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2020 Cadillac CT5 road test

Sized, contented and priced to conquest new customers — but its timing suffers from the syndrome known as “It’s not an SUV” BY MARK MAYNARD Cadillac has one foot on the gas and the other on a power inverter as it transitions to be General Motors’ electric vehicle division. And all this arrives with the release this year of two new gasoline-powered sedans that replace two very competent sedans. The new models, the CT5 and...

2020 AMG CLA 35 4Matic road test

Strategic precision in a compact four-door “coupe” BY MARK MAYNARD Highland Valley Road is a tangled black shoelace of two-lane country road in northeastern San Diego County. It’s a favorite for car-club runs and leisure drives to get some fresh air. The meandering road leads past acres of growing land for landscape nurseries and pine-tree farms before ascending to an area of vineyards and wineries. Mature scrub oaks form shaded canopies along stretches amid a...

2019 Lexus ES 300h: Larger, more luxurious, more fuel efficient

The Lexus ES has been a consistent Golden Goose of sales since its debut in 1989. It found a fan base as a luxury-comfort midsize sedan that was not trying to be fast or flashy. And in today’s SUV-heavy car marketplace, the ES is still an enduring choice. Re-engineered and redesigned for 2019, the seventh-generation Lexus ES went on sale in September in front-wheel-drive V-6 and hybrid models. Pricing starts at $40,525, a $550 increase...