Crossover

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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2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport crossover won’t be penalized at the pump for more performance

Federal testers last week said the new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport will manage nearly identical fuel economy to its counterpart, despite its larger engine.

The EPA lists the new Crosstrek Sport at 27 mpg city, 34 highway, 29 combined, when equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

That compares to the Crosstrek’s rating of 28/33/30 mpg with a smaller engine.

Subaru hasn’t yet detailed the new Crosstrek Sport, or how much it will cost, but it’s likely to borrow the 2.5-liter flat-4 from the Forester, which makes 182 horsepower. The 2.0-liter flat-4 currently offered in the Crosstrek makes 152

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2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Ford Explorer: Compare Crossover SUVs

2020 Ford Explorer ST – First Drive – Portland OR, June 2019

Three-row crossover SUVs are having their day in the sun. These family haulers provide the spaciousness and safety of a minivan with the style and performance of something less…egg-shaped. 

Two of the bestselling three-row SUVs, the 2020 Honda Pilot and 2020 Ford Explorer, go about their family business a bit differently. What the Pilot lacks in style it makes up for in roominess and top safety ratings. Overhauled for 2020, the Explorer added new powertrains, including hybrid and ST performance models, but still provides a comfy ride in

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What’s the difference between car, crossover, and SUV anyway?

“Why isn’t an SUV a station wagon or a crossover?” a perplexed reader wrote us. “Are there any cars around anymore?”

The reader’s frustration for how automotive segments are defined, redefined, and ignored was understandable. There is no definitive automotive classification system, thanks in part to inconsistent federal measures, slippery automotive marketing, and automotive sites like ours that break down all the vehicle types in to 12 overlapping categories. 

We’re trying to help, believe it or not. Cars evolve, like language. For example, 36 years ago, there wasn’t a minivan; 20 years ago, there weren’t crossovers; a decade ago a

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