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5 hidden ways automakers keep new cars affordable

2018 Hyundai Kona first driveA cheap car used to feel like what it was: a cheap car. That’s no longer the case, and it’s due in part to exceptionally careful cost-cutting. Car manufacturers trim pennies here and dollars there in ways not always obvious to consumers. Here’s a look at a few tricks automakers use and how they’re passed onto consumers. 1...

2018 Infiniti QX60

2018 Infiniti QX60The 2018 Infiniti QX60 is a mid-size three-row crossover that hits right at the heart of a growing market. It's somewhat overshadowed by its smaller brother, the QX50, but both are relatively handsome ways to transport a small or big family. From the outside, the three-row crossover doesn’t hide its elegant interior with a plunging roofline...

2018 Infiniti Q70

2018 Infiniti Q70The 2018 Infiniti Q70 is creeping close to "unintentionally retro cool" like old pants. It wears full-size clothes with a mid-size interior that can be stretched in a long-wheelbase version. It offers a choice among three engines—with available all-wheel drive for two of those—and is mated exclusively to a 7-speed automatic. It...

2018 Infiniti Q50

2018 Infiniti Q50The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is the automaker’s most popular vehicle and returns this year after a modest restyling and reshuffling of its trim levels. The major changes include new front and rear bumpers, some light, stylish interior refinements, and a reshuffled trim lineup. These changes are enough to score a 7.0 out of 10 on our overall scale...

2018 Infiniti Q60

2018 Infiniti Q60On looks alone, the 2018 Infiniti Q60 should insert itself into many arguments over a midlife crisis coupe. With 400 horsepower available, it should win some too. The two-door is back this year with the same shape that was new last year and a fairly high score on our overall scale. It earned a 7.2 overall, partly thanks to those looks, which are...