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Since 1980, the Chevrolet Silverado has consistently outsold the RAM Pickup. However, the story is changing. Calendar year to date (CYTD) through May 2019, RAM has outsold the Chevrolet Silverado by more than 21,000 units.

And on CarGurus in June, we saw increased shopper interest in RAM and a dip in interest in the Chevrolet Silverado.

With June OEM sales numbers set to be released tomorrow, we expect to see the trend continue. So, what’s driving the gap? One of the main factors is the launch of the legacy RAM Classic trim.

RAM Is Winning on Affordability and Technology

Affordability has been a major issue in the pickup truck segment. For instance, the 2019 RAM 1500’s average MSRP is now above $50,000, and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s average MSRP is just below $50,000. The higher price comes with new technology, including a 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen standard for RAM and the option of a 12-inch screen, which rivals the tablet found in Tesla’s Model S.

RAM’s solution to the affordability problem is to keep its previous-generation vehicle, now called the RAM Classic, and price it lower than other new trucks. The RAM Classic trim’s average MSRP sits just above $40,000. While the Classic lacks some of the new technology, engine offerings, and towing capabilities of the new RAM, its relative affordability appeals to price-sensitive consumers who are willing to make those tradeoffs.

By making both the new RAM 1500 and the RAM Classic available, RAM addresses two different segments: those buying for technology and safety, and those buying for value.

Who Will End the Year as the Second-Best-Selling Vehicle in the US?

Looking at the historic sales seasonality of both the RAM and Silverado, both sell over 60% of their volume from June through December. However, with RAM’s 21,000-unit lead through the end of May, the Chevrolet Silverado may have a difficult time closing the gap by the end of the year. That means for the first time, the RAM 1500 will end the year as the second best-selling vehicle in the United States.

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When it comes to choosing a vehicle that can hold plenty of cargo or passengers, shoppers are faced with buying a crossover or a minivan. We put the minivan and the SUV in a head-to-head matchup to see which body style fits specific needs best.

Like Having Choice? Buy an SUV

Want a hybrid? Prefer a luxury ride over a value buy? Need seating for five instead of seven, eight, or nine? If you’re shopping for a used SUV, you have plenty of options. There’s the BMW X4 if you prefer luxury, the Acura MDX for those who want sportiness, and the Chevy Tahoe if you need seating for nine. If you want to learn more about specific SUVs and crossovers, check out our Test Drive Review playlist.

Minivans, by contrast, offer fewer options. If you check for used cars by body style on CarGurus, you’ll find options like the Honda Odyssey, the Nissan Quest, the Toyota Sienna, the Dodge Grand Caravan, and the Chrysler Town & Country, to name just a few. If you’re shopping for new minivans, the list gets much shorter. Check out our playlist of minivan Test Drive Reviews to see what our reviewers thought.

Want a Maximum-Value Ride? Buy a Minivan

While you may have fewer choices for minivans, you also face a smaller overall price tag if you’re shopping used. According to CarGurus’ data, from 2012 to 2019, the average price of a used minivan has increased by 11%. The average prices of medium and large SUVs have gone up 17% and 15% respectively during the same time.

Looking to Maximize Fuel Economy? Buy an SUV

From 2012 to 2019, some SUVs have become more fuel efficient. The Toyota RAV4 with front-wheel drive (FWD) saw a 24% increase in mileage from the 2012 model to the 2019. However, some minivans have smaller increases in fuel efficiency, like the Chrysler Pacifica, which has seen a 10% boost from 2012 to 2019.

Want Plenty of Space and Ease of Access? Buy a Minivan

Minivans offer automatic sliding doors and plenty of cargo room. For instance, the Toyota Sienna features 150 cubic feet of cargo space. Compare that to the cargo space of a three-row SUV like the Ford Explorer, which offers 87.8 cubic feet.

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For many drivers, getting in the car follows a routine: Use a key fob to unlock the car door, get into the driver’s seat, connect a smartphone to the car’s infotainment system, and then drive off. Yet, when we asked drivers in a quiz addressing connected-car security, many failed to identify the best ways they could protect their data and their vehicles. Here’s where they fell short:

Key Fob Security

Some connected vehicles will automatically unlock when you approach them with the key fob in hand. This is called passive entry. In 2018, Tesla made headlines when several of its vehicles were stolen thanks to key fob hacking, which takes advantage of passive entry. According to a recent CarGurus quiz that asked drivers about connected-car security, 33 percent didn’t know that a key fob could be hacked. But it’s true: Any piece of tech that connects to the internet is vulnerable to hacking.

