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Review update: 2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature straddles the SUV class line

2020 Mazda CX-9 SignatureThe 2020 Mazda CX-9 embraces some contradictions for a three-row crossover SUV. Mazda’s largest vehicle leads the competition by a long nose when it comes to length, yet its shorter height results in less cargo room than the Honda Pilot, Kia Telluride, and the Subaru Ascent. Its sporty design enables the CX-9 to handle more nimbly than the...

2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD ProThe 2020 Toyota 4Runner is an SUV that may owe its continued existence to the way the “Jurassic Park” franchise reignited an interest in dinosaurs. The 4Runner’s basic, off-road design makes it a relic compared to car-like crossover SUVs. Beneath its bulky exterior, the 4Runner has a separate frame and a solid rear axle...

2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Toyota RAV4One of the most popular crossovers on the planet finally looks like it can go anywhere on earth, too. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 adds a TRD Off-Road trim level this year that bolsters the soft-roader’s trail-running resume (on paper) and gives shoppers another reason to get lost. We give the 2020 RAV4 a 6.5 on our overall scale thanks to its good...

2020 Toyota Yaris

2020 Toyota YarisThe 2020 Toyota Yaris goes far on thrift and short on just about everything else. The subcompact sedan starts at just $16,605 (including $955 destination) in base L trim. The sedan and hatchback are offered in LE and XLE trim, which tops out at $19,705. Despite that low starting price, the Yaris is undercut by the Chevy Spark, Mitsubishi Mirage...

SUVs instrumental in death of Lincoln Continental

2020 Lincoln ContinentalThe Lincoln Continental full-size sedan will once again be discontinued at the end of 2020, the automaker confirmed Wednesday. "As the full-size premium sedan segment continues to decline in the U.S., we plan to end production of the Lincoln Continental at the end of this year," Lincoln spokewoman Anika Salceda-Wycoco said in a statement. "Lincoln...