2020

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: Compare Crossover SUVs
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4: Compare Crossover SUVs

In the Thunderdome of compact crossovers, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 would be the one man to leave. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan? Not so much. But the Bartertown of car shopping is about more than sales numbers and TCC Ratings (RAV4 is a 6.5 to the Tiguan’s 6.0). Beyond Thunderdome are the nuances...Read More»

2020 Toyota Sienna
Review update: The 2020 Toyota Sienna Limited Premium is very casual, all business

Let’s talk alone for a second. Is everyone out of the room? Even the cat? Good. Now that it’s just us we can talk brass tacks: We’re really stretching the definition of “business casual” during the lockdown, aren’t we? Our outfits may be just on the right side of...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Venue SEL
Review update: 2020 Hyundai Venue SEL packs big value in a small space

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is the newest and smallest crossover from Hyundai. The subcompact crossover is smaller than the Hyundai Kona and the Honda HR-V by a significant margin, yet the Venue packs a lot of space in its tall and wide proportions and makes for a versatile commuter and a convenient...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Toyota Corolla: Compare Cars

The Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic are household names for value and have been top-selling compact-car lines for decades. Today, both of these models definitely aren’t calling it in. In both cases, their most recent redesigns have recast these otherwise modest compact cars in much more...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI
Review update: The 2020 Volkswagen GTI's swan song hits all the right notes

One of the top five cars I drove last year was almost as old as I am. I found it in an oceanside parking lot, next to a row of ancient Volkswagens. It fired up with a fitful sputter and found first with less confidence than an American League pitcher at-bat. Once the car was alive, I never wanted...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500
More than 300,000 Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, Dodge vehicles recalled for faulty rearview camera

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced it will recall more than 318,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, and crossovers for faulty software that can keep the rearview camera displayed on a touchscreen even after the driver has shifted out of reverse. The issue affects vehicles equipped with an 8.4- or 12-inch...Read More»

2020 Audi Q3
Review update: 2020 Audi Q3 Premium Plus is punk-rock practical

The 2020 Audi Q3 is a small luxury crossover engineered for mass appeal like Wonder Bread—and I discovered that I like both. I like Wonder Bread and American cheese and bologna with yellow mustard, and I’m not being ironic. Don't ask me why, I don't understand it myself. I wasn’t...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature
2020 Mazda CX-9 earns Top Safety Pick+ award

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 earned a Top Safety Pick+ award for not only withstanding crash tests, but also preventing them, the IIHS announced Monday. Mazda's largest vehicle earned "Good" ratings on all six crash tests, and its automatic emergency braking system excelled at avoiding collisions with other...Read More»

2020 Subaru Forester
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2020 Subaru Forester: Compare Crossover SUVs

Just like every culture has a distinct take on a stuffed dough ball—empanada, pierogi, panzarotti—every automaker has a distinct take on a compact crossover. The 2020 Subaru Forester is the steamed bun of this analogy, and the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is the lesser known bierocks. Both...Read More»

2020 Lexus ES 300h
Review update: The 2020 Lexus ES 300h shelters drivers in the right place

Long-distance journeys may have settled into your mind, in this time of sheltering in place. One day we'll be able to drive far, far away—and for that day your shopping list could start and begin with the 2020 Lexus ES 300h Ultra Luxury. If you can avoid the lure of a crossover SUV, the 2020...Read More»

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
When does a three-row small crossover make sense?

There aren’t many compact crossovers like the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan that offer a third-row seat. The Dodge Journey, Tesla Model Y, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Lexus RX 350L squeeze in a third row, but most three-row vehicles are much larger, such as the Volkswagen Atlas. Yet, for the 10% of...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-30
2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2020 Mazda 3 hatchback: Compare Cars

Mazda has presented a curious case with its small cars. Following the evolutionary chart of the Mazda3 hatchback leads to a split in what we can now call the Crossover Era. While the lovable Mazda3 continues on one trajectory, the split presents a new subspecies known as the CX-30 subcompact...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-30
Review update: 2020 CX-30 is Mazda’s better, larger small crossover

If the Mazda 3 hatchback were to grow up, it would become the new 2020 Mazda CX-30 crossover. First, it would have to go through an awkward but small rebellious phase as the CX-3. With the CX-30, Mazda has matured its small crossover to become more practical and responsible, but it still retains...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Car To Buy 2020
2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Kia Telluride: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2020 Kia Sorento and 2020 Kia Telluride are both three-row crossover SUVs that share similar missions to get the family to soccer practice on time. The biggest question for shoppers: How many players do you need to haul and how many shin guards and cleats do you need to carry in the back? Both...Read More»

2020 Ford Expedition Max Platinum
Review update: The 2020 Ford Expedition Max Platinum poses issue for car seats

The Ford Expedition Max Platinum is nearly 19 feet long with space for up to eight passengers or nearly 122 cubic feet of cargo. It is the definition of a Bed Bath & Beyond runner or family hauler, yet it’s not compatible with some top-rated car seats. With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10...Read More»

2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
2020 Toyota Highlander crossover earns Top Safety Pick award

The redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander is a Top Safety Pick even with tougher criteria for the latest model year, the IIHS announced Thursday. The three-row crossover SUV aced all six crash tests, and its ability to avoid forward collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians was rated "Superior."...Read More»

2020 Subaru Crosstrek
2020 Honda HR-V vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek: Compare Crossovers

Small crossovers with versatile interiors and all-wheel drive come in handy for many shoppers. For many daily needs, they make sense—and they even save dollars and cents compared to bigger rivals. Little ‘utes like the 2020 Honda HR-V and 2020 Subaru Crosstrek have low prices but big...Read More»

2020 Toyota Camry
2020 Nissan Altima vs. 2020 Toyota Camry: Compare Cars

The 2020 Nissan Altima and 2020 Toyota Camry are workaday commuters, built to chill—not thrill. As such, the expectations for both mid-size sedans are roughly similar to the same expectations we have for our refrigerators: they’re supposed to run without a problem and deliver us our...Read More»

2020 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator Three O Five Editions
2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2020 Jeep Wrangler: Compare Trucks

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator and 2020 Jeep Wrangler serve different market segments—one’s a pickup and the other’s an SUV—but they are very similar. In fact, the Gladiator amounts to a longer version of the Wrangler with a pickup bed. Both cater to buyers looking for adventure...Read More»

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