Stephen is a freelance automotive journalist living in New York state. He's obsessed with anything on four wheels, but particularly fond of his Subaru Impreza.

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2020 Subaru WRX STI Test Drive Review
The Subaru WRX STI powerslid into the United States for the 2004 model year, sporting a turbocharged engine and a massive rear wing, and ready to take on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. The STI and E...
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2020 Mazda CX-5 Test Drive Review
According to a Harvard Business Review marketing study, there is such a thing as too much choice. And when the marketplace presents consumers with too much choice, there is a chance they won’t buy any...
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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Test Drive Review
Toyota’s three-row crossover SUV got a major makeover for the 2020 model year, entering its fourth generation of production since debuting as a 2001 model. There’s been a Highlander Hybrid since 2006,...
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2021 Hyundai Elantra Preview
The Hyundai Elantra has gradually gone from being an alternative, cheap choice to a sought-after, highly competitive option in the compact sedan segment. These days, it warrants a good look if you’re ...
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2021 Honda Civic Type R Preview
In the world of Honda enthusiasts, few words generate more buzz and passion than “Civic Type R.” And while the performance car was hot enough as it was, for 2021, Honda takes things a step further wit...
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2020 Jaguar I-PACE Preview
The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first all-electric crossover, competing primarily with the Audi e-tron and Tesla Model X. Despite its compact dimensions, the I-Pace has plenty of space, with room for five peop...
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2021 Chrysler Pacifica Preview
The Chrysler Pacifica brought style, flair and luxury to the minivan segment when it arrived for 2017. 2021 brings a major facelift, new content, a simplified lineup, and even a new top trim level.
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2020 Karma Revero GT Preview
The Karma Revero GT’s story is an interesting one. It was born in 2012 as the Fisker Karma, a stylish electric sedan with a gasoline-powered range extender. After it was discontinued, the company was ...
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2020 Polestar 2 Preview
The new Polestar is a performance automaker spun off from Volvo. Its second car, called simply the 2, arrives for 2020. While the 1 is a low-volume hybrid grand touring coupe, the 2 is a fully electri...
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2020 Audi SQ8 Preview
The Audi Q8 was all-new last year, offering a sleeker version of the three-row Q7 and Audi’s answer to the BMW X6 and Porsche Cayenne Coupe. For 2020, it debuts a performance version in the form of th...
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2020 Audi SQ7 Preview
Audi’s lineup includes a number of performance S and RS models. For 2020, the three-row Q7, Audi’s biggest SUV, gets that treatment. The all-new SQ7 is Audi’s answer to the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5 M, ...
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2020 Honda Clarity Hybrid Plug-In Preview
Honda’s Clarity lineup includes hybrid and plug-in-hybrid variants. The five-seat Clarity Hybrid Plug-In receives no major updates for 2020. Most of the time, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid gets motiva
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2020 Lexus GS 350 Preview
If you’re in the market for a midsize luxury sedan like the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CT6, or Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you might also take a look at the Lexus GS 350. It enters 2020, its eighth mo...
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2020 Lexus RC Preview
If you’re in the market for an Audi A5, BMW 4 Series, Infiniti Q60, or Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, you might also consider the Lexus RC. This compact luxury coupe received some notable updates last y...
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2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Preview
The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is just one of a few hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles offered in parts of Southern California. For 2020, it gets some light updates, starting with a new color palette. The Cl
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2020 Aston Martin DBS Preview
The four-seat Aston Martin DBS Superleggera stands at the top of the British brand’s grand-touring line. Fundamentally, it’s a DB11 with sharper edges. This year brings a new convertible body style to...
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2020 Nissan Armada Preview
Nissan offers the Armada as an answer to other full-size 3-row traditional SUVs, such as the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, and Toyota Sequoia. Light updates are on the menu for 2020. All Armada
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2020 Honda Ridgeline Preview
The Honda Ridgeline is a crew-cab midsize pickup, just like versions of the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger, Nissan Frontier, and Toyota Tacoma. Where it differs is in its construction. Rather than ut...
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2020 Nissan NV Cargo Preview
The Nissan NV Cargo commercial van competes with cargo versions of the Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana, Ford Transit, Ram ProMaster, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. It soldiers on without any changes for 202...
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2020 Nissan NV Passenger Preview
The Nissan NV series of commercial vans competes with the Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana, Ford Transit, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The NV Passenger is a variant that can carry up to 12 people across 4 ...
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2020 Nissan NV200 Preview
The Nissan NV200 is a compact commercial van, similar to the Ford Transit Connect and Ram ProMaster City. It gets a number of enhancements for 2020. Unlike its competitors, Nissan sells the NV200 o
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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid Plug-in Preview
The Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid Plug-In is a compact crossover with a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain, similar to the new Ford Escape PHEV. Unlike the regular Outlander, the Outlande...
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2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Preview
The Subaru Crosstrek falls in the subcompact crossover category, just like the Ford EcoSport, Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and Nissan Rogue Sport. However, the ...
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2020 Chevrolet Blazer Preview
Chevrolet released the new midsize 5-seat Blazer just last year to battle the Ford Edge, GMC Acadia, Honda Passport, and Nissan Murano. Even though it’s very new, it gets a new engine for 2020. The
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2020 Chrysler Pacifica Preview
The Chrysler Pacifica minivan competes with the Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona, and Toyota Sienna. For 2020, it gets a simplified lineup with new options. This year sees the Pacifica’s lower trim levels
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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid Plug-in Preview
The modern Range Rover, Land Rover’s flagship vehicle, offers a dizzying array of trims and powertrains. One of those is a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) variant. Land Rover offers the
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2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Preview
The 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a subcompact-plus crossover and competes with the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, and Kia Sportage. Even though it was a bran...
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2020 Subaru Forester Preview
The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover that competes with the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5, and Volkswagen Tiguan. For 2020, Subaru adds new standard safety featu...
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2020 Chevrolet Impala Preview
The Chevrolet Impala is a large sedan, one you might consider if you’re in the market for a Dodge Charger, Kia Cadenza, Nissan Maxima, Buick LaCrosse, or Toyota Avalon. It gets a few changes this year...
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2020 Audi A6 Preview
The A6 is the middle child in Audi’s sedan lineup, doing battle against the BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS, Jaguar XF, Genesis G80, Lexus GS, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It was all-new last year and gets l...
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2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid Preview
The Toyota Camry Hybrid now sits in a dwindling field of midsize hybrid sedans, competing solely against the Honda Accord Hybrid. For 2020, it sees no notable changes. Just like last year, the Camr
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2020 Honda Odyssey Preview
The Honda Odyssey minivan competes with the Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, Kia Sedona, and Toyota Sienna. For 2020, it reaches its 25th year on the market, and to celebrate that milestone, Ho...
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2020 Cadillac XT5 Preview
Cadillac positions its midsize 5-passenger XT5 crossover against the Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, Lexus RX, BMW X5, and Lincoln Nautilus. For 2020, it gets a mid-cycle revamp. This year, the XT5 adopts Cad
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2020 BMW i3 Preview
The BMW i3 comprises both electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (EV and PHEV) variants. For 2020, it gets a new special edition. Both base and i3s grades return for 2020. Standard features i
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2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Preview
The Volkswagen Jetta GLI is a compact sport sedan, in the same arena as the celebrated Honda Civic Si and Subaru WRX. It also runs in the same circles as several sporty compact hatchbacks, including t...
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2020 Kia Sorento Preview
The Kia Sorento packs 3 rows of seating into a crossover that looks and feels relatively compact, so it competes with bigger vehicles like the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Dodge Durango, Nissan Pat...
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2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid Preview
The Ford Fusion Hybrid is a midsize family sedan with gasoline-electric hybrid capability, just like the Honda Accord Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid, and Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. For 2020, likely its las...
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2020 Acura ILX Preview
The ILX is a premium compact sedan, similar to the Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Genesis G70, and Audi A4. It got a substantial facelift for 2019, so it has no major changes for this year. All I
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2020 Mazda MAZDA6 Preview
The Mazda6 competes in the midsize family sedan category, along with the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Subaru Legacy, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, and Kia Optima. For 20...
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2020 Mazda CX-9 Preview
The Mazda CX-9 is a three-row crossover in the same category as the Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and the new Kia Telluride. For 2020, it gets some minor updates. ...
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2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Preview
If a Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, or Bentley Bentayga isn’t enough for you, Rolls-Royce has your answer. The Cullinan, introduced last year, is simply the final word when it comes to...
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2020 Hyundai Nexo Preview
The Hyundai Nexo is one of a few hydrogen-powered vehicles on the market, along with the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell and Toyota Mirai. Hyundai released this crossover last year to select California market...
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2020 Audi Q7 Preview
The Audi Q7 is a three-row crossover, similar to the Volvo XC90 and the relatively new BMW X7 and Lincoln Aviator. The second generation arrived for 2017, and for 2020, it gets a mid-cycle refresh.
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2020 Cadillac CT6 Preview
The Cadillac CT6 is the brand’s largest and poshest sedan, competing with the Lincoln Continental, Acura RLX, BMW 5 Series, and Volvo S90. For 2020, it soldiers on with minor updates. Sometime last
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2020 Ford Transit Crew Preview
The Ford Transit is a series of full-size passenger vans, similar to the Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The Transit Crew is a half-step between a passenger and panel van, w...
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2020 Toyota Prius Preview
The Toyota Prius is iconic for having brought hybrid technology to the masses, and it continues to represent that technology today. The 2020 model comes with new infotainment and safety technology.
