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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Activ road test

Subcompact SUV done right for North America BY MARK MAYNARD The new Chevrolet Trailblazer is a social climber in a steep segment of small SUVs that expands the perception and function of a subcompact vehicle. It makes the most of a small space and scoots around on a choice of two turbocharged, three-cylinder engines. It revives the nameplate previously applied to the midsize model discontinued in 2009. But the 2021 Trailblazer is a fresh start...

2021 Kia K5: A midsize ringer for Stinger

On sale this summer, the new sedan will replace the Optima Kia Motors America announced June 30 via virtual media reveal that the replacement for its midsize Optima sedan will be the K5, going on sale later this summer. The fastback-styled sedan will be sold with a choice of turbocharged four-cylinder engines, eight-speed automatic transmissions and, for the first time, an option for all-wheel drive. The K5 is such a dramatic departure [from Optima] that...

Road test: 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum

The family-care plan, updated and more refined Toyota’s fourth-generation 2020 Highlander is a revitalized expression of family care, wrapped in an armor of advanced safety systems. The redesigned midsize SUV — now built on the Toyota New Global Architecture — represents hundreds of thousands of Highlanders that have been sold since its 2001 debut in the U.S. It is currently Toyota’s second-best selling SUV, following the compact-class RAV4, but ahead of the 4Runner, subcompact C-HR,...