Chief among the changes is a front-end redesign to help bring the cute-ute closer to its bigger brother, the Outlander.
Responsible for building Japan's first series-production automobile in 1917, enthusiasts know Mitsubishi for the Lancer Evolution, a sport sedan built as part of the company's connection with off-road rally racing. Currently, in the US, Mitsubishi manufactures one sedan, one hatchback, two crossovers and one electric vehicle.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage takes an efficient little hatchback and gives it additional tech and a fancy facelift.
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If you're looking for a reliable truck to carry you from the city to the playgrounds of the deserts or mountains, it's tough to beat the 2016 Tacoma. Consumers would be well-served by sampling the six-speed manual as well as the automatic before making a purchase.
The 2016 Ford Escape exhibits all the practicality of a small SUV and offers an excellent driving experience, with get-in-and-go ease. The new Sync 3 infotainment system responds as well as any tablet or smartphone, and its AppLink feature promises interesting future capabilities from third-party developers.
Many of the 2015 Lincoln Navigator's high points can be had in its platform-mate, the Ford Expedition, at a lower price, while its bid for luxury status falls short due to bumpy ride quality.
The 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali adds a few high-tech perks to its old-school work truck frame, helping with navigation and collision avoidance, but the highlight here remains pulling power and load capability.
Although its power delivery can prove problematic, the 2015 Jeep Renegade shows excellent capability for a small SUV, delivering comfortable everyday driving and supporting weekend and vacation activities into snow and wilderness.
The WD checks the boxes on everything you'd want in a portable storage drive, and with a stylish multiple color option, it's a easy recommendation.
Significantly improved over the last generation's performance, technology and curb appeal, the 2016 Honda Pilot is once again a top contender in the eight-passenger SUV class.
The 2015 Ford F-150 continues to evolve and refine itself with new aluminum construction, a smart EcoBoost engine and luxurious amenities, but we'd advise waiting until the 2016 model year when the new Sync 3 tech arrives.