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2020 Honda HR-V Preview
The HR-V is the smallest member of Honda’s comprehensive crossover lineup. It’s a fitting competitor to the Chevrolet Trax, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Kona, and Jeep Renegade. Honda gave the HR-V a substa...
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2020 Kia K900 Preview
The Kia K900’s pitch is pretty simple. It gives you the size and luxury of an Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, or Mercedes-Benz S-Class at a 40% discount. This big sedan got redesigned for 2019, so 2020 brings ...
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2020 Honda Passport Preview
The third-generation Honda Passport model debuted last year as a shorter, two-row version of the Pilot after having fallen out of Honda's product lineup since 2002. As it’s so new, it gets no updates ...
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2020 Polestar 1 Preview
Polestar is a brand-new automaker, offering boutique performance hybrid vehicles. Its first model, the aptly named 1, debuts for 2020. The 1 is a sleek two-door grand-touring coupe, wearing plenty
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2020 Nissan Kicks Preview
The Nissan Kicks is the smallest crossover in the brand’s growing lineup, competing with the Hyundai Venue and Kia Soul. It was introduced for 2018 and gets new safety updates for 2020. Despite the
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2020 Honda Fit Preview
For well over a decade, the Honda Fit has charmed drivers everywhere with its ability to fit a lot of cargo space into a tiny footprint. As the current third-generation model enters its last model yea...
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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Preview
The Mitsubishi Outlander 3-row compact crossover competes with the Nissan Rogue, Hyundai Palisade, and Volkswagen Tiguan. For 2020, it gets minor updates to safety and driver-assistance features and a...
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2020 Cadillac CT6-V Preview
The CT6-V is the flagship of Cadillac's V sub-brand, in terms of performance and opulence. We weren’t sure the model would continue past its 2019 introduction, but Cadillac has decided to offer it in ...
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2020 Dodge Journey Preview
For 2020, the midsize Dodge Journey benefits from moderate changes and a simplified lineup. Both Journey trims, the SE Value and Crossroad, include seating for 7 passengers, keyless access and star
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2020 Toyota C-HR Preview
The Toyota C-HR is a subcompact crossover similar to the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Kona, and Kia Soul. For 2020, Toyota treats it to redesigned front and rear fascias and new wheel patterns. As before, the ...
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2020 INFINITI QX50 Preview
The Infiniti QX50 sits in the popular compact luxury crossover segment. It competes with the Acura RDX, Cadillac XT4, Lexus NX, Lincoln Corsair, and Volvo XC60. Even though it was all-new last year, I...
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2020 Nissan Murano Preview
The Nissan Murano is a style-oriented 5-seat midsize crossover, in the same league as the Chevrolet Blazer, Ford Edge, and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. For 2020, it gets new safety equipment. Ever
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2020 Nissan Pathfinder Preview
The Pathfinder is Nissan’s answer to the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Volkswagen Atlas. As before, it comes in S, SV, SL, and Platinum trims, but SV and SL buyers can now select a Rock Creek Ed...
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2020 Kia Rio5 Preview
The Kia Rio5 is a subcompact hatchback similar to the Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback, Honda Fit, Mitsubishi Mirage, and Nissan Versa Note. For 2020, it gets some important updates. The Rio5’s powertrain
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2020 Subaru Crosstrek Preview
The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek gets minor changes for 2020. Since it’s not a major year for the Crosstrek, the exterior design remains the same. However, two new colors join the palette: Magnetite Gray
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2020 Lexus NX Hybrid Preview
The Lexus NX Hybrid is roughly the same size as the Acura RDX, Audi Q3, Jaguar E-Pace, and Lincoln Corsair. However, it is one of the only crossovers in its class to offer a hybrid variant. For 2020, ...
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2020 Ford EcoSport Preview
The Ford EcoSport is the newest and smallest nameplate in the brand’s crossover lineup. The EcoSport competes with the Chevrolet Trax, Hyundai Kona, and Mitsubishi Outlander. For 2020, it doesn’t have...
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2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Preview
The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan receives minor changes for 2020. Last year’s special-edition trims are now gone, leaving just the SE, SE Plus, and SXT grades. The SE starts things off with keyless acc
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2020 INFINITI Q50 Preview
The INFINITI Q50, a compact luxury sport sedan, gets some changes for 2020. It competes with the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Genesis G70, and Lexus IS. Infiniti axed the Q50’s 4-cylinder engine for 202
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2020 Hyundai Elantra GT Preview
The Hyundai Elantra GT, a compact hatchback, carries over unchanged for 2020. It competes with the Honda Civic Hatchback, Subaru Impreza Hatchback, and Volkswagen Golf. The Base and N Line trims b
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2020 Kia Rio Preview
The 2020 Kia Rio is a subcompact sedan that competes with the Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa, and Toyota Yaris. For 2020, it makes big strides in fuel economy. Both LX and S trims re
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2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Plug-In Preview
The Hyundai Ioniq PHEV is a plug-in hybrid electric liftback similar to the Toyota Prius Prime. For 2020, it gets several improvements. For starters, it gets a new front fascia, complete with redesign...
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2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Preview
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is the brand’s first mass-market electric vehicle. It does battle with the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Nissan Leaf. This year, it sees big improvements in styling, range, charging...
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2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Preview
The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid sits in a superclass of ultra fuel-efficient vehicles, along with the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight. For 2020, it gets a host of new changes. They start with an all-new front...
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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Preview
The storied Ford Mustang needs no introduction. Across five decades, this sporty coupe and convertible has put smiles on more faces than most other models before or since. And now, for the first time ...
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2020 Land Rover Defender Preview
Many missed the Land Rover Defender when it departed the U.S. market in the late nineties. So, for 2020, Land Rover introduces an all-new 21st-century version of its iconic overlander. The Defender
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2020 Subaru WRX Preview
The Subaru WRX has a long-standing history as a well-rounded everyday performance car. For 2020, it debuts a new special-edition trim. Last year’s Series.Gray edition gives way to a new Series.Whit
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2020 FIAT 500X Preview
The 500X is Fiat's sole crossover, sized similarly to the Buick Encore, Hyundai Kona, and Jeep Renegade. It hasn’t had many meaningful updates since its 2016 launch, but 2020 marks some important chan...
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2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Preview
The Chevrolet Bolt EV was the first mass-market electric vehicle (EV) to cross the 200-miles-per-charge threshold when it debuted in 2017. It has since come to compete with other all-electric models l...
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2020 Subaru Impreza Preview
The Impreza is Subaru’s compact car. Available as a sedan or a 5-door hatchback, it does battle against the Volkswagen Jetta and Golf, Hyundai Elantra and Elantra GT, and Honda Civic. For 2020, it get...
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2019 BMW 4 Series Preview
The BMW 4 Series is a compact luxury model that includes coupe, 4-door coupe (Gran Coupe), and hardtop convertible versions. As the current 4 Series is on its way out, there are no updates of note for...
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2020 Ford Transit Connect Preview
The Ford Transit Connect is a compact van similar to the Nissan NV200 Cargo and RAM ProMaster City. The Transit Connect’s lineup receives a few light changes for 2020. Ford offers the Transit Conne
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2019 Audi A7 Preview
The A7 is a luxury 4-door coupe that’s similar to the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. This year marks the debut of the second-generation A7, which sports improvements in every are...
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2019 Ford Fusion Preview
First introduced in 2013, the Ford Fusion received a substantial facelift in 2017. It gets a second, less-significant one for 2019, along with content updates. It does battle against the Chevrolet Mal...
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2019 Mazda MAZDA6 Preview
The Mazda Mazda6, a midsize sedan, competes with the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry. The current third-generation model hit the market in 2014 and has since gone through several transfo...
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2019 Acura RLX Preview
The RLX is Acura’s largest and most opulent sedan. It arrived in 2014 and received a major refresh in 2018. It carries over for 2019. Every RLX includes a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 310 horsepower and
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2020 Kia Optima Preview
The Kia Optima competes with other midsize family-sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat. It receives a few changes for 2020. You’ll find one of three powertrains in the
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2020 Chevrolet Spark Preview
The Chevrolet Spark is an entry-level subcompact car. It carries over with no updates of note for 2020. It competes with the likes of the Nissan Versa and Kia Rio. Beneath the Spark’s diminutive sh
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2020 Chrysler 300 Preview
The Chrysler 300 is a premium full-size sedan, competing with versions of the Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, and Kia Cadenza. There are just light changes for 2020. The base engine for the 300 is a
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2020 Chevrolet Malibu Preview
The Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize sedan competing with the likes of the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat. The current generation debuted for 2016, then received a refre...
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2020 Chevrolet Sonic Preview
The Chevrolet Sonic, offered as both a hatchback and a sedan, occupies the same subcompact segment as the Honda Fit, Kia Rio, and Toyota Yaris. It continues into 2020 relatively unchanged. The sole
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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Preview
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport helped define the subcompact crossover segment when it debuted for 2010. The Outlander Sport returns for 2020 with a simplified trim lineup. It competes with newer vehic...
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2020 GMC Yukon XL Preview
The GMC Yukon XL, a long-wheelbase full-size SUV, offers seats for up to 9 people. It goes into 2020 mostly unchanged. It competes with the likes of the Ford Expedition Max. The Yukon XL’s standar
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2020 GMC Yukon Preview
The GMC Yukon, a full-size SUV, enters 2020 without major changes. It's similar to the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, and Toyota Sequoia. The Yukon comes standard with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that
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2020 Audi Q5 Preview
The Audi Q5, a compact luxury crossover, was last redesigned in 2018. It moves into 2020 with some light updates. It competes with the BMW X3, INFINITI QX50, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and Volvo XC60. ...
