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Car Driving Tip of the Month
(May 2019)
COMBINE TRIPS

Planning your errands and activities in advance will increase your car’s fuel efficiency and save you some cash. Fuse your errands into one trip, and try to combine it with an activity. Stop at the grocery store on the way home from work. Pick-up the dry cleaning before you head to yoga class.

Taking short trips back and forth not only puts extra stress on your car, with the current high gas prices, it also puts stress on your wallet. Extra trips can use up to twice as much fuel than a longer integrated trip covering the same distance. Not only that, but planning your trip ahead of time allows you to pick shorter rotes and ones that avoid gridlock, and wasteful idle time.

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How Many of These Old Honda Civic Variants Do You Remember? (Sat, 18 May 2019 00:05:34 +0000)

Just because the Honda Civic is the best-selling compact in the U.S.—above the Toyota Corolla and others—doesn’t mean Honda has always had a Midas touch with the model. Plenty of Civic variants have come and gone over the nameplate’s four decades in production. So after you check out the state of new Civics—you can check...

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We Drive the New Explorer, Hybrid Cop Interceptor Edition! (Fri, 17 May 2019 22:15:57 +0000)

DEARBORN, Michigan—Ford Motor Company has committed to spending more than $11 billion on electric-vehicle development by 2022, but its bigger, more high-profile green-car effort centers on the Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility hybrids, as well as the hybrid and plug-in-hybrid variants of the all-new Escape coming later this year. The automaker’s campaign to market its...

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The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Is a Safe, Capable Workhorse (Fri, 17 May 2019 20:40:12 +0000)

In the first quarter of 2019, Chevy moved 33,494 copies of the Colorado, a 16 percent year-over-year increase. That’s a promising start to 2019. But beyond those stellar sales figures, a question of significant value to consumers lingered in my mind during this test: How safe is it? It’s not a question we often consider...

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The Genesis Essentia Might End Up Being a 1,900-HP Electric Hypercar (Fri, 17 May 2019 18:42:46 +0000)

About a year ago, Genesis revealed the stunning Essentia, a car we subsequently named our Concept of the Year. Then, in September, we learned that Genesis plans to actually build a limited run of production versions. That alone was exciting news, but Hyundai’s latest announcement opens the door to the possibility of the production Essentia...

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Designing Pininfarina’s EV Hypercar: ‘Don’t Let It Look Like a Ferrari’ (Fri, 17 May 2019 15:00:18 +0000)

Carlo Bonzanigo, Pininfarina’s design vice president, says the hardest part of the work his team did for Automobili Pininfarina—the eponymous but structurally separate Munich-based manufacturing company that commissioned the Battista’s body design—was “not letting it look like a Ferrari.” In any way, he specified. For the 89-year-old Torino, Italy, design house that has created the...

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The New Ford Focus ST Wagon and 8 Other Wagons We Don’t Get Here (Fri, 17 May 2019 13:24:14 +0000)

Ford just unveiled the second generation of the Focus ST Wagon, and unless you live outside the confines of the United States, you can’t have it. To make matters worse, you can’t even console yourself with the regular Focus ST hatch, because the Blue Oval cut U.S. availability of all sedans and hatches last year....

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The BMW M5 Is 35 and There’s a Wicked Special Edition to Celebrate (Thu, 16 May 2019 23:00:45 +0000)

Believe it or not, it’s been 35 years since the first E28 BMW M5 exploded onto the scene. In that time, there have been six generations of the super-sedan, and power has come from myriad engine types, including inline-sixes, V-8s, and even a V-10. The current model has a twin-turbocharged V-8 under the hood, and while...

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The 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Kept Me Sane in NYC (Thu, 16 May 2019 21:45:21 +0000)

As we emerge from the Hugh L. Carey tunnel that connects Brooklyn to Manhattan, I switch my head into full swivel mode. Humans are everywhere, and they do not care about you. Wave after wave of cabs swerve in front of me, tailgate me, and honk at me. The 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid I’m...

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Universal Appeal: Nine Favorite Porsches from Luftgekühlt 6 (Thu, 16 May 2019 20:30:46 +0000)

For some Porsche diehards, Luftgekühlt is the most anticipated show of the year. A sort of Coachella of the automotive world, the event attracts some of the greatest air-cooled Porsches and the fanatics that love them from around the world. Regardless whether you buy into the hype or not, it’s undeniably one of the most aesthetic automotive...

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Aston Martin’s New/Old James Bond DB5 Comes with Actual Spy Gadgets (Thu, 16 May 2019 19:00:03 +0000)

Last year, Aston Martin announced plans to build 25 new DB5s in partnership with EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films. The continuation cars would be built as a tribute to the DB5’s role in the movie Goldfinger, and most important, will  have several functional spy gadgets, just like the original car had in...

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