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2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Toyota RAV4One of the most popular crossovers on the planet finally looks like it can go anywhere on earth, too. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 adds a TRD Off-Road trim level this year that bolsters the soft-roader’s trail-running resume (on paper) and gives shoppers another reason to get lost. We give the 2020 RAV4 a 6.5 on our overall scale thanks to its good...

Updated 2022 Chevrolet Traverse, Equinox crossovers delayed until 2021

2021 Chevrolet Equinox, 2020 Chicago Auto ShowThe updated Chevrolet Traverse and Equinox crossovers won't arrive in the fall as 2021 models, the automaker announced Wednesday. Instead, the revised version of Chevy's popular two- and three-row crossovers will be delayed until next year, when they'll be sold as 2022 models. Both delays are likely due to the coronavirus-related shutdowns...

Review update: 2020 Audi Q3 Premium Plus is punk-rock practical

2020 Audi Q3The 2020 Audi Q3 is a small luxury crossover engineered for mass appeal like Wonder Bread—and I discovered that I like both. I like Wonder Bread and American cheese and bologna with yellow mustard, and I’m not being ironic. Don't ask me why, I don't understand it myself. I wasn’t sure if I’d like the Q3, however. That's...

2020 Audi Q3 review, Polestar Precept deep dive, Model Y range extender?: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Audi Q3Review update: 2020 Audi Q3 Premium Plus is punk-rock practical The 2020 Audi Q3 is a small luxury crossover engineered for mass appeal like Wonder Bread—and I discovered that I like both. 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC preview The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC is an all-electric crossover that’s the first EV to arrive from the luxury brand’s...

2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota 4RunnerThe 2020 Toyota 4Runner is an SUV that may owe its continued existence to the way the “Jurassic Park” franchise reignited an interest in dinosaurs. The 4Runner’s basic, off-road design makes it a relic compared to car-like crossover SUVs. Beneath its bulky exterior, the 4Runner has a separate frame and a solid rear axle...
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