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2020 Audi Q8 Preview
The Audi Q8 arrived last year as a brand-new model. For 2020, it benefits from some enhancements. It competes with other sleek 4-door-coupe luxury SUVs like the BMW X6, Maserati Levante, and Mercedes-...
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2020 Jaguar E-PACE Preview
The Jaguar E-Pace, a compact crossover, gets a new special edition for 2020. it competes with the Acura RDX, Cadillac XT4, and Lexus NX. The E-Pace offers a single engine across its lineup: Jagua
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2020 Lexus LC Preview
The Lexus LC, a high-end personal luxury coupe, adds a brand-new special edition for 2020. It competes with the BMW 8 Series Coupe and Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. The LC offers daring curves and
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2020 Audi SQ5 Preview
The Audi SQ5, a performance compact crossover, was last redesigned in 2018. For 2020, it gets no changes of note. It competes primarily with the BMW X3 M40i, Jaguar F-PACE S, Mercedes-AMG GLC 43, and ...
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2020 Jeep Cherokee Preview
The Jeep Cherokee straddles the line between a compact and midsize crossover, similar to the Volkswagen Tiguan and Mitsubishi Outlander. It arrived in 2014, then received a facelift in 2019. For 2020,...
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2020 Audi A7 Preview
The Audi A7 is a luxury 4-door coupe similar to the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Beneath the A7’s sleek exterior lies seating for 5 occupants. Unlike its competitors, it featur...
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2020 Buick Envision Preview
The Buick Envision, a compact premium crossover, carries over for 2020. It aims to rival the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, and BMW X3. A 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine comes standard on the Envision, pr
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2020 Audi A3 Preview
The A3, a subcompact luxury sedan, is Audi’s entry-level model. Previously, the A3 was offered in coupe and convertible body styles, but the convertible disappears for 2020, leaving just the sedan. Th...
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2020 Audi TT Preview
The Audi TT sports coupe made big waves when it debuted. It slides into 2020 with no major changes. Audi offers the TT in hardtop Coupe and Roadster body styles. The Coupe has a 2+2 seating configu
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2020 FIAT 500L Preview
The 500L takes Fiat's iconic small-car styling and scales it up to a versatile tall-hatchback. It hit the scene for 2014 and received a refresh for 2018. For 2020, it carries over with no significant ...
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2020 FIAT 124 Spider Preview
FIAT introduced its 124 Spider roadster for 2017. Like most roadsters, it seats just two people and boasts a folding soft top. For 2020, it receives light changes. Every 124 Spider comes with a tur
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2020 GMC Terrain Preview
GMC released the second generation of its compact Terrain crossover in 2018. For 2020, it gets a few updates. It competes with the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Volkswagen Tiguan. You’ll find one o
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2020 Buick Regal TourX Preview
The Buick Regal TourX is a unique proposition in the market. It’s a semi-raised large wagon that’s larger than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, lower than the Subaru Outback, and considerably less expens...
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2020 Buick Encore Preview
The Buick Encore is a subcompact crossover much like the Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona, and Mazda CX-3. For 2020, it receives a few light updates. Previously, the Encore had a premium engine option, but
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2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Preview
Toyota introduced the compact Corolla Hatchback for 2019 as a replacement for the Corolla iM. For 2020, it gets a new trim. The Corolla Hatchback comes exclusively with a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinde
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2020 Acura MDX Hybrid Sport Preview
The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, a 3-row hybrid luxury SUV, carries over for 2020. Its closest competitor is the Lexus RX L Hybrid. The MDX Sport Hybrid’s powertrain comprises a 3.0-liter V6 engine, a
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2020 Acura RLX Hybrid Sport Preview
The 2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid takes the luxury of the gas-only RLX and combines it with performance and efficiency. It’s been around since 2014, and it received a heavy refresh a few years ago. It c...
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2020 BMW X3 Preview
The BMW X3 is a compact 5-seat crossover that competes with the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and Jaguar F-Pace. It was last redesigned in 2018. It carries over for 2020. The X3 sDrive30i and
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2020 Hyundai Tucson Preview
The Hyundai Tucson, a compact SUV, last received a major facelift in 2019. It enters 2020, its fifth year on the market, without noteworthy changes. Hyundai offers the Tucson in SE, Value, SEL, Spo
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2020 Acura MDX Preview
The Acura MDX, a premium 3-row crossover, is similar to the Buick Enclave, Infiniti QX60 and Lexus RX L. The MDX is among the oldest vehicles in that class, having arrived for 2014. It has received gr...
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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Preview
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, a sleek 4-door coupe, competes with the Audi A7 and S7. It was redesigned for 2019, so 2020 brings minor changes. Mercedes-Benz splits the CLS-Class into two trims. The
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2020 Acura RLX Preview
The Acura RLX, a full-size luxury sedan, first arrived in 2014 to replace the RL. It carries over for 2020. Every RLX gets a 3.5-liter V6 capable of 310 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque, pa
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2020 Hyundai Accent Preview
Despite looking the same, the subcompact Hyundai Accent makes big moves toward improved efficiency for 2020. Last year’s 1.6-liter engine was completely redesigned. It now makes 120 horsepower and
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2020 Rivian R1S Preview
Rivian, an all-new car company, produces electric vehicles that blend technology and versatility. One of Rivian’s first models is the R1S, a full-size SUV. The R1S embraces its truck-like nature wi
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2020 Honda Insight Preview
The Honda Insight is a compact hybrid sedan similar to the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. It debuted last year and goes fundamentally unchanged for 2020. Every Insight comes with a 1.5-liter engine, a cont
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2020 Chrysler Voyager Preview
For 2020, Chrysler discontinues the lower trims of the Pacifica minivan and introduces a new model called the Voyager. The Voyager uses the same body and interior as the Pacifica, and the two are d
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2020 Audi S6 Preview
Audi debuts a new S6 for 2020. The S6 runs in the same circles as the BMW M550i and Mercedes-AMG E 53. Audi tends to give its “S” performance vehicles subtle exterior improvements over its non-per
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2020 Buick Enclave Preview
The second-generation Buick Enclave debuted in 2018. The 2020 model brings key styling and technology improvements. The Enclave is classified as a large premium crossover that seats up to 7 people.
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2020 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Preview
The Jaguar XF Sportbrake, first released in 2018, continues into 2020 with no major changes. Minor changes include new exterior paint colors Eiger Grey and Portofino Blue. It competes with other large...
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2020 Cadillac CT4-V Preview
Cadillac’s compact CT4 sedan replaces the ATS for 2020, so it’s only fitting that the model should get a performance version. That comes by way of the CT4-V. Positioned as a mid-grade performance mode...
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Preview
The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, a subcompact luxury crossover, carries over unchanged for 2020. It competes against the likes of the Audi Q3 and BMW X1. The GLA-Class incorporates two trims, the GLA
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2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Preview
The Land Rover Discovery Sport enters 2020 with extensive changes. It competes with other luxury compact crossovers such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. The Discovery Sport co
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2020 INFINITI QX60 Preview
The INFINITI QX60, a 3-row premium crossover, goes unchanged for 2020. It competes with the Acura MDX, Buick Enclave, and new Cadillac XT6. The QX60 comes in a single 7-seat configuration, with a
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2020 Lexus RX Preview
The midsize Lexus RX gets several timely updates for 2020. Its primary competition includes the Acura MDX, Cadillac XT5, Lincoln Nautilus, and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. The RX includes two trims. T
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2019 Lamborghini Aventador Preview
For 2019, Lamborghini debuts a new trim of the Aventador. As before, the Aventador comes as either a hard-top Coupe or Roadster, which features manually removable roof panels. Both share a dramatic
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2020 Kia Optima Hybrid Plug-In Preview
For 2020, the Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid receives a few updates. It competes with the Ford Fusion Energi, Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, and Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid. It sports a redesigned front
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2020 Volvo V60 Preview
In 2019, Volvo redesigned its compact V60 wagon. For 2020, the V60 gets several updates, including the addition of the Cross Country and Polestar Engineered trims. The V60 is available with three p
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2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Preview
Ford's Escape Hybrid makes a return for 2020. It features the same styling as the rest of the redesigned Escape line, but it loses some rear legroom and cargo capacity to make room for more complex dr...
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Preview
The GLS-Class is Mercedes-Benz's largest SUV, with seating for up to seven people across three rows. It competes with newcomers like the BMW X7 as well as recognizable nameplates like the Land Rover R...
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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Preview
For 2020, the Land Rover Range Rover gets a couple of new powertrain options. Land Rover offers the Range Rover in standard and long-wheelbase body styles. Both versions come with an elegant design
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2020 Kia Optima Hybrid Preview
The Kia Optima Hybrid is a midsize hybrid sedan, sitting in the same category as the Honda Accord Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid. For 2020, the Optima Hybrid gets a visual refresh and some new feature...
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2020 BMW M8 Preview
In 2019, BMW reintroduced its 8 Series super-luxury coupe and convertible. For 2020, it introduces the performance version, the M8. The M8 comes as both a hardtop coupe and a soft-top convertible.
