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Leigh Fields

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A dark-colored 2020 Kia Telluride drives on a paved road through a desert

The Kia Telluride Is Finally Getting the 1 Family Feature It Was Missing

So far, there haven’t been many complaints about the Kia Telluride. It seems like everyone loves it. Though, we felt that the Telluride lacked in one area. And it looks like Kia felt that way too.  The 2021 Telluride is getting an important feature for kids  Last year I mentioned that the Telluride was missing one family feature, one …
A 2021 Lexus RX with Black Line trim drives down a coastal road

The Most Reliable 2021 Luxury Midsize SUVs

Luxury midsize SUVs are ideal if you want an extra powerful and pampering ride. There are many options in this segment that boast superior amenities. But which luxury midsize SUVs are the most reliable?  Unsurprisingly, the most reliable midsize luxury SUVs belong to Lexus Lexus continues to be the most reliable luxury car brand for 2021, as Consumer …
A red 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid on the countryside.

The 2021 Honda CR-V EX-L Trim Keeps It Zesty

It doesn’t get much better than the Honda CR-V if you want a small SUV with lots of utility. The 2021 CR-V outranks the competition because of its focus on efficiency and comfort. But for better or for worse, Honda doesn’t give many freebies.  That said, you’ll have to upgrade to get some of the most modern features. …
A red 2021 Honda Civic on the track.

Good Luck Deciding Between the 2021 Honda Civic and the 2021 Mazda3

The Honda Civic and the Mazda3 keep the compact car class spicy. Both models shine for their engaging, fun-to-drive dynamics without many sacrifices. That’s why choosing between these two can seem incredibly challenging. The 2021 Honda Civic and the 2021 Mazda3 offer tons of flavor  You could say that the Civic and the Mazda3 have something for everyone. Their …
A photo of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan outdoors.

How Does the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Stack Up Against the Toyota RAV4?

The Toyota RAV4 is easily the most popular crossover in America. Even so, that doesn’t mean it’s the best option for you. The RAV4’s most prominent rivals are the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue. But how does the Volkswagen Tiguan stack up against the RAV4? The 2021 Toyota RAV4 has more performance options than the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan  …
2020 Honda Passport is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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2021 Honda Passport vs. Ford Edge: It All Comes Down to Preference

You have many options for a small SUV with two rows, but not as midsize options. So, if you want extra capabilities but not as many seats, the Ford Edge is a popular choice. The new Honda Passport is also a highly-rated model. Which would you say is better? The 2021 Honda Passport can handle more heavy-duty activities than …
2019 Toyota Highlander

Deciding Between the 2019 Toyota Highlander and the 2019 Mazda CX-9 Is Easy

Now is one of the best times to buy a used car. And if you’re particularly interested in a family-friendly SUV with lower mileage, the 2019 Toyota Highlander and the 2019 Mazda CX-9 are standouts. These midsize SUVs have lower ownership costs and offer similar amenities. Though, it’s easy enough to decide between the two.  …
2021 Subaru Forester at the beach

The 2021 Subaru Forester Premium Trim Is Practically Perfect

Reviews about the 2021 Subaru Forester are generally positive. And if you’re a Subie fan, you already know why. The Forester is easily the most versatile choice in the compact SUV class, and it gives you a lot for the money. We understand if you’d want to stick with the base model, but going up to the Premium trim …
An orange 2019 Kia Soul on the track.

The 2019 Kia Soul Puts the ‘Fun’ In Functional

The Kia Soul has earned over a million fans in the last decade. More recently, this Kia has stood out as a splashy yet practical car to buy used. You can get an older Soul for less than $10K. But if you want a lightly-used option, the 2019 Soul is an excellent choice.  The 2019 Kia Soul has …
A green 2021 Toyota RAV4 parked with a mountain in the background

The Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium Hits the Sweet Spot

You really don’t have to look much further than the standard Toyota RAV4  LE trim. The 2021 RAV4 comes with just about everything you would expect a modern new car to have, including advanced safety features and smartphone integration. Still, you might want to spend a little extra for the goodies on the XLE Premium trim.  What features …
The Lexus UX is the brand's entry-level luxury SUV.

