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2018 Kia Sorento Review and Prices

2018 Kia Sorento

2018 Kia Sorento Buying Advice This is the best midsize crossover for you if getting lots of safety and convenience features for your money is paramount. Model-year 2018 is a relatively quiet one for the Sorento; a more significant update ...

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2018 Subaru Forester Review and Pricing

2018 Subaru Forester Buying Advice This is the best compact compact crossover for you if you want this version of a great little SUV before it’s gone. An all-new Forester arrives for model-year 2019, leaving the little-changed ’18 to close ...

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2018 Acura RDX Review and Pricing

2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX Buying Advice This is the best premium-compact crossover for you if you want a “jack-of-all-trades” that asks little of its owner in return. Acura’s entry-level crossover, the RDX seats five and borrows elements of its underskin engineering ...

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2018 Porsche Macan Review and Prices

2018 Porsche Macan Buying Advice This is the best premium compact crossover for you if you’re willing to sacrifice a smidgen of practicality for a surplus of performance. Demonstrating the siren’s call of the crossover in today’s automotive market, this ...

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All-new inside, outside, and underneath, the 2018 Audi Q5 aims for premium-compact-crossover supremacy

Updated May 30th, 2017 What changes make the 2018 Audi Q5 different? A full redesign, including a fresh body on a new underskin structure, plus updates to powertrains, safety, and technology. These sweeping changes launch the second-generation of this German ...

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Nissan Armada Sets Sail for Model-Year 2018 Unchanged

2018 Nissan Armada

What changes will make the 2018 Nissan Armada different? Few, if any, following a radical reimagining for model-year 2017. The 2018 version of Nissan’s biggest SUV will continue as a surprisingly luxurious full-sizer that’s also capable of serious off-road duty. ...

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All-new 2018 Honda Odyssey aims for greater comfort, safety, features and style

2018 Honda Odyssey

Updated May 25th, 2018 What changes will make the 2018 Honda Odyssey different? Everything, as befits the fully redesigned edition of Honda’s popular minivan. The first all-new Odyssey since model-year 2011, the ’18 amps up this family hauler’s blend of ...

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Smooth and sophisticated, but somehow stilted: the 2018 Audi Q7 conundrum

Updated May 25th, 2017 What changes make the 2018 Audi Q7 different? Newly standard equipment — including power door closers for the top-line model — and higher asking prices. These tweaks update a seven-passenger crossover SUV that was all-new for ...

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Redesigned 2018 Audi Q3 promises more room and a better all-around driving experience

2018 Audi Q3

Updated May 25th, 2017 What changes make the 2018 Audi Q3 different? Revised styling touches – Audi’s sporty S line look is now standard — and a redistribution of features from the Prestige model, which has been discontinued. Slotting below ...

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Tougher-looking, safer-driving, and diesel-powered: Ford updates 2018 F-150

2018 Ford F-150

Updated May 25th, 2017 What changes will make it different? Many: fresh styling inside and out; new engines, including its first-ever diesel; new safety features; and expanded availability of the segment-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. These changes mark the midcycle refresh ...

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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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Hotter styling, hopped-up performance aim to keep 2018 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban relevant

2018 Chevrolet Suburban

What changes will make the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe different? Revised styling, upgraded transmissions, revamped feature packaging, and addition of a 420-horsepower high-performance version of the Tahoe. Also debuting will be Rally Sport Truck (RST) versions of both the ...

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Baby Silverado? 2018 Colorado facelift promises an image-upgrade for Chevy’s compact pickup

What changes will make the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado different? Revised styling and the possible proliferation of the eight-speed automatic transmission. Marking the midpoint in the lifecycle of Chevrolet’s compact-class pickup truck, these updates should help keep Colorado competitive until the ...

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Redesigned 2018 BMW X5 to boast an advance structure, and maybe some surprises

What changes will make the 2018 BMW X5 different? A full redesign, with a restyled body on a larger yet lighter new structure. This will be the biggest change to BMW’s midsize crossover SUV since its model-year 2014 redesign. It’s ...

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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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What crossover can shame truckier-looking rivals? Subaru’s refreshed 2018 Outback can.

Last Updated: April 16, 2017. What changes make the 2018 Subaru Outback different? Revised styling, expanded safety features, and upgraded connectivity freshen one of America’s most underrated midsize crossovers. They’re the biggest changes to Subaru’s five-seat wagon since its model-year ...

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Safety-features deficit, but outsized appeal: look ahead to the 2018 Buick Encore

2018 Buick Encore

What changes will make the 2018 Buick Encore different? Nothing of note, coming off a significant freshening for model-year 2017. In fact, the next big change for this diminutive premium crossover SUV is slated for model-year 2020, when it’ll undergo ...

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Should old nose and outdated transmission figure in your 2018 Lincoln MKX buying decision?