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2020 BMW X1 Preview
BMW's smallest crossover, the X1, gets a major update for 2020. It competes against the Audi Q3, Lexus NX, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, and Volvo XC60. BMW updated the X1’s face to match that of its l
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2020 BMW X5 Preview
In 2019, BMW introduced the fourth generation of its midsize X5 crossover. For 2020, the X5 gets some important updates. Both of last year’s trims return. The base xDrive40i package includes a 3.0-
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2020 BMW X7 Preview
BMW broke new ground when it introduced the X7 in 2019. For 2020, it introduces a new performance trim. The xDrive40i and xDrive50i return this year. The base xDrive40i comes with a 3.0-liter turb
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2020 Kia Sportage Preview
The Sportage sits in the middle of Kia's crossover lineup between the smaller Niro and Soul and the larger Sorento and Telluride. As a compact crossover, it faces stiff competition from the Chevrolet ...
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2019 Cadillac XTS Preview
The Cadillac XTS has been around since 2013, receiving a substantial facelift in 2018 that brought it up to date with Cadillac’s latest styling. Fresh off of that change, it gets few notable updates f...
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2020 BMW 4 Series Preview
The 4 Series soldiers on into 2020 without any major changes. It offers some minor styling and options tweaks. The 4 Series designation encompasses three distinct body styles: convertible, coupe, a
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2020 BMW 2 Series Preview
The 2 Series, BMW's smallest and purest car, replaced the similar 1 Series when it debuted in 2014. It was treated to upgraded engines in 2017 and visual updates in 2018. For 2020, it gets a few addit...
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2020 Lexus RC F Preview
The Lexus RC F takes the performance of the regular RC coupe and dials it up to eleven. It faces fierce competition from the Audi RS 5, BMW M4, Cadillac ATS-V, and Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Coupe. The RC...
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2020 BMW 7 Series Preview
The BMW 7 Series goes into 2020 with a scheduled facelift, sporting revised styling, updated features, and new engines. It competes with the Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
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2019 Porsche Panamera Preview
The second generation of the Porsche Panamera arrived for 2017. For 2019, it carries over. The basic Panamera is a sleek 5-door liftback designed to comfortably seat four or five occupants across t
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2019 McLaren Senna Preview
The 2019 Senna, inspired by the late racing champion Ayrton Senna, has just one focus: to offer the fastest and purest track experience. The Senna features a feather-light carbon-fiber shell and a
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2019 Bentley Continental GT Preview
The Continental GT, Bentley's handcrafted coupe, gets redesigned for 2019. The 2019 Continental GT features the same front lighting signature, windswept side profile, and prominent rear-fender haun
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2019 Ferrari 488 Preview
The Ferrari 488 has continued unchanged since 2015, but 2019 marks the arrival of all-new performance versions. Ferrari offers the 488 as a hardtop coupe, called the Gran Turismo Berlinetta (GTB),
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2019 McLaren 570GT Preview
The McLaren 570GT carries over for 2019. The 570GT shares most of its carbon-fiber chassis with the 570S Coupe. However, one of the easiest ways to tell them apart is the rear section. Where the 5
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2019 Ferrari 812 Superfast Preview
The 812 Superfast, which supplanted the F12berlinetta for 2018, is the latest in Ferrari’s series of ultra-powerful front-engine cars. For 2019, it carries over. Ferrari shaped the 812 Superfast wi
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2019 Porsche Macan Preview
The Macan is the smallest of Porsche's two crossovers, competing with similarly sized vehicles like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Jaguar F-Pace, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. For 2019, the Macan gets a major...
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2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Preview
For 2019, Mercedes-Benz has completely redesigned the Sprinter. It competes with the Ford Transit and Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana twins. The Sprinter features a tall profile, a commanding road he
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2019 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T Preview
Introduced in 2017, the GTC4Lusso T rolls into 2019 with no major changes. The GTC4Lusso T shares its sleek three-door-hatchback body with the ordinary GTC4Lusso. Inside, there are four bucket seat
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2019 Porsche 911 Preview
The current version of the Porsche 911, codenamed 991, arrived in 2012 and was revised in 2017. Since a brand-new 911 is due for 2020, the 2019 model carries over. The base 911 Carrera series give
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2019 Ferrari GTC4Lusso Preview
The Ferrari GTC4Lusso is an all-wheel drive (AWD) performance hatchback coupe and carries into 2019 with no notable updates. It competes with vehicles like the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. The G
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2019 Audi TT RS Preview
The Audi TT RS, which debuted last year, is the fastest version of Audi’s baby coupe. It carries over for 2019. While Audi does make a TT convertible, you’ll find the TT RS only as a fixed-roof cou
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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Preview
Last year brought a comprehensive update to the Range Rover Sport, but there are still notable changes for 2019. The midsize Range Rover Sport is similar in size to the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Cl
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2019 Cadillac CT6-V Preview
For 2019, the CT6-V transforms Cadillac’s nicest sedan into a veritable rocket ship. The CT6-V features its own special mesh grille pattern and at the rear, it features a V badge and quad exhaust t
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2019 Toyota Prius Prime Preview
The Prius line represents Toyota’s earnest efforts to combine gasoline-electric-hybrid fuel savings with everyday practicality. Part of that lineup includes the Prius Prime. The 2019 model carries ove...
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2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Preview
Few workhorses are as globally revered as the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo, which competes with the Ford Transit and the Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana twins. After a 12-year design cycle, Mercedes-Benz...
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2019 Maserati Ghibli Preview
Maserati introduced its Ghibli luxury car in 2015 in order to compete with upscale versions of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. For 2019, the 5-seat midsize sedan remai...
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2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Preview
The spacious Hyundai Sonata Hybrid received a refresh in 2018 that coincided with one for the rest of the Sonata line. Thus, 2019 is a carryover year with only light changes. Last year’s restyle le
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2019 Honda Clarity Electric Preview
The Honda Clarity Electric arrived in 2017 as an electric-vehicle (EV) lease option for residents of California and Oregon. It carries over for 2019. While its tall wedge shape and wind-cheating cr
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2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Plug-In Preview
The Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid arrived for 2017. It competes with the Ford Fusion Energi and Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. Like the rest of the Sonata lineup, it received a facelift in 2018, with r...
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2019 Honda Clarity Hybrid Plug-In Preview
The midsize Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid arrived in 2018 and like most other plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) like the Hyundai Sonata PHEV, it offers an electric range and plug-in charging abil...
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman Preview
The 718 Cayman comes from a storied pedigree of performance cars from Porsche. The “718” was tacked on in 2017 to pay homage to a 1957 Porsche race car by the same name. 2019 brings minor changes to t...
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2019 Ford Special Service Hybrid Plug-In Preview
While many law enforcement vehicles need to be pursuit-ready, the reality is that many others spend much of their time idling because of their officers’ specific duties. Keenly aware of this, Ford has...
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2019 Nissan GT-R Preview
The Nissan GT-R, a hardtop coupe first introduced in 2007, boasts great styling, impressive handling, and enough power and speed to make everyone from Aston Martin to Ferrari sit up and take notice. F...
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2019 Volkswagen e-Golf Preview
The Volkswagen e-Golf launched in 2015, combining the Golf’s practicality with all-electric capability. It received a larger battery in 2017 and benefitted from a refresh in 2018. For 2019, it receive...
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2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Preview
For shoppers interested in hybrids, they now have another option from Toyota, with the introduction of the hybrid version of its compact 2020 Corolla. The Corolla Hybrid’s styling has a lot in comm
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2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Preview
Rolls-Royce, the premier purveyor of luxury sedans, coupes, and convertibles, can no longer afford to ignore the SUV segment. So for 2019 it debuted the all-new Cullinan, named after the largest gem-q...
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2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Preview
The Honda Civic has been a mainstay in the US market for decades. For 2019, the Civic Hatchback carries over without exterior visual updates. Like its cohorts, which include the Volkswagen Golf, Chevr...
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2019 Honda Civic Type R Preview
When the Honda Civic Type R debuted in 2017, it bested its rivals around the famed Nürburgring in Germany. Since it’s still so new, it enters 2019 mostly unchanged, facing off with competitors like th...
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2019 Lamborghini Urus Preview
The word is in: SUVs and crossovers are all the rage. As a result, the past few years have seen the release of these high-riding vehicles from historically luxury car-only brands like Bentley, Maserat...
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2019 Honda Accord Hybrid Preview
The number of midsize gasoline-electric hybrid sedans continues to grow with hybrid versions of the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, and Toyota Camry available. It’s in this ...
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2019 BMW 8 Series Preview
BMW introduced the 8 Series, a grand-touring coupe with distinctive styling, cutting-edge technology, and leading performance, in the nineties. For 2019, BMW dusted off the nameplate for an all-new mo...
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2019 Honda Accord Preview
Just last year, Honda redesigned its midsize Accord, dropping the two-door version and trading the sedan’s plain clothes for a sleek shape that blended the best parts of a sedan and a coupe. That make...
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2019 RAM 2500 Preview
Earlier in the 2019 model year, Ram released its redesigned 1500 pickup truck. In keeping with tradition, the brand also chose 2019 to release a new 2500. The Ram 2500 competes with other three-qua
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2019 RAM 3500 Preview
Ram’s one-ton 3500 truck sits in a competitive category, doing battle against the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, Ford F-350 Super Duty, and GMC Sierra 3500HD. It was last redesigned in 2009 and given an ...
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2019 Kia Rio5 Preview
Kia redesigned the Rio 5-Door in 2018, trading the previous model’s cheerful styling for a more mature appearance with additional content. Thus, the 2019 is a carryover. The Rio 5-Door competes in
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2019 Volkswagen Beetle Preview
The distinctive Beetle came to represent Volkswagen as soon as it debuted several decades ago, and then returned with renewed vigor when a modern version was introduced in 1998. Unfortunately, the mar...
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2019 Volkswagen Passat Preview
The current generation of Volkswagen Passat is a vastly different today than it was when it first arrived in 2012. Since its introduction, it’s seen an overhauled engine lineup, a comprehensive refres...
