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First drive: 2023 Toyota BZ4X eases the shift to electric cars

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 13:00
The 2023 Toyota BZ4X electric crossover eschews cliches. It is not a game changer, nor is it a paradigm shifter or envelope pusher. It’s not revolutionary, evolutionary, or rugged. It is the BZ4X, a bad name for a good car that eases Toyota fans into full electric power, though it comes at the expense of freshness. The BZ part of the name...
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2023 Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Altima headline this week's new car reviews

Sat, 06/11/2022 - 12:00
We took a spin on and off-road in the new 2023 Toyota Sequoia, the first redesign of the full-size SUV in 15 years. We also caught up with 2022 models delayed due to supply shortages, such as the Lincoln Corsair PHEV and the Hyundai Elantra N. In short, it's been a fun week. Here's what else moved us: 2023 Toyota Sequoia review With a strong but...
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2023 Subaru Crosstrek costs $1,300 more despite no changes

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 13:00
The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek carries over most everything from last year, except for a new Special Edition and a price increase of $1,300 across the board, Subaru announced Thursday. This year, the small crossover SUV costs $24,870, including a $1,225 destination fee, and the price stretches to $38,070 for the Crosstrek plug-in hybrid. A moonroof...
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2023 Kia Soul

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2023 Kia Soul? What does it compare to? The spacey five-seat Soul brings a dash of style to a class of efficient and affordable hatchbacks that include the Nissan Kicks, Hyundai Venue, and Toyota C-HR. Is the 2023 Kia Soul a good car? Its good scores for styling and features offset a poorer showing in safety, for a TCC...
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2023 Nissan Altima

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2023 Nissan Altima? What does it compare to? It’s a four-door, five-seat sedan that squares off against perennial favorites like the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Honda Accord. Is the 2023 Nissan Altima a good car? In terms of safety and value, it has few peers. Performance is mild, and a thrifty base model...
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2023 Toyota Sequoia

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 12:00
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Toyota Sequoia? What does it compare to? The 2023 Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV that shares its hybrid powertrain with the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck. Last redesigned in 2008, the Sequoia represents the largest passenger vehicle in the Toyota family and competes with other large three-row SUVs such as...
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2022 Hyundai Elantra

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 23:00
What kind of car is the 2022 Hyundai Elantra? What does it compare to? The 2022 Hyundai Elantra compact four-door casts a long styling shadow over rivals like the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3. It’s brash on the outside, underbaked inside, but has a welter of powertrain choices that include a fun Hybrid with stellar EPA ratings and an N model...
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2022 Lincoln Corsair

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 19:01
What kind of car is the 2022 Lincoln Corsair? What does it compare to? The 2022 Corsair packs its compact crossover body with luxurious style and features, and brings plug-in hybrid power to play this year, too. It rivals vehicles like the BMW X3 and Acura RDX. Is the 2022 Lincoln Corsair a good car? For its quiet ride, cargo space, and front-seat...
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Redesigned 2023 Honda HR-V starts at $24,895

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 16:00
The 2023 Honda HR-V small crossover arrives with a new engine, a more sophisticated look, a roomier interior, and a vibe like the Honda Civic. The upgrades on the subcompact crossover SUV come at a cost of nearly $2,000 more than the outgoing model. The base LX costs $24,895 (including a $1,245 destination charge), Honda announced Tuesday. The...
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What is the most affordable electric car? 2023 Chevrolet Bolt at $26,595

Mon, 06/06/2022 - 16:26
GM cut the price of the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt electric car by up to $6,300, the automaker announced last week. The $26,595 starting price, including destination, for the base Bolt EV 1LT is $5,900 less than last year, and makes the Bolt EV to the most affordable electric car on sale today. The larger 2023 Bolt EUV costs $28,195, down from $34,495...
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2022 Toyota Tacoma

Mon, 06/06/2022 - 13:51
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Toyota Tacoma? What does it compare to? The Tacoma is a popular mid-size pickup truck, and it squares off against the Nissan Frontier, Ford Ranger,and Jeep Gladiator. Is the 2022 Toyota Tacoma a good car/SUV? The Tacoma may be the top-selling mid-size truck in the U.S., but that doesn’t make it the best at...
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Toyota, Lexus, and Mercedes dominate this week's new car news

Sun, 06/05/2022 - 16:30
New cars are coming fast and furious for the 2023 model year. This week, Toyota launched a refreshed Corolla, a new Corolla Cross Hybrid, and the redesigned 2023 Lexus RX. Mercedes stayed busy showing off the breadth of its lineup with the 2023 GLC-Class luxury crossover and the latest electric EQ model, the 2023 EQS three-row SUV. Just like the...
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2022 Buick Envision

Sun, 06/05/2022 - 15:52
What kind of car is the 2022 Buick Envision? What does it compare to? The Envision is a five-seat crossover SUV with premium looks and a premium price. It’s engaging to drive, spacious and supportive for four adults or more, and has good infotainment with either its smaller or bigger screen. It competes with the Volvo XC60, Lincoln Corsair...
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2022 Buick Encore

Sun, 06/05/2022 - 15:47
What kind of car is the 2022 Buick Encore? The 2022 Buick Encore is a small crossover, the oldest in its brand lineup. It’s been surpassed by rivals that include the Chevy Trax and Hyundai Venue, not to mention Buick’s own attractive and well-equipped Encore GX. Is the 2022 Buick Encore a good car? We give the 2022 Encore a TCC Rating...
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2022 Buick Enclave

Sun, 06/05/2022 - 15:45
What kind of SUV is the 2022 Buick Enclave? What does it compare to? The 2022 Buick Enclave is one of the best luxury crossover vehicles GM builds. With three rows of seats for up to seven passengers, the 2022 Enclave blends tailored looks with expansive space to compete with vehicles like the Acura MDX, Lincoln Aviator, and Mazda CX-9. Is the...
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2023 BMW X1: Standard AWD offsets small price increase of small crossover

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 16:50
BMW redesigned its smallest crossover to make it bigger, flashier, and at least $3,200 more expensive than its predecessor. The 2023 BMW X1 costs $39,595, including a $995 destination fee, the luxury automaker announced this week. The outgoing 2022 BMW X1 sDrive28i cost $36,395, but that was for a base rear-wheel drive model. The 2023 X1 comes...
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2022 Volkswagen ID.4

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 22:07
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4? What does it compare to? The 2022 VW ID.4 is a fully electric crossover with space for up to five and a range of up to 260 miles. It’s positioned against mainstream compact crossovers like the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, and Honda CR-V, as well as the more expensive Tesla Model Y and Ford...
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2022 Chevrolet Traverse

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 21:55
What kind of car is the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse? What does it compare to? The Traverse sits atop Chevy’s crossover family lineup, with seating for seven or eight people and a strong V-6 powertrain, coupled to front- or all-wheel drive. It’s a rival for the Honda Pilot, Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, and Subaru Ascent, among others...
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2022 Kia Forte

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 21:51
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Kia Forte? What does it compare to? The Forte has a big cargo hold and room for five, but it’s not a crossover. The four-door rivals other sedans hanging on during the SUV onslaught; it’s aimed at cars like the Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, and Toyota Corolla. Is the 2022 Kia Forte a good car? Yes...
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2022 Jeep Wagoneer

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 21:48
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer? What does it compare to? For 2022, Jeep revives its full-size, body-on-frame SUV as the mainstream Wagoneer and the luxurious Grand Wagoneer. The Wagoneer debuted in 1963 and was last sold in the U.S. in 1991. It competes with vehicles such as the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Ford Expedition in...
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