Platinum

2021 Nissan Rogue crossover SUV comes with a Platinum touch

The redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue compact crossover SUV unveiled in June gets a wealth of upscale improvements, including Nissan’s top Platinum trim for the first time, but the powertrain is limited to one engine despite competitors rolling out hybrids, plug-in, and electric variants. 

Powering the 2021 Rogue is an uprated 2.5-liter inline-4 that makes 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, improvements of 11 hp and 6 lb-ft over the 2020 model. The continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) has been tweaked and powers the front wheels or, optionally, all four wheels.

Using a new “common module family” platform that will

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The 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum earns a participation trophy

The modern three-row crossover SUV needs to haul a bevy of people in comfort, style, and with the latest technology. The redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander does all these things, but excels at none of them.

Squaring off against the Hyundai Palisade, Honda Pilot, Volkswagen Atlas, Dodge Durango, and the Kia Telluride, which was The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2020, the Highlander can fall flat on its droopy face.

With a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10 the 2020 Toyota Highlander pleases with the best infotainment system offered in a Toyota, solid safety gear, and comfortable seats, but

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New 2021 Nissan Rogue crossover SUV gets stronger, sharper, and more Platinum

When Nissan goes Rogue, they update their best-selling car with a new look, a roomier interior, a more potent engine, and more standard safety and convenience features. The redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue compact crossover SUV unveiled Monday gets a wealth of upscale improvements, including Nissan’s top Platinum trim for the first time, but the powertrain is limited to one engine despite competitors rolling out hybrids, plug-in, and electric variants. 

Powering the 2021 Rogue is an uprated 2.5-liter inline-4 that makes 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, improvements of 11 hp and 6 lb-ft over the 2020 model. The continuously

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2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum is a $50,000 proposition

The redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander is better than its predecessor in almost every category: it’s roomier, comfier, quieter, smoother, more efficient, and more evolved. Evolution comes at a price, and of all the superlatives attached to the Highlander, “most expensive” might be the most noteworthy. 

Though the bestselling three-row crossover SUV is only about $1,500 more expensive than the outgoing model, on average, the range-topping Platinum Hybrid eclipses $50,000. It’s just a number, but it requires a psychological leap worth scrutiny. 

Our gas-only Platinum tester exceeded $51,000. That’s about $4,000 more than a loaded 2020 Kia Telluride or 2020 Hyundai

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