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America’s best-selling premium-subcompact car: 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz A 220 4Matic by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class different? Performance dialed up to 11 could be in the cards, but we’d rather Mercedes-Benz give its least expensive vehicle more standard safety features. ...

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Apex sedan, Hatchback Special Edition enliven 2021 Toyota Corolla

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

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC fights to stay No. 1 in premium compact-crossover sales

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 SUV by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC different? Little of note after model-year-2020 styling, features, and power updates. That midcycle refresh should sustain Mercedes-Benz’s best-selling vehicle and America’s most-popular premium-compact crossover ...

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Alfa bones, Jeep muscle, go-anywhere heart: redesigned 2021 Grand Cherokee

by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee different? Everything. The first all-new Grand Cherokee in a decade will grow larger and get new styling and fresh powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid. Jeep’s popular SUV will ...

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All-new 2021 Ford F-150: electrification is just the start

By Chuck Giametta Redesigned 2021 model will be the 14th-generation F-150 What changes will make the 2021 Ford F-150 different? A full redesign with fresh styling, a modernized interior, and new powertrains — including electrified options. The first all-new F-150 ...

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Refreshed, or a little stale? 2021 Honda Accord counts on updates

By Chuck Giametta 2020 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T What changes will make the 2021 Honda Accord different? Updates to styling and connectivity should headline this popular sedan’s model-year-2021 refresh. Sources suggest the top-line Touring model might get a panoramic moonroof. ...

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A top seller. Tops in class? 2021 Toyota Highlander hits and misses

2021 Toyota Highlander XSE By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021Toyota Highlander different? A sporty XSE model expands the 2021 lineup of one of America’s top-selling three-row midsize crossover SUVs. It joins a roster expected to be little-changed ...

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Old-school spirit: 2021 Toyota 4Runner upholds traditional SUV values

2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021Toyota 4Runner different? A Trail trim level with accessories designed for those who spend time in parts unknown. Otherwise, this old-school midsize SUV should return ...

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Will the redesigned Lexus NX crossover be a 2021 or 2022 model?

2020 Lexus NX 300 F Sport By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Lexus NX different? Probably very little – unless Lexus proves prognosticators wrong. An all-new version of this small, premium-crossover SUV is in the works. But ...

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Style to burn. Self-parking, too. Is the 2021 Hyundai Sonata a wicked-good family car?

2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited 1.6T By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Hyundai Sonata different? Very little, because this front-wheel-drive midsize sedan is coming off a model-year 2020 redesign that re-established it as a family-car style leader. The ...

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2021 Honda Pilot: is the last of a generation still worth a look?

by Chuck Giametta 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition What changes will make the 2021 Honda Pilot different?  Perhaps a farewell trim package for the final model year of the 2016-2021 Pilot generation. An all-new version of Honda’s largest crossover SUV ...

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Looks can deceive: 2021 Subaru Forester stealth pick for top all-around compact crossover

2020 Subaru Forester Touring by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Subaru Forester different? Subaru almost certainly is exploring returning a turbocharged engine to its popular compact crossover SUV. It dropped the turbo option when it introduced the ...

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2021 Cadillac XT5 pressed from all sides, still earns a look

2020 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Cadillac XT5 different? Very little, following a model-year 2020 refresh that tweaked styling, updated features, introduced an entry-level engine, and added a new ...

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2021 Chevrolet Equinox: freshened styling, sporty new RS model

by Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff 2021 Chevrolet Equinox RS What changes will make the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox different? Freshened exterior styling and the addition of a sport-themed RS trim level make news for the 2021 edition of this popular ...

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Honest work value? We review the redesigned 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4WD Crew Cab in new Custom trim

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Custom Everyone appreciates a pickup with fancy alloys and leather upholstery. But the worksite is a DeWalt and Carhartt world, where your truck better favor function over frippery. The newest members of the pickup-as-trusted-tool club are ...

