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

2018 Dodge Journey

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

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

2018 Kia Sportage

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

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

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

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

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

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

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

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

2018 Toyota 4Runner

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

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

2018 Honda HR-V

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

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

2018 Chevrolet Trax

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

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

2018 Jeep Renegade

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

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

2018 Kia Sorento

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

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

2018 Ford Escape

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

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

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

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

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

2018 Toyota Prius

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

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

2018 Subaru Outback

What changes will make the 2018 Subaru Outback different? Probably little of note, given updates it got for model-year 2017 – and the bigger ones likely for model-year ’19. Among the more underrated midsize crossovers, this five seater will continue ...

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

2018 Nissan Altima

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

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

2018 Toyota Tacoma

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

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

2018 Nissan Rogue

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

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

2018 Hyundai Tucson

What changes will make the 2018 Hyundai Tucson different? Model-year 2018 will likely be a holdover for Hyundai’s entry-level SUV as it awaits a model-year 2019 freshened that’ll bring updated styling and – we hope – new or expanded features. ...

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

2018 Honda Civic

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

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

2018 Honda Accord

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

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

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

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The same, only better? Big questions surround all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler

2018 Jeep Wrangler

What changes make the 2018 Jeep Wrangler different? A full redesign — its first one since 2007– that should revitalize this iconic 4×4 from the inside out, but without treading far from its traditional look or reputation as one of ...

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Fresh looks? New safety features? An additional trim level? All may be on the table for 2018 as Ford seeks to stem Explorer’s sales stumble

2018 Ford Explorer

What changes will make the 2018 Ford Explorer different? The slim chance of a minor cosmetic refresh to sustain showroom appeal until the next full redesign, which is likely for model-year 2020. More important, we’d urge Ford to make the ...

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

2018 Ford Edge

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

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

2018 Lexus RX

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

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

2018 Toyota Rav4

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

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

2018 Toyota Highlander

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

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

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

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2017 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Review

The Mustang EcoBoost is right for… Drivers who crave a fine-handling pony car and consider a gas-slurping 435-horsepower V-8 overkill. The Mustang EcoBoost is arguably the best-balanced version of Ford’s four-seat coupe and convertible and uses a lively turbocharged four-cylinder ...

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The latest Explorer XLT Ford will benefit Family-focused shoppers

2017 Trim

See Also: Our Review on the 2017 Ford Explorer The 2017 Ford Explorer XLT is right for… Family-focused shoppers looking for a balance of comfort, driving ease, and available safety features. This is a great value in a roomy, nice-driving ...

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Best big luxury SUV? New 2017 Mercedes GLS Review

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS

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

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The Good-Looking 2017 Mazda CX-3 Has Its Downside

2017 Mazda CX-3

2017 Mazda CX-3 Buying Advice This is the best subcompact crossover for you if styling and sportiness mean more to you than utility. Introduced for model-year 2016, the CX-3 belongs to a booming new segment of SUVs smaller and less ...

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Best luxury crossover contender: 2017 Lincoln MKC

2017 Lincoln MKC

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

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

2017 Kia Sportage

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

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

2017 Honda Ridgeline

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

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All-New Approach: 2017 GMC Acadia Changes Size

2017 GMC Acadia

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

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Best In Class? All-New 2017 Audi Q7 SUV Stakes a Claim

2017 Audi Q7

2017 Audi Q7 Buying Advice This is the best crossover for you if you want an all-new seven-passenger premium-class SUV at a price that undercuts fellow German-brand rivals. The ’17 Q7 is fully redesigned and introduces styling themes that will ...

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Audi Updates 2017 Q3 SUV with Cheaper New Model

2017 Audi Q3

2017 Audi Q3 Buying Advice This is the best premium-subcompact crossover for you if your priorities place style slightly ahead of substance. Hoping to make its least expensive crossover more attractive to budget-minded shoppers, Audi adds a new entry-level Premium ...

