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Road Test: 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE

The Toyota Corolla is all-new for 2020 and has been completely redesigned both inside and out. It now looks and feels larger and has received updated styling that propels it to the top of its class. 

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Road Test: 2020 Ford Escape Titanium

The Ford Escape is brand new for 2020 and is now slightly longer, wider and lower than its predecessor as it enters its fourth generation. As before, the Escape is available in a wide variety of trims starting with the S and all the way up to the top-of-the-line Titanium model we had as a tester. A Hybrid version now rejoins the fold after a brief hiatus and Ford says a plug-in hybrid model is set to debut in the Spring.  

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Road Test: 2020 Mazda CX-30 GT

The Mazda CX-30 subcompact CUV is all-new for 2020 and slots in between the popular Mazda3 and CX-3 in Mazda’s lineup which has grown significantly in the recent years. In what is essentially a slightly higher Mazda3, the CX-30 does provide a more rugged feel and although appears bigger it boasts roughly the same rear cargo and rear seat space as a 3 hatchback.

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Road Test: 2020 Lexus RC350

The Lexus RC350 truly luxurious in every sense of the word. It has an amazing exterior design, a high-tech interior and a surprisingly smooth and effortless ride aided by all of the latest and greatest safety and driver assist technologies.

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Road Test: 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

One of Jeep’s biggest selling points is the versatility and capability each and every one of their vehicles have, and the 2020 version of the Grand Cherokee is no exception. Still sticking to the same generation that was introduced back in 2011, the Grand Cherokee enters 2020 perhaps a little long in the tooth, but if you’ve driven one you can clearly see Jeep is sticking with the ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ mantra as it continues to perform as good or better than its competitors.

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Road Test: 2020 Buick Encore

Not much changes for the Buick Encore in 2020. The more powerful version of the 1.4L turbocharged engine has been discontinued and besides that just some minor tweaks to options available on certain trims.

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Road Test: 2020 Toyota Rav4 XSE Hybrid AWD

The RAV4 is one of the original small CUV/SUVs and is now entering the second year of its fifth generation and is still going strong. There are a plethora of trims to choose from at a lot of different price points which means it will appeal to lots of different people. Our XSE Hybrid AWD model finds itself near the top of the food chain and certainly did not disappoint.

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Road Test: 2019 Toyota 86

The Toyota 86 fills a market that few other vehicles available today can as a relatively inexpensive, 2+2 seater, rear-wheel drive sports car that is as fun to customize as it is to drive. A well-balanced chassis, somewhat peppy engine and a simple design add to the fun and have allowed the 86 to achieve great success since debuting as the Scion FR-S back in 2012.

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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.