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Cheapest Pickup Trucks for 2020: No Frills, Just Utility

Motortrend News Feed - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 13:00

Today, you can spend upwards of $70,000 on a new truck. Fortunately, you don’t have to. There are still plenty of affordable trucks on the market, with some priced just above $20,000. If you’re looking for a no-frills workhorse, keep reading to learn about the cheapest pickup trucks for 2020.

2020 Ram 1500: $33,590

We love the refined interior and supple air suspension of the Ram 1500 Limited, but you’ll have to spend more than $50,000 for this top-trim model. If you opt for the base Tradesman Quad Cab, you’re still getting a great truck, just without the fancy features. In our review of the Ram 1500 Tradesman, we said it feels more refined than the bare-bones truck that it is. It has a quiet, spacious, and comfortable cabin, and its ride quality and steering resemble those of an SUV. Few affordable trucks offer more. The 2020 Ram 1500 Tradesman gets a standard 3.6-liter V-6 engine making a healthy 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Nissan Titan: $32,285

The current Nissan Titan is aging, but it still has its merits. It benefits from precise handling, particularly on Single Cab models. The base Titan Single Cab S features a 5.6-liter V-8 engine with a robust 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque. That power comes at the expense of fuel economy (15/21 mpg city/highway). Keep on the lookout for the refreshed 2020 Titan that goes on sale in early 2020. This truck will feature exterior, interior, and powertrain upgrades, but it may carry a higher price tag.

2020 GMC Sierra 1500: $31,195

Surprisingly, some of the least expensive trucks on the market come from GMC. The cheapest Sierra 1500, a Regular Cab with the Long Box, features a standard 4.3-liter V-6 making 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Max trailering is 7,900 pounds on this sharp-looking base truck.

2019 Honda Ridgeline: $31,085

It may not have the brawny look you’d expect of a truck, but the Honda Ridgeline makes its mark in other ways. The affordable unibody truck handles well, and it features a smooth, car-like ride. All models, including the base RT, feature a 3.5-liter V-6 with 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Ford F-150: $30,090

The best-selling vehicle in America for the last three decades can get pretty expensive if you start checking option boxes; the Limited model is particularly pricey. But the base Regular Cab with the 6.5-foot bed can be had for a very reasonable price. The cheap truck comes with a standard six-speed automatic and 3.3-liter V-6 making 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. But it may be worth upgrading to the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 with 325 hp, 400 lb-ft, and a 10-speed automatic transmission, considering this configuration only costs an extra $995.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado: $29,895

 

The Chevrolet Silverado benefits from responsive steering and solid engines, particularly the optional 2.7-liter four-cylinder. The base Work Truck has an overly Spartan interior, although higher trims also lack interior plushness. The base model, priced under $30,000 with the Regular Cab and long bed, gets a 4.3-liter V-6 engine with 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. For an extra dose of style, check out the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Midnight and Rally special editions.

2019 Ram 1500 Classic: $29,340

In addition to the new 1500, Ram is also offering the previous-generation 1500 for consumers who don’t need all the extra doodads of the latest model. This older truck is called the Ram 1500 Classic, and it’s the cheapest new truck you can buy in the full-size segment. The base Tradesman comes with a 305-hp 3.6-liter V-6 and gross vehicle weight rating of 6,025 pounds. Ram officials say there are no plans to discontinue the Classic as the truck continues to rake in strong sales.

2020 GMC Canyon: $23,295

The GMC Canyon is the upmarket twin of the Chevrolet Colorado. There are a few key features that separate it from its sibling, most notably the luxurious Denali model. But in base form, the Canyon is extremely similar to the Colorado, minus the badge. Like the base Colorado, the GMC Canyon Extended Cab SL gets a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Toyota Tacoma: $27,145

We appreciate all the Toyota Tacoma’s standard safety features, but it falls short of the competition in many ways. In addition to its cramped cabin and narrow bed, it features an overly harsh ride. Still, a base Tacoma is one of the cheapest new trucks you can buy. The entry model is the SR Access Cab with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder making 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Ford Ranger: $25,495

Among the lowest-priced trucks on the market, the Ford Ranger is particularly fuel-efficient. It nets up to 21/26 mpg with its 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This engine pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission and delivers 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The base Ford Ranger SuperCab XL offers a 6-foot box.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado: $22,395

Not only is the Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Long Box one of the most affordable trucks on the market, it might be the best value. It’s a well-rounded truck, with car-like ride and handling and a highly functional bed. Power comes from a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. Although not very potent, this engine delivers an impressive 20/26 mpg and 462 miles of range on a tank of gas.

2019 Nissan Frontier: $20,385

 

The cheapest new truck you can buy is the 2019 Nissan Frontier. The base model is the King Cab S, priced from $20,385 and equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. This engine makes 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. And get this: It comes standard with a five-speed manual. Unfortunately, payload capacity is very limited in this configuration, coming in at just 900 pounds. Despite its age and limitations, the Frontier remains a strong seller, outperforming the likes of the GMC Canyon and Honda Ridgeline. If you’re looking for a more modern version, stay tuned for a new Frontier that will break cover in 2020.

Cheapest Pickup Trucks for 2020
  1. 2020 Ram 1500: $33,590
  2. 2019 Nissan Titan: $32,285
  3. 2020 GMC Sierra 1500: $31,195
  4. 2019 Honda Ridgeline: $31,085
  5. 2020 Ford F-150: $30,090
  6. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado: $29,895
  7. 2019 Ram 1500 Classic: $29,340
  8. 2020 Toyota Tacoma: $27,145
  9. 2019 Ford Ranger: $25,495
  10. 2020 GMC Canyon: $23,295
  11. 2020 Chevrolet Colorado: $22,395
  12. 2019 Nissan Frontier: $20,385

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2020 Chevrolet Malibu

The Car Connection News Feed - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 13:00
The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is a middling mid-size sedan that’s largely overlooked in the midst of the great SUV and crossover onslaught. Though it’s stylish and comfortable, curious absences in active safety make it forgettable even in its own shrinking segment. We give the 2020 Malibu 5.8 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate...
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Is the 2019 Jeep Wrangler an Efficient SUV? We Test MPGs on our 2.0 Turbo Long-Termer

Motortrend News Feed - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 09:00

MotorTrend’s 2019 SUV of the Year is roughly halfway through its yearlong stay with us, and it’s settled nicely into its day-to-day life of commuting during the week and exploring on the weekends. Since our last update, where we went off-roading on the beaches on California’s central coast, we’ve ordered a handful of Mopar accessories for our Wrangler. We’ve also finally tested it at the track and on our fuel economy loop.

