Car Buying

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review: Fancy but Flawed

By Aaron Bragman on June 25, 2020

The verdict: Like expensive ladies’ footwear or haute couture fashion clothing, looking good means suffering a little discomfort. Versus the competition: The BMW 228i Gran Coupe is almost a carbon ... Read More
Mini Hardtop 2-Door: Which Should You Buy, 2020 or 2021?

By Rick Popely on June 25, 2020

Most significant changes: Six-speed manual transmission is available again; John Cooper Works GP model returns with 301 horsepower Price change: $1,000 less on Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Work... Read More
10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Ford Ranger, Tesla Put American-Made Index First

By Matt Schmitz on June 24, 2020

In our No. 1 news article of the past week,’s 2020 American-Made Index, we apply empirical methods to this emotional concept to help car shoppers keep the “us” in the U.S. auto industry. Read More
Dodge, Kia Are Most Reliable Car Brands in First 90 Days, While Tesla Perturbs

By Kelsey Mays on June 24, 2020

Dodge and Kia make the most problem-free vehicles for the 2020 model year, according to an influential J.D. Power study measuring the problems new-car owners experience in the first 90 days after p... Read More
Convertible Crash Report: Dropping the Top Won’t Raise Your Risk

By Brian Normile on June 24, 2020

A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests that — despite appearances to the contrary — convertibles don’t create any additional safety risk for drivers in a crash. Shoppers m... Read More
Purists, Lament! 2021 Porsche 718 GTS 4.0, Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 Add Automatic

By Brian Normile on June 24, 2020

Shopping for a new Porsche 718 Boxster or 718 Cayman and find the manual-transmission-only trim levels appealing? Well, we’ve got some good news and some bad news: The good news is that all 2021 71... Read More
Living With a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8: All That and Fuel Efficient Too?

By Aaron Bragman on June 24, 2020

The 2020 Corvette Stingray C8 is an astonishing bargain for a car that can get from 0-to-60 mph in about 3 seconds with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine. Read More
Volkswagen Updates 2021 Arteon Sedan With New Interior, Mild Facelift

By Aaron Bragman on June 23, 2020

Mid-size sedans are still waning in popularity, but VW is still pushing for its share of the shrinking pie with a freshened 2021 Arteon. Read More
The 2020 American-Made Index: Which Cars Are Most American?

By Kelsey Mays on June 23, 2020

Since 2006,’s American-Made Index has given shoppers interested in supporting the U.S. economy a list of the most American-made vehicles, by our judgment of various metrics. After highligh... Read More 2020 American-Made Index: What About the Least American Cars?

By Kelsey Mays on June 23, 2020’s 2020 American-Made Index ranks vehicles built and bought in the U.S., as determined by a range of economic factors. Having named, at most, the 15 most American cars annually since the AM... Read More