Reviews

The new Toyota Highlander is the latest addition to the three-row SUV segment, combining a family-friendly, easy-to-live-with character with a big cabin and modern technologies. As with almost every modern Toyota, the fourth-generation Highlander has moved on to the company’s TNGA architecture, claiming to be not only safer and more comfortable but also more durable
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The 2021 BMW 4-Series is a coupe. It’s not coupe-like; it doesn’t have four doors or a goofy roofline and a goofier name. The 4-Series is a bona fide two-door classic coupe. Let us rejoice.  Like the 3-Series upon which it is based, the 2021 4-Series is longer, wider, more powerful, and more athletic for
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The 2021 Buick Envision five-seat crossover SUV is updated with a stylish new exterior,  more standard safety features, and the brand’s top Avenir trim for the first time. It is smaller than the Buick Enclave and bigger than the Buick Encore GX. The Envision competes against the Lincoln Corsair, Cadillac XT4, Lexus NX, Acura RDX,
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You’d be forgiven for forgetting about the mid-size Acura TLX sedan.  Up against heavyweights from other luxury automakers, the TLX fell behind. Up against best-selling crossovers from Acura, the TLX got lost in the shuffle.  This time around, the 2021 Acura TLX sculpts a daring shape around zesty turbocharged engines and powertrains to jog our
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With the 2021 5-Series luxury mid-size sedan, BMW proves that less is more—except when more is more.  The new sedan arrives this July with more power in some versions, more electrified options, and more screens. Its grille takes up comparably less space on its snout than some other BMWs (7-Series, we’re looking at you) and
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The Audi A4 sedan is historically the most familiar car in the automaker’s lineup and somehow the most overlooked. Say what? Next to manic coupe crossovers and all-electric wagons, it takes more than just a good value to stand out, apparently.  We give the A4 a 6.7 TCC Rating thanks to its stellar safety scorecard
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Packed with standard and optional equipment and available in a variety of models, the 2021 Audi A8 wears its flagship status well. The feature sets teamed with the high-tech infotainment system and advanced driver-assist technologies qualifies the A8 as a 9 out of 10 for features on our scale.  Audi offers the A8 in only
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It’s no secret that wagons, alongside other traditional body styles, are rapidly losing ground to SUVs, but let’s face it, it’s not like all of them were or are good. Look at Buick, for instance, which thought that they could sell enough Regal TourXs to make it viable, but they were wrong, and their crossover-flavored
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The 2021 Hyundai Veloster hatchback is the right friend, at the right time, for the right price. Its expressive shapes, quirky demeanor, and punchy powertrain stare us in the face to ask: Why so serious, bro? The Veloster is all about fun, but its 6.7 TCC Rating is seriously good. Not much is new this
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The 2021 Toyota Venza is a two-row hybrid crossover SUV that’s smaller than the three-row Highlander, and largely based on the RAV4. It revives an older name for Toyota that was previously applied to a wagon, but the new Venza sheds any resemblance to those cars with its fast roofline and chromed kick near the
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The 2021 Encore GX lacks for little even in its base configuration, and GM’s latest infotainment system gets kudos for its interface and for its connectivity. That’s two extra points above average for features, for a 7 here. Prices for the 2021 model aren’t available yet, but for the 2020 Encore GX, Buick charges $25,095
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The 2021 Audi A6 is well-equipped among luxury sedans. Top trims are very fast, very luxurious, and also very expensive. Audi offers the A6 in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels and it costs $55,895 to start, including destination. The S6 performance sedan and A6 Allroad wagon is available only in Premium Plus and
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We’ve been here before. We’ve left and come back again. The 2021 Audi A7 luxury hatchback is a compelling mix of performance, design, and technology that started us down the slippery slope of “four-door coupes.” The A7’s shape isn’t only familiar because it’s been applied to everything from sedans to crossovers, it’s also familiar because
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The 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan with available all-wheel drive now comes as a hybrid that Toyota estimates will get 33 mpg combined. The fourth-generation minivan comes with more standard features, updated technology, more premium options, and a new look inside and out.  Even though Toyota took design cues that range from bullet trains to SUVs,
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While German brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi largely dominate the premium sedan market, over in Japan there is a home-grown car on the market that’s just as luxurious while still being uniquely Japanese dubbed the Toyota Century. Doug DeMuro recently reviewed a second-generation model. Toyota built the second-generation Century in Japan between April 1997
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After a major update for 2020, the 2021 Audi Q7 carries on as a three-row crossover SUV that can haul families in style, comfort, and with technological sophistication.   Updated this year with more driver assistance features and some upgraded packages, the 2021 Audi Q7 gets a TCC Rating of 7.2 due to its exceptional
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