Test Day

Jeeps—or at least Wranglers—are hardly known for lightning performance, but our Wrangler Rubicon nevertheless performed admirably at the test track. Sporting an eTorque 2.0-liter mild hybrid turbocharged I-4 with 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and an eight-speed automatic, it ran from 0 to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds and through the quarter mile in 16.0 seconds at 83.1 mph. That makes it about four-tenths of a second quicker to 60 mph and two-tenths of a second quicker in the quarter mile than the last eTorque Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon we tested, a 2018 model. Interestingly, our long-term Jeep is about 11 pounds heavier than that last Wrangler Rubicon we tested, so we’re guessing the extra mileage on our long-termer has helped improve the Jeep’s performance.

In the equally important braking and handling tests, our Wrangler also outbraked and outhandled that 2018 Wrangler Rubicon. Our Jeep needed 137 feet for our 60–0 mph emergency stop test, and it lapped the figure eight in 29.3 seconds at 0.55 g average.

Real MPG Results

Soon after test day, we had the emissions analytics team hook up their test gear to our Jeep to see how it measures up to its EPA 22/24/22 mpg city/highway/combined rating. It returned from testing with a 21.4/26.0/23.2 Real MPG result, a slight improvement on the official EPA numbers.

Anecdotally, I’ve found our Wrangler’s fuel efficiency has varied considerably depending on conditions and circumstance. In Los Angeles traffic, at speeds under 55 mph, the Jeep regularly returns about 17 to 20 mpg, as indicated by the trip computer. Highway mileage varies wildly. I’ve seen everything from an indicated 14 mpg in moderate winds while driving up and down California’s I-5 on vacation at the 70 mph speed limit, to an indicated 23 mpg on a calm, cool, summer’s morning across CA-14, which winds up and over the San Gabriel Mountains and into the Mojave Desert.

Mopar Accessories

Jeep Wranglers are among the most modified vehicles on the road. Knowing this, Jeep was kind enough to send us a slew of Mopar accessories for our Wrangler, including a tailgate table ($225), MOLLE bags ($145), front and rear grab handles ($39 for each pair), a first aid kit ($115), a roadside safety kit ($116), as well as some all-weather floormats ($165), door sill guards ($75), and a rear cargo tray ($129).

It’s safe to say we’ll probably never use the latter three accessories, but I’ve installed the grab handles and MOLLE bags. The bags, which are designed to clip easily to the back of the front passenger seats, are sized perfectly to hold smaller odds and ends that might otherwise find themselves bouncing around the cabin. That said, they do somewhat impede into the legroom for back-seat passengers, so I find myself removing them and reinstalling them as needed.

Even more useful are the grab handles. These install onto the Wrangler’s Sport Bar (or roll cage, to you and me) with a simple T25 Torx bit and a handheld impact driver. I popped out the front two hardtop panels to give myself easier access to the Torx screws up front, but I didn’t bother removing the rear part of the roof to install the handles in back. My hand impact driver was small enough to work without removing the entire roof. All in all, the entire process took 15 minutes, and I must say that so far, having the extra “oh s–t!” handles are great to have while off-roading.

As for the tailgate table, installation requires a bit of drilling, so I’ll save that installation for a future update.

Read more about our long-term 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon:

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Refreshing or Revolting: Ferrari Roma Ushers in New Design Era

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 23:00

Ferrari took the wraps off the newest addition to its burgeoning lineup yesterday. The Roma is the contemporary follow-up to the 612 Scaglietti of the mid-2000s, and even if Ferrari itself won’t say it, the car is the spiritual successor to the Ferrari Dino Sergio Marchionne all but promised so many years ago. Like the Dino before it, the Roma is supposed to be a relatively affordable 2+2 coupe designed to do two things: look great and be enjoyed every day. We won’t be able to definitively say anything about the latter for a while, but we can still derive a few things from the way it looks.

With the introduction of the Roma, Ferrari has stated the Nuove Dolce Vita era has begun, meaning we can expect Ferraris of the future to follow the design language the Roma. But is it a design we can look forward to? Let’s examine the car’s styling.

The Roma features cleaner lines than the Ferraris of recent memory. Both the 488 and the more recent F8 have designs that are a bit more cluttered, and while the 812 is handsome enough, it doesn’t possess the same effortless beauty we expect from a Ferrari. Neither did the very aggressive F12. The Roma changes all of that. With clean lines, classic proportions, and a design that’s significantly less busy than Ferrari’s most recent designs, most MT staffers agree the Roma is a looker.

But a few eagle-eyed staffers—and other, more vocal social media personalities—pointed out that the design of the Roma, while classic, also adopts many modern styling cues. The rear, for example, is sculpted and strong, with the trailing edge of the rear fenders bleeding off into the headlights. While beautiful, we can’t help but be reminded of the current Jaguar F-Type. Coke bottle hips are nothing new in sports cars, but the way the rear haunches of the Roma blend into the rear bumper feels quite familiar.

Perhaps even more familiar than the rear of the car is the look of the front of the Roma, which has drawn comparisons to the Aston Martin DB10 concept. The long hood, thin headlights, attention to the rule of thirds that Aston Martin so clearly follows with its designs, and the pointed, shark-nose style front bumper are all reminiscent of the Aston concept. That’s not to mention the flush door handles, wing mirror stalks that start at the bottom of the A-pillar, and a very similarly shaped window profile.

