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2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Review – Slow and Steady Rock Crawler

On paper, a midsize truck with a diesel powertrain and bad-ass off-road gear sounds like a recipe for fun. And based on our first drive of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, it is – provided you actually get an opportunity to leave the pavement behind. On road, however, in an urban environment — well, you […] The post 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Review – Slow and Steady Rock Crawler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Car Reviews, New Cars, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison Review


2022 Volkswagen Tiguan – Refreshed CUV to Arrive… Eventually

Volkswagen just revealed the new Tiguan. For next year. Why did the brand take the virtual wraps off the refreshed version of the Tiguan a year and a half before it goes on sale here, as a 2022 model? Because Europe gets it first. It goes on sale there “shortly.” Might as well just gather […] The post 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan – Refreshed CUV to Arrive… Eventually appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Autos, Volkswagen, New Cars, Future Cars, News Blog, Tiguan, Volkswagen Tiguan, 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan


2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Review – Incognito Prius Alternative

Add the Toyota Corolla to the list of nameplates that were accused of losing the plot in recent years, before being righted — at least partially — by a redesign or refresh. We’ve talked about this with the Nissan Altima (and Sentra, and Versa), as well as other vehicles. Now, it’s the Toyota’s turn. I […] The post 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Review – Incognito Prius Alternative appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Car Reviews, Green Cars, Hybrids, New Cars, Corolla, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Altima, News Blog, 2020 Toyota Corolla, 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid, Corolla Hybrid, Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Review


2021 Kia K5: Pour One Out for the Optima, Then Forget

The name Americans have come to associate with Kia’s midsize family sedan is dead, but you probably knew that already. Hopefully you’ve recovered. On Tuesday, Kia pulled the wraps off the U.S.-market K5, the automaker’s replacement for the long-running Optima (which carried the Magentis name in Canada until 2010). Riding atop a third-generation N3 platform, […] The post 2021 Kia K5: Pour One Out for the Optima, Then Forget appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Canada, Autos, K5, Engines, Kia, New Cars, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Kia K5, 2021 Kia K5


Style King Bentley Bentayga Goes In for a Facelift

If you detected a whiff of sarcasm in that headline, your nose wasn’t off. Yes, style and beauty is entirely subjective, but the range-topping Bentley Bentayga has never found itself at the top of any writer’s sexiest-dressed list. And that’s okay! It’s big, it’s bold, and it sells, so Bentley naturally loves anything that generates […] The post Style King Bentley Bentayga Goes In for a Facelift appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Luxury, Autos, Bentley, New Cars, SUVs, Bentley Bentayga, News Blog, Bentayga, Product Planning


The Top 10 car-buying anxities -- and how to deal with them

People love owning new cars, but there aren't very many of us who like buying them. Many buyers are anxious or worried, and that makes everything worse. I've rounded up some of the top issues buyers have, and ways to deal with them, in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 1.5T S-AWC Review – In a Word: Weird

Mitsubishi burned a lot of what little street cred it had left by taking the name of a once-beloved affordable sports coupe and plunking it onto yet another crossover. The good news, if there is any, is that the crossover that now bears the nameplate is more than a little quirky. The bad news – […] The post 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL 1.5T S-AWC Review – In a Word: Weird appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Car Reviews, Mitsubishi, New Cars, AWC, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Eclipse Cross, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL, 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross


Endurance, by Lordstown: The Electric Pickup That’s Not for Everyone

Rivian wants to dazzle you with excessive range and dirt-flinging tank turns. Ford wants you to feel virtuous while behind the wheel of an F-150. General Motors wants to crush things beneath the wheels of the monstrous GMC Hummer EV. Lordstown Motors’s electric pickup, on the other hand, doesn’t want to be everyone’s best friend. […] The post Endurance, by Lordstown: The Electric Pickup That’s Not for Everyone appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, EVs, New Cars, Lordstown, Endurance, News Blog, Product Planning, Rivian, Lordstown Motors, Lordstown Endurance, GMC Hummer EV Lordstown Motors


