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Off-road Adventure, TRD models on tap for 2022 Toyota Highlander?

By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Toyota Highlander different? 2021 Toyota Highlander XLE Maybe a blacked-out Nightshade appearance package. Possibly off-road-themed Adventure or TRD trims. Aside from those sorts of trendy additions, this popular midsize crossover will ...

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All-wheel drive, 290 horses, high style: is the 2022 Kia K5 your next midsize sedan?

2021 Kia K5 GT-Line by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Kia K5 different? Perhaps some connectivity tweaking but nothing major following a model-year-2021 redesign that brought fresh styling, optional all-wheel drive, a 290-horsepower flagship — and a ...

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Will the 2022 Mazda CX-9 go all BMW with rear-drive and an inline-6?

2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Mazda CX-9 different? A dramatic rebirth as a BMW-baiting, rear-wheel-drive-based crossover with a 300-plus-horsepower inline-six-cylinder engine – or little more than a warmed-over rerun of the 2021 ...

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2022 Mazda 3: updated, and upmarket, too?

2021 Mazda 3 sedan by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Mazda 3 different? Freshened styling, perhaps some authentic luxury appointments, maybe even new engine technology. We’d advocate for more standard safety features, too. Those and other changes ...

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2022 Subaru Crosstrek: more power to ya. Was bigger engine the answer?

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek different? Maybe some new color choices but no big changes as this popular subcompact-crossover SUV stands pat after several years of notable upgrades. Spunky kid ...

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2022 Toyota Venza crossover: high-fashion and hybrid-only

2021 Toyota Venza Limited By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Toyota Venza different? Toyota could add another trim level – a sporty XSE model is a reasonable possibility. But that won’t fundamentally change the 2022 version of ...

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Lame duck but still soaring: 2022 Mazda CX-5

2021 Mazda CX-5 By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Mazda CX-5 different? Very little, in what’s probably this compact-crossover SUV’s final model year before a full redesign. The 2022 CX-5 might gain a new color choice or ...

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Dukes up, 2022 Nissan Sentra. Here comes the all-new Civic

2021 Nissan Sentra SR by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Nissan Sentra different? Nothing major as this compact car continues to surf the wake of a model-year-2020 redesign that emboldened styling, bolstered road manners, and bettered the ...

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2022 Volkswagen Atlas: what beyond roominess puts it on the map?

2021 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium R-Line By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas different? Nothing significant as Volkswagen’s largest-ever vehicle takes a breather between a model-year 2021 refresh and bigger changes expected for model-year 2024. The ...

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High style, extreme mileage, elevated performance: 2022 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai Sonata By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Hyundai Sonata different? Minor details as this eye-catching front-wheel-drive midsize sedan gets ready for a model-year 2023 refresh. The 2022 Sonata will continue as a family-car style leader ...

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2022 Toyota RAV4 poised to defend top-selling-crossover crown

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Toyota RAV4 different? Little of consequence as Toyota prepares America’s best-selling crossover for a model-year-2023 refresh. Likely limited mostly to cosmetic tweaks, the ’23 refresh won’t fundamentally ...

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2022 Honda Civic: can the best compact car get better?

2022 Honda Civic Sedan prototype 2021 Civic Sedan by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Honda Civic different? Everything except perhaps the powertrains. The first fully redesigned Civic since model-year 2016 will have new styling, a revamped interior, ...

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Subcompact serenity: 2022 Buick Encore GX crossover uncommonly refined

2021 Buick Encore GX Essence By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Buick Encore GX different? Nothing significant as this pretty little SUV with upscale aspirations enters its third model year. Buick’s follow-up to the smaller, dumpier-looking just-plain ...

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Three-pot thriller? 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer subcompact crossover

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer different? Perhaps an all-black Midnight Edition trim level, but little else of note as Chevrolet’s newest subcompact crossover SUV sidles into its second season. Launched ...

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2022 Kia Seltos: subcompact crossover flexes its muscles

2021 Kia Seltos SX by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Kia Seltos different? Little more than a new color choice or two is likely for this eye-catching subcompact crossover SUV’s second model year. The 2022 Seltos will ...

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Excessive where it matters: 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V-6 SEL Premium By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport different? Very little in the sophomore season for this startlingly voluminous five-seat midsize-crossover SUV. The Cross Sport will return ...

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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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Crossover or entry-level car? 2021 Hyundai Venue wants it both ways

2020 Hyundai Venue SEL by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Hyundai Venue different? Little of substance, but a change in status is probably on the way. In a year or two, this subcompact wagon will likely assume ...

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Eight seats, four cylinders: is that enough love from the 2021 Subaru Ascent?

2020 Subaru Ascent Limited What changes will make the 2021 Subaru Ascent different? by Chuck Giametta Nothing major as Subaru’s largest-ever vehicle settles in to await a refresh expected for model-year 2023. Launched for model-year 2019 with seating for up ...

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Roomy, solid, but 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe needs to find its crossover mojo

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe different? Nothing major while Hyundai readies a model-year-2022 refresh of this five-seat midsize crossover SUV. Tweaked styling and possible hybrid and high-performance ...

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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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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 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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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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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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2020 Subaru Forester crossover: big changes ahead?

2020 Subaru Forester

What changes will make the 2020 Subaru Forester different? Very likely little of consequence following a ground-up redesign for model-year 2019. The 2020 edition of this compact crossover will profit from the larger dimensions, expanded safety features, and higher fuel ...

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Redesigned, restyled 2020 Subaru Outback looks to dump six-cylinder for a turbo four

2020 Subaru Outback

What changes will make the 2020 Subaru Outback different? Everything. Model-year 2020 marks the premiere of the all-new sixth-generation Outback with new styling and very likely new engines, including this midsize crossover’s first turbocharged four-cylinder in place of its six-cylinder. ...

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

2019 Subaru Crosstrek

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

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

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

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2018 Subaru Forester Review and Pricing

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

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

Updated May 31st, 2018 What changes make the 2018 Subaru Outback different? Revised styling, expanded safety features, and upgraded connectivity freshen one of America’s most underrated midsize crossovers. They’re the biggest changes to Subaru’s five-seat wagon since its model-year 2015 ...

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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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How does the 2017 Subaru Outback handle in the snow?

2017 Subaru Outback

Remarkably well, thanks to its highly capable all-wheel drive (AWD), generous ground clearance, and capable all-season tires. Every version of this five-passenger midsize crossover SUV comes with Subaru’s Active Torque Split AWD. The system continuously varies engine power front-to-rear to ...

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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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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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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 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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Subaru Tests Next Outback Against Audi Allroad

All New Subaru Outback

WHAT: The first fully redesigned Outback since model-year 2009. Subaru will continue to march to its own beat, fashioning the next-gen Outback in the guise of a tall station wagon while giving it all the room and more of the ...

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