2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid First Drive Review

It’s about time. Just over 20 years since the first Honda Insight arrived on US shores—beating the Toyota Prius to US market by a year—the company has launched a hybrid version of its popular CR-V crossover. And it couldn’t have come a moment sooner.

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2020 Nissan Sentra First Drive Review

If one were to heed the bleating of certain corner offices and C-suites, it would seem that the compact car culture has been #cancelled, evaporated from the landscape like a fleeting Instagram story or ill-considered tweet. Those suits assert that SUVs and crossover (read: tall wagons) are the Way Forward.

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2020 Mazda CX-30 First Drive Review

The crossover boom is inescapable, even for Mazda, a marque long revered as the maker of fun-to-drive, reasonably priced cars. Its Mazda3 compact sedan formerly served as a gateway into the brand, but even it waned in popularity with the rise of enthusiasts’ least-favorite mildly lifted segment. Thus, the CX-3 crossover was born to woo singles and small families into a Mazda with an entry-level subcompact crossover.

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2020 Porsche Taycan 4S First Drive Review

It’s raining. Normally that’d only be a mild annoyance on a car launch, scuppering more complicated photo ops. But I’m in Finland. Just inside the Arctic Circle. In December.

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2020 Volvo XC60 Review

When Volvo announced that it would spin Polestar off into its own sub-brand, the Volvo faithful worried that it might mean no more Polestar versions of Volvos. Fortunately, Volvo has cleverly, if somewhat confusingly, sidestepped that problem by changing the name of its hotter cars to “Polestar Engineered.”

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BMW M850i XDrive Cabriolet Review

BMW, like the rest of the world, is on a mission to convince the marketplace that its cars are even more luxurious, premium, and valuable than ever before. They’ve changed their slogan from Pure Driving Pleasure to Ultimate Driving Machine, they’re charging more money, and they’ve shelved the 6 Series in favor of the 8. And it’s in that last change (and perhaps only in that last change) that everything comes together.

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2019 Chevrolet Blazer Review

Nothing about the new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer makes much sense to me. The name, the design, the price, and the mission are all out of sync with what is actually presented: a reasonably competent crossover.

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2020 Hyundai Palisade Review and First Drive

Once upon a time, American automakers like Cadillac and Lincoln were the go-to brands if you wanted a plush luxury car with supple suspension and a relaxed powertrain.

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Review

You know how you used to drive the Mazda CX-5 and think, “This is really good, but it could use a little more power.” Now it’s got a little more power. And you were right, it’s better.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado Review - VIDEO

Brand new for 2019, the totally redesigned Chevrolet Silverado is all about more, except when it isn’t.

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2018 BMW M5 Review and First Drive

The essence of the BMW M5 has always been a moving target.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Review

I still laugh with glee at Looney Tunes vignettes, especially those with the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. How do you stifle a snort when the mangy Coyote paints a stunningly accurate painting of a tunnel into a rock wall, which the Road Runner can run through, but the hungry mammal can’t? Or when his infatuation with catching the bird results in the most nonsensical, obscure gadgets from the ACME corporation?

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Top 9 2018 Hyundai Accent Specs You Need to Know

The Hyundai Accent has been totally redone for the 2018 model year and this is interesting because the subcompact segment isn’t doing too hot right now — everyone is making the move to crossovers.

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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar First Drive Review

When the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar gets into the hands of customers, 99 percent of them likely won’t be tackling trails through the desert badlands, but that doesn’t mean they can’t.

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2017 Volvo V90 R-Design Review

So many companies seem to be dropping wagons from their lineups in favor of crossovers, so it’s refreshing to get into a proper wagon that lives up to all the clichés we longroof aficionados use to defend them: The 2017 Volvo V90 looks better, drives better, carries as much stuff as any average family needs.

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