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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: two- and three-row crossover is bigger, squarer, and now has a diesel
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: two- and three-row crossover is bigger, squarer, and now has a diesel

The New York auto show whose media days ended Thursday saw several debuts of high-volume crossover utility vehicles. One was a redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size crossover, which gained size, new features, and considerably more traditional and upright SUV-like styling. Hyundai said the base...Read More»

2019 Nissan Altima, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Nissan Altima video first look: 2018 New York auto show

All around this year's New York auto show, it's crossover SUVs that have been making news. This vehicle has four doors and all-wheel drive, but what’s up with the body? Is this...a sedan? In fact, it is. It’s the 2019 Nissan Altima, a brand-new family car set to tackle the...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Subaru Forester first look video

The 2019 Subaru Forester has its priorities in order. Safety first, fun later. Its looks may be derivative, but the latest Forester packs a roomier interior loaded up with a lot more tech. The 2019 Forester stretches about two inches longer than last year’s model and the majority of that new...Read More»

2019 Mazda CX-3, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Mazda CX-3 revealed: small crossover, smaller changes

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 that rolled across the stage at the New York auto show this week should be familiar to new-car shoppers. It’s a mild update on the same small package with a sharp style, frugal fuel consumption, and available all-wheel drive. The biggest changes from last year for the CX-3...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota RAV4 video first look

Look at the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and it’s hard not to see the Tacoma pickup and the 4Runner SUV. That’s no accident. The original ‘cute ute’ is ready to get down and dirty. At least a little bit. READ MORE: 2019 Toyota RAV4: looking more SUV than crossover The new RAV4...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester, 2018 New York auto show
The 9 most important cars of the 2018 New York auto show

Pomp and circumstance didn't overrun practicality at the 2018 New York auto show. This year's big debuts at the Jacob Javits center weren't flashy—unless you count the stunning Lincoln Aviator, but even that three-row crossover has an air of real-world usability that trumps its clean lines...Read More»

2019 Kia Optima, 2018 New York auto show
Updates prioritize 2019 Kia Optima over 2019 Sedona for active-safety gear

The 2019 Kia Optima and 2019 Kia Sedona have different stories to tell when it comes to safety gear designed to help drivers avoid a collision, the automaker said Wednesday at the New York auto show. On the 2019 Optima, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warnings, and active lane control...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota RAV4: looking more SUV than crossover

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 would like to be your outdoorsy companion. It wants to be loaded up with a kayak and a mountain bike on its roof, with mud splashed over its chiseled, 4Runner-like and Tacoma-inspired grille and beefy fenders. It wants to show off its newfound extra half-inch of ground...Read More»

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept, 2018 New York auto show
2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport: Volkswagen’s SUV family affair begins

The Volkswagen Atlas will both shrink and expand in 2019. Volkswagen will add a smaller five-seat Cross Sport model to the Atlas crossover SUV family for the 2020 model year, while it also will study a plug-in hybrid version with no confirmed production date. Volkswagen confirmed the new Atlas...Read More»

2018 Fiat 500
2018 Fiat 500 video preview

Can frugal be fun? Fiat might have shown us that with cars, it can be. Unintended consequences may not be a bad thing sometimes. The 2018 Fiat 500 gets a turbocharged engine in the name of efficiency, but the 1.4-liter turbo-4 also adds 33 percent more power. We haven't yet driven it, but the...Read More»

2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon mixes diesel power with passenger hauling

The heart of the redesigned 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon that bowed Tuesday at the Chicago auto show is a new diesel engine that Ford hopes will boost fuel economy for the commercial-oriented small van. Available across the line for the passenger-friendly Transit Connect Wagon, the new 1.5-liter...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Toyota Avalon video preview

If you're going to have a flagship, it had better be your best and brightest. Enter the 2019 Toyota Avalon, which further blurs the line between mainstream and luxury. The 2019 Avalon is available with either V-6 or a hybrid engine options and it's still a large four-door sedan, albeit a much more...Read More»

2019 Kia Forte, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Kia Forte video preview

There is big value in small sedans for new car shoppers. Few cars pack as many features with as much space, for such a low price. Now the 2019 Kia Forte adds a whole lot of style. The Forte raided the closet of its bigger brother Stinger for its looks. The Forte’s windshield has been pushed...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Volkswagen Jetta video preview

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is here, and even if it doesn't look at that different from its predecessor, it's what's underneath that counts. And there are some major changes that make the 2019 Jetta ride and handle like the pint-size luxury sedan it once was. First, some inside baseball. The 2019...Read More»

2019 Jeep Cherokee, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Jeep Cherokee goes mainstream, turbocharged

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee addresses its controversial design head on with an updated fascia and rear end that bring it more in line with its siblings, both big and small. Along with a new turbocharged engine, Jeep’s middle child should be better to drive and less polarizing to look at. Jeep is...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Volkswagen Jetta revealed: VW's sedan hits the gym for bigger body, sharper looks

With the Dieselgate dust starting to settle, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta made its first appearance Sunday at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The latest iteration of Volkswagen's bestselling U.S. model features a design that’s only slightly more aggressive than that of its predecessor, with an...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Veloster N, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Hyundai Veloster gets new look, lots more tech

The redesigned 2019 Hyundai Veloster unveiled Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit blends familial features from the Sonata sedan and Elantra GT wagon with its own stylish, odd-ball form. It all seems like a rehash of yesterday's news until you consider the new...Read More»

2019 Kia Forte, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Kia Forte tricked out to tune of 35 mpg

The 2019 Kia Forte channels its sporty Stinger big brother to bring its good looks to the masses. The redesigned compact sedan's new proportions see it look more hunkered down—and maybe that's about where the similarities end. The new Forte broke cover Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class, 2018 Detroit auto show
The 11 most important cars of the 2018 Detroit auto show

This year, the Motor City was all about pickups. Each of the three domestic automakers took the wraps off of a new truck, promising more capability, more comfort, and lower fuel consumption. If we didn't know better, we'd think that Ford, Chevy, and Ram were sharing the same playbook. The...Read More»

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