2018 Lincoln MKX

What changes will make the 2018 Lincoln MKX different? Nothing, because model-year 2019 will bring a revamped version of this premium-midsize crossover with updated styling, a new transmission, and possibly a new engine. The 2018 MKX will be a continuation ...

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Nearly forgotten, almost gone: Nissan Quest’s uncertain future impacts 2017, 2018 models

What changes will make the 2018 Nissan Quest different? Mere survival. Miniscule sales, unsold units, and robust competition mean an uncertain future for Nissan’s spacy but solid minivan. As of mid-April 2017, the automaker still had not released the model-year ...

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Minivans? Kia’s got one, too, and the 2018 Sedona may be the bargain of the class

2018 Kia Sedona

What changes will make the 2018 Kia Sedona different? A new, more efficient transmission is the anticipated headline for Kia’s 2018 minivan. New color choices and higher asking prices will likely round out Sedona’s changes as Kia likely preps it ...

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Infotainment upgrade, mileage-boosting tech could be on tap for 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

What changes will make the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica different? Count on new paint colors and higher sticker prices for the second model year of Chrysler’s latest minivan design. Consider the possibility of an upgraded infotainment system and the even greater ...

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Still kickin’: Toyota answers newer minivan rivals with deft update of the 2018 Sienna

2018 Toyota Sienna

What changes will make the 2018 Toyota Sienna different? Updated styling and upgraded safety features. Though short of a full redesign, the changes help the ’18 Sienna compete with the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey and 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. They also ...

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With little change expected, is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS still a top crossover choice?

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS

What changes will make the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS different? Higher asking prices and maybe a new paint color or two will keep changes to a minimum following a significant model-year 2017 refresh. That refresh included a name change, from GL-Class ...

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Placeholder and butt-kicker: what to know about the 2018 Ram 1500

2018 Ram 1500

What changes will make the 2018 Ram 1500 different? Possibly some feature bleed among models. Perhaps even another niche trim level. But nothing major because Ram is focused on developing the all-new 2019 version of its full-size pickup. More below ...

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Topping the 2018 Buick Envision wish list: better styling, broader access to safety features

2018 Buick Envision

What changes will make the 2018 Buick Envision different? Updated styling and, if Buick’s generous, wider availability of key safety features, including autonomous emergency braking. If the styling facelift feels a bit fast-tracked it’s because this five-passenger compact crossover was ...

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Expanded safety features? A transmission upgrade? What awaits the 2018 GMC Acadia

2018 GMC Acadia

What changes will make the 2018 GMC Acadia different? Probably little outside of new paint colors and higher asking prices. GMC’s upscale midsize crossover SUV got a clean-sheet redesign for the 2017 model year. New styling, engines and features were ...

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No rear-drive? No problem. BMW knows what X1 drivers need, and aims to deliver for 2018

2018 BMW X1

Updated June 30th, 2017 What changes make the 2018 BMW X1 different? Minor equipment-package tweaks take care of changes to BMW’s smallest crossover in advance of a midcycle freshening for model-year 2019. A rearview camera is standard instead of optional ...

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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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After all these years: 2018 Journey aged but still appealing if you choose right

2018 Dodge Journey

What changes will make the 2018 Dodge Journey different? Nothing, because this midsize crossover is headed for a transformative model-year 2019 redesign. That’s a slight detour from original plans by Dodge’s parent company, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). It originally intended to ...

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2018 Kia Sportage story? Cool looks, hot turbo, middling mileage and cramped cargo space

2018 Kia Sportage

What changes will make the 2018 Kia Sportage different? Nothing to make it worth waiting for – unless you fancy a potential new paint color or two, and crave almost certain price increases. This compact crossover SUV was fully redesigned ...

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Still desirable, still potent, but still worth waiting for? Pros and cons of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

What changes will make the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE different? With a complete redesign anticipated for model-year 2019, expect only the slightest updates for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE line of midsize crossovers. Known as the M-Class prior to a thorough model-year-2016 ...

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Pretty, powerful, and gaining a plug-in hybrid, the 2018 GLC premium compact crossover is a worthy Mercedes-Benz

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

What changes will make the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC different A plug-in hybrid and possibly a turbodiesel model. Mercedes-Benz’s compact crossover SUV dropped the GLK tag and became the GLC with its model-year 2016 redesign. Larger, more gracefully styled, and better-driving ...

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Redesigned 2018 4Runner to stay body-on-frame but with a modern twist

2018 Toyota 4Runner

What changes will make the 2018 Toyota 4Runner different? An all-new design with evolutionary styling, a more sophisticated powertrain, and more advanced features. Unchanged will be this midsize SUV’s rugged, old-school body-on-frame construction. The model-year ’18 redesign will launch the ...

