Scott Sturgis is The Inquirer's auto columnist.

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Buick Encore GX: Bigger and stronger, but is it really much better?

The Encore GX gives Buick a contestant in a coveted slot. Though the performance is pretty good, its fuel economy doesn’t seem three-cylinder engine-ish, and some aspects are just dated.

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Lexus RX450h: But it’s got a great personality. No, really.

The 2020 Lexus RX450h continues the Lexus tradition of smooth, refined, luxurious vehicles that scowl at the world. The hybrid drive adds a bit of cost but makes the smooth Lexus even smoother.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata redesign hits almost all the right notes

The Sonata brings some great features to the sedan — and a beautiful look — but it still lags behind improvements to the Corolla and Camry, among others.

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A flat tire helps rescue the Genesis G90’s reputation

The 2020 Genesis G90 came for a review not once, but twice. The first V-8 version busted a tire on a pothole after 3 miles, so a 3.3-liter turbo came. It revealed itself to be a pleasant companion.

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Toyota Tacoma Double Cab stingy on space, spendy at the pump

Toyota’s midsize pickup is the old workhorse on the block these days, having hung around while Chevy and Ford went off in search of greener pastures. Does it stand up to the rest of the pack?

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2020 Ford Ranger offers big things in a small package

Ford has come back into the midsize truck game full tilt, with a pickup that offers fun, versatility, and fuel economy in equal proportion to make the idea of a midsize pickup less ludicrous.

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2020 Cadillac CT4: It’s like the hip grandpa of the car world

The Cadillac CT4 replaces the ATS at the small end of the lineup. Though driving excitement is plentiful, many people still see "Grandpa Car," at least in an unscientific sampling of comments.

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SUV test, part 2: 4Runner takes us on a rugged trip back in time

The best comparison for the 4Runner? A fire truck. Hard, rubbery, rhinoceros hide leather seats. High driving position, perfect for climbing to the next fire tower. Huge tires for scaling rocks.

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SUV test, part one: VW Atlas Cross Sport offers fun on the curves

If you're looking to spend about 50 grand on a largish five-person SUV, you can opt for sporty or rugged. About the sportiest available might be the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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2020 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line offers fun on a budget

Hyundai says it will develop a new Elantra GT N Line for 2021, but until then, the 2020 version offers some fine performance for a small hatchback. Opt for the stick.