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

Toyota Highlander vs 4Runner

If you want three rows of seating in a Toyota SUV without buying the colossal Tundra-based Sequoia, you have two options. The Highlander crossover comes standard with three-row seating, and the truck-based 4Runner has an optional third-row bench. One is a recently redesigned, thoroughly modern family car and the other is an off-road runabout withContinue Reading

2021 Kia K5 vs Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy has been offered with all-wheel drive since its inception in 1989, but AWD didn’t come standard on U.S. models until the second-gen Legacy arrived several years later. The new 2021 Kia K5, on the other hand, carries an AWD badge right out of the gate, distinguishing itself from the Hyundai Sonata,Continue Reading

Tesla Model 3 or Model S

By Duncan Brady – MotorTrend For years after its debut in 2012, the Tesla Model S utterly dominated the electric luxury car market. That all changed in 2017 when Tesla released its second sedan, the Model 3, providing buyers a smaller, less expensive entry point to Tesla ownership. Don’t go thinkingContinue Reading

Chevrolet Equinox or Blazer

All the reasons to choose the Equinox, plus reasons to go for the Blazer. By Kelly Lin – MotorTrend Chevrolet has among the biggest selection of SUVs on the market, ranging from subcompact crossovers to burly, body-on-frame SUVs. Somewhere in the middle is the hot-selling Equinox and the stylish Blazer. But what are theContinue 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

Honda Civic Type R vs. Toyota GR Yaris

By Angus MacKenzie – MotorTrend Volkswagen invented the hot hatch, launching the Mk 1 Golf GTI in 1976, and it has honed and refined the formula ever since. Like most Japanese automakers, Honda and Toyota have toyed with the hot hatch genre, but these companies’ enthusiasm for it has waxed and waned over the years, tuggedContinue Reading

Lexus IS vs Acura TLX

By Jeff Perez – Motor1 Lexus and Acura bring out the big guns in their battle for mid-range supremacy. Let’s be honest: The Germans still dominate the compact luxury segment. Those companies have been building sporty sedans for decades and doing it very well. But there’s enough room in thatContinue Reading