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2020 Hyundai Venue SEL road test

BY MARK MAYNARD As the Coronavirus sucks the spontaneity out of our daily routines, having to replace anything, especially a vehicle, gets new scrutiny. How much or how little is required? Do we make ourselves happy? Or do we settle? Hyundai’s newest and smallest SUV crossover, the Venue, makes the most of difficult choices. Based on the Hyundai’s subcompact Accent sedan, the Venue is the boxy equivalent, but it’s not a penalty box. It’s a...

Yokohama Tire rewards sweat equity with Spartan Race Series promotion, through Sept. 30

Through Sept. 30, the promotion features free 2021 race entry, worth up to a $190 value with the purchase of four eligible tires BY MARK MAYNARD As the official tire sponsor for the U.S. Spartan Race Series, Yokohama is offering a summer promotion that highlights the brand’s tough tires and world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand. Though the coronavirus has scuttled the 2020 Spartan race season, organizers are focused on 2021. And now through...

2021 Kia Seltos road test: Essential comfort food

Subcompact SUV with AWD is a value package with premium appeal We can’t always get what we want but sometimes being able to get what we need fulfills a lot of essential wants. And in the throes of a pandemic, the new Kia Seltos subcompact SUV is a heaping helping of comfort food with a full serving of meat-and-potatoes function, safety technologies, durability, value and just enough style for pride of ownership. The 2021 Seltos...

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,...