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Though classified by the EPA as a midsize car, the Avalon’s roomy cabin invites comparison with the large-car segment.  (Toyota)

Toyota Avalon edges ever closer to luxury stature

Over the years, Toyota’s Avalon has evolved from roomy-and-docile family sedan to a near-luxury piece with athletic overtones. And when we say, “near-luxury,” what we really mean is “so-close-to-luxury-it’s-hard-to-tell-the-difference.” The all-new 2019 Avalon ($35,500) finds Toyota’s flagship four-door pushing against old boundaries. Deep sense of...

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At the moment, the K900 is available only with a 420-hp V-8, with a 311-horsepower V-6 expected soon. Both incorporate direct injection and variable valve timing and match up with an eight-speed automatic transmission.  (Kia)

K900: Kia’s $60,000 flagship

Now and again a car comes along that challenges the established order and makes us rethink the idea of car. Kia’s new $60,000 K900 flagship is one of them. Positioned to compete with flagship models from brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus, it undercuts the...

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