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2020 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet SonicThe 2020 Chevrolet Sonic is a solid small car in an SUV world. With impressive value, safety scores, and a decent amount of fun in the right form, it’s an engaging hatchback or sedan, but is outsold in droves by even the dreariest of small crossovers. For that we give it 4.8 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The only...

2020 Lexus LX 570

2020 Lexus LX 570 equipped with Sport PackageThe 2020 Lexus LX 570 makes no effort to be subtle. The big SUV's brash styling, strong engine, and prodigious thirst are balanced by a plush interior and cosseting ride. On our scale, the new Lexus LX rates 5.4 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The LX shares its basic design with the Toyota Land Cruiser, though the two differ in...

2020 Chevrolet Malibu

2020 Chevrolet MalibuThe 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is a middling mid-size sedan that’s largely overlooked in the midst of the great SUV and crossover onslaught. Though it’s stylish and comfortable, curious absences in active safety make it forgettable even in its own shrinking segment. We give the 2020 Malibu 5.8 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate...

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E preview

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E leakFord’s first mass-market electric vehicle will hit the ground running with high expectations, starting with its historic badge planted in its grille. The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is the automaker’s first electric crossover; first Mustang-branded vehicle that’s not a coupe, convertible, nor hatchback; and the first Mustang with...

Asian automakers dominate Consumer Reports' most reliable cars list

2020 Lexus LC 500 InspirationLexus, Mazda, and Toyota once again took the top spots for the most reliable car brands, according to Consumer Reports’ annual study released on Thursday. The Lexus IS compact sedan ranked highest on the list, followed by the Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster. Mazda and Toyota tied for second place as the most reliable brands, with the Corolla...