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Toyota launches Prius 2020 Edition, AMG E 53 review, Tesla to leave California? What’s New @ The Car Connection

Toyota Prius 2020 Edition celebrates hybrid’s 20th birthday in U.S.

Toyota is throwing the Prius a party for its 20th birthday in the U.S., and it will be a blacked-out affair. The 2021 Toyota Prius will be available in a special Prius 2020 Edition model with black inserts on the wheels, headlights, body sides, and side mirrors, the automaker announced Monday.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport crossover won’t be penalized at the pump for more performance

The performance-oriented version of the small crossover is only a shade off the fuel economy of the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek.  

2020 Hyundai Sonata review

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What’s the difference between car, crossover, and SUV anyway?

“Why isn’t an SUV a station wagon or a crossover?” a perplexed reader wrote us. “Are there any cars around anymore?”

The reader’s frustration for how automotive segments are defined, redefined, and ignored was understandable. There is no definitive automotive classification system, thanks in part to inconsistent federal measures, slippery automotive marketing, and automotive sites like ours that break down all the vehicle types in to 12 overlapping categories. 

We’re trying to help, believe it or not. Cars evolve, like language. For example, 36 years ago, there wasn’t a minivan; 20 years ago, there weren’t crossovers; a decade ago a

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2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV: What’s the big deal?

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV extended version addresses the biggest shortcoming of the full-size luxury SUV: more cargo room. Following the redesign of the standard wheelbase 2021 Escalade, the ESV (Escalade Stretch Vehicle) grows in proportion to increase cargo volume by 18.1% over the outgoing model, Cadillac announced last week.

But how much space does that $3,000 upcharge get you over the regular Escalade? The smaller 2021 Escalade based on the GMC Yukon and Chevy Tahoe is plenty big. It grew by seven inches in length to nearly 212 inches, which added 10 more inches of legroom to the third

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What’s New @ The Car Connection

Average gas price in US drops to $1.99: AAA

The global coronavirus pandemic has suppressed oil demand and a crude oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia have combined to lower crude oil to less than $20 per barrel, the lowest price since 2002, AAA reports.

Review update: 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.

2021 Honda Odyssey review 

If smart is sexy then

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