2020 Nissan Altima Review – Happy in the Middle

The Nissan Altima was once in the mix with the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord in the mid-size sedan conversation. That’s no longer the case, and hasn’t been for some time. Nissan is working hard to get back in that mix, and while the 2020 Altima takes the right strides forward, there’s still more work […] The post 2020 Nissan Altima Review – Happy in the Middle appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Nissan, Car Reviews, New Cars, Nissan Altima, Altima, Midsize Sedans, 2020 Nissan Altima, Nissan Altima Review


Big on Base Models? The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Is Not the Truck for You

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon gain visual refreshes for 2021, but the updates foisted upon General Motors’ midsize twins won’t win over those who enjoy keeping their pickup expenditures to a bare minimum. For the vast majority of the buying public, however, the revamped trucks might be viewed as an improvement over what came […] The post Big on Base Models? The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Is Not the Truck for You appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, New Cars, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Pickups, 2021 Chevrolet Colorado


Volkswagen Reminds Us the Arteon Exists by Refreshing It Already

You’re forgiven for forgetting the Volkswagen Arteon exists. That’s not necessarily the car’s fault. It’s a fairly good large sports sedan, but it plays in a class that has been overshadowed by the crossover craze, and top-level Arteons are priced so that similar Audis start to look appealing. As I wrote when the car launched, […] The post Volkswagen Reminds Us the Arteon Exists by Refreshing It Already appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, New Cars, Future Cars, News Blog, Arteon, Volkswagen Arteon, 2021 Volkswagen Arteon


2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0: Ditch Power and Weight to Save Yourself Eight Grand

Toyota made significant changes to the new-for-2020 Supra just one year into its lifespan, adding a new, cheaper four-cylinder model and bumping the output of the previously solitary inline-six version. That’s not the only hardware change in store for the resurrected sports coupe, either. For many, whether or not they ever get into a Supra […] The post 2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0: Ditch Power and Weight to Save Yourself Eight Grand appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Engines, Sports Cars, New Cars, Pricing, Supra, Toyota Supra, News Blog, Product Planning, Toyota GR Supra, Ditch Power


Hitting Mach 1: Ford Returns With a More Tossable Mustang Bullitt Replacement

The Bullitt and GT350 appear dead for 2021, but fear not. Those who find the Ford Mustang GT just a tad underwhelming can soon opt for a Mach 1, which combines various attributes of those three aforementioned cars in one retro package — though perhaps not as retro as some would like. It’s also not as […] The post Hitting Mach 1: Ford Returns With a More Tossable Mustang Bullitt Replacement appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Heritage, Ford, Autos, Performance, Sports Cars, New Cars, Mustang, Track Day, Mach, News Blog, Product Planning, Mach 1, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1


2021 Lexus IS: Clear DNA, Clear Mission

Unveiled late Monday, the next-generation Lexus IS sedan’s identity should be no secret to those familiar with the current model. Toyota Motor Corp’s premium rear-drive sports sedan is a clear descendant of what came before, keeping the previous model’s proportions and many of its lines. Certainly, there’s only so much you can do with a […] The post 2021 Lexus IS: Clear DNA, Clear Mission appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Is, New Cars, Toyota Motor Corp, News Blog, Lexus IS, Product Planning, Sports Sedans, 2021 Lexus IS


Bread and Butter Update: 2021 Nissan Rogue Brings Brawnier Body and a Way to Spend More

No one would accuse the current-generation Rogue of oozing too much testosterone. Few, if any, in its class do. The compact crossover sold very well, however, making it an absolutely crucial product for a company reeling from two financial body blows. A bloated business and declining sales mingled with pandemic woes this year, making it […] The post Bread and Butter Update: 2021 Nissan Rogue Brings Brawnier Body and a Way to Spend More appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Nissan, New Cars, Nissan Rogue, Rogue, News Blog, Product Planning, 2021 Nissan Rogue