There is no doubt that the Roma is a wonderful looking car. To some, it will be the best looking Ferrari in years. But to others, the Roma will look too similar to a number of front-engine coupes that have come before it—and recently, at that. Do you think the Roma looks original, or does it feature too many elements we’ve already seen? Let us know what you think in the comments on Facebook.

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What Compact SUVs Get Over 30 MPG on the Highway? Here are 14 Fuel-Frugal Crossovers

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 21:45

Getting an SUV originally meant sacrificing fuel economy for the sake of practicality. Even if it had the range, the SUVs of yore would suck down gallon after gallon of fuel, leaving you with a huge bill at the pump. Not anymore. The recent influx of smaller compact and subcompact SUVs with modern engines has introduced a host of offerings that are nearly as efficient as their low-slung counterparts. Wondering which compact SUVs get over 30 mpg? Keep reading for 14 of the best compact SUVs that get 30 mpg or better on the highway, not including hybrid models.

2020 Mazda CX-5 – up to 25/31 mpg city/highway

Essentially the driver’s choice among SUVs that get over 30 mpg, the Mazda CX-5 handles well and provides plenty of smiles behind the wheel. Its svelte styling allows it to stand out, especially in Mazda’s signature Soul Red Crystal exterior color. The CX-5’s well-appointed interior also feels a class above its own thanks to high-quality materials and plenty of sound insulation.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox – up to 26/31 mpg

When equipped with the base 1.5-liter turbo-four, the Chevrolet Equinox is an SUV that gets over 30 mpg even with all-wheel drive. On higher-end models, the Equinox also comes with niceties like heated and ventilated front seats, a massive panoramic sunroof, and heated rear seats, making it a great road trip vehicle.

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport – up to 25/32 mpg

The Nissan Rogue Sport gives you plenty of space and flexibility in a package that remains city-friendly. Should you want to take the Rogue Sport on the open road, you’ll be happy to know that it’s a 30-mpg SUV regardless of drivetrain combination, making it a viable long-distance cruiser.

2020 Hyundai Kona – up to 28/32 mpg

If you’re after a sporty, fun-to-drive subcompact SUV, the Hyundai Kona has your name on it. Even with its available turbocharged engine, the Kona has the range to get you to faraway places without stopping too many times. Its agile handling complements its power, making it a great all-around option if you’re looking for a 30-mpg SUV that’s well suited for the city or the open road.

2020 BMW X1 – up to 24/33 mpg

 

Sporty yet practical, the BMW X1 satisfies your sensible and emotional sides, making it a great all-around 30-mpg SUV regardless of whether you choose front- or all-wheel drive. With a 228-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four, the X1 also has plenty of power on tap to go with its solid fuel economy.

2020 Mini Countryman – up to 26/33 mpg

Quirky and filled with personality, the Mini Countryman stands out for its style and fun-to-drive character. It’s also a subcompact SUV that gets 30 mpg or higher on the highway, giving it respectable range for long drives, even in its more powerful S guise with all-wheel drive.

2020 Nissan Rogue – up to 26/33 mpg

Despite its age, the Nissan Rogue remains a popular 30-mpg SUV because of its practicality. It’s also one of only a handful to offer some form of semi-autonomous driving tech in the form of ProPilot Assist. That means the Rogue can take some of the workload off the driver by assisting you with steering, centering the vehicle, and even braking when you come up on a slow-moving vehicle.

2020 Subaru Forester – up to 26/33 mpg

Despite its evolutionary styling, the Subaru Forester has grown into one of the most well-rounded vehicles in its segment. Even with all-wheel drive standard, it’s an SUV that gets over 30 mpg that can go the distance before needing to refuel. With 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the Forester can also go farther off-road than most compact SUVs.

2020 Ford Escape – up to 27/33 mpg

 

The Ford Escape is a 30-mpg SUV with a feature that makes it unique in its class: a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine with output that rivals larger four-cylinder competitors. Should you opt for the available 2.0-liter turbo-four with all-wheel drive, the Escape still offers over 30 mpg on the highway despite the added power.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek – up to 27/33 mpg

Think of the Subaru Crosstrek as the subcompact SUV for the modern adventurer. It can fit anywhere, it’s comfortable to drive every day, and capable enough that it can tackle more challenging trails better than many car-based SUVs with its standard all-wheel-drive system and 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Even with the six-speed manual transmission on the base model, the Crosstrek is still a 30-mpg SUV, so you don’t sacrifice range if you row your own gears.

2020 Honda HR-V – up to 28/34 mpg

When asking which compact SUVs get over 30 mpg, it should come as no surprise that two options from Honda are among the answers you get. Currently the smallest SUV in Honda’s lineup, the Fit-based HR-V excels in sensibility. With its Magic Seats, the Honda HR-V’s interior is cavernous, making it the ultimate city-friendly hauler. To make the package even more enticing, the Honda HR-V is an SUV that gets over 30 mpg regardless of whether you opt for front- or all-wheel drive.

2020 Honda CR-V – up to 28/34 mpg

No other vehicle defines its segment better than the benchmark-setting Honda CR-V. Not only is it an SUV that gets over 30 mpg, it’s also spacious, comfortable, and it handles respectably. Thanks to its punchy yet efficient 190-hp 1.5-liter turbo-four, the Honda CR-V is one of the most well-rounded compact SUVs on the market.

2020 Toyota RAV4 – up to 28/35 mpg

Since moving to the TNGA-K platform and getting the 203-hp 2.5-liter I-4 paired to an eight-speed automatic, the Toyota RAV4 is now one of the most efficient entries in its segment. Even in its off-road-oriented TRD Off-Road trim, the RAV4 is one of the best compact SUVs for highway driving because it sips fuel at a miserly rate.