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Fighting father time: 2021 Mazda 6 battles to stay relevant

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

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2021 Range Rover Evoque: high style; questionable quality?

2020 Range Rover Evoque P250 by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Range Rover Evoque different? Perhaps return of the Autobiography flagship, but significant change isn’t likely until model-year 2022, when an all-electric model may be added. The ...

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Get past the nose, and what do you have? 2021 BMW X7 is an intriguing 7-seat crossover

2020 BMW X7 M50i by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 BMW X7 different? Maybe a new color choice or two and another round of feature-shuffling. But major changes to BMW’s full-size premium crossover SUV aren’t anticipated before ...

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Less is less: 2021 Cadillac XT6 struggles for premium midsize crossover legitimacy

2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Cadillac XT6 different? A new color choice or two and maybe some feature-shuffling, but nothing likely to redeem this underwhelming premium midsize crossover. With three rows of ...

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2021 Subaru Outback: still the brainy crossover choice?

2020 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Subaru Outback different? Subaru’s five-seat midsize crossover SUV could gain a sport-themed trim level for model-year 2021. It would join an otherwise ...

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How will the 2021 Ram 1500 fight the all-new F-150 and updated Chevy Silverado?

2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Ram 1500 different? Mostly just tweaks to trim, color, and features. The 2021 edition of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) full-size pickup should mostly stand ...

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2021 Acura RDX makes its case as best premium-compact crossover value

By Chuck Giametta 2020 Acura RDX A-Spec What changes will make the 2021 Acura RDX different? We’d hope for blind-spot and rear cross-traffic detection as standard rather than optional, but that change might have to await the RDX’s expected model-year ...

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Top Five Things to Know About the 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Honda Civic Sedan Touring By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview Staff It’s America’s best-selling compact car, but Honda knows the 2020 Civic needed some updates to maintain its lead over the fully redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra). Here ...

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2021 Genesis G70: why buying a 2020 or waiting for the ’22 might be wise

2020 Genesis G70 by Ed Piowtrowski and CarPreview Staff What changes will make the 2021 Genesis G70 different? Probably just new color choices and higher asking prices for this sporty sedan in the final season before an expected model-year 2022 ...

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Freshened styling on tap for 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan different? 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line Freshened styling but no alterations to the body itself and probably no change to the powertrain. We would urge Volkswagen to filter ...

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Top Five Things to Know About the 2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura MDX A-Spec By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff Acura’s flagship crossover enters the final year of its current design generation with a new limited-production trim level but no other significant changes. A fully redesigned MDX is due for ...

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Redesigned 2021 Acura MDX: still a premium-crossover value leader?

2021 Acura MDX, as leaked on AcuraZine.com By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Acura MDX different? Most everything. Honda’s luxury division will redesign its flagship crossover for model-year 2021, with new exterior and interior ...

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

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

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Rhymes with fun day: 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT a high-value hoot in N-Line form

By Ed Piotrowski What changes will make the 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT different? 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line Good question. The hatchback companion to Hyundai’s Elantra sedan could stand-pat or get a midcycle refresh — only Hyundai knows for ...

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2021 Honda CR-V compact crossover: again the overall best in class?

By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Honda CR-V different? 2020 Honda CR-V Touring Maybe some new colors, hopefully a Sport edition. Realistically, little newsworthy following a significant model-year-2020 refresh that updated styling, extended safety features, and introduced ...

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Three doors down: 2021 Hyundai Veloster moving to a better neighborhood

By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff 2020 Hyundai Veloster What changes will make the 2021 Hyundai Veloster different? Freshened styling and perhaps wider availability of safety and convenience features. Expect the most noticeable appearance changes to be to the nose, ...

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Top Five Things to Know About the 2020 Kia Telluride

By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview Staff From zero to hero. Kia had no credible competition for the likes of the Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot before launching its all-new 2020 Telluride. Now it has a contender for the best midsize ...

