2018

Buick Enclave: Best Car to Buy 2018 Nominee
Buick Enclave: Best Car to Buy 2018 Nominee

Straddling the line between mass-market and luxury, the Buick Enclave offers families a pleasingly and shapely upmarket take on three-row transportation. It took nearly a decade for Buick to revamp its Enclave, but the wait was worthwhile. The sleek, curvy Enclave's exterior styling is echoed by a...Read More»

2018 Audi Q5
Audi Q5: Best Car to Buy 2018 Nominee

With its high-tech options and cossetting ride quality, the Audi Q5 is a thoughtful, conservative reinvention of the automaker's compact luxury crossover. The latest Q5 is essentially a tall wagon version of the automaker's Audi A4 sedan, which was a strong contender for last year's Best Car to Buy...Read More»

2018 Chrysler Pacifica S
2018 Chrysler Pacifica S: Darth Vader's minivan has arrived

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica S is one of two things. It's either confirmation that black wheels are here to stay, or it's a sign that this trend is past its peak. You be the judge. Either way, a new appearance package announced Thursday for the 2018 Pacifica pairs Chrysler's award-winning (according...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
2018 Volvo XC60 gets IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

The IIHS has good news for Volvo's newest crossover SUV. The 2018 Volvo XC60 merits a Top Safety Pick+ award, the agency's highest safety honor. The insurance industry-funded research group says the XC60 aced all its crash tests, including the tough small-overlap impact test, which simulates a...Read More»

2018 Buick Enclave
2018 Buick Enclave vs. 2018 Acura MDX: Compare Cars

Which modifier is more important in your next three-row luxury crossover SUV–the three-row part, or the luxury part? If it's a choice between the 2018 Buick Enclave and the 2018 Acura MDX, don't fret. One of them does a better job at both. Before safety scores even factor into the equation...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Redline
Compromise king: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS priced from $42,995

We're not sure that the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS knows what it wants to be. At $42,995 including a mandatory $945 destination charge, according to our friends at Cars Direct, the Traverse RS is an odd duck in the automaker's three-row crossover lineup. It's priced toward the upper end of the...Read More»

2018 BMW X3 M40i
Small crossover, big price tag: 2018 BMW X3 priced from $43,445

Compact luxury crossovers don't exactly boast pint-size price tags, and the all-new 2018 BMW X3 is no exception. The redesigned 2018 X3 will hit BMW dealers soon with a $43,445 price of entry—and that's before any of the myriad optional extras are added on. That entry-level figure is for the...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. 2018 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

The rivalry between Alfa Romeo and BMW is nothing new, even though the Italian brand is newly returned to our shores. For decades beginning in the 1960s, these two sporting sedan icons squared off against one another—and they’re finally back at it again with the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class IIHS crash test
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV earns Top Safety Pick+ nod by IIHS

A major independent safety rating agency gave the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class crossover SUV its top award Monday. The IIHS said the luxury crossover earned its Top Safety Pick+ award, owed to the performance of the Mercedes GLC in multiple crash tests, its automatic emergency braking system, and...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord
2018 Honda Accord first drive: equal and opposite reaction

The way engineers talk, the 2018 Honda Accord evolved from inattention. A decade ago when money for research was expensive and hard to find, Honda skated on its reputation. Call it a byproduct of conservatism, not laziness. Cars like the Civic and Accord didn’t thrive—just survived...Read More»

2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve
Luxo-loaded: 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve debuts with interior upgrades

The gap between Nissan and its luxury brand, Infiniti just got a little smaller. On Thursday at the State Fair of Texas, the automaker took the wraps off of the new, range-topping Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve. At $62,985 to start with standard rear-wheel drive, the Armada Platinum Reserve does...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry LE
2018 Toyota Camry aces IIHS tests, awarded Top Safety Pick+

The redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry is a Top Safety Pick+ award winner this year, the independent insurance industry-funded agency announced Tuesday. The 2018 Camry improved on the outgoing model’s rating last year with better headlight and better forward-crash prevention technology, although...Read More»

2018 Kia Stinger
2018 Kia Stinger sport sedan will cost $32,795 to start; V-6 starts at $40K

When it goes on sale in December, the 2018 Kia Stinger will cost $32,795 to start, including destination, the automaker announced Tuesday. That's for a base model powered by a turbo-4 that makes 255 horsepower. Models equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 making 365 hp will start at...Read More»

2018 Lexus LS 500 AWD
2018 Lexus LS 500 first drive: an ambitious remake

Cars get heart transplants all the time, but whole brands? It doesn't happen very often. When Lexus launched with its LS sedan in the 1990 model year, its success hinged on the flawless replication of the Mercedes model. That first sedan was an homage to Benz titans like the W123, and it was a...Read More»

2018 Chrysler Pacifica
2018 Honda Odyssey vs. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica: Compare Cars

Minivans hardly get the recognition they deserve as functional family utensils. They're big, comfortable, relatively frugal, and can take toddler temper tantrums in stride. Two of the biggest names in the minivan world are fresh from complete overhauls and ready to vie for families attentions. The...Read More»

2018 Honda Odyssey Elite
Feds, IIHS score new 2018 Honda Odyssey with top safety marks

The redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey earned top marks for crash and advanced safety from federal and independent safety officials, the automaker announced Thursday. The minivan earned a top five-star overall federal safety score, including five stars for front- and side-impact crash safety with a...Read More»

2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure, 2017 Chicago Auto Show
2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure brings hints of outdoorsiness for $28,695

Toyota’s newest RAV4 variant, named Adventure, is set to start at $28,695, according to a report citing order guides. RAV4 Adventure slots between the XLE and SE, and is designed with active lifestyles in mind with a slightly raised suspension and a beefier look. What's missing is any real...Read More»

Nissan’s video-streaming rearview mirror
Nissan makes passengers invisible with new rearview mirror

When the 2018 Nissan Armada hits dealerships this fall, it will come with an LCD screen-equipped “Intelligent Rear View Mirror” connected to a camera that’s designed to improve the driver’s field of view. While Nissan isn’t the first to offer such...Read More»

2018 Nissan Midnight Editions
2018 Nissan Midnight Edition trucks turn out the lights

Black-painted wheels are all the rage, but that's not what makes Nissan's announcement that it is extending its Midnight Edition package to its pickup lineup for 2018 so newsworthy. Instead, it's that the automaker has confirmed that the Frontier mid-size pickup is back for another model year. An...Read More»

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