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Volkswagen SUV with Unpronounceable Name Pronounced New for Europe, China

Tour-egg? Tow-are-age? Aw, heck, it doesn’t matter anymore if Americans can’t pronounce the name of Volkswagen’s five-seat, luxurious Touareg SUV. (For the record, it’s “To-war-reg.”) It will no longer be sold in the United States, as the less expensive, roomier three-row Atlas (and, soon, a two-row Atlas model) are taking over VW’s large-SUV efforts here. The […]

Track Marks: 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Tested!

How you feel in the brief pause between switching off the engine and opening the door tells you nearly everything about a car. In most good ones, there’s a warm afterglow of emotions and contemplation reminiscent of the finest psychotropics. Shutting off a Porsche 911 GT3’s flat-six leaves you suspended in silence, a brief respite […]

The Whole Package: 2018 Ford Escape Tested in Depth

Small crossovers may be practical, but they’re not exactly exciting. Drive several in a row, as we often do during days of testing or as car shoppers might on a particularly exhausting Saturday afternoon, and they can blend together. Many in this compact-SUV class suffer from numb handling, unenthusiastic acceleration, and cheap-feeling interior materials. Happily, […]