What’s New for 2018: Audi

16 Dec
2017 Audi A5 Sportback g-tron (European model), driven, Aug 2017  [photo: Ronan Glon]For 2018, the Audi lineup sees myriad small changes—but there's even more to come next year. Soon, an all-new flagship will arrive: the 2019 Audi A8. Look for its style and features to influence the brand's lineup for the next decade. Hot on its heels is an all-new A7 that will be followed up by a similarly revised A6. For now, the automaker...

What’s New for 2018: GMC

14 Dec
2018 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate Black EditionGeneral Motors' continued efforts to differentiate its truck brand from the rest of its offerings are in full force this year. The automaker's redesigned Terrain crossover has an all-new design and a transmission that set it apart from the related Chevrolet Equinox. Although they're the same under the skin, they don't look and feel much alike...

What’s New for 2018: Volkswagen

13 Dec
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan R-LineThis year, the VW lineup grows upward and outward with the introduction of two new crossovers both available with seating for the entire family. The long-anticipated VW Atlas is the brand's first true three-row crossover. It's especially roomy in row three and its driving dynamics make it something of a hoot on a curvy road. At least for a big...

What’s New for 2018: Jeep

13 Dec
2018 Jeep WranglerFor 2018, Jeep reinvents its icon: the Wrangler. That's no small feat, and not one that comes often. Fortunately, the off-road brand didn't merely slap lipstick on the dated outgoing model and it didn't bow to regulators in search of massive fuel economy gains. Instead, it's more capable than ever. Anywhere. The rest of the Jeep lineup isn't quite...

What’s New for 2018: Subaru

13 Dec
2018 Subaru OutbackYou're not the only one seeing more and more Subarus popping up. The automaker is on a roll, largely fueled by strong demand for its crossovers and tall wagons—the Outback, Forester, and Crosstrek. This year, there's an all new Crosstrek on offer. It might look a lot like last year's model, but it rides on an updated platform and has a far...

What’s New for 2018: Mini

12 Dec
2018 Mini Countryman Mini's lineup isn't quite as maxi as it was a couple of years ago. That's a good thing since it has allowed the BMW-owned British icon to dial down overlap between models that didn't really have a mission. Today's lineup is more focused on what consumers really want—the standard Cooper in classic three-door and more practical five-door...

What’s New for 2018: Volvo

11 Dec
2018 Volvo XC60 T8Volvo's full lineup transformation continues for 2018 with several new models. The highlight this year is arguably the brand's XC60 compact crossover. If you're familiar with the groundbreaking XC90 that debuted a couple of years ago, you can take that idea and leave it in the dryer for too long. The XC60 uses the same engines and tech as the...

What’s New for 2018: Honda

6 Dec
2018 Honda AccordThe mid-size sedan is back, at least as far as we're concerned. So smitten with the 2018 Honda Accord's clean-sheet redesign that we named the four-door our Best Car to Buy this year. It's really that good, with its sinewy shape, its sublime turbo-4 engines, its roomy interior, and a chassis that's as entertaining when pushed as it is comfortable...

What’s New for 2018: Ram

8 Nov
2018 Ram 2500Tuck builder Ram is in something of a holding pattern this year as the brand gets ready to redesign its flagship Ram 1500 pickup for the 2019 model year. Still, there are a few notable changes worth reporting, but you'd better get ready to spend big bucks if you want the latest and greatest. The 2018 Ram pickup lineup is newly available in even...

What’s New for 2018: Acura

8 Nov
2018 Acura TLXAfter reviving its NSX sports car last year, Acura isn't taking 2018 off. Two of the automaker's three sedans get new looks for the 2018 model year, while the popular MDX crossover gains some big technology updates inside. Headlining the changes is a major mid-cycle update to the brand's flagship RLX sedan. Although hardly a big seller—less...