Car Reviews

2020 Honda CR-V Touring Review: The Benchmark

2020 Honda CR-V Touring Review: The Benchmark

There's a reason the CR-V is a perennial best-seller for Honda; nothing else in the automaker's line-up quite epitomizes its combination of practicality, attainable refinement, and uncontroversial good looks. In the case of the 2020 CR-V Touring AWD, a recent refresh sets it up to better fend off rivals like VW's Tiguan, Nissan's Rogue, and Toyota's RAV4.

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2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe Review – Heritage Heresy

2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe Review – Heritage Heresy

Nobody asked for the 2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe, but that's not to say there's not an audience for a feistier, crossover-adjacent, heritage-inverting sports sorta-sedan. Unexpected to the eyes and even more shocking when you consider what's going on beneath, there's more to figure out here than just the lengthy name.

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2020 Mazda CX-30 Review: Resetting the crossover balance

2020 Mazda CX-30 Review: Resetting the crossover balance

Somewhere along the line crossovers turned into "just smaller SUVs," and the 2020 Mazda CX-30 isn't willing to go along with that. The segment trend toward practicality and an elevated driving position has been gradual but insidious, with dynamics at best an afterthought if not forgotten altogether. Question is, can the CX-30 strike a better balance?

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2020 Lexus LC 500 Review: Aspirationally Aspirated

2020 Lexus LC 500 Review: Aspirationally Aspirated

It's four years since we first saw the production version of the LC 500. Eight years since the unveil of the original LF-LC Concept on which the coupe was based. I'm struggling to think of another current vehicle that still looks so fresh and startling: familiarity may not always breed contempt, but it does tend to soften the impact.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Review: Measured Excess

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Review: Measured Excess

If there was a Mercedes-AMG equivalent of a welcome mat, the 2020 AMG CLA35 4MATIC would be it. Newest of the tuning division's hotter sedans, it's a feistier four-door with a very serious goal: coaxing younger drivers into AMG ownership, and then get them hooked on that distinctive blend of luxe-performance.

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Review: You can’t always get what you want

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review: You can’t always get what you want

The word "iconic" is overused, but the 2020 Jeep Gladiator stands a better chance than most of earning it. It's still hard to believe that it took the automaker this long to make a pickup, but you can't argue with the results, at least when it comes to looks. Clearly related to the Wrangler, but not merely the SUV with a bed slung on the back, it's enough to make rival midsize pickups look positive soft.

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2020 Kia Soul Review: Cheap Charm

2020 Kia Soul Review: Cheap Charm

Now in its third-generation, the 2020 Kia Soul may look a little meaner with its glaring expression, but the reality is that it's still a sweet deal. Freshened sculpting and more defined lighting front and rear wisely don't dilute what always made the Soul so appealing: it gets the job done, and it doesn't cost the earth in the process.

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2020 Porsche Macan Turbo review: A twin-turbo life lesson

2020 Porsche Macan Turbo review: A twin-turbo life lesson

I've tried restraint, and honestly I don't much like it. I was reminded of that fact multiple times when behind the wheel of the 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo: after all, it's been just two months since I proclaimed the Macan S the sweet-spot for sports crossovers, and already I was starting to question my resolve.

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2020 Subaru WRX Series.White Review: Snow dancer

2020 Subaru WRX Series.White Review: Snow dancer

When all of the dreary, everyday driving is taken off the agenda, which keys do you reach for first? The 2020 Subaru WRX Series.White makes a solid argument for the return of some old-school values, taking what has long been a car to flatter enthusiasts and giving it a cold-as-ice revamp that doesn't break the bank.

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The Porsche Macan S nails the sports crossover sweet-spot

The Porsche Macan S nails the sports crossover sweet-spot

It's no secret that Porsche's SUVs have been quietly underwriting the automaker's more enthusiast-focused cars for some time now. Models like the Cayenne and Macan have found a healthy audience of drivers seeking the driving experience and the badge of a Porsche, but who need more practicality than from, say, a Cayman. You could call it compromise, but spend some time in the Porsche Macan S and you might start to wonder if it's the sports car drivers that are missing out.

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Big, brash and potent, the BMW X7 SUV makes some serious claims

Big, brash and potent, the BMW X7 SUV makes some serious claims

Size may not be everything, but clearly nobody told the BMW X7 that. Big SUV, big grille, big luxury, and big price tag: the 7-seater may be the German automaker's first full-sized SUV, but nobody could accuse it of playing things safe. Then again, with the segment as competitive as it is, safe was not an option.

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The Lamborghini Urus demands your respect

The Lamborghini Urus demands your respect

Purity is a concept the Lamborghini Urus has little time for, and rightly so. On paper, SUV body aside, it checks off all the boxes fans of the automaker have come to expect: ridiculous power, fiendishly clever engineering, and performance as high as its price tag. If you're getting hung up on the four doors and seating for up to five, you're missing the point.

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