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How good will the 2021 Toyota Camry be beneath its snazzy skin?

by CarPreview staff 2020 Toyota Camry TRD What changes will make the 2021 Toyota Camry different? America’s top-selling car should largely stand pat for 2021, returning a broad lineup of gas and hybrid models, plus available all-wheel-drive (AWD). In the ...

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

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

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Beauty seeking beast: 2021 Audi Q8 and RS Q8 5-seat premium midsize crossover

2020 Audi Q8 by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Audi Q8 different? Addition of a high-performance RS model with near 600 horsepower, for sure. Continued migration of features to the least expensive model, perhaps. New packages that ...

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Too dull? What will the aging 2021 Ford Edge bring to the fight against newer five-seat midsize crossovers?

Ford Edge with Titanium Elite appearance package By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Ford Edge different? Very little. This five-passenger, midsize crossover is treading water until an all-new Edge arrives in calendar 2022 for ...

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New Volkswagen subcompact crossover: 2021 Apollo on launchpad

By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff Expect the 2021 Volkswagen Apollo to be based on a subcompact crossover VW sells in China as the Tharu What is the 2021 Volkswagen “Apollo”? A new entry-level crossover slotting below Volkswagen’s compact Tiguan ...

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Styling freshened, all-wheel drive added, plug-in hybrid returns: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica preview

by Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Red S Edition What changes will make the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica different? Freshened styling inside and out and available all-wheel drive (AWD) will update the 2021 edition of this stylish minivan. ...

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2021 Chevrolet Blazer crossover: generous on style, still stingy on safety?

By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff 2020 Chevrolet Blazer Premier What changes will make the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer different? We’ll hope for wider availability of important safety features but expect little more than new paint colors and higher asking prices ...

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2021 Kia Soul: less than a crossover, more than just a funky face

2021 Kia Soul What changes will make the 2021 Kia Soul different? Little if anything. Kia redesigned its cheeky little wagon for model-year 2020, updating its styling and feature set while improving the driving experience. The ’21 should carryover virtually ...

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2021 Ram 2500 and 3500 aim to hold their own against newer Ford, GM rivals

2021 Ram 2500 and 3500 What changes will make the 2021 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty different? Feature tweaks and new paint colors will likely be the extent of what’s new for the 2021 edition of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) ...

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Don’t fence us in: 2021 Hyundai Palisade expands midsize-crossover choices

2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Hyundai Palisade different? Perhaps a new flagship trim level, but otherwise nothing major for the sophomore season of this striking midsize crossover that seats ...

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Honda positioning redesigned 2021 Civic to defend its compact-car crown

2020 Honda Civic Sedan By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview Staff What changes will make the 2021 Honda Civic different? Perhaps everything. Honda is likely to redesign its iconic compact for model-year 2021. The Civic would enter its 11th design generation ...

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Will 2021 Volkswagen Jetta and Jetta GLI get more Geist?

2020 Volkswagen Jetta R-Line By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta different? Nothing significant is likely – although we would urge Volkswagen to match top competitors and make key safety features, particularly autonomous ...

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Smarter than it looks: 2021 Hyundai Kona subcompact crossover

2021 Hyundai Kona What changes will make the 2021 Hyundai Kona different? There’s an outside chance of new transmissions aimed at improving performance and fuel economy. If that doesn’t play out, the 2021 edition of this subcompact crossover would be ...

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2021 Chevrolet Silverado needs a fresh face and a revamped cabin

2021 Chevrolet Silverado What changes will make the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado different? A fresh look inside and out could be on tap for the 2021 edition of this full-size pickup truck. The changes would come just two model years after ...

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Styling keyed to trim level, snorty ZR2, turbodiesel torque: 2021 Chevrolet Colorado aims to stand out in the compact-pickup arena

By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 What changes will make the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado different? Styling tweaked to increase model differentiation, fresh bowtie emblems, and “Chevrolet”-embossed tailgates. The off-road ZR2 model, meanwhile, becomes the only 2021 ...