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2019 Lexus GS Hybrid Preview
The Lexus GS competes in the same sphere as other midsize luxury sport sedans like the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, INFINITI Q70, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. But rather than offering a high-output engine, Le...
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2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Preview
Nissan’s compact Rogue crossover offers ample space, plenty of features, and versatile style. In select markets, the automaker offers a gasoline-electric Rogue Hybrid, providing the only competition f...
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2019 Aston Martin DB11 Preview
The DB11, introduced for 2017, is the latest in Aston Martin’s series of grand tourers. For 2019, Aston Martin makes things more alluring with a new performance trim. It’s hard not to be impressed
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2019 BMW X3 Preview
BMW’s successful X3 crossover battles against the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and Volvo XC60. The third-generation X3 came to market in 2018, wearing a new skin and featuring a modernized drivet...
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2019 Cadillac CT6 Preview
Introduced in 2016, the CT6 currently stands as Cadillac's poshest sedan. For 2019, it receives a mid-cycle refresh and a new performance variant. With a length of 205.8 inches and upright styling,
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Preview
The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class sits firmly in the midsize luxury SUV category, competing with versions of the BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne, and Lexus RX. The current model has been available since 2012, when ...
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2019 Kia Optima Hybrid Preview
The Kia Optima has been around for almost twenty years, but it wasn’t until 2011 that the Optima Hybrid joined the family. Kia positions the Optima Hybrid against other midsize hybrid sedans like the ...
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2019 Nissan Armada Preview
The current Nissan Armada arrived during 2017. The Armada is a traditional, full-size body-on-frame SUV, in the same class category as the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, and Toyota Sequo...
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2019 Genesis G80 Preview
In 2017, Hyundai spun all of its luxury models into the exclusive Genesis brand, including the G80. The 2019 G80 provides a midsize premium sedan experience at a steep discount compared to the Audi A6...
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2019 Genesis G90 Preview
Two short years have passed since Hyundai broke its luxury models off into their own brand called Genesis. That’s also the length of time for which we’ve had the G90, a full-size sedan that’s the auto...
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2019 Nissan Rogue Preview
Over the previous ten years, Nissan managed to establish its Rogue as a mainstay within the compact crossover class. The most recent edition bowed for 2014 and received a major refresh in 2017. For 20...
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2019 Kia Rio Preview
Last year, Kia gave its Rio subcompact car a full redesign, improving the vehicle in every way. As the model is still fresh, there are no changes for 2019. Kia offers one powertrain in the Rio, in
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2019 Dodge Journey Preview
The Dodge Journey arrived on the market some ten years ago, promising plenty of space and features on a budget. It got a major refresh in 2011, and has only been lightly touched since that time. For 2...
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2019 INFINITI Q50 Preview
The INFINITI Q50 is a premium compact sport sedan, putting it in the same category as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS, and Lexus IS. It debuted in 2015 and received significant updates for 201...
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2019 Hyundai Kona Preview
Crossovers are all the rage right now, and no category is hotter than the subcompact segment. Not wanting to miss out, Hyundai threw its hat into the ring last year with its Kona model. The Kona offer...
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2019 Subaru BRZ Preview
The Subaru BRZ hit the scene for 2013 as an entry-level sports coupe that valued balance and good handling over speed. In its seven-year tenure, it has maintained that position, getting incremental im...
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2019 Acura ILX Preview
The Acura ILX hit dealerships in the 2013 model year. Since then, it’s had to stave off competition from entry-level premium cars and from increasingly nice vehicles by non-premium brands. The 2019 mo...
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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Preview
The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is the smallest and most affordable vehicle in the Range Rover family. It sits beneath the Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Sport, and Range Rover models. There are no ...
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2019 Subaru Legacy Preview
The Legacy is the nicer and larger of two sedans in Subaru's lineup, nestled firmly in the midsize family-sedan class. It was redesigned in 2015 and given a major revamp in 2018, so 2019 brings small ...
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Plug-In Preview
The Hyundai Ioniq name encompasses a family of compact liftbacks that put efficiency above all else. Last year, Hyundai added the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid to the fold. For 2019, it carries over with no al...
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2019 Lexus LX 570 Preview
Lexus introduced the current generation of the LX 570 in 2008. It received two subtle changes in 2011 and 2013, followed by a major facelift in 2016 that altered every panel and featured a redesigned ...
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2019 Jeep Renegade Preview
The Jeep Renegade, introduced in 2015, was a first for the brand. It distilled Jeep’s characteristic styling and versatility into a fun, bite-size package that has become a bestseller in the compact-c...
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2019 BMW X2 Preview
Last year, BMW introduced its all-new subcompact X2 crossover. In BMW tradition, the X2 is a sleeker, stylized version of the more formal X1 crossover. This year, there’s an exciting new edition to th...
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2019 FIAT 500 Preview
FIAT now has a full lineup of vehicles, but it was the cheerful and recognizable 500 model that helped the brand re-enter the US market in 2012. It’s undergone incremental mechanical and stylistic imp...
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2019 FIAT 500e Preview
The FIAT 500e is an all-electric version of the regular 500, introduced for 2014 to the California and Oregon markets. It’s distinguished from its gasoline-powered counterpart by a unique grille, in e...
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2019 FIAT 500L Preview
The FIAT 500L first reached our shores in 2014, taking the iconic and timeless styling of the two-door 500 model and stretching it across a larger template. It hasn’t had any major changes since its i...
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2019 Lexus GX Preview
In an era of car-based crossovers, the midsize Lexus GX 460 is from a bygone era, with its truck-based ladder frame construction and classic SUV styling. The current model bowed during the 2010 model ...
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Preview
Hyundai’s ultra-efficient hatchback family includes the Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, and the Ioniq Electric. While each of these shares a wedge-like body, the Ioniq Electric distinguishes itsel...
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2019 Lincoln MKZ Preview
By now, the Lincoln MKZ’s shape should look familiar on American roads. Lincoln redesigned the entry-level luxury sedan for 2013 and gave it a comprehensive refresh for 2017. 2019 brings no major cha...
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2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Preview
The 6 Series Gran Turismo replaced the 5 Series Gran Turismo in 2018, making 2019 its second year--and one with no notable updates. In BMW parlance, “Gran Turismo” designates a sedan that’s been ra
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2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Preview
Lincoln was first to market with a hybrid luxury sedan focused on fuel economy with its MKZ Hybrid. That model enters 2019 with seven years on its clock and no major changes. Every MKZ Hybrid emplo
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2019 Ford Fiesta Preview
Ford’s re-entry into the subcompact car market came in 2011, with the arrival of the European-designed Fiesta. Available in both sedan and hatchback body styles, the model received a refresh in 2014, ...
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2019 Chrysler 300 Preview
The 300 is one of two models under the Chrysler brand. The full-size sedan spans from premium on lesser grades to luxurious on higher ones. For 2019, its ninth year on the market since a full redesign...
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2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport Preview
2019 marks the Land Rover Discovery Sport’s fourth year on the market. There are a few important updates this year. The Discovery Sport’s arrival marked a new era for Land Rover styling, with its h
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2019 Land Rover Discovery Preview
Land Rover’s Discovery series, which includes the LR3 and LR4 models, is iconic. The fifth-generation model was introduced for 2018. As a result, 2019 brings incremental changes. Last year’s redesi
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2019 Dodge Challenger Preview
The reborn Dodge Challenger has undergone several rounds of changes in its 11 model years on the market. But the same basic formula remains: It’s a large, performance-oriented grand-touring coupe with...
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2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Preview
Cadillac introduced the ATS-V in 2016, combining a potent engine with a well-sorted chassis, track-ready suspension, and plenty of aerodynamic upgrades. As it stands, it’s the sole domestic competitio...
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2019 Honda HR-V Preview
The Littlest Honda crossover, known formally as the HR-V, is a recent introduction to the stable, arriving for the 2016 model year. So, given Honda’s traditional timelines, it makes sense that the 201...
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2019 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Preview
The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo arrived in 2014 as a new alternative in an already successful lineup. There’s almost 4 inches of legroom over the regular 3 Series, increased height, and a liftgate in p...
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2019 Subaru Outback Preview
During its two-decade tenure, the Subaru Outback has climbed its way to best-seller status. Subaru last redesigned the crossover in 2015 and thoroughly refreshed it for 2018. It decided to leave a goo...
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2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Preview
The Alfa Romeo 4C arrived in 2015, marking the brand’s return to the mainstream US market after a 20-year hiatus. Mentioned in the same breath as cars from Porsche and Lotus, the 4C is a lightweight s...
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2019 Dodge Durango Preview
Amid a sea of crossovers designed for efficiency, the Dodge Durango distinguishes itself with powerful styling and genuine racing credentials, while seating as many as 7 people across three rows. Dodg...
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2019 Chevrolet Tahoe Preview
In its near quarter of a century on the market, the four-door Chevrolet Tahoe SUV has become an important part of the American landscape. Its most recent redesign took place in 2015, and last year, Ch...
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2019 Toyota Sienna Preview
The third-generation Toyota Sienna showed up in 2011; it has since undergone several refreshes. The most recent of these occurred in 2018, so the 2019 Sienna sees no notable changes. As far as styl
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2019 Toyota Sequoia Preview
Only in its second generation, the Toyota Sequoia hasn’t seen a full redo since 2007. A long-needed facelift in 2018 brought the model up to date, so for 2019, it goes unchanged. At one point, the
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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Preview
Mercedes-Benz last redesigned its S-Class in 2014, bringing critical acclaim to the nameplate and heralding a new design direction for the brand. Last year’s model came with a subtle, yet comprehensiv...
