Family Cars

  • 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Hybrid First Drive Review

    When Volvo announced the new XC60 was coming, I was worried that the design of the XC90 wouldn’t translate well and that the engineers would de-tune engined and cut back on interior quality. Those worries however were totally unfounded when the XC60 finally landed. Think of this as the XC90’s mini-me with a little S90

  • 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Review

    Everywhere I went folks told me “wow, that’s a big Volkswagen” and they are right, but it’s more than just a big VW.  The new 2018 Atlas was designed specifically for North America and China (where it will be called the Volkswagen Teramont) with a strong focus on cargo capacity, passenger comfort and family friendliness.

  • 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

    Volkswagen has finally decided to tackle the American CUV market with a new approach. The Touareg has been cancelled, the Tiguan has grown by leaps and bounds, there’s a big-new three row Atlas and soon we’ll have a third German crossover to fill out the bottom end. Thanks to a massive increase in size, the

  • 2017/2018 Toyota Highlander & Highlander Hybrid Review

    Toyota’s Highlander is on the smaller end of the three-row crossover segment, but that’s exactly what families seem to love about it. With seating for 8 in a pinch, excellent reliability and a heap of changes for 2017 the Highlander is a better value than ever before. In this refresh Toyota decided to drop a

  • 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

    Toyota’s Camry has long been a solid reliable mid-sized sedan but it’s never been known for its handling ability… Until now. The 2018 Camry isn’t just a ground-up redesign of Toyota’s popular sedan, it represents a fundamental shift in personality for their best selling sedan because this Camry, even in Hybrid form, is one of

  • 2017 / 2018 Mazda CX-5 Review

    The CX-5 has long been a favorite at AoA for it’s fun to drive nature but for 2017 Mazda turns the heat up. The already good looking crossover wears new sheetmetal that’s more attractive than before and virtually every part of the compact CUV gets a tweak. The bod is stiffer, the suspension is softer,