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2021 Subaru Outback SUV adds safety tech to $27,845 base price

The 2021 Subaru Outback SUV gets new safety features that brings the base price to $27,845. The upgrades lead to a $190 price increase from 2020, including a $40 increase in the mandatory destination charges to $1,050 for 2021.

Following in the mid-size footsteps of the 2021 Subaru Legacy sedan, the Outback adds adaptive LED headlights for better night vision, a rear seat reminder to check for rear occupants, and rear passenger seat belt reminders so all passengers are annoyed until buckled. 

The new standard safety features add to the Outback’s impressive roster of standard driver-assistance features, such as automatic

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2021 Audi E-Tron SUV starts for $8,800 less, gets more range

The 2021 Audi E-Tron electric SUV will be available in a less expensive base model with more electric range compared to last year, the automaker announced Wednesday. 

New for 2021 is an entry-level Premium trim that matches the trim hierarchy of other Audi vehicles. It starts at $66,995 including $1,095 destination fee, which is a $100 increase over last year.

Launched for 2019 and skipping model year 2020, the Audi E-Tron five-seat crossover SUV is still offered in Premium Plus ($75,895) and Prestige ($80,195) trims. Those prices and equipment are unchanged except for a destination fee that increased $100 from

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2021 Toyota 4Runner SUV starts at $37,515, gets new lights

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner SUV gets brighter with LED headlights and fog lights, and the price gets stronger to boot. The average price increase for the 4Runner is about $300, boosted by an increase in the mandatory destination charge from $1,120 in 2020 to $1,175 in 2021. Toyota announced the 4Runner’s price Thursday.

Toyota spruced up the venerable but aging 4Runner with a Trail Special Edition that add some off-road elements to the truck-based SUV. TRD Pro models get some upgrades as well, but aside from the front lighting the other trims remain the same except for the price. 

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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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