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2020 Toyota Camry TRD costs $31,995
2020 Toyota Camry TRD costs $31,995

The sport-tuned 2020 Toyota Camry TRD will start at $31,995 (including a $955 destination fee), making it cheaper than other V-6 variants of the long-running family sedan. Toyota has't formally announced pricing for the Camry TRD, but the company's 2020-model-year order guide for the Camry includes...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV gets 21-mile range bump, to 259 miles

Chevrolet announced Thursday that its 2020 Bolt EV is getting a 21-mile bump in range, bringing its total up to 259 miles---an almost-10-percent increase compared to the 2019 model. The additional range comes from an adjustment to the Bolt EV's battery chemistry, which resulted in a 10% improvement...Read More»

2020 Honda Civic Si
2020 Honda Civic Si gets updated looks, performance tweaks

The perky Honda Civic Si is getting a handful of tweaks for the 2020 model year, including some nip-and-tuck styling updates and a shorter final-drive ratio for better performance. In the design department, the 2020 Civic Si sedan and coupe get only minor updates to keep the styling fresh. Up...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC90
2019 Volvo S90, XC90 awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick

Volvo scored two more Top Safety Pick awards for its 2019 lineup, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced Thursday. This round of awards goes to the S90 sedan and the XC90 SUV. Both vehicles were penalized for the subpar performance of their optional curve-following headlights...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition
2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade editions turn to the dark side

Toyota reinvented its compact stalwart for 2019, injecting it with much-needed shots of youthful energy and modern sophistication. For 2020, the Toyota Corolla sedan and hatchback will be offered with a new Nightshade package, giving buyers access to an edgier, blacked-out aesthetic. Nightshade...Read More»

2020 Nissan Versa First Drive
The 2020 Nissan Versa tests the limits of content in a value-driven segment

The average transaction price for a new car is now more than $37,000. For those with access to low-interest, long-term loans, that's not too difficult to stomach. In the real world, not everybody is in that position. Some need new-car reliability and the peace of mind brought about by the...Read More»

2019 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition
2019 Lexus NX aces IIHS tests, earns Top Safety Pick+ nod

The 2019 Lexus NX earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the organization announced Monday. The NX earned the institute's highest safety nod thanks to excellent standard headlights and "Superior" scores for forward collision avoidance. While 2015-2018...Read More»

2020 Honda Odyssey
2020 Honda Odyssey gets standard 10-speed automatic, 25th anniversary package

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its bestselling minivan, Honda announced Monday that the 2020 Odyssey minivan will be equipped as standard with its 10-speed automatic transmission and offer a commemorative package that bundles some unique visual upgrades to mark the occassion. Previously only...Read More»

2020 Nissan Maxima
2020 Nissan Maxima adds active safety tech, starts at $35,100

Nissan's range-topping Maxima sedan is getting a few tech upgrades for the 2020 model year, along with a tiny bump in price. Starting at $35,100 ($255 more than 2019), including mandatory destination charges, the 2020 Maxima now comes standard with Nissan's active safety suite on all grades. This...Read More»

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