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2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV Preview
In 2017, the Chevrolet Bolt EV hit the scene to much fanfare. Not only was it the first fully electric vehicle from General Motors since the storied EV1, it was the first affordable EV to cross the 20...
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2019 Chrysler Pacifica Preview
In 2017, Chrysler abandoned its longstanding Town & Country nameplate and replaced it with the all-new Pacifica minivan. Melding the brand’s traditional space and comfort virtues with high levels of t...
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2019 Cadillac ATS Coupe Preview
The Cadillac ATS sedan arrived in 2013, with the coupe following in 2015. Together, the two body styles challenged mainstays like the Audi A4 and A5, the BMW 3 and 4 Series, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Cl...
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2019 Toyota Prius c Preview
Toyota introduced the subcompact Prius c hatchback to the market for 2012. Billing itself as an inexpensive way to maximize fuel economy, the Littlest Hybrid underwent a couple of facelifts, first in ...
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2019 Dodge Charger Preview
Dodge last updated the Charger in 2015. The effort included redesigned front and rear fascias, new wheel and color combinations, and updated switchgear. In that time, the model remains competitive. Fo...
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2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Preview
Despite the popularity of hybrids and minivans, it took until 2017 for an automaker to meld gasoline-electric technology with the enhanced cargo and passenger capabilities of the minivan. But that’s e...
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2019 Volvo S90 Preview
Volvo’s flagship “90” series of vehicles includes an SUV, wagon, and its nicest sedan, the S90. When introduced, the model came in two forms. The shorter version of the S90 straddled the line between ...
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2019 Volvo V90 Preview
In 2017, Volvo added a wagon to its flagship “90” series, in the form of the full-size V90. It manages to look both shapely and sporty by taking the brand’s latest styling cues and stretching them acr...
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2019 Volvo XC60 Preview
Last year, Volvo executed a successful redesign of its compact XC60 luxury crossover, bringing an athletic shape, refined luxury, and cutting-edge technology to the model. For 2019, it gets minor upda...
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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Preview
Chevrolet is currently preparing to release a new version of its Silverado 1500 half-ton pickup truck for 2019. Traditionally, the bigger trucks follow the half-ton with a comprehensive redesign a yea...
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2019 Lexus NX Hybrid Preview
The Lexus NX hit the scene in 2015, and, like most things Lexus, it included a hybrid variant: the NX 300h. The model received a refresh in 2018, so Lexus has chosen to withhold any major changes on t...
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2019 Cadillac XT5 Preview
The XT5 is Cadillac’s midsize entry. With room for five people and their luggage, it occupies the same comfortable midsize category as the Lexus RX, Lincoln MKX, and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. For 2019,...
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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Preview
While the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 half-ton is hitting dealer lots as we speak, Chevy hasn’t redesigned the larger Silverado 2500HD just yet. Thus, the 2019 model carries over as befor...
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2019 BMW M5 Preview
In 2018, BMW redesigned the M5 -- but it’s not resting on its laurels. When the brand wants to extract even more power and performance from an existing M model, it creates a “Competition” variant. For...
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2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Preview
The GMC Sierra 3500HD one-ton truck sits at the top of the brand’s consumer line. The Sierra 1500 was given a full redesign for 2019, so the 3500HD should soon follow, but this year, it carries along ...
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2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD Preview
The GMC Sierra 2500HD is the brand’s entry in the competitive three-quarter-ton pickup market. It was styled after the Sierra 1500. Even though the smaller model gets a complete redesign for 2019, the...
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2019 GMC Canyon Preview
The GMC Canyon nameplate disappeared after 2012, but was quickly resurrected in 2015 with an all-new generation. For 2019, it gets some updates. The Canyon is one of several key players in the mids
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2018 Karma Revero Preview
If the 2018 Karma Revero looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s a second act. In 2012, a car called the Fisker Karma debuted, fresh off the heels of an energy crisis. It promised a luxurious exper...
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2019 RAM ProMaster City Preview
The 2019 Ram ProMaster City is the smallest van in the vehicle’s lineup. With a wheelbase that measures 122.4 inches, it’s in a class with the Ford Transit Connect and Nissan NV200. All the same, it c...
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2019 GMC Terrain Preview
GMC introduced a second-generation version of its compact Terrain crossover for 2018, with a more-mature form of the brand’s squared-off, chiseled themes. Fresh off the heels of the redesign, the 2019...
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2019 GMC Yukon XL Preview
For nearly as long as there’s been a GMC Yukon, there’s been a Yukon XL. The models share most content and design, but the Yukon XL has a 14-inch longer wheelbase and more than twice the cargo space o...
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2019 Subaru Crosstrek Preview
The Subaru Crosstrek was subtly, yet effectively, redesigned for the 2018 model year. It has much in common with the Subaru Impreza. That said, with different front and rear ends, rugged lower plastic...
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2019 GMC Yukon Preview
The venerable GMC Yukon is a part of a breed of full-size, traditional, three-row SUVs. It was given a complete redesign in 2015. Since then, a few rivals--namely the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navig...
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2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Preview
Mercedes-Benz gave the E-Class a comprehensive redesign for 2017. It continues to be one of the few models that can truly boast a full lineup with sedan, coupe, soft-top cabriolet, and wagon variants....
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2019 Toyota C-HR Preview
Toyota introduced the C-HR as an all-new model for 2018, filling a subcompact-sized hole in the brand’s crossover lineup. Since it’s so new, it gets no major changes for 2019. The C-HR takes the pa
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2018 Ferrari 488 Preview
During the 2016 model year, Ferrari introduced its 488 model. Replacing the 458 Italia, it occupies the spot of mid-rear-engined V8-powered track car in the brand’s lineup. For 2018, there aren’t any ...
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2018 Kia K900 Preview
Kia has previously attempted creating premium cars for bargain prices, but the K900 was arguably the brand’s first credible effort when it arrived in 2014. As a relatively rare vehicle, changes have b...
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2018 Acura NSX Preview
The second-generation Acura NSX had been long overdue when it finally hit the streets in 2017, marking the end of a 12-year hiatus for the nameplate. Since it’s so new, there are no changes to report ...
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2018 Tesla Model X Preview
Strictly speaking, the Tesla Model X wasn’t the first all-electric SUV when it arrived for the 2015 model year; that distinction belongs to the 1997 Toyota RAV4 EV. However, the Model X is the first e...
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2018 Lamborghini Aventador Preview
Lamborghini introduced the Aventador in 2012 as its flagship model to much fanfare from the public. In 2017, the brand attached the S suffix to the Aventador, signifying a number of important enhancem...
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2019 Toyota Corolla Preview
The current Toyota Corolla has been on the market since 2014, making it among the oldest compact sedans in the class. That said, Toyota has managed to keep it a competitive option. For 2019, there are...
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2019 Chevrolet Traverse Preview
Chevrolet redesigned its full-size Traverse crossover in 2018, replacing its anonymous shape with something handsome and fashion-forward. At the same time, Chevrolet preserved all of its positive attr...
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2019 Lexus GS F Preview
Lexus introduced the GS F during the 2016 model year in order to compete with muscle sedans like the BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG. It hasn’t had any major alterations since then, and ...
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2019 Lexus NX Preview
The Lexus NX arrived in 2015 as the brand’s answer to the compact luxury crossovers that had been gaining steady sales momentum over the previous decade. Early gasoline-only models were badged NX 200t...
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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Preview
The Land Rover Range Rover was the original luxury SUV—equally as capable on the trails and backroads as it was in the country club drive. Many competitors have entered the market since then, and the ...
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2019 Chevrolet Volt Preview
The Chevrolet Volt was the original plug-in hybrid, proving that the technology could be adapted to a mass-market family vehicle. Many other plug-in hybrids have hit the market since— most of them mod...
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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Preview
The term “hybrid” no longer means slow. Automakers are able to fit gasoline-powered vehicles with battery-electric technology, giving them better performance—in some cases, better than gas-only vehicl...
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2019 Lexus ES Hybrid Preview
While the Lexus ES has been around for a couple of decades, the ES Hybrid variant only showed up in 2013 with the release of the sixth-generation model. The hybrid was immediately successful, so the 2...
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2019 INFINITI Q70L Preview
The INFINITI Q70L is an extended version of the brand’s midsize Q70. It features an additional 5.6 inches of rear legroom and fits neatly into the full-size sedan class. For 2019, it receives modest u...
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2019 Lexus ES Preview
The Lexus ES has enjoyed six generations on the market, growing from mid- to full-size and getting progressively nicer. New for 2019, Lexus is introducing an all-new seventh generation ES. Despite
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2019 INFINITI Q70 Preview
In an effort to revamp its naming convention, the midsize INFINITI M became the Q70 in 2014. It received a facelift in 2015, but it has undergone few changes since. For 2019, this trend continues, and...
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2019 Nissan 370Z Preview
The current Nissan 370Z arrived a full 10 model years ago, for 2009. The two-seat sports car received some significant enhancements for 2018, so for 2019, changes are mostly limited to reconfiguration...
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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Preview
Hyundai’s Santa Fe series consists of two models: a smaller, two-row crossover and a larger, three-row one. The two-row model, formerly known as the Santa Fe Sport, is all-new for 2019, so the larger ...