2020 Lexus UX 200 – up to 29/37 mpg

Currently the smallest and most attainable Lexus SUV you can get, the UX 200 is also an SUV that gets over 30 mpg thanks to its efficient powertrain. Just make sure it’s just you and one other person, though, because the rear seats are cramped and cargo space is minimal with four or five passengers

What Compact SUVs Get Over 30 MPG on the Highway?
  1. 2020 Mazda CX-5 — up to 25/31 mpg
  2. 2020 Chevrolet Equinox — up to 26/31 mpg
  3. 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport — up to 25/32 mpg
  4. 2020 Hyundai Kona — up to 28/32 mpg
  5. 2020 BMW X1 — up to 24/33 mpg
  6. 2020 Mini Countryman — up to 26/33 mpg
  7. 2020 Nissan Rogue — up to 26/33 mpg
  8. 2020 Subaru Forester — up to 26/33 mpg
  9. 2020 Ford Escape — up to 27/33 mpg
  10. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek — up to 27/33 mpg
  11. 2020 Honda HR-V — up to 28/34 mpg
  12. 2020 Honda CR-V — up to 28/34 mpg
  13. 2020 Toyota RAV4 — up to 28/35 mpg
  14. 2020 Lexus UX 200 — up to 29/37 mpg

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Ford v Ferrari: Jonny Lieberman Talks Cars With Matt Damon and Christian Bale

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 19:34

Ford v Ferrari tells the story of Shelby American’s fight to victory at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. The film is packed with incredible high-speed action sequences and gorgeous classic sports cars, but ultimately it’s about the people who put their all into ending Ferrari’s winning streak by getting the Ford GT40 across the finish line first. Those people are Ken Miles—the gritty, uncouth racer portrayed by Christian Bale—and Carroll Shelby—the motorsports icon and crafty team manager played by Matt Damon.

MotorTrend senior features editor Jonny Lieberman had a chance to sit down with Bale and Damon for an interview about their work in the movie. The actors discuss techniques they had to learn and ways they had to adapt to make scenes fun and realistic. They also talk about how director James Mangold’s lack of interest in cars was actually a benefit for the production.

Jonny bounced some car enthusiast questions off them, too. Bale speaks of the amazing vehicles he’s driven in some of his other famous roles, and Damon mentions the early-production electric sports car he had the opportunity to own. It’s a fun discussion that shows how dedicated these actors are to their craft, and the cars involved along the way. Check it out below.

Ford v Ferrari opens today in theaters everywhere. We recommend buying a ticket to see it—hearing those Ford V-8s and Ferrari V-12s on a massive surround-sound system is totally worth it. In the meantime, read Jonny’s review of the film, and take a trip back in time to revisit MotorTrend’s original coverage of the race from our September 1966 issue, awesome historical photos included. Oh, there was also that time we tested the finest Le Mans-inspired mid-engine supercars from Ford, Ferrari, and Porsche at 200 mph on an oval track.

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THOR! Behind the Build of the 3,400-HP Supercharged Dual-Engine Semi

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 19:22

We’re thunderstruck by the insanity that is THOR 24, which is why we’re throwing it back to this feature on the custom semi’s incredible 27.9-liter Detroit Diesel V-24 engine build that ran in Hot Rod Magazine back in 2011. Marvel and enjoy!

Sept. 2011, HOT ROD Magazine — They say everything’s big in Texas. Poppycock. When it comes to truck motors, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, puts the Lone Star State to shame. That’s where Mike Harrah has his treasure trove of trucks, cars, bikes, helicopters, and airplanes that makes gearheads drool with envy. His under-construction show truck has 36 butterflies in its 12 injector hats.

Why? “Because I can,” Harrah says. There’s no reason to take a 24V71 and build an intake manifold that weighs 1,000 pounds and mounts eight 6-71 superchargers on top of four others other than to say: There, take that. Yes, this is a V-24 Detroit Diesel two-stroke (normally used to power ships), which is two V-12 Detroits joined together nose to nose with splined cranks. It adds up to 1,704 cubic inches. It’s ridiculous, on a grand scale. And that’s why it’s cool.

Sept. 2011 cover of HOT ROD Magazine with THOR 24’s twin-V-12 Detroit Diesel engines

Harrah is a trucking and construction businessman who has done very well for himself, and he decided to throw caution to the wind when it came to building his newest toy, a Peterbilt semi-truck meant for the show circuit. The motor is obviously the focal point, and never one to shy away from the spotlight, Harrah went for broke. He claims this thing makes more than 3,400 hp, and there’s a fairly popular YouTube video out to prove it, but we’re a bit skeptical. It really doesn’t matter how much power it makes—the visual is the key. But the torque figure has to be astronomical. Yes, it does run, though the truck itself was nothing more than huge frame rails and a stretched cab when we saw it, so we haven’t seen it motor down the road.

The key is the mammoth intake manifold, made from a lot of aluminum plate with trap doors inside to house both the blower drives and the pressure chambers. It’s pretty complicated, and Harrah threatened to strangle us if we revealed how it was done—but you can figure it out if you think about it long enough. Credit the ingenuity of builders Tim Spinks and Paul Abram, the project management of Steve Huff, and some fabrication by Harrah himself for this outrageous statement.

Harrah wants to take it on the 2012 Power Tour, which raises the question: How do you see out of the windshield?

