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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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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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Segment’s sinking while Chevy Malibu rises. Are ’18 changes enough to sustain this Chevy’s ascent?

2018 Chevrolet Malibu

What changes will make the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu different? Nothing substantive, given timing that places this midsize sedan between a major redesign for 2016 and an expected freshening for 2019. Bringing sleeker styling, a roomier interior, more sophisticated powertrains (including ...

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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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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

2017 BMW X3

What changes will make the 2018 BMW X3 different? Everything. An all-new generation of this premium compact crossover is due in early calendar 2017. It’ll have crisper lines, new gas engines, and a bigger, more luxurious interior. A plug-in hybrid ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Even With Losing the Coupe and Convertible to Their Own Model Name, the BMW 3-Series Offers Numerous Powertrains Options to Please Any Buyer

What changes will make it different? Although the 3-Series has been around since the mid-1970s, it’s still only in its sixth generation, which first came to us as a 2012 model year. That means that the ’16 should signal the ...

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For 2016 the BMW 4-Series Could See Small Revisions to the Engines and Front Styling

What changes will make it different? Although the 4-Series will continue to be viewed by many as simply a rebadging of the 3-Series coupe and convertible, it was actually a new car in its own right for the 2014 model ...

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A X6 M Variant Is Expected From BMW For 2016 With Plenty Of Power

What changes will make it different? BMW now has a huge range of models that can be sporty, luxurious, practical, opulent, great-looking and very, very fast. Until the arrival of the X6 as a 2009 model year, you could see ...

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A Diesel and Hybrid Version Of The BMW 7-Series For 2016

What changes will make it different? From what we’ve been seeing and hearing, the 2016 model year of BMW’s flagship 7-Series sedan is expected to be a redesigned sixth generation of the nameplate. While we shouldn’t expect anything too radical ...

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Driving Performance Is a Highlight For the Compact X4

What changes will make it different? It was completely new for 2015, so don’t expect much to be different in model-year ’16. We might, however, see a performance M version. These days it seems that if BMW can find even ...

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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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Gas Mileage Improvements Are Not Expected To Arrive in ‘16 For the Jeep Cherokee

What changes will make it different? The Cherokee nameplate was only recently resurrected, as a 2014 model year, so it’s unlikely that too much will change for the ’16. Fiat Chrysler is keen on sticking to a well-constructed plan that ...

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If Available For ‘16, Don’t Expect Gas Mileage For the Compass To Rival Other Compact Crossovers

What does the future hold? Unfortunately for fans of this nameplate, the 2015 model looks like it will be the last. It appears the Compass and the Patriot are both being discontinued, with the all-new Fiat 500L-based Renegade and another, ...

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2016 Jeep Renegade Preview

What should we expect? It isn’t every day that a completely new SUV is launched, especially by a specialist manufacturer like Jeep. That’s why the model-year ’15 Renegade is such big news and why there is so much anticipation about ...

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The Supercar Acura NSX Is Expected To Debut Sometime In the Summer Of 2015

What should we expect? It’s been quite a while since Honda had the NSX nameplate in production, with the last models rolling off the line in 2005. When it was first revealed that an all-new edition would be a hybrid, ...

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Will Acura Add Safety And Connectivity Technology and Features the RDX Has Been Missing For 2016?

What changes will make it different? This was Acura’s entry into the luxury compact crossover market in 2006 as a ’07. The second generation came into being as a 2013, so after a carryover for ’15, we expect a least ...

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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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The 2016 MDX Will Deliver All the Technology and Features Expected of a Luxury SUV Along With Acura’s Well-Earned Reliability Reputation

What changes will make it different? Acura currently seems to be a business of two halves: (1) a maker of luxury sedans that are struggling to make a significant impact in their segments, and (2) a manufacturer of luxury utility ...

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Cadillac Escalade to Stand Pat For 2016 After Previous Year’s Changes

What changes will make it different? Few American vehicles are as iconic as the Escalade. If you want to make a statement with the vehicle you drive, this full-size SUV certainly gets the job done. Although it has seemingly been ...

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Cadillac Should Increase Fuel Efficiency With the Updated SRX or Its Replacement XT5

What changes will make it different? Depending on your point of view, this midsize crossover is either being redesigned or replaced for 2016. It appears as if an all-new vehicle is being tested by Cadillac, and despite the heavy camouflage, ...

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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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The Cadillac ELR Will Continue To Combine Fuel Economy And Luxury For 2016

What changes will make it different? This is one of a growing number of extended-range plug-in electric vehicles that uses a gasoline engine to extend its approximately 35-mile electric-only range. The claimed total range is a very usable 340 miles, ...

