Category: Chronicling the Changes

Kia Optima
15
Nov
2022
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Chronicling the Changes: Kia K5 (Optima)

The Kia Optima is a midsize, five-passenger, front-wheel drive sedan. Known as the Kia K5 in most markets, the Optima name lasted for four generations until it assumed the global K5 naming convention in 2021. Regardless of its name, the…

Mazda 6
11
Nov
2022
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Mazda 6: Chronicling the Changes

The Mazda 6 is a midsize sedan, the largest car sold by this Japanese brand. The 6 follows a succession of Mazda midsize models and is also one of the few vehicles in its class also offered as a hatchback….

Chrysler 200c Sedan
04
Nov
2022
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Chrysler 200: Chronicling the Changes

Among midsize sedans, the Chrysler 200 was one of the smallest. This model was introduced in 2011, effectively a mid-product-cycle overhaul and name change for the Chrysler Sebring. Offered as a sedan and convertible initially, only the sedan was made…

Kia Soul
17
Oct
2022
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Kia Soul: Chronicling the Changes

Beginning in the 2000s, several manufacturers developed boxy-style vehicles to appeal to young buyers. Honda, Scion, and Nissan were well represented, with the Kia Soul entering the fray in 2010. Today, every model except the Soul is gone, attesting to…

Volkswagen Atlas
11
Oct
2022
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Volkswagen Atlas: Chronicling the Changes

The Volkswagen Atlas is a midsize, three-row crossover utility vehicle with room for seven. It replaced the Touareg, a high-priced model with limited appeal. The Atlas tops Volkswagen’s four utility vehicle range and is followed by the Atlas Cross Sport,…

Hyundai Sonata
10
Oct
2022
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Hyundai Azera: Chronicling the Changes

Hyundai launched into the large car market with XG300/350 in 2000, followed by the Azera in 2006. Subsequently, two additional models joined the product line – the midsize luxury Genesis and the full-size luxury Equus. In 2017, Hyundai separated the…

2023 Honda HR-V
03
Oct
2022
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Honda HR-V: Chronicling the Changes

Honda, long effective in the automotive sector, has a strong presence in the utility vehicle market with its four models. The Honda HR-V is one of the newest and is also the smallest model of the quartet. Introduced in 2016,…

2022 Hyundai Tucson
30
Sep
2022
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Hyundai Tucson SUV: Chronicling the Changes

The Hyundai Tucson is a compact, two-row sport utility vehicle with room for five. Launched in 2005, the Tucson has undergone several updates since with the most recent model rolled out in 2022. Besides the conventional gas model, this vehicle…

Buick LaCrosse
21
Sep
2022
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Buick LaCrosse: Chronicling the Changes

Buick has long been known for its sedans, which typically were represented by full-size models such as the Electra 225, Roadmaster, and Lucerne. In recent years, Buick has become a crossover utility vehicle seller, with the last sedans dropped in…

Ford Fusion
18
Aug
2022
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Ford Fusion: Chronicling the Changes

Ford has seen much success in the midsize sedan arena, starting with the Taurus in the mid-1980s to the Fusion beginning in the mid-2000s. The Fusion spawned other models, including the Mercury Milan and the Lincoln MKZ. All three are…

Chevrolet Traverse
16
Aug
2022
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Chevrolet Traverse: Chronicling the Changes

The Chevrolet Traverse is a midsize, three-row crossover utility vehicle with room for seven or eight. Launched in 2009, the Traverse arrived late to the market that had already transitioned to crossovers. The delay, though, is attributable to GM sticking…

Kia Sorento
08
Aug
2022
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Kia Sorento: Chronicling the Changes

The Kia Sorento is a midsize, three-row crossover utility vehicle with space for seven. Launched in 2003 as a traditional body-on-frame SUV model, the Sorento eventually transitioned to a crossover. In 2020, the slightly larger Kia Telluride debuted; both models…

Ford Explorer ST
05
Aug
2022
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Ford Explorer: Chronicling the Changes

Among utility vehicles, the Ford Explorer is one of the oldest continuing models available. Launched in 1991, this midsize model has undergone numerous changes, including transitioning from a truck-based platform to its current unibody construction. In its early years, a…

Toyota Highlander
01
Aug
2022
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Toyota Highlander: Chronicling the Changes

The Toyota Highlander is a midsize, three-row crossover utility vehicle with room for seven or eight. Launched in 2001 as a five-passenger SUV model, the Highlander eventually transitioned to the people mover it is today. It remains a top seller…

Chevrolet Equinox
29
Jul
2022
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Chevrolet Equinox: Chronicling the Changes

The Chevrolet Equinox is a compact, two-row crossover utility vehicle with room for five. Introduced in 2005, the Equinox was the first crossover SUV sold by Chevrolet. Shoppers of older models will find diesel and V6 engine choices available some…

27
Jul
2022
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Jeep Renegade: Chronicling the Changes

The Jeep brand has grown remarkably in the 21st century through its expanded global presence and widening product line. Among the models offered is the Jeep Renegade, the smallest vehicle this off-road line has. Built in Italy, the Renegade shares…