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2021 Toyota Venza: A Fancy Pants RAV4 Hybrid (Not That There’s Anything Wrong with That)

2021 Toyota Venza: A Fancy Pants RAV4 Hybrid (Not That There’s Anything Wrong with That)
Made from 2009 to 2015, the first-generation Toyota Venza established a small, but loyal following. But its squashed minivan styling limited its appeal in a market that was moving towards the car-like character of crossovers. Thus, the Venza went away back in 2015.
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2020 Buick Encore GX Review: Small But Substantial

2020 Buick Encore GX Review: Small But Substantial
Not too long ago, I spent a week driving the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer and rather enjoyed the little crossover. Now, I’ve taken some time to test out the Trailblazer’s cousin, the Buick Encore GX. The two vehicles share a platform, drivetrain, and other core attributes, but each model has decidedly different aesthetics, and the Buick gets access to a few additional tech features not found on the Chevy.
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2021 Toyota Yaris Cross Looks Like a Mini RAV4

2021 Toyota Yaris Cross Looks Like a Mini RAV4
A couple of years back, Toyota released the C-HR as its main entry into the compact crossover segment. While it offers dynamic and fun handling, its rather extreme styling didn’t appeal to everyone. Now, Toyota is showing off a new, even smaller crossover that has the potential to appeal to a much broader audience.
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Blast from the Past: Isuzu VehiCROSS

Blast from the Past: Isuzu VehiCROSS
Today, the market is filled with compact crossovers like the Kia Soul and the Mazda CX-3. But there was a time when there really wasn’t such a thing. Perhaps the first such production vehicle was the seldom seen, but now beloved Isuzu VehiCROSS.
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2020 Audi RS Q3 and Audi RS Q3 Sportback Bring the Power

2020 Audi RS Q3 and Audi RS Q3 Sportback Bring the Power
The Audi Q3 is a nice little crossover, but it’s not exactly the most thrilling vehicle to drive. So leave it to the guys at Audi Sport to give the Q3 the boost it deserves, with the announcement of the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback.
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2019 Acura RDX First Drive Review: Sounds as Good as It Looks

2019 Acura RDX First Drive Review: Sounds as Good as It Looks
It’s not often that one of the big talking points of a vehicle involves the sound system. But that’s exactly the case with the completely redesigned 2019 Acura RDX. Don’t get me wrong, the new look of this midsize SUV are stunning.
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2019 Cadillac XT4 First Drive Review: A Compelling Caddy Compact CUV

2019 Cadillac XT4 First Drive Review: A Compelling Caddy Compact CUV
While Cadillac continues to be dedicated to its luxury sedan roots, it has gradually reimagined itself as a more modern automaker, emphasizing performance, technology, and even utility in its most recent vehicles. On a mission to complete its reinvention, Caddy plans on releasing a completely new vehicle every 6 months through 2020.
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2018 MINI Countryman Cooper S E ALL4 Review: An AWD PHEV Go Kart

2018 MINI Countryman Cooper S E ALL4 Review: An AWD PHEV Go Kart
I’m conflicted this week. I really am. I often dislike compact crossovers. If find many of them lacking in distinction or personality. But I also generally like quirky and small vehicles that have pep and good handling.
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2019 Volvo XC40 Review: Swedish Perfectionism in Practice

2019 Volvo XC40 Review: Swedish Perfectionism in Practice
Volvo has long been known for the safety and reliability of their vehicles, but it wasn’t until the past decade that they’ve really stepped up their design game. Following in the footsteps of their stellar XC90, S90, V90, and XC60, Volvo is back with another winner – a vehicle that envelops the best of Swedish sensibilities in a single package.
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2018 Mazda CX-5 Review: a Confident Compact Crossover

2018 Mazda CX-5 Review: a Confident Compact Crossover
It’s time to face the facts. Compact crossovers aren’t just a flash-in-the-pan trend, they’re a juggernaut within the auto industry. They’re not going anywhere any time soon. So even though I find many of them boring, or with looks like they were drawn by a seven-year-old, I have to come to grips with reality.
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2019 Jaguar I-PACE First Drive Review: Electric Dreams Come True

2019 Jaguar I-PACE First Drive Review: Electric Dreams Come True
Tesla, there’s a killer cat about to pounce and a stomp on your tail, and it’s called the Jaguar I-PACE. The Coventry car builder’s first ever pure-electric ride is a fantastic entry into the fledgling luxury EV space, offering plentiful power, sports car handling, cabin comfort, and tech that’s at the top of its game.
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Takes Nürburgring SUV Crown

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Takes Nürburgring SUV Crown
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is one of the best handling cars I’ve driven in the last year. I’ve yet to drive the Giulia’s crossover cousin, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, but word on the street is that it’s no slouch as SUVs go.
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Kia Stonic Crossover Lands in Europe

Kia Stonic Crossover Lands in Europe
Kia has unveiled an all new model in Europe that looks really cool. The compact crossover is called the Stonic and promises agile handling and a sporty ride, and will have a range of small and lightweight engines to choose from.
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2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum: Quiet Sophistication Meets Practicality

2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum: Quiet Sophistication Meets Practicality
There so many SUVs and crossovers on the market these days, so how does an automaker set themselves apart from the pack? They might go for something super rugged, or maybe sporty and powerful. The big differentiator for Cadillac’s new XT5 crossover?
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2018 Toyota C-HR: An Excellent Handling Crossover?

2018 Toyota C-HR: An Excellent Handling Crossover?
Scion may be dead, but their inspiration is not. To further bring home the point that Toyotas of the future aren’t going to be boring, Toyota introduced the all-new CH-R crossover. I spent a few days recently driving it around Austin, Texas, and if this is any indication of future Toyotas, the future is bright from the brand.
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