2020

Review update: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport flexes style and space
Review update: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport flexes style and space

You want style, space for five adults, a good warranty, and enough cargo space for a long weekend up north. What do you buy? I would answer with the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Sure, the Chevrolet Blazer looks sportier, the Honda Passport has a sliding second row, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
2020 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid has 37-mile range, starts below $35,000

The 2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid has an EPA-estimated 37 miles of electric range and starts at $34,285, including $1,245 destination, the automaker announced Monday. The Escape PHEV comes in SE, SEL, or Titanium trim, and the Titanium nudges the price over $40,000. The 14.4-kwh lithium-ion...Read More»

2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition
2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition starts at $41,735

It's back. All-wheel drive returns to the Chrysler Pacifica minivan for the first time since 2004. The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition will cost $41,735 including destination when it arrives at dealers in the third quarter of 2020, the automaker announced Friday. Yes, all-wheel-drive...Read More»

2020 Mini Cooper SE
First drive: 2020 Mini Cooper SE comes with a big but

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE electric vehicle comes with a big but. It’s cute, it’s punchy, it’s distinct, it’s versatile, but... But. The range is only 110 miles. That’s a but so big even Sir Mix-a-Lot ain’t down with that. That “but” narrows the...Read More»

2020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe
Review update: 2020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe burns up some good credit

On the day I paid attention in science class, “conservation of energy” resonated in my adolescent brain. Something about energy in a system remains constant—energy saved doing homework could be spent in other pursuits, I suppose. Broadly applied to cars today, that theory would...Read More»

2020 Toyota Tundra 1794 edition
Review update: The 2020 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition asks what you need in a truck

Does a pickup truck need a head-up display, 12.0-inch touchscreen, or an 8.0-inch LCD screen in the gauge cluster? Does the bed need fancy storage containers or a reconfigurable tailgate? These are the questions the Toyota Tundra poses. The Tundra’s far more basic and offers none of the...Read More»

2020 Honda CR-V
Review update: The 2020 Honda CR-V fits the family without much flair

The 2020 Honda CR-V fills a lot of needs: It’s well packaged, comfortable, safe, and spacious. Those are all key traits for a small crossover, but the Mazda CX-5 has sharper moves, and the Toyota RAV4 has a more adventurous look. With a TCC Rating of 6.5 out of 10, the 2020 Honda CR-V wins...Read More»

2020 Ford Edge ST-Line
2020 Ford Edge ST-Line revealed: All of the style, none of the power

The 2020 Ford Edge ST-Line adds the cosmetic flourishes of the ST line without the sportier engine—and higher price—of the Edge ST, the automaker announced Tuesday. Like Volkswagen's R-Line, the Edge ST-Line has distinct features such as a mesh grille and body-colored bumpers to make it...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid  -  First Drve  -  Portland OR, April 2020
2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid starts at $28,725, cheaper than Camry Hybrid

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid costs $28,725 in base Blue trim and reaches $36,275 in top Limited trim, the brand announced on Wednesday. The mid-size hybrid sedan is more expensive than the $26,575 Honda Accord Hybrid but cheaper than the $29,385 Toyota Camry Hybrid. The 2020 Sonata Hybrid ekes...Read More»

2020 Nissan Frontier
2020 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup starts at $27,885 for new V-6, but old body

It's been a long time coming. The updated 2020 Nissan Frontier comes with an updated price of $27,885 that effectively ends the $20,000 budget-truck era. The 2020 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup averages about $2,000 more than the outgoing V-6 models, the automaker announced Tuesday. Nissan...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Suburban
2020 Chevrolet Suburban vs. 2020 GMC Yukon XL: Compare SUVs

The Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL are pure America. We want what we want, when we want it, and a lot of it. These full-size three-row SUV provide plenty of everything, including space, power, equipment, and options. Essentially the same vehicle, the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban and 2020 Chevrolet...Read More»

2020 Audi A6 Allroad
2020 Audi A6 Allroad wagon earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2020 Audi A6 Allroad wagon earned a Top Safety Pick+ designation, the highest safety award bestowed by the IIHS, the automaker announced Monday. The Allroad's sedan counterpart, the 2020 Audi A6, also earned a TSP+ designation. Both vehicles earned "Good" ratings on all six crash tests, but the...Read More»

2020 Chrysler Pacifica
Review update: 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid makes family life easier

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited requires an open plug and an open mind. That is the main difference for owners between the gas-only Pacifica minivan—or any other three-row family vehicle—and the Pacifica Hybrid. The other difference is owners won’t need to plan a stop at...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat
2020 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat: Compare Cars

The death of the family sedan is a farce. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata and 2020 Volkswagen Passat prove that mid-size sedans are still a great option to consider before buying a crossover SUV. The redesigned 2020 Sonata combines style and value, while the Passat prioritizes spaciousness. This helps...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: Compare Cars

Many car buyers aspire to own a Mercedes-Benz. The cars are a symbol of quality, bulletproof German engineering, and, yes, status. But if you can’t get the lord to buy you a Mercedes-Benz, you have to do it yourself, and that can really stretch the budget. Mercedes answers that issue with its...Read More»

2020 Jeep Wrangler Sahara EcoDiesel
IIHS reports that new Jeep Wrangler SUV rolled over on its side during driver-side crash

The IIHS reported Thursday that the new Jeep Wrangler, which was last comprehensively updated for the 2018 model year, tipped over onto its passenger side during its driver-side small overlap crash test. The insurance industry-funded safety watchdog said the Wrangler was tested three times, twice...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43
Review update: The 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 SUV "nose" the right spice level

These are halcyon days for fleet-footed crossover SUVs. Saucy ‘utes like the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 43 AMG hardly look like they’re just as quick as their smaller siblings but stopwatches don’t lie. In the example above, Mercedes says the GLC43 crossover takes just 4.7 seconds...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019
2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Ford Explorer: Compare Crossover SUVs

Three-row crossover SUVs are having their day in the sun. These family haulers provide the spaciousness and safety of a minivan with the style and performance of something less...egg-shaped. Two of the bestselling three-row SUVs, the 2020 Honda Pilot and 2020 Ford Explorer, go about their family...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla SE
2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla: Compare Cars

Compact sedans like the Elantra and Corolla mostly form the role of commuter cars in American households, and they’re spacious enough to be family vehicles for those with smaller kids or pets to put in the back seat. If your budget is tight, the 2020 Toyota Corolla and 2020 Hyundai Elantra...Read More»

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