The Fix: Owners may be able to turn passive entry on and off (Tesla owners can do this through the company’s app). However, if owners want to use passive entry, putting their key fob into a metal case lined with aluminum foil when they’re not using it can block its signal and protect it from hackers.

Personal Data

Our quiz found that 70% of respondents who own a car have used vehicle-smartphone integration in the past year. This integration makes calling your contacts or listening to your favorite music and podcasts (or ordering takeout, if you’re connected to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant) easy.

But there is a trade-off for connecting your smartphone to your car. Doing so gives the car’s infotainment system access to your personal data, like your contacts. That data sticks around. If you don’t remove it, the next person in your rental car or the next owner of your car (if you trade it in) will have access to your personal information.

The Fix: A car’s owner or renter—not the manufacturer, the dealer, or the rental company—is officially responsible for wiping data from the car’s system. Make sure to delete your personal data and disconnect all integrated apps from your car’s or rental’s infotainment system. Not sure if you got it all? Restore the system to the car’s factory settings. You can usually do this from the car’s Settings menu.

Data Security Updates

Automakers periodically update their vehicles’ software. But unlike a computer update, which can happen automatically, connected-car updates may require a visit to your local dealer, as these updates have to be done via USB. (Some automakers, like Tesla and BMW, provide over-the-air updates, and more will likely do so in the future.) You would update your car’s software for the same reason you would your personal computer’s: to gain access to new features and patch any security holes that could leave it vulnerable to hackers.

The Fix: Since there is no consensus about how manufacturers alert consumers to necessary updates, keeping your car up to date can be difficult. Look out for manufacturer recalls. You can also check the manufacturer’s website or ask your local dealer.

Physical Access

With all this talk of security, it’s easy to forget hackers can physically access your car if you forget to lock it. In addition to the classic key fob that you can use to lock your vehicle, you can also use a digital keypad. Ford pioneered this keypad to allow people to get into their vehicle by inputting a key code, no physical key required. This feature is available on some Ford and Lincoln vehicles.

The Fix: Just like creating a password for your apps, you should create and implement a unique lock code (that you will remember).

Password-Protected Apps

Many automakers, including Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen, offer car-connected apps. These apps are pretty handy: They allow you to remotely lock and unlock your car, set the car’s thermostat, and remotely start the engine. And like other apps and accounts you use, they are vulnerable to hackers who may attempt to access your data.

The Fix: You’ve heard it before, but it’s true: Creating strong, unique passwords can make it harder for hackers to access your data.

Connected cars allow us to do more from the driver’s seat. However, they also require more of our personal data that, if not properly protected, can be stolen. Check out our infographic to learn more about the results of our survey.

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Recently, the White House issued a statement announcing a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports that goes into effect on June 10, 2019. After that date, the White House will increase the tariffs to 10% on July 1, 2019, and then increase them an additional 5% on the first day of each month for the next three months, up to 25%. The tariffs will stay at 25% until Mexico decreases illegal immigration coming through its borders. These tariffs will heavily affect cars made in Mexico.

Politics aside, the potential impact the tariffs will have on automotive components creates a complex situation, since Mexico is one of the top vehicle and auto parts exporters to the United States. For instance, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) uses its Saltillo Engine Plant in Mexico to produce Hemi engines found in both Dodge and Jeep SRT trim packages, and complex analysis would be required to measure this detailed level of impact.

Over the past 20 years, an increasing number of automotive companies have added production plants in Mexico, and this brief analysis will focus on the vehicles being produced there. Read our complete list of models produced in Mexico.

The list of vehicles produced in Mexico has some unexpected players, such as the Chevy Silverado Crew Cab, the GMC Sierra Crew Cab, the BMW 3 Series, and the Audi Q5. It’s possible that these vehicles will get price increases at the dealership as a result of the tariffs. However, affordable new vehicles like the Honda HR-V, Nissan Kicks, Nissan Sentra, Chevrolet Trax, and Jeep Compass may be most affected by the tariffs.

