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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 Cadillac Escalade Review: Expensive, and Worth It

By Aaron Bragman on October 19, 2020

The verdict: The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is a technological showcase, a coddling limousine and a worthy claimant of the flagship American luxury vehicle title. Versus the competition: The new Escala... Read More

2021 Cadillac Escalade Review: Expensive, and Worth It

By Aaron Bragman on October 19, 2020

The verdict: The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is a technological showcase, a coddling limousine and a worthy claimant of the flagship American luxury vehicle title. Versus the competition: The new Escala... Read More

2021 Lexus IS 350 Review: Refocused but Not Rejuvenated

By Aaron Bragman on October 15, 2020

The verdict: A few mild updates keep Lexus’ sporty IS sedan alive and kicking, aimed squarely to capture the few remaining sports sedan buyers left on the market. Versus the competition: The update... Read More

2021 Lexus IS 350 Review: Refocused but Not Rejuvenated

By Aaron Bragman on October 15, 2020

The verdict: A few mild updates keep Lexus’ sporty IS sedan alive and kicking, aimed squarely to capture the few remaining sports sedan buyers left on the market. Versus the competition: The update... Read More

2020 Lexus UX 250h Review: An Efficient Pseudo-SUV

By Mike Hanley on October 8, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 Lexus UX 250h hybrid subcompact SUV drives like a small hatchback and has great gas mileage estimates, but a small cargo area limits its utility.  Versus the competition: Othe... Read More

2020 Lexus UX 250h Review: An Efficient Pseudo-SUV

By Mike Hanley on October 8, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 Lexus UX 250h hybrid subcompact SUV drives like a small hatchback and has great gas mileage estimates, but a small cargo area limits its utility.  Versus the competition: Othe... Read More

2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition Review: Why Put Track Shoes on an Accountant?

By Aaron Bragman on September 30, 2020

When you think of fun-to-drive, affordable, compact sports sedans, a few names come readily to mind: Honda Civic Si, Volkswagen Jetta GLI, even newer Korean offerings like the Kia Forte GT. But the... Read More

2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition Review: Why Put Track Shoes on an Accountant?

By Aaron Bragman on September 30, 2020

When you think of fun-to-drive, affordable, compact sports sedans, a few names come readily to mind: Honda Civic Si, Volkswagen Jetta GLI, even newer Korean offerings like the Kia Forte GT. But the... Read More

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review: New Face, Same Space

By Kelsey Mays on September 29, 2020

The verdict: Updated styling makes the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas more palatable in superficial ways, and its fundamental strengths endure well beyond that. Versus the competition: If your motivation is... Read More

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review: New Face, Same Space

By Kelsey Mays on September 29, 2020

The verdict: Updated styling makes the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas more palatable in superficial ways, and its fundamental strengths endure well beyond that. Versus the competition: If your motivation is... Read More

2021 Acura TLX Review: Subtle Changes, Big Improvements

By Aaron Bragman on September 23, 2020

Acura gets you, America — they know you’ve given up on sedans in favor of SUVs. But that doesn’t mean they’re giving up on you, especially since 30% of buyers still want a traditional sedan, accord... Read More

2021 Acura TLX Review: Subtle Changes, Big Improvements

By Aaron Bragman on September 23, 2020

Acura gets you, America — they know you’ve given up on sedans in favor of SUVs. But that doesn’t mean they’re giving up on you, especially since 30% of buyers still want a traditional sedan, accord... Read More

2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Review: An Efficient, High-Performance Cruiser

By Aaron Bragman on September 22, 2020

Grand touring cars are a special breed of machine, meant to be both luxurious and entertaining to drive — but getting the balance right is a delicate maneuver. They’re generally larger and softer m... Read More

2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Review: An Efficient, High-Performance Cruiser

By Aaron Bragman on September 22, 2020

Grand touring cars are a special breed of machine, meant to be both luxurious and entertaining to drive — but getting the balance right is a delicate maneuver. They’re generally larger and softer m... Read More

2021 GMC Yukon Denali Review: Finally, the Denali Is Different

By Aaron Bragman on September 21, 2020

The verdict: The redesigned 2021 GMC Yukon Denali is so good, you’ll wonder why you need to spend more for the new Cadillac Escalade. Versus the competition: It’s more spacious than anything from L... Read More

2021 GMC Yukon Denali Review: Finally, the Denali Is Different

By Aaron Bragman on September 21, 2020

The verdict: The redesigned 2021 GMC Yukon Denali is so good, you’ll wonder why you need to spend more for the new Cadillac Escalade. Versus the competition: It’s more spacious than anything from L... Read More

2021 Honda Odyssey Review: Don’t Fear the Road Trip

By Jennifer Geiger on September 16, 2020

The verdict: Traveling with multiple kids presents a decent amount of challenges, and the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan offers a host of solutions designed to help keep parents comfortable and kids fr... Read More

2021 Honda Odyssey Review: Don’t Fear the Road Trip

By Jennifer Geiger on September 16, 2020

The verdict: Traveling with multiple kids presents a decent amount of challenges, and the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan offers a host of solutions designed to help keep parents comfortable and kids fr... Read More

2020 Jeep Compass Review: A Compact SUV That Lost Its Way

By Jennifer Geiger on September 10, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 Jeep Compass — especially in off-road-ready Trailhawk trim — has the potential to be one of the spiciest models in a bland compact SUV class, but with an anemic powertrain and... Read More

2020 Jeep Compass Review: A Compact SUV That Lost Its Way

By Jennifer Geiger on September 10, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 Jeep Compass — especially in off-road-ready Trailhawk trim — has the potential to be one of the spiciest models in a bland compact SUV class, but with an anemic powertrain and... Read More