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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Subaru Impreza

1. What’s new for 2016? Peace-of-mind connectivity that, among other services, can remotely unlock your car and automatically notify authorities if you’ve been in a crash. Available on Impreza’s top two trim levels, the Subaru StarLink Safety and Security system ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Ford Fusion

1. What’s new for 2015? A rear-backup camera is standard across the line and the combination of all-wheel drive and the 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine is available on more than just the top-line model. In other changes for this ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Hyundai Equus

What’s new for 2015? This surprisingly plush full-size flagship is unchanged, continuing as a rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan with standard V-8 power. It slots above the smaller Genesis sedan in Hyundai’s lineup and is roughly the size of the Lexus LS ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Nissan Altima

1. What’s new for 2015? Upgraded safety and convenience features and better mileage improve this popular midsize sedan for 2015. Engineering improvements for its available V-6 engine increase fuel-economy ratings 1 mpg in highway and in combined city/highway driving. V-6 ...

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12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Hyundai Azera

1. What’s new for 2015? A move upscale for a full-size sedan already doing a fair impression of an entry-luxury car. Base and Limited trim levels return, with the base gaining as standard the navigation system previously exclusive to the ...

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The 2016 TLX Is a Practical Offering From Acura Meant To Compete Against the Numerous Other Quality Luxury Sedans

What changes will make it different? It was a bold when Acura decided to axe two popular models in the TL and TSX and replace them with the TLX. The move seems to be paying off, as the 2015 TLX ...

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2015 Acura TLX Test Drive

The 2015 TLX is the best car for you if you want to be a part of Acura’s return to the front ranks of sports sedans. It’s been a while — probably since at least 2008, with the last of ...

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An Improved Engine and Transmission Will Improve the Performance and Fuel Economy of the 2016 Acura ILX

What changes will make it different? This luxury compact sedan, which is being re-engineered for 2016, is set to get a new powertrain, an attractively restyled exterior that gives it a more aggressive look and a significantly upgraded interior. Bottom ...

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With the Arrival Of the new CT6, the XTS Will No Longer Be Cadillac’s Flagship Car

What changes will make it different? The 2015 version is billed by Cadillac as “one of the most technologically advanced production cars in the brand’s history,” so we’re a bit surprised about rumors suggesting this latest model could be the ...

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Will Most Likely Continue With the Current Exterior Styling For the CTS In 2016

What changes will make it different? It doesn’t sound as though there will be much happening here for the 2016 edition, other than the introduction of a CTS-V that should make Caddy fans more than happy. The CTS midsize sedan ...

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The Cadillac ATS Is Expected To Get a New Front For ’16

What changes will make it different? The ATS is a luxury compact sedan and coupe that made its debut in 2012 as a ’13 model year in sedan form only; the coupe appeared the following a year later. It’s about ...

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Is There Still a Market For the 2016 Charger: A Car Which Focuses On Power and Aggressive Styling?

What changes will make it different? The Charger name has existed in various guises since the fall of 1965, but the model we are so familiar with today has been around since ’05, when the name was resurrected after a ...

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Fuel Economy Should Improve With ‘16 Redesign of the Dodge Avenger

What changes will make it different? Production of this midsize sedan ended with the 2014 model, and it was last updated back in ’11. Although there is no official word from the manufacturer about a replacement, there are strong rumors ...

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Will The ’16 Elantra Improvements Stand Out In The Competitive Compact Car Class?

What Will Change? According to the latest reports, a re-engineering will come in late 2015 or early the following year as a model-year ’16. Unveiled for 2011, freshened for 2014, the current generation Elantra’s re-engineering will be the last alteration ...

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Is the Dependability Of the ’16 Enough To Overcome the Bland Design And Keep the Corolla a Class Leader?

What is expected to change? Very minor styling changes are possible, but not probable. The front fascia and grille could get slight revisions, but barring an unexpected Corolla Furia Concept-influenced aesthetic upgrade, the 2016 version of Toyota’s popular compact car ...

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Styling, Fuel Economy, Pricing, Release Date Projections and More For the ’16 Camry

What changes will make it different? No major changes are expected for this popular four-door family sedan from Japan. Freshened for 2015, a full update is not expected until 2018. The ’15 model did not alter the general shape of ...

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How will Honda protect Fit’s place atop the 2016 subcompact class?

What changes will make it different? Nothing of consequence. This subcompact hatchback entered its third generation in model-year 2015, so an overhaul for ’16 isn’t in the cards. Nor does it need one. The most amazing thing about this five-passenger ...

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Can the Honda Civic Compete in the Competitive Compact Class For ’16

What changes will make it different? This enduring compact was refreshed for the 2014 model year, so it carries over largely unchanged into model-year ’15. Rumors have circulated that an all-new model is on deck, although Honda is staying tight-lipped ...

