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Jun
24
2020 Hyundai Palisade

2020 Hyundai Palisade SEL

Consumer Guide Automotive

When Hyundai says the new midsize, 8-passenger Palisade is aimed at families … they really put their money where their mouth is.

Jun
20
2020 Ford Explorer, 2020 Ford Explorer Review

2020 Ford Explorer ST

Consumer Guide Automotive

Although it looks much like the outgoing version, the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer hides what is almost a seismic, “full circle” shift: Having switched from its original 1991 truck-based rear-drive architecture to a car-based front-drive one for 2011, it returns to a rear-drive platform for 2020, though this time, sans an underlying truck-type frame. Meanwhile, it also adopts new powertrains – including a hybrid version – and some newly added features, some of them being standard.

Jun
19
2020 Ford Police Interceptor

2020 Ford Police Interceptor

Ford says that one big reason its redesigned 2020 Explorer was switched from a front-drive platform to a rear-drive-based one was to improve front/rear weight balance and thus handling … and that’s largely to appease departments that use the Police Interceptor version for law enforcement.

And a lot of departments use them for law enforcement.

May
31
2020 Lexus RX

2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

When introduced as an early 1999 model, the Lexus RX 300 became the first “premium” crossover, setting the stage for many to follow. It quickly became the company’s best-selling vehicle, something it continues to be to this day.

In its last full redesign, the 2016 edition went wild. Smooth, rounded styling was replaced by sharp creases and swooping curves, and numerous new high-tech features were added.

Apr
30
2019 GMC Sierra CarbonPro, GMC Sierra CarbonPro

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 CarbonPro Edition

It seems pickup-truck boxes are no longer the simple cargo-carrying addendums they used to be. In fact, they’ve become the new battleground over which pickup wars are being waged.

Apr
17
Genesis Mint Concept

Genesis Mint Concept

Genesis Mint ConceptIntroduced at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the Genesis Mint Concept exhibits kind of a strange flavor … and not just due to its appearance.

Apr
17
2019 Mazda CX-5 with Skyactiv-D Diesel Engine

2019 Mazda CX-5 with Skyactiv-D Diesel Engine

New York Auto Show It’s been rumored — and promised — for a long time, but Mazda finally … finally … introduced its much-anticipated diesel engine at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.

Apr
17
Kia HabaNiro Concept

Kia HabaNiro Concept

New York Auto Show We were more excited when we saw images than we were after learning specifics, but Kia’s HabaNiro Concept — introduced at the 2019 New York International Auto Show — is certainly a compelling look at the future.

Apr
17
2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru Outback

Since its introduction for 1995, the Outback has been a huge seller for Subaru, often standing as its most popular model. The company hopes to continue that success with the debut of the redesigned, sixth-generation 2020 Outback at the New York International Auto Show.

Apr
17
Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886

Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886

It’s hardly the first electric vehicle — or even the first electric crossover — but the EQC is Mercedes-Benz’ first electric vehicle … which just happens to be a crossover. And it made its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.