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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Hyundai Santa FeThe 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has finally found its niche. It floated between the compact and mid-size crossover SUV niche for years. With the latest Santa Fe, Hyundai has put the 2020 Santa Fe squarely in the mid-size category, as it makes way for its three-row Palisade and its smaller Tucson. The 2020 Santa Fe has admirable fit and finish in top...

2020 Hyundai Tucson

2020 Hyundai TucsonThe 2020 Hyundai Tucson does all the things a swell-selling crossover SUV should do, though it doesn’t look as trendsetting as it might. Its great value, strong safety record, and impressive standard features stand out for buyers, even if its styling doesn’t. We give the Tucson 6.5 out of 10 overall, behind favorites such as the Mazda...

2020 Hyundai Accent

2020 Hyundai AccentThe 2020 Hyundai Accent is…a new car. This subcompact sedan is about as basic as new cars get, and that’s where its appeal lies. We give the smallest Hyundai 4.8 out of 10 overall for its commitment to the basics. (Read more about how we rate cars.) For 2020, the Accent gets a revised powertrain that results in a 4-mpg improvement on...

Toyota expands recall for Prius hybrid system failures

2015 Toyota Prius LiftbackToyota is expanding a recall from 2018 on certain Prius models that can stall while driving, according to paperwork filed with the NHTSA last week. A transistor in the power module can fail when accelerating quickly and cause the hybrid system to shut down, which may cause the vehicle to stall and increase the risk of a crash. Repeated hard...

5 American cars that are better than fireworks

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat RedeyeOrganized fireworks during this year's July 4th festivities will be as hard to find as a manual transmission. But the domestic auto industry has plenty of fireworks of its own. America suffers no shortage of pomp and whomp, and American muscle has reached steroidal strength with these chest-thumpers. While the lunatics at Dodge keep squeezing out...