2019 Subaru Forester

The 2019 Subaru Forester is its its fifth generation. The popular crossover is Subaru’s second-best-selling model in 2017 after the Outback, and it received subtle updates, a more rugged appearance and some new technology for the new model year. It’s built on Subaru’s new Global Platform, with a 1.2-inch longer wheelbase for a smoother ride …

2019 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai says its refreshed 2019 Tucson is now hitting showrooms with a starting price of $24,245, including destination charge. That’s a $700 bump up from the outgoing model, though Hyundai is currently offering a $2,500 discount on the 2018 model when purchased through Oct. 31, according to its retail website. For 2019, Hyundai gave the …

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

No one struggled with the concept of a Rolls-Royce SUV more than Rolls-Royce. In 2015, after 100 years of producing opulent sedans and coupes, the brand announced that an SUV would be joining the fleet. You know how it is, they murmured. Extensive customer requests. Luxury is evolving. You always wanted a brother. It felt …

Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open innovation business, today announced it is investing in Perceptive Automata to develop artificial intelligence software for self-driving cars and automated systems. Perceptive Automata, a startup based in Somerville, Mass. with an office in Silicon Valley, has developed software that gives autonomous vehicles the ability to understand …

Diminutive 2018 Kia Rio

If you ask consumers why they ended up buying crossovers or other larger vehicles, you might hear “safety” in return. But size doesn’t automatically guarantee safety in a collision, nor does a small footprint guarantee a gnarly wreck. The 2018 Kia Rio is proof. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has bestowed its highest …

2019 BMW 3

Once the standard bearer in its segment, the BMW 3 Series has lost its way in recent years. Lackluster acceleration, uninspired handling, and a dated interior have relegated the 3 Series to the middle of the pack. Now, the automaker is introducing the seventh generation, and it has the potential to put the popular model back …

Safety Pick+ Award

Two new crossovers—the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and Subaru Ascent—have earned the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Both models scored “Good” ratings in all crash categories. This includes the new passenger-side small overlap test, which replicates what happens when the right corner of a vehicle hits a tree, pole, …

2019 Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 is one of the best-looking crossovers in this class. Inside and out, it exudes a premium feel that’s also slightly quirky. From the tiny Swedish flags fluttering from the seats to the Thor’s Hammer headlights, Volvo puts a lot of attention to detail in the design, and it’s rewarding for customers. The …

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Porsche is getting closer in its game of catch-up with Tesla. A more production-ready Taycan prototype was spied with what are most likely the taillights and wheels we’ll see on the final version. Unsurprisingly, the taillights are connected with a horizontal strip between them. Porsche is adopting that look with all of its cars – …

2018 Jeep Wrangler

Last week I hopped off the Oklahoma panhandle into Grenville, New Mexico. After a tight right-left on Grenville’s Lake Road, the tarmac fell away into immense, scrub-filled valleys rimmed by rock spires and elevated mesas. Pushing into Colorado from the southeast, elevation and high-plains beauty come quickly. It’s like driving through the imaginary Arcadias on …