Family Cars

  • 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,

  • 2017 VW Passat Review

    Volkswagen’s Passat used to be America’s discount Audi but that left the people’s car brand without a direct competitor to the Camry and Accord. In stepped the new Passat in 2012 which changed everything. Instead of selling the same Passat in America and Europe VW decided to harmonize development between China and America sending us

  • 2018 Volvo V90 & V90 Cross Country Review

    The station wagon is truly the original crossover. With the driving dynamics of a sedan but a bigger cargo area on the back, an estate (as they call them across the pond) makes a great deal of practical sense. Unfortunately the allure of a higher seating position has left wagon sales in America at an