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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»

Tags: Subaru Forester, Subaru, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News

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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Mazda CX-7 to be Discontinued After 2012

With the introduction of the 2013 Mazda CX-5 this spring, Mazda is discontinuing its other small SUVs, the CX-7 and the Tribute. The new CX-5 is about the same size as the CX-7 on the inside, and it gets better fuel economy than both the CX-7 and the Tribute, so Mazda representatives say that the CX-5 should fill the gap left by the outgoing models. The CX-5 and CX-7 are very similar in size and powertrain, but Mazda plans for ... continue reading»

Tags: Mazda CX 7, Mazda Tribute, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News, 2013 Mazda CX 5

2012 Honda CR-V Now on Sale

The 2012 Honda CR-V, which underwent a redesign for the 2012 model year, went on sale at Honda dealerships nationwide Thursday. Honda says in a press release that the 2012 CR-V will start at $22,295 for the base LX model with two-wheel drive and $28,295 for the fully-loaded EX-L trim with all-wheel drive, plus $810 for handling and destination. The price of the base CR-V has increased by $400 compared with the 2011 model, while EX-L AWD trims ... continue reading»

Tags: New Cars, Model Updates, Honda, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News, 2012 Honda CR V

2013 Ford Escape Revealed

The all-new 2013 Ford Escape is debuting at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, showcasing the most significant redesign of the affordable small SUV since it went on sale in the United States in 2001. In addition to the refreshed styling, the 2013 Ford Escape will feature all-new powertrains. According to a press release, Ford says the new crossover SUV will feature “three fuel-efficient four-cylinder options, including the new 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines and a 2 ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford Escape Hybrid, Honda CR V, Toyota RAV4, Ford, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News, LA Auto Show

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