A Cut Above: 2019 Mazda CX-9

Taking a ride with Mazda’s largest crossover utility vehicle. Mazda threw a monkey wrench into the midsize three-row utility vehicle segment when it updated the current-generation CX-9 in 2016. This model is a cut above most competitors and is best compared with the likes of the Buick Enclave, itself a … Read more

Premium Compact: 2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Revised Feb. 10, 2018, to reflect latest safety rating. The Elantra offers something for everyone in the compact sedan range. The Hyundai Elantra is a model that keeps on giving. Giving, as in great value, multiple trim levels, three engine choices and a selection of transmissions. While all automakers are … Read more

Crawl Control: Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Return of the ultimate Tacoma pickup truck. The third-generation Toyota Tacoma is the best one yet, although admittedly the footprint remains the same as before. What’s different is the sheet metal and interior, along with new technologies, including available crawl control. Toyota supplied a TRD Pro, a four-wheel drive (4WD) … Read more

Premium Compact: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Top-of-the-line 2017 Elantra trim delivers the trappings in style. Compact sedans typically offer great value, supplying an ideal entryway to new car ownership for the majority of consumers. Nearly all manufacturers offer one, although the segment has been taking a hit as shoppers continue to shift their purchase decisions to … Read more

Surprise Midsize Value: 2017 Volkswagen Passat

VW Passat adds premium features and demonstrate value. Family car sales have steadily fallen over the past several years as consumers select crossovers instead. And who can blame them? Crossovers offer superior utility while packing the storage room and towing capability many consumers prize. But crossovers may also cost you … Read more

Buick Regal GS AWD: Accessible Opulence

The Buick brand is enjoying a not-so-quiet renaissance, one where its entire fleet has been overhauled in the space of four years. This transformation has updated the marque with products better suited to attract younger buyers, consumers who are more likely to stay with the brand than the 70-something owners … Read more

Green Machine: 2014 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback

Smallest Ford is big on value and fun. ===MPG figures updated June 12, 2014 per the Ford Motor Company.=== In 2008, before the US economy nosedived and the American car manufacturing industry nearly folded, the Ford Motor Company announced its One Ford plan. That plan offered a blueprint for sustainability … Read more