia Adds Turbocharging for a Sportier Sportage

Kia Adds Turbocharging for a Sportier Sportage

Posted at 9:00 PM, Friday May 27, 2011 by David Lux
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Green ArrowThe all-new 2011 Sportage was already quickly on its way to becoming a customer favorite, but it looks like Kia is set on speeding up the process: The automaker recently announced the debut of the Sportage SX Turbo, an enthusiast-oriented version of its popular small crossover.... full story
Buick Regal Turbo Flexes Its Muscles

Buick Regal Turbo Flexes Its Muscles

Posted at 9:00 PM, Thursday May 19, 2011 by David Lux
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Green ArrowIt’s another first for Buick: Drivers of the sporty yet sophisticated 2011 Regal Turbo will soon be able to enjoy the car’s responsive 258-hp, direct-injected Ecotec engine using any blend of gasoline or E85 ethanol available at the pumps today. ... full story
Regal Tops Lexus, Audi as "Best Upscale Sedan for the Money"

Regal Tops Lexus, Audi as "Best Upscale Sedan for the Money"

Posted at 3:00 PM, Monday May 2, 2011 by David Lux
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Green ArrowAccording to the editors at U.S. News & World Report, “Now that people are hanging on to their cars longer, new cars should add value to their owner’s lives from the day they’re driven off the dealer’s lot to the day they’re traded in.” That also happens to be the criteria for earning one of the publication’s Best Car for the Money awards, an honor that now resides in the trophy case of the 2011 Buick Regal. Specific... full story