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Top 5 things to know about the 2019 Hyundai Elantra sedan

2019 Hyundai Elantra

ONE: It looks different Hyundai freshens its compact four-door sedan for the 2019 model year. Long a staple of the South Korean automaker, today’s sixth-generation Elantra debuted for model-year 2017 with new styling, drivetrains, and features. Its overall look mimicked ...

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2019 GMC Yukon and Yukon Denali Review, Prices, and Changes

2019 GMC Yukon Denali

2019 GMC Yukon Buying Advice This is the best SUV for you if you believe the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are too pedestrian and the Cadillac Escalade is too pretentious. Yukon is the largest of GMC’s sport-utility vehicles, easily outsizing ...

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Six Big Things to Know About the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel

ONE: It’s hot. The Rebel is the fastest-selling member of the Ram family. Brand reps won’t disclose the average duration a Rebel is in dealer inventory before it’s sold, but they insist no other Ram model has a briefer stay. ...

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Tweaked styling, enhanced safety for the 2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot

What changes make the 2019 Honda Pilot different? Freshened styling, improved connectivity, and the Honda Sensing suite of safety features as standard on every trim level. The nine-speed automatic transmission is revised, drivers can now talk to passengers through an ...

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2019 Honda Fit Review, Pricing, and Buying Advice

2019 Honda Fit

2019 Honda Fit Buying Advice This is the best subcompact car for you if your modest aim is a brilliantly packaged, fuel-sipping urban runabout. Indeed, Honda has achieved a space-efficiency milestone here. Fit furnishes real room for four adults — ...

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2019 Honda HR-V gains two new models, updates styling, safety, connectivity

2019 Honda CR-V

What changes make the 2019 Honda HR-V different? Updated styling, new trim levels, and first-time availability of Honda’s top safety features. Model-year 2019 marks the midcycle refresh of Honda’s entry-level crossover SUV. Introduced as a 2016 model, the HR-V competes ...

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Will the all-new, more powerful 2019 Toyota RAV4 drive as sporty as it looks?

2019 Toyota Rav4

What changes will make 2019 Toyota Rav4 different? Everything. Toyota launches a fully redesigned version of its wildly popular compact crossover SUV for model-year 2019. The fifth-generation RAV4 premiered in static displays at the 2018 New York International Auto Show ...

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How will the 2019 Honda Accord defend its claim as America’s unsurpassed new-car value?

2019 Honda Accord

What changes will make the 2019 Honda Accord different? Maybe a new color or two, hopefully a more liberal distribution of safety features, almost certainly higher prices, definitely tougher competition. Coming off a complete model-year-2018 redesign, Honda’s four-door sedan will ...

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Plug-in hybrid intriguing addition to 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. Do you qualify? Do you care?

2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Updated August 21st, 2018 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Buying Advice This is the best subcompact crossover for you if you’re feeling adventurous. You don’t have to actually be adventurous, of course, but Crosstrek’s go-anywhere attitude — backed by genuine off-road ability ...

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2019 Ford F-150 Review, Pricing, and Buying Advice

2019 Ford F-150

What changes will make the 2019 Ford F-150 different? Little of consequence is likely following a significant model-year 2018 refresh that updated the F-150’s styling, powertrains, and feature set. For model-year ’19, expect a new paint color or two, maybe ...

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2019 Toyota Yaris Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2019 Toyota Yaris

2019 Toyota Yaris Buying Advice This is the best subcompact car for you if you want to experience some automotive yin and yang. This Chinese symbolism represents the duality of dark, or negative (yin) and light, or positive (yang). What’s ...

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A better engine? Please. Freshened styling? Meh. Look ahead to the 2019 Nissan Murano

2019 Nissan Murano

What changes will make the 2019 Nissan Murano different? Perhaps the engine upgrade speculated about but undelivered as part of the model-year-2018 freshening. Nissan didn’t tweak Murano’s styling, either, and now it appears this eye-catching midsize crossover could remain visually ...

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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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Too cool or burnished just right? Look ahead to the elegant, appealing 2019 Audi Q7

What changes make the 2019 Audi Q7 different? Maybe innovative toll-payment technology, and hopefully, a more liberal approach to safety-feature availability, but no changes to styling or engineering are expected until model-year 2021. That leaves the 2019 version of Audi’s ...

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Some premium-compact crossovers are faster, many flashier, but 2019 Audi Q5 and SQ5 hard to beat for overall appeal

2019 Audi Q5

What changes will make 2019 Audi Q5 different? Some premium-compact crossovers are faster, many flashier, but 2019 Audi Q5 and SQ5 hard to beat for overall appeal We’ll hope for expanded availability of safety-related driver-assistance features. Barring that, expect little ...

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Buy a Volvo crossover for safety, sure, but style, performance, and premium-grade luxury? The compact 2019 XC60 makes its case

2019 Volvo XC60

What changes will make it the 2019 Volvo XC60 different? Perhaps the re-introduction of a front-wheel-drive model, but little else of consequence as the newest version of Volvo’s premium compact crossover enters its sophomore season. The XC60 was fully redesigned ...

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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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Will a mediocre powertrain again tarnish the 2019 Nissan Rogue’s many meritorious attributes?

2019 Nissan Rogue

What changes will make the 2019 Nissan Rogue different? It’s been making annual upgrades to this compact crossover, but Nissan appears to have little of significance on tap for the 2019 edition. Rogue is the automaker’s most popular vehicle and ...

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Poised for a 2020 freshening, how will 2019 Nissan Armada maintain its appeal?

