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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 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe: two-door looks, four-door function

2021 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe different? A hot-rod variant may be in the works, but model-year 2022 changes probably will be limited to a new ...

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America’s best-selling premium-subcompact car: 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz A 220 4Matic by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class different? Performance dialed up to 11 could be in the cards, but we’d rather Mercedes-Benz give its least expensive vehicle more standard safety features. ...

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Buick elevates sights for all-new 2021 Envision premium-compact crossover

2021 Buick Envision by Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Buick Envision different? This premium compact crossover will be fully redesigned, going upscale with svelte new styling over an all-new architecture. The 2021 Envision helps ...

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB: a true premium compact crossover?

Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4Matic by Chuck Giametta What changes make the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB different? Addition of the 302-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4Matic model keynotes the sophomore season for this crossover SUV, the first compact vehicle from Mercedes-Benz with seating ...

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC fights to stay No. 1 in premium compact-crossover sales

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 SUV by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC different? Little of note after model-year-2020 styling, features, and power updates. That midcycle refresh should sustain Mercedes-Benz’s best-selling vehicle and America’s most-popular premium-compact crossover ...

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Beauty seeking beast: 2021 Audi Q8 and RS Q8 5-seat premium midsize crossover

2020 Audi Q8 by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Audi Q8 different? Addition of a high-performance RS model with near 600 horsepower, for sure. Continued migration of features to the least expensive model, perhaps. New packages that ...

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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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2018 Audi SQ5 Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2018 Audi SQ5

2018 Audi SQ5 Buying Advice This is the best premium-compact crossover for you if you believe subtlety and speed can work in harmony. This review covers the Audi SQ5, the high-performance version of the German automaker’s Q5 crossover. Audi was ...

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Too cool or burnished just right? Look ahead to the elegant, appealing 2019 Audi Q7

What changes make the 2019 Audi Q7 different? Maybe innovative toll-payment technology, and hopefully, a more liberal approach to safety-feature availability, but no changes to styling or engineering are expected until model-year 2021. That leaves the 2019 version of Audi’s ...

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Some premium-compact crossovers are faster, many flashier, but 2019 Audi Q5 and SQ5 hard to beat for overall appeal

2019 Audi Q5

What changes will make 2019 Audi Q5 different? Some premium-compact crossovers are faster, many flashier, but 2019 Audi Q5 and SQ5 hard to beat for overall appeal We’ll hope for expanded availability of safety-related driver-assistance features. Barring that, expect little ...

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2018 Audi A5 Review and Prices

2018 Audi A5

2018 Audi A5 Buying Advice This is the “personal luxury” coupe for you if you’re looking for style, substance, and sportiness in a two-door four-seater. Model-year 2018 marks the debut of the redesigned second-generation A5. Like its predecessor, the new ...

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All-new inside, outside, and underneath, the 2018 Audi Q5 aims for premium-compact-crossover supremacy

Updated May 30th, 2017 What changes make the 2018 Audi Q5 different? A full redesign, including a fresh body on a new underskin structure, plus updates to powertrains, safety, and technology. These sweeping changes launch the second-generation of this German ...

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Smooth and sophisticated, but somehow stilted: the 2018 Audi Q7 conundrum

Updated May 25th, 2017 What changes make the 2018 Audi Q7 different? Newly standard equipment — including power door closers for the top-line model — and higher asking prices. These tweaks update a seven-passenger crossover SUV that was all-new for ...

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Redesigned 2018 Audi Q3 promises more room and a better all-around driving experience

2018 Audi Q3

Updated May 25th, 2017 What changes make the 2018 Audi Q3 different? Revised styling touches – Audi’s sporty S line look is now standard — and a redistribution of features from the Prestige model, which has been discontinued. Slotting below ...

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Best In Class? All-New 2017 Audi Q7 SUV Stakes a Claim

2017 Audi Q7

2017 Audi Q7 Buying Advice This is the best crossover for you if you want an all-new seven-passenger premium-class SUV at a price that undercuts fellow German-brand rivals. The ’17 Q7 is fully redesigned and introduces styling themes that will ...

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Audi Updates 2017 Q3 SUV with Cheaper New Model

2017 Audi Q3

2017 Audi Q3 Buying Advice This is the best premium-subcompact crossover for you if your priorities place style slightly ahead of substance. Hoping to make its least expensive crossover more attractive to budget-minded shoppers, Audi adds a new entry-level Premium ...

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All-New Audi: 2017 A4 Targets BMW 3 Series

2017 Audi A4 Buying Advice All-new for 2017, this is the best premium-compact car for you if you’re looking for a solid balance of performance, luxury, technology, and safety features. Again offered with front- or all-wheel drive, this fifth-generation A4 ...

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Can ultra-cool tech offset the subtly changed styling of the redesigned 2017 Q5?

Last Update August 6th, 2016 2017 Audi Q5 Buying Advice This is the best SUV for you if you want a stylish and comfortable premium-compact crossover that’s available with one of the segment’s most potent powertrains. And this is your ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Audi Q3

1. What’s new for 2015? The Q3 itself. This is a new entry-level crossover, slotting below the brand’s Q5 in size and price. It’s one of the newest members of a burgeoning class of “premium-subcompact” crossovers populated by the likes ...

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Why the allroad Is a 2015 Audi Wagon And a Crossover

The 2015 Audi allroad is the best car for you if your ideal is a mix of station wagon and crossover SUV. Judging by its very modest sales numbers it isn’t the ideal of a great number of people. But ...

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The Luxury Audi A3 Could Just As Easily Be a Top-Of-the-Line Volkswagen

The model-year 2015 A3 is the best car for you if you’re hip to an emerging category that’s putting some of the most glamorous names in motoring on small, sporty and expensive cars. We’re talking about Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Cadillac and ...

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The Very Best SUV From Volkswagen

The model-year 2014 Audi SQ5 is the best SUV for you if you fantasize about turning a Golf R into a high-performance crossover. With all-wheel drive, a sport-tuned suspension and unique details, this offering is a lot like a jacked-up ...

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