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2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Honda Passport: Compare Crossover SUVs

2020 Honda Passport

The 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport and the 2020 Honda Passport are classic spin-offs. Like “Rhoda” and “The Jeffersons,” they have plenty to recommend them in their own right, even over the three-row SUVs that spawned them.

Which one deserves to come back for next season? Both two-row crossovers tip our ratings scales in the right direction, but it’s the Honda Passport that scores the win in the TCC Rating, our version of the Nielsens. It’s a close race, though, since both fare very well in cargo space, passenger seating, and safety gear. 

In styling, the two-row

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2020 Genesis G70 makes case for sport sedan glory

Not much has changed for the second year of the Genesis G70 sport sedan, except for the reminder that it is worthy of consideration alongside the BMW 3-Series, long the benchmark for your sport sedan dollars.

That narrow segment is crucial in converting car enthusiasts into brand enthusiasts. While Genesis preps its first crossover for a rabid crossover market, it needs the G70 compact sedan to be good enough to compete with the Germans.

The G70 mostly serves that need. The 2020 Genesis G70 has a TCC Rating of 6.7, which is just a shade off the Audi A4 but

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport flexes style and space

You want style, space for five adults, a good warranty, and enough cargo space for a long weekend up north. What do you buy?

I would answer with the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Sure, the Chevrolet Blazer looks sportier, the Honda Passport has a sliding second row, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee is more capable. None of these competitors combine presence, carrying capacity (for both people and cargo), and value like the Atlas Cross Sport.

The 2020 Atlas Cross Sport gets lumped in with its larger three-row sibling, the Atlas, with a TCC Rating of 5.8 out of 10.

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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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