All Toyota had to do with their redesigned 2014 Highlander is to top the current Highlander, our 2013 Top Pick Midsized SUV. That car happens to be efficient, easy-driving, smooth-riding, quiet, and very reliable. Piece of cake, right?
The new Toyota RAV4 is practical, fuel efficient, spacious, and, overall, a really easy car to live with. But there's one thing that is unexpectedly complicated: child seat installations.
The past few years have shown dramatic fuel economy improvements in all types of cars in our testing. Rather than exotic technology, such as hybrids and vehicle electrification, most of the improvements have come the old-fashioned way: through conventional technologies applied to gasoline engines.
We've always been impressed with current Kia Sorento's strong powertrain, secure handling, and roomy interior. For 2014, the Sorento is updated, putting it back on our radar and into our test fleet.
Listen to hallway and office chatter at Consumer Reports' Auto Test Center and you'll find widely divergent opinions about the BMW X1. They mostly fall into two camps, and it all boils down to the car's value.
The Subaru Forester is one of the most researched cars on the Consumer Reports website. Consequently, buying the first redesigned-for-2014 Forester that we could get our hands on was a top priority. And it just arrived at our Auto Test Center.
Buying a used car can be a great way to save money. The trick is to find a not only a good deal, but a good car—one that will be safe, reliable, and enjoyable for years. Our picks for the best used cars can help steer you in the right direction.
The Encore boldly goes where no Buick has gone before. This diminutive crossover is the first domestic-brand entry in a newly-emerging subclass of sub-compact-derived SUVs from upscale marques.
Well, that was fast. Only two weeks after a white 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel press car visited our track for initial driving impressions, I drove another white 2014 Grand Cherokee off of the dealer's lot to add to our test fleet.
In our testing, the big GL350 comes as close to perfection as any big SUV can. However, it stumbled badly when we pushed it to its handling limits.
For years, the Jeep Grand Cherokee just didn't live up to the model's substantial nameplate equity. A top-to-bottom 2011 redesign set things straight, rewarding the post-bankruptcy Chrysler with strong sales. Now a 2014 mid-cycle update brings more refinements and improvements for the popular and well-rounded Jeep, including a new diesel-engine option.
Set to make its public debut at the New York International Auto Show in March, the polarizing-looking 2014 Jeep Cherokee has been unveiled online.
Volvo has removed the virtual cover from its 2014 S60 sedan and XC60 SUV, revealing numerous interior and exterior updates.
We rather enjoyed the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Touring we bought and tested last year. But there was one complaint: the super-efficient 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder engine was down on power at just 155 horses. Scratch that gripe off the list. Most 2014 CX-5s will come with a more-competitive 184-hp, 2.5-liter Skyactiv engine.
General Motors' large crossover SUVs were a revelation when they launched back in 2007, proof that GM could compete with the best. We've been big fans, even awarding the Chevrolet Traverse a Top Pick designation a few years back. But there's no denying that this platform is now one of the oldest in the segment.
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