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2018 McLaren 570S Spider Driven: Svengali Supercar

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The subtle feedback of tugs and twitches coming through the steering wheel with every pavement undulation and nuanced change in road surface are vivid enough that an astute passenger will notice the wheel’s wriggling. This is not standard-issue carmaking (or even supercar-making) these days. But McLaren is going countercultural by prioritizing driver involvement, even at sub-racetrack speeds, something regularly sacrificed across the industry due to ever-increasing horsepower, performance, and weight. While even McLaren succumbs to the siren song of the stopwatch on more expensive wares such as the 720S, the focus on feedback on its lower-priced Sports Series line of cars—a trio of $ 200,000 two-seaters that consists of the 570S coupe, the slightly more practical 570GT, and this new two-piece-hardtop convertible 570S Spider—makes them the McLarens to buy. READ MORE ››


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2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2017 Jeep Renegade: Compare Cars

2018 Subaru Crosstrek first driveThe 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and 2017 Jeep Renegade are two popular compact crossovers with the same mission: fun in the sun. Both crossovers aim for younger buyers who could pitch a tent blindfolded. With one hand. In a rainstorm. In less than 5 minutes. What we mean is, both the Crosstrek and Renegade are the types of cars you’d expect to find in…
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T First Drive: Torque and Treat

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When manufacturers aren’t introducing brand-new vehicles to fill the nooks and crannies that remain between segments, they’re altering the sizes and shapes of existing models to better fit the boundaries that have solidified since those cars were first introduced. With the all-new 2018 Equinox, Chevrolet is doing the latter: The new Equinox has been downsized to more closely align with other compact SUVs such as the Honda CR-V, the Mazda CX-5, the Ford Escape, and the Toyota RAV4, and in the process the Chevy has become a much better vehicle. READ MORE ››


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