2021

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

2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs. 2021 Jeep Cherokee: Compare Crossover SUVs
2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs. 2021 Jeep Cherokee: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and 2021 Jeep Cherokee ride onto the trails in tracks laid by their legendary ancestors, with trail-ready hardware and road-friendly suspension setups that speak to our sensibilities. Reality is reality and most of life takes place on pavement. We’re fans of both...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco vs 2021 Toyota 4Runner
2021 Ford Bronco vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner: Compare SUVs

The 2021 Ford Bronco off-road SUV is new this year and the 2021 Toyota 4Runner isn’t. Both off-road SUVs can crawl over boulders, ford rivers, and ferry the family across town. After a 25-year absence, the Bronco epitomizes the latest, greatest features while the 4Runner, which was last...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe
First drive: 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe hybrid plugs into a greener, cleaner great outdoors

Pack it in, pack it out. This camper’s maxim can be embraced by Jeep when it comes to tailpipe emissions in the great outdoors. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid allows for 22 miles of all-electric range and the equivalent of 49 mpg, more than double the next most efficient Wrangler...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3  -  IIHS frontal test
Tesla Model 3 top safety rating restored by IIHS

When it comes to safety, Tesla's camera-based system proved just as effective in avoiding or mitigating crashes in the Tesla Model 3 as its old radar-based system, according to testing conducted by the IIHS. The non-profit agency funded by the insurance industry announced today that it had restored...Read More»

2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, black, and 2021 Ford Bronco Black Diamond, yellow
2021 Ford Bronco vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler: Compare SUVs

The return of the 2021 Ford Bronco after a quarter-century means one thing: Jeep is in trouble. Benchmarks need to be challenged, and icons deserve to be dared. Measuring the monumental return of a classic versus a living, rock-crawling legend favors the road-friendliest in our TCC Ratings. The...Read More»

2021 Volvo XC60
Review update: 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid deserves a closer look

It would be a mistake to overlook the 2021 Volvo XC60 crossover SUV. A friend in the market for a luxury-leaning five-seat crossover considered Tesla, Jaguar, and Lincoln, until I showed up in the 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid. Volvo may lack the flash and cachet of its German rivals, yet...Read More»

2021 Toyota Mirai
5 things to know about the 2021 Toyota Mirai

At a recent press event at Toyota Motors North America's headquarters in Plano, Texas, the most popular vehicle to test drive was not the gorgeous six-figure Lexus LC500 sports coupe, nor was it the Toyota Land Cruiser leaving American shores. Instead media members lined up to test the redesigned...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sequoia Nightshade Special Edition
Review update: 2021 Toyota Sequoia falls behind as it soldiers on

Toyota developed a good, sturdy full-size SUV for the 2008 model year. Based on the body-on-frame platform from the Tundra pickup, the Sequoia got that truck’s robust structure and driveline components, including its muscular 5.7-liter V-8. But that’s about as much engineering as Toyota...Read More»

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime SE
2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: Compare Crossover SUVs

Many plug-in hybrids don’t offer enough driving range for the typical American commute. Two exceptions to that rule are the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime and 2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid. Neither of these models stray far from a formula that has made the compact crossover the most popular vehicle...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3, Model Y lose top safety ratings after dropping radar

Safety agencies deemed newer Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles less safe due to a Tesla update intended to make the vehicles more safe. The NHTSA, IIHS, and Consumer Reports all downgraded safety ratings following Tesla's announcement earlier this week of its transition away from radar-based...Read More»

2021 Cadillac Escalade 4WD Premium Luxury
Review update: 2021 Cadillac Escalade with Super Cruise rides like a first-class road king

It took more than two decades, but Cadillac finally created one of the best luxury family haulers money can buy. With leather-lined seating for up to eight people, over 38 inches of curved OLED screens on the dashboard, and the ability to drive itself over thousands of miles on certain divided...Read More»

2021 Honda Accord Sport SE and Hybrid
2021 Honda Accord vs 2021 Toyota Camry: Compare Cars

The mid-size sedan segment has never been better. As former bestsellers dwarfed by crossover SUVs, the 2021 Honda Accord and 2021 Toyota Camry demonstrate the best of what’s left in a strong class ranging from the new Kia K5 to the always good Subaru Legacy. The Toyota Camry remains the...Read More»

2021 Nissan Armada SL with Midnight Edition package
Review update: 2021 Nissan Armada honors the strong, silent type of SUVs

The 2021 Nissan Armada has a hard time standing out despite being a whale of an SUV. American makes have long dominated the truck-based full-size SUV category, and GM’s own armada of ships were redesigned for 2021 to be even larger. Yet the refreshed Armada is too good a value to cast away in...Read More»