Reviews

2018 Mini Countryman
2018 Mini Countryman

The 2018 Mini Countryman is a compact crossover that adapts the automaker's shape into a bigger body. It's newly available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, which is the automaker's first. We give the Mini Countryman a 6.6 on our overall scale thanks to plentiful features and good...Read More»

2018 Mazda3
2018 Mazda 3

The 2018 Mazda 3 doesn't cheap out on fun—even with its low price tag. It's an affordable, fun-to-drive compact sedan or hatchback that's acceptable in many circumstances—back roads, interstates, or cities. This year, Mazda has added active safety features that help bring...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-9
2018 Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 is a stylish crossover SUV that puts others on notice. It's one of the best looking three-row crossovers on the market, and boasts several interior features and creature comforts found in much pricier SUVs. We rate it at a 6.5 for now—that score should improve with...Read More»

2018 Subaru Crosstrek first drive
2018 Subaru Crosstrek

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the second generation of the small off-roader. It's a small, wagon-esque crossover with impressive capability—it hit a sweet spot for many shoppers thanks to its flexibility and versatility. It has a wash-and-wear attitude that resonates with many...Read More»

2018 Jeep Wrangler
2018 Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler has endured on the road and on the trail, decades after it was conceived as a military all-purpose vehicle. It’s spawned its own cult, and still mints money for its parent company. It’s still faintly terrible to drive on public roads, but get some dirt in...Read More»

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is family vehicle that can do more than just carry the kids and their hockey gear. It’s ready to go off-road, tow a trailer, or, if you buy the right model, attack a racetrack. It exceeds what is expected of a family crossover, and we rate it highly, though...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Sonic
2018 Chevrolet Sonic

The 2018 Chevrolet Sonic earned high scores among subcompact cars when it launched seven years ago. Now, as gas remains cheap and utility vehicles have surged, it’s an aging entry in a waning segment. It’s available in base LS, mid-level LT, and high-end Premier trim levels...Read More»

2018 Jeep Cherokee
2018 Jeep Cherokee

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee applies off-road skills to a crossover body, and does it with mixed results. Its Trailhawk edition keeps the SUV part of “crossover SUV” relevant, but it doesn’t look much like a Jeep. And though it looks like a modern crossover, its crash-test...Read More»

2018 Jeep Compass
2018 Jeep Compass

The 2018 Jeep Compass is a tweener. Spun off from the smaller Renegade, it’s narrower and less powerful than the Cherokee. Its purpose is to flesh out a lineup now bristling with crossover SUVs, even if it involves some compromises along the way. The Compass compromises interior...Read More»

2018 Jeep Renegade
2018 Jeep Renegade

The 2018 Jeep Renegade poses an interesting question: Is it possible to marry a great economy car and a great off-roader in one vehicle? Four years after we first asked that, we’re still wowed by the amount of real Jeep tucked into this tiny trucklet. It’s the smallest Jeep...Read More»

2018 Lexus IS 350 F Sport
2018 Lexus IS

The 2018 Lexus IS has a tough mission, to conquest drivers who’d otherwise naturally opt-in with Mercedes, Audi, and BMW. It fights the good fight with sport trim packages, snug-fitting sheet metal and a dose of high technology. It falls shy of the benchmarks in several ways, but...Read More»

2018 Lexus GS F
2018 Lexus GS F

With its GS F, Lexus takes on revered rivals like the BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, Cadillac CTS-V, and Audi RS 7, though at a disadvantage. Yes, it has a 467-horsepower V-8, but forced induction gives all of its competitors far more power. Still, track-ready handling mixed with...Read More»

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