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Car Confessions

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Jean's Real World Winter Tire Test

My Chevrolet Suburban gets a set of Bridgestone Blizzaks.

2016 Subaru Forester

A crossover that rejects faddishness for supreme practicality.

2016 Toyota Prius

The concept is familiar, but the execution is all new.

2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali

This big, elegant luxury-utility vehicle is one more reason GMC is a brand worth watching.

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Now there's a new choice for the hybrid buyer in the popular SUV's lineup.

2016 Nissan Altima SR

A sporty Altima joins the lineup as Nissan makes its mid-size sedan more attractive to more people.

2016 Nissan 370Z

Stoking the eternal Z flame, forty-seven years on.

5 Cool Things about the Kia Sedona

The little things and the business-class comfort make the 2016 Kia Sedona more than a minivan.