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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: 2020 Ford Explorer

Story and photos by Dan Heyman 2020 marks the debut of a new platform for the Explorer, one that gets its start as a RWD platform as opposed to an

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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 Jeep Cherokee Overland

Given how competitive of a segment it finds itself in, it was imperative that Jeep got the refresh of the Cherokee right and after just one quick look, it’s clear they have. As mentioned before, gone is the ‘interesting-looking’ front-end design of the previous model and in comes a much better, more purposeful design that is sure to attract some customers.

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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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All-New 2020 Kia Telluride Makes Debut in Detroit

Kia has rolled out what will be their largest vehicle ever at the North American International Auto Show from Detroit in the 2020 Telluride SUV. The big, bold and boxy

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Road Test: 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited

The Toyota Highlander is a fairly versatille vehicle as it is able to haul people and cargo in comfort, at an affordable price in a durable package. The Highlander has been around since 2001 and saw its most recent overhaul back in 2014 which provided us with a good looking, practical and safe SUV which will continue to show strongly in the mid-size class.

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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.