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We dive deep into the cars by taking the cars for test drives, analyzing the technology, reviewing new trims, comparing safety features and more. Read about the pros and cons of cars coming to market, which are selected by our editors to help with your car search.

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Review: Reaching Fuel Potential?

By Kelsey Mays on September 19, 2019

Late last year, a new hybrid version of the redesigned Toyota RAV4 improbably proved the fun choice for the SUV. Its chief rival, the new Ford Escape Hybrid, might deserve the same banner: It’s fun... Read More

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Review: Reaching Fuel Potential?

By Kelsey Mays on September 19, 2019

Late last year, a new hybrid version of the redesigned Toyota RAV4 improbably proved the fun choice for the SUV. Its chief rival, the new Ford Escape Hybrid, might deserve the same banner: It’s fun... Read More

2019 BMW 330i Review: Now More Machine Than Man

By Brian Wong on September 18, 2019

The redesigned BMW 3 Series comes with a renewed focus on technology and luxury, but loses some of its driving character in the bargain. Read More

2019 BMW 330i Review: Now More Machine Than Man

By Brian Wong on September 18, 2019

The redesigned BMW 3 Series comes with a renewed focus on technology and luxury, but loses some of its driving character in the bargain. Read More

2020 Ford Escape Review: Better on the Big Stuff

By Kelsey Mays on September 17, 2019

Redesigned for 2020, the fourth-generation Ford Escape erases many deficiencies of its predecessor, a respectable model that aged well over seven model years. We’ve likened the new SUV’s rounded st... Read More

2020 Ford Escape Review: Better on the Big Stuff

By Kelsey Mays on September 17, 2019

Redesigned for 2020, the fourth-generation Ford Escape erases many deficiencies of its predecessor, a respectable model that aged well over seven model years. We’ve likened the new SUV’s rounded st... Read More

2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop John Cooper Works Review: Small Car, Massive Entertainment

By Aaron Bragman on September 16, 2019

The verdict: Mini’s original small, sporty model still proves massively entertaining, but it’s getting pricey for what it delivers. Versus the competition: Small, sporty cars are becoming increasin... Read More

2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop John Cooper Works Review: Small Car, Massive Entertainment

By Aaron Bragman on September 16, 2019

The verdict: Mini’s original small, sporty model still proves massively entertaining, but it’s getting pricey for what it delivers. Versus the competition: Small, sporty cars are becoming increasin... Read More

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review: Form Over Function

By Fred Meier on September 12, 2019

The verdict: The Evoque is stylish, nimble and capable — and that may be enough for many to overlook its lack of space, hard-to-use multimedia system and controls, and balky powertrain. Versus the ... Read More

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review: Form Over Function

By Fred Meier on September 12, 2019

The verdict: The Evoque is stylish, nimble and capable — and that may be enough for many to overlook its lack of space, hard-to-use multimedia system and controls, and balky powertrain. Versus the ... Read More

2019 Kia Optima: A Value Player, Not an Athlete

By Kelsey Mays on September 11, 2019

The verdict: The Kia Optima overcomes a hit-and-miss driving experience with value galore, especially now that Kia has added much-needed standard safety features for 2019. Versus the competition: E... Read More

2019 Kia Optima: A Value Player, Not an Athlete

By Kelsey Mays on September 11, 2019

The verdict: The Kia Optima overcomes a hit-and-miss driving experience with value galore, especially now that Kia has added much-needed standard safety features for 2019. Versus the competition: E... Read More

2019 Ford Edge Review: Solid, But the Shine Is Wearing Off

By Fred Meier on September 10, 2019

Verdict: The Edge has excellent ride-and-handling balance along with sophisticated driver-assistance and multimedia tech, but its interior quality lags its price, and all but the ST model need more... Read More

2019 Ford Edge Review: Solid, But the Shine Is Wearing Off

By Fred Meier on September 10, 2019

Verdict: The Edge has excellent ride-and-handling balance along with sophisticated driver-assistance and multimedia tech, but its interior quality lags its price, and all but the ST model need more... Read More

2020 Toyota Corolla Review: Hatchback-Nice With a Trunk and Real Backseat

By Fred Meier on September 9, 2019

The verdict: The redesigned 2020 Corolla rises above the sedan’s “appliance” reputation: It’s better-looking, nicer inside, offers more luxuries, has outstanding safety tech and is more engaging to... Read More

2020 Toyota Corolla Review: Hatchback-Nice With a Trunk and Real Backseat

By Fred Meier on September 9, 2019

The verdict: The redesigned 2020 Corolla rises above the sedan’s “appliance” reputation: It’s better-looking, nicer inside, offers more luxuries, has outstanding safety tech and is more engaging to... Read More

2020 Subaru Outback Review: Punching Above Its Weight Class

By Aaron Bragman on September 5, 2019

The verdict: The new Subaru Outback may not look terribly new, but it is — and it’s the best one Subaru has ever made. Versus the competition: It has some impressive SUV competitors, but when you f... Read More

2020 Subaru Outback Review: Punching Above Its Weight Class

By Aaron Bragman on September 5, 2019

The verdict: The new Subaru Outback may not look terribly new, but it is — and it’s the best one Subaru has ever made. Versus the competition: It has some impressive SUV competitors, but when you f... Read More

2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered Review: Smooth, Not Sporty

By Brian Wong on August 29, 2019

The 2020 Volvo XC60 compact luxury SUV sees a bunch of small tweaks for the new model year, as Volvo tends to do with each of its models lately, but what is worthy of our attention is the one big c... Read More

2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered Review: Smooth, Not Sporty

By Brian Wong on August 29, 2019

The 2020 Volvo XC60 compact luxury SUV sees a bunch of small tweaks for the new model year, as Volvo tends to do with each of its models lately, but what is worthy of our attention is the one big c... Read More