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2021 Mazda 3 starts just over $20,000, but top Turbo can cost nearly $40,000

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 TurboThe 2021 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback gets simultaneously cheaper and more expensive with a broader lineup that includes a new entry-level model and a new range-topping turbocharged model. The 2021 Mazda 3 2.0 sedan with the small 155-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 new for 2021 starts at $21,445, while the top 2021 Mazda 3 hatchback starts...

Review update: 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro rocks, rolls its way into the wild

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD ProEndearing is not the same as good. Ask anyone who’s had a puppy and they’ll tell you as much. Endearing is puppy smells and wagging tails, the spots on the carpet? Another thing entirely. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is endearing. It’s also objectively good—and I mean that in the way that pretty much any showroom-fresh anything...

2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD

2021 GMC Sierra 2500HDThe 2021 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty pickup hog mollies are back this year—how could you miss them? Mechanically related to the Chevrolet Silverado HD twins, the GMC versions are comparatively a little more rock ‘n’ roll. New this year are versions of the pickup that take it further off-road (X31) and take it further into superlative...

2021 Kia Telluride

2021 Kia TellurideThe 2021 Kia Telluride blocks out a distinct place in the crossover SUV realm—as our Best Car To Buy 2020. With the 2020 Telluride, Kia can tote up to eight passengers, with available all-wheel drive and all the luxury fittings it applies to some of its most expensive sedans. It’s an excellent value even in high-end versions, and...

4 fast facts about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid

2021 Toyota RAV4 PrimeThe police officers stopped where I was parked on the sidewalk in front of one of Chicago’s landmark attractions. I hustled to get one last picture of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, and told them I’d be on my way. “Is that the electric one?” One officer asked. I explained it was a plug-in hybrid with a gas...