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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 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

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review: Unique, Expensive and Massively Entertaining

By Aaron Bragman on January 23, 2020

The verdict: As a Jeep that’s also a pickup truck, the Gladiator works beautifully. As a pickup alone, it’s less successful. Versus the competition:  If you need a capable mid-size pickup that goes... Read More

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review: Unique, Expensive and Massively Entertaining

By Aaron Bragman on January 23, 2020

The verdict: As a Jeep that’s also a pickup truck, the Gladiator works beautifully. As a pickup alone, it’s less successful. Versus the competition:  If you need a capable mid-size pickup that goes... Read More

2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel Review: Efficiency You Can Feel (and Hear)

By Brian Wong on November 11, 2019

Several words describe the Jeep Wrangler: boxy, iconic, fun, capable. But a word I wouldn’t associate with Jeep’s off-road specialist is efficient. The Wrangler has always suffered in the fuel econ... Read More

2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel Review: Efficiency You Can Feel (and Hear)

By Brian Wong on November 11, 2019

Several words describe the Jeep Wrangler: boxy, iconic, fun, capable. But a word I wouldn’t associate with Jeep’s off-road specialist is efficient. The Wrangler has always suffered in the fuel econ... Read More

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review: Good Old Dog Running Out of Tricks

By Brian Normile on October 10, 2019

The verdict: The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a solid, stylish SUV that’s starting to show its age — no surprise, given the current generation has been around since 2011, with only a cosmetic refres... Read More

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review: Good Old Dog Running Out of Tricks

By Brian Normile on October 10, 2019

The verdict: The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a solid, stylish SUV that’s starting to show its age — no surprise, given the current generation has been around since 2011, with only a cosmetic refres... Read More

Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Lexus LC 500h Attracts Admirers

By Brian Normile on October 8, 2018

Over the past week, our readers have shown impeccable taste when it comes to vehicle styling, bringing the 2018 Lexus LC 500h into second place among our most read car reviews. In fact, more peop... Read More

Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Lexus LC 500h Attracts Admirers

By Brian Normile on October 8, 2018

Over the past week, our readers have shown impeccable taste when it comes to vehicle styling, bringing the 2018 Lexus LC 500h into second place among our most read car reviews. In fact, more peop... Read More

Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Y'all Really Like the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Huh?

By Brian Normile on September 9, 2018

Once again, our review of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler sits atop our weekly rankings. Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman — himself a proud owner of the previous JK generation of the Wrangler — praises Jee... Read More

Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Y'all Really Like the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Huh?

By Brian Normile on September 9, 2018

Once again, our review of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler sits atop our weekly rankings. Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman — himself a proud owner of the previous JK generation of the Wrangler — praises Jee... Read More

Top 5 Car Reviews and Videos of the Week

By Matt Schmitz on August 19, 2018

In his critique of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe, Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley says that, although Mercedes-Benz vehicles are on the spendy side even at their starting price, this luxury per... Read More

Top 5 Car Reviews and Videos of the Week

By Matt Schmitz on August 19, 2018

In his critique of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe, Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley says that, although Mercedes-Benz vehicles are on the spendy side even at their starting price, this luxury per... Read More

2019 Jeep Cherokee Review: The Edge of Greatness

By Joe Wiesenfelder on August 1, 2018

A powerful new turbo engine option improves things, but an ill-tempered transmission still holds back the otherwise well-rounded, newly updated 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Read More

2019 Jeep Cherokee Review: The Edge of Greatness

By Joe Wiesenfelder on August 1, 2018

A powerful new turbo engine option improves things, but an ill-tempered transmission still holds back the otherwise well-rounded, newly updated 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Read More

2018 Jeep Wrangler Review: Lighter, Stronger, User-Friendlier and More Comfortable, But Not Cheaper

By Aaron Bragman on March 13, 2018

Better on-road, more capable off-road, lighter, roomier, friendlier — Jeep has solved most of the problems preventing people from buying a Wrangler.   Read More

2018 Jeep Wrangler Review: Lighter, Stronger, User-Friendlier and More Comfortable, But Not Cheaper

By Aaron Bragman on March 13, 2018

Better on-road, more capable off-road, lighter, roomier, friendlier — Jeep has solved most of the problems preventing people from buying a Wrangler.   Read More

2017 Jeep Cherokee: Our View

By Mike Hanley on April 20, 2017

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee's roomy cabin and refined ride impress, but even though its nine-speed automatic transmission has gotten better with age, it's still not fully baked. Read More

2017 Jeep Cherokee: Our View

By Mike Hanley on April 20, 2017

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee's roomy cabin and refined ride impress, but even though its nine-speed automatic transmission has gotten better with age, it's still not fully baked. Read More