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2017 Ford Escape SE Review

The Escape SE is right for… Drivers who favor the spice of sporty performance over the vanilla of family values. It’s the best buy in one of America’s most popular compact-crossover lineups. Like all ’17 Escapes, the SE has freshened ...

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2017 Toyota Camry XLE Review

See Also: Our Review on the 2017 Toyota Camry The Camry XLE is right for… People who appreciate the virtues of a midsize sedan and want one that excels at them all. Camry is America’s No.1-selling car and the XLE ...

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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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Best big luxury SUV? New 2017 Mercedes GLS Review

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Buying Advice This is the best full-size-premium crossover for you if you desire the S-Class of SUVs. Conjuring the performance and prestige of its flagship sedan, that’s what Mercedes-Benz calls this all-new version of its seven-passenger SUV. ...

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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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Best luxury crossover contender: 2017 Lincoln MKC

2017 Lincoln MKC

2017 Lincoln MKC Buying Advice This is the best premium-compact crossover for you if you hanker to “Buy American” in a segment dominated by import brands. Lincoln’s entry-level crossover is one of only two from a U.S.-based manufacturer that’s also ...

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All-New 2017 Kia Sportage a Top Honda CR-V Alternative

2017 Kia Sportage

2017 Kia Sportage Buying Advice This is the best compact crossover for you if you want an all-new alternative to standbys like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Redesigned for 2017, this five-seater is the biggest and best Sportage yet, ...

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The Redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline Looks to Compete with the Other Small Trucks

2017 Honda Ridgeline

2017 Honda Ridgeline Buying Advice This is the best truck for you if you want the capability of a midsize pickup and the driving dynamics of a midsize sedan. No other pickup blends those seemingly disparate virtues like the fully ...

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All-New Approach: 2017 GMC Acadia Changes Size

2017 GMC Acadia

2017 GMC Acadia Buying Advice This is the best crossover for you if you’re drawn to GMC’s new, downsized approach to upscale motoring. The ’17 Acadia is radically different from the 2007-2016 model, losing significant bulk and adding the choice ...

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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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2017 Acura ILX Updates Slim as All-New ’18 Looms

2017 Acura ILX

2017 Acura ILX Buying Advice This is the best compact car for you if you’re intrigued by the sporty performance potential of the Honda Civic Si but are turned off by that car’s street-racer image and its lack (to date) ...

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Will cooler styling heat up Corolla’s codger image for 2017?

2017 Toyota Corolla

Last Update September 21st, 2016 What changes make the 2017 Toyota Corolla and Corolla iM different? Revised styling, fresh features, new model names, and adoption of a hatchback body style orphaned by the shutdown of Toyota’s youth-oriented Scion division. Addition ...

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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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Eight-speeds for all! GMC extends upgraded transmission to all 2017 Sierras

2017 GMC Sierra 1500

What changes will make the 2017 Sierra 1500 different? Wider availability of the 8-speed automatic transmission, along with minor trim and detail updates. This full-size pickup is GMC’s mechanically similar, but generally more expensive, version of the Chevrolet Silverado. This ...

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Upgraded standard safety features, third seating row coming for Lexus RX. Will they be here for 2017?

2017 Lexus RX

What changes will make the 2017 Lexus RX different? A seven-passenger version of this popular midsize luxury crossover is coming – but not until late 2017, and probably as a 2018 model. Meantime, the 2017 edition of America’s bestselling premium ...

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2017 Toyota Tacoma gets a baby Raptor, the off-road rampaging TRD Pro

2017 Toyota Tacoma

Last Update September 20th, 2016 What changes make the 2017 Toyota Tacoma different? A new trim level aimed at hardcore off-road enthusiasts. This compact pickup is already highly capable when traversing parts unknown, but the 2017 TRD Pro model takes ...

