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  • 2018 Ford Transit Connect

    When it debuted in the U.S. as a 2010 model, Ford’s European-derived cargo van and passenger wagon promised practical virtues and versatility, aiming mainly at businesses. For family use, the modest-size...

  • 2018 Honda Ridgeline

    The unique Honda Ridgeline came back redesigned for 2017, after its first generation ended with discontinuation in 2014. It’s mechanically unchanged for 2018, just some package and trim tweaks. (A refined...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Bolt

    The Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is a tall compact five-door hatchback with the passenger space of a midsize car, thanks to a chassis that pushes the wheels outward. With a...

  • 2018 Cadillac CT6

    The 2018 Cadillac CT6 offers a new option called SuperCruise that allows hands-free driving with the adaptive cruise control. Other, more minor, changes for the 2018 CT6 include new colors and...

  • 2018 Cadillac Escalade

    The Cadillac Escalade is the aged veteran of luxury SUVs. Not a car-based crossover, the Escalade is built on the Chevy Silverado pickup truck platform, although significantly refined. Escalade comes with...

  • 2018 Cadillac XT5

    Cadillac abandoned the SRX model designation after the 2016 model year, applying the XT5 name to its entry-level crossover. Seating five while straddling the line between compact and midsize, the Cadillac...

  • 2018 Cadillac XTS

    The 2018 Cadillac XTS has a fresh look, with reworked front/rear fascia and a refined bumper design. Fenders and the grille have been redesigned for 2018, joining new LED headlights. Chassis...

  • 2018 Acura RLX

    The 2018 Acura RLX sedan features subtly revised styling that improves its looks and upgraded interior materials. The standard V6 model gets a new 10-speed transmission. RLX offers two drivetrains: front-wheel-drive...

  • 2018 Bentley Bentayga

    The Bentley Bentayga is the first SUV by that carmaker, sharing the structure and wheelbase of the Audi Q7, but with a slightly wider track. It looks all Bentley. Its cabin,...

  • 2018 Tesla Model X

    Introduced as a 2015 model, the Tesla Model X battery-powered luxury crossover vehicle is now in its fourth model year. Little has changed for the 2018 model year. The available Autopilot...

  • 2018 Jaguar XJ

    The Jaguar XJ, the renowned British automaker’s flagship model, stands out among full-size luxury sedans for its sporty character and road manners, benefits partly attributable to lightweight aluminum construction. For the...

  • 2018 Porsche 911

    There are well over a dozen models of Porsche 911, including all-wheel drive and cabriolet versions. Among them: Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera T, GTS, Turbo, Turbo S, GT3, and GT2 RS....

  • 2018 Volvo S90

    The Volvo S90 was an all-new model for 2017, the first Volvo to be built by its new Chinese owner, Geely Holding. It was built in Sweden. But the 2018 S90...

  • 2018 BMW 5 Series

    The BMW 5 Series has been re-engineered. The 530i and 540i got a new chassis for 2017 that was longer by 1.2 inches for more rear legroom, lighter by 120 pounds...

  • 2018 Mazda 3

    The Mazda3 is an extremely popular front-wheel-drive compact hatchback and sedan, for good reasons. It has standout styling, superb driving dynamics, and terrific value. Mazda3 got a bunch of improvements for...

  • 2018 Mini Cooper

    There are a lot of different Mini Coopers. There’s a 2-door (which might be considered a 3-door hatchback), a 4-door (or seen as a 5-door), a convertible, and a 4-door Clubman...

  • 2018 Honda Civic

    The Honda Civic, which has been zipping around on our streets for 45 years, was totally redesigned for the 2016 model year; the Civic sedan and then the coupe were made...

  • 2018 Fiat 500L

    Far different from the fetching little Fiat 500 hatchback coupe and sliding-roof convertible, the Fiat 500L is a tall compact wagon. Launched as a 2014 model, it’s sometimes considered a five-door...

  • 2018 Toyota Prius

    The Toyota Prius was redesigned for 2016, and for 2017 it was upgraded with more standard equipment. For 2018 Prius models, there is little that’s new, except for a tablet-sized touchscreen...

  • 2018 Honda Fit

    The five-door Honda Fit, last redesigned for 2015, is an exceptional hatchback, for its performance, packaging, cargo/interior capacity, looks, and fuel efficiency. Tall in height, short in length, the subcompact Fit...

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