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2017 Audi Q7 Tested in Depth: Proof That People Movers Needn’t Be Boring

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Audi’s second-generation Q7 debuted as an early 2017 model and immediately took top honors in its first comparison test, where we lauded its carlike handling, zesty supercharged V-6, and overall fun-to-drive character. We gave it a 10Best Trucks and SUVs award for 2017, recognizing it as the best mid-size luxury SUV. A 3.0T Prestige model currently resides in our long-term garage. In short, it’s quite good and we like it a lot. While the Q7 is not cheap—base four-cylinder models start at $ 49,950, and higher trims can easily exceed $ 70K—the big Audi proffers an exemplary blend of seven-passenger versatility, luxury refinement, advanced technology, and spirited driving dynamics. READ MORE ››

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2017 Ford Edge 3.5L V-6 AWD Tested

-Ford has had a steady five-SUV/crossover lineup since 2008, when it introduced the seven-passenger anti-minivan Flex. If the Escape is the small and perky littlest sibling in this quintet (a sixth SUV, the subcompact EcoSport, has yet to go on sale), and the Explorer and the Expedition are the prime movers, then the Edge falls in between as a blend of both. Offering three engine options, front- or optional all-wheel-drive, and trim levels that can prioritize either luxury or sportiness, what the Edge lacks in off-road chops it makes up for in space, style, and comfort. READ MORE ››

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2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet Tested: The Middle Child

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When you see the AMG name applied to a Mercedes model, you know it will go about its business with more zeal than the same vehicle lacking that three-letter logo. This has been going on for a long time. AMG—for Aufrecht Melcher Großapach, the names of the founders and the town where they first set up shop—is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and its 18th year as a Mercedes-Benz subsidiary. Throughout that half-century, AMG’s primary mission, and now its only mission, has been to elevate the performance of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. READ MORE ››

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