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  • 2017-q3

    2017 Audi Q3

    The Audi Q3 is a five-seat compact crossover that’s more compact than the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, or Mazda CX-3. At 172.6 inches, the Q3 is only a foot longer than...

  • 2017-escape

    2017 Ford Escape

    The Ford Escape, unlike most compact crossovers, is more like a tall wagon with rakish styling and sporty handling. Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Toyota RAV4 and...

  • 2017-outback

    2017 Subaru Outback

    The Subaru Outback delivers all-wheel drive for all-weather and light off-road capability and looks quite unlike the herds of crossover SUVs. Last redesigned for the 2015 model year, the model line...

  • 2017-r8

    2017 Audi R8

    The roots of the Audi R8 go back to a winning performance in the 2000 Le Mans 24-hour race. The striking mid-engined car continued to win over the years, until Audi...

  • 2017-acadia

    2017 GMC Acadia

    Completely redesigned, the 2017 GMC Acadia is substantially smaller and lighter than previous-generation (pre-2017) models. Vehicles typically grow bigger when they enter their next generation, but that didn’t happen with this...

  • 2017-mkc

    2017 Lincoln MKC

    The Lincoln MKC compact crossover debuted as a 2015 model and fares well when compared to new premium models, such as the Cadillac XT5. The 2017 Lincoln MKC comes with more...

  • 2017-encore

    2017 Buick Encore

    Essentially based on an economy car, the subcompact Chevrolet Sonic, Buick Encore is a small crossover SUV with premium features. When it debuted as a 2013 model, Encore was one of...

  • 2017-a5-coupe

    2017 Audi A5

    The fashionably elegant Audi A5 coupe and convertible have been freshened for the 2017 model year. For 2017, Audi A5 Sports come with S line enlarged intakes and rear spoiler and...

  • 2017-ilx

    2017 Acura ILX

    The Acura ILX is a luxury front-wheel-drive compact with simple choices compared to some of its rivals: one engine, one transmission, and three trim levels. Edgy and sporty, it uses a...

  • 2017-nsx

    2017 Acura NSX

    We talk a lot about generations here, but this time it’s different: It’s been a generation since there’s been a new Acura NSX like this. A generation in people years. Mechanically,...

  • 2017-rs7

    2017 Audi A7

    The Audi A7 delivers a luxury-sedan ride, coupled with the handling talents of a grand touring machine. Its dashing exterior turns out to be quite practical, with the convenience of a...

  • 2017-tt

    2017 Audi TT

    The 2017 Audi TT, in the second year of its third generation, is a sophisticated all-wheel-drive sports car with the right stance, styling and handling that’s quick and nimble when it...

  • 2017-fpace

    2017 Jaguar F-Pace

    What’s this? A Jaguar truck? The ghost of Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons might moan in dismay, but a carmaker lacking a truck (words like sport-utility and crossover weren’t part of...

  • 2017-sl-amg

    2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

    The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is not exactly a sports car, or maybe it’s more than a sports car. It might be called a high-luxury roadster with a retractable hardtop. It’s not the...

  • 2017-slc

    2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

    The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class is the car formerly known as SLK-Class. To go with its new name, the 2017 SLC-Class presents a freshened face, touched up around the grille, headlamps, and...

  • 2017-trax

    2017 Chevrolet Trax

    The tiny Chevrolet Trax crossover, earns an updating for the 2017 model year. Trax debuted as a 2015 model and is a close cousin to the Buick Encore, both built upon...

  • 2017-cla

    2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

    The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class boasts styling changes. Now in its fourth year, the CLA-Class is an entry-level luxury car. The smallest sedan that wears the Mercedes-Benz badge, it looks more like...

  • 2017-fusion

    2017 Ford Fusion

    The 2017 Ford Fusion features fresh styling inside and out. Also new for the 2017 model year are a new Fusion V6 Sport model and a new Fusion Platinum trim level. 2017 Fusion...

  • 2017-enclave

    2017 Buick Enclave

    Buick Enclave is large premium crossover SUV. Cousin to the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, Buick’s three-row crossover debuted as a 2008 model. A new Sport Touring option has been introduced...

  • 2017-santafe

    2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

    Restyled for 2017, Hyundai Santa Fe looks sharper than before. The three-row Santa Fe features three rows of seating and is longer than the Santa Fe Sport. As in the past,...

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