2018 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

The 2018 MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 is all new for 2018 and is the first plug-in hybrid produced by MINI. On paper, it makes sense to offer a plug-in hybrid version of the Mini Cooper Countryman to appeal to would-be buyers who’d like a more environmentally friendly version of the cute subcompact SUV.…

2018 Buick Enclave Premium AWD

The Buick Enclave gets redesigned for 2018 and is a strong contender among midsize SUVs. It offers an upscale cabin, three comfortable rows of seating, lots of cargo space, smooth handling and decent fuel economy. Surprisingly, it’s one of the less popular midsize SUVs, which means you may be able to get a good deal.…

2018 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription

The S90 is Volvo’s luxury flagship sedan. It was introduced for the 2017 model year and returns for 2018. Higher trims are available with Volvo’s Pilot Assist technology, which basically drives the car for you. The five-passenger S90 is a midsize luxury sedan that’s sleek and handsome. It still has the clean Swedish lines and…

2017 Toyota Highlander SE V6 AWD

This is not one of those vehicles where you’re going to say, “Wow, it’s a Toyota Highlander!” But it is a family-friendly, seven- or eight-passenger SUV that does what it’s supposed to do which is why it’s one of the Toyota’s perennial best sellers.   The Highlander got a makeover in 2014 and gets some…

2018 Mazda Mazda 3 Grand Touring 5-door

The Mazda3 was introduced in 2004 and is the brand’s most popular vehicle around the world. It returns for 2018 with some new features and technology. The Mazda3 remains a handsome hatch or sedan that’s fun to drive with a lot of bang for the buck. It’s definitely a contender in the super-competitive compact car…

2017 Lincoln Continental AWD Reserve

The Lincoln Continental is a nice, large luxury sedan. Problem is, there are lots of excellent large luxury sedans and the Continental doesn’t really stand out. At the same time, it does offer handsome looks, a super smooth ride, lots of features and a comparably low starting price so it will appeal to some buyers.…

2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk L Plus 4X4

If you want a small SUV that’s off-road worthy, you’ve come to the right place. The Cherokee has excellent off-roading capability and the Trailhawk trim is the most trail-ready of the bunch. It also has a nicely appointed interior and a surprisingly comfortable ride.   Starting prices for the five-passenger Jeep Cherokee range from $23,695…

2018 Kia Rio EX 5DR

Subcompact cars are definitely not your grandpa’s vehicles. Take the 2018 Kia Rio. It’s not some tiny tin can without amenities. Rather it has many features and technology that you’d expect in higher-priced vehicles.   The five-passenger Rio is Kia’s best-selling vehicle around the world, but it’s not as popular in the U.S. with rivals…