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Best all-around compact crossover for families? 2022 Nissan Rogue is hard to beat

The popular 2022 Rogue will continue as arguably America’s most family-friendly compact crossover SUV, packed with standard safety features and smartly priced.

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Seven for the price of five: 2022 Kia Sorento midsize crossover is an appealing ‘tweener with plug-in potential

With three rows of seats and a plug-in hybrid, the 2022 Kia Sorento midsize crossover SUV should be worth considering against anything in the competitive set.

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2022 Acura TLX: legit 3 Series, C-Class, A4 alternative?

Acura has achieved a Germanic feel some German-brand rivals don’t always deliver.

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2022 Chevrolet Tahoe: No.-1 seller to face new Jeep Wagoneer, updated Ford Expedition

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe LS by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe different? Perhaps yet another trim package, maybe new colors, but likely nothing major for America’s best-selling full-size SUV. We would, however, urge Chevrolet to make ...

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Off-road Adventure, TRD models on tap for 2022 Toyota Highlander?

By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Toyota Highlander different? 2021 Toyota Highlander XLE Maybe a blacked-out Nightshade appearance package. Possibly off-road-themed Adventure or TRD trims. Aside from those sorts of trendy additions, this popular midsize crossover will ...

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Mid-engine marvel: 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to add hot Z06, cool plug-in hybrid

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe in Amplify Orange by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray different? Introduction of the 600-plus-horsepower Z06 and perhaps launch of the most radical Corvette yet – a plug-in hybrid with ...

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All-wheel drive, 290 horses, high style: is the 2022 Kia K5 your next midsize sedan?

2021 Kia K5 GT-Line by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Kia K5 different? Perhaps some connectivity tweaking but nothing major following a model-year-2021 redesign that brought fresh styling, optional all-wheel drive, a 290-horsepower flagship — and a ...

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Will the 2022 Mazda CX-9 go all BMW with rear-drive and an inline-6?

2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Mazda CX-9 different? A dramatic rebirth as a BMW-baiting, rear-wheel-drive-based crossover with a 300-plus-horsepower inline-six-cylinder engine – or little more than a warmed-over rerun of the 2021 ...

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2022 Ford F-150: power (cords) to spare

2021 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Ford F-150 different? A 700-plus-horsepower Raptor R is on the way. So is the first all-electric F-150. Ford promises the Raptor R for calendar 2022, although ...

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2022 Mazda 3: updated, and upmarket, too?

2021 Mazda 3 sedan by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Mazda 3 different? Freshened styling, perhaps some authentic luxury appointments, maybe even new engine technology. We’d advocate for more standard safety features, too. Those and other changes ...

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2022 BMW 5 Series: how far from premium-sedan perfection?

2022 BMW M5 CS by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 BMW 5 Series different? Very little. This suave premium midsize sedan will continue updates that came with a model-year-2021 refresh. They included cleaned-up styling, upgraded infotainment, and ...

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2022 Subaru Crosstrek: more power to ya. Was bigger engine the answer?

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek different? Maybe some new color choices but no big changes as this popular subcompact-crossover SUV stands pat after several years of notable upgrades. Spunky kid ...

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2022 Toyota Venza crossover: high-fashion and hybrid-only

2021 Toyota Venza Limited By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Toyota Venza different? Toyota could add another trim level – a sporty XSE model is a reasonable possibility. But that won’t fundamentally change the 2022 version of ...

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Lame duck but still soaring: 2022 Mazda CX-5

2021 Mazda CX-5 By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Mazda CX-5 different? Very little, in what’s probably this compact-crossover SUV’s final model year before a full redesign. The 2022 CX-5 might gain a new color choice or ...

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No Raptor. No problem? 2022 Ford Ranger treads familiar ground

2021 Ford Ranger with Tremor Off-Road Package By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2020 Ford Ranger different? Nothing earthshaking, to the disappointment of Ford fans panting for a 300-plus-horsepower Baby Raptor inspired by the full-size F-150’s. Instead, Ford ...

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2022 Acura RDX: fresh look for popular premium-compact crossover

2022 Acura MDX prototype (above) could preview 2022 RDX styling updates 2021 Acura RDX By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Acura RDX different? Updated styling and perhaps more standard safety features for Acura’s most popular vehicle and ...

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Dukes up, 2022 Nissan Sentra. Here comes the all-new Civic

2021 Nissan Sentra SR by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Nissan Sentra different? Nothing major as this compact car continues to surf the wake of a model-year-2020 redesign that emboldened styling, bolstered road manners, and bettered the ...

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Big, bold. Too old? 2022 Infiniti QX80 premium SUV

2021 Infiniti QX80 Premium Select by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Infiniti QX80 different? Nothing significant as Infiniti’s flagship SUV sets course for an expected model-year-2024 redesign. Until then, this old-school SUV will continue with a V-8 ...

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2022 Honda Odyssey: a better minivan than Pacifica and Sienna?

2021 Honda Odyssey By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Honda Odyssey different? Nothing significant, after a model-year-2021 refresh that tweaked styling, added safety tech, and upgraded the cabin. The ’22 Odyssey will carry over those changes as ...

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2022 Volkswagen Atlas: what beyond roominess puts it on the map?

2021 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium R-Line By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas different? Nothing significant as Volkswagen’s largest-ever vehicle takes a breather between a model-year 2021 refresh and bigger changes expected for model-year 2024. The ...

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High style, extreme mileage, elevated performance: 2022 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai Sonata By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Hyundai Sonata different? Minor details as this eye-catching front-wheel-drive midsize sedan gets ready for a model-year 2023 refresh. The 2022 Sonata will continue as a family-car style leader ...

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2022 Toyota RAV4 poised to defend top-selling-crossover crown

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Toyota RAV4 different? Little of consequence as Toyota prepares America’s best-selling crossover for a model-year-2023 refresh. Likely limited mostly to cosmetic tweaks, the ’23 refresh won’t fundamentally ...

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2022 Honda Civic: can the best compact car get better?

2022 Honda Civic Sedan prototype 2021 Civic Sedan by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Honda Civic different? Everything except perhaps the powertrains. The first fully redesigned Civic since model-year 2016 will have new styling, a revamped interior, ...

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Can the 2022 Lexus ES remain America’s top-selling premium midsize car?

By Chuck Giametta 2021 Lexus ES 350 F Sport What changes will make the 2022 Lexus ES different? Bolstering standard safety features and replacing a wonky infotainment interface – if Lexus deems such improvements worthwhile. Otherwise, expect the 2022 edition ...

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2022 Toyota Camry: family-car stalwart or sporty-sedan pretender?

2021 Toyota Camry TRD by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Toyota Camry different? Nothing major as Toyota continues small but notable refinements to America’s best-selling midsize car. The 2022 Camry will return a broad lineup of gas ...

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Does all-wheel drive or plug-in hybrid get the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica on your minivan wish list?

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle with all-wheel drive (AWD) by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica different? Probably nothing more than a new color or two as this stylish minivan capitalizes on major updates made for model-year ...

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Hot hybrid to juice up refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition full-size SUV

by Chuck Giametta 2021 Ford Expedition Limited with FX4 Off-Road Package What changes will make the 2022 Ford Expedition different? Fresh styling and a 450-horsepower hybrid option should help this full-size SUV answer all-new versions of the archrival Chevrolet Tahoe ...

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2022 Kia Seltos: subcompact crossover flexes its muscles

2021 Kia Seltos SX by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Kia Seltos different? Little more than a new color choice or two is likely for this eye-catching subcompact crossover SUV’s second model year. The 2022 Seltos will ...

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