2020

Audi expands recall to cover all 2015-2020 A3 sedans and cabriolets
Audi expands recall to cover all 2015-2020 A3 sedans and cabriolets

The unknown cause of an error with the passenger detection system prompted Audi to recall all A3 models built for the 2015-2020 model years, according to an announcement from parent company Volkswagen Group of America earlier this month. The passenger occupant detection system (PODS) can...Read More»

2020 Land Rover Defender 110
Review update: 2020 Land Rover Defender SUV looks the part

The 2020 Land Rover Defender proves you can enjoy an off-road vehicle without ever venturing off-road. Such is the privilege of luxury, to do what you want even if you never do. Land Rover relies on this luxury premise, starting from the Discovery Sport up the lineup to six-figure Range Rover...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y earns 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA

The Tesla Model Y compact crossover SUV aced crash tests performed by the NHTSA, the federal automotive safety agency reported Tuesday. The Model Y electric crossover earned top marks of five stars in every single crash test, including frontal, side, and rollover protection. Most crossover SUVs...Read More»

2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty Tremor
Review update: The 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty Tremor aims for work and play

Ford finally introduced a heavy duty pickup with real off-road chops. The real question is what took so long? The Ford Super Duty is capable out of the box as a work truck, but the $3,975 Tremor off-road package adds serious capability thanks to 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 35-inch Goodyear...Read More»

2020 Kia Forte GT
Review update: 2020 Kia Forte GT rocks a sporty value

Get the manual. Three-word reviews don’t justify my job, but if you’re considering the 2020 Kia Forte GT, the manual can make the difference between enjoyment and aggravation. The 2020 Kia Forte GT is a sporty addition to the affordable compact sedan segment, which is diminishing as...Read More»

2020 Lexus LS 500h
Review update: 2020 Lexus LS makes for the ideal road tripper

My kids might be spoiled. In this case, the blame falls squarely on the 2020 Lexus LS 500h. In a long weekend away, spanning more than 700 rain-splattered Midwestern miles to and from Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the luxury hybrid sedan swaddled its teenage passengers in such...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV earns a Top Safety Pick award

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV aced crash tests and can be optioned with safety equipment that mitigates crashes, earning it a coveted Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. Refreshed for 2020, the luxury compact crossover SUV comes equipped with plenty of standard safety equipment, but the optional...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Arteon
2020 Volkswagen Arteon sedan earns Top Safety Pick award

The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon full-size sedan earned a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, the automaker announced this week. The Arteon previously earned top "Good" ratings on all six crash tests conducted by the IIHS, but until now did not qualify for the award due to headlights that rated "Poor."...Read More»

2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X
Review update: The 2020 Nissan Titan finds itself in a pickle

When the Nissan Titan debuted over a decade and a half ago it offered something distinctive: creative packaging such as a fender-mounted lockable storage cubby. The second-generation truck debuted with a muddier mission. It wanted to be like other trucks. The problem is most of the other full-size...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500
Ram recalling more than 189,000 pickup trucks for faulty floor mats

More than 189,000 2019-2020 Ram 1500 pickups will be recalled for faulty all-weather floor mats that may not clear adjustable gas and brake pedals in those trucks, the automaker announced last week. More than 160,000 trucks in the U.S. are affected by the recall, and additional trucks were sold in...Read More»

2020 Toyota Prius Prime Limited
Review update: 2020 Toyota Prius Prime excels at efficiency, little else

The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in electric version of Toyota’s bestselling hybrid. It gets 25 miles of quiet electric range, and when that juice runs out it still gets 54 mpg, according to the EPA. The Prius Prime outdoes the Hyundai Ioniq plug-in to reign as fuel-efficiency champ. For...Read More»

2020 Nissan Sentra
Review update: The 2020 Nissan Sentra blossoms into a competitor

Everyone knows the story of the ugly duckling and how it ended. In recent years, the Nissan Sentra has been that duckling. Until now. For 2020 the Nissan Sentra was designed with a more flowing European look, higher quality materials, and better driving dynamics. It also kept its trademark: value...Read More»

2020 Ford F-150
2020 Ford F-150 pickups add standard automatic emergency braking to all trucks

New 2020 Ford F-150 trucks are all equipped with standard automatic emergency braking technology, the automaker confirmed Thursday. Previously, automatic emergency braking was reserved for Lariat trims and higher, although sometime during the 2020 model year, F-150 XLT models received the...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT
Review update: 2020 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT spares no expense

The redesigned 2020 Subaru Outback comes with a new Onyx Edition XT trim level to give shoppers even more confusion—I mean options. With seven trims now, and a host of standard safety equipment ranging from all-wheel drive to automatic emergency braking, the erstwhile wagon has grown into a...Read More»

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Review update: 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro rocks, rolls its way into the wild

Endearing is not the same as good. Ask anyone who’s had a puppy and they’ll tell you as much. Endearing is puppy smells and wagging tails, the spots on the carpet? Another thing entirely. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is endearing. It’s also objectively good—and I mean that in the...Read More»

2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali
First drive: 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali eclipses its former self

Until the GMC Hummer EV makes its debut in the fall, the 2020 GMC Sierra Denali Heavy Duty pickup truck totes the truckmaker’s banner as a flagship. It’s suited to the task. Up to three tons of anything can be heaved into its boxy rear bed, or it can tow up to 15 tons—roughly...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Navigator
Review update: The 2020 Lincoln Navigator reserves its best for the highway

Since air travel ranks with drinking molten gold on my want-to-do list this year, I've piled on thousands more interstate miles than I'd planned in January. Some 1,200 of them happened this month in a 2020 Lincoln Navigator Reserve, which easily beat down the existential dread of I-85 with square...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model Y
First drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y charts an electric crossover-SUV course

The Model Y compact crossover might not be the best Tesla, but it’s the one that best advances Elon Musk’s goal of the mass adoption of electric vehicles. With a sporty crossover profile that’s all the rage, strong performance, plenty of range, and an advanced but simplified...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4Matic
Review update: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 nails the right luxury notes

Roy Orbison and compact crossovers are growing on me as I age. A consequence of achy knees and feels that comes with many years and many more miles, perhaps. I wish I could say the same about my smarts, though. The wisdom in compact crossovers like the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class certainly...Read More»