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  • On the Road Review: GMC Sierra 2500 Denali Duramax

    On the Road Review: GMC Sierra 2500 Denali Duramax

    General Motors’ GMC Truck Division has created its own sub-brand within the entire lineup. Using the Denali title on a version of each GMC offering has increased not only sales, but net margin across the board — making GMC the most profitable part of GM. Also helping GMC’s status within the organization is the continued

  • On the Road Review: Honda Civic Si Sedan

    On the Road Review: Honda Civic Si Sedan

    Exactly 30 years ago, a bright red Honda Civic sedan graced our dooryard as the replacement for a cancer-stricken Accord sedan with over 175,000 miles that appeared bent on self-destructing. This purchase mirrored wife Kathryn’s earlier Honda purchase, her very first car, except the salesman asked her not to come back again. She had squeezed

  • On the Road Review: Subaru Outback Onyx Edition

    On the Road Review: Subaru Outback Onyx Edition

    The 2020 Outback wears evolutionary styling outside, yet an upgraded, tech-rich interior that packs more rear seat space and greater cargo capacity — all while retaining the virtues that make this America’s favorite wagon. Since 1996, the Outback has propelled Subaru’s sales in America — the brand’s largest market. Now in its sixth generation, and

  • On the Road Review: Ford Ranger Lariat FX4 Supercrew

    On the Road Review: Ford Ranger Lariat FX4 Supercrew

    Thick, heavy snowflakes are peppering the windshield as my Lighting Blue Ranger FX4 squirts through the narrow streets of downtown Nashua and heads northeast for Maine. As each county line passes, the weather conditions change — right along with the temperature readout. Heavy rain replaces the wet snow, but just after the York toll plaza,

  • On the Road Review: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

    On the Road Review: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

    For many drivers, there is a little “Walter Mitty” inside each of us; wishing, dreaming and otherwise envisioning exploits beyond our reality. In case you ever wondered what it would be like to have a Saturn Five rocket under the hood of your Subaru, Honda or otherwise safe family wagon, FCA’s Jeep Division has taken

  • On the Road Review: Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO Double Cab

    On the Road Review: Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO Double Cab

    Toyota has built a stellar reputation for its small pickup series that goes all the way back to the 1970s. Now named Tacoma, this small-to-mid-size pickup is a functional suburban vehicle, a durable recreational tool, as well as a tough off-road warrior. Last year, Toyota sold over 248,800 Tacoma extended-cab and double-cab trucks in America

  • On the Road Review: Ford Explorer ST

    On the Road Review: Ford Explorer ST

    The winter sunrise creates a brilliant red horizon — the kind of sky that sailors lament. Their old adage about “red sky in the morning, sailors take warning” proved more than fortuitous on this day, as we launched the Ford Explorer ST from central Hancock County westward to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Curiously,

  • On the Road Review: Toyota Prius XLE Hybrid AWD-e

    On the Road Review: Toyota Prius XLE Hybrid AWD-e

    Toyota’s Prius is the best-selling hybrid car in the world. Since mass production started in Japan in 1997, Toyota has sold over 7 million Prius models worldwide, in approximately 90 markets. Toyota’s steadfast persistence with this fuel-saving technology has far surpassed every other automaker’s alternative energy systems — by a long shot. However, the evidence