2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review – The Caddy That Flops

Cadillac is a brand beleaguered. Part of the reason is its misadventures in Crossover Land. In a world where Acura, Lexus, and others are serving up premium crossovers at premium prices, and building competitive vehicles while so doing, Cadillac has served up something that’s more like a glorified Chevy. That, obviously, is a problem. I […] The post 2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport Review – The Caddy That Flops appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Luxury cars, Autos, Crossovers, Car Reviews, New Cars, Cadillac, Acura Lexus, 2019 Cadillac XT4, Xt4


2021 Lexus IS Shows Just a Little Leg; New Debut Date Revealed

Well, this week’s debut of the new Lexus IS didn’t go as planned, what with company execs opting to wait until things cooled down in the streets and Twitter feeds of America. Turns out we didn’t have long to wait. The 2021 IS, already teased in a shadowy image released by Lexus earlier this month, […] The post 2021 Lexus IS Shows Just a Little Leg; New Debut Date Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Lexus, Autos, Is, New Cars, Sedans, News Blog, Lexus IS, Product Planning, Future Models


2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Review – Diesel Brings a Boost

When people complain about Jeep Wranglers, it’s often to remark on how the on-road dynamics suffer in the name of off-road capability. Jeep has come a long way in that regard, with the current Wrangler better balancing its off-road mission against the need for on-road comfort and competence. But one complaint remains: the common observation […] The post 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Review – Diesel Brings a Boost appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Car Reviews, New Cars, Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, 2020 Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel


2021 Subaru Crosstrek: Have Engines, Will Sell?

As we reported some months ago, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek corrects a flaw that’s hitched a ride with the otherwise useful and appealing little vehicle since its inception: a lack of power. Even with a very mild power bump for 2018, the lifted-and-cladded Impreza five-door’s 2.0-liter Boxer four-cylinder still struggled under the burden of heavy […] The post 2021 Subaru Crosstrek: Have Engines, Will Sell? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, New Cars, Subaru, Boxer, News Blog, Trims, Crosstrek, Subaru Crosstrek, Product Planning, 2021 Subaru Crosstrek


Hybrid War: Ford Touts Escape Plug-in As Efficiency King, but Toyota Has Two Things It Wants to Tell You

In the compact crossover segment, at least, the sky’s the limit when it comes to choice. And making inroads into this enormously popular crowd is plug-in hybrid power — a feature added to two major players this year: the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. As efficiency numbers trickle out, Ford is claiming victory over its rival, […] The post Hybrid War: Ford Touts Escape Plug-in As Efficiency King, but Toyota Has Two Things It Wants to Tell You appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, New Cars, Fuel Economy, Hybrid, Escape, Phev, Ford Escape, News Blog, Product Planning, Ford Escape PHEV


The Last Minivan Battle? Orders Open for the AWD Chrysler Pacifica

Seating, fuel economy, and traction: these are the three areas in which the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and all-new Toyota Sienna will do battle, though neither of these vehicles is a direct match for the other. In the shrinking minivan segment, the urge to offer everything a buyer might want has led us to this point. […] The post The Last Minivan Battle? Orders Open for the AWD Chrysler Pacifica appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Awd, New Cars, Hybrid, Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning


2019 Lexus LS F Sport Review – Luxury With a Twist

The days of the stately, sedate, and silent luxury provided by the Lexus LS are over. As it’s done with virtually every vehicle in its lineup, Lexus has made an F Sport trim available. Whether this is done to combat the stereotype of Lexus as staid or to give well-heeled buyers a chance to have […] The post 2019 Lexus LS F Sport Review – Luxury With a Twist appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Car Reviews, New Cars, Lexus LS, F-Sport, LS 500, Lexus LS 500 F SPORT, Lexus LS F Sport Review


