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2020 Volkswagen Arteon sedan earns Top Safety Pick award

2020 Volkswagen ArteonThe 2020 Volkswagen Arteon full-size sedan earned a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, the automaker announced this week. The Arteon previously earned top "Good" ratings on all six crash tests conducted by the IIHS, but until now did not qualify for the award due to headlights that rated "Poor." New for 2020 are curve-adaptive LED headlights...

What's New for 2021: Mazda

2021 Mazda CX-30Mazda's small but robust lineup reaches higher into the premium segment this year with a new Carbon Edition and fully loaded Signature trims on select models. There are no new models for 2021, but some of the smaller Mazdas have some of the largest changes. The CX-3 small crossover marches on despite the CX-30, and a turbocharged engine finally...

2021 Ford Escape

2021 Ford EscapeWhat kind of crossover is the 2021 Ford Escape? What does it compare to? Ford’s small crossover question for 2021 is the same as peanut butter: Smooth or chunky? The 2021 Ford Escape is the smoother, spreadable side of that answer. The Escape competes against an army of smooth small crossover SUVs such as the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Subaru...

Volkswagen Taos enters as small crossover SUV

Volkswagen Taos teaserVolkswagen's forthcoming small crossover SUV will be known as Taos, the automaker announced Thursday. After stringing together a series of teasers throughout the year, as well as rampant speculation over whether the small crossover model sold in Europe will be imported here, the Volkswagen Taos will be designed specifically for North America...

First drive: 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport inspires rallycross dreams

2021 Subaru Crosstrek SportOn trips out to the country as a kid, I’d daydream about four-wheelers running over rutted muddy hills or spitting up chalk dust clouds on gravel roads. I was surprised to revisit that fantasy on Appalachian Ohio’s country roads in the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport. Typically, the Subaru WRX STI takes flight in rallycross dreams, but...

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