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Best all-around compact crossover for families? 2022 Nissan Rogue is hard to beat

The popular 2022 Rogue will continue as arguably America’s most family-friendly compact crossover SUV, packed with standard safety features and smartly priced.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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The art of the wheel: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon makes a subtly stylish statement

By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon different? Probably not much, aside from a new color or tow and higher prices. We do, however, urge Volkswagen to make key safety features, such as ...

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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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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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2018 Volkswagen Beetle Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2018 Volkswagen Beetle

2018 Volkswagen Beetle Buying Advice This is the best car for you if you believe what’s old can be new again. Driving Volkswagen’s Beetle is like playing a retro video-game console or sampling some vintage candy. It can bring back ...

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Buying Advice The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is the best crossover for you if you favor smart German design over sporty German driving dynamics. Introduced for model-year ’18 as VW’s largest crossover, it’s the automaker’s first midsize-class SUV ...

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Pricing and Reviews

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Buying Advice This is the best crossover for you if you crave German styling and engineering combined with American sensibility and practicality. Volkswagen has redesigned its compact-class SUV for the 2018 model year, introducing a new Tiguan ...

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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review, Pricing and Buying Advice

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Buying Advice This is the best car for you if you want to drive a (relatively) affordable performance car that is still at the top of its game after more than four decades on the road. ...

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How will VW keep ‘17 Tiguan relevant until its redesign?

What changes will make the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan different? Maybe a new paint color or two, but that’s all for this compact crossover SUV’s final year in its current form. An all-new, larger Tiguan is due in summer 2017 as ...

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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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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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