2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE Drive

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid delivers more power and better fuel economy than its gas-powered stablemate. It also drives better, is a bit quicker, and doesn’t compromise interior space. The hybrid-exclusive XSE displays more aggressive styling compared to the other trims, and it delivers decent value. We recently spent a week drivingContinue Reading

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

The hybrid version of Honda’s top-ranked compact SUV offers everything we love about its gas-only sibling plus excellent efficiency. It is Honda’s only hybrid SUV but size-wise, it’s positioned between the smaller HR-V and the midsize Passport and Pilot. This CR-V’s stiffest competition comes in the forms of other compact hybridContinue Reading

2021 VW ID4 vs Honda CR-V Hybrid

Our choice of vehicles for this SUV comparison test is bound to raise eyebrows. Shouldn’t we compare the new battery-powered 2021 Volkswagen ID4 with another electric car? That’s how our industry has been doing things, but the time is rapidly approaching when Jane and John Consumer will routinely consider electric as anContinue Reading

Safest Luxury SUVs for 2021

As you consider your luxury SUV options, plush trimmings, dazzling tech, and everyday practicality are probably part of what you’re looking for. After all, buying a luxurious crossover is all about taking the good life with you, enjoying a bubble of opulence floating through a hectic world. Yet that canContinue Reading

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS63

The Mercedes-AMG GLS63 is the kind of vehicle nobody asked for, but Mercedes built it anyway because it can. The rationale for this thinking: Who needs another three-row luxury SUV from Mercedes when we already have the GLS450 and GLS580? Maybe the cool moms and dads who want sports car performance in a Clifford the Big Red Dog-sizeContinue Reading

2021 BMW X6 M

“I like the X6 M because it’s so silly,” is how senior features editor Jonny Lieberman put it. “Nothing so large should be able to do what this thing does.” MotorTrend en Español managing editor Miguel Cortina summed his impression of the 2021 BMW X6 M Competition with, “The driving characteristics that it blendsContinue Reading

2021 Toyota Highlander or Subaru Ascent

By Duncan Brady – MotorTrend The Toyota Highlander has long been a go-to pick in the three-row SUV segment, but Subaru introduced an appealing alternative with the Ascent for 2019. Our rankings position the Ascent as the overall superior offering, but depending on your priorities and how you’ll use the vehicle, the HighlanderContinue Reading

2021 Jaguar F-Type

The Jaguar F-Type channels the British brand’s heritage, creating a modern sports car successor to the legendary E-Type. Available in coupe or convertible body styles, the Jaguar F-Type blends attractive design with thrilling performance. In addition to the standard model, there’s also the potent F-Type R, which has AWD standard.Continue Reading

Dodge Charger or Nissan Maxima

By Alex Leanse – MotorTrend Although the Dodge Charger and Nissan Maxima adopt a similar form factor, these full-size sedans go about their business in very different ways. The Maxima takes a more luxurious approach to its features and appointments while still trying to be fun to drive. Meanwhile, the Charger emphasizes power and performance moreContinue Reading

2021 Mazda CX-5 Turbo

By Alex Leanse – MotorTrend Fourth gear, throttle wide open down the straight. A right-hander closes in ahead. Don’t brake yet … Now! The front end dips. Cut two cogs with the left paddle. Pop off the stoppers and toss the steering clockwise. Ease into the power. Feel the weightContinue Reading