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Domestic Brands Charge A Hefty Premium For Advanced Safety Features

Now that the American automakers have, for the most part, ceded the small car market to the import brands, you would think they would try to field competitive offerings in the crossover/SUV segment. However, when it comes to what most car buyers are really looking for in a family car, the domestic brands do not […]

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Ford’s Making a New Crossover to Take on the Subaru Outback: Report

Ford promised a lot of new vehicles after it said last year it was axing virtually its entire car lineup in the United States. One of those new vehicles, according to Autocar, is a crossover intended to compete directly with Subaru’s Outback, or something like the Focus Active, which the company had initially said it…Read […]

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So This Is Why the Nissan Murano Crosscabriolet Has That Weird Extra Rear Window

The Nissan Murano Crosscabriolet was nothing if not uh, unique, and even though it only had a brief life in the early 2010s, its majesty and mysteries are immortal. Except for one, which has now been solved: What’s was the deal with that weird little secondary rear window?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Ford Puma Is the Small Crossover America Should Have Gotten

The Ford Puma, once part of that small, two-door car segment that was popular in decades past, is back, and it sure is big—bigger than it ever was, that is. Ford is reviving the old, driver-oriented nameplate as a new European crossover with exhilarating features like driver assistance, massaging seats and luggage…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Wave of New Crossovers Is Coming And We Will Never Escape It

We’ve been given a glimpse of the future of the automobile, and it looks bleak my friends. With pretty much every manufacturer clamoring over themselves to abandon sedans for hatchbacks on stilts they call crossovers, there are a ton of them on the market. But according to an annual “Car Wars” study released…Read more… Continue […]

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Audi’s First Real Electric Car Is Already Being Recalled for Battery Fires

The Audi E-Tron electric SUV is off to a great start with, wait, no, actually it is already getting a recall and it’s for potential battery fires. Nobody has been hurt with the roughly 540 cars sold in America thus far, Audi claims, but it’s not a good look.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Gets 34 MPG And A Big New Touchscreen

The 2020 Toyota Highlander is clearly trying hard to look tough, but, whatever. The design is inoffensive. What’s cool about this car is its efficiency, in a couple senses of the word–the Hybrid version now claims 34 mpg(!) in combined driving. That’s not a lot of gasoline to lug eight people around.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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It’s OK to Embrace the Fast Crossover

A few weeks ago BMW dropped the X3 M and X4 M: crossovers with up to 503 horsepower, a zero to 60 mph time in the low fours and all-wheel drive. And they were met with a good deal of derision from enthusiasts. “We are powerless to stop these,” we declared. Crossovers—considered inherently compromised—will branch…Read […]

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I Need a Practical and Environmentally Friendly Car That Doesn’t Send the Wrong Message! What Car Should I Buy?

Thomas is an architect in the midwest looking for a comfortable crossover that can haul his two boys, have a reasonable carbon footprint, and not send the wrong message to his potential clients. What car should he buy?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Lexus Could Be the Next Automaker to Hop Onto the Performance-SUV Train

Wait, stop what you’re doing for a second. Did you hear that? That train whistle? No, it’s not Thomas, and it’s not the hype train every American is about to hop on for their annual Super Bowl bandwagon. That’s the performance-SUV train, which Lexus is about to join Lamborghini, Ford, Ferrari—well, everybody—on.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The 2019 Porsche Macan Handles Better Than a Crossover Has Any Right To

On the tight and viciously twisty Mallorcan mountain roads, I watched the 2019 Porsche Macan S leading me handle a hairpin with more ferocity than a mid-size crossover has any right to. It leaned heavily into its suspension and from the outside, it looked quite precarious. But, as we were keeping up with it just fine…Read […]

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