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All-New Audi: 2017 A4 Targets BMW 3 Series

2017 Audi A4 Buying Advice All-new for 2017, this is the best premium-compact car for you if you’re looking for a solid balance of performance, luxury, technology, and safety features. Again offered with front- or all-wheel drive, this fifth-generation A4 ...

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

2017 Acura ILX

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

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2017 Kia Sportage Video and Review

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

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 BMW 3 Series

1. What’s new for 2016? Freshened styling, chassis upgrades, expanded features, and a new 6-cylinder engine. This roster of compact four-door sedans and station wagons constitutes BMW’s best-selling vehicle line. They get appearance changes minor enough to escape casual notice. ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Subaru Impreza

1. What’s new for 2016? Peace-of-mind connectivity that, among other services, can remotely unlock your car and automatically notify authorities if you’ve been in a crash. Available on Impreza’s top two trim levels, the Subaru StarLink Safety and Security system ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Range Rover Evoque

1. What’s new for 2016? Updated styling and new safety and infotainment features. With its couture looks and premium accoutrements, this SUV helped launch the now-crowded premium-compact-crossover segment, and the 2016 changes are its most extensive since its model-year 2012 ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Ford Explorer

1. What’s new for 2016? Styling updates, a new turbocharged-engine option, and introduction of Explorer’s fanciest trim level ever. These are the first significant alterations since a model-year 2011 redesign transformed Explorer from truck-type body-on-frame engineering to carlike unibody construction, ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Ford Escape

1. What’s new for 2016? A next-generation infotainment interface to replace the automaker’s confounding MyFord Touch system. The more intuitive, more graphically attractive, and hopefully more reliable Sync 3 connectivity system will be offered in a number of model-year 2016 ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Fiat 500X

1. What’s new for 2016? Everything. This all-new four-door wagon propels Fiat into the burgeoning subcompact-crossover segment where it’ll compete with the just-introduced Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3, as well as the Chevrolet Trax and Nissan Juke. Also in the ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Jeep Renegade

1. What’s new for 2015? Jeep is one of the hottest automotive commodities in the world right now and this all-new subcompact crossover is the new entry point to the brand. Though it has some traditional Jeep styling cues, much ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Lincoln MKC

1. What’s new for 2015? The dawn of a new era…hopes Lincoln’s corporate parent, Ford. It needs this new premium-compact crossover to attract younger buyers to the struggling luxury brand. That’s a tall order, given a segment chock full of ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Ford Edge

1. What’s new for 2015? Everything. This popular five-passenger, midsize crossover gets a stem-to-stern redesign. New and updated engines join freshened styling and a host of new high-tech amenities. In size and price, Edge ranks second in Ford’s crossover-SUV lineup, ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Lincoln Navigator

1. What’s new for 2015? The first significant updates to one of the oldest vehicles on the road. This full-size body-on-frame SUV dumps its V-8 powertrain for a twin-turbocharged V-6 that’s better-performing and more efficient. Steering and suspension revamps elevate ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015.5 Volvo XC60

1. What’s new for 2015? Mid-year powertrain advances so significant Volvo tags the updated version of this crossover a “2015.5” model. A new family of turbocharged four-cylinders under the Drive-E banner signals the automaker’s move away from five- and six-cylinder ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Mazda CX-5

What’s New for 2016? Fresh styling, an upgraded interior, and newly available safety features. This compact crossover SUV debuted for the 2013 model year and its first updates include a revised grille and wheel designs along with newly LED headlights ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Honda HR-V

1. What’s new for 2016? A fresh Honda nameplate on an all-new subcompact crossover. Based on the automaker’s pacesetting Fit hatchback, HR-V joins the burgeoning mini-SUV class to compete with the Chevrolet Trax, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3 and others for ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Subaru Outback

1. What’s new for 2015? A redesigned but scarcely different-looking generation of a deceptively roomy and decidedly accomplished midsize crossover. Outback was present at the creation, debuting for 1996 as an all-wheel-drive wagon based on Subaru’s compact Legacy sedan. It ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 BMW X4

