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

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

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How will Ford keep Edge sharp for sophomore 2016?

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Will Updated Looks Be Enough To Keep the Hyundai Tucson Competitive in 2016?

What changes will make it different? From what we’ve learned so far, the major upgrades will center on the styling of this compact SUV. The styling of the model-year 2015 version has few detractors, but Hyundai is a company that ...

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Chevrolet Redesigns The Equinox For ’16

What changes will make it different? The 2015 model year is still the second generation of this compact crossover, which has been on sale since 2009. After an apparent one-year delay, model-year 2016 will bring what should be an all-new, ...

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Running In Place: Can Great Road Manners And a Euro Attitude Sustain This Compact Crossover Until Its Next Big Update?

  What changes will make it different? A midcycle update is coming, likely reaching showrooms during the first half of calendar 2016. The revamped edition of this popular, fun-to-drive compact SUV likely will be labeled a 2017 model, though there’s ...

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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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Few Compact SUVs Get Better Fuel Economy Or Offer a Third-Row Seat. Is That Enough to Woo You From a Honda or Ford Escape?

What changes will make it different? A fuel-saving Eco mode for the transmission and wider availability of heated front seats update this popular compact crossover. It’s coming off a complete model-year 2014 redesign in which it got an improved cabin ...

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With New Styling On the Way, What Alterations Might Improve This Popular Compact Crossover SUV?

What changes will make it different? Probably not a whole lot, considering this popular compact SUV is just two years out from its most recent redesign – and one year away from a midcycle freshening. The ’15 could gain some ...

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Updates To Honda’s Popular Compact Crossover Could Include Different Styling And a New Transmission

What changes will make it different? Exterior styling tweaks, a freshened interior, and maybe a new transmission are likely on tap for Honda’s popular small SUV. Today’s version of this utility vehicle was all-new for 2012 and is on schedule ...

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Escape To Stand Pat For 2015, Awaiting Bigger Changes For ’16 And ’17

What changes will make it different? Not much, but expect a simplified version of the controversial MyFord Touch infotainment option. That’s a band-aid for one of the many high-tech features that help distinguish this popular compact crossover from less adventurous ...

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