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2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid presents electrifying performance

Electrifying! To impress greatly; thrill. "an electrifying performance" Synonyms: excite, thrill, stimulate, arouse, rouse, inspire, stir (up), exhilarate, intoxicate, galvanize, move, fire (with enthusiasm), fire someone's imagination, invigorate, animate. When weighing RLX Sport Hybrid against the competition, forget everything you think you know when it comes to hybrid performance.
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5 Reasons Why the Hyundai Genesis 5.0L Package is Worth Every Cent

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan is a beautiful machine worthy of the “luxury car” label in its most basic form, but for those prospective Genesis buyers who demand more modern technology, more standard features, improved driving dynamics and gobs more power – the 5.0L trim for the Genesis sedan is worth every single cent over the base model price.

2.7L EcoBoost Makes the 2015 Ford Edge Sport More Exciting Than Ever

The new 2.7L EcoBoost was originally introduced for the 2015 Ford F150 pickup, but when it was added to the new Ford Edge lineup as the standard engine in the Sport package, this fuel-friendly made the 2015 Edge Sport the most engaging midsized SUV Ford has offered – combining a long list of standard and available features with a powerful, efficient engine.
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Learning to Love Electric: A Review of the 2015 Kia Soul EV

I recently had a chance to spend a week driving the 2015 Kia Soul EV and while I have had a variety of other electric drive vehicles with gasoline range extending engines, this was my first extended test time in a true EV – during which I learned the many upsides and the sole downside to daily driving a pure electric vehicle.
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One Ride in the GT350R Mustang Proves Its Place Among Supercars

The 2015 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang has been heavily hyped since first being introduced earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, but having had my first chance to go for a high speed ride in the most track capable Mustang ever – I can say without question that this new Shelby is every bit as good as Ford has led us to believe.
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4 Reasons Why the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Leads in Bang for the Buck

The 2015 Dodge Charger R/T has kind of gotten lost in the shuffle with the media interest in the new Scat Pack and Hellcat trimlines, but the Charger R/T is an amazing package with a low price, very solid performance capabilities and all of the interior comforts to make for a great daily driver whether you are a young and single or a family man with two kids.
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2 Tough Tests for the 2015 F150 2.7L EcoBoost

I recently had a chance to spend a week driving the 2015 Ford F150 XLT with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine and while enjoying the segment-leading fuel economy, I was also able to put this tiny economy engine through the same hard-working tests as every other new truck – and the new super-efficient EcoBoost engine never failed to impress me.
2015 Toyota Highlander Limited PLT - V6 AWD

What Can You Expect from 2015 Toyota Highlander: The Safest Crossover in Its Class

Two weeks ago I had a chance to test drive the 2015 Toyota Highlander Limited PLT – V6 AWD model. With my family I drove it for a week, which also included a trip from Hickory, NC to Washington, DC. Being one of the safest cars in the world (according to IIHS), I can easily confirm that this is one of the best cars I have test driven in the past five years.
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2015 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Review: A Fond Farewell to a Legend

While the attention of the muscle car community has turned towards the future, I recently had a chance to spend a week behind the wheel of a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE – a package fitted with handling goodies that easily make it one of the stickiest muscle cars I’ve driven while also serving as a clear reminder as to why the 5th generation Camaro has been so popular.

2015 Audi A7 TDI Review Sleek, Spacious, Sporty and Super-Efficient

Prior to spending time in the 2015 Audi A7, I didn’t really get the allure of the European “fast back sedan” or the idea of a smallish diesel engine in a big luxury sedan, but after spending a few hundred miles, I’ve come to appreciate the fast back sedan design and the fuel sipping diesel engine – while also loving pretty much everything about the A7 TDI.

2015 Buick Regal GS Review: The Most Exciting Buick in Decades

The 2015 Buick Regal GS is a stylish, fun to drive sedan with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, an advanced all-wheel drive system and a cabin that is packed to the hilt with premium amenities so while the Regal GS might not be the modern Grand National that many had hoped for – this is still the most exciting new Buick in decades.

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