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Would new safety tech compensate for the 2020 Ford EcoSport’s shortfalls?

2019 Ford EcoSport

What changes will make the 2020 Ford EcoSport different? Hopefully the addition of today’s most important safety features, prominent among them autonomous emergency braking designed to automatically stop the vehicle to mitigate a frontal collision. This and other vital driver ...

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Jaguar’s E-Pace crossover needs a Jaguar-worthy interior. Will it get it for 2020?

2020 Jaguar E-Pace

What changes will make the 2020 Jaguar E-Pace different? Hopefully, a revamped cabin with materials befitting a Jaguar. That would help this five-seat premium subcompact crossover compete on a more even footing with rivals such as the BMX X1, Lexus ...

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Blazer, Passport and other new crossovers are coming for you, 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

What changes will make the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe different? Probably very little, considering Hyundai has shelved its plan to offer this five-seat midsize crossover with a diesel-engine option. That likely limits changes for model-year 2020 to a couple new ...

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Unprecedented power, pure-electric propulsion on tap for 2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X3

What changes will make the 2020 BMW X3 different? Two new variants — one for super-performance enthusiasts, the other for electric-vehicle disciples. They’ll expand this premium compact crossover’s lineup into niches already occupied by top rivals and broaden the market ...

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2020 Jeep Wrangler changes likely to take a backseat to Gladiator pickup while new rivals Bronco and Defender loom

2020 Jeep Wrangler

What changes will make the 2020 Jeep Wrangler different? Jeep is adding a Wrangler-based pickup truck for 2020, called the Gladiator. But the traditional lineup of Wrangler two- and four-door compact SUVs should carry over for ’20 with little more ...

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2020 Subaru Forester crossover: big changes ahead?

2020 Subaru Forester

What changes will make the 2020 Subaru Forester different? Very likely little of consequence following a ground-up redesign for model-year 2019. The 2020 edition of this compact crossover will profit from the larger dimensions, expanded safety features, and higher fuel ...

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2020 Kia Sorento crossover: hanging on but hanging in?

2020 Kia Sorento

What changes will make the 2020 Kia Sorento different? Likely very little because this midsize crossover just received styling and feature updates for model-year 2019. Other than a new color choice or two, expect the 2020 Sorento to be a ...

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Redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander: new look, larger siz

2020 Toyota Highlander

What changes will make the 2020 Toyota Highlander different? Everything from stem to stern. The all-new fourth-generation of Toyota’s popular midsize crossover SUV will debut for model-year 2020. It’ll have new styling, updated drivetrains, more convenience features, and should continue ...

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Styling updates highlight 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC revamp. Should you wait?

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

What changes will make the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC different? Freshened styling, revised features, and potentially more power. These changes mark the midcycle update for Mercedes-Benz’s best-selling vehicle and America’s top-selling premium-compact crossover. The GLC launched for model-year 2016 and replaced ...

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2020 Ford Expedition full-size SUV: why you might prefer a 2019 or a 2021 model instead

2020 Ford Expedition

What changes will make the 2020 Ford Expedition different? Perhaps a new option or trim package as Expedition enjoys one more model year of full-size-SUV supremacy before facing off against the redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. The ’21 General ...

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2019 Lexus RX Review, Prices and Release Date

2019 Lexus RX Buying Advice This is the best premium-midsize crossover for you if you believe one of the segment’s pioneers is still at the head of the class. Lexus shook the luxury-vehicle market with the 1998 launch of the ...

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2020 Nissan Rogue mission: stay relevant until radical replacement arrives

2020 Nissan Rogue

What changes will make the 2020 Nissan Rogue different? Maybe a new option package or two to celebrate what’s been a remarkable run for this compact crossover SUV. An all-new — and likely radically different — Rogue is in the ...

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All-new 2020 Chevrolet Trax subcompact crossover due for some Blazer bling

What changes will make the 2020 Chevrolet Trax different? Bet on full redesign and you’ll get new styling and features along with potentially more power and a more sophisticated transmission. Side with more conservative prognosticators, and today’s first-generation Trax will ...

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Will freshened 2020 Honda CR-V add hybrid, Sport models?