The Lexus UX Shade Is Unnecessary

Lexus continues to be the most reliable luxury car brand. So if you want an upscale and easygoing car ownership experience, Lexus is the one to go with. In particular, the 2021  Lexus UX is an attractive choice for an entry-level car, despite some shady reviews. The Lexus UX is built for comfort  Like most of its siblings, the …
A 2021 Mazda CX-5 with PolyGray Metal paint.

The Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition Turbo Has the Right Amount of Razzle-Dazzle

It doesn’t get much better than the 2021 Mazda CX-5 if you want discreet luxury. You may have heard that the CX-5 can compete with the likes of BMW, and it has offers an interior reminiscent of a Mercedes. And while it’s tempting to go all the way to the CX-5’s Signature trim, you’ll see that the new …
A grey 2018 Jeep Compass off-road.

The 2018 Jeep Compass Is a Cheap and Adventurous Used SUV

Despite some unsavory reviews, the Jeep Compass was one of the best-selling cars in 2018. The 2018 Jeep Compass initially impressed with the style and roomy cabin. And if you want adventure, this small SUV is uniquely enticing.  The Compass is an exceptional off-roader  The Compass’s main appeal is that it’s a Jeep. It shares the same sleek style …
A black 2020 GMC Terrain Denali driving down a road

The 2021 GMC Terrain ‘Is Priced like a Winner’ – But There’s a Catch

The 2021 GMC Terrain gets high marks in a few different areas. It stands out against other compact SUVs with its power offerings and tech. Pricing for the Terrain also seems reasonable, on the surface, that is.  The 2021 GMC Terrain offers two distinct driving experiences  GMC got rid of the Terrain’s diesel engine, so there are now performance …
A blue 2020 Nissan Pathfinder driving down snowy road

Nissan Pathfinder vs. Nissan Armada: The Choice For You Is as Obvious as It Seems

If you’re a Nissan fan with a large flock, there are two clear options. There’s the  Nissan Pathfinder and the Nissan Armada. And fortunately, deciding between these two SUVs is relatively simple. The Pathfinder and the Armada have distinct capabilities  Generally speaking, the Pathfinder and the Armada earns points as comfortable cruisers. They also receive some of the same criticisms. …
A blue 2020 Mini Cooper Oxford Edition on display in front of a building
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Buying a New Mini Cooper Doesn’t Seem That Fun Anymore

Enthusiasts have long hailed the Mini Cooper as one of the best options if you want a fun driving experience. Style and available luxury are also obvious reasons to pick the Mini Cooper over other small cars. Though, there’s one primary reason why buying a new 2021 Mini Cooper isn’t all that appealing. The Mini Cooper lost an …
A red 2021 Nissan Rogue compact SUV on display

The New Nissan Rogue Is Gunning for the Honda CR-V

 The Nissan Rogue has always been popular but at the same level as the Honda CR-V. For years, the CR-V has outshined the Rogue in terms of performance and utility. But the completely redesigned 2021 Rogue could change things.  The new Rogue can better compete with the CR-V Honda’s CR-V earned a few impressive awards last year. The …
A black 2021 Hyundai Palisade parked on display

The 2021 Palisade Will Make You Wanna Drive Off In a Hyundai

Hyundai is still earning its stripes regarding buyer’s confidence and long-term quality. But the carmaker’s Palisade signals toward a brighter future. The 2021 Palisade has acquired impressive nods for dependability and offers more luxe features than last year’s model. You might even want to drive off in one, especially if you’re bored with the Toyota and Honda competition.  …
2021 Nissan Rogue parked on a sandbar with its reflection shown in the water

The 2021 Nissan Rogue SV Trim Gives You Extra Value

You can tell Nissan took criticisms about its Rogue SUV in stride. People complained that the model’s last generation was bland and lacked refinement. Now, the completely redesigned 2021 Rogue offers more power and machismo. And in terms of added value, this compact SUV is impressive too. The 2021 Nissan Rogue is bolder than ever  Many respected critics have …
A silver 2019 Mazda CX-9 parked on the track.

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 Is the Savvy Way to Get Some Of the Most Modern Features

There’s a lot of hype around the 2021 Mazda CX-9, and it’s understandable. The newest CX-9 has updated tech and amenities. But even so, a used 2019 CX-9 can save you some money without sacrificing too much.  The 2019 Mazda CX-9 delivers the same dynamic performance as the newest model While Mazda has a loyal fan base, I’ve noticed …