Tag: crossovers

Premium Price War: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Starts Above Rival Lincoln Aviator

Americans gain two new domestic midsizers for the 2020 model year, and both of the premium crossover rivals take a different approach in how they propel their human cargo. The Cadillac XT6, which debuted in Detroit in January and hits dealers this summer, adopts front-drive architecture; the 2020 Lincoln Aviator goes a different route, donning […]

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Mitsubishi’s Crossover Concept Looks Bold – Yeah, That’s the Ticket

It might not be your author’s cup of tea, but Mitsubishi’s Engelberg Tourer — a crossover show vehicle whose name sounds like that of a nagged German child — is the face the resurgent brand wants to put forward. It’s also a good hint at what we can expect from the next-generation Outlander, once Mitsu gets […]

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Mazda CX-3 Too Small? Try the CX-30 on for Size

As promised, Mazda threw the sheets off its mystery vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show, revealing a small crossover that’s not too small. The brand’s CX-3 often earns gripes for its diminutive size and limited interior volume, not to mention its middling ground clearance, but until today there was nothing to bridge the gap between CX-3 […]

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T AWD Review – A Perfectly Cromulent Crossover

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T AWD 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 (235 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 260 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm) Eight-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive 19 city / 24 highway / 21 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 12.3 city / 9.8 highway / 11.2 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 22.9 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: $39,780 US […]

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Porsche’s Cheapest Model to Go All-electric

So, perhaps not cheapest for long. Tuesday, the German automaker announced its next-generation Macan crossover will divest itself of internal combustion for its next generation. By adopting new architecture and dropping its gas powerplant, the Macan, refreshed for 2019 and currently starting at just a tick below $50k U.S., will become the company’s third electric […]

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QOTD: Found Yourself Surprisingly Disappointed?

In last week’s QOTD, we asked you to share the vehicles that pleasantly surprised you after spending some time behind the wheel. Whether your expectations were high or low to start, it’s always nice to recall transportation that impressed. Today we turn in the opposite direction, and talk about cars that left you feeling disappointed. […]

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What Did the World Buy in 2018? Plenty of SUVs, and 74 Percent More Electrics

Focusing primarily on the U.S. market sometimes leads to a skewed view of what the average global consumer demands in their driveway, but not always. Broader trends don’t respect geographical boundaries; interest in light trucks doesn’t stop at the border. As American buyers increasingly demand more additions to their high-riding vehicle buffet, the same call […]

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Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept Lurks in Darkness Before Geneva Debut

Automakers across the globe are readying teaser images for models they intend to debut at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show next month. For Subaru, that means the latest addition to its Viziv line of concept vehicles. While initial Viziv concepts were highly conceptual designs, the line has gradually evolved to deliver models more in line […]

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2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL S-AWC Review – It’s Safe to Stare

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL S-AWC 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four (152 hp @ 5,500 rpm, 184 lb-ft. @ 2000 rpm) Continuously variable transmission, all-wheel drive 25 city / 26 highway / 25 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 9.6 city / 8.9 highway / 9.3 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) 24.2 (observed mileage, MPG) Base Price: $29,190 US / […]

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The Kia Telluride’s Fuel Economy Is Pretty Much Exactly What You’d Expect

Built with the sprawling American lifestyle in mind, Kia’s range-topping Telluride doesn’t deploy any fancy tricks to lower its fuel consumption. With EPA fuel economy figures for the 2020 Telluride now out, the three-row midsizer can rest assured that few consumers will take its thirst as a selling point or deal breaker. The Telluride begins […]

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2020 GMC Acadia: More Engines, More Speeds, More Grille

As part of its 2020 model year refresh, GMC’s midsize Acadia crossover gains three engine options and three additional cogs for its automatic transmission. It also gains an AT4 variant — the brawny-lux GMC sub-brand introduced on the 2019 GMC Sierra pickup, though a modest suspension lift isn’t a part of this AT4’s package. While […]

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Lincoln to Offer Three Flavors of Corsair

It’s nice to write about a vehicle with an honest-to-goodness name, especially one that replaces a vehicle with an alphanumeric name. As it slowly relegates past three-letter combinations to the dustbin of history, Lincoln Motor Company is busy putting the finishing touches on the next product in its utility vehicle offensive: the Corsair, formerly the […]

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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: More Like Its Siblings, but Still Not an Outlander Sport Replacement

Feast your eyes on the 2020 version of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the compact crossover that attracts more American and Canadian customers than any other vehicle in Mitsu’s relatively sparse lineup. Looks more like a new Mitsubishi, doesn’t it? Sure does. The model’s updated “Dynamic Shield” front end styling now resembles that of its bigger […]

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One More Thing About That Mazda Crossover…

Amid the hoopla surrounding last week’s Chicago Auto Show and its many new and refreshed trucks and crossovers, Mazda teased a butt shot of a mysterious new crossover bound for a Geneva reveal next month. Mazda’s crossovers, especially the CX-5, garner more enthusiast attention than, say, a Hyundai or Toyota CUV, due to the zoom-zoom […]

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Casting a Wider Net: Audi’s EV Push Won’t Ignore the Entry-level Crowd

Audi plans to make a green new deal with premium-minded buyers of limited means. With the brand’s Volkswagen Group parent going all-in on electric vehicles, Audi has access to whatever it needs from mama’s parts bin. This will come in handy. It seems a cheaper, smaller EV is Audi’s next big reveal, with the Golf-sized […]

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With No New Vehicle to Show in Chicago, Cadillac Tweaks the XT5

The Cadillac XT5, which happens to be a perfect all-weather urban vehicle, is a major breadwinner for the upscale brand. By far the best-selling vehicle in the Caddy stable, the XT5 midsize crossover out-volumes the bigger and pricier Escalade by a factor of two to one. Unfortunately, it’s no longer the freshest face at the […]

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Take Two: 2020 Range Rover Evoque Bows in Chicago With New Platform, Engines

No longer sharing bits sourced from former owner Ford, Land Rover’s smallest Range Rover-badged vehicle undergoes a comprehensive revamp for 2020. There’s a new, stiffer platform underneath and, while its overall footprint remains pretty much the same, a wheelbase stretch affords occupants a smidgen of extra room to stretch out. First appearing on our shores […]

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2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Puts Its Best Face Forward

At the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Nissan revealed its plans to slot the North American version of its Qashqai crossover between the Juke and Rogue. While the company ultimately decided to call the model the “Rogue Sport” in the United States, replacing the Juke with the Kicks shortly thereafter, the rest of the plan […]

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Beyond Adventure: Toyota’s RAV4 – Yes, the RAV4 – Gets the TRD Treatment

After last year’s Camry and Avalon surprise, it should come as no shock that Toyota’s keen to expand TRD branding beyond its body-on-frame trucks and SUVs. Frankly, the automaker ran out of BOF vehicles to tune for the trail. Enter the RAV4, redesigned for 2019 and still no one’s idea of a hardcore off-roader. While […]

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