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Road Test: 2019 Toyota RAV4 Trail AWD

The Toyota RAV4 is completely brand new for 2019 and is the first RAV4 to benefit from Toyota’s New Global Architecture platform. The new model features an all-new design both inside and out and a new powertrain that delivers more power and better fuel economy. Many of the same models return from the previous generation including the slightly off-road oriented Trail model which is featured here.

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Road Test: 2019 Honda Passport Touring

This mid-sized cross-over fits nicely between Honda’s CR-V and Pilot offerings while sharing both their Pilot and Ridgeline’s same wheelbase. The Passport is 6 inches shorter than its larger 3 row Pilot sibling, and is really designed for those folks that don’t need to be hauling the entire kids team with them when they head up-country to test the vehicles light Off-Road capability. The exterior has a sturdy almost rugged looking appeal that presents well as the Off-Road AWD offering that Honda has brought to compete in the segment.

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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: 2019 Honda Pilot Touring

The Honda Pilot was one of the first of its kind when it came out back in 2002 and has enjoyed a fair amount of success since then. Backed by Honda’s great reputation for value, economy and reliability it has continued its success into its now third generation first introduced in 2016.

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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