2021

Review update: 2021 Lincoln Nautilus crossover SUV comes around to luxury
Review update: 2021 Lincoln Nautilus crossover SUV comes around to luxury

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus has finally come around. The refreshed interior finally shed the vestiges of its MKX skin with an interior befitting Lincoln’s upward class mobility. This poses a problem for me. My dad likes Lincolns. Even since the Town Cars of our youth, my brother and I have...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner: Compare SUVs

Off-roading and adventure seeking is a lifestyle. Not everyone cares, but those who do inevitably consider the Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Wrangler as their overlander of choice. The decision becomes a crossroads. These two legendary icons created cult followings long before Tesla made such a thing...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition
2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 VW Atlas: Compare Crossover SUVs

Three-row crossovers have become the hottest thing in suburbia since Five Guys spread across the nation. The 2021 VW Atlas and 2021 Kia Telluride are two large popular family crossover SUVs with lots of space for families. The former keeps things simple while the latter punches above its price...Read More»

2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST
2021 Ford Explorer offers less expensive ST and Platinum variants

The most expensive version of the 2021 Ford Explorer three-row SUV now comes with more accessible variants, Ford announced on Thursday. The performance-oriented Ford Explorer ST that launched in 2020 gets a new entry point with the Explorer Enthusiast ST. It uses the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2021 Chrysler Pacifica: Compare Minivans

New minivans don’t emerge very often—and while the 2022 Kia Carnival is new and replaces the fuddy old Sedona, it’s no groundbreaker. It does throw a fastball right at our favorite minivan, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. The eight-passenger carry-alls score identically at a TCC...Read More»

2021 Nissan Murano
2021 Nissan Murano upgrades to Top Safety Pick+

New safety technology and better headlights earned the 2021 Nissan Murano a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, the safety agency announced Tuesday. To earn the automotive industry's highest safety honor, a vehicle must earn "Good" marks on all six crash tests and earn at least "Advanced" ratings on...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
Lincoln Aviator joins millions of other vehicles recalled for faulty rearview camera

The 2020-2021 Lincoln Aviator is being recalled for a rearview camera that can not display an image when the SUV is in reverse, Ford announced Friday. The intermittent loss of a video feed to the display screen when the vehicle is in reverse violates Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, though...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD
Review update: 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line bristles with personality

It doesn’t take much to look expressive or exciting in a class that’s comparable to wheat bread. Compared to bland bread like the Nissan Murano, Honda Passport, and Ford Edge, the 2021 Kia Sorento stands out in the bread box. The redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento has a TCC Rating of 6.8 out...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
2021 Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon recalled for seat belt issue

GM is recalling its redesigned full-size SUVs for seat belts in the third row that can become trapped or damaged in the seat-folding mechanism, the NHTSA announced Monday. During assembly, the outboard seat belts in the third row might have been entrapped or misrouted within the seat, making it...Read More»

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Review update: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid hits the family vehicle sweet spot

The Chrysler Pacifica minivan has been our Best Minivan To Buy for five years running. Late in the 2020 model year it got better with the addition of all-wheel drive, then for 2021 it was improved again with a luxurious Pinnacle model and an improved infotainment system. Yet Toyota challenged the...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum
Review update: 2021 Nissan Rogue Platinum shifts upmarket

The Nissan Rogue has been playing the value card for well over a decade, but the compact crossover took a sharp upscale turn this year to be more than just your Uber driver’s ride. Redesigned for 2021, the Rogue has stiff competition from the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Mazda...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

The compact sedan is a great first car, an efficient means of transportation, and a wise choice for the budget-minded. The Honda Civic has been the benchmark in the compact-car segment for years, but the redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra aims to take a bite out of the Civic’s turf before the...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2021 Toyota RAV4: Compare Crossover SUVs

Compact crossovers can be as difficult to distinguish as daytime soap operas. New for 2021, the Ford Bronco Sport bucks that trend with retro-mod styling inspired by the big Bronco yet with the ride quality of the Ford Escape. The RAV4 has been around much longer, and Toyota injected new life with...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy
2021 Toyota Highlander vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade: Compare Crossover SUVs

The difference between three-row crossover SUVs such as the 2021 Toyota Highlander and 2021 Hyundai Palisade often boils down to which one least resembles a minivan. Neither of these has the sliding doors maligned by aesthetes and preferred by pragmatists, but both have exceptional safety ratings...Read More»

2021 Nissan Leaf
Review update: 2021 Nissan Leaf hatchback falls to newer electric crossover SUVs

When the Nissan Leaf electric hatchback went on sale at the end of 2010 it spearheaded the affordable electric vehicle movement. A decade later, it carries up the rear. The Leaf cost about $7,000 less than the Chevrolet Bolt EV that arrived for 2017. With state incentives, the full federal EV tax...Read More»

2021 Genesis GV80 in IIHS testing
2021 Genesis GV80 SUV earns Top Safety Pick+ award

The 2021 Genesis GV80 earned the highest honor from the IIHS, who gave the new luxury SUV a Top Safety Pick+ distinction on Thursday. The non-profit agency funded by the insurance industry cited "Good" results in all six crash tests, and said its standard automatic emergency braking system earned...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500
2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Compare Trucks

Last year, the Ram 1500 nearly overtook the Chevrolet Silverado as the second bestselling vehicle in the U.S. This year, both full-size trucks face an upward climb in catching the redesigned 2021 Ford-150, the undisputed king of the hill. The 2021 Ram 1500 balances between a smooth, ride with...Read More»

2021 Nissan Rogue
2021 Nissan Rogue toys with more efficient turbo-3

The 2021 Nissan Rogue compact crossover SUV will come with a more efficient 1.5-liter turbo-3, Car and Driver reported over the weekend. The smaller 3-cylinder option is at least 3 mpg more efficient than the 2.5-liter inline-4 currently standard in the Rogue, according to official EPA ratings. The...Read More»

2021 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 AWD
Review update: 2021 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport hits the mark, misses the cut

I enjoyed my week in the 2021 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport. The streets were clear of winter, except for the chalk dust residue of road salt, the sun emerged from hibernation, and a 400-hp twin-turbo V-6 provided enough spring zing to forget the long winter’s march of dull crossovers. Yet I...Read More»