The luxury car brand that broke away from Korean make Hyundai has launched its third model — a small sedan — for the 2019 model year. It's fun and fast with the right engine but lacks any semblance of the roominess of its larger siblings.
Kia has made consistent improvements in its vehicles in the past decade, and the Soul has been the best example of its attention to detail. With the 2020 model, the company adds more speed and more fun to its practical boxy model.
Volvo adds the XC40 to its 2019 lineup. The small crossover resembles larger Volvos, but this model offers some seriously sporty handling. So we've put it to the test against the Lexus NX300, a model that has pretty much been the same since 2015.
So you're looking to spend a lot of money on a small premium crossover? You could do worse than to try the 2019/20 Lexus NX300, which may not be easy on the eyes but is plenty of fun on the road. It battles next week's installment, the 2019/20 Volvo XC40.
Honda squeezes a new crossover in between the CR-V and the Pilot, resurrecting the old Passport name for the newcomer. It aims to be a more rugged performer but sticks to all-wheel drive. So it gets put to the test against the similarly priced Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition.
In the final installment of the four-part test of big honking SUVs, the all-new Kia Telluride goes a step beyond the competition in many aspects. Still, it can't compete for all-out spaciousness and towing.
Part III of the four-part test of big honking SUVs: The Toyota Sequoia shows that it has towing capabilities and speed, but an SUV last redesigned when George W. Bush was president can feel a bit behind the times.