Hits, misses, and holds from the 2016 LA auto show Page 3


The Holds—or too early to call

2017 Jeep Compass

2017 Jeep Compass

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2017 Jeep Compass

We're mixed on the looks and the same TigerShark inline-4 and 9-speed auto combo that we've struggled with in other places. The Compass will be a global best-seller, but we're not sure it's enough to be better than average.

Acura Precision Cockpit concept, 2016 Los Angeles auto show

Acura Precision Cockpit concept, 2016 Los Angeles auto show

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Acura Precision interior concept

Thankfully, Acura has made the move to improve its interior and infotainment systems from the current generation that makes the NSX feel like an Accord inside. (For the record: That's not a bad thing.) But Acura put more work in styling underneath the drive select knob than we find in our entire wardrobes.

2017 Mazda CX-5

2017 Mazda CX-5

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2017 Mazda CX-5

Almost mechanically identical to the crossover we got for 2013, including wheelbase and powertrain, the new Mazda CX-5 feels too familiar. Mazda says they're bringing a diesel engine sometime next year, which also sounds a little familiar too.

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