Expert Reviews

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Review: Right Place, Wrong Timing

By Joe Bruzek on May 7, 2021

The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is hard to recommend as a luxury three-row family hauler, but it makes sense as a two-row adventure-mobile, which is what you get with the Heritage Edition. Read More
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review: Comfortable, Tidy and Almost There

By Joe Wiesenfelder on May 5, 2021

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is a comfortable, versatile new EV that’s held back in daily use more by its frustrating controls than by its average range. Read More
2022 Kia Carnival Review: Almost Magic

By Jennifer Geiger on May 3, 2021

The 2022 Kia Carnival’s new convenience goodies and affordable price make it competitive, but other minivans have more powertrain options. Read More
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy Review: The Rich Get Richer

By Brian Normile on April 26, 2021

The verdict: A new optional powertrain fixes the most significant weakness in the otherwise well-rounded Santa Fe. Versus the competition: Even with a new top trim level, called Calligraphy, the mo... Read More
2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Review: Plug-In Hybrid Pass/Fail

By Joe Wiesenfelder on April 14, 2021

The Recharge T8 version of the 2021 XC60 luxury compact SUV is as well rounded in its plug-in aspects as the gas version is in every other way. Read More
2021 Toyota Prius Review: High Mileage, for a Price

By Kelsey Mays on April 13, 2021

Sky-high fuel efficiency with front- or all-wheel drive remains the main draw for the 2021 version of Toyota’s iconic Prius hybrid, even as the aging current generation grows less competitive in ot... Read More
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Review: From Outcast to Outstanding

By Aaron Bragman on April 6, 2021

An all-new platform transforms the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander from a quirky, dated entry in the compact crossover field to a sophisticated, technology-packed, desirable SUV. Read More
2021 Nissan Leaf Review: Is It Still Relevant?

By Joe Bruzek on April 1, 2021

The Nissan Leaf is a vestige of early mass-market EVs in the U.S., from when EV powertrains were crammed into small compact cars — hard to reconcile with a $40,000-plus sticker price for some versi... Read More
2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review: Big, Classy Efficiency

By Aaron Bragman on March 31, 2021

The verdict: If you still enjoy big, comfortable family sedans, there aren’t many left that can match the Avalon Hybrid’s spacious interior, comfortable accommodations and excellent gas mileage. Ve... Read More
2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review: Classy in a Class of Its Own

By Jennifer Geiger on March 25, 2021

The verdict: As every SUV in the parking lot starts to look the same, the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon near-luxury mid-size hatchback stands out as a roomy, refined and refreshingly pleasant alternative ... Read More