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2019 BMW M6 Preview
The BMW M6 offers buyers a sleeker, more stylish version of the M5 performance sedan. This year, BMW has axed both the coupe and convertible body styles, leaving only the four-door M6 Gran Coupe. O
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2019 BMW M2 Preview
As the performance variant of the BMW 2 Series, the BMW M2 is the brand’s smallest and most-accessible vehicle in its performance portfolio. The M2’s subcompact dimensions, rally-car looks, and tight ...
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2019 Ford Flex Preview
The Ford Flex’s versatility and space have allowed this large crossover to remain a popular choice for buyers since its release in 2009. The 2019 Ford Flex continues to offer practical features and un...
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2018 Nissan NV200 Preview
The Nissan NV200 is a light-duty cargo van designed to allow business owners to conduct commercial work without the burden of a larger, thirstier vehicle. Despite the NV200’s car underpinnings--it’
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2019 Buick Cascada Preview
The Buick Cascada arrived on the scene for the 2016 model year as the brand’s first two-door model since the 1999 Riviera and its first drop-top since the 1991 Allante. Featuring a ride tuned for tour...
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2019 Buick Encore Preview
After it was released in 2013 to capture growing demand for crossover SUVs, the Buick Encore received a substantial refresh in 2017. Therefore, for 2019, the model receives only minor updates. Buic
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2019 Buick Regal TourX Preview
The Regal TourX debuted in 2018 as Buick’s first wagon since the 1990s, so it continues into 2019 with minimal updates. This midsize wagon incorporates elements of a crossover to form a practical y
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2019 Buick LaCrosse Preview
In 2017, Buick unveiled its third generation LaCrosse, which introduced a new styling direction for the brand. Therefore, the 2019 Buick LaCrosse receives only minimal updates as it enters the new mod...
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2019 Buick Regal Sportback Preview
Buick introduced its Regal Sportback last year, trading the previous Regal’s traditional sedan look for a sleek liftback profile. Fresh off its introduction, the model sees no major changes for 2019. ...
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2019 Buick Enclave Preview
Buick’s largest premium SUV, the Enclave, underwent a full redesign in 2018, so it only receives a few minor updates for 2019. The Enclave stands out among other midsize crossovers for its sleek, l
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2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Preview
The Avalon Hybrid arrived with the model’s most recent redesign in 2013. The Avalon exchanged a slightly smaller trunk and modest performance deficit to become one of the most efficient large sedans ...
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2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Preview
Although the Avalon has been on the market since 1995, Toyota did not release its gasoline-electric hybrid version until 2013, when the model received its fourth-generation reboot. Now, for the 2019 m...
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2019 Acura TLX Preview
Acura introduced the TLX in 2015, replacing both the TL and TSX sedans. For 2018, the model was refreshed, incorporating Acura’s latest design language and some equipment upgrades. Thus, the 2019 mode...
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro Preview
After an eight-year hiatus, the Chevrolet Camaro hit the market again in 2010. Facing stiff competition, it was given a complete redesign on an all-new structure for 2016. Now, for 2019, the model see...
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2019 Chevrolet Spark Preview
The Spark, Chevrolet’s smallest car, was introduced to the market for 2013 and saw a swift redesign for 2016. Like a host of other Chevrolet models, the city hatchback enters 2019 with a mid-cycle upd...
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2019 Chevrolet Cruze Preview
Chevrolet introduced the second generation of its successful Cruze compact car for the 2016 model year and added a hatchback variant the following year. For 2019, all versions get a mid-cycle update a...
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2019 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Preview
While the midsize Chevrolet Malibu had a couple of hybrid variants in the past, it wasn’t until the current generation that the automaker went all-in with a full hybrid version. The 2019 Malibu Hybrid...
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2019 Chevrolet Malibu Preview
The midsize Chevrolet Malibu sedan was last redesigned for the 2016 model year. For 2019, midway through its product life-cycle, it sees some important visual and content updates. The biggest chang
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2019 Lincoln MKC Preview
The compact MKC arrived in 2014 as a 2015 model, the smallest of Lincoln’s four crossovers. In its tenure, it has served as an entryway for upwardly mobile customers into the brand’s portfolio, as wel...
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2018 Lincoln MKZ Preview
Debuting in 2006 as the Zephyr, the first generation Lincoln MKZ had an unceremonious and underappreciated tenure on the market. The current generation, released in 2013, sought to address this with a...
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2018 Audi TTS Preview
Audi’s first TT arrived in 1998, when its bubbly, Bauhaus-inspired styling was timed just right for the dawn of the new millennium. That gave way to a second generation of the TT in 2008 and a third r...
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2018 Honda CR-V Preview
Honda redesigned its compact CR-V crossover in 2017 to critical acclaim, earning it a case-full of industry awards. Fresh off of that successful launch, it slides into 2018 with no major updates. T
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2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Preview
Honda introduced the third generation of its fuel-cell technology in the form of the 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell, this time scaled up to the midsize category. As before, it’s available exclusively as a lea...
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2017 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Preview
The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, introduced in 2014, is Hyundai’s first foray into zero-emissions hydrogen fuel-cell technology. As the name suggests, it’s a version of the brand’s gasoline-powered Tucso...
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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Preview
While Hyundai has had the Sonata Hybrid for several years, it has otherwise stayed away from the world of battery-electric vehicles. That changes with the all-new compact Ioniq hatchback. It’s availab...
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2017 Tesla Model 3 Preview
The Tesla Model 3 may be the most important car of our era. It is the first mass-market vehicle from a cutting-edge electric vehicle manufacturer, and it’s simply like nothing else on the market. With...
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2018 Lotus Evora Preview
As cars go, the Evora is an old one. It arrived on the market a full eight model years ago and soon became the only street-legal model in the U.S. for Lotus. A 2017 update made it as comfortable on th...
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2018 Maserati Quattroporte Preview
The Quattroporte is Maserati’s largest sedan. Simply put, the nameplate translates to “four doors,” which—while true—is a wholly insufficient description of the car. It sits in the full-size luxury ar...
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage Preview
The Vantage nameplate has been used across a series of cars that were arguably Aston Martin’s smallest and sportiest during their respective tenures. After 12 years, 2018 sees the release of an all-ne...
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2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom Preview
The seventh-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom needs no introduction. With its famous shape, massive proportions, and unbelievable luxury, it has quickly risen to be a premier symbol of extravange for the...
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2018 Ford GT Preview
The latest Ford GT took the motorsport world by storm when it was unveiled during the 2015 North American International Auto Show. No one outside of Ford had a clue the vehicle was under development. ...
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2018 Aston Martin Rapide Preview
The Rapide line soldiers on as Aston Martin’s resident people-shuttle. Its four doors and four full seats envelop occupants in a world of luxury without sacrificing any of the performance attributes t...
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2018 McLaren 570S Preview
The McLaren 570S is entering 2018—ts third year as the brand’s entry-level product—mostly unchanged. “Entry-level” is a relative term, but with a base-price under $200,000 and fairly ordinary construc...
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2018 Maserati Levante Preview
The Levante—Maserati’s first attempt at an SUV—is fresh off of its 2017 introduction, so it enters 2018 with no major changes. With room for five people, the Levante sits firmly in the midsize cate
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2018 Audi RS 5 Preview
An all-new Audi A5 and S5 hit the market during 2017, as 2018 models. Midway into the 2018 model year, Audi is introducing the top-dog version of the series, the RS 5, and it’s as fierce as ever. I
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2018 Bentley Continental GTC Preview
Despite many changes, the current Bentley Continental GTC, the convertible variant of the Continental, has been around since 2004. In preparation for the next generation of the Continental, the hardto...
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2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Preview
The Honda Accord Hybrid has ducked in and out of the market over the last ten years, originally as a performance flagship for the nameplate and later as one of the most efficient family cars on the ma...
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2018 Bentley Mulsanne Preview
In 2011, the Mulsanne replaced the Arnage as Bentley’s flagship four-door. In 2017, the model got a refresh that carries over for 2018. The standard body style of the Mulsanne measures 219.5 inches
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2018 Bentley Continental Supersports Preview
The Bentley Continental Supersport was launched in 2017 as a flagship for Bentley’s performance line, and it moves forward into 2018 mostly unchanged. Last year, the car was available in both hardtop ...
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2018 FIAT 500 Preview
The plucky FIAT 500 is available both as a two-door hatchback and a two-door cabriolet with a soft-top that slides to the back of the roof. The four-seater enters 2018 with important powertrain and op...
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2018 Lexus RC 350 Preview
The Lexus RC 350 is a compact luxury sports coupe, serving as the two-door counterpart to the Lexus IS 350. It enters 2018 with a few new options. The exterior appearance is the same as before. All
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2019 BMW i8 Preview
The BMW i8 Coupe is instantly recognizable by its striking design: the scissor doors, the flowing, two-tone body, and the futuristic interior. It skips the 2018 model year and heads straight into a 20...
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2018 BMW M5 Preview
The BMW 5 Series is the brand’s midsize sedan, codenamed G30, that was redesigned in 2017. So, in keeping with BMW tradition, the top-line, high-performance version known as the M5 bows one model year...
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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata Preview
The Mazda MX-5 Miata was an instant hit as soon as it hit the market in 1990, combining the classic British roadster layout with Japanese reliability. Now in its fourth generation, it enters 2018 with...
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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid Plug-in Preview
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been available for some time in Europe, where it has enjoyed strong sales but has faced delays in coming to the US market. Now, after four years, the plug-in hybrid c...
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2018 Nissan NV Passenger Preview
The Nissan NV Passenger is built upon the brand’s NV-series of vans as an answer to a quintessential American need: a large, 10+ passenger vehicle capable of large groups places in reasonable comfort....
