The 2019 Lexus IS casts a wide net in terms of standard features and options. We rate it at 6 out of 10, giving it a point for its good base configuration and another for its customizability, but dialing back one for an infotainment system that frustrates at every opportunity. (Read more about how we
Having the very basic CR-V comes with some benefits and some disadvantages. The biggest benefit is the value for your money along with the interior space, cubbies, and fold-flat seats. But depending on your needs, the disadvantages can be somewhat notorious. One of the biggest letdowns is not having tinted windows. This summer was a
The 2019 Hyundai Kona is no skinflint. It’s generously equipped, has an excellent warranty and a good infotainment system. Even well-outfitted, more expensive trim levels present a very good value. We give it a 9 for features. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The 2019 Kona comes in SEL, SEL, Limited, and Ultimate trims.
As I type this, Dodge has just asked for its Durango back, and I’ve just begged to keep it a few weeks longer for Verdict photography and other cathartic rituals—like detailing it as though I were preparing to sell it myself. Interestingly, even a full year into my ownership experience, I’m finding new surprises and
All is not what it seems with the 2019 Lexus GX 460. Beneath its soft leather and glossy wood beats the hard of an adventurer, one that’s out of sync with other luxury crossover SUVs. We say it’s worth 5.0 out of 10 overall, a figure we reach after docking it for poor fuel economy,
The Edge ST does, however, get a Sport button and an excellent set of leather-trimmed sport seats. Larger drivers might find the bolsters too narrow, but for most drivers, the seats in the Edge ST do an excellent job of keeping you in place while still being comfortable on long drives. Although the Focus ST’s
The 2019 Toyota Camry lineup comprises a staggering 10 trim levels, most of which offer additional option packages. Starting with a point for good standard equipment in the base Camry L, we add another point for the breadth of the range and wind up at a 7 out of 10 score. (Read more about how
Inside, AMG used a familiar layout seen in most modern Mercedes cars, but the wide center console is a clear reference to the original AMG GT. As you would expect, the materials all feel incredibly high-quality, as does the fit and finish. Even better, if you’re tired of faux-suede everything and carbon-fiber trim, AMG offers
The 2019 Toyota Tundra has been around for a while, as evidenced by its relatively limited feature set. We rate it at 5 out of 10, with a point above average for a wide range of trim levels that we dial back for the relatively spartan base trims. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
Hyundai fits the 2019 Sonata with a total of five different powertrains. The extremes may be the best versions, in terms of value and efficiency, All Sonatas have a well-balanced ride, which earns the sedan a point above average. Rated against its most popular version—the base and SE trims—we give its performance a 6 overall.