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Good, but good enough to stave off new rivals? The 2018 Honda HR-V faces new challenges

2018 Honda HR-V

What changes will make the 2018 Honda HR-V different? Nothing, most likely, for Honda’s newest nameplate. The HR-V was introduced for model-year 2016 to do battle in an up-and-coming automotive segment: subcompact crossover SUVs. This four-door, five-passenger wagon is based ...

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After freshened styling and updated safety, the 2018 Chevrolet Trax faces tough new competition

2018 Chevrolet Trax

What changes will make the 2018 Chevrolet Trax different? Nothing of consequence because it’s coming off a model-year 2017 freshening. Those updates included revised styling, a revamped dashboard, and newly available safety and convenience features. The ’17 changes should sustain ...

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

2018 Jeep Renegade

What changes will make the 2018 Jeep Renegade different? Freshened styling, maybe some feature upgrades, and quite likely yet another special trim edition. They’ll be the first notable changes to Jeep’s popular subcompact crossover SUV since its model-year 2015 introduction. Renegade ...

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Seven-seat 2018 Kia Sorento pauses between 2017 updates and 2019 re-engineering. Should you keep it on your shopping list?

2018 Kia Sorento

What changes will make the 2018 Kia Sorento different? Likely nothing except new paint colors and higher sticker prices. The 2018 edition of this midsize crossover SUV is still relatively new, having been fully redesigned for model-year 2016 and enhanced ...

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In limbo: 2018 Ford Escape stands pat pending the approach of an all-new model

2018 Ford Escape

What changes will make the 2018 Ford Escape different? Very few, considering the major updates it got for model-year 2017 — and the even bigger ones just over the horizon. That leaves the 2018 version of this popular compact crossover ...

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Why a 2017 Santa Fe or Santa Fe Sport might be a better buy than a 2018

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

What changes will make the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe different? None likely, because this generation of Hyundai’s midsize crossover SUV is heading into its final season before a full model-year 2019 redesign. The ’18 version will cruise on updates that ...

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Hybrids hurtin’, but Toyota to forge ahead with 2018 Prius family expanded by new c and v models

2018 Toyota Prius

What changes will make the 2018 Toyota Prius different? Little if any for the mainstay Prius four-door compact hatchback – known as the Liftback – but expect all-new versions of its two offshoots: the Prius c subcompact hatchback and Prius ...

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Midsize-sedan blues: 2018 Nissan Altima left singing familiar tune until 2019 redesign

2018 Nissan Altima

What changes will make it different? Few if any, as this popular midsize sedan prepares to sail into the sunset. The current Altima design generation bowed for model-year 2013, got a fairly thorough upgrade for 2016, and is on track ...

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No. 1 in sales, by far. So what changes might benefit the 2018 Toyota Tacoma?

2018 Toyota Tacoma

What changes will make the 2018 Toyota Tacoma different? Minor ones, if any, given this truck’s relative newness. Toyota redesigned America’s best-selling compact pickup for model-year 2016, giving it updated styling and a new engine. For model-year ’17, it shuffled ...

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Rogue’s on a roll, but a new crossover companion may alter the 2018 model’s market position

2018 Nissan Rogue

What changes will make the 2018 Nissan Rogue different? Few, if any, following a major refresh for model-year 2017. Those changes included updated styling and addition of a hybrid variant and they’ll sustain this popular compact crossover to its next ...

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Tucson sales are spiking, despite a powertrain oddity. Will Hyundai continue to address the quirk for 2018?

2018 Hyundai Tucson

Last Updated March 14th, 2017 What changes will make the 2018 Hyundai Tucson different? Nothing of consequence as Hyundai’s entry-level SUV awaits a model-year 2019 revamp that’ll bring updated styling and – we hope – new or expanded features. That ...

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Honda to rest on laurels with 2018 Civic. Good thing they’re considerable

2018 Honda Civic

What changes will make the 2018 Honda Civic different? A break from change is the news, following two very busy model years for Honda’s venerable compact car line. Figure no more than a new color choice or two for ’18 ...

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All-new ’18 Accord promises improvements to the benchmark midsize sedan, but here’s why some buyers shouldn’t wait for it

2018 Honda Accord

What changes will make the 2018 Honda Accord different? A clean-sheet redesign bringing with new styling, fresh features, and the end of V-6 availability in favor of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. Expect more aggressive-looking sheet metal as this midsize sedan becomes ...

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Hey, Honda, how about a little safety-system democracy? It’s the only dent in the 2018 Pilot’s excellence

What changes will make the 2018 Honda Pilot different? Probably very little. Expect the 2018 Honda Pilot to be a virtual re-run of the 2017 Pilot – itself a little-altered continuation of the all-new, third-generation Pilot that debuted for model-year ...