That could leave price-sensitive consumers potentially priced out of the new-vehicle market and pushed into the used-vehicle market. However, the used-vehicle market may not be a haven for these shoppers. If the demand for used cars increases, it could drive prices of used vehicles up, creating further challenges for price-sensitive consumers.

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2015 Toyota Tacoma

For the third year in a row, we’ve published our Best Used Car Awards. Each year, we take a look at depreciation, popularity, review scores, and availability to identify the top vehicles across a range of categories—16 this year. We also look at other need-to-knows like mileage, cargo space, and safety ratings. Did your favorite make our list?

Midsize Truck: Toyota Tacoma

Shoppers have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a midsize truck. And our research shows that buying a midsize truck may be easier on your wallet than buying a full-size one. The 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma‘s cost-effectiveness paired with its technology makes it a winner for our pro and user reviewers alike. The 2015 model with 4-wheel drive also gets up to 19 mpg combined (and up to 22 mpg with rear-wheel drive and a manual) and earned 4 out of 5 stars for overall safety from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Full-Size Truck: Ford F-150
2018 Ford F-150

Ford’s decision to use an aluminum body–making the F-150 lighter–didn’t lose it any love among CarGurus users and reviewers. The 2015-2018 Ford F-150 took first place for our full-size truck category. The 2015 model year got the highest scores in our review, earning an 8.8 out of 10 overall. The NHTSA also gave the 2015-2017 model years 5 out of 5 stars for overall safety. And for fuel economy, the 2018 model sees the highest return of up to 25 mpg combined.

Small Crossover/SUV: Jeep Wrangler
2017 Jeep Wrangler

What’s not to love about the Wrangler? It has an iconic profile and offers one of the most capable 4-wheel drive (4WD) systems available in a mainstream vehicle. The 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler earned first place in our 2019 Used Car Awards for the small crossover/SUV category. It offers 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space with both rows in use. With the second row down, that expands to 55 cubic feet. The 2007-2010 models get a 5-star overall rating from NHTSA, while later years were not fully tested. And for fuel economy, the 2012-2017 models return 18 mpg combined.

Midsize Crossover/SUV: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

The award for midsize crossovers also goes to a Jeep, this time the 2007-2017 Wrangler Unlimited. The Unlimited offers nearly one and a half times the amount of cargo space of its 2-door counterpart, at 72.3 cubic feet, thanks to its 21.6-inch-longer wheelbase. The 2012-2017 models also get 18 mpg combined with 4WD. The 2010 model received the best crash scores from NHTSA, earning a 5 out of 5 for both the driver and front passenger.

Full-size Crossover/SUV: Ford Explorer
2018 Ford Explorer

The 2011-2018 Ford Explorer took first place in the full-size crossover category. When the 2011 model was first introduced, CarGurus users gave it 4.8 out of 5 stars, noting its sportiness and functionality. It offers 43.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the third row folded and 80.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row folded. The 2016-2018 models can get up to 22 mpg combined, and 2013-2018 models received the highest crash scores, earning 5 out of 5 stars overall from NHTSA.

To see our complete list of winners, visit our 2019 Best Used Car Awards.

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At Tesla’s Autonomy Investor Day, Elon Musk had a show-stopping moment when he proclaimed that by the end of 2020, there would be one million Tesla “robotaxis” in service, providing owners with the potential to make $30,000 a year. Was it realistic? That truly doesn’t matter. Here’s what the robotaxi does for Tesla:

  1. Creates Immediate Lift in Consideration from Consumers

The possibility of the robotaxi service may push those consumers currently researching a Tesla over the edge. Early adopters loved Tesla because of the technology and the “it” factor, and those who love Tesla continue to buy its vehicles, as the company has one of the highest loyalty percentages in automotive. However, Tesla needs to convince those buyers on the fence between a Tesla and a car from another luxury automaker (Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Volvo) to purchase a Tesla over the competition, and the potential income from a robotaxi makes a compelling case.