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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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If Dodge Keeps the Durango Around For 2016, Expect Little Change

What changes will make it different? There’s little official word out there about what will happen with the 2016 Durango, a popular offering that sits somewhere between a crossover and a full-size SUV. Despite being a good seller and the ...

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This Powerful Midsize Muscle Car Has Many Of Latest Advancements In Connectivity and Safety

What changes will make it different? Since this muscle car throwback only just received its first major re-engineering since taking on its current form in 2007, we shouldn’t really expect anything to change for ’16. To be fair, the latest ...

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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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Will The Grand Cherokee Gas Mileage Improvement Be The Only Changes For ’16?

What will Change? Only minor exterior appearance upgrades are expected but more powerful engine choices with better fuel efficiency are also in the works in time for the 2016 model. Consumers will have to wait until 2017 or possibly even ...

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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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Nissan stays jiggy with Juke for 2016, but competition’s heating up

What changes will make it different? Just when we thought this subcompact crossover’s styling could get no more radical, a model-year 2015 revamp of the nose and tail proved it could. That freshening will hold it until the next all-new ...

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Honda Looks to Attract the Upscale Crowd With the New CR-V Touring

What changes will make it different? Not much. The crossover was freshened for 2015 with a new front and back, better fuel economy, and additional safety features for top-end models. The ‘16 edition should see little to no changes. Perhaps ...

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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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Flex is an acquired taste. Should Ford’s low-slung SUV alternative be on your 2016 crossover menu?

What changes will make it different? The one thing we can rely on with this crossover is that it will stay the same. And when you are as fascinatingly unique as the Flex is and you have a dedicated band ...

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EcoBoost is 2016 Expedition reality. Should you buy before Ford’s full-size SUV adopts aluminum construction?

What changes will make it different? Predictions conflict about the Expedition in model-year 2016 following one of the vehicle’s infrequent revamps for the ’15 model year. This is among the remaining leviathans of the full-size SUV world. It’s been with ...

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Do C-Max hybrid and plug-in hybrid give Ford worthy 2016 Prius fighters?

What changes will make it different? Although Ford appears to be focused on synchronizing its global offerings, the C-Max follows a completely different type of strategy. It’s known in the United States as a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid that ...

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How will Ford keep Edge sharp for sophomore 2016?

What changes will make it different? It’s difficult to imagine Ford doing too much to change this crossover SUV, which will be all new as a 2015 model in calendar-year ’15. The Edge is the rare vehicle that actually will ...

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Chevy makes Trax its hope for a 2016 impact on emerging SUV segment

What changes will make it different? Don’t expect many since this compact SUV has yet to come to the United Sates after being initially designed for the European and Asian markets. The most we might see is a very minor ...

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Should you commit to today’s Camaro or can Chevy make the all-new 2016 worth waiting for?

What changes will make it different? Many cars in recent years have grown in size, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing…unless it’s a muscle car. A larger size invariably means more weight; that compromises performance, and performance is everything where ...

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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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All New Engine, Exterior, and Interior Are Expected For the Future Honda Ridgeline

What changes will make it different? The current Ridgeline has been around since 2005, which is a lifetime in the auto industry. Although the rules for cars and SUVs don’t necessarily apply to pickup trucks, a decade is plenty long ...

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What To Do With a Popular But Dated Vehicle? Honda Will Give Their Answer With the Updated 2016 Pilot

What changes will make it different? Probably not as many as some would like to see, given that it has remained largely the same since its introduction in 2009. It will still be a three-row midsize crossover SUV, although recent ...

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The Honda Odyssey Is Already A Great Family Mover and Could Get Major Update in ’16

What changes will make it different? Hang on to your hats, folks, because there are big changes ahead for this highly rated minivan. Nevertheless, it’s still a matter of conjecture as to whether the all-new sixth generation will appear as ...

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A Good Engine and Upscale Features Haven’t Been Enough for the Crosstour. Does Honda Have a Solution For ’16?

What changes will make it different? Let’s be honest: An awful lot needs to change if Honda is going to make a success of this crossover SUV. The model-year 2015 version really doesn’t know what it is or what it ...

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Chevrolet to Redesign Their Electric Car For ’16

What changes will make it different? Like a lot of concepts and prototypes, the exciting first incarnations of the Volt of 2007 looked significantly more futuristic than what actually went into production. Now the second generation is in development, so ...

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