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Eric's Autos: 2022 Cadillac Escalade

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It's no accident that the bestselling Cadillac model right now is very much like the models that used to define what a Cadillac was -- back when Cadillac sold more luxury cars than any other luxury car brand.

It just happens to be an SUV.

What It Is

The Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV with three rows of seats. That gives it the same ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Mercedes E450

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Back in the '70s, every other car was a wagon. These were usually based on cars made more practical by turning them into wagons, which had much more room for cargo and, in some instances, passengers.

Then wagons became unfashionable and were replaced (at first) by minivans, which then also became unfashionable. These, in turn, were largely ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Nissan Titan

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The only new half-ton truck that still comes standard with a big V8 engine isn't an American truck. It's the Nissan Titan.

Who'd a thunk it?

Some new half-tons -- the new Toyota Tundra, for instance -- don't even offer V8s anymore.

On the other hand, if you want a regular cab -- or an 8-foot bed -- the Titan doesn't offer either. And its base...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Ford Bronco

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Going off-road is easy -- if you have the right equipment. Not so easy is also being easygoing on the road.

Despite its rugged looks, the revived Ford Bronco is exactly that. Plus, more than just about anything else.

What It Is

The Bronco is a two- or four-door midsized SUV and unlike any other new SUV -- with the sole exception of the Jeep ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness

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In the limbo, it's how low can you go.

In the Subaru Forester Wilderness, it's how high can you go.

This new iteration of Subaru's popular crossover wagon has as much clearance as some 4WD SUVs and trucks -- which is why it can go some of the same places they can.

What It Is

The Forester a compact-sized crossover -- of which there ...Read more

Eric's Autos; 2022 Jaguar F-Pace

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The thing about Jags is the most iconic ones have never been practical cars. Thank God.

They have always been beautiful cars.

The chromed leaper on the hood, for instance, is more beautiful all by itself than the entirety of most other cars.

The trick is making practical beautiful.

Enter the F-Pace.

What It Is

The F-Pace looks ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Lexus GX460

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"Jurassic Park" was all about resurrecting the dinosaurs -- but wouldn't it be better to just keep them from going extinct in the first place?

The Lexus GX460 is one such -- and is well worth preserving.

It's been around and largely unchanged since 2010, an automotive Jurassic era ago. Most cars -- and trucks and the rest -- get a major ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

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It's easy to write about -- and decide whether to buy -- a vehicle that's in a class by itself, that doesn't have a half-dozen or even any direct competitors.

That model being a brand-new one from Hyundai: the 2022 Santa Cruz.

What It Is

The Santa Cruz is neither car nor crossover nor SUV. It has design elements of all of them -- plus one ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Mazda3

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Small sedans are less "in" than they used to be -- which may be why Mazda offers its smallest sedan, the 3, another way.

You have your pick of sedan or five-door hatchback. Both are essentially the same 3 presented in two different forms. One costs less -- and has less room for cargo -- because it's a sedan and has a trunk. The other costs a ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Genesis G70

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Lexus understood the importance of value to people who bought luxury cars such as those made by Mercedes and BMW -- back when Mercedes and BMW pretty much owned the luxury car market. Lexus acquired a large chunk of what had been their market by offering luxury cars that were better values than those being sold at the time by Mercedes and BMW.

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Eric's Autos: 2022 Toyota Prius

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The best electric car is the one you never have to plug in -- a hybrid-electric car, such as the Toyota Prius. It has all of the advantages of an electric car, including the ability to be plugged in (if you buy the plug-in version) and run on battery alone for about 25 miles without ever having to worry about plugging in because it can recharge ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Audi A7

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Speed, it is said, is a question of money. How fast do you want to go?

Well, how about looks?

Audi's A7 is a much more dramatic-looking car than the A6 sedan it's related to. It has coupe-like styling, including a more rakish windshield and a lower roofline.

It's also about $15,000-to-start more expensive than the A6.

How good do you want to...Read more

 

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