2019

All aboard: 2019 Ram 1500 debuts new "barn door" tailgate
All aboard: 2019 Ram 1500 debuts new "barn door" tailgate

Pickup truck tailgates no longer simply open, close, lock, and unlock. The 2019 Ram 1500 soon will be available with a tailgate that can either drop down or be opened in a 60/40 split, similar to barn doors. The truckmaker debuted the new tailgate setup Wednesday ahead of the 2019 Chicago Auto...Read More»

2019 Chrysler Pacifica 35th Anniversary
Blow out the candles: 2019 Chrysler Pacifica celebrates minivan's 35th birthday

The Chrysler minivan is now as old as some of the parents who tote their kids to soccer practice in it. To mark the occasion, Chrysler on Monday took the wraps off a pair of special-edition models to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the minivan, which the company claims it invented. The 2019...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Blazer
First Drive: The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer pulls a bait and switch, and pulls it off

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has pulled a sly one over on us all. The name’s meant to make us think of a macho weekend spent off the grid. The reality? Weekends of errands and chores, from Costco to installing garage door keypads to cleaning up hairballs. (Where is the Outside magazine for...Read More»

2019 Kia Forte
2019 Kia Forte vs. 2019 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

They may not look like siblings at first glance, but the 2019 Kia Forte and 2019 Hyundai Elantra have a shared lineage that makes these two compact sedans easy to compare. Well, for the most part. In our ratings, it’s nearly a draw between these two compact sedans. The Forte ekes out a win in...Read More»

2019 Kia Rio
2019 Kia Rio nabs Top Safety Pick award

The 2019 Kia Rio may be an inexpensive subcompact car, but the IIHS awarded the sub-compact car a Top Safety Pick award. Earning a Top Safety Pick means the 2019 Rio managed a "Good" rating in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport
2019 Honda Passport crossover SUV: Five seats, $33,035 to start

When it goes on sale next month, the 2019 Honda Passport will cost $33,035 for the base Sport trim level. That lands it square in the middle of a growing five-seat crossover SUV market that includes rivals such as the $31,090 Ford Edge, $32,315 Nissan Murano, and $35,490 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
2019 Mazda 3 first drive: Welcoming a “hip” era for Zoom-Zoom

Before letting us drive its redesigned 2019 Mazda 3, the company’s engineers had us spend time on core-strengthening desk-chair toppers popular in Japan. No, it wasn’t because they saw too many beer guts in the room. In designing and engineering the latest version of the Mazda...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali review update: The tailgate you want, the interior you don't

In the arms race that is full-size pickup trucks, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali takes a right turn with a new tactic: tech instead of brawn. For 2019, the GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado, and Ram 1500 are new and the reigning sales champ Ford F-150 recently received an update. At a time when...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Limited
2019 Ram 1500 Limited review update: The luxury pickup truck you want

Pickup trucks used to be a tool that tradesmen and farmers put to work. It's a different era now, as many pickup trucks live their lives running between to Starbucks on Monday morning and hauling the family boat or snowmobiles on the weekends. For 2019, the big three full-size pickup trucks from...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn
2019 Ram 1500 eTorque first drive review: The hybrid pickup truck you can (and should) drive

Late on a weekend night in the 1970s, Woodward Avenue in Detroit thrummed with the roar of V-8 engines and bias-ply rubber wailed as it roasted on the pavement. Today’s Detroit is not 1975’s Detroit, especially on a cold January morning. Mopar now speaks with an Italian accent. Traffic...Read More»

2019 Ram 2500, 2019 Detroit auto show
2019 Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck shows in Detroit: Big bruiser wears a starched shirt

In 1981, when the Dodge pickup and Ram badge first applied to the truckmaker's heavy-duty trucks, a 12-inch screen came from Sears. Color wasn't necessarily a given, either. A lot has changed over the four decades and five generations that Dodge (or Ram) has offered a heavy-duty three-quarter or...Read More»

2019 Nissan Leaf
More powerful, 226-mile range 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus electric car unveiled at CES

At the beginning of the decade, the Nissan Leaf was the first widely available electric vehicle on sale in the U.S. from a mainstream automaker. Since then, the hatchback has seemingly been left behind due to limited range, low power, quirky styling—or all of the above. Now, the 2019 Nissan...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent
2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Honda Pilot: Compare Cars

Like a playroom on wheels, the 2019 Subaru Ascent and 2019 Honda Pilot are ready for family adventures. The Ascent and Pilot are three-row crossover SUVs equipped for whatever kids young and old may throw at them. If cupholders and USBs are at the top of your shopping list, the Ascent’s got...Read More»

2019 Acura RDX Advance
2019 Volvo XC40 vs. 2019 Acura RDX: Compare Cars

We see lines drawn as deeply as Apple vs. Android, Mac vs. PC, Hatfields vs. McCoys, and peanut butter vs. jelly in the 2019 Volvo XC40 and 2019 Acura RDX luxury crossover SUVs. Both represent some of the most forward-thinking tech from their respective automakers, but delivered in very different...Read More»

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2019 Jeep Cherokee: Compare Cars

There’s more than just the word “Grand” that separates the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. These two stalwart crossover SUVs of the Jeep lineup are popular choices for shoppers looking for capability, interior space, and even luxury. Their lineups overlap enough...Read More»

2019 Volvo V60 R-Design
2019 Volvo V60 vs. 2019 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

Once upon a time, station wagons were the family car of choice. Today, they’re mostly lost in a sea of crossover SUVs with a commanding view of the road ahead. The 2019 Volvo V60 and 2019 BMW 3-Series are two of the last wagons, and you’d better act fast if Bavaria’s finest wagon...Read More»

2019 Volvo V60, Tarragona, Spain, June 2018
2019 Volvo V60 vs. 2019 Volvo XC60: Compare Cars

When it comes to station wagons and crossover SUVs, the 2019 Volvo V60 and XC60 are all about the numbers. We like both and for mostly the same reasons. The V60 looks like an XC60 that was left in the dryer too long, and that’s just fine with us. We rate the 2019 V60 wagon at 7.2 points and...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive
2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Compare Cars

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2019 Subaru Ascent are two crossover SUVs with similar missions to be comfortable family haulers. They take two surprisingly different paths to get there, however. On our scale, both crossover SUVs will likely rate 6.8 out of 10 points, with the caveat that we’re...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester Sport
2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Subaru Forester: Compare Cars

Crossover SUV shoppers looking to tread beyond paved parking lots might whittle their car-shopping lists down to two models: the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Subaru Forester. These right-size, five-seat crossover SUVs deliver on the promise of four-wheeling capability in flashy brochures and...Read More»

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