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New Corolla gains style, legroom in 2014

...dark alloy wheels, did not get second looks.Inside the test car, the black, plastic dashboard was well-arranged but...But it was still comfortable getting into and out of the test car. Just watch the wheel wells that impinge on rear-door...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-01-23/new-corolla-gains-style-legro
2014 Buick LaCrosse is peaceful sedan

...steadily. Peak torque is 264 foot-pounds at 5,300 rpm.Even with highway passing demands and hilly terrain, the test car averaged 23.9 mpg in driving that was 70 percent on highways.The federal government's fuel economy numbers for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-10-17/2014-buick-lacrosse-peaceful-sedan
Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio packs a punch

...that make the Abarth stand out.The test car responded readily, but without being...and aggressive curves. Still, the test car, with optional 17-inch tires...a van or SUV. At one point, the test car was behind a school bus, and the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2013-07-16/fiat-500-abarth-cabrio-packs-
2013 Chevrolet Volt offers high mileage

...equipment.The 2013 Volt earned five out of five stars in crash protection for occupants during federal crash tests.But the test car ? like the 2011 tester two years ago ? would not charge via the regular 120-volt outlet in my 1970s residential garage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-30/2013-chevrolet-volt-offers-hi
2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited is upscale without the cost

...don't have to touch the front seat backs.Entry and exit are a bit constrained by the sleek, coupelike roof line.The test car drove comfortably in the city and on highways. Nearly all passengers thought it had a V-6 and were surprised to learn all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2013-08-15/2013-hyundai-sonata-limited-u
BMW adds smallest crossover

...silence, conserving gasoline, was fine. But every time the driver took the foot off the brake to get going again, the test car shuddered and sort of rumbled to life.In addition, there were more than a few times ? particularly with air conditioning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2013-04-25/bmw-adds-smallest-crossover
Kia introduces Cadenza full-size sedan for 2014

...the suspension.Kia uses independent MacPher son struts up front and an independent multilink setup in back, and the test car had heavy and sizable 19-inch wheels, which are part of an extra-cost Technology package. Still, there was no heavy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2013-05-09/kia-introduces-cadenza-full-s
Mercedes-Benz GL remains popular for 2013

...523 miles. Given today's average cost for diesel, filling that large a fuel tank can add up to more than $105.The test car averaged just 18 mpg, though, for a driving range of 475 miles.The tester had optional running boards, which were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2013-06-06/mercedes-benz-gl-remains-popu
Voice-operated dashboard technology still risky

...neighborhood with stop signs and stoplights. A researcher with a backup braking system accompanied the students in the test car.One reason using voice commands is so much more distracting for drivers, even though they aren't using their hands...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-06-12/voice-operated-dashboard-t
2013 Dodge Avenger undercuts competition

...and added 18-inch wheels ? black, of course.The test car could cruise happily on highways and tread water in congested...federal government at 19/29 mpg, was much lower. The test car averaged only 22.3 mpg in travel that was 60 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2013-06-27/2013-dodge-avenger-undercuts-