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E preview

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 18:37
Ford’s first mass-market electric vehicle will hit the ground running with high expectations, starting with its historic badge planted in its grille. The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is the automaker’s first electric crossover; first Mustang-branded vehicle that’s not a coupe, convertible, nor hatchback; and the first Mustang with...
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Capco exchanges on £425m sale of Earls Court interests

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 17:13
Capco has exchanged contracts for the sale of its interests in Earls Court, excluding Lillie Square, to APG and Delancey for £425m.
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Asian automakers dominate Consumer Reports' most reliable cars list

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 16:35
Lexus, Mazda, and Toyota once again took the top spots for the most reliable car brands, according to Consumer Reports’ annual study released on Thursday. The Lexus IS compact sedan ranked highest on the list, followed by the Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster. Mazda and Toyota tied for second place as the most reliable brands, with the Corolla...
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2020 Forester vs CR-V, Ford Mustang Mach-E revealed: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 16:30
2020 Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: Compare Crossover SUVs Two of the most popular family vehicles for 2020 comes from Subaru and Honda, but only one nails all the basics, from styling to comfort to safety performance. Asian automakers dominate Consumer Reports' most reliable cars list The consumer magazine says Toyota, Mazda, and Lexus build the...
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Urban Exposure receives other proposals following Tchenguiz's move

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 13:05
Urban Exposure has said that following the restructuring proposal from Robert Tchenguiz’s R20 Advisory last week the lender has received other proposals.
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2020 Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: Compare Crossover SUVs

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 13:00
Crossover SUVs have replaced the station wagon—and the minivan—as the family carry-all of the now. Not all crossovers are created equally though, and a pair of best-sellers rank among the top-rated family vehicles at The Car Connection. Which would we steer you into: the 2020 Honda CR-V or the 2020 Subaru Forester? We wouldn’t...
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2020 Nissan Titan Review: Minor Updates Pay Big Dividends for Nissan’s Tweener Truck

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:00

There was no question the 2016 Nissan Titan was a monumental improvement over the 12 year-old truck it replaced, but it was the truck Nissan should’ve released five years earlier and it showed. Four years later, the refreshed 2020 Nissan Titan boasts a handful of improvements that bring it much closer to competing with segment leaders from Ford, Ram, and Chevrolet.

You’ll notice the updated styling first, which takes a refreshing step away from aping the Ford F-150 in front and establishes a better identity for the Titan. Unfortunately, that’s balanced with a new tailgate trim piece that looks like it was pried off the back of an F-150 last week. Three times on our drive I mistook the rear of an F-150 for one of the Titans in our convoy.

Nevermind the new look, because the real news is hiding under the skin. The star of the show is a new JATCO 9-speed automatic that’s worlds better than the 7-speed it replaces. Smoother and smarter, it makes the Titan drive like a whole new truck. It’s quicker to shift, more clever about when to do it, and has none of the slop.

Helping redefine the 2020 Titan’s personality are an updated 5.6-liter V-8, which now makes just enough more power (400 hp and 413 lb-ft) to claim “best in class” bragging rights and a 3.70:1 rear end that really wakes things up. Considerably shorter than before, the new rear end makes the Titan jump off the line with the kind of enthusiasm the V-8’s healthy roar always promised but never quite delivered.

Good as they are for the everyday driving experience, none of these updates have improved the Titan’s payload and tow ratings, which still sit at a disappointing 1,680 pounds hauling and 9,370 pounds towing when competing domestic trucks can haul hundreds of pounds more and tow thousands more. There’s good news, though, because the upgraded drivetrain lets the 2020 Titan tow a lot better. Hitched to a 4,500-pound horse trailer, the shorter rear end let the truck and trailer get moving with authority and the improved transmission made the most of the engine’s prodigious power. In previous tow tests, we found the old 7-speed had a bad habit of hanging at redline, engine racing, for what felt like an eternity before finally upshifting. Now, all the parts feel well-matched and are working together for an easier and more confident towing experience. Do watch your tongue weight, though, as it’s limited to 937 pounds and Nissan’s horse trailer full of hay had the Titan sitting on its rear bump stops.

Even if the numbers haven’t changed, the powertrain improvements were the missing piece of the Titan’s puzzle. The old truck’s smooth ride and precise steering both carry over to make this a more complete truck. Steering effort is heavier than other trucks, but it fits the Titan’s macho personality.

It’s macho like The Rock is macho, big and tough but able to pull off a designer suit when the occasion calls for it. The interior is mostly the same, but laminated glass and massive improvements in noise, vibration, and harshness make it a much more pleasant place to be on a long drive. A big 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system from this decade offers better graphics, a more usable surround-view camera system, and an impressively clear optional Fender audio system. The updated instrument cluster is familiar to Nissan owners and offers a much larger digital screen with more information pages, though it would be nice if the digital auxiliary gauges had scales or even red lines to give them context. Up top you can add a massive dual-pane sunroof that’s a bit narrower than others to preserve space for grab handles on the ceiling, a thoughtful touch. The “Mature Camo” seat pattern option, though, feels like straight pandering, and the upright cell phone holder appears ripped straight out of a Ram truck, likewise the Ford-style air vents.

Here again, the biggest news is hiding under the dash. In addition to upping the airbag count to eight, Nissan’s new Safety Shield 360 suite of passive and active safety features is standard across the board, something the domestic competition can’t all claim. Every truck gets blind-spot warning, lane departure warnings, automatic emergency braking with the ability to see pedestrians and vehicles alike, rear cross-traffic warnings, rear automatic braking, and automatic high beams. To those technologies you can add the camera system, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, driver alertness monitoring, and traffic sign recognition. For those who tow, the optional trailer brake now adjusts both stopping power and how quickly the trailer brakes apply for finer tuning.

None of this, thankfully, has had any effect on the Titan’s off-road capability. Clearances and angles remain the same, and the 31-inch General Grabbers fitted to the Pro-4X off-road trim level nicely balance on-road quiet and off-road grip. The Pro-4X’s locking rear differential can only be activated in 4 Low, which is obnoxious but not uncommon. The Bilstein shocks keep the big truck from throwing you around too much when the trail gets tough.

Nissan has slimmed down the lineup after figuring out which combinations sold best, so the single cab is gone in favor of the King Cab with its clamshell doors and the full four-door Crew Cab. As such, the absolute base price will rise to around the old truck’s King Cab base price. Expect prices on all trim levels and configurations to rise slightly to account for the new hardware. We estimate that’ll put the starting price around $36,500 when the truck is released in early 2020. By then, we should also have fuel economy numbers, too. We hope the new transmission will raise them from the old truck’s 15/21 mpg city/highway.

