The Mazda CX-30 on display at the Brussels Motor Show
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Improved Engine Beefs up the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo

Similar to the Mazda3, the Mazda CX-30 is an upscale SUV with attractive styling and a highly responsive ride. In fact, until this point, reviewers at Car and Driver only had one major complaint about this vehicle: its disappointing lack of power. For 2021, Mazda has solved this problem by introducing the 2.5 Turbo trim …

A red 2020 Subaru Outback driving down a highway road
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How Many Miles Will a Subaru Outback Last?

A Subaru Outback will keep you from getting stuck in the mud. But will buying this model leave you stuck in a vehicle with a short lifespan? The Outback is a unique breed. Unfortunately leaves you with few alternatives if you decide against buying an Outback but want a similar model. Many shoppers’ decisions will …

The black leatherette front seats of a 2021 Toyota RAV4 Adventure model with red accents
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The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Is Surprisingly More Comfortable Than Its Bigger Sibling

The Toyota RAV4 and Highlander are two of the most popular vehicles to roll off the automaker’s assembly line. Both crossover SUVs offer distinct styling and features, but the RAV4‘s comfort oddly surpasses that of the larger, higher-priced Highlander. Consumers and industry analysts alike were surprised to find the compact crossover is the more comfortable model. It …

2021 Mazda CX-5 in the snow the day after a snowfall
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The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Drives Like a Champion In the Snow

If you’re shopping for a compact crossover, then it’s easy to see why the Mazda CX-5 is a great choice. It’s athletic driving dynamics, sleek looks, and well-appointed interior make it one of the top contenders in its class and what’s even better is that it’s available with all-wheel-drive. I actually got a chance to …

A2021 Jaguar F-Pace luxury compact SUV's tan cockpit
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Shut Out the Outside World in the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace

When British luxury brand Jaguar began producing SUVs in 2015, some fans were wary. Accustomed to the automaker’s flashy sports cars, they feared the utility vehicle would bring a clunky body at a high price.  Now in its sixth year, the Jaguar F-Pace has proven the skeptics wrong. The 2021 model features a full face-lift …

A black 2021 Subaru Forester driving down a country road
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How Many Miles Will a Subaru Forester Last?

The Subaru Forester is becoming increasingly popular. But does this compact SUV have staying power? Some iconic models aren’t as reliable and long-lasting as you might think. So, how does the Forester stack up against the average car? Before you buy this rugged compact SUV, let’s examine how well it’s expected to perform over time. …

A red 2020 Mazda CX-30 parked, looking toward a mountain range
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Thousands of 2020-21 Mazda CX-30s Recalled For Frustrating Issue

Bringing your vehicle back to the dealership for a recall is frustrating. However, 2020-2021 Mazda CX-30 owners might be relieved about its latest recall, as it fixes an irritating problem. The CX-30 debuted to mixed reviews in the 2020 model year. The energetic subcompact crossover impressed some experts, while others felt it delivered underpowered performance. …

A blue 2021 Honda CR-V Touring compact SUV traveling on a city bridge
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Is the 2021 Honda CR-V Touring Worth $3,200 Over the CR-V EX-L?

The 2021 Honda CR-V is one of the most popular compact SUVs. Among the best-selling vehicles in the United States, the spacious CR-V offers great value. Its quick acceleration provides reliable performance for commuters looking for a practical car with good fuel economy. And the comfortable interior appeals to families and drivers looking for luxurious touches in …

Hyundai Tucson car is displayed on stage after its launch at the Auto Expo 2020 at Greater Noida
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The 2019 Hyundai Tucson Might Fly Without You Knowing

Two of the most popular compact SUVs on the market from Hyundai are the Hyundai Tucson and the Hyundai Santa Fe. While the Santa Fe has good looks, it’s a bit more expensive than the Hyundai Tucson.  However, reports a concerning issue that might make the SUV inadvertently fly, but not in an amazing …

New models of the Nissan Rogue on display in Los Angeles, California on November 29, 2018 at Automobility LA
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Classic Broken Transmission Symptoms Lead to Nissan Rogue Class Action Lawsuit

When vehicle problems present, it’s not uncommon for them to be one-off issues. Sometimes there are just anomalies in production or with off-the-line parts. But in the case of the Nissan Rogue, costly and potentially dangerous transmission concerns are so frequent, they’re almost expected. These problematic transmissions have recently inspired a class-action lawsuit, with the hopes …

A blue 2021 Nissan Rogue parked in front of a house
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The 2021 Nissan Rogue Has Shocking Safety Concerns

Most models take a step forward to becoming safer every year. However, the 2021 Nissan Rogue took two giant steps backward – adding to the SUV’s list of deal-breakers. How did Nissan manage to make such a mistake with the newest Rogue, and should you still consider buying one? Let’s take a look at the …

