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2011 Suzuki SX4 Compact Crossover

Since its introduction in 2007, Suzuki's SX4 Crossover has maintained a loyal following by effortlessly blending the nimble handling of a compact five-door with the "adventure sport" capability of all-wheel drive. Read More »

2010 Suzuki Kizashi SLS Sport Compact Sedan

The Suzuki Kizashi looks and feels very European. It's a truly world-class compact car from Suzuki, a brand previously known more for its low prices than anything else. The Kizashi exudes a premium feel thanks to the quality construction and upscale materials in its cabin. It offers more space than most of its compact competitors, feeling almost like a mid-size car. Read More »

2009 Suzuki Equator Mid-Sized Pickup Truck

Suzuki introduced the 2009 Equator as the manufacturer's first mid-size pickup truck. It is part of the Japanese company’s effort to expand its product line in order to bring in customers who would not consider purchasing a Suzuki product in the past. Read More »

2008 Pontiac G8 GT Midsize Sedan

Pontiac G8 GT – exterior. 2008 Pontiac G8 GT Mid-Size Sedan – enlarge What was tested? 2008 Pontiac G8 GT ($29,310). Options: Premium package ($1,250). Price as tested: $30,560. There was a time when Pontiac’s lineup was mainly comprised of rebadged Chevys with a bit of extra plastic glued around the chin. Aside from occasional thrillers like the GTO and ... Read More »

2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Compact Economy Sedan

It’s affordable and amazingly fun to drive. Suzuki SX4 Sport (2008) – enlarge What was tested? 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport ($14,770). Options: Convenience package ($500). Price as tested: $15,270. Pros: It’s affordable and amazingly fun to drive. Cons: It’s not very fast, isn’t a good highway cruiser and doesn’t have standard traction control. RATINGS: (1-10) Style: 4 Performance: 7 Price: ... Read More »

2008 Pontiac Torrent GXP Compact Sport Utility Vehicle

That zero-to-60 time may seem like an eternity for a sports car, but for a big, SUV-like vehicle it’s actually quite impressive. Pontiac Torrent GXP (2008) – enlarge What Was Tested: 2008 Pontiac Torrent GXP ($29,995). Price as tested: $29,995 Pontiac has spent decades telling us its cars are about excitement. That makes sense when you think about all the ... Read More »

2008 Saturn Vue XR AWD Mid-Size Sport Utility Vehicle

It’s a vast improvement over the previous Vue and shows how Saturn is committed to selling better vehicles than in the past. What was tested? 2008 Saturn Vue XR AWD ($26,270). Options: Premium trim package ($1,075), convenience package ($505), navigation system ($2,145), trailering package ($350), advanced audio system ($325). Price as tested (including $625 destination charge): $31,295. Saturn – the ... Read More »

2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Compact Station Wagon

Overall, I think the Vibe is a good car, especially for the price. Pontiac Vibe (2009) – enlarge What was tested? Pontiac Vibe GT ($19,895). Options: None. Price as tested: $19,895. Pros: It’s priced like an economy car but has the versatility, style and headroom of a crossover SUV. Cons: It’s not exciting, and Toyota’s version, called the Matrix, might ... Read More »