1. What’s new for 2016? Nothing, but that’s OK because this compact premium crossover is still dewy from its model-year 2015 introduction. Inspired by the German automaker’s midsize X6 – a fastback take on its square-cut X5 crossover – the ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Porsche Cayenne

1. What’s new for 2016? After a modest model-year 2015 freshening, the lineup expands to include new entry-level and sporty models. This peppery people-hauler is a five-passenger midsize premium crossover with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). It borrows elements of its ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Chevrolet Trax

1. What’s new for 2015? General Motors is hoping shoppers will “make tracks” to their local Chevrolet dealer to check out this new-to-the-United-States small crossover. Trax joins the growing class of “subcompact” crossovers whose ranks include current and upcoming products, ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 BMW X3

1. What’s new for 2016? Very little after a model-year 2015 freshening that updated styling, introduced diesel and two-wheel-drive models, and added features. The ’16 carries over the revised front end that helps link this premium compact crossover visually with ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Infiniti QX80

1. What’s new for 2015? The flagship SUV from Nissan’s luxury division is updated with a new Limited Package that adds even more luxury to an already high-end vehicle. Formerly badged QX56, the QX80 borrows elements of its basic design ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Volkswagen Touareg

1. What’s new for 2015? Updated styling, an upgraded interior, and new driver-assist features. VW again positions this midsize five-seater against premium-class crossovers such as the Acura MDX. Indeed, Touareg is priced at the top of its competitive set and ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

1. What’s new for 2015? This distinctive SUV enters 2015 with no notable changes, just like it has for most of its 30-plus-year life. Tall, boxy, and priced over $100,000, it continues as a lifestyle accessory for the rich and ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

1. What’s new for 2016? Not quite as much as Chevrolet would like you to believe, although the styling is freshened styling, there’s more standard and optional equipment, and a few added interior enhancements. Unaltered are the basic engineering, four- ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Acura MDX

1. What’s new for 2016? A transmission upgrade, an all-wheel-drive -system reboot, and revised equipment and safety features. Acura’s best-selling vehicle is a seven-passenger premium midsize crossover that received a clean-sheet redesign for model-year 2014. So it shows how tough ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Honda CR-V

1. What’s new for 2015? Cosmetic updates, better fuel economy, and the most luxurious CR-V model ever. This five-seater is the sales leader in America’s highly competitive compact-crossover-SUV category and the ’15 freshening also upgrades cabin materials. A new grille, ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Cadillac Escalade

1. What’s new for 2015? It’s a clean-sheet redesign for the vehicle that’s bling incarnate. Compared to the outgoing 2007-2014 Escalade, the ‘15 is brasher on the outside, more opulent inside, and more powerful under the hood. This full-size luxury ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Audi Q3

1. What’s new for 2015? The Q3 itself. This is a new entry-level crossover, slotting below the brand’s Q5 in size and price. It’s one of the newest members of a burgeoning class of “premium-subcompact” crossovers populated by the likes ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Nissan Murano

1. What’s new for 2015? Designer fashion at outlet prices. The first full redesign of this five-passenger crossover since model-year 2009 brings flamboyant new styling and a coolly contemporary cabin, but retains an aging powertrain. Seeking distinction in a jammed ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Honda Pilot

1. What’s new for 2016? Everything but the name. Sleeker styling, more power yet better fuel economy, and overdue safety features mark the first full redesign of this midsize crossover since model-year 2009. Looking much like an inflated version of ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Nissan Juke

What’s new for 2015? Revised styling freshens this kooky crossover while additional standard equipment makes it a better value. The styling changes are subtle: slightly reshaped nose and tail, updated headlamps and taillamps, and mirrors with LED turn-signal repeaters. Amenities ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado or GMC Canyon

