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  • Sedan sales are falling faster than shares in face-mask makers, but that doesn’t mean that premium automakers are giving up, as compact-class luxury cars still represent affordability for buyers moving upmarket.
  • The Carnival is a "multi-purpose vehicle," according to Kia, but it is basically a minivan that looks like a three-row crossover to replace the departed Kia Sedona.
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    On the Road Review: 2022 Acura MDX Advance

    Skipping the 2021 model year completely, the latest MDX has handsome styling that masks a longer, wider and more spacious crossover.

  • A view of the front of the Lincoln Corsair
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    On the Road Review: Lincoln Corsair Reserve

    Pre-Covid, Lincoln was on a rebound path, enjoying increasing sales. But 2020 took a huge toll on the premium car segment, with every brand suffering huge losses last year.

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    On the Road Review: Ram 1500 TRX

    The TRX costs double what a regular Ram crew cab generally sells for. A base TRX, crew cab only, starts at $71,690 and the Flame Red TRX shown comes in at $87,170.

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    On the Road Review: Dodge Durango SRT

    The new Durango starts at under $32,000 and comes with a standard 293 HP, V6 engine (6,200 pound tow rating). The SRT, reviewed here, rings in at $76,000 and includes a 475 HP, V8 engine.

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    On the Road Review: Toyota Avalon AWD

    The Avalon is a conundrum. It costs $10,000 more than a Camry, and is four inches longer, but both models come with a hybrid-powertrain and AWD option and share the same type engine.

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    On the Road Review: Chevy Blazer RS

    Base FWD models are priced at $29,995 and climb to $43,695 for Premier trim. EPA estimates 19/26-mpg for the Midnight Blue Metallic V-6 RS tested here.

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    On the Road Review: Cadillac CT5 AWD Sedan

    Starting at only $37,990, this model might be able to compete against most rivals. Wearing luscious Red Obsession Tintcoat ($1,225 option) and ready to roll with AWD (+$2,000), driving this CT5 was a radiant experience for our reviewer.

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    2020 Auto Sales: A Year of Sharp Change

    The familiar, top four brands in sales—Ford, Toyota, Chevrolet, Honda—account for almost half of the industry’s gross sales in the United States.

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    On the Road Review: Ford F-350 Super Duty Tremor

    In featured XLT trim, ($62,770 as shown) the Crew Cab leans luxury like many modern trucks, but peak payload capacity is over 7,800 pounds. Add the diesel engine and peak towing rises to an incredible 37,000-pounds.

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    On the Road Reviews: Ten favorite vehicles of 2020

    To be clear, our reviewer says these are not the "best" vehicles, but the ones he had the most fun driving.

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    On the Road Review: Infiniti Q50 Red Sport AWD

    What's a luxury car to do in a pandemic economy? Through three quarters of 2020, Infiniti brand sales were off 33%, Cadillac slumped 25% and BMW was down 24% in the US market.

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    On the Road Review: GMC Canyon AT4

    Pricing starts at $26,400 for a base 2WD extended cab and rises to $29,495 for a crew cab. Our reviewer's premium, off-roading trim level begins at $38,200.

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    On the Road Review: Hyundai Venue SEL

    The Venue is a crossover SUV that is barely larger than a MINI Cooper and starts at a modest $17,350.

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    On the Road Review: Honda Civic SI Sedan

    The ever-reliable Civic, now in an SI model that starts at $26,155, feels good, drives great and makes excellent sense for an enthusiast driver, with a family, on a budget.

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    On the Road Review: Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab

    Laramie 4X4 trim starts at $46,470. Add on a tri-fold, hard tonneau cover, 33-gallon fuel tank, dual-pane sunroof, U-Connect Navigation, 3.92 rear axle ratio, plus other options and the price goes up to $68,815.

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    On the Road Review: Ford Ranger Lariat

    The Ranger can tow 7,500 pounds and carry an 1,860-pound payload. Base 2WD models in XL trim start at just over $24,000 and this review model, a well-equipped 4X4 FX4 crew-cab truck, would list at over $40,000.

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    On the Road Review: Subaru Crosstrek Sport

    After 11 straight years of sales increases, Subaru is now the eighth highest selling automotive brand in America. In 2019, over 700,000 new Subarus went off the lots here.

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    On the Road Review: Toyota Highlander Limited

    The Highlander, a three-row crossover, handily out-sold every rival in America last year and our reviewer says the fourth generation builds on everything that consumers have wanted in previous editions.

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    On the Road Review: Land Rover Defender 110

    With pricing starting at either side of $50,000, our reviewer says the Defender is smoother and quieter down the road than almost any off-roader of any pedigree.

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    On the Road Review: Mazda 3 Sedan

    With an upscale exterior design, plus an interior finished to look much better than basic transportation, the smallest Mazda sold in America starts at $21,500.

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    On the Road Review: Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss LT

    The newest Silverado, upsized last year, offers the roomiest cabin, the largest pickup bed, plus revised powertrains that should cover any consumer’s operating needs.

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    On the Road Review: Jeep Gladiator Mojave

    Like the Wrangler the Gladiator has a five passenger cabin, but it also has a five foot truck bed.

  • On the Road Review: Honda CR-V Hybrid

    The Honda CR-V debuted in 1997. Millions have been sold since and this crossover has now displaced the Civic and Accord as the brand’s mainstay product.

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    On the Road Review: Ford Super Duty Tremor

    Full-size, heavy-duty series pickup truck sales are blistering hot, writes our reviewer, since these models now offer driving aids, comfort and performance in line with many of today's luxury vehicles.

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