2020 Honda CR-V

What changes will make the 2020 Honda CR-V different? Freshened styling, a new sporty trim level, and perhaps a gas/electric hybrid drivetrain. Those would be part of the mid-lifecycle update for this critically and commercially successful compact crossover SUV if ...

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2020 Lincoln Navigator positioned to succeed, poised for new competition

2020 Lincoln Navigator

What changes will make the Lincoln Navigator different? Little of significance as Lincoln’s flagship SUV girds for the expected model-year 2021 redesign of its archrival, the Cadillac Escalade. Expect the 2020 Navigator to continue cruising on the success of its ...

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Democratized safety-feature spread would enhance 2020 Audi Q5 and SQ5

2020 Audi Q5

What changes will make the 2020 Audi Q5 different? Hopefully, what we urged Audi to do for the 2019 Q5: expand availability of key driver-assistance features beyond the costliest trim levels. Otherwise, expect little change to this popular premium-compact crossover ...

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2020 Volvo XC40 apt to add plug-in-hybrid versatility to its many charms

2020 Volvo XC40

What changes will make the 2020 Volvo XC40 different? The likely addition of a plug-in hybrid version as step toward eventual introduction of an all-electric variant. Volvo has confirmed it’ll add the electrified models to the gas-only versions of its ...

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The 2020 Hyundai Tucson should be a fine value, but the 2019 may be the smarter buy

What changes will make the 2020 Hyundai Tucson different? Expect little of consequence after Hyundai substantially refreshed its compact crossover SUV for model-year 2019. Among the updates were revised styling, a beneficial new engine choice, and wider availability of important ...

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2018 Toyota 86 Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2018 Toyota 86

2018 Toyota 86 Buying Advice This is the best sports car for you if you want an affordable automotive blank canvas. We hesitate to recommend the Toyota 86 as a daily driver, but it works admirably as a second car ...

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Redesigned 2020 Buick Encore: better look, bigger size, new safety features

2020 Buick Encore

What changes will make the 2020 Buick Encore different? Everything, via a clean-sheet redesign that’ll bring a roomier body with new, more graceful styling. An upgraded powertrain and additional features will be part of the changes, which launch the second ...

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Safety-feature generosity tops list of needs for 2020 Buick Envision

2020 Buick Envision

What changes will make the 2020 Buick Envision different? Probably not much. Expect little more than some new paint-color choices — and higher asking prices – following the model-year-2019 refresh of Buick’s premium compact crossover SUV. The midcycle changes updated ...

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Looks, comfort, power, mileage – all should improve in 2020 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban redesign

2020 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe

What changes will make the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban different? Just about everything. Expect these full-size body-on-frame SUVs to be completely redesigned for model-year 2020. Look for new styling, fresh drivetrains (including a possible turbocharged four-cylinder engine), and upgraded ...

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Back in the fold, and better for it: 2020 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep Cherokee

What changes will make the 2020 Jeep Cherokee different? Little of note following a model-year 2019 update that added a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and defused a styling controversy. The ’19 changes were the first significant revisions to this popular compact-crossover ...

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Redesigned, restyled 2020 Subaru Outback looks to dump six-cylinder for a turbo four

2020 Subaru Outback

What changes will make the 2020 Subaru Outback different? Everything. Model-year 2020 marks the premiere of the all-new sixth-generation Outback with new styling and very likely new engines, including this midsize crossover’s first turbocharged four-cylinder in place of its six-cylinder. ...

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Does “Professional Grade” mean full safety coverage for every 2020 GMC Acadia?

2020 GMC Acadia

What changes will make 2020 GMC Acadia different? Revised exterior styling, the possible introduction of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and hopefully, expanded availability of key safety features. Considered a midcycle refresh, the changes will be the most significant since model-year ...

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2020 Acura RDX to defend premium compact-crossover turf with value, features, styling

2020 Acura RDX

What changes will make the 2020 Acura RDX different? Likely very little beyond a new paint shade or two — and higher asking prices. Model-year 2020 is the sophomore season for a premium compact crossover SUV that was fully redesigned ...

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