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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover SUV has 250-mile range, starts at $41,190

2021 Volkswagen ID.4Volkswagen flashed its electric vehicle credentials by launching the ID.4 electric crossover SUV on Wednesday. It's the first member of the ID electric family to come to the U.S. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 compact crossover seats five, is sized similarly to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, and has an estimated 250-mile range. Unlike other electric...

First drive: The 2021 GMC Yukon weathers Hurricane Sally

2021 GMC Yukon and Hurricane SallyWhen the test-car fleet crew drops the 2021 GMC Yukon to me on Tuesday, September 15, I’m still optimistic. “I think you made it just in time,” I joke. Sally is a tropical storm much further down the Gulf Coast at that point, but I’m aware of it. I track it on my phone all day, then at night as my eyes fall and my phone...

2021 Ford Edge

2021 Ford EdgeWhat kind of SUV is the 2021 Ford Edge? What does it compare to? The Ford Edge is the automaker’s bread-and-butter five-seat crossover SUV. It takes on a range of competitors from the Jeep Grand Cherokee to the Chevy Blazer to the Honda Passport. Ford’s Edge is structurally older than almost all of them, but it’s managed to keep...

2021 Kia Sorento preview

2021 Kia SorentoWhat kind of vehicle is the 2021 Kia Sorento? What does it compare to? The 2021 Kia Sorento three-row crossover SUV now comes with new turbocharged engines, an available hybrid, more interior space, and a new off-road leaning X-Line trim. It competes with the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and, perhaps most problematically for Kia...

2021 Kia Sorento three-row SUV flexes a new bod and hybrid engines

2021 Kia SorentoThe 2021 Kia Sorento three-row crossover SUV shakes off its portly minivan shape for a slimmer, stronger look. Equipped with four new engine choices, including a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid coming later in 2021, the redesigned Sorento is lighter, roomier, more powerful, and more efficient. The looks of the Sorento have evolved. The new crossover's...