Posts by Michael Hines

Inside the 2020 Subaru Legacy

2020 Subaru Legacy Sedan

It may not look like it, but the Subaru Legacy is all-new for 2020. The staid mid-size sedan was given a little more pep under the hood, extra tech, and a more luxurious cabin. These additions make the Legacy even more attractive if you place practicality and value above all else. The all-new design should…

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Inside the 2020 Kia Optima: Who Needs an Accord or Camry?

2020 Kia Optima Sedan

The affordable mid-size sedan segment is mostly defined by two cars: The Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. Of course, there are a lot of cars that do things just as good (or better) than those two. In fact, there’s one car that’s almost an equal to the two segment standard-bearers. We’re talking, of course,…

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Everything You Need to Know About the Gordon Murray T.50

In the mid-2010s, gearheads were salivating over the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, and Porsche 918. Meanwhile, Gordon Murray was shaking his head. Murray knows a thing or two about speed. The legendary Formula One designer built championship winning cars for Brabham and McLaren over a period of almost two decades. After leaving racing, he helped…

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Inside the 2020 Jeep Compass: A CUV With The Soul Of An Off-Roader

The 2020 Jeep Compass is compact and stylish. That suggests it’s built strictly for city streets. However, it’s actually one of the most capable off-roaders in the ultra-crowded compact crossover class. With available all-wheel drive that features low-range gearing, hill descent control, and a terrain management system, the Compass is surprisingly versatile. In addition to…

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Inside the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek: Capable, Affordable, and Safe

The Subaru Crosstrek is extremely popular. How popular, you ask? Subaru has sold over 750,000 Crosstreks since the model first hit dealer showrooms in 2012. At that rate, there’s a chance Subaru could sell over one million Crosstreks in just 10 years. The Crosstrek is so popular largely thanks to its affordability, capability, and wealth…

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