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Bank on a fully redesigned Ram 1500 for model-year 2018, not 2017. Here’s why

2017 Ram 1500

What changes will make the 2017 Ram 1500 different? Nothing, or everything. An all-new generation of this full-size half-ton pickup is in the wings. The question is will it launch as a 2017 model, or a 2018? The redesign will ...

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All 2017 Silverados to upgrade with 8-speed automatic; what else might Chevy do?

2017 Chevrolet Silverado

What changes will make the 2017 Silverado 1500 different? New paint colors, repackaged options, and a complete phase-out of 6-speed automatic transmissions for more sophisticated 8-speed automatics. These 2017 updates will come on the heels of a substantial model-year 2016 ...

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2017 Kia Sportage Video and Review

The 2017 Kia Sportage is the best compact crossover for you if you’re ready with a response when someone asks what’s a Kia and why didn’t you buy a Honda? This is the all-new version of the South Korean automaker’s ...

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Styling, refinement, and safety boosts on tap for ’17 Forester

2017 Subaru Forester

2017 Subaru Forester Buying Advice This is the best compact compact crossover for you if you want a brilliantly packaged backpack of a car. Spend extra for the turbocharged engine, and you’ll add a dose of performance at odds with ...

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Great crossover, Honda. But why so stingy with blind-spot protection? Is there change in store for the 2017 Pilot?

2017 Honda Pilot

What changes will make the 2017 Honda Pilot different? Very few, following a praiseworthy model-year 2016 redesign. That was the first complete remake of this midsize crossover since model-year 2009. The ’17 Pilot will carry on with the sleeker styling, ...

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Styling, V-6, transmission, hybrid accessibility — all change for 2017 Toyota Highlander

What changes will make the 2017 Toyota Highlander different? Updated styling, more standard safety features, and an upgraded powertrain. The model line expands, too, with a sport-themed version and lower-cost Hybrid trim levels. These are the most extensive changes to ...

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Sales up after Edge redesign. How will Ford keep it sharp for 2017?

2017 Ford Edge

What changes will make the 2017 Ford Edge different? A couple new paint colors, a price increase, and perhaps a bit more standard equipment. Sales of this midsize crossover are up more than 50 percent since its model-year 2015 redesign ...

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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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2017 MDX powers up with new hybrid, gets prettier with fresh Acura styling

2017 Acura MDX

Last Update August 25th, 2016 What changes make the 2017 Acura MDX better? Plenty. Updated styling, more standard safety equipment, and addition of a hybrid model focused on performance, not necessarily fuel economy. The MDX is a seven-passenger, midsize-class crossover ...

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Buick’s big crossover is ancient but popular. Can new Sport Touring Edition keep 2017 Encore magic alive?

What changes will make the 2017 Buick Enclave different? The Sport Touring Edition with styling tweaks designed to enliven this near-full-size premium crossover in the final year of its current design generation. The rest of the 2017 Enclave lineup will stand ...

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Cool look, posh cabin, hot AMG models define 2017 GLE. But should you settle for a ’16?

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE

What changes will make the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE different? Nothing, most likely, following major updates for model-year 2016. They included a name change, with GLE replacing M-Class as the title of Mercedes-Benz’s line of premium midsize crossovers. Fresh styling inside and ...

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Porsche adds four-cylinder affordability, GTS aggression to ’17 Macan line

What changes make the 2017 Porsche Macan different? Accessibility to a wider audience thanks to introduction of a turbocharged four-cylinder base model with a base price under $49,000. There’s also a new value in Macan high performance via a GTS ...

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How will Acura stoke RDX interest for this generation’s 2017 swan song?

Last Update September 1st, 2016 What changes make the 2017 Acura RDX different? Colors: Two new paint hues — Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic — and availability of a black interior with the popular White Diamond Pearl exterior. ...

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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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Redesigned 2017 X3 to showcase BMW’s next wave of style, tech, and performance

Last Update August 4th, 2016 What changes make the 2017 BMW X3 different? Introduction of wireless smartphone charging and WiFi-hotspot capability head the short list of 2017 updates as BMW readies an all-new version of this premium compact crossover for ...

