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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE first drive review: Bellwether luxury crossover SUV

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-ClassThe 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class that I rushed through a washed-out road on a steamy October afternoon didn’t seem to mind that when it rains in Central Texas, it pours. For Mercedes-Benz, the GLE has become a beacon of stability. It’s a middle child in a lineup of crossover SUVs stretching from around $35,000 for the GLA-Class to...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-ClassWith the 2020 GLE, Mercedes-Benz sheds the crossover SUV’s occasionally compromised past. Set to go on sale in the spring of 2019, the 2020 Mercedes GLE-Class is as much a high-riding E-Class wagon as it is an off-roader. For most buyers, that’ll be just fine. The GLE sets the standard for mid-size crossover SUV luxury. Accordingly, we...

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid priced at $35,970 ahead of LA auto show debut

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019Subaru's first plug-in hybrid has a price tag. The 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid will start at $35,970 (including a $995 destination fee) when it goes on sale. The brand said Monday that the Crosstrek Hybrid will make its formal debut at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show in a week. The powertrain combines Subaru's 2.0-liter flat-4 engine and all-wheel drive...

Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs recalled over second-row seat fastener

2019 Ford ExpeditionFord has issued a new recall for the 2018 Expedition and Lincoln Navigator full-size SUVs over a missing J-channel reinforcement bracket. Without the fastener, the second-row seats may not be restrained in the event of a crash. The automaker announced the recall last Friday, which affects 38,000 Expedition and Navigator models total in the United...

2019 Nissan Kicks, 2019 Toyota RAV4, 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Toyota RAV42019 Nissan Kicks price punted to $19,535 The 2019 Nissan Kicks will cost $19,535 when it goes on sale soon, which reflects a $570 price bump over last year's price. The 2019 price includes a $995 destination fee and Nissan said Monday that 2019 Juke models should arrive in dealers soon. 2019 Toyota RAV4 first drive review: Reaching new heights...