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Review: 2019 Honda Civic – Leading the Shrinking Pack

Overview (Final Score: 96%) The 2019 Honda Civic is a compact/midsized car that serves multiple buyer groups. Available in three body configurations, coupe, sedan, and five-door hatchback,...

Review: 2019 Toyota RAV4 – Will It Remain King of the Mountain?

Overview (Final Score: B) Toyota’s new 2019 RAV4 is updated after a very long span of time in which it remained a top seller. This two-row crossover...

Review: All-New 2018 Toyota Camry Adds More Excitement To a Safe Bet

*Go straight to the FULL REVIEW. Overview (Final Score: A) The Toyota Camry is the dominant midsize sedan in America. Together with the Honda Accord, it defines the...

Review: All-New 2018 Nissan Leaf Delivers Great Mix of Fun, Value and Space

*Go straight to the FULL REVIEW. Overview (Final Score: A) For 2018, Nissan’s legendary Leaf battery electric vehicle (BEV) is all new. This Leaf feels more energetic on...

Review: 2018 Nissan Rogue Loses Third Row But Upgrades Standard Active Safety

*Go straight to the FULL REVIEW. Overview (Final Score: B+) The two-row Nissan Rogue compact crossover is Nissan’s top-selling family vehicle. At times it has topped the sales...

Review: 2018 Toyota Camry Makes the ‘Safe Bet’ a Little More Exciting

*Go straight to the FULL REVIEW. Overview (Final Score: A) The Toyota Camry is the dominant midsize sedan in America. Together with the Honda Accord, it defines...

Review: Compact 2018 Hyundai Elantra Offers Outstanding Value, Performance and Safety

*Go straight to the FULL REVIEW. Overview (Final Score: A-) The compact Hyundai Elantra sedan was updated for 2018 and an all-new Elantra GT hatchback was introduced...

Review: 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Scores on Value and Safety Despite Lackluster Ride

*Go straight to the FULL REVIEW. Overview (Final Score: C+) The Mitsubishi Outlander is cleverly named. The word Outlander is a mashup of Subaru’s Outback and Toyota’s...

Review: 2018 Honda Fit Is Spacious and Well Connected for City Driving

*Go straight to the FULL REVIEW. Overview (Final Score: C) The Fit is Honda’s entry-level subcompact/compact offering in America, having taken the Civic’s place in that segment...

Review: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SE Perfectly Sized for Family Comfort

*Go straight to the FULL REVIEW. Overview (Final Score: C) The Volkswagen Tiguan is new for 2018. VW has up-sized the Tiguan to better fit the larger...