Cars and Me

Kia Rio subcompact takes a classy step up in 2018

A new design, roomier cabin, and better fuel economy are among the improvements on the 2018 Kia Rio.

 

Premium Toyota Avalon blends Lexus qualities, Camry pricing

Handsome styling and a spacious, muted cabin make the midsize sedan an appealing package.

 

First Drive: There’s a completely new Jeep Wrangler for 2018

The leader in off-road capability, Jeep’s popular Wrangler now includes on-road sophistication.

 

2017 Lexus crossover is stylish, sporty and sophisticated

Interior of Lexus NX 200t F Sport, a sedan/wagon/SUV combination, was inspired by the LFA supercar.

2017 Toyota RAV4 has two new models, loads of safety tech

The compact SUV’s upscale trim contains features of all other models in the lineup, and more.

2018 Chevy Equinox is smaller, lighter, more fuel efficient

Complete redesign of the five-passenger Equinox SUV makes parking, cruising easier.

New Infiniti crossover could be considered three cars in one

The 2017 QX30 luxury crossover is new from Infiniti with a frisky engine but not much headroom.

New, zippy BMW coupe and hybrid sedan enrich driving

The M240i coupe and 530e are fantastic for getting around in style, comfort and on time.

Mitsubishi Outlander SUV offers more features in 2018 model

The smooth, quiet, comfortable midsize SUV also adds a plug-in hybrid version this year.

Acura adds A-Spec model to superb handling TLX in 2018

In an already comfortable and refined interior for all TLX models, the A-Spec embellishes all of it.

Volvo’s S90 sedan is stretched to near limo length for 2018

A new plug-in hybrid model also joins the luxury car’s lineup.

Performance cars reign at driving fantasy Run to the Sun

Testing some of the most exciting cars imaginable on some of the world’s best roads.

New-look 2018 Chevrolet Traverse adds space, power, tech

The redesigned midsize SUV improves upon its fuel economy and weighs less with ample third-row room.

Slick new V6 engine, safety updates boost Nissan Pathfinder

The SUV’s extensive redesign boosts towing capacity and adds driver assistance technology.

Stylish 2017 Subaru BRZ coupe is a beefed-up head-turner

Revised engine delivers quicker acceleration, better responsiveness. This isn’t your everyday Subaru.

Comfy, quiet, roomy 2017 Kia Niro comes loaded with features

The 2017 Niro, an all-new subcompact hybrid from Kia, is a blend of hatchback, wagon and crossover, characterized by five doors and sitting higher than… Continue reading

Safety, space and pizzazz mark Hyundai’s 2018 Sonata, Elantra

Two new arrivals from Hyundai are generating automotive heat this summer: an updated Sonata sedan and an all-new Elantra GT. Both cars are 2018 models.… Continue reading

Toyota Prius Prime cuts seating to four, boosts mileage

The word “prime” means “of the best possible quality.” Toyota defines the newest version of its hugely popular Prius hybrid as “the pinnacle of efficiency… Continue reading

New Alfa Romeo Giulia is a driver’s dream, not backseat bliss

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia premium midsize sedan is the latest arrival in the Italian automaker’s return to the U.S. market. There are three versions,… Continue reading

High-tech 2017 BMW 5 Series advances already impressive line

BMW’s esteemed 5 Series is all new for 2017, marking the seventh generation of this premium midsize sedan, in production since 1972. In BMW’s sales… Continue reading