• 2019 Honda Ridgeline

    Taco Winter

    The Honda Ridgeline has earned our 10 Best award for mid-size pickup trucks two years running (unlike our approach to 10Best Cars honors, we categorize 10Best Trucks and SUVs by segment), beating out the likes of General Motors’ Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, as well as the popular Toyota Tacoma. So, naturally, we’ve been itching to put this…

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  • 2018 Ford EcoSport 2.0L AWD

    Taco Winter

    If the Ford EcoSport were a car, it would be a very small one. A tad shorter in length than a Honda Fit and barely longer than Ford’s own Fiesta hatchback, the thirteen-and-a-half-foot-long EcoSport soon will be FoMoCo’s littlest and likely its least expensive vehicle sold in the United States, once the company’s plan to kill off all…

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  • 2018 Dodge Charger GT AWD

    Taco Winter

    The Dodge Charger lineup covers a wide spectrum when it comes to purpose and capability. It’s rare for a single car model to offer variants that can appeal to multiple markets with completely different missions, all while maintaining a measure of practicality. With the Chevrolet SS now defunct, the Charger—along with its sibling, the Chrysler 300—is…

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  • 2018 Mazda CX-9

    Taco Winter

    Welcome to Crossover and Dad, the first magazine devoted to those high-riding, two-box vehicles that no self-respecting car guy wants but everyone is buying! Going forward, the rebooted C/D will be so replete with crossover news and reviews that it will resemble the overflowing cargo area behind the third row on your last family vacation. Yes, we know…

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  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-class Hatchback

    Taco Winter

    In 2012, Mercedes-Benz decided to turn the A-class from a high-roof hatchback (with a sandwich-floor layout designed for electrification) into a much lower, wider, and longer compact car with decidedly sporting aspirations. At the time, the move seemed slightly counterintuitive. But it has proved to be the correct decision: The current A-class has become a huge global…

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  • 9 Strange Car Sounds—And What They Could Mean

    Taco Winter

    Your car is always giving you feedback, but are you listening? Auto repair shop owner and licensed auto service technician Emily Chung describes nine common car sounds, and reveals what they could possibly mean.This is most likely a wheel bearing noise. It’s often mistaken as an engine noise and one way you can tell is…

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  • 2018 Nissan Maxima Review

    Taco Winter

    With sufficient comfort to please a luxury buyer, enough athleticism to keep an enthusiast driver engaged, and ample gadgetry to appeal to tech connoisseurs, the Nissan Maxima is a well-rounded full-size sedan. Its sporty, aggressive lines add visual punch and invite attention. The Maxima makes a value play, too, as many of its virtues are standard across…

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  • 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc Compact SUV Revealed

    Taco Winter

    Volkswagen has finally taken the wraps off the all new T-Roc compact SUV, the company’s fourth SUV which brings fresh push to the compact SUV class. The 2018 VW T-Roc compact SUV comes with new, expressive design style, coupe-like roof section, strikingly wide front and sportily snappy proportions. It also gets large array of driver assistance systems, latest…

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