With a few well-placed updates, the 2020 Titan is now the truck Nissan should’ve built four years ago. Hardcore truck buyers will continue to dismiss its towing and payload numbers, but Nissan has found a niche with buyers who’ve never owned a full-size truck before and they’ll be better served than ever by this updated truck. Not class-leading, but now worthy of consideration if you don’t need maximum capability.

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2020 Mazda 3

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Few small cars balance frugality, practicality, and verve like the 2020 Mazda 3. The compact Mazda is offered in sedan and hatchback configurations, all powered by thrifty inline-4 engines that can be paired with automatic and manual transmissions as well as front- or all-wheel drive. The 3 puts its best foot forward in an effort to lure buyers...
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Conservative business rate pledge does not go far enough, warn experts

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The Conservatives have pledged to reduce business rates for small firms but experts have warned the pledge doesn’t go far enough.
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Is the Mercedes A-Class Worthy of the Three-Pointed Star? We Review Benz’s New Entry-Level Sedan

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 09:00
Pros:
  • Slick interior
  • Next-gen voice control
  • Content rich, well priced
Cons:
  • Coarse, non-premium ride
  • Cut-rate sound system
  • Hidden cheap materials

The first-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class made its debut in 1997, but it only now comes to the U.S. and Canada in its fourth generation, as the lowest entry point into the three-pointed star.

In prior iterations, Mercedes got a little weird in the entry-level space with the B-Class and CLA hatchbacks. Not so in the A 220, a handsome subcompact sedan that seats five and hides its front-drive proportions well. “More mature, more defined, with much less sag in the surfacing than the previous car, the new A-Class looks like a much more expensive car than its predecessor,” international bureau chief Angus MacKenzie said.

Read about Car, SUV, and Truck of the Year contenders and finalists HERE.

The 2020 A-Class comes in two main flavors: the A 220 and A 35 AMG. Front-drive A 220s start at $33,495, with all-wheel-drive models adding $2,000 to the sticker. The $45,000 AMG variant at is expected in the spring of 2020, with revised aerodynamic bits, a tuned-up version of the 2.0-liter turbo-four delivering 302 horsepower and 295-lb-ft of torque, and goodies like a torque-splitting all-wheel-drive system and launch control.

But before we get carried away, let’s check out the base model. Benz has tried very hard to carry flagship S-Class style throughout its entire product line and does an amazing job inside the A 220. There are dual-color touchscreens for the instrument cluster, and the infotainment system is loaded with crisp graphics and informative displays. Mood lighting, laser-drilled Burmester-branded speaker grilles, even door-mounted seat controls, all surrounded by metallic accents and leather trim, feel very much “on brand,” at least at first glance.

From a performance perspective, our A 220 test vehicle comported itself well at the test track. Our editors liked its linear power delivery, generally smooth upshifts, and sporty, tail-happy handling. “It’s a remarkably fun little bugger on the handling track,” technical director Frank Markus said, noting the A 220’s good body control.

But on the lumps and ruts of real-world roads, the A 220 fell apart. Every editor noted its rough, noisy, non-premium ride. “Isolation from coarse pavement is just OK, but—holy moly—broken/choppy pavement is a real problem, “road test editor Chris Walton said. “There’s so little isolation from the road, even the floorpan was vibrating.”

The more time spent with the car, the more weaknesses were revealed. “Once you get past all the Mercedes jewelry, you start to notice where costs have been cut, particularly below eye level, where hard plastic is everywhere,” guest judge Chris Theodore said. “Lesser cars use higher-quality materials—but I doubt the target customer will notice the corner-cutting.”

Our editors certainly did. Executive editor Mark Rechtin was not impressed by the thin sheetmetal and flimsy door handle feel and called the A 220 an “ersatz Mercedes that feels like it should have a Kirkland label on it.” Massaging seats are rare at this price point, but the A 220’s didn’t deliver much in that way. Markus said it “seems to just raise and lower the front of the seat, push the lumbar in and out a little, and do a slight back-and-forth with the back rest.”  He also took issue with the sound system. “This cut-rate Burmester sound system pales in comparison with the full-blown systems in the GT, E-, and S-Class,” he said.

It’s worth noting, the A 220’s target audience among our judges was willing to look past these foibles. “It’s honestly not bad,” aspirational millennial and MotorTrend en Español managing editor Miguel Cortina said. “There’s a ton of tire noise and other NVH problems, but other than that, this is a pretty compelling product. It has a youth appeal; the leather is soft, there are few spots with hard plastics, you’re getting a great design inside and outside with air vents that light up—Vegas night-club style!”

Guest judge Ian Callum agrees: “Mercedes will sell every one they can make.” But at what cost?

2019 Mercedes-Benz A 220 Base Price/As tested $33,495/$45,200 Power (SAE net) 188 hp @ 5,800 rpm Torque (SAE net) 221 lb-ft @ 1,250 rpm Accel, 0-60 mph 6.8 sec Quarter-mile 15.2 sec @ 94.3 mph Braking, 60-0 mph 125 ft Lateral Acceleration 0.87 g (avg) MT Figure Eight 26.5 sec @ 0.68 g (avg) EPA City/Hwy/Comb 24/35/28 mpg

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2020 Toyota Supra Review: Why the Supra Is a Finalist and the BMW Z4 Isn’t

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 09:00
Pros:
  • Paparazzi attention getter
  • Thrilling to drive
  • Competitive price
Cons:
  • Polarizing design
  • Needs smooth roads
  • It’s OK, just not great

First things first. Yes, the 2020 Toyota Supra is built from BMW parts in the same Austrian factory as the BMW Z4. So, you ask, how come the Supra advanced to the COTY finalist round and the Z4 did not?

Naturally, pricing the Supra about $8,000 to $13,000 below a comparable Z4 M40i caught our notice. And although both drew ire for their overwrought “coachwork” during COTY judging (as well as throughout our annual Best Driver’s Car contest in the Supra’s case), the Supra drew more gas station attention/queries than pricier cars filling up beside it.

