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Ford Fiesta, other small cars top IIHS list of deadliest vehicles

Small cars continue to be the most dangerous type of vehicle for drivers, according to a report released by the IIHS on Thursday.

Small cars and minicars accounted for 15 of the 20 deadliest vehicles for drivers, with the Ford Fiesta having the most driver deaths during the period of the study, from 2015 to 2018. 

“Smaller vehicles offer less protection for the driver in crashes, and their lighter mass means that they take the brunt of collisions with larger vehicles,” said Joe Nolan, IIHS senior vice president of vehicle research.

Predictably, full-size SUVs such as the GMC Yukon had

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2021 GMC Yukon gets big boost in towing, small bump in fuel economy

The redesigned 2021 GMC Yukon gets a modest bump in fuel economy but big gains in towing capacity, GMC announced Monday. 

Despite getting larger and loaded with more equipment for 2021, the full-size SUV nets a boost of 1 mpg over the outgoing model on most variants, with an EPA-rated 16 mpg city, 20 mpg highway, 18 mpg combined for Yukon’s with the 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V-8 in rear- or four-wheel drive. The longer Yukon XL with four-wheel drive is rated at 15/19/17 mpg.

The Yukon Denali with a 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8 didn’t fare as well for 2021; the city rating

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2020 Hyundai Venue SEL packs big value in a small space

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is the newest and smallest crossover from Hyundai. The subcompact crossover is smaller than the Hyundai Kona and the Honda HR-V by a significant margin, yet the Venue packs a lot of space in its tall and wide proportions and makes for a versatile commuter and a convenient weekender.

Since the 2020 Venue is the only venue you’re allowed to fill right now, we loaded up its roomy confines with a mountain bike and some gear to escape confinement. It earned a high TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10 for its versatile interior and value-packed

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2020 CX-30 is Mazda’s better, larger small crossover

If the Mazda 3 hatchback were to grow up, it would become the new 2020 Mazda CX-30 crossover. First, it would have to go through an awkward but small rebellious phase as the CX-3.

With the CX-30, Mazda has matured its small crossover to become more practical and responsible, but it still retains some youthful driving fun. The CX-3 is still around for now, and represents a smaller, European take on the crossover. We prefer the extra size afforded by the CX-30, but not the extra cost of top trims versus other small crossovers, such as the Hyundai Kona and

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