AutoGuide.com's Top 10 Most Popular Car Reviews: 2018
Car reviews are a huge part of what we do here at AutoGuide.com.
We’re lucky enough to travel the world to bring you reviews of the latest new cars and it gives us a lot of insight into the state of the automotive industry in general. We always hope to provide you with honest and fair evaluations of new cars to help you make smarter buying decisions.
Here are AutoGuide.com‘s Top 10 most popular car reviews published in 2018:
The Toyota Corolla Hatchback surprised us by how enjoyable it was to drive. With its sporty new looks and excellent chassis, this Corolla has a new lease on life we’re happy to see, proving that reliable and practical no longer have to be boring.
The first of a few Subarus on this list, the all-new Subaru Ascent is the automaker’s biggest offering yet. This three-row SUV is packed full of family-friendly features and drives much smaller than its big footprint would suggest.
The Outback is Subaru’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. This lifted wagon has a lot of fans and was refreshed for 2018. Offering drivers something rugged and capable, Subaru also improved the interior and made some exterior tweaks to this popular crossover.
Muscle car enthusiasts were pretty happy when the track-focused 1LE package became available on the entry-level turbo four-cylinder Camaro. The Camaro was refreshed for 2019 and although the four-cylinder engine isn’t inspiring, the fact that you get race kit that doesn’t void your warranty is pretty great.
The all-new Mercedes A-Class sets a new benchmark for small luxury cars. With its stunning digital dashboard and high-tech infotainment system, other cars in this segment will have a lot of catching up to do.
The Genesis G70 was a standout this year. Not only does it eclipse every other Asian competitor (think Infiniti Q50, Acura TLX, and Lexus IS), but it’s also giving the German sport sedans (BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4) a run for their money. The G70’s got it all: luxury, sporty driving dynamics, stylish looks, and value.
Subaru came out with an all-new Forester for 2019 and although it doesn’t look too different from the one that came before it, it debuted with a lot of important refinements and useful safety technology. As always, it drives really well and its visibility is top-notch. Sami Haj-Assaad, our Road Test Editor, thinks it has the stuff to possibly be the best in its segment.
The all-new BMW M5 had a high bar to meet. Faster and more high-tech than ever before, this is the first M5 that is AWD. Luckily, it has a mode where you can only have the rear wheels driven, so you can still get sideways if you wanted to.
What’s with AutoGuide.com readers and Subarus? You guys really seem to like them! Although a new Subaru Forester came out for the 2019 model year, there was still a lot of interest in the turbocharged 2018 XT model, which Subaru discontinued for the new-gen lineup.
The refreshed Mazda6 got a new optional turbo engine for 2018, which addresses one of the only complaints we had with this stylish family sedan (the other being that we wish the infotainment system was better). Mazda is really dedicated to giving drivers a more upscale experience and it really shows with this sedan.
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Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of AutoGuide.com and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.
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