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2022 Nissan Versa

2022 Nissan Versa

Very stylish for a sub-$20,000 compact sedan, no? The new-gen Versa could be your next daily driver.

As a part of the third generation, Nissan’s littlest compact sedan lives among very capable competition. It is comfortable, spacious, and comes decently equipped for the asking price. Do you want to take the joy further with its manual transmission offered as default? Keep reading to learn more about the Nissan Versa.

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2022 Infiniti QX50

2022 Infiniti QX50

This Nissan-bred entry level luxury crossover claims to be powerful, efficient, and comfortable, but does it actually have the said qualities?

The 2022 model year of the most-compact Infiniti arrives with more tech including a whole suite of driving assistance features and optional visual upgrades. It is one of the best you could buy for the price and is quite reliable, which is obvious coming from a Nissan brand. But it is not all perfect given that Infiniti boasts about the VC-Turbo engine while it is not quite as efficient and nor powerful.

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2022 Volkswagen Taos

2022 Volkswagen Taos

A long-awaited entry of a budget compact crossover from VAG but does it live up to the hype it created?

Being the most compact VW SUV you can buy right now, we are genuinely surprised by how good the Taos is. While the Tiguan was the most compact till now, the Taos, being the smallest, is surprisingly comfy in the rear which, in our opinion, is quite rare in this segment. It is decently powerful, packs a good amount of cabin and driver assistance features while holding a cheap price tag of $22,995. So, what do you get for that price?

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2022 Audi SQ5 TDI By ABT Sportsline

2022 Audi SQ5 TDI By ABT Sportsline

Who said a diesel can’t be a lot more fun that the maker intends it to be

The Audi SQ5 is already a significant upgrade over the base Q5. For example, customers in the States will get a significant upgrade of an extra 100 horsepower when choosing the SQ5 over the base Q5. In Europe, though, there are a lot of tuners that will find ways to make this difference even bigger. The last one to do so is ABT Sportsline, who is offering an upgrade kit for the SQ5 TDI - both standard and Sportback versions.

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2022 Hyundai Kona

2022 Hyundai Kona

A stylish sub-compact SUV that has dynamic looks and will let you experience a whole lot of performance if you buy the right model

Arriving with significant updates both to the exterior and interior, the new 2022 Kona brings hope not only to younger buyers but also enthusiasts with the newly added Kona N Line and N. While the looks and the aesthetics have taken a sharper appeal, the mechanics have stayed the same, except for the addition of a CVT to the base engine. We think that the new Kona is a breakthrough in how compact SUVs should look and feel, but, should you buy one?

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Retro JDM Comparison: Toyota Supra Vs Nissan 300ZX Vs Mazda RX-7

Retro JDM Comparison: Toyota Supra Vs Nissan 300ZX Vs Mazda RX-7

Three Japanese legends from the 1990s show us why they are some of the most desired Japanese sports cars, ever made

Japanese sports cars from the 1990s are some of the most recognized ones amongst the car culture. As described by Jeremy Clarkson, in a movie about the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Japan took over the world…and then lost it. While the latter is a topic for another time, what is true for the Skyline also goes for these three – the Toyota Supra, Nissan 300Z, and Mazda RX-7. Our colleagues from “EverydayDriver” - Todd Deeken and Paul Schmucker - take us on a spirited drive with these three JDM legends to determine the pros and cons of each and why they are so desired.

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2022 Jeep Renegade

2022 Jeep Renegade

This mini off-roader is one of a kind and is the cheapest Jeep you can buy if, and only if, you want a Jeep.

The Renegade has been the smallest and the cheapest Jeep SUV you can buy right now! For the 2022 model year, Jeep decided to keep the small SUV as it is in terms of the overall design but has ditched the 2.4-liter engine as well as a lot of the trim levels. The Renegade was introduced back in 2015 and is still in its first generation, so should you buy it now or consider other options like the Kia Seltos,, Hyundai Kona, or the Mazda CX-30?

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2022 Mazda3 Carbon Edition

2022 Mazda3 Carbon Edition

The right finish makes all the difference, sometimes...

The fourth generation Mazda3 was launched back in 2019 and since then it received no major updates. Things continue unchanged for the 2022 model year, but Mazda is offering a new Carbon Edition model.

Prices for the 2022 Mazda3 will range from $20,800 for the 2.0 version with FWD to $34,400 for the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus AWD. The new Carbon Edition will be priced at $26,400 for the sedan version and at $27,400 for the hatchback.

