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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Apex sedan, Hatchback Special Edition enliven 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Special Edition By CarPreview staff What changes make the 2021 Toyota Corolla different? A high-performance edition to rival the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Golf GTI would be the most tantalizing addition to America’s best-selling compact ...

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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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Mazda’s modern GLC: 2021 CX-30 is a Great Little Crossover

2020 Mazda CX-30 by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Mazda CX-30 different? Possibly more than expected, given that the 2021 Mazda CX-30 will be in just its second season. A new, more powerful engine option is rumored. ...

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Fighting father time: 2021 Mazda 6 battles to stay relevant

2020 Mazda 6 Signature By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Mazda 6 different? Very little, even as Mazda strives to keep its stylish midsize sedan relevant against newer competition — and against the market’s rush to crossover ...

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The all-new Mazda CX-5 is coming soon. Will it be a ’21?

2020 Mazda CX-5 By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Mazda CX-5 different? A complete redesign of this compact crossover is just over the horizon – but only Mazda knows when it’ll arrive. If it ...

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Where’s the zoom-zoom? 2021 Mazda 3 needs to stir, not just soothe

by Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Mazda 3 different? Little of consequence ahead of a likely model-year 2022 refresh. The revamp isn’t apt to be sweeping; whether it’ll stir demand for Mazda’s troubled compact ...

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More than a pretty face: where will the 2020 Mazda 6 fit in the midsize-sedan game?

2020 Mazda 6 What changes will make the 2020 Mazda 6 different? Probably very little because Mazda gave its midsize sedan a significant refresh for model-year 2018. We might see some trim level and/or feature tweaks to the 2020 Mazda ...

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2020 Mazda CX-9 crossover: still pretty, still more than pretty good?

2020 Mazda CX-9 What changes will make the 2020 Mazda CX-9 different? New colors, perhaps some feature-tweaks, but model-year 2020 should be a quiet one for Mazda’s flagship SUV after comfort and connectivity updates for 2019. The next major change ...

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2019 Mazda CX-3 Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2019 Mazda CX-3

2019 Mazda CX-3 Buying Advice This is the best subcompact crossover for you if style reigns supreme on your shopping list. Mazda’s entry-level SUV gets even comelier for 2019, with a new grille, tallamps, and wheels to complement an interior ...

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Would more standard safety features help the 2020 Mazda CX-3 find more buyers?

2020 Mazda CX-3

What changes will make the 2020 Mazda CX-3 different? Hopefully, advanced driver-assistance features will become standard on all versions of this subcompact crossover, not just the most expensive trim. To Mazda’s credit, all ’20 CX-3s will continue with blind-spot and ...

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2018 Mazda CX-5 Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Mazda CX-5 Buying Advice This is the best compact crossover for you if you’re looking for one of the best-looking, best-driving, most refined, and most fuel-efficient in the class. It’s a rare vehicle that balances all these attributes, and ...

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You say you want a revolution? Check out the redesigned 2019 Mazda 3

What changes will make the 2019 Mazda 3 different? A full redesign with new body work and a potentially game-changing new engine. The 2019 edition of this compact sedan and hatchback will launch the fourth generation of Mazda’s entry-level car. ...

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2018 Mazda 3 Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2018 Mazda 3 Buying Advice This is the best compact car for you if you want Japanese finesse, German driving precision, and good-old American value. The Mazda 3 has delighted savvy shoppers around the world for 15 years. It’s not ...

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Faster, fancier, more frugal: what’s ahead for 2019 Mazda CX-5?

2019 Mazda CX-5

What changes will make the 2019 Mazda CX-5 different? Long-awaited diesel and high-performance gasoline engine options, updated feature packaging, a new flagship trim level — and higher asking prices. That seems a lot, considering Mazda’s compact crossover was significantly refreshed ...

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2017.5 Mazda 6 Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2017.5 Mazda 6

2017.5 Mazda 6 Buying Advice This is the best car for you if you want a midsize sedan that looks as good as it drives. It’s far from the quickest entry in its competitive set – Mazda’s working on that ...

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Safety, high style, good handling — check, check, and check. Now what about that diesel option for the 2019 Mazda CX-9?

2019 Mazda CX-9

What changes will make the 2019 Mazda CX-9 different? Possibly an answer to the question of whether Mazda will offer its flagship crossover with a diesel-engine option, like the one it’s promised for the smaller 2018 CX-5 compact crossover. Barring ...

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Midsize Mazda sedan standing pat – but not for long. Here’s the 411 on the 2018 Mazda 6

What changes will make the 2018 Mazda 6 different? Nothing is likely because an all-new version of this midsize sedan is expected during calendar 2018 as a 2019 model. That upcoming fourth-generation Mazda 6 will have a new body and ...

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Diesel option puts the 2018 Mazda CX-5 in unique company…for a price

What changes will make the 2018 Mazda CX-5 different? A diesel-engine option tops the short list of changes to a compact crossover that was thoroughly revised for 2017. At an estimated price premium of $3,000 or more, the turbocharged diesel ...

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A diesel option would be nice, but the 2018 Mazda CX-9 has more basic needs

What changes will make the 2018 Mazda CX-9 different? A diesel-engine option is a near certainty. When is the question. Mazda has confirmed it’ll add a diesel option to its CX-5 compact crossover during 2017. The high-torque, high-mileage four-cylinder seems ...

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The Good-Looking 2017 Mazda CX-3 Has Its Downside

2017 Mazda CX-3

2017 Mazda CX-3 Buying Advice This is the best subcompact crossover for you if styling and sportiness mean more to you than utility. Introduced for model-year 2016, the CX-3 belongs to a booming new segment of SUVs smaller and less ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Mazda CX-5

What’s New for 2016? Fresh styling, an upgraded interior, and newly available safety features. This compact crossover SUV debuted for the 2013 model year and its first updates include a revised grille and wheel designs along with newly LED headlights ...

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Beauty And Brains: Mazda’s Redesigned 3 Is a Compact-Class Standout

What changes make it different? Everything. This line of four-door sedans and four-door hatchbacks gets a clean-sheet redesign that benefits from the brand’s Skyactiv suite of fuel efficiency-enhancing technologies. Eye-catching new styling is courtesy of the automaker’s “Kodo” (Japanese for ...

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