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We dive deep into the cars by taking the cars for test drives, analyzing the technology, reviewing new trims, comparing safety features and more. Read about the pros and cons of cars coming to market, which are selected by our editors to help with your car search.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Review: Efficiently Quick, Annoyances Aside

By Kelsey Mays on July 3, 2020

The verdict: Toyota’s all-new RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid combines impressive efficiency with the sort of acceleration the nameplate hasn’t seen since the third-generation RAV4 V-6, though it’s a bit... Read More

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Review: Efficiently Quick, Annoyances Aside

By Kelsey Mays on July 3, 2020

The verdict: Toyota’s all-new RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid combines impressive efficiency with the sort of acceleration the nameplate hasn’t seen since the third-generation RAV4 V-6, though it’s a bit... Read More

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review: Ordinary in the Best Way

By Mike Hanley on July 2, 2020

The Verdict: With driving manners not much different from your typical gas-powered car — but significantly better estimated gas mileage — the redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid makes going green... Read More

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review: Ordinary in the Best Way

By Mike Hanley on July 2, 2020

The Verdict: With driving manners not much different from your typical gas-powered car — but significantly better estimated gas mileage — the redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid makes going green... Read More

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review: Fancy but Flawed

By Aaron Bragman on June 25, 2020

The verdict: Like expensive ladies’ footwear or haute couture fashion clothing, looking good means suffering a little discomfort. Versus the competition: The BMW 228i Gran Coupe is almost a carbon ... Read More

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review: Fancy but Flawed

By Aaron Bragman on June 25, 2020

The verdict: Like expensive ladies’ footwear or haute couture fashion clothing, looking good means suffering a little discomfort. Versus the competition: The BMW 228i Gran Coupe is almost a carbon ... Read More

2020 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop Review: Electric, Fun and Priced for Its Modest Range

By Joe Wiesenfelder on May 28, 2020

The verdict: An electric runabout in the traditional mold that’s true to Mini’s reputation for motoring fun, the SE Hardtop is priced appropriately for its modest range. Versus the competition: Mos... Read More

2020 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop Review: Electric, Fun and Priced for Its Modest Range

By Joe Wiesenfelder on May 28, 2020

The verdict: An electric runabout in the traditional mold that’s true to Mini’s reputation for motoring fun, the SE Hardtop is priced appropriately for its modest range. Versus the competition: Mos... Read More

2020 BMW 228 Gran Coupe Review: Little, and of Little Point

By Brian Normile on May 22, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 2 Series Gran Coupe is an adequate subcompact sedan so unlike traditional BMWs you’ll wonder if the Bavarians have created a new sub-brand. Versus the competition: More expens... Read More

2020 BMW 228 Gran Coupe Review: Little, and of Little Point

By Brian Normile on May 22, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 2 Series Gran Coupe is an adequate subcompact sedan so unlike traditional BMWs you’ll wonder if the Bavarians have created a new sub-brand. Versus the competition: More expens... Read More

2020 Honda Civic Type R Review: Same Lovable Type R With One Caveat

By Joe Bruzek on May 21, 2020

The verdict: The Type R’s on-track credibility is boosted for 2020, but a new augmented engine sound is a head-scratcher.  Versus the competition: Exuding poise, balance and loads of grip, the fron... Read More

2020 Honda Civic Type R Review: Same Lovable Type R With One Caveat

By Joe Bruzek on May 21, 2020

The verdict: The Type R’s on-track credibility is boosted for 2020, but a new augmented engine sound is a head-scratcher.  Versus the competition: Exuding poise, balance and loads of grip, the fron... Read More

2021 Toyota Supra Review: More, and Less, Power Make Up Sophomore Changes

By Joe Bruzek on May 13, 2020

The verdict: The 2021 Toyota Supra’s new four-cylinder makes the sporty coupe more accessible, but the six-cylinder’s attitude and raucousness is the best way to get the Supra experience.  Versus t... Read More

2021 Toyota Supra Review: More, and Less, Power Make Up Sophomore Changes

By Joe Bruzek on May 13, 2020

The verdict: The 2021 Toyota Supra’s new four-cylinder makes the sporty coupe more accessible, but the six-cylinder’s attitude and raucousness is the best way to get the Supra experience.  Versus t... Read More

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review: A Good People Mover … for Fewer People

By Joe Bruzek on April 21, 2020

The verdict: The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, like its bigger brother Atlas, carries people and cargo first — luxury comes at least third, maybe fourth. Versus the competition: What the Atlas Cros... Read More

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review: A Good People Mover … for Fewer People

By Joe Bruzek on April 21, 2020

The verdict: The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, like its bigger brother Atlas, carries people and cargo first — luxury comes at least third, maybe fourth. Versus the competition: What the Atlas Cros... Read More

2020 Ford F-150 Review: Still Good, Even After Competitors Are Redesigned

By Joe Bruzek on April 20, 2020

The verdict: Even five model years after its last full redesign, the 2020 Ford F-150 continues to be a well-rounded pickup truck with a configuration for almost every buyer. Versus the competition:... Read More

2020 Ford F-150 Review: Still Good, Even After Competitors Are Redesigned

By Joe Bruzek on April 20, 2020

The verdict: Even five model years after its last full redesign, the 2020 Ford F-150 continues to be a well-rounded pickup truck with a configuration for almost every buyer. Versus the competition:... Read More

2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country Review: On-Road Luxe, Off-Road Looks

By Aaron Bragman on April 15, 2020

The verdict: Volvo’s 2020 V90 Cross Country is a fantastic alternative to a luxury SUV, with plenty of comfort and space to go along with better handling than any tall, trucklike family-hauler. Ver... Read More

2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country Review: On-Road Luxe, Off-Road Looks

By Aaron Bragman on April 15, 2020

The verdict: Volvo’s 2020 V90 Cross Country is a fantastic alternative to a luxury SUV, with plenty of comfort and space to go along with better handling than any tall, trucklike family-hauler. Ver... Read More