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2020 Cadillac CT5 - Review & Road Test (with video)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - For those who might not know, CT5 translates to Cadillac compact-luxury-sedan style. Tough competition awaits this American offering, but let's see what Kelley Blue Book's Micah Muzio has to say about it.

2020 Ram 1500 Pros and Cons Review: Ram Returns With an EcoDiesel

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Pros:32 mpg highwayAir suspensionBarn-door tailgate optionCons:Laggy throttleHeavy, slow steeringSquishy brakesCar lovers new to trucks unabashedly love the Ram 1500. Its coil- or air-sprung suspension delivers the truck world’s most carlike ride, and that big vertical screen on fancier models reminds us of the 2013 COTY-winning Tesla Model S.

2019 Ford Ranger Pros and Cons Review: What a Powertrain!

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Pros:Powerful turbo-four engineGreat valueTowing performanceCons:Old architecturePoor interior spaceAging designThe Ford Ranger came back to the US market after an eight-year hiatus, during which it spent time overseas instead of filling the midsize truck gap in the automaker’s North American lineup. Rising popularity of the Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado forced Ford’s hand, but instead of developing a truck specifically for North America, Ford simply brought the existing Ranger here.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Pros and Cons Review: The Eternal, Made Better

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Pros:Flexible, responsive powertrainPrecise, communicative chassisSuperbly executed designCons:Video-game shifterShiny black plastic on consolePricey, with expensive optionsFamiliarity breeds contempt: It’s easy to dismiss the 2020 Porsche 911 as … just another 911. But look closer.

2020 GMC Sierra 3500HD Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Pros:Powerful diesel V-8Slick-shifting 10-speedClever trailering camerasCons:Half-assed gas V-8Cheap, unsightly interiorSoft, squishy brakesThink carefully before you check the option boxes–otherwise your GMC Sierra HD could be a dud. We sampled the gas and diesel engines at  Truck of the Year, and although one was good and the other bad, both brought plenty of ugly.

2019 Ram Heavy Duty Review: Pros and Cons From 2500 to 3500, and From Diesel to Gas

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Pros:Ram HD offers a truck for every needResponsive gas and 1,000-lb-ft dieselLooks greatCons:Diesel engines could use eight- or 10-speed transmissionsDiesel trucks are slower than the competitionIf “class-leading” towing and payload numbers matter, this is the wrong truck for youI really feel for pickup truck engineers. Much like American and Soviet scientists during the Cold War, these engineers are trapped in a never-ending cycle of increasing power, payload, and towing figures.

2020 Kia Telluride Pros and Cons Review: The Heartland Kia

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Pros:Handsome inside and outSmooth, quiet, refinedAstounding valueCons:More torque, pleaseTransmission responseNo hill descent controlThe 2020 Kia Telluride is a game changer. This is a Kia built in America for Americans–a confident, comfortable, roomy three-row SUV that’s perfectly pitched and precisely priced to appeal to the heartland of the market.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Pros and Cons Review: Setting a New Standard

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Pros:Forgiving chassis dynamicsQuiet, supple rideLow, low pricingCons:Cluttered designBrake-by-wire feelThose buttonsWe’ve been awaiting this mid-engine marvel for a half-century. Now that it’s here, can it possibly live up to our astronomical expectations? And even if I love it, will my younger colleagues (who haven’t waited as long and don’t have roots in southeast Michigan) dismiss the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 as just another plastic-fantastic?Happily, Chevrolet sent us a best-foot-forward example, featuring the must-have 3LT interior ($4,650) and magnetic-ride suspension ($1,895) to br

Review: This 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT4 Race Car Will Battle the Mustang, Camaro, M4, and More

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - You’ve probably heard of GT2 and GT3, not the least because of the hot Porsche 911 road cars that celebrate these legendary international sports car racing categories. But GT4? OK, quick back story: GT4 was introduced in Europe in 2007 as an FIA-sanctioned series for amateur drivers, with cars that were neither as fast nor as expensive as the pro-focused GT2 or GT3 machinery.