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Road Test: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Outlander PHEV receives a slight update to the front and rear fascia, a new seat design and material, new LED headlamps and new 18-in. alloy wheels.

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Road Test: 2019 Cadillac XT4

Cadillac is one of the last luxury automotive manufacturers to venture into the compact-luxury-crossover segment and will look to make a big splash in hopes of luring potential buyers away from their more established competition. On the exterior appearance side of things, Cadillac have done quite well and produced a nice, contemporary looking crossover that bears Cadillac’s current design theme with bold lines and an all-around nice look. Having always been a fan of Cadillac’s interior designs, the XT4 has got that right as well with simple interior that looks to be made of upscale materials and a sense of functionality that can sometimes be lost with all of the technology and features available today.

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First Drive: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Story and photos by Benjamin Yong, Plucked out of GM’s lineup over a decade ago, the brand has reinstated the Blazer for 2019. But don’t expect a body-on-frame offering built

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Road Test: 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature

The CX-5 introduces a new Signature trim level for 2019 which features a new 7.0-in. TFT digital gauge display, new 19-in. alloy wheels and a plethora of other new features both inside and out. A new SKYACTIV-G 2.5L turbocharged engine is available (standard with Signature trim) and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment technologies is now standard on all trim levels.

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Road Test: 2019 Acura MDX Tech

The 9-speed transmission receives new calibrations and programming for 2019 while a engine idle-stop system has also been added. Higher up models now feature continuously variable suspension dampers and a new, sporty A-Spec variant has been added.

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Road Test: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Sport AWD

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is an all-new model for 2018 and represents Alfa’s first foray into the competitive compact luxury crossover market. The car shares its platform with the Giulia sedan and is built with a generous amount of aluminum to help keep weight down. The SUV is offered with a fire-breathing 505 horsepower twin-turbo V6, but our test model was the tamer but still fun Ti Sport model with a 2.0L turbocharged four.

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Road Test: 2018 Jeep Compass North 4×4

The 2018 Compass is now a complete standalone model after Jeep decided to continue selling the outgoing first-generation model along with the new second-generation last year, labelling both as 2017s. The Compass finds itself in the ultra-competitive small SUV segments

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Road Test: 2019 Mazda CX- 3 GT

All trims now boast additional advanced safety features. Some tasteful exterior styling cue updates with a couple of extra ponies added for good measure. The interior now has a useful center armrest bin and an electronic parking brake.

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Honda Pilot Receives a Mid-Cycle Refresh for 2019

Honda has announced that they will be offering the mid-cycle refreshed 2019 Pilot SUV beginning at the end of August with the most significant of the changes possibly being the

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Road Test: 2018 Mazda CX-9 GT

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 remains relatively unchanged after undergoing a complete redesign a couple years back, save for standard G-Vectoring Control on all models as well as some new standard safety features.