Ford Bronco Bound for July Reveal

To say there’s a groundswell of enthusiasm for the returning Ford Bronco would be an understatement. Bronco diehards have been champing at the bit for a taste of the resurrected model, which saw its debut and production start delayed by the industry-wide coronavirus shutdown. Hell, a low-mileage, four-speed ’79 example just sold for $64,500 on […] The post Ford Bronco Bound for July Reveal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, New Cars, SUVs, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Ford Bronco Bound


Face Time: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Drops the Towel

It seems potentially controversial front end treatments are today’s theme. After teasing its upcoming Santa Fe last week, Hyundai let it all out on Tuesday, debuting a wildly different fascia with which to temp buyers on the hunt for an “ultimate family adventure vehicle.” If you’re not up on your corporate marketing-speak, that’s how Hyundai […] The post Face Time: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Drops the Towel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Hyundai, Santa Fe, New Cars, Hyundai Santa Fe, News Blog, Styling, Product Planning, Giant Grilles, Hyundai Santa Fe Drops the Towel


2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe: Nosing Into a New Era

BMW has dropped the curtain on its next-generation 4 Series coupe, the first member of what will become a broad family of revamped right-sized offerings. To not mention the redesigned 4 Series’ new schnoz would be akin to staying mum on a two-ton elephant scattering canapés at a garden party, so let’s get started with that. […] The post 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe: Nosing Into a New Era appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Engines, New Cars, Hybrid, News Blog, Product Planning, 4 Series


See Anything You Like? Next-generation Lexus IS Looms

I must make a confession. Of all the vehicles on the market today — a diverse crowd if there ever was one — no car’s rear end annoys me more than that of the Lexus IS. The brand’s sporty compact offering went in a controversial direction for its third generation, entering the 2014 model year […] The post See Anything You Like? Next-generation Lexus IS Looms appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Sales, Lexus, Autos, Is, New Cars, Sedans, News Blog, Lexus IS, Product Planning


Toyota Prices Its RAV4 Prime, the Crossover With a Plug

By bestowing a name once associated with the Prius on its top-selling RAV4 crossover — while adding beefed-up electric motors, battery pack, and charging port for good measure — Toyota catapulted the compact CUV’s power and price. For those looking to get off the line in a hurry while using less fuel, what kind of […] The post Toyota Prices Its RAV4 Prime, the Crossover With a Plug appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Plug-In Hybrids, Autos, Crossovers, Toyota, New Cars, Pricing, Hybrid, Phev, News Blog, Toyota RAV4, RAV4, RAV4 Prime, Toyota RAV4 Prime


2021 Buick Envision: Let’s Try This Again

A seldom-mentioned player in the compact crossover arena, the Chinese-built Buick Envision had a complicated introduction to the U.S. market, landing in the middle of the 2016 model year with only pricey uplevel trims in tow. Buick quickly rectified the problem, adding lower-tier fare and sinking the Envision’s entry price to a more palatable level. […] The post 2021 Buick Envision: Let’s Try This Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Crossovers, New Cars, Envision, Buick, Buick Envision, News Blog, Product Planning, 2021 Buick Envision


Move Over, Mach-E: Ford Confirms Mustang Mach 1 Revival

It’s the second time the Mach 1 moniker has returned from the grave. On Friday, Ford confirmed rumors of a retro resurrection, revealing that the newest Mustang Mach 1 will bow for 2021 as a limited-edition model geared for the track. We’re not talking a Dodge Demon or Hellcat here. Instead, the Mach 1 leaves […] The post Move Over, Mach-E: Ford Confirms Mustang Mach 1 Revival appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2021 Acura TLX: If This Doesn’t Work, Nothing Will

Teased nearly to death in the run-up to its online debut, the 2021 Acura TLX revealed on Thursday lives up to the brand’s boastful pronouncements, at least on paper. Athletic in stance and aggressive in design, the next-generation TLX arrives with a dedicated platform, double wishbone front suspension and turbocharged V6 in tow, ready to […] The post 2021 Acura TLX: If This Doesn’t Work, Nothing Will appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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