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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...

Toyota Avalon TRD road test: Sophisticated yet sinister

Drop the kids at school and take the long way to work Toyota’s new Avalon TRD is not your granddad’s Avalon. When the fifth-generation Avalon sedan was redesigned for the 2019, Toyota steered this flagship from its mooring as an icon of modern maturity to a speed-line cruiser. Authenticity and exhilaration were the mantras of design, Toyota said. Designed and built in the U.S., the interior and exterior design makeover was done at Calty Design...

Acura stokes its performance mojo with redesigned, re-engineered and more powerful 2021 TLX and TLX Type-S

Midsize sedan to go on sale this fall starting in the mid-$30,000 range Acura revealed today, May 28, what it calls the quickest, best-handling and most well-appointed sedan in the brand’s 35-year history — the 2021 Acura TLX. The midsize sport sedan joins the RDX compact SUV and NSX supercar as the entry-luxury brand revives its mojo as a performance and technology brand. Acura had announced in mid-May that it will discontinue its large RLX...