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We understand that buying a new car is a big decision, which is why we have you covered when it comes to our expert car reviews.
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.

2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Review: Roaring Kitty

By Aaron Bragman on January 24, 2020

The verdict: Incredibly quick, undeniably stylish and bursting with in-your-face attitude, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR is an expensive luxury all-weather rocket. Versus the competition: Aiming squarely f... Read More

2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Review: Roaring Kitty

By Aaron Bragman on January 24, 2020

The verdict: Incredibly quick, undeniably stylish and bursting with in-your-face attitude, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR is an expensive luxury all-weather rocket. Versus the competition: Aiming squarely f... Read More

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review: Unique, Expensive and Massively Entertaining

By Aaron Bragman on January 23, 2020

Verdict: As a Jeep that’s also a pickup truck, the Gladiator works beautifully. As a pickup alone, it’s less successful. Versus the competition:  If you need a capable mid-size pickup that goes off... Read More

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review: Unique, Expensive and Massively Entertaining

By Aaron Bragman on January 23, 2020

Verdict: As a Jeep that’s also a pickup truck, the Gladiator works beautifully. As a pickup alone, it’s less successful. Versus the competition:  If you need a capable mid-size pickup that goes off... Read More

2020 Hyundai Venue Review: A Pleasant Place to Be

By Brian Normile on January 22, 2020

Hyundai first introduced the 2020 Venue, its sub-subcompact “SUV” at the 2019 New York International Auto Show (SUV is in quotation marks because the Venue is front-wheel-drive only). I drove it ar... Read More

2020 Hyundai Venue Review: A Pleasant Place to Be

By Brian Normile on January 22, 2020

Hyundai first introduced the 2020 Venue, its sub-subcompact “SUV” at the 2019 New York International Auto Show (SUV is in quotation marks because the Venue is front-wheel-drive only). I drove it ar... Read More

2020 Ford Super Duty F-250/F-350 Review: Finding New Power

By Aaron Bragman on January 21, 2020

We’ve seen the wildly redesigned heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverado and its cousin, the GMC Sierra HD. We’ve been behind the wheel of the new Ram HD pickup trucks as well. And now here it is, finally, ... Read More

2020 Ford Super Duty F-250/F-350 Review: Finding New Power

By Aaron Bragman on January 21, 2020

We’ve seen the wildly redesigned heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverado and its cousin, the GMC Sierra HD. We’ve been behind the wheel of the new Ram HD pickup trucks as well. And now here it is, finally, ... Read More

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Review: Still King of Compacts

By Jennifer Geiger on January 17, 2020

The verdict: There are a bunch of reasons why the Honda Civic routinely tops compact-car sales charts — comfort and value among them — and the Civic hatchback adds utility to the list. Versus the c... Read More

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Review: Still King of Compacts

By Jennifer Geiger on January 17, 2020

The verdict: There are a bunch of reasons why the Honda Civic routinely tops compact-car sales charts — comfort and value among them — and the Civic hatchback adds utility to the list. Versus the c... Read More

2020 BMW Z4 Review: Only the Top Is Soft Now

By Brian Wong on January 15, 2020

Verdict: Bury the past. The new Z4 ups the fun quotient and delivers performance to match its looks. Versus the competition: The most direct competitor to the Z4 is the related Toyota Supra; the BM... Read More

2020 BMW Z4 Review: Only the Top Is Soft Now

By Brian Wong on January 15, 2020

Verdict: Bury the past. The new Z4 ups the fun quotient and delivers performance to match its looks. Versus the competition: The most direct competitor to the Z4 is the related Toyota Supra; the BM... Read More

2020 Honda Pilot Review: Showing Its Age

By Brian Wong on January 10, 2020

Verdict: The Honda Pilot’s age is showing, and though it retains some strengths (storage space and value), what it really needs to catch up with its class are updates to its technology and interior... Read More

2020 Honda Pilot Review: Showing Its Age

By Brian Wong on January 10, 2020

Verdict: The Honda Pilot’s age is showing, and though it retains some strengths (storage space and value), what it really needs to catch up with its class are updates to its technology and interior... Read More

2019 Audi Q8 Review: A Big SUV With a Big Catch

By Brian Wong on January 9, 2020

Verdict: This big five-seat SUV is comfortable and tech-savvy, but powertrain problems threaten to derail the experience. Versus the competition: The Q8’s competitors can’t match its interior volum... Read More

2019 Audi Q8 Review: A Big SUV With a Big Catch

By Brian Wong on January 9, 2020

Verdict: This big five-seat SUV is comfortable and tech-savvy, but powertrain problems threaten to derail the experience. Versus the competition: The Q8’s competitors can’t match its interior volum... Read More

2020 Ford Explorer Review: Looking Rearward

By Brian Wong on January 6, 2020

Verdict: Moving to a rear-wheel-drive platform makes the Explorer better to drive, but there are shortcomings in the cabin that may be a bigger deal for families and the hybrid is a disappointment.... Read More

2020 Ford Explorer Review: Looking Rearward

By Brian Wong on January 6, 2020

Verdict: Moving to a rear-wheel-drive platform makes the Explorer better to drive, but there are shortcomings in the cabin that may be a bigger deal for families and the hybrid is a disappointment.... Read More

2020 Nissan Versa Review: Not as Cheap, Much Better Value

By Fred Meier on December 31, 2019

Verdict: The redesigned 2020 Versa is no longer the least expensive new car in America, but it’s a much better car that’s still cheaper than most. Read More

2020 Nissan Versa Review: Not as Cheap, Much Better Value

By Fred Meier on December 31, 2019

Verdict: The redesigned 2020 Versa is no longer the least expensive new car in America, but it’s a much better car that’s still cheaper than most. Read More