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2019 Subaru Forester first drive review: Backwoods solitude

2019 Subaru ForesterDeep in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains, which covers more than half a million acres, American forestry was born over a century ago.
 Maintaining the dense old-growth forest takes patience and a close attention to detail. Disturbing its countless habitats could send waves of change through its...

2019 Subaru Forester preview

2019 Subaru ForesterThe 2019 Subaru Forester sweats the small stuff. A redesign for 2019 keeps the plucky crossover SUV’s virtues such as a spacious interior, good fuel economy, and plentiful safety tech intact, but improves the experience in countless ways. The 2019 Forester’s interior has an upscale feel with pockets and storage bins for just about...

2019 Nissan Pathfinder

2019 Nissan PathfinderForget its rugged heritage. The only path the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder plans to trudge is the carpool line. And that’s just fine. This big, three-row crossover SUV has a comfortable interior with a versatile second row and lots standard of active safety tech. Its competitors have surpassed it in many ways, but the Pathfinder still rates 6.2...

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe earns top marks in latest crash tests

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe first driveThe insurance industry-funded IIHS said Friday that the redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover SUV earned its Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with optional LED headlights. The headlights are standard on the Santa Fe Limited and Ultimate trim levels. Other Santa Fe trims—SE and SEL—have halogen headlights that the IIHS rated...

Tesla Model 3 receives 5-star rating in NHTSA crash tests

2018 Tesla Model 3Tesla’s Model 3 electric car, the company’s newest and arguably most important model, achieved a perfect 5-star crash test rating from the federal government’s NHTSA. The compact electric vehicle received top marks in front driver and passenger protection, front and rear side impact, and rollover tests, making it the latest Tesla...