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AboutThatCar.com 2020 Mazda CX-30

The short story is as the automobile market continues to shift towards crossovers and sport utilities, Mazda created the CX-30 to meet a need. That’s what they told us. But the small crossover also fills out the automaker’s crossover lineup, giving it a full-size, mid-size and now small crossover.

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AboutThatCar.com: 2020 Lexus NX 300h

This review of the 2020 Lexus NX 300h started in Houston. We landed and picked up the luxury crossover at airport parking and headed here, no stops, no visiting friends, no nothing. We got on state highway 59 South headed for I-610 East that would take us to I-10 East.

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2019 Honda Passport AWD

The 2019 Honda Passport was a refined crossover with a rugged look.

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AboutThatCar.com: 2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country

The 2019 Volvo V90 Cross County reminded us of the station wagons of the 1950s. You know, those cars that could haul kids and their stuff back and forth to school, take you to little league games, PTA meetings and then pull up in front of the country club for a black-tie affair.

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AboutThatCar.com 2019 Lexus NX 300h

The Lexus NX 300h is yet another hybrid from the luxury automaker. This one combines the output of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and what Lexus called a small high torque electric motor. Power can shift between the gas engine and the electric motor or they can operate in tandem. Combined they supply 194 horsepower to the NX 300h.

AboutThatCar.com: 2019 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Lux

Let’s face it, the original Lexus ES luxury sedan was designed to not offend anybody. That means from a design standpoint, the luxury sedan didn’t appeal to anybody. But all that has changed.

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AboutThatCar.com: 2019 Volvo XC40 FWD

If it looks like a Volvo, rides like a Volvo and feels like a Volvo, then, hey, it is a Volvo.

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AboutThatCar.com 2019 Toyota RAV4

It has been more than 20 years since Toyota’s RAV4 hit this market. And case you’ve forgotten the vehicle was one of the first crossovers, thus it one of the founders of the segment. It is also a sales leader.

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AboutThatCar.com: 2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport

The Hyundai Elantra Sport was a great car. Never mind its 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that made 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Never mind that it had a smooth shifting six-speed manual transmission.

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AboutThatCar.com: 2019 Lexus IS 350 F Sport

The Lexus IS was one of the first models from the Japanese luxury brand that demonstrated it was serious about changing its image.

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