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Test Drives

2019 Subaru Ascent First Review

Biggest Subaru ever, first 3-row Subaru in years Seating for up to 8 people, cupholders for up to 19 drinks 260-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder...

2019 Honda Pilot – Midlife Refresh

Updated for 2019 Refreshed styling  Retuned 9-speed automatic transmission Standard Honda Sensing with Lane Keep Assist 7-passenger and 8-passenger...

2018 Kia Niro First Review

It’s a smoggy afternoon in Ventura Country, California. The marine layer is hanging low, coupled with smoke from forest fires fueled by nearby Santa Ana...

2019 Audi A8 First Review

U.S.-spec A8 is long-wheelbase only New MMI infotainment system replaces knob with intuitive screen setup Initially sold with a mild-hybrid V6, with V8...

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid Quick Review

Hybrid version of Camry enables stress-free, high-mileage driving Topline XLE model has luxury-brand levels of comfort and refinement Toyota Camry...

Comparison Tests

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab vs. 2019 GMC Sierra Crew Cab Comparison

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab Starting Price: $36,095 | Price yours Above Average:  Towing, payload, bed volume, infotainment, options, configurable...

2019 GMC Sierra Crew Cab vs. 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Comparison

2019 GMC Sierra Crew Cab Starting Price: $48,590 (SLT) | Price yours Above Average: Bed volume, luxury features, infotainment, configurable or power...

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab vs. 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Comparison

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab  Starting Price: $36,095 | Price yours Above Average: Towing, payload, bed volume, infotainment, options Below...

2018 Kia Niro vs. 2018 Toyota Prius Comparison

2018 Kia Niro Starting Price: $24,280 | Price Yours Above Average: Stylish, great fuel economy, comfort, and solid interior design in a 5-person package...

2018 Kia Niro vs. 2018 Kia Sportage Comparison

2018 Kia Niro Starting Price: $24,280 | Price Yours Above Average: Stylish, great fuel economy, comfort and solid interior design in a 5-person package....

Buyer's Guides

Midsize SUV Buyer's Guide

If you need three rows of seats but don't want a big, thirsty full-size SUV, and aren't ready to succumb to the utter domestication of a minivan,...

Compact SUV Buyer's Guide

For most of the people most of the time, it's not the size of an SUV that delivers the goods, it's the shape. It's about sitting above the traffic,...

Compact Car Buyer's Guide

Today's compact cars might not be quite as roomy, quiet or comfortable as their midsize counterparts, but the fit, finish and features are increasingly...

Midsize Sedan Buyer's Guide: More Car for Your Money

Roomy, comfortable, efficient, tech-savvy, and sometimes even fun to drive, today's midsize sedans deliver more bang for the buck than perhaps any other...

2018-2019 New Car Buyer's Guide

Have you seen Volkswagen’s new 3-row midsize SUV, the 2018 Atlas? How about the totally redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV? Our New Car...

General News

CPO vs. Extended Warranties/Service Contracts

Long before the first manufacturer-backed certified pre-owned program, used-car buyers could buy repair protection from dealers and third parties in the...

2018 Karma Revero Aliso Special Edition Debuts

Only 15 will be built Plug-in hybrid promises 50-mile pure EV range Priced from $145,000 Deliveries this November and December   Karma, a maker of...

2019 Nissan Maxima Update Previewed

Freshened exterior features LED lighting New safety features Set for LA Show debut Current 2018 model pricing starts at $33,915   Nissan released an...

Study: Dealers, consumers aligned on future car ownership

Fewer personally owned vehicles Mobility not seen as a threat to dealer business Number of dealerships may decline   A new study by Cox Automotive found...

This Week in Car Buying: Tesla drops pricing; Lexus touts UX short term; Ford doubles down on trucks, loyal owners; Inventories in check

The much anticipated $35,000 “entry-level” Tesla Model 3 might not be here, but it appears to be getting closer as the auto maker introduces a new “mid...

Awards

Annual Awards

Our annual awards are among the most coveted in the industry because they're among the most valued by car shoppers. Every year we present the trophies...

12 Best Family Cars: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Previous | Next Winner All-new for 2018, the latest Chevrolet Traverse 3-row SUV comes out of the gate lighter, safer, smarter and more sophisticated....

12 Best Family Cars of 2018

Let's talk about tech. Last year’s list of Best Family Cars was our first without a single sedan, a reflection of changing consumer preferences and...

12 Best Family Cars: 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

Previous | Next Winner Full-size SUVs are like the station wagons of the 1960s. They offer three-row seating with plenty of room for the family, usually...

12 Best Family Cars: 2018 Subaru Outback

Previous | Next Winner While the Subaru Outback is a smart, practical versatile choice for families, its unique attitude is what makes it stand out...

Auto Shows

2018 Paris Motor Show: Last tango in Paris?

Auto manufacturers are taking a serious look at international motor shows looking for a way to justify participation on a large scale and finding it...

2018 New York International Auto Show: Significant other

The last major auto show of the season is certainly by no means the least. There will be highly significant launches at this year’s show across various...

2018 Geneva Motor Show: Electric and eclectic

The 2018 Geneva Motor Show has its share of electric dreams as manufacturers revealed both dedicated EVs as well as electrified versions of conventional...

2018 Chicago Auto Show: Feast and famine

The Chicago Auto Show occupies a not-to-be envied position on the calendar, right between the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (which...

2018 North American International Auto Show: Keep on Truckin'

It’s no secret that major manufacturers are deriving much of their sales success and profits from trucks and crossover SUVs, which now account for more...

Long-Term Tests

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Ownership Review

Update Number 21: How Many 1-of-1 Dodge Challenger Demons Were Built? by Karl Brauer, October 22, 2018 Current Odometer: 3,118 miles Latest MPG: 10.89...

2018 Acura TLX A-Spec Ownership Review

Memory Seat by Micah Muzio on October 22, 2018 Current Odometer: 11,126 miles Latest MPG: 20.32 mpg Lifetime MPG: 21.09 mpg Maintenance/Service Costs:...

2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium 4Motion Ownership Review

We're spending 12 months with this Volkswagen Atlas reviewing the full ownership experience with ongoing updates. Cup holders galore by Frankie Rogers...

2018 Honda Odyssey Elite Ownership Review

We're spending 12 months with this Honda Odyssey, reviewing the full ownership experience with ongoing updates.   Paddle shifters on a minivan? Yes! By...

2019 Volvo XC40 Ownership Review

Preliminary fill-ups come with range surprise by Matt Degen on October 17, 2018 Current Odometer: 4,640 miles Latest MPG: 19.9 mpg Lifetime MPG: 22.2...

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