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2020 Nissan Versa: Everything You Need to Know

By Jennifer Geiger on September 26, 2019

In this age of SUV ubiquity, some automakers are giving up on small cars — but not Nissan. Its smallest sedan, the Versa, got redesigned for 2020, and although the emphasis for this starter car is ... Read More
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan, Hybrid and Hatchback: Everything You Need to Know

By Fred Meier on September 19, 2019

The sturdy and dependable Toyota Corolla compact sedan was fully redesigned for the 2020 model year on a new platform with upgrades that make it more stylish and more interesting — and extend its a... Read More
2020 Toyota Corolla Review: Hatchback-Nice With a Trunk and Real Backseat

By Fred Meier on September 9, 2019

The much-improved 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan has most of the underpinnings, amped-up tech and nicer trim previewed on the 2019 Corolla Hatchback – but iadds a legitimate backseat and trunk. Read More
2019 Mazda3: 10 Things We Like (and 7 Not So Much)

By Fred Meier on July 8, 2019

The 2019 Mazda3 keeps its traditional strengths and adds to them as it tries to be more premium. Here are 10 things we like and seven less so in the new compact Mazda sedan. Read More
2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Shines in Crash Tests But Not Headlight Ratings

By Fred Meier on June 19, 2019

The 2020 Toyota Corolla earned a Top Safety Pick award in IIHS testing when equipped with optional curve-adaptive headlights system, but its score fell short of a Top Safety Pick Plus. Read More
Honda Civic, CR-V Extended Warranty Buys Time to Fix Tainted Oil Defect

By Fred Meier on May 28, 2019

Honda is giving about a million 2016-18 Civics and 2017-18 CR-Vs with the 1.5-liter turbo engine an extra year of warranty coverage over complaints of gasoline contaminating the oil. Read More
2019 Mazda3 Review: Niche Appeal

By Kelsey Mays on May 14, 2019

Redesigned for 2019, the Mazda3 doubles down on its roots as a car for drivers, not passengers. Read More
2019 Hyundai Elantra Review: Pleasant, Poised and Primed to Take on Rivals

By Jennifer Geiger on March 19, 2019

For 2019, the Hyundai Elantra gets a significant refresh. Its powertrains carry over, but its exterior styling has gone from mild to wild. The new model also gets a revised multimedia screen as wel... Read More
Which 2019 Honda Civic Trim Level Should I Buy: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L or Touring?

By Mike Hanley on December 20, 2018

Some people know exactly what Honda Civic is right for them. (I’d take a Civic Type R hatchback in Aegean Blue Metallic, thank you very much.) But if you’re somewhat less certain which ... Read More
Redesigned 2019 Mazda3 Simplifies Look, Introduces Hybrid

By Kelsey Mays on December 18, 2018

Competes with: Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Jetta Looks like: A mix of Mazda6 and CX-5 up front, plus a whole lotta C-pillar on the hatchback Drivetra... Read More