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2021 Mazda CX-3 small crossover returns for another year unchanged

The 2021 Mazda CX-3 small crossover SUV remains unchanged from 2020 and starts at the same $21,740 price, including $1,100 destination fee, the automaker announced this week. 

The only news may be that it’s still available to shoppers in the U.S. A larger 2020 Mazda CX-30 small crossover, designed for North American drivers, now shares the same showroom as the CX-3 and the two crossovers share similar goals, although not many similar parts. The CX-3 was Mazda’s least expensive model until the introduction of the base 2021 Mazda 3 sedan undercut it at $21,445.  

It appears ready for discontinuation here,

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2021 Toyota Tundra pickup truck gets small price bump, no changes

The 2021 Toyota Tundra pickup truck gets a $100 price bump over the 2020 model to start at $35,270, including $1,595 destination fee, the automaker announced Thursday. 

Despite marginal price increases throughout the lineup, the 2021 Tundra is identical to the 2020 version, which was last significantly updated for 2014. The best-selling Ford F-150 has been redesigned twice since then, and the Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500 have been redesigned and undergone significant updates. 

A Nightshade Edition with black body accents is offered for 2021, and a Tundra Trail Special Edition with all-weather floor mats and a built-in bed cooler

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2021 Hyundai Kona Night Edition blacks out small crossover

The cute and colorful Hyundai Kona small crossover goes dark with the 2021 Kona Night Edition, the automaker announced this week.

Hyundai joins Toyota, Nissan, Ram, BMW, Kia and so many other automakers in offering a black cosmetic package. The 2021 Kona Night Edition comes with 18-inch semigloss black wheels from RAYS, and gloss black accents on the doors and side mirrors. Inside, a black headliner, and gloss accents on the door handles complement alloy sport pedals to complete the transition to the Night Edition.

The Night Edition attempts a sportier, sleeker approach to the happy Hawaiian-inspired small crossover that

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Honda Fit unfit for US next year, joins growing small car cemetery

The Honda Fit small wagon won’t be coming back for 2021, leaving the Honda HR-V subcompact crossover as the smallest Honda available in the U.S.

Honda confirmed last week that it would also discontinue the Honda Civic coupe and would no longer offer the Honda Accord mid-size sedan with a manual transmission.

The end of the Honda Fit in the U.S. as other markets ready for a redesigned model reflects a larger trend of larger cars gaining popularity at the expense of small and more fuel-efficient subcompacts. In 2021, the Fit joins the Toyota Yaris and Chevrolet Sonic in the

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