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2021 Kia Telluride three-row midsize crossover: surprise contender for best in class

2021 Kia Telluride What changes will make the 2021 Kia Telluride different? Perhaps a new color or two, maybe a little feature repackaging. Overall, though, this impressive midsize crossover will stand pat for its sophomore season. Telluride debuted for model-year ...

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Ford Mustang galloping toward change, but tradition reins for 2021

2021 Ford Mustang What changes will make the 2021 Ford Mustang different? Little if any is expected ahead of a major revamp rumored for model-year 2022. Speculation about that revamp – by far the biggest alteration since the model-year 2015 ...

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BMW’s big 2020 X7 is a luxo 7-seat crossover, now with M Performance heat. But it’s far from faultless.

2020 BMW X7 What changes will make the 2020 BMW X7 different? Addition of the 523-horsepower X7 M50i model injects this premium full-size crossover with even higher performance in its second year on the market. With seating for up to ...

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More than a pared-down Pilot? 2021 Honda Passport makes its case

2021 Honda Passport What changes will make the 2021 Honda Passport different? A lower-priced entry-level trim level would be nice, but Honda’s more likely to reissue this five-seat midsize crossover without changes for its third model year. The 2021 Passport ...

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Old but still gold? 2021 Lexus RX aims to hold off younger premium midsize-crossover rivals

What changes will make the 2021 Lexus RX different? 2020 Lexus RX 350L By Chuck Giametta Little more than a new paint color or two on the heels of a model-year-2020 refresh for America’s top-selling premium midsize crossover SUV. The ...

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Plenty of room, too little vroom: 2020 Honda HR-V subcompact crossover

2020 Honda HR-V What changes will make the 2020 Honda HR-V different? Probably not much after a model-year-2019 refresh that tweaked styling, updated safety and connectivity features, and added sport-themed and flagship trim levels. As a follow-up, however, we urge ...

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2020 Toyota Tundra: good truck, or good riddance?

2020 Toyota Tundra

2020 Toyota Tundra What changes will make the 2020 Toyota Tundra different? More convenience features and a second body style for the most hardcore off-road version of this full-size pickup truck. The 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro updates its connectivity ...

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AMG heat, coupe-body fashion among updates for 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE What changes will make the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE different? Filling out the lineup following this midsize premium crossover’s complete model-year 2020 redesign. The GLE will get at least one higher-performance model and will be joined by all-new ...

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Handsome, roomy, refined, and well-priced, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra promises strong compact-sedan value

2021 Hyundai Elantra What changes will make the 2021 Hyundai Elantra different? Likely very little after Hyundai made some notable improvements to its compact sedan for model-years 2019 and ‘20. In fact, expect this comely little four-door to remain unaltered ...

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2020 Hyundai Accent: small-car value, style, refinement. Excitement? Well…

2020 Hyundai Accent What changes will make the 2020 Hyundai Accent different? New driver-assistance features – we hope. Don’t hold your breath, though. Hyundai’s entry-level car is likely to be virtually unchanged for model-year 2020. It should return unaltered as ...

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2020 Toyota Tacoma freshened; bigger changes ahead for America’s top-selling compact pickup?

2020 Toyota Tacoma What changes will make the 2020 Toyota Tacoma different? Freshened styling, extra comfort and convenience features, and enhanced off-road hardware are the first significant changes since this third-generation Tacoma debuted for model-year 2016. The model-year-2020 updates for ...

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2020 GMC Sierra: more than big-pickup burlesque?

2020 GMC Sierra What changes will make the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 different? Probably little more than some new paint colors — and higher asking prices – following a full redesign for model-year 2019. This report covers the half-ton Sierra ...

