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2021 Kia K5 aces crash tests, earns Top Safety Pick+

2021 Kia K5The 2021 Kia K5 mid-size sedan earned top crash-test ratings from both the NHTSA and the IIHS, and the insurance-industry funded IIHS gave it highest honors with a Top Safety Pick+ award. The redesigned sedan formerly known as the Optima earned five stars in the NHTSA's test cycle despite a four-star front passenger crash rating. That test...

2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo XC40What kind of car is the 2021 Volvo XC40? What does it compare to? The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a small crossover SUV. Consider cross-shopping it with the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, and the Jaguar E-Pace. Is the 2021 Volvo XC40 a good car? We bestow upon the XC40 a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10. It prioritizes style above all else, but that’s...

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-ClassWhat kind of vehicle is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class? What does it compare to? A better question might be, “What isn’t the E-Class?” It is not a crossover SUV. Refreshed for 2021, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes as a coupe, convertible, mid-size sedan, and finally in the U.S., the All-Terrain wagon. It compares to the Volvo S90...

2021 Mini Cooper

2021 Mini Cooper S Convertible Sidewalk EditionWhat kind of vehicle is the 2021 Mini Cooper? What does it compare to? The 2021 Mini Cooper small hatchback can be had as a two- or four-door hardtop, or in two-door form as a convertible, electric SE, or performance-oriented John Cooper Works (JCW). It doesn’t have many natural competitors left, but parent company BMW offers an X1 small...

2021 Lexus IS

2021 Lexus IS300What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Lexus IS? What does it compare to? The 2021 Lexus IS compact luxury sedan induces new or first-time Lexus buyers into Toyota’s luxury brand. It competes with the Genesis G70 and Cadillac CT4, and more aspirationally the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Is the 2021 Lexus IS a good car? It is a solid...