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2023 BMW 5-Series

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 BMW 5-Series? What does it compare to? The 2023 BMW 5-Series is a mid-size luxury sedan that does battle with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6. Is the 2023 BMW 5-Series a good car? The BMW 5-Series is one of the most polished sedans on the road today, with good power and impressive handling in any...

2023 Audi A5

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Audi A5? What does it compare to? Audi’s A5 range—including sportier S5 and RS5 versions—comes in a huge array of body styles, engines, and trim levels. Shop these cars against the BMW 4-Series and the Lexus IS/RC. Is the 2023 Audi A5 a good car? The A5 remains a great choice, even if this basic...

2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class? What does it compare to? The 2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is the automaker’s smallest and least-expensive sedan, even though its maker markets it as a “coupe.” It compares well with the BMW 2-Series and Audi A3. Is the 2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class a go...

Test drive: 2022 Mazda CX-50 muddies the waters

Mazda’s made a mess of itself and seems to be floundering. It’s completely fair to be befuddled by the lack of focus from what was once the “zoom-zoom” brand. The latest crossover SUV addition does little to clear any confusion. With a TCC Rating of 6.4 out of 10 the 2023 Mazda CX-50 appeals with terrific s...

2023 Ram 1500

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Ram 1500? What does it compare to? The Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup. Compare it to the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500. Is the 2023 Ram 1500 a good truck? It’s an excellent choice among big pickups. A terrific ride, flexible powertrains, and lots of options make the Ram 1500 a...

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class? What does it compare to? The GLA is the smallest Mercedes SUV. It stacks up against the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Is the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class a good SUV? It’s a good choice overall, though it can get quite pricey. We rate the 2023 GLA-Class at 6.4 out of 10. It ...

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class? What does it compare to? The 2023 GLS is the largest Mercedes-Benz SUV, with a lineup that stretches from opulent to downright decadent. Shop it against the BMW X7 and Cadillac Escalade in most forms, though the Maybach version might as well rival Rolls-Royce’s Cu...

Test drive: 2022 Toyota Tacoma lives off its reputation

Something smells in the Toyota showroom, and it’s the moldy cheese that is the Tacoma pickup. Despite getting a dust-off redesign in 2016, the Toyota Tacoma’s well past its sell-by date, and maintains its strong appeal because of its stellar reputation for reliability and resale. That aside, it’s not the easies...

2023 Lexus IS

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Lexus IS? What does it compare to? The IS is a compact luxury sedan. Shop it against the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4, among myriad high-end rivals. Is the 2023 Lexus IS a good car? While not perfect, the IS delivers the goods when it comes to sharp handling, a quality cabin, and especially in rorty IS 500 form, strong...

2023 Lexus LC

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Lexus LC? What does it compare to? The 2023 Lexus LC comes in coupe or roadster form and compares with the Mercedes-Benz SL and Jaguar F-Type. Is the 2023 Lexus LC a good car? It’s a stunning style statement with impressive grand-touring performance, though practicality takes a back seat to its racy looks...

Ford expands recall of Escape and Bronco Sport for fire risk

Ford has expanded a recall on newer editions of its most popular compact crossovers equipped with 1.5-liter engines. A cracked fuel injector in the Ford Escape and related Ford Bronco Sport can leak fuel or vapors inside the engine near ignition sources. This could result in a fire under the hood, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. T...

2023 Ford F-150

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Ford F-150? What does it compare to? The F-150 is a full-size pickup truck that does battle with the Ram 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, and Chevrolet Silverado 1500, among others. Is the 2023 Ford F-150 a good truck? The 2023 F-150 is an immensely capable vehicle offered in a huge range of configurati...

2023 Honda Pilot, Ford Bronco Sport top TCC's new car reviews

The long holiday week nearly ran away from us but not before we could revisit what's new with the Ford Bronco siblings, and check in on the status of Jaguar's remaining gas-powered crossover SUVs before the British luxury automaker switches to electrification. The big news was the debut of the redesigned 2023 Honda Pilot three-row crossover SUV...

2023 Lexus LX

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Lexus LX? What does it compare to? The Lexus LX 600 is a high-end luxury SUV with three rows of seating. Shop it against the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. Is the 2023 Lexus LX a good SUV? Though not without its compromises, the 2023 Lexus LX has a big, high-tech cabin, a comfortable ride, and plenty of...

2023 Lexus LS

What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Lexus LS? What does it compare to? The 2023 Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan. Shop it against the Genesis G90 and BMW 7-Series. Is the 2023 Lexus LS a good car? The 2023 Lexus LS is a fine sedan, with no shortage of high-tech features and a design that’s subtle by big luxury-car standards. It’s not...

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