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The Great Western Road Trip with the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid

New contributor Ray Fong reviews his new 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid over the course of 3,800 miles and 8 states. Is this the future of road trips?

New contributor Ray Fong reviews his new 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid over the course of 3,800 miles and 8 states. Is this the future of road trips?

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Mitsubishi morphs the Eclipse into the Eclipse Cross

In this world, it is said that nothing can be certain, except death, taxes and more SUVs.

In this world, it is said that nothing can be certain, except death, taxes and more SUVs.

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MPG Crossover Cruise

Story and photos by Glenn Oyoung One of the most time-consuming parts of our job here at LA Car is scheduling cars for our staff to review. Despite the best…

Story and photos by Glenn Oyoung

One of the most time-consuming parts of our job here at LA Car is scheduling cars for our staff to review. Despite the best efforts of our OEM friends and the dedication of their vehicle logistics partners, it can be cumbersome to get the keys to a car we want to try in a timeframe that works for our schedule – let alone three.

With that in mind, we were grateful to see the invitation from the Motor Press Guild (MPG for short – by the way best acronym ever for a trade group) to their first-ever “Crossover Cruise,” an event where we could show up and get behind the wheel of three vehicles all in the same day.

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Upward Mobility

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited LA Car gets a week behind the wheel of Toyota’s flagship sedan. The mid-life crisis has never been so plush.  

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

LA Car gets a week behind the wheel of Toyota’s flagship sedan. The mid-life crisis has never been so plush.

 

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Viva Las Vegas

Reed Berry takes the Toyota’s 2018 RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD for real-world MPG test from LA to the Strip and back, saves money for $2.99 prime rib.

Reed Berry takes the Toyota’s 2018 RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD for real-world MPG test from LA to the Strip and back, saves money for $2.99 prime rib.

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Chevy’s Bolt EV: 10 things to know about the first long-range, affordable electric car

Story and pictures by Roy Nakano It’s been almost two years since the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV yanked the mantle from the Tesla Model 3 as the first affordable long-range…

Story and pictures by Roy Nakano

It’s been almost two years since the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV yanked the mantle from the Tesla Model 3 as the first affordable long-range electric car stage. While the $35,000 version of the Model 3 finally arrived, delivery is still a pretty elusive.

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Enclave Avenir [av.niʁ]

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir Like most of my vehicle reviews lately, my stint with the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir begins at LAX. With a 10-hour flight behind me, and an…

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir

Like most of my vehicle reviews lately, my stint with the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir begins at LAX. With a 10-hour flight behind me, and an almost two-hour trek through LA traffic in front of me, I made my way through customs and immigration, picked up my suitcase and made my way out to the shuttle area. This is the only time I have flown from Scandinavia to Los Angeles and traded a warm, sunny Stockholm for a (relatively) cold and wet LA. Sweden was experiencing an unusually warm May, and Southern California was in the midst of a weirdly cool and wet mid-May.

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Dog Eat Dog, Rover vs. Rover

The time has come to ask the big question, is new-new better, or does new-old school rule the day? In this case, is it the Land Rover Velar that gets the…

The time has come to ask the big question, is new-new better, or does new-old school rule the day? In this case, is it the Land Rover Velar that gets the public salivating? Or, would the E.C.D. RRC cause buyers to yank out their wallets? One thing’s for sure, it’s a dog eat dog world and let the best SUV survive!

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