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EPA fuel economy ratings show 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid is the most-efficient small SUV

2020 Ford EscapeFord on Tuesday revealed the EPA fuel economy ratings for its redesigned 2020 Escape Hybrid, and they show it is the most-efficient small SUV on the market. With front-wheel drive, the 2020 Escape Hybrid is EPA estimated at 44 mpg city, 37 highway, and 41 combined. That gives the Escape Hybrid a range of 582 miles on a single tank of gas from its...

Honda Passport, BMW 8-Series kickstart Best Car To Buy 2020 nominees: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Honda Passport - Best Car To Buy 2020Honda Passport: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee The Honda Passport shares much of its goodness with our Best Car To Buy winner from 2016; does that mean the new five-passenger crossover SUV has it in the bag? The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 shorts on cylinders, goes long on satisfaction A downsized turbo-4 engine in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350...

2020 Ford Mustang

2020 Ford Mustang 2.3 High Performance PackageThe 2020 Ford Mustang balances retro styling with thoroughly modern handling and a variety of engines and models to go with its coupe and convertible body styles. It’s a performance car bargain with a throaty exhaust note, agile moves, a decent ride, and a small but effective interior. We rate it a 6.0 out of 10 with the qualifier that...

Honda Passport: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

2019 Honda Passport - Best Car To Buy 2020The Honda Passport wears a familiar name, and sports some familiar running gear, too. It’s a shorter, five-seat cousin to the Honda Pilot that we named our Best Car To Buy 2016. It’s a Best Car To Buy nominee almost by default, then. After a few laps on our north Georgia Nürburgring simulator (hey, y’all), it’s clear...

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 shorts on cylinders, goes long on satisfaction

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-ClassTurbo-4 engines have taken over for beefy V-6 and inline-6 engines around the car world. The more surprising ones slot into big trucks and SUVs, from this year's Chevy Blazer to the Silverado (!) to the Mercedes SUV that started it all, the 2020 GLE-Class. Powered by V-6 engines since the day it was born in 1998 as the ML-Class, the Benz ute has...