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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.

2021 Acura TLX Review: Subtle Changes, Big Improvements

By Aaron Bragman on September 23, 2020

Acura gets you, America — they know you’ve given up on sedans in favor of SUVs. But that doesn’t mean they’re giving up on you, especially since 30% of buyers still want a traditional sedan, accord... Read More

2021 Acura TLX Review: Subtle Changes, Big Improvements

By Aaron Bragman on September 23, 2020

Acura gets you, America — they know you’ve given up on sedans in favor of SUVs. But that doesn’t mean they’re giving up on you, especially since 30% of buyers still want a traditional sedan, accord... Read More

2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Review: An Efficient, High-Performance Cruiser

By Aaron Bragman on September 22, 2020

Grand touring cars are a special breed of machine, meant to be both luxurious and entertaining to drive — but getting the balance right is a delicate maneuver. They’re generally larger and softer m... Read More

2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Review: An Efficient, High-Performance Cruiser

By Aaron Bragman on September 22, 2020

Grand touring cars are a special breed of machine, meant to be both luxurious and entertaining to drive — but getting the balance right is a delicate maneuver. They’re generally larger and softer m... Read More

2021 GMC Yukon Denali Review: Finally, the Denali Is Different

By Aaron Bragman on September 21, 2020

The verdict: The redesigned 2021 GMC Yukon Denali is so good, you’ll wonder why you need to spend more for the new Cadillac Escalade. Versus the competition: It’s more spacious than anything from L... Read More

2021 GMC Yukon Denali Review: Finally, the Denali Is Different

By Aaron Bragman on September 21, 2020

The verdict: The redesigned 2021 GMC Yukon Denali is so good, you’ll wonder why you need to spend more for the new Cadillac Escalade. Versus the competition: It’s more spacious than anything from L... Read More

2021 Honda Odyssey Review: Don’t Fear the Road Trip

By Jennifer Geiger on September 16, 2020

The verdict: Traveling with multiple kids presents a decent amount of challenges, and the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan offers a host of solutions designed to help keep parents comfortable and kids fr... Read More

2021 Honda Odyssey Review: Don’t Fear the Road Trip

By Jennifer Geiger on September 16, 2020

The verdict: Traveling with multiple kids presents a decent amount of challenges, and the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan offers a host of solutions designed to help keep parents comfortable and kids fr... Read More

2020 Jeep Compass Review: A Compact SUV That Lost Its Way

By Jennifer Geiger on September 10, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 Jeep Compass — especially in off-road-ready Trailhawk trim — has the potential to be one of the spiciest models in a bland compact SUV class, but with an anemic powertrain and... Read More

2020 Jeep Compass Review: A Compact SUV That Lost Its Way

By Jennifer Geiger on September 10, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 Jeep Compass — especially in off-road-ready Trailhawk trim — has the potential to be one of the spiciest models in a bland compact SUV class, but with an anemic powertrain and... Read More

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 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 verdict: A highly entertaining sports sedan packed with Scandinavian design, but its range, room and price keep it from true greatness. Versus the competition: There’s only one big target here:... Read More

2021 Polestar 2 Review: Is This the Future of Sports Sedans?

By Aaron Bragman on September 2, 2020

The verdict: A highly entertaining sports sedan packed with Scandinavian design, but its range, room and price keep it from true greatness. Versus the competition: There’s only one big target here:... Read More

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Review: This Beauty Is a Beast

By Mike Hanley on August 26, 2020

The verdict: 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.  Versus the competition: Yo... Read More

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Review: This Beauty Is a Beast

By Mike Hanley on August 26, 2020

The verdict: 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.  Versus the competition: Yo... 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 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

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