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AMG heat, diesel range to expand 2017 Mercedes GLC compact-crossover line

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC

What changes will make 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC different? Addition of a high-mileage diesel model and a high-performance AMG variant. They’ll expand the lineup of a premium compact crossover fully redesigned for model-year 2016. Replacing the 2010-2015 GLK, the GLC launched ...

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Stand-pat Subaru: 2017 Outback to see little change. Why that’s OK

2017 Subaru Outback

Last Update August 21st, 2016 What changes make the 2017 Subaru Outback different? A new flagship model, autonomous braking to prevent a collision while backing up, and automatic high-beam-headlight dimming. They update an underrated five-passenger midsize crossover that continues with ...

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How will VW keep ‘17 Tiguan relevant until its redesign?

What changes will make the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan different? Maybe a new paint color or two, but that’s all for this compact crossover SUV’s final year in its current form. An all-new, larger Tiguan is due in summer 2017 as ...

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Better looks, higher tech, smarter safety systems update 2017 Escape

Last Updated June 19th, 2016 2017 Ford Escape Buying Advice This is the best compact crossover for you if you want a thoroughly updated edition of one of America’s top-selling SUVs. Freshened styling, upgraded features, and better engines keep it ...

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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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Murano nails the fashion part, what’s next? Look ahead to 2017 and beyond

What changes will make the 2017 Nissan Murano different? Nothing of note, just two seasons after an all-new design was introduced for model-year 2015. That was the first redesign of this midsize crossover since 2009. It brought wild new styling ...

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Get ‘em while they’re hot: 2017 RS fitting end to successful Focus run

What changes will make 2017 Ford Focus different? Expect a quiet 2017 model year as Ford gears up for a ground-up redesign of the 2018 model, along with a production shift to Mexico from Michigan. The compact four-door sedans and ...

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Unloved but unbowed, is the 2017 Flex right for you?

What changes will make 2017 Ford Flex different? Maybe a new color choice or two, an outside chance of added safety features. But the end is near for this odd duck. A low-set, three-row crossover, Flex was Ford’s brave attempt ...

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New styling? Maybe. 700-horsepower GT500? Probably. Look ahead to the 2017 Mustang

What changes will make 2017 Ford Mustang different? The crystal ball is a bit hazy: Some sources hint at a mild styling update, but we think change is more likely to come for model-year 2018. This sporty coupe – Ford ...

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Rogue sales are torrid and changes are on the horizon. Will they come for 2017?

2017 Nissan Rogue

What changes will make 2017 Nissan Rogue different? Lots in the pipeline, including styling updates and possible addition of a hybrid model. Precisely when is the question. All new for model-year 2014, Rogue is due a midcycle freshening before its ...

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Styling is solid, sales are up, but will 2017 Kia Sorento be missing something?

Last Update August 23rd, 2016 What changes will make the 2017 Kia Sorento different? Additional safety features would be welcome, but don’t expect much else after a total remake for model-year 2016. That was the first redesign of this midsize crossover ...

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Will Nissan’s sweeping 2016 update be enough to sustain Altima’s appeal for 2017?

2016 Nissan Altima

What changes will make 2017 Nissan Altima different? Few if any, following uncommonly bold updates for model-year 2016. Debuting as a 2013 model, today’s generation of this popular midsize sedan is on pace for a full redesign in model-year 2019. ...

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Can Fiesta survive on styling updates until it’s remade – or retired?

What changes will make 2017 Ford Fiesta different? A cosmetic facelift is possible as Ford attempts to juice interest in a design headed for its sunset years. It’ll be a modest tweak and could be accompanied by a new feature ...

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Will a 10-speed automatic and a reprised Raptor keep the ’17 F-150 on top?

