All About Cars

All About Cars - By Mike Blake

Mike Blake, former editor of KIT CAR magazine, joined Carlisle Events as senior automotive journalist in 2004. He's been a "car guy" since the 1960s and has been writing professionally for about 30 years.

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    2019 Toyota RAV4: Shattering Perceptions of the Small SUV

    Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

    The original Toyota RAV4 arrived in the United States 22 years ago, casting the mold for a new industry segment, which evolved into the compact cro

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    2019 Genesis G70: Luxury Brand Branches out with New 4-Door Compact Executive Performance Sedan

    Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

    In 2004, Hyundai chose to expand from the “econocar” ranks and enter the luxury market with Genesis, which was promoted as the first ch

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    2019 Ford Ranger: Midsize Pickup is Back and it’s Tough, Sporty and Versatile

    Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

    Pickup truck sales continue to increase – expected to exceed 2.8 million in US sales this year – and the midsize truck segment went ove

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    2019 Mercedes-Benz C300: Refreshened with Fluid Design and Added Power and Tech

    Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019

    Mercedes-Benz is on the move with new designs, enhanced interiors and exteriors. Going with creaseless, smooth architecture and luxurious cabins wi

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    2019 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T: Fun to Drive, Larger and More Coupelike

    Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019

    We begin our coverage of 2019 models with the new, seventh-generation 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. VW’s best-selling car was once offered in sedan

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    2018 Car of the Year: Kia Stinger: New Sports Sedan is Powerful and Luxurious

    Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018

    Last week, our “Car Buy of the Year,” Top-10 list focused on the “best bang for the buck,” with the 2018 Hyundai Kona winni

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    2018 Car Buy of the Year: Hyundai Kona: Urban-Smart Compact CUV

    Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018

    For the 14th consecutive year, we finish up the model year in ALL ABOUT CARS with a Top-10 list consisting of the vehicles we tested and reviewed t

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  • 2018 Infiniti QX30: Stylized Compact Luxury Crossover Changes Trims

    Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

    The Infiniti QX line (X for Crossover) stands five deep with their SUVs numbered QX30, QX50, QX60 QX70 and QX80 and ranging in size and in an ascendin
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  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra: Increased Tech and Safety to Shake Hands With Car Buyers

    Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

    Shaking hands with American car buyers, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra ranks as the No.7 top-selling sedan and No. 21 best-selling vehicle in America this y
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  • 2018 Nissan Sentra: Elegance and Performance in a Larger-than-Compact Package

    Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018

    The Nissan Sentra was launched in 1982 as a subcompact and was enlarged to a compact in 2000. In North America, Sentra serves as Nissan's compact car
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  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Awards, Sales and Power Increases

    Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018

    Many SUVs are soft-road capable and carlike on the road. Jeep Grand Cherokee is off-road capable and still pampers well on the highway and around town
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  • 2018 Nissan Altima: High Levels of Standard Equipment and Safety

    Thursday, Nov 15, 2018

    Nissan launched Altima in 1993 as a compact, and it evolved into a mid-size that steadily gained in stature in handling, fuel economy and style. That
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  • 2018 Ford Explorer: Capable, Confident, Rugged and Powerful

    Thursday, Nov 8, 2018

    Explorer began as a trim package offered on Ford F-Series trucks from 1968 to 1986, but ever since the Ford Explorer became its own model line and rep
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  • 2018 Toyota Corolla: Adding sportiness and safety to its reputation

    Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018

    In the seventh year of its 11th generation, the 2018 Toyota Corolla sedan continues its legacy as a top-selling sedan. Currently the ninth top-selling
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  • 2018 Honda Accord: All new with Enhanced Power, Chassis, Architecture and Connectivity

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

    Past success is translating into current sales for the all-new 2018 Honda Accord. Ranked as the No. 12 best-selling vehicle in America this year – and
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  • 2018 Toyota RAV4: Adventure is the key for this compact SUV

    Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

    The No.5 best-selling vehicle in America this year is the Toyota RAV4. With an all-new RAV4 just around the corner, arriving as a 2019 model, the 2018
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  • 2018 Buick Regal GS: More powerful, sportier architecture and upgraded cabin

    Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018

    What began as a quiet, upscale 1973 sedan, the Buick Regal ended its initial production run in 2004 and was relaunched to North America in 2011 (produ
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  • 2018 Honda Civic Coupe: Popular Compact rolls on as economical and sporty

    Thursday, Oct 4, 2018

    The Honda Civic debuted as an economical subcompact for the 1973 model year as an answer to the U.S. oil and gas crisis, and has been a top-seller for
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  • 2018 Nissan 370Z Coupe: Enhanced driving experience, revised exterior and new Heritage Edition

    Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018

    When Nissan created the Datsun 240Z in 1969, it launched a unique automotive nickname designation, “the Z-Car.” That first “Z” was powered by a 2.4-li
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  • 2018 Ford Focus: Economy and style for under $20K

    Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018

    Compact cars were all the rage a few years ago, and while demand for econocars is trending downward, the Ford Focus continues to be a force in the com
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