2019 Nissan Armada

What changes will make the 2019 Nissan Armada different? Nothing of significance, as Nissan prepares its sport-utility flagship for a model-year 2020 freshening. The 2019 Armada will continue as a full-size, body-on-frame SUV with luxury amenities that nudge it surprisingly ...

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Will new rear-drive model and likely plug-in hybrid balance the 2019 BMW X3 shortfalls?

2019 BMW X3

What changes make the 2019 BMW X3 different? Addition of a rear-wheel-drive model and likely, launch of a plug-in hybrid. These changes continue BMW’s rollout of a premium compact-crossover SUV that was fully redesigned for model-year 2018. With slightly racier ...

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Can the best get better? 2019 Honda CR-V could gain hybrid, new sporty model

2019 Honda CR-V

What changes will make the 2019 Honda CR-V different? Possible addition of a gas-electric hybrid model to the lineup of Honda’s best-selling vehicle. It would join hybrid versions of the Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, and Mitsubishi Outlander as the only ...

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It’s a crossover senior citizen, but the 2019 Toyota Highlander still appeals. Here’s why

2019 Toyota Highlander

What changes will make it different? Likely nothing of consequence as this popular midsize crossover SUV nears the end of its third design generation. An all-new Highlander is due for model-year 2020 or ’21. The 2019 edition will again accommodate ...

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Once a tech leader, now a safety follower, can the 2019 Ford Escape remain relevant until its 2020 redesign?

2019 Ford Escape

What changes will make the 2019 Ford Escape different? Maybe a new trim level to commemorate the final model year before this popular compact-crossover SUV gets a full redesign. Expect an all-new Escape for model-year 2020, with fresh styling and ...

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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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Lame duck, but still game? Why the 2019 Acura MDX is an intriguing value

2019 Acura MDX

What changes will make the 2019 Acura MDX different? Likely nothing — aside from higher prices – in the final season of the current-generation MDX. A fully redesigned version of this seven-passenger premium midsize crossover SUV is due in calendar ...

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Compact-car shocker: Impreza a rare sales hit. Look ahead to model-year 2019 changes and the end of a WRX / STI chapter

What changes will make the 2019 Subaru Impreza different? Not much, pending an expected model-year 2020 redesign of the high-performance WRX and STI variants. The mainstream Impreza four-door sedan and four-door hatchback are expected to return for 2019 with little ...

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2019 Chevy Trax will again use surprising refinement to fight newer rivals and compensate for awkward styling

2019 Chevrolet Trax

What changes will make the 2018 Chevrolet Trax different? Probably little more than a new paint color or two — and higher asking prices. Expect Chevrolet’s entry-level crossover SUV to maintain a holding pattern for model years 2019 and 2020, ...

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2019 Jaguar F-Pace to expand premium-crossover lineup with hot-rod V-8 SVR

2019 Jaguar F-Pace

What changes will make the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace different? An ultra-high-performance variant of this premium compact crossover to challenge the likes of the Porsche Macan Turbo and Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Reportedly packing more than 550 horsepower, the 2019 Jaguar ...

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Enhanced Elantra: why Hyundai would do well to loosen up about safety features for 2019

2019 Hyundai Elantra

What changes will make the 2019 Hyundai Elantra different? Likely very little, considering Hyundai’s spent the last two years updating its stylish and value-packed compact car. The all-new sixth-generation Elantra debuted for model-year 2017 year as a four-door sedan with ...

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Kia makes a minivan? You may be further surprised the 2019 Sedona is set for an update

2019 Kia Sedona

What changes will make it different? Quite a few, if recently leaked spy photography is to be believed. Kia seems poised to give its minivan a thorough freshening for model-year 2019 to stay competitive with the likes of the Chrysler ...

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As if from an alternative dimension comes the convention-defying Toyota C-HR. Here’s what to expect for 2019

2019 Toyota C-HR

What changes will make the 2019 Toyota C-HR different? Possibly an expanded lineup and maybe even all-wheel drive. That would help round out the appeal of a subcompact crossover SUV that looks like a visitor from an alternate dimension but ...

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How will the best get better? Honda ponders V-6 alternatives

2019 Honda Pilot

What changes will make the 2019 Honda Pilot different? Revised styling; wider availability of key safety features; and new, more fuel-efficient engines – including turbocharged four-cylinder and hybrid options – are in the mix as Honda updates its biggest crossover ...

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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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Infiniti hacks Mercedes: the 2019 QX30 crossover is more – and less – than the GLA

What changes will make the 2019 Infiniti QX30 different? Expect little more than a new color choice or two for this stylish-outside, smallish-inside premium subcompact crossover. The QX30 bowed for model-year 2017 as Infiniti’s first rival to diminutive but upscale ...

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Fearless forecast: All-new 2019 Nissan Altima to shelve V-6 for variable-compression turbo four, offer all-wheel drive

Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept

What changes will make the 2019 Nissan Altima different? It’ll be all-new: larger, racier-looking, higher-tech, and very possibly available with all-wheel drive (AWD) and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Expect a roomier, more contemporary interior along with exterior styling influenced by ...

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Want full-size space at midsize prices? The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse is your family-crossover value

What changes will make the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse different? Coming off a full redesign for model-year 2018, very few. We’d welcome, however, expansion of some safety features beyond the costliest models. Otherwise, expect little more than minor feature shuffling and ...

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Redesigned 2019 BMW X5 to boast an advance structure, and maybe some surprises

2019 BMW X5

What changes will make the 2019 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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