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2017 Kia Rio Buyer's Guide Featured 

2017 Kia Rio – Best Sedan of 2017 For You

Available as a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback, Kia’s Rio provides seating for five, and comes in three different trim levels. This year, the small hatch gets some minor styling tweaks to the front and back. There’s the base LX and the LX+, middle-of-the-road EX and well-equipped and sporty SX. The LX+ adds air conditioning, heated front seats, keyless entry and Bluetooth, and an efficient six-speed automatic is available across the range. Powering the Rio is a 1.6-litre inline four-cylinder engine, and when coupled with the automatic transmission, Kia offers…

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Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4MATIC 2016

With crossover SUVs now outselling sedans, the latest Mercedes-Benz entry into the fast-growing compact segment seems destined to become the marque’s bestseller in short order. It’s been on sale since December, so you’ve probably already noticed these leather-lined shopping carts crowding your local Neiman Marcus and Whole Foods parking lots. Stepping in for the former GLK-class for 2016, the new GLC-class moves onto the latest C-class platform and adopts the new Mercedes-Benz nomenclature. And a lot has changed besides the name. While it shares suspension and drivetrain hardware with the…

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Ford Escape 2.0L Buyer's Guide Featured 

2017 Ford Escape 2.0L – EcoBoost AWD

While there are plenty of players in the thriving compact-crossover segment, only the 2017 Ford Escape 2.0L offers consumers their choice of three four-cylinder engine options, all paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain trifecta starts with the naturally aspirated 168-hp 2.5-liter inline-four, which comes only in the base, front-wheel-drive Escape S, a configuration that we’d recommend skipping. Next up is the turbocharged 179-hp 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that comes standard in the 2017 Escape SE and Titanium trims, and both of which offer all-wheel drive. Things escalate quickly from…

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