Tag: crossovers

Too Big? Mini Boss Thinks So, Aims to Pare Down Brand’s Smallest Model

<img data-attachment-id="1680596" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/P90357205_highRes_the-new-mini-cooper-.jpg" data-orig-size="610,407" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"11","credit":"Alberto_Martinez","camera":"NIKON Z 6","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1560826857","copyright":"MINI \/ BMW AG","focal_length":"30.5","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.033333333333333","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="P90357205_highRes_the-new-mini-cooper-" data-image-description=" mini ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/P90357205_highRes_the-new-mini-cooper–450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/P90357205_highRes_the-new-mini-cooper–610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1680596 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/P90357205_highRes_the-new-mini-cooper–610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/P90357205_highRes_the-new-mini-cooper-.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/P90357205_highRes_the-new-mini-cooper–75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/P90357205_highRes_the-new-mini-cooper–450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/P90357205_highRes_the-new-mini-cooper–120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Compared to the original BMC Mini from back in the Sixties, the modern Mini launched at the dawn […]

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2020 Lincoln Corsair: Enough Panache to Sway the Import Buyer?

Lincoln’s MKC was a solid effort for the brand’s first foray into the compact premium crossover market, but certain gripes stood out. For this not-broad-of-beam writer, the relatively narrow front chairs didn’t usher in that sense of coddling a buyer demands of a high-end vehicle. In base spec, the 2.0-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder felt slightly labored, […]

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Toyota Updates C-HR for 2020; Power and Drive Wheels Carry Over

If you were hoping that a refresh bestowed upon Toyota’s funky subcompact crossover would yield the extra oomph and all-wheel drive desired by many since the model’s debut, well, re-read that headline. For 2020, C-HR buyers will continue to get by with front-drive and a 144-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder; they’ll just gain some appearance and content […]

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Hyundai’s Smallest CUV Probably out-MPGs Your Car

The Hyundai Venue, a bottom-rung, A-segment crossover of such a diminutive size that you’d be forgiven for thinking it showed up in the wrong market by accident, has undergone testing by the Environmental Protection Agency. Stretching one inch less than a Kia Rio hatch when measured stem to stern, the Venue is part of Hyundai’s […]

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2020 Chevrolet Blazer Turbo’s Extra Punch Comes at a Price

Chevrolet’s Blazer, a resurrected midsize crossover many claim fails to uphold the prior Blazer’s memory, will gain a new powerplant for 2020, but naysayers could easily find a problem in GM’s decision-making here, too. Thanks to order guides, we now know what you’ll pay to get behind the wheel of a 2020 Blazer outfitted with […]

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Subaru Didn’t Plan to Sell Many Ascents, but Subaru’s Expectations Were Far Too Modest

<img data-attachment-id="1690196" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Subaru-AScent-brown-9242019.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,800" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1526250848","copyright":"","focal_length":"50","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.003125","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Subaru AScent brown 9242019" data-image-description=" Image: Subaru ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Subaru-AScent-brown-9242019-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Subaru-AScent-brown-9242019-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1690196 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Subaru-AScent-brown-9242019-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Subaru AScent – Image: Subaru” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Subaru-AScent-brown-9242019-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Subaru-AScent-brown-9242019-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Subaru-AScent-brown-9242019-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Subaru-AScent-brown-9242019-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Subaru-AScent-brown-9242019-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Subaru-AScent-brown-9242019.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Subaru didn’t believe the Ascent […]

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2020: The Dodge Journey’s Last Dance?

<img data-attachment-id="1580184" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris.jpg" data-orig-size="960,540" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2017 Dodge Journey SE" data-image-description=" Image via FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1580184 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-610×343.jpg” alt=”Image: 2017 Dodge Journey SE, via FCA” width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/iris.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> We’ve already looked at the Nissan Sentra today, […]

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Honda Kicks Base Engine to the Curb, Adds Hybrid for 2020 CR-V

A slew of changes are on the way for the Honda CR-V’s mid-cycle refresh, though you might not be able to spot them from across a parking lot. For sure, there’s the obligatory tweaks to the compact CUV’s front and rear fascia, but the big news lies in its powertrain. There’s still a choice of […]

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As Ford Grapples With 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator Issues, One Reader Doesn’t Like What He Discovered

You read all about Ford’s midsize crossover issues last week, perhaps with great dismay. According to an extensive report, serious and sometimes hazy quality defects have kept thousands of 2020 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators away from dealer lots. It seems the automaker is hauling vehicles directly from Chicago Assembly to a hastily-arranged fix-it space […]

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QOTD: Waiting on Perfection?

