2020

2020 Volkswagen Arteon sedan earns Top Safety Pick award
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»

2020 Honda Ridgeline
Review update: 2020 Honda Ridgeline pickup is stuck in the middle

Pickup trucks should be an extremely rational purchase. Like, garbage bag- and skim milk-type rational. But the most rational pickup of them all doesn’t get a second thought. Why? The 2020 Honda Ridgeline is our highest rated mid-size pickup—by a large margin, actually. That’s in...Read More»

2020 Jeep Gladiator
Review update: 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport makes for a more useful Wrangler

The Jeep Gladiator is like a Wrangler, except it has a bed and enough towing capacity to haul a boat. And it’s only slightly less capable off-road than the Jeep Wrangler. Set to square off with the Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier, the Gladiator’s...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Traverse High Country
Review update: 2020 Chevy Traverse High Country climbs suburban peaks and valleys

The 2020 Chevy Traverse High Country handles domestic errands as capably as a shared calendar and as comfortably as a rec room when the kids are in bed. Bigger than a Blazer but not quite as large as a Tahoe, the Traverse three-row crossover SUV makes its slow swan song before a refreshed model...Read More»

2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback
2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback earns Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

The 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback electric crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ for acing all crash tests and having advanced safety features that rated "Superior," the IIHS announced Monday. New for 2020, the E-Tron Sportback is as much wagon as SUV, though Audi and other German automakers are...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Aviator Reserve
Review update: 2020 Lincoln Aviator Reserve poses a flight risk

The question: Could the 2020 Lincoln Aviator Reserve transport five middle-age dads for a long weekend away at Lake Tomfoolery? The luxury three-row SUV could, but only if we left our coolers behind. But lake life goes with coolers like Lincoln land yachts go with 30-way power massaging front...Read More»

Tesla Model Y
Tesla lowers Model Y price to $51,190, raises price on Autopilot

Tesla dropped the price of the Model Y small crossover on Saturday just months after the electric car went on sale. The Model Y Long Range dropped $3,000 to start at $51,190, including a destination fee of $1,200. The price of the Model Y Performance dropped $1,000 to $61,190. Tesla's federal tax...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum
The 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum earns a participation trophy

The modern three-row crossover SUV needs to haul a bevy of people in comfort, style, and with the latest technology. The redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander does all these things, but excels at none of them. Squaring off against the Hyundai Palisade, Honda Pilot, Volkswagen Atlas, Dodge Durango, and...Read More»

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