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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 BMW 3 Series

1. What’s new for 2016? Freshened styling, chassis upgrades, expanded features, and a new 6-cylinder engine. This roster of compact four-door sedans and station wagons constitutes BMW’s best-selling vehicle line. They get appearance changes minor enough to escape casual notice. ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Acura RDX

1. What’s new for 2016? Freshened styling inside and out; an updated, a slightly more fuel-efficient engine; and a new flagship trim level. These are the first big updates to this premium compact crossover SUV since its model-year 2012 redesign. ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Ford Escape

1. What’s new for 2016? A next-generation infotainment interface to replace the automaker’s confounding MyFord Touch system. The more intuitive, more graphically attractive, and hopefully more reliable Sync 3 connectivity system will be offered in a number of model-year 2016 ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 BMW X4

1. What’s new for 2016? Nothing, but that’s OK because this compact premium crossover is still dewy from its model-year 2015 introduction. Inspired by the German automaker’s midsize X6 – a fastback take on its square-cut X5 crossover – the ...

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Gas Mileage Improvements Are Not Expected To Arrive in ‘16 For the Jeep Cherokee

What changes will make it different? The Cherokee nameplate was only recently resurrected, as a 2014 model year, so it’s unlikely that too much will change for the ’16. Fiat Chrysler is keen on sticking to a well-constructed plan that ...

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If Dodge Keeps the Durango Around For 2016, Expect Little Change

What changes will make it different? There’s little official word out there about what will happen with the 2016 Durango, a popular offering that sits somewhere between a crossover and a full-size SUV. Despite being a good seller and the ...

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Fuel Economy Should Improve With ‘16 Redesign of the Dodge Avenger

What changes will make it different? Production of this midsize sedan ended with the 2014 model, and it was last updated back in ’11. Although there is no official word from the manufacturer about a replacement, there are strong rumors ...

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Will The ’16 Elantra Improvements Stand Out In The Competitive Compact Car Class?

What Will Change? According to the latest reports, a re-engineering will come in late 2015 or early the following year as a model-year ’16. Unveiled for 2011, freshened for 2014, the current generation Elantra’s re-engineering will be the last alteration ...

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Styling, Fuel Economy, Pricing, Release Date Projections and More For the ’16 Camry

What changes will make it different? No major changes are expected for this popular four-door family sedan from Japan. Freshened for 2015, a full update is not expected until 2018. The ’15 model did not alter the general shape of ...

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How will Honda protect Fit’s place atop the 2016 subcompact class?

What changes will make it different? Nothing of consequence. This subcompact hatchback entered its third generation in model-year 2015, so an overhaul for ’16 isn’t in the cards. Nor does it need one. The most amazing thing about this five-passenger ...

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Honda Looks to Attract the Upscale Crowd With the New CR-V Touring

What changes will make it different? Not much. The crossover was freshened for 2015 with a new front and back, better fuel economy, and additional safety features for top-end models. The ‘16 edition should see little to no changes. Perhaps ...

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Flex is an acquired taste. Should Ford’s low-slung SUV alternative be on your 2016 crossover menu?

What changes will make it different? The one thing we can rely on with this crossover is that it will stay the same. And when you are as fascinatingly unique as the Flex is and you have a dedicated band ...

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Do C-Max hybrid and plug-in hybrid give Ford worthy 2016 Prius fighters?

What changes will make it different? Although Ford appears to be focused on synchronizing its global offerings, the C-Max follows a completely different type of strategy. It’s known in the United States as a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid that ...

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Chevy makes Trax its hope for a 2016 impact on emerging SUV segment

What changes will make it different? Don’t expect many since this compact SUV has yet to come to the United Sates after being initially designed for the European and Asian markets. The most we might see is a very minor ...

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Chevy to upgrade successful Sonic with new features, styling for 2016

What changes will make it different? Considerable upgrades could be coming to this compact. There have been some spy shots circulating, but commentators seem divided as to whether they are of a Sonic, Cruze or even Volt, which suggests the ...

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All New Engine, Exterior, and Interior Are Expected For the Future Honda Ridgeline

What changes will make it different? The current Ridgeline has been around since 2005, which is a lifetime in the auto industry. Although the rules for cars and SUVs don’t necessarily apply to pickup trucks, a decade is plenty long ...

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A Good Engine and Upscale Features Haven’t Been Enough for the Crosstour. Does Honda Have a Solution For ’16?

What changes will make it different? Let’s be honest: An awful lot needs to change if Honda is going to make a success of this crossover SUV. The model-year 2015 version really doesn’t know what it is or what it ...

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Better than you think, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis is not as good as it should be

What changes will make it different? With the luxury sedan’s second generation beginning in the 2015 model year, don’t look for much to be different in model-year ’16. A lot will depend on the response to the model-year 2015 version, ...

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Why a $62,000 Hyundai Equus sedan may be a good value

What changes will make it different? Model-year 2014 brought a substantial refreshing, so model-year ’15 is basically a carryover. That means more fundamental changes lie ahead, possibly for the 2016 model year. One major area that needs to be improved ...

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Will Last Year’s Changes Be Enough to Keep the ’16 Hyundai Sonata Relevant?

What changes will make it different? Except when a manufacturer makes major mistakes with a new model—which is somewhat rare—the second year of that car doesn’t usually bring significant styling changes. A lot of time, money and effort go into ...

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Will the Hyundai Azera Make It To ’16?

What changes will make it different? There are strong rumors that the model-year 2015 Azera will be the swansong for the nameplate, forced out by other brands in the company’s ever-expanding range of high-quality vehicles. If it does survive into ...

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You’re Gonna Like the Way You Look: Good Thing This Car Is More Than a Pretty Face. Next Big Changes Are a Year Off

What changes will make it different? Probably very few, considering updated styling and features are coming for model-year 2017. This sporty midsize sedan will likely continue mechanically unaltered as well. Why should I wait for the 2016 model? Little reason, ...

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Will Sharper Styling And Better Gas Mileage Improve the 2016 Accord

What changes will make it different? Probably styling and possibly a powertrain upgrade. This popular midsize four-door sedan and two-door coupe are due a freshening and it’ll likely come for model-year 2016. Look for designers to lift a few exterior ...

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