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Compact SUVs with the Most Cargo Space

2015 Subaru Forester Compact SUVs occupy an appealing middle ground in the automotive market, offering more flexible cargo space and a higher seating position than sedans, as well as better fuel economy and maneuverability than many larger SUVs. The affordable compact SUV segment is crowded with competitive offerings, but some outshine the others in one area: cargo space. Across the class (excluding the quickly expanding group of subcompact SUVs), available cargo space behind the first row of seats ranges from roughly 50 to ... continue reading»

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Motor Trend Names Subaru Forester SUV of the Year

2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester has earned Motor Trend's 2014 SUV of the Year Award. The publication says, "The new Forester provides a comfortable ride with a roomy interior. Its off-road capability is plenty for the majority of sport/utility buyers. It offers a lot of value for the money. And it accomplishes all this while still being fun to drive." To determine the winner, Motor Trend evaluated the contenders in six areas: design advancement, engineering excellence, performance of ... continue reading»

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Gets Practical Updates

Toyota’s redesigned 2013 RAV4 SUV goes on sale early next year, following the release of redesigned or all-new affordable compact SUVs from Honda, Ford and Mazda. The new RAV4 relocates the spare tire mounted on its cargo door, retires the optional V6 engine, loses its available third row, gains a new six-speed automatic transmission and receives a few more standard features. Toyota moved the spare tire, which was attached to the 2012 model’s rear cargo door. "The RAV4 ... continue reading»

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Redesigned Subaru Forester Shows Its Face Ahead of LA Debut

Subaru revealed the redesigned 2014 Forester ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. While full details and pricing information are still under wraps, the automaker detailed engine offerings and some available features of its redesigned affordable compact SUV in a press release. The base engine in the Forester will remain a 2.5-liter, 170-horsepower four-cylinder engine. It will be paired with either a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. The optional turbocharged engine, on ... continue reading»

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Best Compact SUV Deals in March

March is almost over, and many car shoppers will be at dealerships this weekend looking for a great deal on a new or used vehicle. New-car sales in March are at the highest level since 2007, according to Kelley Blue Book, who also says that high gas prices are driving consumers toward small, fuel-efficient vehicles. “March traditionally is a strong month as consumers cash-in their tax returns and head to dealerships for the latest model-year vehicles,” Kelley Blue Book says ... continue reading»

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