Mary Lowry

New 2020 Encore GX compact enhances the Buick SUV menu

Larger than the Encore, smaller than the Enclave, this stylish recent arrival fills a size niche.


2020 Honda Civic Hatchback is a head-turner with turbo power

A six-speed manual transmission option is now available on both Sport and Sport Touring models.


New TRD trim brings sweet sound to 2020 Toyota Avalon group

Mechanicals from Toyota Racing Development enhance the performance of the company’s flagship sedan.


2020 Venue subcompact is Hyundai’s latest most-affordable SUV

Fuel efficiency, maneuverability, and a roomy cabin make this all-new entry an effective runabout.

2020 CX-30 subcompact SUV is true to Mazda form: fun driving

Handling characteristics of this all-new model are devised for recreation as well as transportation.

2020 Cadillac CT4 has elegant looks, animated performance

This luxury compact sedan is all new, and it offers a choice between two turbocharged engines.

2021 Kia Seltos has right balance between flair and sportiness

This all-new model is Kia’s latest entry in the sought-after compact crossover SUV market.

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe is steeped in technology

The new MBUX infotainment system with voice activation could be its most endearing feature.

2020 Nissan Armada has V8 power with a gentle, quiet ride

There’s a new Wheel Package this year featuring 14-spoke wheels wrapped with all-season tires.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel: Don’t call it an SUV

The new engine produces 442 lb-ft of torque. Its partner is an eight-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road gives lineup extra trail cred

The newest model to join Toyota’s compact SUV family builds on the existing RAV4 Adventure model.

2020 Hyundai Kona has sporty driving, attractive pricing

The mid-range model of this five-passenger subcompact SUV gets additional standard features this year.

2020 Honda Ridgeline midsize pickup truck is a party animal

It has a cab and an open bed, but the Ridgeline was built for comfort and fun, not heavy towing.

2020 Lexus ES 300h is heavy on luxury, light on fuel consumption

A nearly soundproof passenger cabin is ideal for the 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system.

2020 Nissan Altima is quiet, comfortable, and fuel efficient

One year after a complete redesign, more safety features have been added to lower-cost models in lineup.

2020 Ford Expedition fits the bill for passengers, cargo, towing

Driver assistance features such as blind spot monitoring and lane keeping are now standard on all models.

You can do social distancing inside the 2020 Sprinter

The Mercedes-Benz of commercial vans has many different versions with one common denominator: bigness.

2020 Subaru WRX lineup adds new special-edition model

Bilstein sport-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes with red calipers, and Recaro front seats are highlights.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport subcompact SUV has a new look

A new front bumper, hood, and fenders are dominant revisions. LED lighting brightens the package.

Hyundai updates 2020 Santa Fe with more safety features, extra value

A new driver-assist monitoring system displays a camera view of the left and right blind spots.