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Used Review: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport V8

The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport loaned to us by the well-tailored folks at Land Rover both amazed and impressed us. In all though, our time with this bespoke, yet athletic vehicle made it quite clear why there is such a loyal following with the Land Rover brand.

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Reviewed: 2015 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD

The 2015 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD delivers on the promise of sporty handling and great luxury. While its  $84,700 price tag is pricey, the sedan is priced similarly to its nearest rivals from Germany. With a list of rear seat amenities rivaling the amount of options available in the front seats of the car, the hardest decision buyers might have to make is whether they want to drive, or be driven.

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Reviewed: 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport AWD 2.0T Ultimate Package

Quite simply, the Santa Fe Sport AWD 2.0T with Ultimate Package is easy to love. While the suspension is not as aggressive as something in a much more expensive BMW X3 or Audi Q5, you're really not missing anything else, except a ridiculous price when similarly equipped. For that reason, it’s probably a tie within its mainstream segment when you compare this family-hauler against its Kia cousin, the Sorento.

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Aston Martin Mulls Building Vehicles in the US

It looks like Aston Martin, the famed James Bond vehicle brand of choice, is in the process of considering a new production facility in the U.S. While it's not strange to learn of a foreign automotive manufacturer setting up shop in the States (BMW has been building crossovers in South Carolina for over a decade), many may wonder if such an expensive brand’s image would be hurt by not being built in its home country of England. After all, part of Aston Martin’s British brand cachet is a significant part of the brand DNA.

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PHOTOS: Cars and Coffee, Great Falls

The original Cars and Coffee started in Irvine, California some 8 years ago. The spontaneous event took off and eventually folks who had attended or heard about the informal gathering of car nuts created events in their local area all over the U.S.

The event attended (and photographed) in this blog post is held in Great Falls, Virginia every Saturday morning at the crack of dawn.

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If You Don’t Know What Alcantara Is, You Will Soon

If you are not familiar with the sexy-sounding fabric name, Alcantara is a man-made material (the company refrains from ever calling it, “synthetic”) used in a variety of consumer industries, ranging from home décor to consumer electronics.  With a feel and premium appearance like English suede, yet requires minimal care akin to a worn-in pair of jeans, the polyester-based fabric has hundreds―if not thousands―of applications.

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PHOTOS: New York International Auto Show

The NADA Used Car Guide staff attended the 2015 New York International Auto Show and captured the event. Check out our Facebook album to view over 85 photos from the show.

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Reviewed: 2015 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD

If you enjoy driving, but your current position in life requires an affordable seven passenger family-hauler, the Mazda CX-9 might be the way to appease both want and need. With its powerful engine, decent road feel and capable cargo area, we found this Grand Touring all-wheel drive model a unique selection in a crowded vehicle segment.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T vs. 2015 Kia Optima SX

Even though the 2015 Kia Optima and 2015 Hyundai Sonata share from the same parts bin an are siblings from the same parent company, the two vehicles couldn't be more different when it comes to a few key areas.

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Reviewed: 2015 Kia Soul EV

With iconic design cues akin to the visage of a Star Wars storm trooper, the 2015 KIA Soul EV confirms that electric vehicles can be utilitarian, stylish and affordable to consumers not able to fork out Tesla-level money.

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