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New York Times contributor and Emmy Award-winning automotive journalist Tom Voelk looks at all things cars.

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New York Times contributor and Emmy Award-winning automotive journalist Tom Voelk looks at all things cars.

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    2021 Nissan Rogue SV Simplifies Life (And It’s A Big Improvement)

    2021 Nissan Rogue SV Simplifies Life (And It’s A Big Improvement)

    It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new Nissan Rogue. The all-new 2021 model was worth the wait. Nissan takes the bang-for-the-buck formula used with the new Versa and Sentra and applies it to the crossover segment that Americans are buying in droves. Lots of standard safety tech with Safety Shield 360 too. No doubt it will remain Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. Tom Voelk looks at the kind of Rogue a lot of people will buy, a lower trim SV all-wheel drive model.

    • 13 min
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    Full Tour of Ford’s Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig Concept. It’s Hot!

    Full Tour of Ford’s Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig Concept. It’s Hot!

    Bronco is the hottest SUV going these days. Ford and Filson have teamed up on a concept to help manage the fire. Or at least wildfires. The Ford Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig Concept is packed with firefighting gear and classic Filson style. Tom Voelk gives you a close up look at this awesome concept. You can’t get a Bronco right now but Filson is offering some Bronco kit for sale that will help fund reforestation and forest preservation. And let’s hope Ford offers a Filson Bronco, it looks great.

    • 7 min
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    2020 Cadillac CT4 Is A Quiet Entry In The Small Premium Sedan Segment

    2020 Cadillac CT4 Is A Quiet Entry In The Small Premium Sedan Segment

    Cadillac is practically defined by the big Escalade these days. It also makes some excellent sedans. Remember those? Sedans? The smallest one in the Cadillac lineup is the CT4 which replaces the ATS. It can be had in sport attitude as the CT4 V. Tom Voelk tests a Premium Luxury model with the optional dual volute turbocharged 2.7-liter four cylinder. All sorts of tech is available, including Super Cruise. But can it match the refinement of the European completion? Tom Voelk checks out an AWD model.

    • 13 min
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    Should The 2021 Genesis G80 Cost More? It’s That Good.

    Should The 2021 Genesis G80 Cost More? It’s That Good.

    People want svelte design, advanced tech, premium materials and a quiet cabin from a luxury sedan. The all-new 2021 Genesis G80 has all that and a price tag that beats all comers. A loaded model is only a few thousand dollars more than a base Mercedes E350. Generation three is a charmer and a bold step forward for Hyundai’s premium brand. The established players should pay attention. Tom Voelk drives a rear-drive 2.5-liter 4-cylinder with the top Prestige Package.

    • 13 min
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    2022 GMC Hummer Is A Massive EV With A 350 Mile Range

    2022 GMC Hummer Is A Massive EV With A 350 Mile Range

    Here are the details you want to know about the 2022 GMC Hummer EV with loads of video. Not only does the three-motor Edition 1 model get 350 miles of electric range for wilderness patrol, there’s 800-volt charging like Porsche Taycan. 0-60 in 3 seconds flat too! More than just a large SUV with a huge battery, Hummer EV is stuffed with tech. Tom Voelk walks you through it.

    • 6 min
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    The 2021 Cadillac Escalade Gets The Luxury And Tech It Deserves

    The 2021 Cadillac Escalade Gets The Luxury And Tech It Deserves

    The original Cadillac Escalade was a reaction to Lincoln’s Navigator and clearly a Chevy Suburban with a new grille and leather seats. Generation five shares almost no body panels or interior components with other GM SUVs. It has a completely different attitude, look and feel. The new independent rear suspension combined with Magnetic Ride Control gives it athletic moves. Seriously. Tom Voelk checks out a well-equipped Premium Luxury model and finds it to be the best Escalade ever. And thirsty.

    • 16 min

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