Expert Reviews

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Review: Hitting the Sweet Spot

By Aaron Bragman on September 3, 2020

The verdict: The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a surprisingly fun-to-drive, spacious, competent little crossover that looks good and represents a decent value in its lower trims. Versus the competi... Read More
2021 Polestar 2 Review: Is This the Future of Sports Sedans?

By Aaron Bragman on September 2, 2020

The 2021 Polestar 2 is a highly entertaining sports sedan packed with Scandinavian design, but its range, room and price keep it from true greatness. Read More
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Review: This Beauty Is a Beast

By Mike Hanley on August 26, 2020

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C roadster is striking to behold and even better to drive. It’s a true sports car, for better or worse — but mostly for the better. Read More
2021 Kia K5 Sedan Review: Former Optima Is Nearly Optimal

By Joe Wiesenfelder on August 19, 2020

The verdict: A stylish redesign that should have left its new name and optional touchscreen system on the drawing board. Versus the competition: A more attractive take than Hyundai’s frowny new Son... Read More
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 Review: Mercedes’ SUV GLAteway Drug

By Aaron Bragman on August 17, 2020

The verdict: The new entry point into Mercedes-Benz’s SUV lineup is bigger and improved, but the 2021 GLA250 still features funkiness to its powertrain behavior that left me frustrated. Versus the ... Read More
2020 Toyota Yaris XLE Sedan Review: Frugal Can Be Fun

By Aaron Bragman on August 13, 2020

The latest Toyota Yaris might look a little unusual if you’re familiar with how most Toyotas look these days. Simply put, it doesn’t look much like other Toyotas, and there’s a good reason for that... Read More
2020 Cadillac CT5 Review: Get the Turbo Six, When You Can Find One

By Joe Bruzek on August 11, 2020

The verdict: Starting $10,000 less than the Cadillac CTS it replaces, the new 2020 Cadillac CT5 maintains a generously sized interior in a more affordable package.  Versus the competition: The CT5’... Read More
2021 Bentley Bentayga Review: Upgrading the Upgraded

By Aaron Bragman on August 11, 2020

The verdict: Changes to Bentley’s Bentayga ultra-luxury SUV for 2021 give it a more up-to-date feel without sacrificing the luxury for which it’s known. Versus the competition: It’s more luxurious ... Read More
2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4 Review: All the 911 Goodness, Just Breezier

By Aaron Bragman on August 10, 2020

The verdict: The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4 is expensive and exclusive, but swapping a solid roof for a retractable panel does little to dampen the amazing qualities of the latest-generation Porsche ... Read More
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Review: A Different-Flavored Ford Expedition Fighter

By Aaron Bragman on August 10, 2020

The bigger, bolder 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe feels like a massive upgrade over the old one, loaded up with technology, style, luxury and capability. Read More