2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e first drive review: Efficient stability
Dec16

2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e first drive review: Efficient stability

People are quick to make fun of the Toyota Prius, and I understand why: It looks kind of weird, and its earliest adopters were maybe a bit too smug. But people capable of looking past that bullplop quickly realize it’s actually a versatile, competent and, yes, extremely efficient hybrid hatchback. Perhaps that’s why Toyota isn’t terribly worried about the continued success of the Prius in the face of automakers...

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2019 Kia Forte review: Built for the long haul
Dec16

2019 Kia Forte review: Built for the long haul

The Kia Forte is totally new for the 2019 model year, and as a result of its redesign, it’s now more competitive than ever. If you’re looking for something small yet spacious, comfortable and fuel-efficient, Kia’s redesigned Forte can square off with the best of ’em. But unlike larger Kia four-doors — namely the Optima and especially the Stinger GT — the Forte is forgettable to drive. That’s a...

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Motorola Moto G6 Play review: An affordable phone with a huge battery
Dec16

Motorola Moto G6 Play review: An affordable phone with a huge battery

Editor’s Note, Dec. 13: Best Buy currently sells a 32GB unlocked Motorola Moto G6 Play for $144 if you activate it on a carrier at the time of purchase. Target sells a 16GB Verizon prepaid Moto G6 Play for $130. The original review, published on July 3, follows. The Moto G6 Play ($180 at Amazon) has a secret weapon that its pricier Moto G-siblings don’t: A big ol’ honking battery. For many people including myself, an...

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Lenovo Yoga C930 review: Lenovo’s top 2-in-1 perfected
Dec15

Lenovo Yoga C930 review: Lenovo’s top 2-in-1 perfected

Editors’ note, Dec. 12: The Lenovo Yoga C930 has received an Editors’ Choice Award. The original review, published on Dec. 11, follows. Back in August, Lenovo announced it would use the Yoga name that’s become synonymous with convertible laptops for premium models of all kinds, including a Chromebook and a regular clamshell laptop. The Yoga C930 is in fact a two-in-one laptop however, and the follow-up to the...

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2019 Subaru WRX review: All-wheel-drive fun, all the time
Dec15

2019 Subaru WRX review: All-wheel-drive fun, all the time

Getting behind the wheel of this 2019 Subaru WRX is like reuniting with a good friend. This generation of the WRX, after all, launched in 2014 and has had only mild changes since. For the 2018 model year, Subaru restyled the car’s fascias, tweaked the suspension and fettled with its clutch and gearbox. For 2019, the only real changes are an upgraded infotainment system and the launch of the Series.Gray special-edition package...

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