Many early responses sound skeptical about Tesla’s plan to launch a robotaxi that will provide each customer with $30,000 a year in income. Although Mr. Musk has admitted to missing his self-set target dates and often falls short of his grand proclamations, he still lands among the stars when he was aiming for the moon. Vehicle shoppers, who are generally well-informed prior to purchase, may come to the conclusion that Mr. Musk will miss his 2020 deadline and has inflated the $30,000-a-year income claim. But if Mr. Musk launches the robotaxi by 2022 and Tesla consumers earn $10,000 a year from the service, that would still be a significant windfall for Tesla owners and one that may drive increased brand consideration.

  • Differentiates the Tesla Brand Within the Soon-to-Be-Crowded EV space

Tesla has played in the EV space with limited competition until this year. With the Jaguar I-Pace, Audi E-tron, and Porsche Taycan all coming to market, Tesla’s focus on autonomous cars and a robotaxi service will once again help differentiate the brand. For instance, Porsche’s announcement of the Taycan was focused on driving competition with Tesla, as Porsche was losing customers and wanted a Tesla killer rather than a Tesla fighter. However, as Tesla and Mr. Musk always seem to do, rather than focusing on the competition, they sought to differentiate Tesla by trying to become the first to market with Level 5 autonomous driving and income from robotaxi service. Mr. Musk knows he and Tesla will never win those consumers who want to drive a Porsche and instead intends to differentiate the Tesla brand by appealing to rational consumers.

  • Turns a Tesla into an Investment

During the live stream, Mr. Musk alluded to the fact that vehicles sit more often than they get used. This is true. The most common use for vehicles is getting from parking spot A to parking spot B and back to parking spot A much later the same day, resulting in vehicles sitting unused most of the time. Letting owners generate income with a vehicle while they don’t need it makes a great sales pitch, which Tesla may need after it loses its EV tax credit on December 31, 2019. Tesla’s 2020 marketing tagline, if it marketed its vehicles, could be, “Would you rather receive a $7,500 tax credit or $30,000 a year?” Mr. Musk essentially did this at investor’s day, saying “It’s financially insane to buy anything other than a Tesla.”

  • Enables Tesla to Launch a Ride-Hailing Service

Assuming both robotaxi and Level 5 autonomous cars come to market, Mr. Musk will be able to add to his collection of businesses with the addition of a ride-hailing company to compete with Uber and Lyft. The main difference for Mr. Musk is that he won’t need drivers. Whether this is a Tesla-owned company or a spin-off, it would produce an additional revenue stream and give the brand the ability to send its off-lease vehicles to the ride-hailing company, as long as older Tesla vehicles can be retrofitted with the technology. A ride-hailing company would also allow Tesla to place new vehicles in its fleet, keeping factories running at full capacity and allowing Tesla to keep per-unit production costs low, if there were ever a lull in product demand.

But Will It Launch in 2020?

Marcus Aurelius said we can foresee the future if we look at the past, and it’s unlikely that Mr. Musk will accomplish all three goals by the end of 2020: one million robotaxis on the road, a $30,000 income stream for consumers, and Level 5 autonomous cars. However, Mr. Musk doesn’t need to hit his target date to be a disruptor, he just needs to eventually get it done.

If Mr. Musk’s robotaxi concept convinces consumers to consider a Model 3, he was successful. His proclamations at Tesla’s Autonomy Day have garnered Tesla millions of dollars’ worth of free marketing. They likely drove customers to the Tesla website to price a Tesla, and many may have added one to their consideration set. Increasing awareness and driving consideration is something most automotive companies pay millions of dollars to accomplish. It matters less whether Mr. Musk hits his targets and significantly more that he convinced consumers to consider or purchase a Tesla in hopes of earning $30,000 a year by 2020.

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While crossovers stole the spotlight at this year’s New York International Auto Show, there were plenty of other options, from luxury sedans to sports cars. Did your favorite make our list?

Outdoorsy

The 2020 Subaru Outback will finally get a turbocharged engine, which will improve its performance at higher altitudes with thinner air. The new Onyx Edition XT trim will get that turbo as well as water-repellent upholstery and a full-size spare tire. The 2020 Toyota Highlander should be ideal for weekend warriors thanks to its additional 2.36 inches of length, which translate into more cargo space and second-row legroom. It’s also available as a hybrid, which will have a 17-percent improvement in fuel economy compared to the previous generation. The 2020 Ford Escape caught our attention with its new grille and its new available engine choices, including a more powerful 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and a plug-in hybrid version that should arrive later this year.

