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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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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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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 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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Subcompact serenity: 2022 Buick Encore GX crossover uncommonly refined

2021 Buick Encore GX Essence By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Buick Encore GX different? Nothing significant as this pretty little SUV with upscale aspirations enters its third model year. Buick’s follow-up to the smaller, dumpier-looking just-plain ...

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Three-pot thriller? 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer subcompact crossover

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer different? Perhaps an all-black Midnight Edition trim level, but little else of note as Chevrolet’s newest subcompact crossover SUV sidles into its second season. Launched ...

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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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Excessive where it matters: 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V-6 SEL Premium By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport different? Very little in the sophomore season for this startlingly voluminous five-seat midsize-crossover SUV. The Cross Sport will return ...

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Crossover or entry-level car? 2021 Hyundai Venue wants it both ways

2020 Hyundai Venue SEL by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Hyundai Venue different? Little of substance, but a change in status is probably on the way. In a year or two, this subcompact wagon will likely assume ...

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Roomy, solid, but 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe needs to find its crossover mojo

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe different? Nothing major while Hyundai readies a model-year-2022 refresh of this five-seat midsize crossover SUV. Tweaked styling and possible hybrid and high-performance ...

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Alfa bones, Jeep muscle, go-anywhere heart: redesigned 2021 Grand Cherokee

by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee different? Everything. The first all-new Grand Cherokee in a decade will grow larger and get new styling and fresh powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid. Jeep’s popular SUV will ...

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Old-school spirit: 2021 Toyota 4Runner upholds traditional SUV values

2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021Toyota 4Runner different? A Trail trim level with accessories designed for those who spend time in parts unknown. Otherwise, this old-school midsize SUV should return ...

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2021 Subaru Outback: still the brainy crossover choice?

2020 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Subaru Outback different? Subaru’s five-seat midsize crossover SUV could gain a sport-themed trim level for model-year 2021. It would join an otherwise ...

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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee: caught between the really old and the very new

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

What changes will make the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee different? Likely little of consequence as this midsize crossover SUV awaits a ground-up redesign for model-year 2021. Jeep’s flagship SUV will return for ’20 as a five-seater with an unusually broad ...

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2019 Jeep Wrangler Review, Pricing, and Buying Advice

2019 Jeep Wrangler

2019 Jeep Wrangler Buying Advice This is the best SUV for you if you’re ready to go all-in on an off-roading lifestyle. Few vehicles of any stripe are more recognizable or purpose-built than the Jeep Wrangler. Wrangler was fully redesigned ...

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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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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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Updated styling, upgraded cabin for 2019 Jeep Renegade. More turbo power, too?

2019 Jeep Renegade

What changes will make the 2019 Jeep Renegade different? Tweaked styling, an updated interior, and potentially a new engine choice. These changes will mark the midway point in the lifecycle of Jeep’s first subcompact crossover SUV. Built in Italy, Renegade ...

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Review, Prices, and Buying Advice

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Buying Advice This is the best SUV for you if you want to own a Hellcat version of the Dodge Challenger or Charger, but your significant other won’t let you get one. This report focuses ...

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2018 Jeep Compass Review, Prices and Buying Advice

2018 Jeep Compass

2018 Jeep Compass Buying Advice This is the best SUV for you if you seek a middle ground between a subcompact and compact crossover. Jeep hopes bridging the size gap between these two hot market segments can make its second-generation ...

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Jeep to restyle 2018 Renegade crossover. Will it add new models and bolster safety features, too?

2018 Jeep Renegade

Last Updated October 23rd, 2017 What changes make it different? The expected styling refresh is delayed while Jeep instead updates the cabin, upgrades infotainment systems, and introduces a conventional dual-pane power sunroof. These are the first notable changes to this ...

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The same, only better? Big questions surround all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler

2018 Jeep Wrangler

What changes make the 2018 Jeep Wrangler different? A full redesign — its first one since 2007– that should revitalize this iconic 4×4 from the inside out, but without treading far from its traditional look or reputation as one of ...

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Going out with a bang: 2018 Grand Cherokee last of a generation, but Hellcat means it won’t go quietly

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

What changes make the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee different? The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee could become the fastest SUV on the planet with addition of a rip-roaring supercharged V-8. With an all-new Grand Cherokee due for model-year 2019, the 700-horsepower ...

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Are updated styling and a turbo keys to sustaining 2018 Cherokee’s success?

What changes will make the 2018 Jeep Cherokee different? Fresh styling, suspension revisions, maybe even a new engine. These will be the first major updates to this compact crossover since its model-year 2014 introduction. Positioned as the smaller companion to ...

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How Does the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Handle in the Snow?

Exceptionally well with all-wheel drive (AWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD) and suitable tires. Not so great in standard rear-wheel drive form. Not as well as you might imagine with all-terrain tires. And worse than you might imagine with high-performance “three-season” ...

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How Does the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Handle in the Snow?

Good in front-wheel-drive form and exceptional with all-wheel drive (AWD). This popular compact crossover is also the class leader in off-road performance, although the particular AWD system and tires that work best in dirt and mud aren’t necessarily optimal for ...

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Grab the tried-and-true? Or hope the redesigned ’17 is as good or better? Big questions surround the all-new Jeep Wrangler.

2017 Jeep Wrangler

What changes will make the 2017 Jeep Wrangler different? Everything – except a rock-solid focus on staying the No. 1 off-road compact SUV. Wrangler’s first full redesign since model-year 2007 will also aim to improve fuel economy while maintaining a ...

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Tough Trailhawk, more sumptuous Summit bolster 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Last Update September 1st, 2016 What changes make the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee different? New peaks in off-road ability and luxury. They’re late-in-life updates to this aging but popular midsize crossover SUV. Introduction of the Trailhawk model creates the most ...

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Are updated styling and a turbo keys to sustaining ’17 Cherokee’s success?

Last Update September 1st, 2016 What changes make the 2017 Jeep Cherokee different? Extra standard equipment at no extra cost, including xenon headlamps on all but the entry-level model and luxury upgrades for the popular Trailhawk version. Jeep’s largess is ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Jeep Renegade

1. What’s new for 2015? Jeep is one of the hottest automotive commodities in the world right now and this all-new subcompact crossover is the new entry point to the brand. Though it has some traditional Jeep styling cues, much ...

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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 Available For ‘16, Don’t Expect Gas Mileage For the Compass To Rival Other Compact Crossovers

What does the future hold? Unfortunately for fans of this nameplate, the 2015 model looks like it will be the last. It appears the Compass and the Patriot are both being discontinued, with the all-new Fiat 500L-based Renegade and another, ...

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2016 Jeep Renegade Preview

What should we expect? It isn’t every day that a completely new SUV is launched, especially by a specialist manufacturer like Jeep. That’s why the model-year ’15 Renegade is such big news and why there is so much anticipation about ...

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Will The Grand Cherokee Gas Mileage Improvement Be The Only Changes For ’16?

What will Change? Only minor exterior appearance upgrades are expected but more powerful engine choices with better fuel efficiency are also in the works in time for the 2016 model. Consumers will have to wait until 2017 or possibly even ...

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