The redesigned Kia Optima aimed to deliver upscale accouterments and a sporty, driver-oriented demeanor at bargain prices, and it mostly succeeds. Optima isn’t quite as dynamically polished as [...]
Redesigning for 2011 put Hyundai’s Sonata at the forefront of the crowded midsize-sedan segment. All Sonatas, base models included, offered an outstanding features-per-dollar ratio, which is [...]
The 2008-10 Dodge Avenger disappoints with crude drivetrain behavior, unsophisticated road feel, and budget-grade cabin appointments. These demerits have been offset somewhat by aggressive [...]
The revived Regal sports a much more Euro-centric flavor than any previous Buick. While its unexpected new persona might be unsettling to some shoppers, Regal earns our praise for its [...]
The Nissan Altima does exactly what most shoppers expect from a midsize sedan. It has a nicely appointed cabin, rides well, and, at least in 4-cylinder form, delivers excellent fuel economy. It's [...]
This Lincoln doesn't match most premium-midsize rivals for overall refinement or driving engagement, and the MyLincoln Touch control interface can be confounding to use and glitchy at times. As a [...]
Domestic rivals such as the Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Blazer, and Jeep Grand Cherokee might be better bargains, but a 4Runner includes Toyota's reputation for reliability...