2017 Ford F-150

What changes will make 2017 Ford F-150 different? Fuel-saving automatic engine stop-start on most models and an upgrade from a 6-speed automatic transmission to a 10-speed automatic for improved response and gas mileage. Oh, yes, returning from a one-year hiatus ...

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Horsepower, hybrids, luxury, and looks modernize ’17 Fusion. Is it enough?

What changes will make the 2017 Ford Fusion different? Fresh styling, new features, and two new models — one of them the most powerful car in the class. It’s the most significant update to this popular midsize sedan since its ...

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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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How bold with Honda get with the completely redesigned 2017 CR-V?

2016 Honda CR-V

Last Update August 6th, 2016 What changes will make the 2017 Honda CR-V different? Most everything. America’s top-selling crossover will be fully redesigned but won’t veer from its role as a roomy, economical compact with wide appeal. It’ll grow slightly, ...

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From also-ran to front-runner? Tucson challenges top compact crossovers for style, refinement, features

2017 Hyundai Tuson

What changes will make the 2017 Hyundai Tucson different? Few, if any, considering this compact crossover was fully redesigned for model-year 2016. The ’17 will carry over the attractive new styling and better road manners that came with the redesign. ...

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Do 2017 price cuts keep Sonata appealing, or should you wait for the updated ’18?

Last Update August 18th, 2016 What changes make it different? Lower prices! It costs $2,300 less to get into the lively turbocharged Sport model, and $600 less to buy the high-mileage Eco version of this roomy midsize sedan for 2017. ...

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Better-looking and safer, too: improved Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport due for ‘17

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Last Update August 22nd, 2016 What changes make the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe different? Fresh styling, higher fuel economy, and first-time availability some of the latest high-tech accident-avoidance safety systems highlight midcycle updates. Last redesigned for model-year 2013, this midsize ...

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Equinox evolution: 2017 is last stand for tweener size and V-6 power before radical redesign

What changes will make the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox different? None – and that’s evidently a bold assessment on our part, given widespread reports that the ’17 Equinox will be all-new and radically different. We believe the next-generation of this crossover SUV ...

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Great rental. Good enough to own? Malibu continues fight for respect in 2017

What changes will make the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu different? None, if any, since it’ll be in only its second season after a stem-to-stern model-year 2016 redesign. A new color choice or two and the remote possibility of some minor equipment shuffling ...

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RAV4 makes run for best compact-crossover title; will the ’17 finally do it?

Last Update August 21st, 2016 What changes makes the 2017 Toyota Rav4 different? Expansion of high-tech safety features to all models, not just the most expensive, and addition of a new flagship trim level. The safety adjuncts include automatic emergency ...

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Plug-in to juice up 2017 Prius line, extending reach of radical new hybrid

Last Update August 22nd, 2016 What changes make the 2017 Toyota Prius different? Newly standard safety gear and re-introduction of a plug-in model designed to travel 22 miles on electricity alone. This report covers the 2017 Toyota Prius Liftback hatchback ...

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Versatile hatchback, hot Si, and torrid Type R set to upgrade 2017 Honda Civic

What changes will make it different? An additional body style and sporty new models. They’ll join the mainstay four-door sedan and two-door coupe that were redesigned for model-year 2016. They kicked off the 10th generation of this popular compact car, ...

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Act now if you want a V-6; 2017 Toyota Camry set to close an intriguing chapter

Last Update July 27th, 2016 2017 Toyota Camry Buying Advice This is the best midsize sedan for you if you believe 429,533 new-car buyers can’t be wrong. That how many people took home a new Camry during 2015, making it ...

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2017 Honda Accord Is Redesigned – Review, Prices, Buying Advice

 Last Update August 19th, 2016 What changes make 2017 Honda Accord different? This venerable nameplate turns 40 for model-year 2017, and Honda celebrates by resurrecting a gas-electric Hybrid model and adding a new midlevel trim, the Sport Special Edition. About ...

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