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2022 Ford Escape

2022 Ford EscapeWhat kind of car is the 2022 Ford Escape? What does it compare to? The 2022 Escape five-seat compact crossover SUV takes on bestsellers such as the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, and Honda CR-V, not to mention Ford’s own Bronco Sport. Is the 2022 Ford Escape a good SUV? The Escape posts stellar safety ratings and fuel economy, on its way to a...

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Honda CivicWhat kind of vehicle is the 2022 Honda Civic? What does it compare to? The 2022 Honda Civic is one of the bestselling and best-known compact cars on the planet. Emerging now in sedan and hatchback body styles, it’s offered as a Civic LX, Sport, EX, or Touring. The hatchback swaps the EX trim for EX-L, and the Touring for Sport Touring. It...

2022 Honda Ridgeline

2022 Honda RidgelineWhat kind of car is the 2022 Honda Ridgeline? What does it compare to? The 2022 Honda Ridgeline finds familiar footing in a resurgent mid-size pickup segment that attracts shoppers from crossover SUVs as well as utilitarian trucks. Sharing a platform with the Honda Pilot three-row SUV, the Ridgeline squares off against traditional pickups such as...

2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup truck gets 42 mpg

2022 Ford Maverick Lariat HybridThe 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup truck has exceeded Ford's earlier fuel economy estimates, with an "EPA-estimated" 42 mpg city rating, the automaker announced Thursday—indicating that the numbers aren't yet finalized, but nearly so. Ford had previously targeted 40 mpg city. Not only is the new Maverick the most efficient gas pickup...

2022 Toyota Tundra and 2022 Audi A3 headline this week's new car reviews

2022 Toyota TundraToyota launched its first new Tundra pickup truck in 15 years and the hybrid leader expands its leadership into the pickup truck segment. Audi revitalized the entry-level luxury segment with the always good A3 and even better S3 sport sedans. Those two vehicles aren't all we tested in the past week, but they represent two ends of the spectrum of...
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