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Eric's Autos: 2022 Lexus RX350

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Mad Max drove the last of the V8 Interceptors. This may be your last chance to drive the last V6 powered crossover.

Which also happens to be the first crossover.

The Lexus RX.

What It Is

Way back in 1998, Lexus introduced the RX300. It was a big introduction -- because back in '98, there weren't any other luxury crossover ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Crossovers are criticized -- correctly - -for looking and being the same, as if cut from the same mold, regardless of badge.

Most of them have similarly bland drivetrains -- and not much choice about the drivetrain. It comes as it is -- and that's all there is.

The Hyundai Santa Fe does a good job of not being like most of the rest. It's ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2021 Toyota Venza

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Well, it's back. Most people probably didn't know it was gone. The Toyota Venza.

It's been absent from Toyota's roster of models since the 2015 model year, probably because Americans, for whatever reason, just aren't much into station wagons -- which is what the first generation Venza was.

They are into crossovers, particularly those made by ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2021 Mazda Miata

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It's easy to forget there are still cars that are about driving rather than transportation. Cars that make the trip more appealing than the destination.

Such a car is the Mazda Miata. It makes you want to go for a drive even when you don't need to, and it makes you want to not get where you're going before you absolutely have to be ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Hyundai Sonata

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Does anyone still make mid-sized family sedans? Haven't they all been cancelled -- in favor of crossovers?

Most of them, yes. Including -- most recently -- the Mazda6 sedan, which Mazda recently announced it won't be selling anymore after the end of this model year.

But there are still a few.

One of the remaining not-quite-last-of-...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye

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What's wrong with 707 horsepower? Nothing that 797 horsepower can't cure!

That's a two-sentence summary of the Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye -- the most aptly named consumer product since Jolt Cola.

What It Is

Start with a Charger -- the last full-size, rear-drive American sedan you can still buy new -- and for just $30,570 to start.

Nix the ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2021 Lincoln Corsair

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The Ford Escape is a very popular little crossover SUV -- but what if you'd like it with more engine -- or a plug?

And AWD?

Maybe a 14-speaker Revel ultra-premium audio rig, too?

Head on over to a Lincoln store.

There you'll find the Corsair, which is based on the Escape, but it's more than a Ford. It offers a stronger version of the Escape'...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

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How much is a $60k Mustang worth?

Every cent -- plus change.

That's not quite what it costs to buy a new Mach 1 -- if you don't opt for everything -- but even if you do, it'd be worth the spend.

Because of the drive.

What It Is

The Mach 1 is a functionally and visually amped-up version of the Mustang GT: the iconic muscle car Ford has been ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2021 VW Jetta

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Soon -- in just a few years from now -- VW says it will only be selling electric cars. Right now, it is one of the few companies selling cars at all.

The rest are selling almost nothing but crossovers and SUVs.

VW also sells a car -- the Jetta -- with something else that you can't find anywhere else in a car like the Jetta.

What It ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2022 Acura MDX

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Here is a fun fact: The only new Acura -- besides the NSX supercar -- that comes standard with more than a four-cylinder engine under its hood isn't a car .

It's the MDX -- which is a three-row crossover SUV.

What It Is

The MDX is a mid-sized, luxury-brand crossover that comes standard with third-row seating (it's optional in several ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2021 Audi A7

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Audi has announced it will sell only electric cars by the 2026 model year. But this model year, it is already selling partially electric cars like the A7. It has both a gas-burning engine and electric motors/batteries to reduce the amount of gas being burned.

It also has something else.

What It Is

The A7 is a mid-sized luxury sport ...Read more

Eric's Autos: 2021 Toyota Camry

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There are fewer family sedans on the market than ever before; several major brands, including GM and Ford, no longer make them at all.

Toyota still makes one -- and you can even get it with a keyed door (and ignition) lock. Not a fob or a button, though those are available if you'd like them.

There is also a V6 engine option, which is ...Read more



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