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2017 Nissan Maxima
2017 Nissan MaximaThe 2017 Nissan Maximais a four-door sport sedan with a heavy emphasis on style over 0-60 mph times. It looks like a wild child, but at heart, it's a capable cruiser with above-average handling. With the Maxima, Nissan has a automaker's fraternal twin to the mid-size Altima. Although the two share a similar platform and related powertrains, the...
2017 Nissan Altima
2017 Nissan AltimaOne of America's best-selling cars, the Nissan Altima has kept up with the times. It's available in an especially wide range of powertrain and trim configurations, all of which share essentially the same overall goodness. Base, S, SV, SR, and SL trim levels are on offer, and combined they work out to a 7.2 out of 10 thanks to their roomy...
2017 Nissan Pathfinder
2017 Nissan PathfinderThe Nissan Pathfinder mid-size people mover gets a modest refresh for 2017 after its 2014 redesign. Changes to this seven-passenger crossover SUV include new front and rear fascias that create a more truck-like look, engine improvements, a new infotainment system, and new active safety features. We give the Pathfinder an overall score of 7.0, with...
Oregon is the first state to offer a gender-neutral driver's license option
Vintage postcard from OregonLGBT Pride month may be coming to a close, but the state of Oregon is giving queer activists a reason to celebrate all year long: a new, gender-neutral option on their driver's licenses. Though several other countries have provided a "third gender" or gender-neutral category on official documents, Oregon is the first state in the U.S. to do so. To...
There's the beef: 2018 Dodge Durango, Challenger updated
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat WidebodyThe 2018 Dodge Durango and 2018 Dodge Challenger are both a little beefier than before. FCA's sporty division announced on Tuesday a few changes for its three-row SUV and two-door, retro-style muscle coupe that are more than just skin deep. For the 2018 Durango, Dodge has made the all-new, 475-horsepower Durango SRT's more muscular look standard...
2017 Nissan Murano
2017 Nissan MuranoThe 2017 Nissan Murano is a five-seat crossover that sort of defies convention. Instead of following its rivals by trying to appeal to growing families or those intent on at least looking the off-road part, the Murano is plush and comfortable, something of a more palatable luxury crossover. We rate it a 6.3 out of 10, praising it for its gentle...
2017 Nissan Juke
2017 Nissan JukeThe 2017 Nissan Juke has been with us for a while, but still manages to be a fresh take on a crowded subcompact crossover class. Its funky looks and style are refreshing for cars that are increasingly relegated to appliance-like duty. Starting with base S models, the Juke is offered in SV, SL, Nismo, and Nismo RS trims, with the latter trim...
2017 Nissan Sentra
2017 Nissan Sentra NismoThe Nissan Sentra doesn't seek out the limelight like some of its economy-car rivals. Low on star quality, it keenly avoids delivering an eye-popping driving experience. It's happy just to run in the background, more like an application than transportation. So yes, if you really need to know, the Sentra—even the new SR Turbo...
2017 Nissan Leaf
2017 Nissan Leaf  For what's likely to be its last year before a major redesign, the original mass-market electric car largely stands pat. The Nissan Leaf does many things well, but it's certainly starting to show its age—especially as Chevrolet jumps up into the big leagues with its 238-mile range Bolt EV. Still, the Leaf, available in S, SV, and SL trim...
2017 Nissan Frontier
2017 Nissan FrontierMid-size trucks have made a serious comeback in the last few years, with the Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, and Chevrolet Colorado all making news every year with redesigns, refreshes, and major updates. But what about the Nissan Frontier? It's still hanging in there, awaiting an upcoming redesign. Its basic bones date back more than a decade, but...
2017 Nissan GT-R
2017 Nissan GT-R Track EditionThe 2017 GT-R ranks as one of the world's top-performing production cars. With its front-engine, all-wheel-drive layout, it offers immense capability and accessible performance, and it's pretty much a class of one. It gets a 7.4 overall from us based on its remarkable performance and great features. There's room for improvement in styling and...
2017 Nissan 370Z
2017 Nissan 370ZThe 2017 Nissan 370Z is the descendant of what could be the most beloved car in Nissan history. Back when it was Datsun, the Z car gave the Japanese company its name in the U.S. Since then, it's evolved into a grippy, quick two-seater with an instantly recognizable outline. It's well-known, but today's Z has just a few rivals in cars like the Audi...
2017 Nissan Armada
2017 Nissan Armada, Press Drive, Carmel, California, July 2016The second generation of the Nissan Armada has taken its time coming to the U.S. The first version emerged in 2004, a spin-off of the Titan pickup truck, and it lasted through the 2015 model year, an eternity in the dealer showroom. With the 2017 Armada, Nissan has adopted what is basically a U.S. version of the global Nissan Patrol SUV. The new...
Legalizing marijuana causes more crashes...or does it?
marijuanaLegal weed is a big deal these days, with advocates claiming that marijuana has the ability to help those with chronic medical conditions and also raise millions in tax dollars. But is all that high praise really warranted? Two reports issued this week suggest that the answer is a definite "maybe". Buzzkill First, some bad news for the residents...
Takata bankruptcy, Subaru Legacy pricing, electric Aston Martin: What’s New @ The Car Connection
2018 Subaru LegacyTakata swallows pride, files for bankruptcy. So, what's next? After months of hesitation, troubled Japanese supplier Takata finally filed for bankruptcy yesterday. The restructuring clears the way for Takata to be bought by one of its competitors, Michigan.-based Key Safety Systems. Updated 2018 Subaru Outback, Legacy have an updated price too The...