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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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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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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 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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Eight seats, four cylinders: is that enough love from the 2021 Subaru Ascent?

2020 Subaru Ascent Limited What changes will make the 2021 Subaru Ascent different? by Chuck Giametta Nothing major as Subaru’s largest-ever vehicle settles in to await a refresh expected for model-year 2023. Launched for model-year 2019 with seating for up ...

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Fresh looks? New safety features? An additional trim level? All may be on the table for 2018 as Ford seeks to stem Explorer’s sales stumble

2018 Ford Explorer

What changes will make the 2018 Ford Explorer different? The slim chance of a minor cosmetic refresh to sustain showroom appeal until the next full redesign, which is likely for model-year 2020. More important, we’d urge Ford to make the ...

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The latest Explorer XLT Ford will benefit Family-focused shoppers

2017 Trim

See Also: Our Review on the 2017 Ford Explorer The 2017 Ford Explorer XLT is right for… Family-focused shoppers looking for a balance of comfort, driving ease, and available safety features. This is a great value in a roomy, nice-driving ...

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More updates in store for Explorer before its next redesign? Maybe there should be.

2017 Ford Explorer

Last Update July 8th, 2016 2017 Ford Explorer Buying Advice This is the best crossover for you if you appreciate a modern take on classic squared-off styling — and the interior volume that comes with it. It’s a good choice, ...

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

1. What’s new for 2016? Styling updates, a new turbocharged-engine option, and introduction of Explorer’s fanciest trim level ever. These are the first significant alterations since a model-year 2011 redesign transformed Explorer from truck-type body-on-frame engineering to carlike unibody construction, ...

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Fresh Exterior Styling and an Updated Interior For the 2016 Ford Explorer

What will change? It’s looking increasingly likely that the Explorer will be reengineered for the 2016 model year, which means the current architecture will remain but there will be new styling, a rejuvenated interior, new safety and connectivity features and ...

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