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Preview
The compact-sedan end of the luxury-badged market has historically been filled with cars that, while premium, were decidedly short of luxurious. The introduction of the entry-level CLA-Class allowed M...
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2019 Audi A8 Preview
The Audi A8, the automaker’s flagship model, was last redesigned for 2012. Since then, nearly all of its competitors have released updated models. Not to be outdone, Audi is releasing its next generat...
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2019 Porsche Cayenne Preview
The Porsche Cayenne hit the market in 2004. Despite cries of protests from Porsche purists, it quickly became the brand’s best-selling model and fulfilled the brand’s mission and values within the par...
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2019 Ford Special Service Hybrid Plug-In Preview
While law enforcement vehicles need to be pursuit-ready, many spend time idling. With that in mind, Ford is offering the Special Services Police Responder Plug-In Hybrid Sedan for 2019.The automaker s...
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2019 Honda Ridgeline Preview
The Honda Ridgeline is one of the most unique offerings on the market. With one-of-a-kind features like speakers and a trunk/cooler right in the bed, a dual-action tailgate, and the largest cabin in t...
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2019 Hyundai Nexo Preview
While trends head toward battery-electric vehicles, automakers aren’t hedging all of their alternative-fuel bets there. Various manufacturers have conducted experiments with limited-production hydroge...
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2018 Subaru BRZ Preview
The BRZ is an odd car to come from Subaru. It features rear-wheel drive instead of the usual symmetrical all-wheel drive of the brand’s products, and it is more about style and fun than practicality. ...
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2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport Preview
The Land Rover Discovery Sport arrived in 2015, replacing the LR2 as the brand’s entry-level model, and in 2018, it continues with modest updates. The Discovery Sport, along with the larger Discovery,...
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2018 BMW i3 Preview
BMW launched its diminutive i3 in 2014, as the entry point for its “i” series of premium electric vehicles. The five-door hatchback has seen improvements over the years. For 2018, the i3 gets a faceli...
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2018 INFINITI QX80 Preview
First hitting the market in 2004, Infiniti’s then named QX56 became their largest SUV. After a comprehensive redesign in 2011 and 2014 revamp, Infiniti renamed it the QX80. For the 2018 model year, th...
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2018 Acura ILX Preview
Acura first introduced the ILX sport sedan in 2013 as its entry-level model. Since then, the model underwent a significant facelift for 2016 and moved to a single drivetrain. Entering its sixth model ...
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Preview
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class last received a major redesign in 2012, followed by a facelift in 2015. In 2018, the second-generation CLS-Class enters its seventh and final year on the market with minima...
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2018 Lincoln MKC Preview
First appearing in 2015, the MKC, rounds out Lincoln’s lineup, and provides the brand with the means to encourage younger buyers into its showrooms. For 2018, the MKC see few changes. The compact M
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Preview
The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class arrived on the scene in 2016, but in reality, was a refresh of the 2012-2015 M-Class with a nomenclature change. But with that, Mercedes-Benz did change quite a bit: restyl...
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Preview
After a 2017 refresh that included new front and rear fascias, engine options, and interior, the 2018 GLS-Class receives minimal updates. The GLS-Class is a seven-passenger luxury crossover that is
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2018 Mazda MAZDA3 Preview
The Mazda3 has always stood out among compact vehicles. While competitors were focused on efficiency and maximum space, Mazda’s little compact was more about driving dynamics and good style. That didn...
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2018 Volkswagen Golf Preview
Volkswagen’s seventh-generation Golf debuted in 2015 to critical acclaim. Until now, not much has changed. VW upgraded the infotainment system and discontinued the diesel powertrain in 2016, and the t...
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2018 Audi R8 Preview
Audi introduced the svelte R8 ten years ago in an effort to create a supercar that would perform menacingly on the street and on the track, yet was also capable of being a livable daily-driver. Develo...
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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Preview
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is one of the most iconic vehicles on the market. The unique, military-derived shape has been seen around the world since 1979. In the US, It enters an abbreviated 2018 year ...
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2018 Nissan NV200 Preview
The Nissan NV200 is a light-duty cargo van designed to allow business owners to conduct commercial work without the burden of a larger, thirstier vehicle. Despite the NV200’s car underpinnings, it is ...
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2018 Hyundai Tucson Preview
The Hyundai Tucson crossover enters 2018 - its third year on the market - in current form with some new and renamed options. Now that the new subcompact Kona has arrived, the compact Tucson is no long...
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2018 Nissan Murano Preview
The Nissan Murano enters 2018 much the same as before with a handful of changes and new standard options.The midsize, style-conscious Murano carries the automaker’s latest V motion front fascia and fl...
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2018 Nissan NV Cargo Preview
The Nissan NV Cargo is a traditional, body-on-frame van that drives on its rear wheels. The standard cargo area measures 120 inches long, 70.2 inches wide, and 55.8 inches high for 234.1 cubic feet of...
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2018 Jaguar XJ-Series Preview
The current Jaguar XJ is a major departure from the model’s traditional design language that was introduced in 2011. Rather than appearing to be a Nixon-era transplant made current, the new XJ is all ...
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2018 Nissan Maxima Preview
In 2016, Nissan comprehensively redesigned the Maxima, so for 2018, it adds a few standard and optional features designed to keep the model fresh. Across the previous seven generations of Maxima, the ...
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2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Preview
In 2017, Nissan gave its Rogue a sibling—the Rogue Sport. Being so new, there are few changes for 2018. Some options packages have been juggled and renamed. Most of the Rogue Sport’s smaller size,
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2018 Honda Pilot Preview
Since the its inception in 2003, the Honda Pilot has shared joint duty with the Odyssey minivan as Honda’s resident people-movers. With seating for up to eight people, it remains a crucial vehicle in ...
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2018 Acura MDX Hybrid Sport Preview
Acura introduced the MDX Sport Hybrid at the same time the line was revamped as a whole in 2017. It enters 2018 with minor changes only, including two new shades of red, the deep Basque Red Pearl II a...
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2018 Tesla Model S Preview
Tesla broke the luxury car market wide-open with its Model S in 2012, the first electric mass-market car able to comfortably seat five people and get a decent amount of range between recharges. Last y...
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2019 Lexus UX Preview
The automotive industry has tipped to a point in which SUVs and high-bodied vehicles are far more popular than their sedan counterparts. Thus, Lexus sees its SUV lineup expand from five models to six ...
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2018 Acura MDX Preview
Introduced in 2001, the Acura MDX is a luxury SUV that has grown family-friendly with redesigns in 2007 and 2014. Following a 2017 facelift, the 2018 MDX sees only minor updates. Last year’s refres
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2017 Nissan Altima Preview
Nissan last redesigned the Altima in 2013. And as competitors were either redesigned or given extensive revamps, the Altima received its own refresh in 2016, in an effort to address some of the tuning...
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2018 Honda Civic Preview
The classic Honda Civic is easily one of the most important cars on the market, so when Honda released a downgraded version in 2012, the company disappointed buys as competitor models moved towards mo...
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2018 Acura RLX Preview
Though the Acura RLX gets little attention from critics and buyers, this flagship sedan has much more to offer than meets the eye. Many consider Acura’s MDX to be superior in terms of desirability, an...
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2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class Preview
The fascinating life of the Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class began in the late 1990s as the original SLK-Class. This diminutive roadster, which slotted below the stately SL-Class, was distinguished by its tric...
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2018 Volkswagen Jetta Preview
The sixth-generation Volkswagen Jetta has had a storied journey. With the 2011 release, Volkswagen gambled that American buyers were gravitating toward cheaper, more cost-cut compacts. In fact, the ma...
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2018 Nissan Altima Preview
Nissan revamped the Altima back in 2013, and unlike competitors like the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, the Altima only had a modest refresh in 2016 in lieu of a complete overhaul. The 2016 updates add...
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2018 Ford Focus RS Preview
Introduced as Ford’s answer to compact global cars, the Focus hit the market in the late 90s to critical acclaim. The Focus remained largely unchanged until the third-generation release in 2013. This ...
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2018 Genesis G90 Preview
Genesis may be an unfamiliar make, but its roots are well-known. The Hyundai conglomerate first started using the nameplate on its Hyundai Genesis sedan in 2009. In 2017, Hyundai launched Genesis as a...
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2018 Honda Ridgeline Preview
Honda’s Ridgeline first hit the scene in 2005, where it instantly carved a niche for itself as a unibody, car-based pickup aimed at the needs of the everyday owner. The nameplate saw a brief hiatus af...
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2018 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Preview
BMW’s 3 Series is its perennial icon, its best-selling line of vehicles and the heart of the brand. As such, it has been offered in a dizzying array of body-styles, including a sedan, coupe, wagon and...
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2018 BMW X5 Preview
BMW first entered the crossover game in 2000, with its first-generation X5. Unlike others, it promised sports-car-like handling with increased ground clearance and light off-road prowess. That is a ma...
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2018 Volkswagen Golf R Preview
Since its inception, Volkswagen’s Golf has been the heart of the brand. It’s no surprise, then, that the Golf was chosen to carry Volkswagen’s top-of-the-line R performance series. Now in its seventh...
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2018 Kia Soul Preview
The original Kia Soul hit the market in 2009 to critical acclaim, and at a time when the subcompact crossover segment was relatively new. Now well into its second generation and having seen off most o...
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2018 Buick Envision Preview
In Buick’s increasingly crossover-heavy lineup, the compact Envision is the middle child, situated between the subcompact Encore and the full-size Enclave, and optimized to seat 5 occupants inside a r...
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