2018 Subaru Crosstrek

30 Mar
2018 Subaru Crosstrek first driveThe 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the second generation of the small off-roader. It's a small, wagon-esque crossover with impressive capability—it hit a sweet spot for many shoppers thanks to its flexibility and versatility. It has a wash-and-wear attitude that resonates with many outdoorsy types. This generation improves upon some of that first...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

1 Feb
2018 Volkswagen TiguanSecond chances don’t come easily, but not much about Volkswagen has been painless recently. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a big compact crossover SUV—or a small mid-sizer, perhaps—climbing the comeback trail for the automaker. Like the full-size Atlas, the Tiguan aims straight at buyers’ preferences for tall-riding vehicles...

2018 Lincoln Navigator

26 Jan
2018 Lincoln Navigator L in Black Label Destination trimThe 2018 Lincoln Navigator full-size SUV is the king of bling again. It has returned to fine star-coddling form. It’s a stunning piece of luxury hardware that gives no quarter to hard-edged, featureless performance. It is all about glamour, and it doesn’t care who knows how much it weighs or how much it drinks. The 2018 Navigator is as...

2018 GMC Terrain

24 Jan
2018 GMC Terrain, 2017 Detroit auto showThe 2018 GMC Terrain isn't as butch and right-angled as it used to be, but it's still every bit as upmarket. The new sport-utility vehicle from General Motors digs liberally into same parts bin as the Chevy Equinox, but adds creased metal, bigger fenders, and a tougher grille to stand apart. The Terrain is offered in SL, SLE, SLT, and top Denali...

2018 Ford EcoSport

19 Jan
2018 Ford EcosportAs the sixth utility vehicle spawned under the blue-oval badge, the 2018 Ford EcoSport joins a family with a long and proud history of strong sales and good value. It’s distinct enough from the slightly larger Escape to hold its own appeal, but the 2018 EcoSport is hardly fresh out of the bubble wrap, and it shows in some ways that might not...

2019 Kia Forte video preview

17 Jan
2019 Kia Forte, 2018 Detroit auto showThere is big value in small sedans for new car shoppers. Few cars pack as many features with as much space, for such a low price. Now the 2019 Kia Forte adds a whole lot of style. The Forte raided the closet of its bigger brother Stinger for its looks. The Forte’s windshield has been pushed back nearly half a foot for a long-hood look. The...

2018 Ford Mustang

16 Jan
2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2The 2018 Ford Mustang is an iconic muscle car. Top down or top up, four or eight cylinders, with or without track weapons, the two-door, rear-drive car soldiers into 2018 with new body panels, a new transmission, available suspension setup, and digital dash. The rental-fleet stalwart V-6 is gone. For its more potent V-8 engine, improved turbo-4...

2019 Volkswagen Jetta video preview

16 Jan
2019 Volkswagen Jetta, 2018 Detroit auto showThe 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is here, and even if it doesn't look at that different from its predecessor, it's what's underneath that counts. And there are some major changes that make the 2019 Jetta ride and handle like the pint-size luxury sedan it once was. First, some inside baseball. The 2019 Jetta now rides on the same, sophisticated...

2019 Ford Ranger video preview

15 Jan
2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto showIt's hard to believe that Ford, the truck leader for four decades, hasn't had a mid-size pickup since 2011. Well, now the Ranger rides again. The Ranger never actually went away. Our Ranger is actually based on a global truck that's been around since 2009, but Ford has beefed it up for our North American tastes. Under the hood is one powertrain...

2018 Buick Enclave

5 Jan
2018 Buick EnclaveIt took nearly a decade, but the world now can welcome a new Buick Enclave for the 2018 model year. With its lovely silhouette and road manners and hugely comfortable cabin, the new Enclave rings the rating bell at 7.8 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Buick delivers its best shape yet with the 2018 Enclave. It relies on the oldest...