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Fighting Civic, Cruze and Corolla isn’t easy. What are Ford’s 2016 plans for the Focus?

What changes will make it different? When a manufacturer has a car as popular as this compact, careful consideration must be given to changing it too radically. The 2015 model year isn’t all new by any means, but it does ...

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It’s not your dad’s Impala. It’s better. Check out 2016 plans for Chevy’s full-size four-door.

What changes will make it different? An entirely new version of the famous nameplate was introduced as a 2014 model year, and there isn’t too much wrong with it. Thus, model-year ’16 should bring only a refreshing. Why should I ...

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Chevy to upgrade successful Sonic with new features, styling for 2016

What changes will make it different? Considerable upgrades could be coming to this compact. There have been some spy shots circulating, but commentators seem divided as to whether they are of a Sonic, Cruze or even Volt, which suggests the ...

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Better fuel economy, hotter looks among Chevy’s 2016 updates for redesigned Spark

What changes will make it different? Information is lacking at the moment about this minicar, but model-year 2016 should bring an all-new version. It’s a little difficult to work out what will actually be available in the United States, as ...

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The Soul of Kia’s Lineup May Have a New Special Edition For ’16

What will change? Not much. An all-new Soul was released in October of 2013 as a 2014 mode. The next redesign is not expected until the end of the decade. In the meantime Kia will release special edition models every ...

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Better than you think, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis is not as good as it should be

What changes will make it different? With the luxury sedan’s second generation beginning in the 2015 model year, don’t look for much to be different in model-year ’16. A lot will depend on the response to the model-year 2015 version, ...

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Why a $62,000 Hyundai Equus sedan may be a good value

What changes will make it different? Model-year 2014 brought a substantial refreshing, so model-year ’15 is basically a carryover. That means more fundamental changes lie ahead, possibly for the 2016 model year. One major area that needs to be improved ...

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Safety Technology Like Lane Departure Warning Are Added For the Kia Optima For ’16

What changes will make it different? Probably a major re-engineering, with possible addition of an Eco model. With the third generation debuting in 2011, the Kia Optima is due a major overhaul, and it’ll likely come for model-year 2016. Look ...

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Can an Extremely Practical Nissan Sentra Stand Out In the Competitive Compact Class?

What changes will make it different? Don’t look for many noticeable aesthetic changes, as this current seventh generation of the popular compact sedan was only introduced in the fall of 2012 as a ’13 model year. However, things are moving ...

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Will Last Year’s Changes Be Enough to Keep the ’16 Hyundai Sonata Relevant?

What changes will make it different? Except when a manufacturer makes major mistakes with a new model—which is somewhat rare—the second year of that car doesn’t usually bring significant styling changes. A lot of time, money and effort go into ...

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Will the Hyundai Azera Make It To ’16?

What changes will make it different? There are strong rumors that the model-year 2015 Azera will be the swansong for the nameplate, forced out by other brands in the company’s ever-expanding range of high-quality vehicles. If it does survive into ...

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Will the Heavily Altered Chevrolet Cruze Continue the Success of Its Predecessor?

What changes will make it different? The model-year 2015 gets a minor facelift to hold us over until the all-new offering of this compact arrives for the ’16 model year. It turns out that there are going to be two ...

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You’re Gonna Like the Way You Look: Good Thing This Car Is More Than a Pretty Face. Next Big Changes Are a Year Off

What changes will make it different? Probably very few, considering updated styling and features are coming for model-year 2017. This sporty midsize sedan will likely continue mechanically unaltered as well. Why should I wait for the 2016 model? Little reason, ...

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Mild To Wild: How Radically Different Will This Midsize Sedan’s Looks And Powertrains Turn Out?

What changes will make it different? Styling and the likely addition of an unusual gas-electric hybrid. This popular midsize sedan was last all-new for model-year 2013 and is on path for its next full redesign around model-year 2019. That leaves ...

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Will Sharper Styling And Better Gas Mileage Improve the 2016 Accord

What changes will make it different? Probably styling and possibly a powertrain upgrade. This popular midsize four-door sedan and two-door coupe are due a freshening and it’ll likely come for model-year 2016. Look for designers to lift a few exterior ...

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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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Smaller Outside, Bigger Inside, Better In Every Way. If You Can Find a Finer Subcompact Hatchback, Buy It

What changes make it different? Almost everything. Redesigned for the first time since model-year 2009, this subcompact hatchback gets sleeker styling, more power, better fuel economy, and additional features. It retains its mini-wagon profile and the aptly named “Magic Seat,” ...

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Some Options Are Now Standard And Gas Mileage Improves. Is That Enough Change Against Redesigned Rivals?

What changes will make it different? The navigation system becomes standard on the top two trim grades and internal revisions help V-6 versions gain 1 mpg in fuel-economy ratings. Some minor juggling of equipment rounds out alterations to this midsize ...

