2019 BMW X2 Review

2019 BMW X2 Review

Paraphrasing evil King Edward I, Longshanks from the epic movie, Braveheart: The problem with crossovers is there are too many crossovers. And they all look pretty much the same. Because there’s only so much you can do with the basic layout without changing the basic layout into something that isn’t a crossover anymore. But don’t […]

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Review

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Review

Why buy a hybrid when gas is cheap? To go faster, of course. A bit more speed is among the benefits you’ll get if you buy the new plug-in hybrid version of the 2019 Crosstrek. It gets to 60 one full second sooner than the non-hybrid version of Subaru’s very popular littlest crossover. It can […]

2019 Lexus LS500 Review

2019 Lexus LS500 Review

Lexus did something daring when it redesigned the LS — its top-of-the-line luxury sedan. It gave it an engine the same size as a Camry’s — Toyota’s mid-sized family sedan. And no longer offers the LS with anything bigger than the Camry’s V6. But sometimes, size doesn’t matter. Horsepower — and torque — does. What […]

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Review

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Review

What does it take to outdo the Prius at hybridness? Hyundai — and the Ioniq hybrid. By just about every metric other than who got there first, the Hyundai is the pick of the litter. It costs less — and it uses less gas. It is roomier — both for people and cargo — but […]

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

Some crossovers have two rows and room for five; others have three rows and room for seven or more. The Hyundai Santa Fe goes both ways. Regular — or XL. It’s also available with three different engines — and all of them can be paired with AWD, not just the more expensive ones. Technically, there […]