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Eric's Autoe: 2024 Lexus RX

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The first luxury crossover -- the Lexus RX -- is now one of many. When it first came out way back in 1998, it was not just new. It was radically different from the cars then being sold by the other luxury brands.

It sold so well the others scrambled to sell copies of their own.

Today, every luxury brand sells crossovers -- and some ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2024 Cadillac Escalade

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Is a Cadillac Escalade worth $20,000 more than a GMC Yukon? Is a GMC Yukon worth $4,000 more than a Chevy Tahoe?

All three are basically the same SUV sold under three different labels -- at three different price points.

You'll have to decide whether the price is worth the difference.

What It Is

The Escalade is Cadillac's version of the Chevy...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2024 Chrysler Pacifica

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Remember when practically every car company was selling minivans? Today, that's all Chrysler still sells.

What It Is

The Pacifica is a 7-8 passenger minivan (depending on the configuration) that's available with or without a plug-in hybrid drivetrain and with or without all-wheel drive -- unless you want the hybrid, which is ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2024 Chevy Colorado

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It's a weird thing.

As trucks have gotten bigger, their engines have gotten smaller -- also fewer, as in the case of the 2024 Chevy Colorado, which no longer offers either the 3.6-liter V6 or the turbo-diesel engine it used to be available with.

Or the 2.5-liter four it used to come standard with.

It comes standard -- and only -- with a 2.7-...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2024 Nissan Altima

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Nissan's Altima used to be the midsize sport sedan for the buyer who couldn't afford a Maxima sedan.

It was similar to the Maxima -- both were about the same size -- and it could be ordered with the V6 the Maxima came standard with, while costing less.

Now that the Maxima's gone, the Altima's the only midsize sedan Nissan still sells.

The ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2024 Honda Pilot

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If you don't think looks are important, look at what's happened to minivans... if you can find one to look at. Only a handful of them are still being made.

Chiefly -- arguably -- because of the way they look.

The way they function, on the other hand, has been taken over by models such as Honda's Pilot, which is related to the company's Odyssey...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2024 Dodge Hornet R/T Plug-in Hybrid

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The American Motors Corporation used to sell Hornets, and Dodge used to sell Chargers (and Challengers). Now AMC -- and the Charger and Challenger -- are gone, and Dodge sells a Hornet.

It's nothing like the Hornet AMC sold back in the '70s. That one was rear-wheel-drive and available with a V8.

This one's a front-wheel-drive crossover -- with...Read more

 

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