Read about Car, SUV, and Truck of the Year contenders and finalists HERE.

There’s no question: For a certain demographic, the A90 Supra is this moment’s “it” car. For some people, it’s quite literally a second coming of a legendary model they’ve only seen in movies. The same cannot be said of the Zzzzz4.

Since their underpinnings are mechanically the same, albeit with different tuning, it was down to those finishing dynamic touches, the way the two manufacturers chose for their cars to drive: the ride/handling trade-offs, road isolation or lack thereof, the way the steering feels/behaves, the brake feel/boost behavior, and so on. There are myriad ways that they can and do differ despite the shared Bavarian parts supplier.

Supra vs. Z4: Read the full MotorTrend comparison here.

Editor-in-chief Ed Loh didn’t realize it at the time, but he summarized what nearly all the judges had written in their happenstance BMW versus Toyota notes. “I appreciate the price of this vehicle and the decision to treat BMW as the supplier of such a sonorous and smooth turbo I-6,” he said. “It sounds great, and handling is pretty tidy on smooth surfaces, but when you get it loose, stability control intervention is not next-level, as it is with the BMW. But it’s very good at it, as the Supra really likes to hang its tail out given the opportunity. It’s an easier car to set up and ‘just drive’ than the BMW because there isn’t the proliferation of modes—just Sport—and then you decide if you want to manually shift or not. Refreshingly simple to drive after all the BMWs this year. Very direct. It’s basically a simplified BMW.”

That’s not to say that the Supra didn’t show some kinks in its shapely, bulbous armor. News editor Alex Nishimoto found a rattling cargo cover and creaking noises from the infotainment screen and dash: “It’s noisy over rough, broken road surfaces, too.”

There was criticism of the car’s interior, as well. Compared to the its flamboyant exterior, “Inside we’re talking all black with some white stitching in the leather and modest use of ‘carbon-fiber’ trim,” Detroit editor Alisa Priddle noted. “The BMW-sourced buttons look very dated, and there’s a wireless charging tray for your phone but then a flimsy shelf on top of that.”

Technical director Frank Markus felt that Toyota failed to make good use of the digital display. “There’s this big swath next to the tach that does not do anything, unless I’m just missing something,” he said. “But then the trip computer occupies only a little half-inch strip at the bottom. I hate to see misused or squandered opportunity on digital displays.”

Like a proper sports car should, the Supra “needs” its driver. “Handling requires slow hands, no midcorner corrections, be very sure of your line, and don’t get twitchy,” executive editor Mark Rechtin said. “Straight-line braking is a must. Deviate from this curriculum, and things will get squirrely. Yet it squirts out of corners with a definite thrill.”

International bureau chief Angus MacKenzie earns the last word: “A real sports car, but not the groundbreaker the previous two Supras were.”

2020 Toyota Supra Base Price/As tested $50,945/$57,400 Power (SAE net) 335 hp @ 5,000 rpm Torque (SAE net) 365 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm Accel, 0-60 mph 3.9 sec Quarter-mile 12.5 sec @ 111.2 mph Braking, 60-0 mph 106 ft Lateral Acceleration 1.01 g (avg) MT Figure Eight 23.9 sec @ 0.84 g (avg) EPA City/Hwy/Comb 24/31/26 mpg

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Review: How the New Audi A8 Treats its Flagship Sedan Customers Right

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 09:00
Pros:
  • Quiet, plush ride
  • Sumptuous executive rear seats
  • Crisp infotainment
Cons:
  • Engine needs more power
  • Light, numb steering
  • Screens show fingerprints

The Audi A8L is a grande dame of a flagship sedan in a shrinking segment, but it knows how to treat its declining cohort of customers right.

Audi is known for its sharp, tech-forward interiors, and this elegant cabin doesn’t disappoint. The A8L has a mix of rich and soft materials, open-pore wood, glossy trim, black perforated-leather seats, and Alcantara in the doors and headliner, all beautifully finished. Wood panels slide up dramatically to reveal hidden air vents, and the steering wheel squares off at the bottom with a place to rest your thumbs on a long drive.

Read about Car, SUV, and Truck of the Year contenders and finalists HERE.

On the telematics side, surround-view camera images and graphics are crisp, and Google Earth pictures in the Virtual Cockpit screens are stunning. The infotainment system doesn’t bury controls deep into menus, it has wireless charging, and occupied USB ports and power outlets alert you if you’ve forgotten a device when you exit the vehicle. Thoughtful. Audi sweats the details.

The best seats in the house may be the executive lounge in the back. The seats recline almost flat with a single touch and the bottom cushion slides forward. The rear seats also offer myriad controls, body and foot massage, fancy screens, and a DVD changer. “Everything you touch and interact with oozes quality,” associate online editor Stefan Ogbac said.

The interior has a sense of timelessness and a “lot of subtle intellect,” former Jaguar design boss and guest judge Ian Callum said. To his designer eye, the A8L is perhaps the most attractive sedan in the segment (and yes, that counts his own outgoing Jaguar XJ).

However, there was a bit of disagreement in this aspect. Another guest judge, Chris Theodore, lamented that although the A8 may be perfectly executed, its heart is bland. Editor-in-chief Ed Loh was even harsher, saying it has “all the power, the authority, the sex appeal of Angela Merkel.”

The 335-hp, 369-lb-ft 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 is adequate, with the mild hybrid system ironing out the powerband. It comes well paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The A8L effortlessly accelerated to 120 mph with barely a peep from the engine. Once at speed, it felt like it was cruising on a boulevard. But this is a car that weighs almost 5,000 pounds. Why such a merely acceptable engine? Senior features editor Jonny Lieberman theorized the clout of the economy-over-performance Chinese market might hold sway over product planning decisions.

