Comparisons

Volvo XC90 Versus Audi Q7: Luxury SUVs Go Head-to-Head

By Kelsey Mays and Joe Wiesenfelder on April 20, 2016


CARS.COM — The Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90 went without redesigns for an automotive eternity: nine and 12 model years, respectively. If cars were houseguests, these SUVs were the in-laws that dragged Christmas vacation into February. Related: Follow Our Long-Term… Read More

Volvo XC90 Versus Audi Q7: Luxury SUVs Go Head-to-Head

By Kelsey Mays and Joe Wiesenfelder on April 20, 2016

CARS.COM — The Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90 went without redesigns for an automotive eternity: nine and 12 model years, respectively. If cars were houseguests, these SUVs were the in-laws that dragged Christmas vacation into February. Related: Follow Our Long-Term… Read More

Should You Buy a Loaded Toyota Avalon Hybrid or Base Lexus ES 300h?

By Joe Bruzek on February 1, 2016

CARS.COM — The Toyota Avalon is a borderline luxury car with its high-quality interior and luxury-like exterior styling. But isn't that what Toyota's luxury brand Lexus is for? The 2016 Lexus ES that's based on the Avalon is a legitimate… Read More

Subcompact Hatchback Head-to-Head: Honda Fit and Nissan Versa Note

By Joe Bruzek and Mike Hanley on November 11, 2015

Squint at the Honda Fit and Nissan Versa Note parked side by side and you may find it hard to tell the difference between the two subcompact hatchbacks, especially when both are painted shades of red, like the two we… Read More

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Vs. Audi A4: Compact Luxury Head-to-Head

By Joe Bruzek on October 7, 2015

The last time we drove the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4 for a comparison, the C-Class ended up last place in a multicar challenge with five other luxury sedans and scored way behind even the fifth-place-finisher A4. A lot has… Read More

What's the Ultimate Minivan?

By Patrick Olsen on September 21, 2015

Many knowledgeable drivers will tell you that minivans are among the most utilitarian vehicles sold today: No other vehicle uses space quite so well. The reality is, many of those who buy minivans buy them fully loaded, and that's why… Read More

Which Minivan Gets the Best Mileage?

By Jennifer Geiger on September 21, 2015

Minivans are family-hauling stars, but where they don't shine as brightly is in fuel efficiency. Large, heavy and V-6-powered, the minivan class gets an average combined EPA rating of 20 mpg. How does that translate to real-world driving? The Ultimate… Read More

SUV Comparison: 2016 Kia Sorento Vs. 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

By Joe Bruzek on September 14, 2015

Just a year ago, the Kia Sorento might have been out of place in a comparison with the three-row Hyundai Santa Fe. The outgoing Sorento was on the smaller side, but for 2016, the Sorento is more of a Santa… Read More

2014 Jeep Cherokee Versus 2014 Mazda CX-5

By Joe Bruzek on July 9, 2014

In our latest head-to-head comparison we pit Cars.com's long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee against a formidable competitor: Mazda's 2015 CX-5. The CX-5 came to us in our regular rotation of press cars and was ripe for a duel with our Cherokee,… Read More

Volt Versus All: How Does Chevy's Plug-in Hold Up Against the Plug-In Competition?

By Aaron Bragman on July 2, 2014

Cars.com owned one of the earliest Chevrolet Volts in the country for more than a year and experienced the highs and lows of ownership. I've had my own Bow-Tie brand plug-in for nearly two years, and I've routinely been one of… Read More

When a Hybrid Doesn't Outperform at the Pump

By Robby DeGraff on April 22, 2013

Luxury and hybrid don't necessarily go together in the car world. Buyers who can afford an expensive luxury car typically can afford an expensive stop at the gas station. Why even consider a hybrid version? There are entry-level models that… Read More