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Volkswagen Taos enters as small crossover SUV

Volkswagen Taos teaserVolkswagen's forthcoming small crossover SUV will be known as Taos, the automaker announced Thursday. After stringing together a series of teasers throughout the year, as well as rampant speculation over whether the small crossover model sold in Europe will be imported here, the Volkswagen Taos will be designed specifically for North America...

First drive: 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport inspires rallycross dreams

2021 Subaru Crosstrek SportOn trips out to the country as a kid, I’d daydream about four-wheelers running over rutted muddy hills or spitting up chalk dust clouds on gravel roads. I was surprised to revisit that fantasy on Appalachian Ohio’s country roads in the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport. Typically, the Subaru WRX STI takes flight in rallycross dreams, but...

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport tested, Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge review, 2022 Ford F-150 Electric truck preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

2021 Subaru Crosstrek SportFirst drive: 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport inspires rallycross dreams The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek small crossover SUV comes with a new Sport trim with a larger 2.5-liter flat-4 engine, new water-repellent upholstery, and a bit more fun. 2021 Mazda CX-30 small SUV adds turbo engine from the Mazda 3 The 2021 CX-30 subcompact crossover costs the same for...

2021 Mazda CX-30 small SUV adds turbo engine from the Mazda 3

2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 TurboMazda finally confirmed on Thursday that the 2021 Mazda CX-30 small SUV will get a more potent turbocharged engine. Like the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback upon which it is based, the 2021 CX-30 now comes with an available 2.5-liter turbo-4 that makes 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque when running on 93 octane fuel. Regular 87 octane gas...

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited, left, and Sport, rightWhat kind of car is the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek? What does it compare to? The Subaru Crosstrek is a small crossover SUV that seats five but slots under the Forester as Subaru’s smallest SUV. Exceptional standard safety features and bona fide off-road capability make it a compelling pick amid so many other small crossover SUVs, ranging from the...