God knows we’ve talked up crossovers ad nauseum. Not in the same uniformly derisive manner as certain twenty-something bloggers, mind you, but the topic certainly has staying power — and with good reason. The thing about these (mostly) non-canyon-carving family boxes is that they insert themselves so easily into so many people’s lives, ticking a great […]

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Not Coming to America: 2020 Ford Puma

I don’t understand what Ford is doing anymore. While the company is branding itself as this tech-savvy mobility firm, bent on delivery cutting-edge electrics that will save the planet, it has also removed its most-economical models from the U.S. market — leaving us with the EcoSport, some plug-ins, and the soon-to-be-gone Fiesta. Meanwhile, an ocean away, Europe is […]

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Mazda CX-30 Confirmed for Mexican Production

<img data-attachment-id="1679920" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Mazda-CX-30-e1562011755284.jpg" data-orig-size="4210,2862" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5DS R","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1544264467","copyright":"Anton Watts","focal_length":"100","iso":"400","shutter_speed":"0.002","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda CX-30" data-image-description=" Mazda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Mazda-CX-30-e1562011728620-450×306.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Mazda-CX-30-e1562011728620-610×415.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679920″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Mazda-CX-30-e1562011728620-610×415.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”415″> Mazda’s Salamanca plant is adding the CX-30 to its production line, ensuring its cars-and-crossovers strategy launches as planned. With the Mexican facility already manufacturing the Mazda3, it’s not a […]

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Nissan Previews New Compact Crossover for Dealers

<img data-attachment-id="1597762" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx.jpeg" data-orig-size="6000,3374" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="nissan imx concept" data-image-description=" Image: Nissan ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-450×253.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-610×343.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1597762″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-610×343.jpeg” alt=”nissan imx concept” width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-610×343.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-75×42.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-450×253.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-768×432.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-120×67.jpeg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Despite bringing the electric Leaf to market while the rest of the industry was still scratching […]

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2019 Honda Passport Review – Go (Almost) Anywhere

<img data-attachment-id="1687604" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Honda-Passport-front-quarter.jpg" data-orig-size="6000,4000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1562216811","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"85","iso":"400","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Honda Passport front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Honda-Passport-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Honda-Passport-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1687604 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Honda-Passport-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Honda Passport front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Honda-Passport-front-quarter-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Honda-Passport-front-quarter-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Honda-Passport-front-quarter-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Honda-Passport-front-quarter-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-Honda-Passport-front-quarter-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> 2019 Honda Passport AWD […]

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Porsche Macan Turbo Grows Even Hotter for 2020, Just in Time for It All to End

Think of it as a swan song for gasoline propulsion, not the Macan itself. For the 2020 model year, the hottest version of Porsche’s entry-level ute returns with more power and less displacement on tap, but the Macan Turbo sings its siren song against a funeral dirge backdrop. This vehicle is a get-one-while-you-still-can proposition. While […]

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12 MPG in 10 Years: Ford Explorer Hybrid’s Fuel Economy Figures Come to Light

<img data-attachment-id="1656280" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-e1558115233319.jpg" data-orig-size="3480,2661" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"9","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1545929307","copyright":"","focal_length":"27","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Ford-Explorer-Hybrid" data-image-description=" ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-450×344.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-610×466.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1656280 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-610×466.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”466″> Barring the development of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, the slow march towards better fuel economy, especially in larger vehicles, has been just that: slow. Yet incremental improvements continue, and the […]

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Going Green: America’s Most Cash-laden Utility Vehicle Is the Base Ford EcoSport

<img data-attachment-id="1595358" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-Ford-EcoSport.jpg" data-orig-size="610,407" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"Ford EcoSport packs all of its features and style into a vehicle that is nearly a foot-and-a-half shorter than Ford Escape.","created_timestamp":"1475676119","copyright":"","focal_length":"88","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"15","title":"Ford EcoSport","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2018 Ford EcoSport" data-image-description=" Image: Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-Ford-EcoSport-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-Ford-EcoSport-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1595358 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-Ford-EcoSport-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Ford EcoSport – Image: Ford” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2018-Ford-EcoSport.jpg 610w, […]

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Get Yer Freak On: Next-gen Hyundai Tucson Appears in Camo Dress, but Can It Match the Hype?

<img data-attachment-id="1680760" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Hyundai-Tucson-front.jpg" data-orig-size="5551,3701" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1558845863","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"116","iso":"250","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Hyundai Tucson front" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Hyundai-Tucson-front-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Hyundai-Tucson-front-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1680760 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Hyundai-Tucson-front-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Hyundai Tucson front” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Hyundai-Tucson-front-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Hyundai-Tucson-front-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Hyundai-Tucson-front-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Hyundai-Tucson-front-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Hyundai-Tucson-front-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> You’re probably thinking two things right […]

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With Its Purpose-built Comeback Car, Lincoln Aims to Dethrone Cadillac

We’re not going to sugarcoat it — Cadillac routinely bests Lincoln in terms of sales. General Motors’ luxury marque constantly carves out a larger portion of the domestic market and has managed to make global inroads Ford’s premium division has not. For example, Cadillac saw 228,043 deliveries in the People’s Republic of China last year. Lincoln […]

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