Tech-Savvy

The redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata made a splash thanks to its new headlights and new tech. A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment screen will be available along with its Digital Key app, which connects with an Android smartphone and the Hyundai Blue Link app to remotely lock, unlock, and start the car. The 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback also gets plenty of tech, with a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, keyless entry, and optional navigation, as well as additional sound insulation to quiet the interior.

Value

The 2020 Hyundai Venue also made its debut at the 2019 NYIAS. It features a squared-off design with several color options and a manual transmission standard. It also will come full of standard features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, multiple driving modes, and safety features like blind-spot monitoring and lane-keep assist. The 2020 Nissan Versa, which is expected to continue as one of America’s most affordable new sedans, should pack plenty of value with up to 40 mpg on the highway and safety features like lane-departure warning and automatic emergency braking.

Luxury

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair, which debuted at NYIAS, is the compact-crossover replacement for the MKC. It will offer two different turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, a 2.0-liter unit that puts out 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque and a 2.3-liter unit that makes 280 hp and 310 lb-ft. It also will offer a choice of three different two-tone interiors and the option of all-wheel drive (AWD). The 2020 Cadillac CT5, another debut, will include luxe touches like massaging and heated front seats, along with features like remote start and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment screen.

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This year’s New York International Auto Show welcomes the fourth-generation Ford Escape. Here we’ll look back at previous generations to see which ones had the highest number of searches and trace the progress of this very successful crossover.

When the first-generation Ford Escape debuted in 2001, it had more in common with cars like the Focus than with larger SUVs and trucks. The Escape featured a car-like platform and unibody construction. Drivers could choose from a 127-hp 4-cylinder borrowed from the Focus or a 201-hp V6 borrowed from the Taurus. All-wheel drive (AWD) was optional, and a 5-speed manual transmission came standard.

The second-generation Escape, including model years 2008 through 2012, saw a refresh, complete with a new 6-speed automatic transmission, a new 4-cylinder engine that increased horsepower to 171, and an updated V6 that increased horsepower to 240. The Mercury Mariner, the Escape’s automotive twin, also debuted during the second generation.

The third-generation Escape, for model years 2013 through 2019, was built on the company’s then-new C1 platform and showcased the brand’s Kinetic design language. That translated into a sleeker profile and more car-like handling. It also got a new Ecoboost engine with improved fuel efficiency. The third generation had 38% more searches than the second-generation Escape and 213% more than the first generation. The 2013 Ford Escape, which first debuted all these updates, was the model year that saw the most searches of the third generation.

The fourth-generation Escape gets another redesign for 2020. It loses 200 pounds from the previous generation and gains a new suspension and four new powertrain options, including one standard and one plug-in hybrid. It will also offer safety features like a head-up display (HUD), blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking.

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The truck wars, for both midsize and full-size trucks, kicked off in earnest last year, as we saw the debut of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator2019 Ford Ranger, the new 2019 Chevy Silverado, and the new 2019 Ram 3500 at the Los Angeles and Detroit Auto Shows.

Early last year CarGurus surveyed truck owners to learn about their thoughts on these vehicles, and recently we benchmarked that with this year’s 2019 Truck Sentiment Survey.

We found that more shoppers think the cost of trucks is too high. Sixty-eight percent of respondents to this year’s survey think trucks are too expensive, up from 64% last year.

It’s true that trucks are getting more expensive: The average price for both full-size and midsize trucks has increased in recent years. New full-size trucks in 2018 were 16% more expensive than those in 2015, and midsize trucks were 3% more expensive.

Those high price tags combined with lackluster fuel efficiency have 17% of all truck owners looking outside the segment. Crossovers and SUVs were the top segments for these shoppers. Crossovers like the 2019 Honda Pilot and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe are ideal for shoppers who want ample cargo room and better fuel economy.

For those still interested in buying a truck, price matters most. It turns out shoppers are more loyal to a good deal than one particular brand. Seventy percent of respondents would switch brands if their preferred brand increased prices by $10,000. When we looked closer at brand-level loyalty, we found that 72% of Chevy truck owners would consider switching brands, while 73% of Ford truck owners would do the same.

