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2020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe burns up some good credit

On the day I paid attention in science class, “conservation of energy” resonated in my adolescent brain. Something about energy in a system remains constant—energy saved doing homework could be spent in other pursuits, I suppose.

Broadly applied to cars today, that theory would mean that for every standout on the road there must be at least one sub-standard model lurking. For every Camry, there’s a Cobalt. For every Accord, there’s an Allante. (At least, I wish there were.)

Galileo may look at BMW’s lineup and find hits like the X3 and X5. His gaze may then turn to the

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Mitsubishi recalls Lancer, Outlander for increased crash risk in snowy states

Mitsubishi will recall older Lancer, Outlander, and Outlander Sport vehicles sold in states where road salt is used in winters, according to paperwork filed with the NHTSA last week.

Road salt, or sodium chloride, used to melt snow and ice from roadways in many states can corrode the front cross members on the suspensions of the affected vehicles. The corrosion can cause the lower control arms to detach, which can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

Mitsubishi is recalling 141,200 vehicles:

-2008-2010 Mitsubishi Lancer

-2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

-2008-2013 Mitsubishi

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The 2020 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition asks what you need in a truck

Does a pickup truck need a head-up display, 12.0-inch touchscreen, or an 8.0-inch LCD screen in the gauge cluster? Does the bed need fancy storage containers or a reconfigurable tailgate?

These are the questions the Toyota Tundra poses. The Tundra’s far more basic and offers none of the features listed above. The competition sets itself apart with nifty party tricks and luxury-like features. Is that what you need, or even want, in a pickup truck?

With a TCC Rating of 4.7 out of 10 the 2020 Toyota Tundra wins with healthy V-8 power and a comfortable interior, but it guzzles

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover SUV will cost $39,220 to start

The quickest Toyota RAV4 SUV will also be the most expensive—at least initially.

That’s according to Toyota, which announced Friday that the 2021 RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover will cost at least $39,220 when it goes on sale around the end of June or early July.

The 302-horsepower plug-in hybrid crossover that can sprint from 0-60 mph in less than six seconds can also be less expensive in some states than the RAV4 Hybrid, which costs at least $29,470 for a 2020 version.

The $39,220 price tag includes mandatory destination charges but doesn’t include any applicable state or federal tax

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