Sunday, 24 September 2023
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The current state of the full-size sedan is a curious one.

The status symbol everyone wanted in past generations, over time it has been relegated to the backburner as SUVs became the dominant force in the auto industry.

While luxury brands still offer high-end full-size sedans at astronomical prices, non-luxury brands are slowly bowing out of the full-size sedan market. One exception, for the short term, is Volkswagen, which still has the Volkswagen Arteon available (at least until 2024, which has been announced as the final model year).

I tested the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon, specifically a SEL Premium R-Line model, and I’m back with a full report on what this unicorn of a vehicle has to offer to car buyers still in the sedan market, who are resisting the move to SUVs.

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  • Vehicle 2023 Volkswagen Arteon
  • Price as tested $50,495 (starts at $43K)
  • Best feature Roomy interior, drive quality, classy design
  • Rating 4 out of five stars   
  • Who will want this vehicle? Buyers who still prefer a legit full-size sedan over SUVs
Posted On Saturday, 23 September 2023 22:11 Written by
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Every family has its fun relative who everyone is excited to see, and never disappoints with tales of their adventures.

In the Hyundai vehicle family, that relative would be the 2023 Elantra N, a sporty version of its compact sedan that delivers thrills behind the wheel like no other Hyundai on the market.

Read on to learn 5 key facts about this fun little ride.

Posted On Sunday, 10 September 2023 15:00 Written by
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BMW has been a longtime supporter of electric vehicles in the luxury realm, dating back to the quirky little i3 a decade ago. And they have stepped up their game with recent EV models that are much closer in design and performance to their regular lineup than ever before.

I recently tested one of those offerings, the BMW i4 — their entry in the compact EV sedan category, which is significant since so many new EVs are focused on SUV lineups. (NOTE: I tested a 2022 BMW i4 eDrive40, which transferred to 2023 with only minor changes)


The BMW i4 is a small EV sedan — based on the longtime favorite 3-series sedan and the 4-series Gran Coupe — with a hatchback-style trunk. It features a sleek, eye-catching exterior design that visually tops the looks of the few EV sedans available in the luxury realm, such as the Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2.

BMW’s kidney-style grille will continue to polarize opinions, with some loving it while many loathe it, but I thought it fit well with the overall design. The Mineral White Metallic paint on my test vehicle was also very sharp, and the power glass moonroof lets the sun shine in.

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  • Vehicle BMW i4 
  • Price as tested $69,720
  • Best feature Excellent design, powerful ride, advanced technology
  • Rating 4.5 out of five stars   
  • Who will want this vehicle? Electric vehicle buyers seeking the high level of power and class that BMW can offer in a compact sedan
Posted On Tuesday, 05 September 2023 00:46 Written by
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The Toyota Corolla has long been one of America’s most popular vehicles, in part because it has multiple variants that will appeal to different people.

One such variant is its hybrid option, which is one of the few remaining affordable small cars still offered in a hybrid version.

Featuring an expanded trim lineup for 2023, as well as tech upgrades and optional all-wheel drive, the new Corolla hybrid makes a good case for its continued success.

I recently spent some time behind the wheel of a 2023 Corolla SE hybrid sedan, and I’m back with a full report on what it has to offer and who might want to pick one up.

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  • Vehicle 2023 Toyota Corolla hybrid
  • Price as tested $30,546 (starts around $23K)
  • Best feature Excellent fuel economy 
  • Rating 3.5 out of five stars   
  • Who will want this vehicle? Buyers seeking a reliable small sedan that sips gas
Posted On Tuesday, 01 August 2023 03:33 Written by
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Since debuting the Prius at the tail end of the 20th century, Toyota has long been a force in the world of hybrid vehicles, and they continue holding on to this leadership role with a large number of hybrids available for the 2023 model year.

The Camry is Toyota’s midsize sedan tour de force, so it makes sense that a hybrid version has been available for the past 15-plus years. And while some competitors have abandoned hybrids and focus exclusively on electric vehicles, there are still a few direct competitors for the Camry hybrid — including the Sonata hybrid and Accord hybrid.

I’m of the belief that Toyota is being smart by not diving fully into EVs before the infrastructure is there to support them, and still keeping a strong hybrid lineup in play for people who want fuel economy but don't want to go the EV route.

I recently spent time behind the wheel of a 2023 Toyota Camry hybrid, and I’m back with a full report.

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  • Vehicle 2023 Toyota Camry hybrid
  • Price as tested $40,312 (starts around $29K) 
  • Best feature Excellent fuel mileage, roomy interior
  • Rating 4 out of five stars     
  • Who will want this vehicle? Families wanting a reliable, roomy sedan that will limit their trips to the gas station    
Posted On Monday, 01 May 2023 22:36 Written by
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