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Redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento Climbs Midsize SUV Rankings

2016 Kia Sorento The redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento currently ranks second of 12 affordable midsize SUVs, which is an improvement over the 2015 model that placed 10th in the class. Here’s how the changes for 2016 help make the Sorento a top contender among midsize SUVs. [See full 2016 Kia Sorento review] While the 2015 Sorento drew criticism when it was new for its lackluster interior materials, reviewers say the 2016 Sorento’s cabin is more upscale, with an attractive design and ... continue reading»

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Debuts with New AMG Engines, Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Mercedes-Benz introduced the 2016 GLE-Class last week at the New York International Auto Show. The GLE-Class is Mercedes’ replacement for the M-Class in the luxury midsize SUV segment. According to Ola Källenius, member of the board of management of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars, "State-of-the-art and efficient drive technology, combined with superior ride quality and the versatility and robustness typical for SUVs - the new GLE has all the ingredients to continue the success story of our best-seller.” Under the hood ... continue reading»

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Will the Redesigned 2016 Lexus RX Claim the Top Spot in Our Luxury Midsize SUV Rankings?

2016 Lexus RX Lexus displayed its all-new 2016 RX at the New York International Auto Show Wednesday, highlighting the luxury SUV's new interior and exterior styling, as well as new tech features. According to Lexus, the RX is their most popular model, and they've tried to build on that success in this redesign. Not only is the RX popular among consumers, but it's favorable among automotive critics as well. The 2015 Lexus RX performs well in our rankings, as it ... continue reading»

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Redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Spark gets More Power, New Styling

2016 Chevrolet Spark The fully redesigned 2016 Chevy Spark was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show this week. The new Spark features a more powerful engine, a longer wheelbase, newly available safety features and updated interior and exterior styling. Under the 2016 Spark's hood is a new 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 98 horsepower, which is 14 more horsepower than the 2015 model's engine makes. Car and Driver notes that while a 98-horsepower car is typically nothing to ... continue reading»

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Refreshed 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander gets New Interior and Exterior Styling

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Mitsubishi introduced the 2016 Outlander at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday. Mitsubishi Executive Vice President, Don Swearingen, says the updated Outlander “has an eye-catching new design aesthetic inside and out, and with its long list of engineering upgrades, the new Outlander literally looks, drives and feels like an entirely new vehicle. …” Under the hood, however, not much has changed from the 2015 model. The standard 166-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and the available 224-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 ... continue reading»

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