2021

Volkswagen ID.4: Best Car To Buy 2022 nominee
Volkswagen ID.4: Best Car To Buy 2022 nominee

The Volkswagen ID.4 ushers in the ID era of electric vehicles at the world's second-largest automaker. A compact crossover with a spacious interior, the ID.4 combines a 260-mile range and a starting price of $41,120, making it nearly $3,000 cheaper than similarly equipped competitors such as the...Read More»

2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited
Review update: 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid’s swan song still resonates

The 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid enters its last year with sound fundamentals but an inability to stand out. The full-size sedan joins so many other sedans discontinued after 2022. Like the wily veteran cut from your favorite ballclub, the Avalon is appreciated but no longer essential. About three...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
Review update: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 lays ground game for brand’s EV future

Mark this moment as the turning point in Volkswagen’s history. The iconic Beetle is the past and the ID.4 foretells VW’s future. The electric crossover SUV is arguably the people’s EV with a base price of $41,190, a 250-mile range, and a roomy design. With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line
Review update: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon presents premium vibe despite mainstream badge

Look deep inside yourself and ask: Do I want a luxury hatchback without the luxury badge? For those few who answered yes, the Volkswagen Arteon exists. For 2021, the sleek VW flagship gets refreshed with more prominent badging, updated LED lighting, and an upgraded infotainment system with new...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Review update: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E evolves an icon

As soon as I parked the Rapid Red Mustang Mach-E at my son’s soccer game, my 7-year-old daughter pointed to a black V-6 Mustang convertible in the parking lot and exclaimed, “Dad! It’s the same type of car we’re driving!” Even a 7-year old knows the Mach-E is a Ford...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum off-road
2021 Ford F-150 joins Ram 1500 with Top Safety Pick

The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck earned a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, the insurance-industry funded safety agency announced Tuesday. The award applies for crew and extended cab models, but not the regular cab. The bestselling vehicle in the U.S. earned top "Good" marks on...Read More»

2021 Ford Ranger Tremor, left, and 2021 Honda Ridgeline HPD, right
2021 Honda Ridgeline vs 2021 Ford Ranger: Compare Trucks

The redesigned Honda Ridgeline squares off against an old foe in the 2021 Ford Ranger. The challenge in deciding between these two mid-size trucks might be all the other new trucks coming to market, ranging from the small 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid to the electric 2022 Rivian R1T. The difference...Read More»

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve 4x4
Review update: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve grows for the family

After nearly 30 years, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has finally grown to accommodate those who have grown up with it. The fifth-generation Grand Cherokee introduces a new model to the lineup known as the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. With a longer wheelbase and an adult-sized third row, the larger...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford recalls all 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUVs for two issues

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover SUV is being recalled for two issues related to bonding on the windshield and panoramic glass roof, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. In both cases, inadequate bonding can cause the roof glass to separate from the roof while driving, and the front...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4xe
Review update: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4xe moves an icon into the future

With the Wrangler 4xe, Jeep has just taken something simple and made it complicated without sacrificing capability or features. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4xe plug-in hybrid makes running around town in a rolling brick as efficient as possible without losing what makes a Wrangler a...Read More»

2021 Nissan Armada
Review update: 2021 Nissan Armada attacks big SUVs with small upgrades

The Nissan Armada has always had a gem of a V-8 engine and a big tow rating, but its technology has been stuck a decade behind for years. The Armada’s glaring issue has been fixed for 2021. The 2021 Nissan Armada arrives with a modest refresh that adds an infotainment system that’s from...Read More»

2021 Lincoln Nautilus
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label earns Top Safety Pick designation

Improved headlights guided the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus to a Top Safety Pick recognition from the IIHS, the non-profit safety organization announced Thursday. The coveted safety award only applies to top trims. All versions of the 2021 Nautilus earned "Good" ratings in all six crash tests, and its...Read More»

2021 Chevrolet Traverse in IIHS testing
2021 Chevy Traverse earns Top Safety Pick; 2021 GMC Acadia does not

The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse three-row SUV earns a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, the nonprofit safety agency announced Friday. Completed crash-test scores and improved LED headlights on the top Premier and High Country trims qualified the Traverse this year, but it still doesn't come standard with...Read More»

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
First drive: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L summits three-row SUV peak

The Jeep Grand Cherokee finally comes with a third row. Dubbed L as in large and in charge, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L offers more space without sacrificing the style that has helped it define the SUV segment since its 1993 launch. Stylish and rugged, sophisticated yet brutish, the timeless...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
Review update: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Limited delivers well-mannered efficiency

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe underwent some plastic surgery and came out with an updated exterior design, revised powertrains with a hybrid option, and a slightly tweaked cabin. The result of this mid-cycle update is a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10, which bests its direct competition such as the...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna
Review update: 2021 Toyota Sienna proves to be ideal road tripper

Going-to-the-Sun Road ascends more than 3,400 feet in Montana’s Glacier National Park. The road clings to cliff faces as it switches back on hairpin turns above glacial lakes and raging rivers. Fog like dragon’s breath fills the valleys and clouds cloak mountaintops cleaved with...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy
Review update: 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy sets the bar for three-row SUVs

The Hyundai Palisade deserves another look. Overshadowed by its sibling, the Kia Telluride, the Palisade has been on the sideline despite its distinct design, slightly better packaging, and comfortable suspension tuning. When the three-row SUVs from the Korean automakers debuted for the 2020 model...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Kia Telluride vs 2021 Ford Explorer: Compare SUVs

The three-row family crossover is the next best thing to the minivan without the soccer mom stigma. Several automakers do a good job of providing space and utility in their three-row crossovers, Ford and Kia among them. The 2021 Ford Explorer and 2021 Kia Telluride take a different approach to the...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Veloster N
First drive: 2021 Hyundai Veloster N rekindles the love, even with an automatic

It has been said that love endures all things, even the switch from a manual transmission to an automatic. In the 2021 Hyundai Veloster N, the new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission enhances the driving experience, and bolsters the love. The last time I drove the quirky hatchback with one rear door...Read More»

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