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2021 Subaru Ascent crossover adds more standard safety tech, costs $33,345

Already a top family pick, the 2021 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover announced Friday is aiming for a Top Safety Pick and more.

The automaker announced the 2021 Ascent crossover will add adaptive cruise control and active lane control as standard equipment in addition to its automatic emergency braking. What’s more, all trims of the 2021 Ascent will get standard adaptive LED headlights, which the IIHS rated last year as “Good.” The combination of the Ascent’s top crash-test scores from the IIHS, standard adaptive LED headlights, and automatic emergency braking system that was rated “Superior” last year should qualify the family

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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan to get a fresh face, better tech

The refreshed 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover will get a sportier design when it debuts this summer, the automaker confirmed Thursday. 

The German brand’s bestselling vehicle will get a facelift with a new hood and a broader, wider front and rear bumper to look sportier and “more masculine in stance,” Hendrik Muth, head of marketing for VW, said. 

LED headlights will be standard equipment on the 2021 Tiguan, but the matrix lighting systems offered in Europe will not be on Tiguan crossovers sold in North America.

Aside from technology upgrades, not much changes inside one of the few compact crossovers

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