VW Beetle vs. Mini Cooper: Compare Cars


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The Volkswagen Beetle and Mini Cooper are both perky, fun-to-drive small cars that have far more of a focus on the design statement—and the suggested lifestyle that goes with it, perhaps—than other models in such an affordable price range. Both of these models were born out of the retro-revival movement tha...Read more

BMW 7-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Compare Cars


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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series are large sedans that serve as the flagship models of their respective brands. Both of these sedans have typically been among the first in the world to offer advanced technology, comfort, and active-safety features, as well advanced engineering and construction techniques. The...Read more

Volvo S40, XC40 concepts tease small SUV, EV future


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The Volvo XC40 compact crossover isn’t expected to arrive until 2018, and the complementary S40 sedan likely for 2019, but the automaker has shown some first plans for the two in concept-car form. With the 40.1 Concept Volvo clearly teases the XC40, while the 40.2 Concept presages the S40. In these two concepts, ...Read more

BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: Compare Cars


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The BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class are mid-size luxury sport-utility vehicles that both manage to straddle many of the sometimes-conflicting priorities of SUV shoppers. The X5 and M-Class, which is what the GLE was called up until this past year, were two of the market’s first luxury SUVs, both introduced in ...Read more

Toyota 4Runner vs. Jeep Wrangler: Compare Cars


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The Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Wrangler are survivors. They stand as rugged counterpoints to the high-riding, high-roof, ubiquitous all-wheel-drive passenger cars that are now commonly termed crossover utility vehicles; and for the most part they favor proven mechanical hardware over electronics, ground clearance and whee...Read more