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2020 Subaru Outback and Legacy earn IIHS safety awards

2020 Subaru OutbackSubaru's redesigned 2020 Outback wagon and 2020 Legacy sedan both earned safety awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the advocacy organization announced Friday. The high-riding Outback was recognized with a Top Safety Pick nod, while the four-door Legacy managed to one-up it with a coveted Top Safety Pick+ on the strength of its...

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Ford Escape: Compare Crossover SUVs

2020 Ford EscapeThe 2020 Toyota RAV4 and 2020 Ford Escape have evolved over time—once blocky ‘utes with brick-in-wind shapes that gave way to smoother shapes with more mass-appeal than a Taylor Swift concert. The RAV4 and Escape now occupy nearly different ends of the crossover compact segment. The Escape steered decidedly car-like in its latest...

2020 RAV4 vs Escape, Tesla's absurd Cybertruck: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Ford Escape, 2019 New York International Auto Show2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Ford Escape: Compare Crossover SUVs Two of the best-selling compact crossovers from the giant automakers compete for attention with very different approaches. Which one is best for you? 2020 Mazda CX-30 makes room in small crossover SUV lineup The crossover with a swoopy roofline slots in between the CX-3 and CX-5 in...

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EVThe field of affordable electric vehicles is growing by the year. And this year marks the first time that one of the longest-range affordable EVs, the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV, gets a range boost. The 2020 Bolt EV gets its boost in battery capacity without any physical change to the pack or the way its integrated into the vehicle structure...

2020 Mazda CX-30 makes room in small crossover SUV lineup

2021 Mazda CX-30, 2019 LA Auto ShowThe 2020 Mazda CX-30 that arrived in the U.S. on Wednesday at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show raises big questions about small crossovers in the Mazda lineup. It would seem as if the larger CX-30 would replace the CX-3 subcompact crossover, but instead it slots between the CX-3 and CX-5, Mazda spokesman Drew Carey told us on the show floor. The new...