A silver 2021 Honda CR-V Touring model with its headlights on while parked on a city street at night
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The 2021 Honda CR-V LX Has the Worst Headlights of All Models

Headlights may not be the first thing you think of when shopping for a new compact SUV like the Honda CR-V. But they’re a vital component of safe driving. Although advanced LED headlights are widely available, they’re still largely offered only as an option, if at all. Typically, halogen headlamps come standard. Though that doesn’t …

2021 Ford Escape driving up a hill
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Skip the Ford Escape and Pick One of These Alternatives Instead

Considering the burgeoning mid-size crossover category is currently filled with Japanese and Korean contenders, the 2021 Ford Escape offers buyers a unique package. In addition to being American-made, the Escape offers a sophisticated look, a roomy interior, and easy-to-use electronics making it user-friendly for almost everyone that sits in it. But in case you might …

A blue 2021 Honda CR-V parked next to a CR-V Hybrid on a white covered bridge
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Is the 2021 Honda CR-V EX Worth $2,500 Over the CR-V LX?

The Honda CR-V consistently continues to outshine rivals in a crowded segment. Drivers appreciate its spacious accommodations and outstanding reliability. As of 2020, the base CR-V also got a full suite of advanced safety features, making it a great value. The entry-level Honda CR-V LX retails for $25,350, plus an extra $1,500 if you want …

A red 2021 Mazda CX-5 driving down a highway road
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How Many Miles Will a Mazda CX-5 Last?

The heralded Mazda CX-5 is nearly flawless, making it a fantastic option for your next long-term vehicle. But will this popular compact SUV outlast the competition? This is somewhat of a loaded question, as countless variables play a role in a car’s lifespan. However, we can analyze industry data, Mazda’s reliability history, and recent CX-5 …

A red 2020 Subaru Outback kicks up sand as it drives on a beach
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This 2020 Subaru Outback Sprints Faster Than the Competition

The Subaru Outback is a widely loved yet difficult-to-classify vehicle. It’s basically a combination of an SUV and a wagon. It provides the benefits of both and also mitigates their drawbacks. The Outback occupies a special place in many hearts thanks to its excellent safety ratings, outstanding reliability, and commendable performance. And now 2020 Subaru …

Two 2021 Honda CR-V Touring models, one blue and one dark gray, parked next to each other on a white covered bridge
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Faulty Brakes Already Plague the 2020 Honda CR-V

The 2020 Honda CR-V looks like a smart purchase. It handles well, gets good gas mileage, and comes with plenty of tech and advanced safety features. But despite the brand’s reputation for safety, the 2020 Honda CR-V is already plagued by consumer complaints about its brakes. The 2020 Honda CR-V at a glance Honda has …

A silver all-wheel-drive 2021 Toyota Highlander Platinum model parked on a rural road amid trees and shrubs
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How Many Miles Will a Toyota Highlander Last?

The Toyota Highlander has been a popular SUV choice for years. It offers all the essentials, including generous interior space, efficiency, and plentiful technology. And because it’s a Toyota, the Highlander is unsurprisingly one of the most reliable SUVs. And the more reliable a car, the less you’ll have to spend on repairs each year. …

Hyundai Kona subcompact SUV driving on curvy country road
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The 2021 Hyundai Kona Is the Perfect Sedan Alternative

The 2021 Hyundai Kona came to me for testing recently. As a total package, it pretty much ticks all the boxes. For anyone shopping for something this size in the mainstream segment, Hyundai has given us the Kona. This subcompact crossover SUV is the perfect sedan alternative. The Hyundai Kona comes with several powertrain options. …

An image of a 2021 Infiniti QX50 parked outside.
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Stylish $54,000 2021 Infiniti QX50 Is a Confused Crossover

If you’re in the market for a luxury crossover, you have more options available than ever before. However, while the current-gen Infiniti QX50 arrived in 2019 to take the market by storm, sales figures haven’t reflected that. Additionally, Infiniti as a brand continues to struggle in the U.S. market. In a new review posted by …

An electric-blue 2021 Nissan Kicks parked in a warehouse
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The 2021 Nissan Kicks Is Only Boring on Paper

Let’s face it: SUVs have become mainstream. They used to be the exciting new vehicle of choice for adventurers, but they’ve since turned into everyone’s reliable everyday ride. And while we understand why that’s the case — SUVs are dependable, have better fuel efficiency than ever before, and offer more convenience than smaller vehicles — …

a picture of a woman driving the 2021 hyundai kona from the view of a rear seat passenger
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The 2021 Hyundai Kona Has 1 Loud Problem

I recently had the privilege of testing the 2021 Hyundai Kona. Overall, I can absolutely see the appeal of the Kona. However, I did find it to have one loud problem. Obviously, when we are shopping for a new vehicle we want to know the good and the bad. A picture perfect ad campaign just …