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A Camaro nose? A Caddy engine? A safety-feature rethink? Changes ahead for 2020 Chevrolet Equinox crossover

2020 Chevrolet Equinox What changes will make the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox different? Freshened styling and a new flagship engine are on tap for the 2020 edition of Chevrolet’s top-selling crossover. More vital, however, would be for Chevy to expand availability ...

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2020 Subaru Crosstrek subcompact crossover: go-anywhere cred, plug-in-hybrid cool, but there’s a problem

2020 Subaru Crosstrek What changes will make the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek different? Little of consequence as America’s most popular subcompact crossover settles into its second-generation design. All new for model-year 2018, Crosstrek for ’19 added a plug-in-hybrid variant, becoming the ...

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Model-year muddle: a redesigned Lexus NX is coming, but as a 2020 or 21?

2020 Lexus NX What changes will make the 2020 Lexus NX different? Maybe nothing. Maybe everything. A fully redesigned version of Lexus’s popular small crossover is in the works. But only the insiders at Toyota’s luxury division know whether it’ll ...

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2020 Lexus IS premium compact sedan: game over? Or is a BMW six in its future?

2020 Lexus IS What changes will make the 2020 Lexus IS different? Little of note while the fate of Lexus’s entry-level car hangs in the balance. Rumors abound. Some reports suggest model-year 2020 could be the last for this compact ...

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Why the lame-duck 2020 Kia Optima is still a tasty dish

2020 Kia Optima What changes will make the 2020 Kia Optima different? Likely little of consequence because Kia freshened most iterations of its midsize sedan for model-year 2019 – and a fully redesigned Optima is coming for model-year 2021. The ...

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2020 Toyota Land Cruiser: conquering, cushy, and compromised

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser What changes will make the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser different? A specially trimmed Heritage Edition celebrating this iconic SUV’s sixth decade in Toyota’s U.S. lineup is new, but model-year 2020 is unlikely to bring substantive changes. ...

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Petite but posh, the 2020 Lexus UX premium subcompact crossover is a likable little surprise

2020 Lexus UX What changes will make the 2020 Lexus UX different? Hardly anything, as this surprisingly refined premium subcompact crossover heads into its sophomore season. “Urban + X-over (crossover) = UX” decodes the name, and this little five-seater does ...

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Throwback values vs. fashion-forward pressure: can the 2020 Toyota Avalon manage its dual burden?

2020 Toyota Avalon What changes will make the 2020 Toyota Avalon different? Expect the usual round of new paint hues and steeper asking prices, but little else as this full-size sedan settles in after a complete redesign for model-year 2019. ...

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Swan-song Sienna: coming redesign leaves 2020 Toyota minivan in limbo – and it could lose its AWD monopoly, too

2020 Toyota Sienna What changes will make the 2020 Toyota Sienna different? No changes are likely for model-year 2020, as Toyota closes out the current design generation of its eight-seat minivan. A fully redesigned Sienna is on track for release ...

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2020 Nissan Kicks: a subcompact crossover that’s more – and less — than it seems

2020 Nissan Kicks What changes will make the 2020 Nissan Kicks different? Maybe a new color choice or two, but Nissan’s crossover-style subcompact hatchback won’t be meaningfully altered for model-year 2020. Introduced for 2018 to replace Nissan’s kooky Juke, the ...

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Turbulence alert: 2020 Honda Pilot buffeted by newer Highlander, Palisade, Telluride

2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition by Chuck Giametta What changes make the 2020 Honda Pilot different? A new flagship model draped in trendy black aimed at boosting interest in this aging-but-game midsize crossover SUV. The 2020 Black Edition joins an ...

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2019 Honda Insight Review, Pricing, and Buying Advice

2019 Honda Insight 2019 Honda Insight Buying Advice This is the best hybrid car for you if you believe in third chances. After two commercial duds dating back to model-year 2000, Honda relaunches its dedicated gas/electric car for 2019 as ...

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2019 Ram 1500 Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2019 Ram 1500 2019 Ram 1500 Buying Advice This is the best half-ton pickup truck for you if… Well, no ifs, no qualifiers. The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 from Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is a masterpiece and should be at the ...