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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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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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Ford to sharpen its 2018 Edge with fresh looks and a new tranny; more safety and luxury, too?

2018 Ford Edge

What changes will make the 2018 Ford Edge different? Freshened styling and a transmission upgrade from an automatic with six speeds to one with nine. The changes would be midcycle updates to a popular five-passenger midsize crossover SUV last fully ...

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Third seating row to expand capacity – and appeal – of 2018 Lexus RX midsize luxury crossover

2018 Lexus RX

What changes make the 2018 Lexus RX different? A third seating row to create the first seven-passenger version of America’s best-selling premium SUV. Increasing capacity from five gives Toyota’s luxury division its first direct competitor to the Acura RDX, Infiniti ...

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End approaching for smash-hit RAV4 generation, but 2018 model still has plenty to offer

2018 Toyota Rav4

What changes will make the 2018 Toyota RAV4 different? The Adventure, a new off-road-themed model that encourages this popular compact-class crossover SUV to wander a bit further from the beaten path than its tamer trim levels. Also newly available on ...

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Buyers loved Highlander’s 2017 changes; how will they respond to Toyota’s modest plans for the ’18?

2018 Toyota Highlander

What changes will make the 2018 Toyota Highlander different? Probably nothing more than a new color choice or two, following a pretty thorough model-year 2017 freshening. The updates, which included tweaked styling and powertrain upgrades, helped spark an 11 percent ...

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Visual panache and vivid performance are lofty goals for the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry.

Last Updated January 11, 2017 What changes make the 2018 Toyota Camry different? Most everything but the name. America’s most popular car is new from the ground up for 2018, with curvaceous new styling, revised features, and updated engines. Camry ...

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Today’s Corolla too dull? Wait ‘till 2020. Meantime, the 2018 boasts some solid virtues

What changes will make the 2018 Toyota Corolla different? Probably not much, coming off a freshening for model-year 2017 and heading for a full model-year 2020 redesign. The ’17 Corolla sedan got updated styling, a newly standard suite of advanced ...

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Subaru’s 2018 Forester is a lame duck. Maybe buying a ’17, or waiting for the all-new ’19, is the wise move

2018 Subaru Forester

What changes will make the 2018 Subaru Forester different? Very few, since it’s coming off a model-year 2017 refresh and headed for a complete model-year 2019 redesign. That leaves the 2018 edition of this compact crossover likely treading water, with ...

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Bye V-6, hi turbo-four-cylinder in an all-new body. Acura preps fully redesigned 2018 Acura RDX crossover

2018 Acura RDX

What changes will make the 2018 Acura RDX different? Just about everything. Honda’s luxury brand plans to launch an all-new version of its popular premium compact-crossover SUV for model-year 2018. We project a “less is more” approach: the third-generation RDX ...

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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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Pickup letdown: 2018 Silverado skates on special editions until aluminum-body 2018 redesign arrives

2017 Chevrolet Silverado

What changes will make the 2018 Silverado 1500 different? Only minor ones, given that this half-ton pickup truck is on track for a complete model-year 2019 redesign. Expect the ’18 Silverado 1500 to add a feature or two and maybe ...

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Tough act to follow: how will 2018 Honda CR-V defend its claim as best all-around compact crossover SUV?

2018 Honda CR-V

What changes will make the 2018 Honda CR-V different? Precious few, considering this compact crossover is coming off a complete redesigned for model-year 2017. The first all-new CR-V since the 2012 model, the ’17 introduced a restyled and roomier body, ...

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Smaller, smarter, available with a diesel: fully redesigned 2018 Equinox takes a new direction

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

What changes will make the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox different? A full redesign makes this popular five-passenger crossover a bit smaller, gives it fresh styling, introduces a trio of new turbocharged four-cylinder engines, and adds safety features. Interior accommodations are likewise ...

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Appeal is strong but sales are weakening; how will Acura solve its MDX dilemma for 2018?

2018 Acura MDX

What changes will make it different? A new paint color or two and higher prices. That’s all to expect for the 2018 Acura MDX following a major freshening for model-year 2017. The ’18 will carryover the improved styling, added safety ...

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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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Too much Muzak? Hyundai aims to recapture styling excitement with jazzed-up ’18 Sonata

2017 Hyundai Sonata

What changes make the 2018 Hyundai Sonata different? Fresh styling meant to recapture the impact of the 2011 Sonata. That car was a design breakthrough and made most rival midsize sedans look outdated. It was a sales hit, too. Not ...

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Redesigned 2018 X3 to showcase BMW’s next wave of style, tech, and performance

2018 BMW X3 M40i

Updated June 30th, 2017 What changes make the 2018 BMW X3 different? Everything. The all-new third-generation of this premium compact crossover arrives with more aggressive styling, new engines, and a more modern interior. It gets its first high-performance “M” variant, ...

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