What’s new for 2015? Everything. Originally developed for overseas markets, these new trucks join GM’s U.S. lineup for model-year 2015 to augment the larger, more expensive full-size Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. They’re pitched as more fuel-efficient, more maneuverable alternatives ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Hyundai Veloster

1. What’s new for 2015? This sporty compact hatchback adds automatic climate control to its optional Technology package and makes 18-inch alloy wheels part of its Style package. Available with naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-cylinder engines, the front-wheel-drive Veloster is ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Nissan Rogue

1. What’s new for 2015? Nissan’s compact crossover SUV gets minor updates on the heels of its model-year 2014 redesign. Heated cloth front seats are now included with the SV Premium Package. Arctic Blue Metallic is added to the exterior ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Ford Fusion

1. What’s new for 2015? A rear-backup camera is standard across the line and the combination of all-wheel drive and the 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine is available on more than just the top-line model. In other changes for this ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Hyundai Equus

What’s new for 2015? This surprisingly plush full-size flagship is unchanged, continuing as a rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan with standard V-8 power. It slots above the smaller Genesis sedan in Hyundai’s lineup and is roughly the size of the Lexus LS ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Honda Pilot

1. What’s new for 2015? Honda’s square-shouldered midsize crossover SUV gets only minor changes for 2015. A newly added Pilot Special Edition (SE) trim level at about the middle of the product line includes pewter gray aluminum alloy wheels, a ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Nissan Altima

1. What’s new for 2015? Upgraded safety and convenience features and better mileage improve this popular midsize sedan for 2015. Engineering improvements for its available V-6 engine increase fuel-economy ratings 1 mpg in highway and in combined city/highway driving. V-6 ...

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12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Hyundai Azera

1. What’s new for 2015? A move upscale for a full-size sedan already doing a fair impression of an entry-luxury car. Base and Limited trim levels return, with the base gaining as standard the navigation system previously exclusive to the ...

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12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Honda Odyssey

1. What’s new for 2015? This stylish and accommodating minivan is unchanged following a modest revision for model-year 2014 that included addition of a six-speed automatic transmission and the much-publicized HondaVAC in-vehicle vacuum cleaning system. This remains one of the ...

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2015 BMW X5 Test Drive

The 2015 BMW X5 is the best SUV for you if you like being master of most of what you survey. This is a big, solid block of an SUV, proudly square in a field of increasingly rounded rivals. That ...

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Why the allroad Is a 2015 Audi Wagon And a Crossover

The 2015 Audi allroad is the best car for you if your ideal is a mix of station wagon and crossover SUV. Judging by its very modest sales numbers it isn’t the ideal of a great number of people. But ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Kia Sorento

1. What’s new for 2016? A bigger, better-looking body, a more sophisticated interior, and addition of a turbocharged four-cylinder-engine option. This is the first all-new version of this midsize crossover since model-year 2011 and the South Korean automaker aims to ...

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2015 Acura TLX Test Drive

The 2015 TLX is the best car for you if you want to be a part of Acura’s return to the front ranks of sports sedans. It’s been a while — probably since at least 2008, with the last of ...

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Honda’s popular compact crossover CR-V goes upscale with a meaner appearance and a new premium model

What changes make it different? Bolder styling, better fuel economy yet more torque, and a new top-line model packed with safety features. This is America’s best-selling SUV and the changes are intended to make it more appealing to affluent buyers. ...

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Why a $62,000 Hyundai Equus sedan may be a good value

What changes will make it different? Model-year 2014 brought a substantial refreshing, so model-year ’15 is basically a carryover. That means more fundamental changes lie ahead, possibly for the 2016 model year. One major area that needs to be improved ...

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The V60’s Look Has Been Modernized To Compete With the New-Age Family Movers

The model-year 2015 Volvo V60 is the best car for you if you don’t remember—or don’t care—that the company’s station wagons once looked like they were built of Legos. Today’s designers are intent on making you forget that celebration of ...

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Status Quo Is Kept With the Updated Tundra

The Toyota Tundra for model-year 2014 is the best truck for you if you want a revamped pickup that still seems to be searching for its identity. With revised styling and more features, this is the most extensive update since ...