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2022 Subaru WRX S4

2022 Subaru WRX S4

The Subaru WRX S4 is a collection of odd decisions; will its quirkiness secure it a place in the compact sedan market or will it wither and die like the Evo?

With the death of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, many started to fat-shame the Subaru STI. With the latest generation recently unveiled, many hope that the Japanese, rally-inspired sedan will redeem itself. And while officially, a full-on STI model is yet to arrive, the recently unveiled, Japan-only WRX S4, is a good sign that this may happen soon.

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2022 Volkswagen T-Roc R

2022 Volkswagen T-Roc R

If hot hatches are not on your priority list then this performance crossover surely will be

The German automobile conglomerate known as VAG has announced their most popular crossover globally, the T-Roc, with a facelift, and while the facelift brings a lot of changes to the overall design, it adds a lot of features too. The R variant of the T-Roc, however is majorly unchanged, especially in the powertrain department. But it is no slow bugger at all! So, how does it square up for the 2022 model year?

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This Is The Only BMW E46 M3 With a V-10 Paired to a Dual-Clutch Automatic And Is Said To Be The Ultimate

This Is The Only BMW E46 M3 With a V-10 Paired to a Dual-Clutch Automatic And Is Said To Be The Ultimate

This BMW M3 E46 combines some BMW’s best hardware and is a true Autobahn missile

In the world of modified cars, engine swaps are quite a common practice. And while certain engines are the go-to powertrains for that, there are those that are more unconventional. This YouTube video from AutoTopNL give a good example because it features a BMW E46 M3 with an S85 engine from a BMW E60 M5. But that’s not all it has.

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2023 Fiat Tipo Cross Station Wagon

2023 Fiat Tipo Cross Station Wagon

The 2023 Fiat Tipo Cross Station Wagon test prototype has been spotted for the first time

In recent years, Fiat started resurrecting model names from the past. They started with the Fiat 124 Spider, which shares the underpinnings of the Mazda MX-5. More recently, the company brought back the Tipo name, as a more affordable alternative to the likes of Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Golf that comes in three body types – hatchback, sedan, and station wagon. For 2023, the Italian model is station wagon is getting a more rugged, high-riding version called the Tipo Cross Station Wagon.

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2022 Toyota RAV4 SE Hybrid

2022 Toyota RAV4 SE Hybrid

The SE Hybrid is a new addition for the 2022 model year, priced under the XSE

The RAV4 was presented for the first time back in 1996, and since then it has been one of the most successful compact crossovers on the U.S. market. Now, for its 25th anniversary, Toyota is celebrating this huge success by adding a new trim level to the 2022 lineup. Next to that, the entire 2022 RAV4 lineup will receive both exterior and interior updates.

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2022 Ford Focus

2022 Ford Focus

The 2022 Ford Focus arrives with new connectivity features, updated technology, revised looks, and a new but optional seven-speed DCT

After giving a few but necessary tweaks to the Fiesta, Ford is back with a newly designed Focus with a few major improvements over the earlier model years. Apart from the updated front fascia, there are tweaks made to the cabin as well, including the addition of a large 13.2-inch touchscreen and a fully digital instrument panel. A dual-clutch automatic joins the game and will be available throughout the Focus lineup.

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2022 Honda Civic Si by HPD

2022 Honda Civic Si by HPD

It takes for the right updates to completely transform the look of the Civic Si

Honda Performance Development (HPD) is coming with two Civic Si projects at the 2021 SEMA Show. Next to the HPD Civic Si Race Car Prototype, the company is also bringing a "regular" Civic Si, but updated with a few very cool looking HDP elements.

The best part is that all these elements can already be ordered at Honda dealerships around the country.

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2022 Kia Forte

2022 Kia Forte

The Kia Forte shows up with a facelift and a few added driver assistance features.

One of Kia’s cheapest sedans, the Forte, entered 2022 with some exterior design changes and a few added features to make it look modern among the competition. The automaker had unveiled the new Forte or its alias K3 for the home market in April 2021, but the global debut took place later in 2021. In this review, we will cover every aspect of the new 2022 Kia Forte and see how it competes with the competition.

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2021 Mini Shadow Edition

2021 Mini Shadow Edition

It’s a U.K.-special that has now been spread to the rest of the Mini lineup

Mini expanded the special edition Shadow to the Hatch, Convertible, and Electric models. The new model will only be offered on the UK market and will come with prices ranging from £22,340 for the 3-door hatchback model to £35,050 for the Electric model with an automatic transmission.

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