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First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV shows big promise
First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV shows big promise

by Brian Wong Volkswagen has a big gap where a small SUV should go. Filling that gap will be two compact crossover SUVs in the 2022 Taos and the all-electric ID.4. The electric ID.4 goes on sale early next year and is nearly ready to go. The Taos (pronounced like “house”) has a much...Read More»

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport is a handsome, value-oriented crossover SUV. While not sporty as its name would imply, its combination of features, value, and style warrant a TCC Rating of 5.2 out of 10 overall before safety is factored in. (Read more about how we rate cars.) For 2020, the...Read More»

2020 GMC Terrain
2020 GMC Terrain

The 2020 GMC Terrain is a five-seat crossover SUV that delivers on style, comfort, and standard equipment, but it can be costly in Denali trim. We give it 6.7 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate cars.) GMC kept cosmetic changes to the 2020 Terrain minimal, adding only one...Read More»

2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
2020 Toyota Tacoma

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma is updated this year, but that may not be enough to fend off pickup truck competitors that have sprung up in recent years. With standard active safety tech, muscular good looks, and excellent off-road ability the Tacoma stays right in the thick of it, but a bouncy...Read More»

2020 Toyota Sienna
2020 Toyota Sienna

The 2020 Toyota Sienna minivan is an older design that hasn’t changed much in a decade, but it remains a good choice for its value and its optional all-wheel drive. This year we’ve scored the 2020 Sienna at 5.5 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The Sienna...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Spark
2020 Chevrolet Spark

The 2020 Chevrolet Spark is cheap and small, traits buyers find endearing when gas is costly. As far as affordable new vehicles go, the Spark has its virtues, but not without compromises, and it’s eagerly awaiting the next spike in fuel prices. We give it 4.0 out of 10 overall...Read More»

2019 Audi TT 20 Years special edition
2019 Audi TT

The 2019 Audi TT is a style statement in coupe or convertible form that ranges from comfortable toy to rip-roaring mini-supercar. With four seats, a hatchback, and a humble VW platform, the TT may seem practical on paper, but its specs can be deceiving. For its style, tech, and driving...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra HD
2019 GMC Sierra 2500HD

The 2019 GMC Sierra is a tailored suit over a denim shirt. Based on the Chevrolet Silverado HD, the Sierra HD similarly comes in 2500 and heavier-duty 3500 flavors but with more emphasis on style and features. Top-tier Denali models are as close as you can get to a Cadillac pickup, and...Read More»

2019 Lincoln MKZ
2019 Lincoln MKZ

The 2019 Lincoln MKZ is an understated luxury sedan that’s often overlooked, but its potent or thrifty powertrains and relative value are worth a second glance. We give it 6.7 out of 10 overall with consideration for decent value and its impressively efficient hybrid powertrain...Read More»

2019 Mini Cooper
2019 Mini Cooper

The 2019 Mini Cooper is a two- or four-door hatchback with heaps of British-themed style for a premium price. A small stature, peppy engines, and well-sorted suspension make for a fun driving experience, but as its name suggests, practicality is an issue. We give it 5.5 out of 10...Read More»

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