As for the A8L’s interior, the outside world barely registers in this cocoon. “It might be the quietest car in the world,” Theodore said. The suspension skims over any imperfections. But it also means light, somewhat numb steering, “a floating ride akin to a bygone era,” Theodore added. In city driving, it doesn’t come to a limousine stop and then accelerate smoothly away.

Executive editor Mark Rechtin initially described the A8L experience as “luxury without soul,” performing well but devoid of thrill. After more time in it, he admired its precise and calculating nature, labeling it “stealth luxury.”

Technical director Frank Markus appreciated the engineering behind the 48-volt active suspension but couldn’t detect it in action. Lane keep assist is easy to find and use, but, as Loh noted, it weaves like a drunk.

Perhaps Audi stretched the platform a bit too far for this car to be appropriately powerful and dynamic. But it fills the role of a comfortable and beautifully appointed cruiser or a chauffeured ride.

“This car is to be enjoyed and experienced, not hustled,” road test editor Chris Walton said.

Perhaps Theodore summed it up best: “I drove around as if I were a chauffeur trying to get away from the bad guys without spilling my boss’ glass of wine.”

2019 Audi A8L Quattro Base Price/As tested $84,795/$123,045 Power (SAE net) 335 hp @ 5,000 rpm Torque (SAE net) 369 lb-ft @ 1,370 rpm Accel, 0-60 mph 5.4 sec Quarter-mile 14.0 sec @ 99.8 mph Braking, 60-0 mph 108 ft Lateral Acceleration 0.89 g (avg) MT Figure Eight 25.9 sec @ 0.70 g (avg) EPA City/Hwy/Comb 19/27/22 mpg

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Review: What the 2020 Subaru Legacy Can Offer Camry and Accord Buyers

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 09:00
Pros:
  • Supremely comfortable ride
  • Strong on value and features
  • Improved interior
Cons:
  • Zero fun factor
  • Bland, anonymous styling
  • Merely adequate engines

Since its introduction in 1989, the Subaru Legacy has quietly chugged along as the cult favorite of the midsize sedan segment, never posing a serious threat to the sales volumes of Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, or Nissan Altima. Instead, the Legacy has existed as an alternative sedan option for buyers who want the confidence of all-wheel drive at a competitive price. The 2020 Subaru Legacy continues that tradition but is now even more of a bargain—just as long as “fun” isn’t one of your car-shopping criteria.

Read about Car, SUV, and Truck of the Year contenders and finalists HERE.

Like most modern Subarus, the exterior of the seventh-generation Legacy is “pleasant enough but forgettable,” product guru and guest judge Chris Theodore said—a sentiment shared by just about everyone else on the judging panel. But in the interior design and quality department, the new Legacy makes healthy strides.

“The materials are all superb for the class, especially the Nappa leather on the Touring grade,” associate online editor Stefan Ogbac said.

Even the lower-trim 2.5i Sport model earned praise for its cabin, with technical director Frank Markus saying it “looks the business with red stitching on the dashboard, shifter, and steering wheel.”

Editor-in-chief Ed Loh agreed, but like many other judges, he took issue with the infotainment system’s functionality: “Although the giant screen looks impressive at first, it’s underwhelming when you dig into its features.”

First attempts at tapping or swiping the vertically oriented 11.6-inch touchscreen often don’t register, and even when they do, the system is often slow to call up the desired function or menu. Judges also knocked the screen for its predilection for glare and finger smudges.

How did the Subaru Outback perform at 2020 SUV of the Year testing? Find out here.

Mainstream Subarus aren’t built for performance, and the Legacy is no exception. Most judges found the base 2.5-liter naturally aspirated flat-four’s 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque to be merely adequate for everyday driving. The upgraded engine in the Legacy XT, a new 260-hp, 277-lb-ft 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer-four, enhances the driving experience slightly but suffers from turbo lag. Theodore knocked the upgraded engine for not being well paired with the CVT, the Legacy’s only transmission option.

With either engine option, the Legacy was an understeering mess on the winding track. The tires aren’t suited for spirited driving and squeal in protest at every corner. The trade-off of such uninspiring handling, however, is exceptional ride comfort.

“I can’t stop being impressed by the suspension and ride quality that this Legacy has,” MotorTrend en Español managing editor Miguel Cortina said. “It rides better than most luxury cars.”

Markus agreed. “The ride quality is very creamy, soaking up bumps as well as anything here,” he said, “including the big luxury sedans.”

Subaru has become the mainstream Volvo with its multiple IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards and EyeSight safety suite that’s available across the lineup. The 2020 Legacy maintains that trend by offering EyeSight standard on all Legacy models.

But buyer beware: Not all advanced safety systems are created equal. Judges complained of excessive, random warning beeps—without any explanation—that became so annoying that we turned off all the systems that could be turned off (though some have no “off” switch). So much for preventative safety.

Furthermore, the lane keep assist system doesn’t assist very well. “Active steering occasionally steered the car over the centerline and then beeped for me to fix it,” Markus said. “Thanks for the help!”

International bureau chief Angus MacKenzie said Subaru’s “innovative, low-cost EyeSight system is starting to reach the limits of its capability,” adding that it’s “noticeably behind other driver assist systems in terms of performance in some areas.”

It might not be the best car in the field, but MacKenzie captured the consensus of COTY judges by declaring the Legacy “an endearingly honest car.”

2020 Subaru Legacy Sport Touring XT Base Price/As tested $27,845/$30,090 $36,795/$36,795 Power (SAE net) 182 hp @ 5,800 rpm 260 hp @ 5,600 rpm Torque (SAE net) 176 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm 277 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm Accel, 0-60 mph 8.1 sec 6.1 sec Quarter-mile 16.2 sec @ 87.5 mph 14.8 sec @ 94.5 mph Braking, 60-0 mph 127 ft 128 ft Lateral Acceleration 0.79 g (avg) 0.78 g (avg) MT Figure Eight 28.3 sec @ 0.59 g (avg) 27.3 sec @ 0.64 g (avg) EPA City/Hwy/Comb 27/35/30 mpg 24/32/27 mpg

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