Countryman: Mini's Thrilling Bite-Sized Crossover

If you have ever circled around a city block looking for a free space, struggled to parallel park into what seemed like a safe opening only to realize that your car was way too long, then you may appreciate why ...

Hyundai's Santa Fe Not Just for Budget Buyers Anymore

South Korean automaker Hyundai has carved out significant market share in recent years by building solid, reliable vehicles that are packed with features few others can match at the price.

Always Steady, More Dynamic Toyota Avalon

This week’s feature automobile, the Toyota Avalon, has been the Japan-based carmaker's answer to the big American sedan.

Mercedes-Benz Diesel Beats Competition to Clean-Car Punch

After spending a week driving the GLK250 BlueTEC 4Matic, there’s no doubt that this diesel is the star child of the company's small SUV lineup.

Hyundai Equus Brings Premium Luxury to the Value-Conscious

Undercutting the competition with the proposition that buyers prefer value over pedigree, Hyundai is hoping that buyers will look past the label while considering this week’s test vehicle, the 2014 Equus sedan.

Mitsubishi Regains Relevancy with New Outlander

It's easy to understand why many think Mitsubishi might not survive for long in the highly competitive U.S. market. But the automaker’s officials say they have strong expectations, and new models such as the Outlander Sport crossover are leading the ...

2013 Lexus RX 350 Offers Luxury, Comfort and Utility

We recently tested the RX 350 and were pleasantly surprised that the 2013 model still retains the qualities that have made the RX series a standout for over a decade.

VW Beetle TDI Packs Plenty of Punch for a Diesel

The Beetle TDI is extremely frugal on gas, proving that hybrids aren't the only game in town when it comes to good fuel economy.

Toyota Plugs-In the Prius, Erasing Range Anxiety

Re-charging cars will strike many as odd. But we had better get used to the idea because plugging in cars is the wave of the future.

Chrysler 200: A Little Dated but Still a Bargain

Though the 200 is a bit dated now and is not as polished as the rival Mazda6 or the Ford Fusion models that we drove in the last few months, it still delivers better-than-average handling, and performs nicely when equipped ...

Kia Optima's Evocative Styling Draws in New Buyers

With all of the new cars rolling out of American showrooms this summer, the midsize sedan stands out as the overall value leader.

Lexus LS Flagship Offers Every Conceivable Amenity

I have spent the last six days driving the 2013 Lexus LS 460. And after roughly 650 miles of errand-running, commuting and highway cruising, I can safely say this: It’s a blast to live somebody else’s privilege.

Revamped Taurus Tops Segment in Gas Mileage

When Ford Motor Company retired the Crown Victoria in 2011, many wondered whether the car buying public would warm up to the Taurus – which by default had become the largest sedan in Ford’s lineup.

Revamped Taurus Tops Segment in Gas Mileage

After spending close to a month in two different trim levels of the Taurus, we are pleased to report that the Taurus is light years ahead of the Crown Victoria.

VW Jetta Hybrid's a Blow-out Success

Volkswagen has made a bold declaration. Executives at the Germany-based carmaker have announced that they plan to steer VW into the world's No. 1 carmaker position by 2018.