Mercury Mariner (Hybrid), 2006: The Weekly Driver Car Review

The Mercury Mariner is among several nearly interchangeable compact sport utility vehicles. In fact, the Ford Escape, Mazda Tribune are remarkably similar vehicles, but...

Mercury Milan, 2006: The Weekly Driver Car Review

With midsize monoliths like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry dominating the market for years, what do other manufacturers view as success with their...

Ford Explorer (Eddie Bauer), 2006: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Now in its 16th year, the Ford Explorer is among the country's most enduring vehicles. It didn't have many competitors when it was introduced...

Subaru Legacy GT, 2006: The Weekly Driver Car Review

The Subaru Legacy, like all of the manufacturer's offerings, is a sure-bet for one outstanding characteristic. It has all-wheel-drive as a standard feature, and...

Hyundai Accent, 2006: The Weekly Driver Car Review

With its new design for 2006, the Hyundai Accent is a formidable player in the compact class. It's bigger, it has more power and...

Suzuki Forenza Wagon, 2005: The Weekly Driver Car Review

As an entry level wagon, the 2005 Suzuki Forenza offers budget-minded buyers a spacious wagon with a good supply of standard features. But as...

Hyundai XG350, 2004: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Introduced in September 2000, the Hyundai XG350 is the first vehicle offered by the Korean manufacturer that approaches the $25,000 price range. In each...

Acura TSX, 2004: The Weekly Driver Car Review

As a new offering this year, the 2004 Acura TSX is defined as a near-luxury vehicle. By some definitions, that mean it costs less...

Suzuki Forenza, 2004: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Like Hyundai and Kia, the Korean manufacturer Suzuki has accepted the difficult task of trying to infiltrate the sub-compact market dominated by Honda, Toyota...

Mitsubishi Galant, 2004: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Like other manufacturers, Mitsubishi faces a formidable task in the midsize car class. The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are among the country's most...

Honda Element, 2004: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Considering the conservative, best-selling Accord, Honda stretched its manufacturing boundaries with the Element. Since its debut in 2003, the vehicle has frequently been described...

Volkswagen Jetta, 2004: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Matched against the best-selling subcompact models offered by Ford, Honda and Toyota, the Jetta is Volkswagen's best-selling car. Combined with the nearly identical Golf,...