Category: Street Smarts

The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas rolls in with 8 attributes you’ll love… as well as a significant shortcoming

There was time when minivans were the only choice considered by parents seeking the roomiest family transportation. However, while minivans are high on versatility, they are woefully low on style, and many of today’s moms and dads seek fresher alternatives.

The redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Traverse provides these 8 laudable attributes… and a notable shortcoming

Size matters in today’s automotive world and many of the most popular picks have the lavish dimensions to prove this. Roomy crossovers are hot sellers, and you can find midsize models with the kind of spacious three-row seating that was once the sole provenance of minivans and full-size SUVs.

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek comes with these 8 strengths… and one notable weakness

Most small crossovers are tame as house cats, crafted solely for cruising down highways and navigating city streets. This is fine if your idea of a weekend adventure means a trip to the mall. But if you like dodging rocks on steep trails or barreling down narrow fire roads, the usual suspects won’t suffice. You’ll have to find a crossover that can hold its own once the paved road ends.

There are eight reasons to buy the 2018 Honda Odyssey… and one reason why it may not be the best pick for you

Minivans are as docile as it gets, but the segment itself is home to a cutthroat ruthlessness usually reserved for reality competition shows. Year after year, the major players in the minivan universe aim to one-up their rivals by rolling out upgrades intended to provide a winning edge. This is because the segment represents big business for some of the automakers involved.

Look to the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox for these eight strengths… and be cognizant of this notable shortcoming

Crossovers have been riding a huge wave of popularity recently. In many ways, the Chevrolet Equinox is emblematic of what this category as a whole has to offer, and it’s reaped the benefits of the segment’s success. The Equinox holds the honor of being the automaker’s second best-selling vehicle after the Silverado truck.