Our 10 Favorite New-for-2019 Cars

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Our 10 Favorite New-for-2019 Cars

For the 2019 model year, there are more than 50 brand-new and redesigned cars, trucks and SUVs. We've driven just about all of them. Here are our 10 favorites.

Ford re-enters the compact midsize truck market for the first time in eight years with its all-new Ranger. The new truck offers 7,500 pounds of towing capacity, best-in-class payload capacity, and plenty of comfort, convenience and safety items that make this more than just a truck for work. Read more in our full review

In a segment dominated by SUVs with soft, aerodynamic lines, the Toyota RAV4's truck-inspired styling stands out. While looking very different, the RAV4 retains the attributes Toyota is known for. "With the 2019 Toyota RAV4’s tough new looks, newfound driving flair, added value, standard advanced safety features, greatly increased fuel efficiency and more – and more upscale – features, comes a worry-free ownership experience, as this small SUV is backed by Toyota’s trademark high resale value and reliability." Read more in our full review

The Ascent takes everything people like about the company's wagons and scales it up in this spacious 3-row SUV that's brimming with Subaru charm. From its versatile interior to extensive list of safety and convenience features, the Ascent comes to the crowded midsize SUV segment with plenty to offer families and Subie fans alike. Read more in our full review

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30 MPG Combined

27 City / 36 Highway

As we explain in our expert review of the new Mazda3, "If you want more than a mere appliance of a compact car – something that looks great, drives even greater, and offers the latest technology and amenities, the 2019 Mazda3 is it." Read more in our full review

If you want the efficiency of a small car in a sporty shell, there's the new Veloster. If you want a high-performance track car that still offers a decent highway ride, there's the 275-horsepower Veloster N, which you can get into for less than $30,000. Read more in our full review

We like the Volvo XC40 so much, we named it our Subcompact Luxury SUV Best Buy of 2019, as well as our Best New Model of 2019. As we explained in the story, the Volvo XC40's innovative subscription service, top-notch safety features, cool tech, and clever storage solutions raise the stakes in the red-hot subcompact luxury SUV segment. Read more in our full review

The Santa Fe slots between the Tucson and the Telluride in Hyundai's SUV lineup, and is part of the growing 2-row midsize SUV segment that offers more space than vehicles like the Honda CR-V and Chevrolet Equinox. The all-new Santa Fe offers a spacious, quiet upscale interior and loads of value. Read more in our full review

It isn't just the all-new Ram 1500's combination of capability, technology, safety features and comfort that impress us so much. It's also that this hard-working truck does all this while providing sedan-like luxury. Read more in our full review

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22 MPG Combined

18 City / 28 Highway

Genesis entered the compact sport sedan arena with the stylish G70, a car that offers excellent value, plus the performance chops to take on the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Read more in our full review

Our expert review of the Passport sums up what the new SUV with the revived name is all about: "The Passport appeals to the more adventurous type looking for something with more off-road capability. If safety is important to you, the Passport checks that box as well. Size-wise it’s a capacious 5-passenger SUV that’s not as massive as larger 3-row crossover SUVs." Read more in our full review

 

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