2019

2019 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla: Compare Cars
2019 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla: Compare Cars

Small cars are a craft and not an art. The 2019 Honda Civic and 2020 Toyota Corolla might not look like tradesmen, but both compact cars are hard at work and have sharpened their skills over decades to become adept at shuttling people and cargo all over. The two cars are among the most prolific...Read More»

2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Subaru Forester: Compare Cars

A road in the woods diverges, and compact crossovers take the one more traveled. At least, some of them do. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 and 2019 Subaru Forester both hook a left and head up dusty trails with truckier-looking soft-roaders compared to their rivals. Both crossover SUVs are mega-popular among...Read More»

2019 Toyota Prius
2019 Toyota Prius, Prius Prime earn Top Safety Pick award

The 2019 Toyota Prius earned a Top Safety Pick award, the IIHS said last week. The hybrids almost aced the insurance industry-funded testing agency's barrage of crash tests. The Prius scored "Good" in every instrumented crash test except for an "Acceptable" rating in the challenging passenger-side...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel engine nabs best-in-class power figures

The new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 funneled into dealerships last year, but this summer, the pickup will offer a light-duty diesel engine for the first time in over a decade—and it earns bragging rights for topping Ford and Ram. Chevrolet confirmed this week that the 2019 Silverado's...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger vs. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado: Compare Trucks

Not long ago, evolution of the pickup truck species left reality and normal-sized parking spaces behind. “Full size” doesn’t apply anymore, “supersize” does. That’s left white space for so-called mid-size pickups like the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado and 2019 Ford...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package
2019 Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package turns lights out on mid-size pickup truck

The 2019 Ford Ranger's optional Black Appearance Package announced Monday dresses the automaker's new mid-size pickup truck with dark-finish wheels and exterior trim. It's not just about looks: the package includes a few functional upgrades. For $1,995, the package includes glossy black 18-inch...Read More»

2019 Hyundai Kona
2019 Ford EcoSport vs. 2019 Hyundai Kona: Compare Cars

Small crossovers are a big deal. The 2019 Ford EcoSport and 2019 Hyundai Kona are entry-level crossovers for new buyers or empty-nesters looking for a tall ride height with a low price. Both cost less than $20,000 to start and offer all-wheel drive, a sizable cargo area, and room for up to five...Read More»

2019 Ford F-150
2019 Ford F-150 vs. 2019 Ford Ranger: Compare Trucks

Walking into a Ford dealer and picking out a pickup truck isn’t easy anymore. The 2019 Ford Ranger mid-size truck and 2019 Ford F-150 full-size pickup overlap in more ways than some shoppers might expect. Overall, we rate the 2019 F-150 and 6.5 and the 2019 Ranger at 5.8 on our scale that...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2019 Ford Ranger: Compare Trucks

Maybe you have a small business and need a truck to haul tools? Maybe you spend a lot of time outdoors and need a truck to haul gear? Maybe you like the freedom of an open bed or a tall ride height? Maybe we ask too many questions. Mid-size trucks like the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2019 Toyota Tacoma...Read More»

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Chevrolet Blazer: Compare crossover SUVs

Nobody told Jeep and Chevrolet that it’s not the 1990s all over again. Two of the most popular SUV names of the ‘90s are rivals once again. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer reboots after a lengthy absence as a car-like crossover with inline-4 or V-6 power and either front- or all-wheel drive...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Blazer
2019 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2019 Honda Passport: Compare Cars

We’ll spare you the frosted-tipped, rap-rock, slap-bracelet nostalgia from the 1990s. We’ve all seen the pictures. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer and 2019 Honda Passport are two names from near-history that expired, revived for 2019 and reapplied to new SUVs. This time, both names apply to...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge
2019 Chevrolet Blazer vs 2019 Ford Edge: Compare Crossover SUVs

With crossover SUVs like the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer and 2019 Ford Edge, their makers cater to shoppers who want a high seating position and a flexible, spacious interior, but not three rows of seats. In updating its 2019 Edge, Ford takes on the revived Chevy Blazer. Unlike past Blazer SUVs that were...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger vs. 2019 Nissan Frontier: Compare Trucks

In pitting the 2019 Ford Ranger against the 2019 Nissan Frontier against one other, we find ourselves comparing the newest mid-size pickup truck on the market with the elder statesman of (relatively) inexpensive haulers. The Ranger was revived for 2019 while the Frontier’s design hasn’t...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent
Review update: The 2019 Subaru Ascent crossover SUV is an Outback for the next generation

The 2019 Subaru Ascent arrived to fix Subaru's problem: when owners outgrew their Outbacks and Foresters, there was nothing for them in the Subaru showroom. The long-overdue Ascent is a large three-row crossover SUV that gets the basics right, even though it's late to the party. The Honda Pilot was...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge
2019 Ford Edge vs. 2019 Nissan Murano: Compare Cars

For crossover SUV buyers not interested in three rows of seats, the 2019 Ford Edge and 2019 Nissan Murano are solid, stylish choices. On our scale, the 2019 Edge is the victor with its 6.7 overall rating. The 2019 Murano earns 6.0 out of 10, hampered by its cumbersome infotainment system and poorer...Read More»

2019 Honda Insight
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid vs. 2019 Honda Insight: Compare Cars

Sometime, around the moment we found nutrition labels and no longer considered Thursdays to be part of the weekend, frugal and inexpensive commuter cars began to make sense. It’s cool, we all grow up. For us olds, the 2019 Honda Insight and 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid are adulting like...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V: Compare Cars

It doesn’t have the ring of “Frazier-Ali”—or even Todd Bridges-Vanilla Ice—but the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and 2019 Honda CR-V are automotive heavyweights that square off daily on dealer lots. They’re among the most popular crossover SUVs on sale today and it shows: the...Read More»

Flock of pelicans flying over 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, San Diego area, Feb 2019
2019 Nissan Leaf Plus boasts 226-mile range, costs $37,445

The new longer-range 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus is predictably more expensive than the standard electric car, Nissan said Friday. The 2019 Leaf S Plus costs $37,445, which puts it at about $6,500 more than the base Leaf. However, the Leaf Plus' 226-mile range leapfrogs the 150-mile rating for the...Read More»

Tesla Model 3  -  Portland, OR  -  January 2019
$35,000 Tesla Model 3 arrives with 220-mile range, and a $1,200 asterisk

The long-promised $35,000 Tesla Model 3 electric car was unveiled Thursday, albeit with a host of asterisks attached to that number. Additionally, the automaker said that it will switch to online-only sales. The California-based automaker said that the least-expensive Tesla will have a 220-mile...Read More»

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