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The Heart of the Kia Lineup Gets Major Revisions

The model-year 2014 Soul is the best car for you if want a small hatchback with an edgy attitude but mainstream attributes. You may not realize it at first glance, but this is the most extensively redesigned Soul since Kia ...

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Improved Fuel Economy Highlights the Updated Sedan

The model-year 2014 Jetta is the best car for you if you want the version that Volkswagen should have been offering since model-year 2011. That’s when Volkswagen reinvented the Jetta, inflating it up from a cramped little jewel to a ...

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Smaller, Longer and Better Gas Mileage For the Next Generation Crossover

The Acura MDX for model-year 2014 is the best SUV for you if you agree that sometimes less is more. Fully redesigned for the first time since model-year 2007, Acura’s flagship crossover is lower, narrower, lighter,and less powerful than the ...

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Is This German Legend Getting By On Reputation?

The model-year 2014 BMW 3 Series is the best car for you if you’re intrigued by an icon that’s gone from magisterial to a little mysterious. For decades this line of compact German sports sedans and coupes was the undisputed ...

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Bigger With Better Fuel Economy And Award-Winning Driving Experience: The All-New Range Rover Sport

The model-year 2014 Range Rover Sport is the best SUV for you if a BMW X5 is too predictable, a Mercedes-Benz M Class too prudent and a Porsche Cayenne too provocative. It’s also for you if you find ads about ...

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European Road-Manners And a Tight Back Seat For This American CR-V Fighter

The model-year 2014 Ford Escape is the best compact crossover for you if you’re willing to give up some interior space to get terrific road manners. You’ll also need to acquire a taste for some—um—ambitious styling inside and out, and ...

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Inexpensive But Quality. A New Look For GM

The Chevrolet Sonic for model-year 2014 is the best car for you if you need inexpensive transportation but don’t want a cheap car. Who says an American company can’t build a subcompact every bit as good as a Nissan, Hyundai ...

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Sedan or Hatchback? Either Way Its A Sporty Small Car

The model-year 2014 Ford Fiesta is the best economy car for you if can sacrifice subcompact roominess for subcompact sportiness. The car gets a restyled nose for model-year 2014, and under the hood is a big surprise in a small ...

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The All-New Toyota Highlander Acts Like a Minivan But Looks Like SUV

The model-year 2014 Highlander is the best crossover for you if you want a family wagon that looks like an SUV but acts a lot like a minivan. This popular crossover gets its first significant updates since model-year 2008. Its ...

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Nissan’s Second-Generation Rogue Takes a Step Forward In Styling

This is the best SUV for you if you want a compact crossover trying to make the transformation from frog to prince. Rogue is redesigned for the first time since Nissan introduced it for model-year 2008. It makes big strides ...

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The Tahoe and Yukon Can Seat 8 And Haul A House

The model-year 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon are the best SUVs for you if you wonder what it might be like had dinosaurs not gone extinct. Full-size, body-on-frame SUVs are the fossils of the automotive world. Built like trucks, ...

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The Luxury Audi A3 Could Just As Easily Be a Top-Of-the-Line Volkswagen

The model-year 2015 A3 is the best car for you if you’re hip to an emerging category that’s putting some of the most glamorous names in motoring on small, sporty and expensive cars. We’re talking about Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Cadillac and ...

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The Range Rover Evoque is Comfortable At the Country Club or On the Backroads

The Evoque for model-year 2014 is the best SUV for you if you like your style with substance. Evoque looks like an auto-show concept car, but it’s most assuredly at home on real roads. And being a Range Rover, it’s ...

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The Very Best SUV From Volkswagen

The model-year 2014 Audi SQ5 is the best SUV for you if you fantasize about turning a Golf R into a high-performance crossover. With all-wheel drive, a sport-tuned suspension and unique details, this offering is a lot like a jacked-up ...

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