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All-new design takes 2020 Escape upscale and back into top-tier compact-crossover contention

2020 Ford Escape What changes will make the 2020 Ford Escape different? Styling, size, cabin, and powertrains — most everything will change as Ford launches a fully redesigned version of its popular compact crossover for model-year 2020. The first all-new ...

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Bigger than the average midsize crossover; better for it? Look ahead to the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet Traverse What changes will make the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse different? Ideally, the availability of key safety features beyond the most expensive trim level. Realistically, Chevrolet will limit changes to new paint colors — and to slightly higher asking ...

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2019 Volkwagen Jetta Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Jetta 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Buying Advice This is the best compact car if you care more about looks and features-per-dollar than about the driving experience. Model-year 2019 signals the debut of the all-new seventh-generation Jetta. This fully redesigned ...

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2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Buying Advice This is the best compact crossover for you if you’re OK with progress occasionally taking two steps forward and one step back. Mitsubishi introduced the five-passenger Eclipse Cross for model-year ...

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2020 GMC Terrain to cover familiar territory with a refresh over the horizon

2020 GMC Terrain What changes will make the 2020 GMC Terrain different? Little other than new paint colors and perhaps revised feature availability. Significant updates to this five-passenger compact crossover are highly unlikely before a model-year-2022 midcycle refresh. The Terrain ...

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

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

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Will Ford’s 2020 Jeep Gladiator countermeasures include a Ranger Raptor?

2020 Ford Ranger What changes will make the 2020 Ford Ranger different? Maybe a Baby Raptor to counterpunch the launch of Jeep’s Wrangler-based 2020 Gladiator. A 300-plus-horsepower off-roader inspired by the full-size F-150 Raptor would be a thrilling addition to ...

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Fresh styling, powertrain upgrades on tap for 2020 Cadillac XT5. Is a V-Sport coming, too?

2020 Cadillac XT5 What changes will make the 2020 Cadillac XT5 different? Revised styling, new features, and updated drivetrains — including the possible introduction of a high-performance. Model-year 2020 marks the midcycle refresh for this five-passenger, premium-compact crossover, Cadillac’s best-selling ...

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Plug-in hybrid, turbo four, hot-rod M: all could be in the mix for 2020 BMW X5

What changes will make the 2020 BMW X5 different? A potential expansion of powertrain choices with addition of a turbocharged four-cylinder, a plug-in hybrid, and a hot rod V-8. They would join returning six- and eight-cylinder engines and put an ...

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Turbo GT power, hotter GT Line looks on tap for 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Forte GT What changes will make the 2020 Kia Forte different? A pair of sporty trim levels with an available high-output turbocharged engine make news for the 2020 edition of Kia’s compact-class sedan. There’s also a chance the Forte5 ...

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Looking at a Lexus LS? Don’t wait for the 2020. Here’s why.

2020 Lexus LS What changes will make the 2020 Lexus LS different? Probably not much after this full-size premium sedan received a clean-sheet redesign for model-year 2018, followed by new safety and convenience features for 2019. It’ll return little-changed for ...

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Buying Advice This is the best compact car for you if you covet the Corolla formula of reliability and value but fancy it in a sleeker, sportier form. This front-wheel-drive four-door hatchback ...

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Dulling Edge: Is Ford’s 2020 five-seater still the midsize crossover for you?

2020 Ford Edge What changes will make the 2020 Ford Edge different? Little of note following a model-year 2019 revamp that freshened styling, updated powertrains, and expanded safety features. The 2020 Edge will reprise all that – and have to ...

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Utility vehicle of the year? Really? Why the subcompact 2020 Hyundai Kona is a goofy surprise

2020 Hyundai Kona What changes will make the 2020 Hyundai Kona different? Not much, as this appealingly odd-looking little crossover takes a breather after hitting the market for model-year 2018, then adding an impressive pure-electric version for 2019. Distinctive, solidly ...

