Is a $30,000 Mercedes really a Mercedes, with all its reputation for quality and status? CNET's Brian Cooley takes the new $29,900 Mercedes CLA for a drive to find out.
We find out if the Mercedes CLA250 clears the bar of its brand, figure out Mazda's cryptic Skyactiv technology, and run down more fuel economy myths!
The 2014 Silverado High Country boasts a level of standard tech that's nearly comparable to one of GM's luxury sedans.
We could drive all day and night in the GS 450h enjoying the luxury appointments, but this big sedan doesn't engender much enthusiasm.
The 2014 IS F is the most un-Lexus model the automaker builds. So I was equal parts suprised and pleased to see that it's being produced for one last year.
The new Mazda3 shows that an economy car doesn't have to feel cheap, and can feature tech on par with luxury competition.
The longer I ponder the 2014 Subaru Legacy 2.5i's CVT, the more muddled my opinion of the whole car becomes. I'm so close to liking it, but something's...off.
The 2014 Altima gets connected with the app, enabling Google search for navigation and iHeartRadio for music.
Although lacking in the way of emotional engagement, the Chevy Malibu drives easy, and it gets the MyLink cabin tech interface, which emulates the style of smartphones.
Kia once again proves that it really understands young car buyers better than the competition from Nissan and Scion.
The smooth and quiet 2014 Buick Enclave gets a batch of new tech and safety features, so why doesn't it feel more "new"?
It's got a new nameplate, but the former FX crossover hasn't changed much where performance and tech are concerned. And that's just fine.
Sublime suburban chariot
High on style and technology, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is an incredibly satisfying everyday crossover.