Used Car Bargain Bin: Daewoo Nubira

Daewoo Nubira

Sold worldwide, the Daewoo Nubira is a compact sedan, hatchback, or station wagon manufactured between 1997 and 2004. This is one of the few cases where the car was truly available on most continents. Models have sold in the United Kingdom, Africa, Europe, Australia, and briefly even in North and … Read more

On the Road With a 2022 Hyundai Venue

2022 Hyundai Venue

Finding any new vehicle for under $20,000 is almost impossible these days. Higher prices and expanded tech and safety equipment are among the reasons why. That the Hyundai Venue can still be had for far less than the average cost of a vehicle is one thing. That it is a … Read more

The Venerable Toyota Corolla Stands Strong

2022 Toyota Corolla

The 2022 Toyota Corolla soldiers on in the shrinking compact car segment. More than a half-century has passed, and the Toyota Corolla is one of the most recognized models in the world. In the U.S. market, sedan and hatchback versions are available, as is a hybrid. The Corolla remains a … Read more

Value Proposition: 2022 Nissan Altima Sedan

2022 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima is your crossover alternative. Shoppers looking for a new ride that combines value, room, tech, and safety features might consider the Nissan Altima. This midsize, five-passenger sedan offers a solid alternative to crossover utility vehicles (which Nissan offers in abundance) and at a price point below $30,000. … Read more

Highlights of the 2022 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is a large sedan. Introduced in the 1990s, the Avalon has played a significant role in expanding Toyota’s product reach to segments never previously tapped. But like other flagship sedans, the Avalon is on its way out. Indeed, 2022 is the final model year for the Avalon … Read more

The Hyundai Veloster N Pocket Rocket

Hyundai Veloster N

A hot little hatch from Hyundai. Small cars with a performance edge represent a dwindling niche. One model, the Hyundai Veloster N, brings the most performance we’ve seen in a small package from this Korean brand. Moreover, it has a quirky style with three doors and a liftgate, but with … Read more

The Toyota bZ4X BEV Rolls Out Spring 2022

Toyota bZ4X

An all-new electric vehicle model is on the way, with a spring 2022 arrival set. Dubbed the Toyota bZ4X, the latest vehicle joins a long list of electrified Toyota models. It is the first of a new line of fully electric vehicles slated for the North American and global markets, … Read more

All-Wheel Drive vs Four-Wheel Drive

Ford Focus RS

What are the similarities and differences between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive? When you look at the names, AWD (all-wheel drive) and 4WD (four-wheel drive) cars seem to be the same. But the differences are simple and quite a bit obvious when you learn a thing or two about what … Read more

Riding the N Line With the 2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Hyundai Elantra N

The N Line gives the Elantra a performance boost. The Hyundai brand has certainly taken some big strides in recent years. Early on, the Korean automaker was known for its budget cars and long warranties. Since the early 2000s, we have witnessed the brand’s tremendous growth, as it became a … Read more

10 Thoughts About the Hyundai Venue

  The Hyundai Venue returns for its second year, continuing in its role as the brand’s smallest utility vehicle. It is also Hyundai’s second cheapest model, with only the Accent sedan priced lower. The Venue brings to the market several things besides its diminutive size, including value, affordability, roominess, and … Read more

Premium and Elegant: 2021 Mazda CX-9 Review

2021 Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 remains one of the better models in its class. Mazda doesn’t get the attention some of the bigger automakers receive unless it’s the MX-5 Miata roadster. That’s a shame as this Japanese manufacturer has long been the styling leader in a sea of nondescript models. Even as … Read more

The Kia K5 GT Kicks Up Performance

The K5 GT is a compelling formula for on-road antics. When Kia replaced the Optima with the K5, we knew this automaker had performance plans in mind. With the Optima, Kia kept it to mainstream and hybrid models, and front-wheel-drive only. The K5 is and was the international name for … Read more

All the Things We Love About the 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai Sonata review

Plus a few Sonata features we would love to see changed. Among midsize sedan models, the Hyundai Sonata offers one of the roomiest interiors of all. It sports a premium visage, lovely patinas, and in top-trim models, it brings out various luxury elements. Although crossovers are easily outselling sedans, the … Read more

The 2021 Nissan Sentra Exudes Its Altima Vibes

The Nissan Sentra incorporates many design details from the Altima. The family sedan still has a place in many homes as these models bring style, value, efficiency, and affordability to the market. Nissan is well represented in this area with models such as the flagship Maxima, midsize Altima, compact Sentra, … Read more

Cost-Effective Crossover: Nissan Kicks

2021 Nissan Kicks

Nissan’s smallest crossover is big on value and styling. Budget cars have given way to low-cost crossovers, underscoring a trend we’ve seen in recent years. Not every manufacturer, though, manages to combine value with amenities, but in the Kicks Nissan certainly does. With a starting price of around $20,000, the … Read more

Midsize Performance Master: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line

2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line

A performance-oriented version debuts for the Hyundai Sonata. Performance and a midsize sedan don’t mix, but that belief is fading fast. Indeed, several manufacturers offer sedans with sporty variants, giving customers a choice that goes beyond the average people mover. With the midsize Sonata, Hyundai has offered some decent performers … Read more

Behind the Wheel of the Popular 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan

2021 Toyota Corolla

Toyota’s strong-selling Corolla gains an Apex edition. The Toyota Corolla is the world’s best-selling model of all time. Thus, it truly needs no introduction. That said, the current iteration of Toyota’s compact car has seen some changes in recent years, including its first-ever hybrid model. Our review covers the gas-powered … Read more

A Cut Above: Mazda’s 2020 Mazda3

2020-mazda-3

Upscale Mazda3 is offered as a sedan or hatchback. Small car models are dwindling in numbers as consumers continue to move to crossovers. For the remaining players, including the Mazda Mazda3, offering distinct features is important if customers are to be won to the segment, let alone the marque. The … Read more

BMW M235i: Not Your Typical Coupe

2020 BMW M235i

BMW has an all-new model, but that shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, with more than three dozen models offered, new releases are an annual event. The 2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe is the latest model served and that name is a mouthful. Breaking it down, the M represents … Read more

The Latest, Greatest Toyota Highlander

Stepping out with Toyota’s three-row crossover utility vehicle. For 2020, the Highlander is all-new, launching this midsize model’s fourth generation. This three-row crossover utility vehicle seats eight or seven and is available in gas and hybrid configurations. It’s the family vehicle of choice for anyone looking for an excellent blend … Read more

Introducing the Toyota Avalon TRD

Toyota’s flagship sedan now offers a TRD option. We may be looking at crossovers more than ever before, but there are some sedans on the market worth exploring, including the 2020 Toyota Avalon. The Avalon is now in its fifth generation (second generation for the hybrid) and was overhauled in … Read more

Just for Kicks: Nissan’s Smallest Crossover

2020 Nissan Kicks

Nissan’s smallest crossover is big on value. The world of tiny crossovers continues to grow, with the Nissan Kicks one of the newest models. This subcompact utility vehicle is small on the outside, but it offers surprisingly decent space inside. Introduced in 2018, the current model benefits from driver assistance … Read more