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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee: caught between the really old and the very new

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

What changes will make the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee different? Likely little of consequence as this midsize crossover SUV awaits a ground-up redesign for model-year 2021. Jeep’s flagship SUV will return for ’20 as a five-seater with an unusually broad ...

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2019 Mazda CX-3 Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2019 Mazda CX-3

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

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Enough room? Adequate power? Pros and cons of 2020 Subaru Ascent crossover

2020 Hyundai Ascent

What changes will make the 2020 Subaru Ascent different? Expect little more than a new color choice or two to mark the sophomore season of Subaru’s largest-ever vehicle. Available with room for up to eight passengers, the Ascent bowed for ...

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Buying Advice This is the best midsize crossover for you if you’re ready for the next stage in the evolution of the Santa Fe. Model-year 2019 marks the debut of the fourth-generation Santa Fe and a ...

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Would new safety tech compensate for the 2020 Ford EcoSport’s shortfalls?

2019 Ford EcoSport

What changes will make the 2020 Ford EcoSport different? Hopefully the addition of today’s most important safety features, prominent among them autonomous emergency braking designed to automatically stop the vehicle to mitigate a frontal collision. This and other vital driver ...

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Buying Advice Chevrolet redesigns its biggest moneymaker for 2019, with a new understructure, fresh engines, less weight, beefier styling, and more safety and connectivity features. The all-new 2019 Silverado needs all these attributes as it faces ...

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Jaguar’s E-Pace crossover needs a Jaguar-worthy interior. Will it get it for 2020?

2020 Jaguar E-Pace

What changes will make the 2020 Jaguar E-Pace different? Hopefully, a revamped cabin with materials befitting a Jaguar. That would help this five-seat premium subcompact crossover compete on a more even footing with rivals such as the BMX X1, Lexus ...

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Blazer, Passport and other new crossovers are coming for you, 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

What changes will make the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe different? Probably very little, considering Hyundai has shelved its plan to offer this five-seat midsize crossover with a diesel-engine option. That likely limits changes for model-year 2020 to a couple new ...

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2019 Ford EcoSport Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2019 Ford EcoSport

2019 Ford EcoSport Buying Advice This is the best small crossover for you if you believe it’s possible to get a second chance to make a first impression. EcoSport (pronounced ECHO-Sport) is Ford’s entry in the increasingly popular subcompact-crossover market. ...

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2019 Hyundai Veloster

2019 Hyundai Veloster Buying Advice This is the best sporty car for you if you want the automotive equivalent of the “Most Improved Athlete of the Year.” Fully redesigned for model-year 2019, this front-wheel drive compact hatchback returns with its ...

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2019 Ford Expedition Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2019 Ford Expedition

2019 Ford Expedition Buying Advice This is the best big SUV for you if you want the capability of a full-size pickup truck and the road manners of a midsize crossover. Expedition is Ford’s flagship SUV. It uses traditional truck-type ...

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Unprecedented power, pure-electric propulsion on tap for 2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X3

What changes will make the 2020 BMW X3 different? Two new variants — one for super-performance enthusiasts, the other for electric-vehicle disciples. They’ll expand this premium compact crossover’s lineup into niches already occupied by top rivals and broaden the market ...

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2019 Jeep Wrangler Review, Pricing, and Buying Advice

2019 Jeep Wrangler

2019 Jeep Wrangler Buying Advice This is the best SUV for you if you’re ready to go all-in on an off-roading lifestyle. Few vehicles of any stripe are more recognizable or purpose-built than the Jeep Wrangler. Wrangler was fully redesigned ...

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2019 Lexus ES Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2019 Lexus ES

2019 Lexus ES Buying Advice This is the best premium midsize sedan for you if “Steady as she goes” is your mantra. All new for model-year 2019, the ES kicks off its seventh generation with a redesign aimed at giving ...

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