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2017 Kia Sorento: Underdog SUV warrants bigger market

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While vying for a market share against the well-touted Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Highlander, the unheralded 2017 Kia Sorento counters with equally high overall marks. It has an extraordinary list of standard features and industry-best safety ratings. The Sorento was redesigned in 2016, so this year’s model is largely a continuation of the new …

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Top rival for Honda, Toyota

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has been refreshed inside and outside. Image © James Raia/2016.

As the smaller of the two Hyundai Santa Fe offerings, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is the five-passenger version of the Santa Fe that several years ago replaced the now-defunct Veracruz. The Santa Fe Sport is classified as a small crossover sport utility vehicle, but each year since its debut it seems to get …

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Improved underdog

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has two rows of seating and seats five.

It’s been 13 years since the Mitsubishi Outlander joined the sport utility vehicle segment. Different trims joined the lineup in three generations, but nothing has drastically changed, including in the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Tte Outlander replaced the Montero and the former has improved with each generation and trim. Mitsubishi has diligently attempted to penetrate …

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2017 Kia Sportage: New SUV design stuns, shines

The 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo has 19-inch wheels.

After years of acceptance as an unheralded compact sport utility vehicle against the monoliths in the segment, the 2017 Kia Sportage has emerged as a worthy competitor. It’s been boldly redesigned inside and outside for the debut of its fourth generation. The Weekly Driver Test Drive In addition to a new exterior design Kia says …

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