The Future of Trucks

With consumers paying such close attention to price, it may take longer for electric trucks to gain a following. Take Rivian, an electric truck maker, and its R1T. While it offers positives, like an all-electric 400-mile range, it has a starting price of $60,000 before EV tax credits. Contrast that with the Ford Ranger: It features Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, which is meant to increase fuel efficiency, and starts at $24,300.

Learn more about our Truck Sentiment Survey here.

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Car shoppers commonly believe they can save money by purchasing the previous year’s model when a new one arrives on dealership lots. We sifted through those 2018 and 2019 models with at least 2,000 vehicles in inventory on CarGurus, calculated the median price of each model year, and found that with certain select models, the opposite is actually true.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette: Save $7,857

Most of the Corvette lineup carries over from 2018. What’s new for 2019 is a speedier version, the 2019 ZR1. The ZR1 delivers 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque, up from the 650 hp and lb-ft of the Z06. It also features a new front fascia, Brembo brakes, and a retuned suspension.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro: Save $6,534

The Chevy Camaro got a bunch of new features for 2018, including the performance-focused ZLE trim and the 1LE Track Package, which included special lightweight 19-inch wheels and a carbon-fiber rear wing. If you opt for the 2019, you’ll also get access to these, along with another features package, the Turbo 1LE Package. The Turbo 1LE Package includes a track-tuned suspension, upgraded wheels, and a Track mode.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Save $5,962

Our reviewer found that the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover has a futuristic exterior along with a modern and practical interior in his Test Drive Review. From 2018 to 2019, the Hyundai Santa Fe added a few new standard features, like blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning, and lane-keeping assist, along with two additional trim levels. Importantly, the 2019 Santa Fe is now just a two-row crossover. If you need the extra row, look to the Hyundai Santa Fe XL.

2019 Chevrolet Traverse: Save $4,886

The redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Traverse gave shoppers plenty of options. Our contributor noted its intuitive tech, hefty amounts of cargo space, and eye-catching design, giving it an 8/10 overall score. The 2019 Traverse gets a few updates. It offers a new package, the LT Premium Package, which includes 20-inch wheels, an 8-inch infotainment screen with navigation, and Bose speakers. It also now offers all-wheel drive (AWD) for its RS trim.

2019 Chevrolet Tahoe: Save $4,760

The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe carries over with no major changes from 2018. Our contributor gave the 2018 Tahoe a 10/10 for Look and Feel and a 9/10 for Safety, so you can’t go wrong with the 2019 version.

2019 Kia Sedona: Save $4,632

The 2019 Kia Sedona gets a new look compared to the 2018 version, complete with a new grille, updated taillights, and a new 8-speed automatic. It also gets a new trim, the SXL, which gets 19-inch chrome wheels, LED headlights, and a unique front bumper. Shoppers can get the rear-entertainment system with 10.1-inch touchscreens behind each of the front seats, upgraded from a single drop-down screen found in the 2018 Sedona. And this minivan gets additional safety features, including a driver-monitoring system.

2019 Subaru Impreza: Save $3,873

The 2019 Subaru Impreza has a lot in common with the 2018 model, as it carried over. That means you’ll still get the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine making 152 horsepower and all-wheel drive (AWD). New for 2019 is Subaru’s Eyesight Driver Assist Technology, which is available on the 2.0i CVT trim.

2019 Chrysler 300: Save $3,653

While many sedans are going the way of the dodo, the Chrysler 300 is hanging on. It checks a lot of boxes: a V8 engine and AWD for enthusiasts, 30 mpg combined for fuel-conscious shoppers, and a choice of 16 interior leather options for those who want custom luxury.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan: Save $3,231

The Volkswagen Tiguan got a redesign for 2018, offering more space for an optional third row. The 2019 version offers more standard features for each trim. The SE trim now gets an alarm system standard, and the SEL trim now gets park-distance control and a digital cockpit standard.

2019 Toyota Camry: Save $3,188

It was the 2018 Toyota Camry that introduced the world to the sedan’s sportier look. For 2019, it carries over the same design and offers standard features like Apple CarPlay. As our Preview notes of the 2019 model, “Toyota still has the Camry’s priorities in order.”

The takeaway? If you’re car shopping, widening your model-year search can help you save.

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