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Tested: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit V-6 4x4 Ups Its Game

  Tested: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit V-6 4x4 Ups Its Game The lavish Summit Reserve shows how far the Grand Cherokee has come, but it'll cost you dearly.The outgoing Grand Cherokee's interior had been steadily updated over its approximate decade-long run, but the new fifth generation's top-tier Summit Reserve exists on a different plane. All but the base Laredo now come with leather seats of some description, and they get progressively plusher until you arrive at our Summit Reserve's sumptuous Quilted Palermo Leather seats, which have matching leather armrests and door trim panels paired with open-pore wood accents.

Staring down fuel prices that seem to rise with every passing moment, even those of us blessed with corporate fuel cards are a bit spooked. Maybe fuel economy really does matter.

But fun always matters. So, what’s a good fuel-efficient car that still packs some fun? That is the challenge of this week’s episode of the nearly weekly Window Shopping with Car and Driver. Join editor-in-chief Tony Quiroga as he tyrannically forces his underlings to choose cars available for under $25,000 that pack both stingy fuel economy and a few smiles into one compelling package.

Be calm. No one picked a Miata. But three Hondas, a Nissan, and, naturally, a Cadillac were the uncovered gems in this mélange of Zoom-misery. This week’s starting grid includes something-something-something tech dude K.C. Colwell, yadda-yadda-yadda enthusiast Joey Capparella, new guy Greg Fink who is now in charge of yo hubbadah, and Road & Track’s senior hospitality hostess, John Pearley Huffman. It’s a riot of bad takes presented with the absolute confidence of lunatics.

2022 Kia K5 GT-Line Promises a Good Drive and a Lot of Value

  2022 Kia K5 GT-Line Promises a Good Drive and a Lot of Value $28,000 may not get you much these days, but it'll get you a Kia K5 GT-Line, and that's plenty.The GT-Line, as the name suggests, is not the full-fat GT that puts down front-tire-shredding amounts of horsepower. Instead, it's all about keeping up appearances, and in that vein, I'm a fan. This K5 wears the same aggressive bumpers, wheels, grille and spoiler as the GT, and combined with the $445 Wolf Grey paint job, it's a looker. The tapered rear silhouette is attractive and Kia's new logo blends in effortlessly.

Fuel economy matters more than ever, so we went searching for efficient cars that are also fun to drive. © Car and Driver Fuel economy matters more than ever, so we went searching for efficient cars that are also fun to drive.

This isn’t entertainment aimed at a general audience. It’s a piece of show business honed and refined for the select and enlightened few. That being, people who like cars and have an Internet connection stable enough to watch a YouTube video. Market research tells us that is you.

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Tested: 2022 Passport TrailSport Breaks Trail for Honda .
The updated Passport SUV marks a soft launch for Honda's off-road-oriented TrailSport lineup.You can't kick a rock these days without hitting some type of off-road-oriented SUV—maybe a reborn Hummer or a Ford Bronco, maybe just a Subaru Forester with a factory lift kit. It might even land on a Honda, even if Japan's big H is better known for on-road precision than dirt-slinging shenanigans, at least when it comes to passenger vehicles. Honda wants to change that thinking, and it's tiptoeing onto the scene as it ramps up a crop of rigs under the new TrailSport banner, the first of which is the 2022 Passport.

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