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  • 2018 Porsche CayenneIt seems hard to call something understated when it wears a crest from Stuttgart on its hood, but the 2018 Porsche Cayenne has defied convention ever since it arrived. The automaker’s big SUV single-handedly makes Porsche’s sports cars possible today; the Cayenne has brought the automaker from the brink and into beaucoup profits in a...
  • 2018 Ford F-150Trucks don’t want to be luxury vehicles or family wagons, but now they have to be. The 2018 Ford F-150 is proof. Although the F-150 rides on a fully boxed ladder frame with a quartet of muscular engines designed to tow, haul, or drag nearly everything under the sun, the full-size Ford can be outfitted with a menu of luxury features that...
  • 2018 Chevrolet TraverseThe 2018 Chevrolet Traverse walks a delicate line between being an affable, family-friendly crossover SUV and looking like something more rugged and capable. Clean styling inside and out, an enjoyable standard powertrain, a comfortable, spacious cabin, and most of the equipment we expect in a modern family car help the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse...
  • 2018 Honda RidgelineMany buyers choose a truck based on their most extreme, occasional needs. They often end up with massive full-size pickups with lots of capability but also big price tags and clumsy handling. Some get mid-size pickups that come at less cost but still have bouncy, truck-like ride and handling. One truck can be a smarter buy for shoppers who...
  • 2018 Nissan PathfinderIf there were any confusion as to the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder’s mission, it should be clear this year. The big, seven-seater adds a rear-seat alert to remind parents (children or fur parents) to check the back seats before leaving the car and standard automatic emergency braking on all models. Both are common-sense standard features that will...
  • 2018 Honda HR-VThe 2018 Honda HR-V is a small crossover SUV that’s perfectly acceptable as an economy-car substitute. It puts packaging over performance, gas mileage before great handling. We think its priorities are in order, and we give it a 6.5 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Carried over with only paint and wheel changes, the 2018 HR-V...
  • 2018 Acura RLXThe 2018 Acura RLX steps into some freshly tailored threads in the new model year, as Honda's luxury brand tries to season its lineup with some of the NSX's spice. On the 2018 RLX, Acura has adopted some of the lines and forms of the Acura Precision Concept, first shown at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The RLX now has a diamond-pattern grille with...
  • 2018 Ford Fusion HybridThe 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi are now in their sixth model year, older than any competing mid-size sedans with high-efficiency hybrid or plug-in versions. Mildly refreshed last year, the Fusion remains a good-looking sedan with a comfortable and stylish interior. The hybrid Fusion has four trim levels: the base S, the mid-level SE...
  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-ClassThat the 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a popular pick for mid-lifers pondering their futures may be a small coincidence. The big, comfortable Benz has a similar predicament in the automaker’s lineup. The newest AMG GT does superlative speed more competently, the new S-Class coupes and convertibles do cruising nearly better than the...
  • 2018 Dodge Durango SRT first driveThe 2018 Dodge Durango is the anti-minivan. It’s a three-row crossover SUV that trades as much on its machismo as it does on its actual passenger-hauling abilities. It’s flawed and dated, yet great to drive. We’ve rated it at 6.5 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) This year, it’s even more muscular thanks to the...