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How Will the Forte Sedan, Hatchback, And Coupe Defend Their Value Positioning For 2015?

What changes will make it different? Probably very few because this compact-car lineup was just redesigned for model-year 2014. Expect a nominal price increase for the 2015 Forte four-door sedan, two-door coupe (called the Koup), and Forte5four-door hatchback. And Kia ...

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Better Options Packaging, Improved GT Appearance, And a Revamped Roster Renew This Style- And Value-Pacesetter

What changes will make it different? Deletion of the two-door coupe body style and addition of new options packages to the carried-over four-door sedan and a revised grille and wheels for the returning hatchback. This is another course-correction for a ...

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Style, Features, Value And Roominess Again Trump Road Manners. Is That a Deal Breaker For You?

What changes will make it different? Not many. A midcycle freshening is more likely for model-year 2016, leaving the ’15 to coast on the most recent updates to this stylish full-size sedan. It slots into the automaker’s lineup between the ...

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Sharp New Styling, Tighter Handling, More Digital Technology — This Is a Camry?

What changes will make it different? Major revisions to styling, two new sporty models, and tweaks designed to sharpen its driving dynamics. Interior updates include wireless charging for selected smartphones. This is an unusually broad “midcycle” freshening to a midsize ...

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It Got a Lot Better With Its Last Redesign But How Can This Big Sedan Improve Before Next Year’s Likely Restyle?

What changes will make it different? Very few, probably, given that this spacious five-passenger four-door is just two years out from a full model-year 2013 redesign. It got a sleeker look and new features, and gained a gas/electric hybrid version ...

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Its Value Equation Shouldn’t Change But Revised Styling Could Keep This Small Car Fresh Until Its Next Full Redesign

What changes will make it different? These subcompact sedans and hatchbacks are in line for revised styling and an updated interior. New convenience features could be part of the mix, and a sporty-performance model could be added. Debuting for model-year ...

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Updated For ’13 And ’14, Would Honda Revise the Civic Yet Again For 2015?

What changes will make it different? Expect the 2015 versions of these outstanding compact sedans and coupes to largely stand pat following a round of 2014 enhancements that included a major shift in transmission philosophy. Following a model-year 2012 redesign ...

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Why Shouldn’t Wait For the 2015 Accord – And Why You Should; A Look Ahead at Honda’s Midsize Sedan

What changes will make it different?  Don’t expect too much. Honda redesigned its popular four-door midsize sedan and two-door coupe for model-year 2013 and added gas/electric and plug-in electric hybrid sedans for ’14. The carmaker is working on a new ...

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Better Hemi Performance And a Bolder New Look Revamp This Full-Size Car

What changes will make it different? The styling inside and out, an eight-speed automatic transmission for V-8 models, and new safety features. A complete redesign isn’t likely until model-year 2017 but this large-class sedan will get a 2015 update that ...

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Presence? Check. Performance? Yes, In the SHO. Big Outside and Relatively Small Inside? Yes, Again

What changes will make it different? Added standard features in an effort to increase showroom appeal as this full-size sedan slides into the final year of its 2010-2015 design generation. SE, SEL, Limited, and performance SHO (Super High Output) models ...

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Rearview Camera Joins Standard Equipment, While High-Fashion Style, Great Dynamics – And Tight Back Seat – Return

What changes will make it different? Just some features tweaks as this shapely sedan heads into a final season before a model-year 2016 freshening. The lineup returns base S, volume-selling SE, and top-line Titanium models, plus a conventional hybrids and ...

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Fast, At Least On the Info Superhighway: Malibu Gets 4G LTE Connectivity For 2015

What changes will make it different? The addition of high-speed 4G LTE connectivity and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot will make this midsize car a mobile hub for the digitally inclined. A few new exterior color choices should round-out the short ...

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Small Car, Big Bandwidth: 4G LTE And Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot — At No Extra Cost — Coming To This Solid Subcompact

What changes will make it different? Superfast connectivity and a car that’s a mobile Internet hotspot, thanks to addition of 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi to the standard OnStar assistance system. Giving the top-trim LTZ model more zip – on ...

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The 2014 Redesign Was Successful, If Unexciting. Now What Can They Do To Stay Ahead of the Honda Civic In Sales?

What changes will make it different? Very few. It’s expected to be a virtual rerun of the 2014 model, which was the first fully redesigned edition of this compact sedan since model-year 2009. It introduced sleeker styling, dramatically improved rear-seat ...

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Can Good Gas Mileage, Fine Handling, And Affordable Prices Outweigh the Connectivity And Packaging Compromises?

What changes will make it different? Very few. With their next full redesign due for model-year 2016, these subcompact sedans and hatchbacks are held to minor trim revisions. Should I wait for the 2016 model? If you’re intrigued by an ...

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