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SUV Elegance: 2019 Buick Envision

Crossover utility vehicles are the top choice for many consumers these days.The Envision is the middle of three Buick SUV models. Historically, Buick has served as GM’s premium brand, delivering a slew of car models of distinction. Today, Buick maintains its position between Chevrolet and Cadillac, but its model line and sales are skewed heavily …

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2019 Nissan Altima Revisited

Like the first time, the second time was a charm with this 2019 Altima. Like other manufacturers, Nissan has a full stable of utility vehicles in its portfolio. This automaker offers five crossovers, ranging from the small Kicks to the three-row Pathfinder. Add in the bigly Armada SUV and you’ll find a half-dozen vehicles for …

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Hyundai Kona: Tiny SUV, Big Value

Hyundai’s smallest crossover is big on value and amenities. Bold lighting elements add styling and distinction to the 2019 Hyundai Kona. We’re fans of the Hyundai Kona and the reason is quite simple: this subcompact crossover utility vehicle is big on value, looks, and amenities. The Kona rolled out in 2018 and features light changes …

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Performance Potential: 2019 Mazda3 AWD Hatchback

All-wheel drive comes to Mazda’s compact hatchback and sedan. The Mazda3 hatchback adds available all-wheel drive, perhaps setting the framework for Mazdaspeed to return. Mazda is a small player in a world of large car manufacturers, but its presence outstrips its size. The company is best known for mainstreaming the Wankel rotary engine and for …

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The All-New 2019 Cadillac XT4

Strike a pose: The 2019 Cadillac XT4 in front of the 1772 Alston House. Late to the SUV game, Cadillac has been playing catch up since. Sure, its flagship Escalade was one of the first luxury utility vehicles of its kind and the SRX (now XT5) followed five years later in 2004. But it has …

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The Audi SQ5 SUV Blends Luxury With Performance

The all-new Audi SQ5 is big on performance and luxury. It isn’t too often that I get a performance vehicle, but when one arrives, I rub my hands in delicious anticipation of the drive ahead. Most of my performance test models are coupes and sports cars, such as the Ford Mustang and Jaguar F-Type, or …

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