Comparison Test

Our comparison tests are reviews that pit various cars, trucks, and SUV models against their rivals. Through careful evaluation and scoring, we determine a ranking from worst to best and choose a winner.

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2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander: Three Rows and $50,000

In its top trim level, the new Highlander is a near-Lexus SUV, but is it good enough to beat the refreshed Pilot?

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Big Mini Question: Countryman or Clubman?

Bigger Minis attempt to bring the brand's iconic design to a larger audience.

Stepsibling Rivalry: 2020 BMW Z4 M40i vs. 2020 Toyota Supra

Parsing the differences between two very similar, yet very different, two seaters.



Porsche Taycan vs. Tesla Model S: The Test

After eight uncontested years, Tesla's Model S finally has a rival in the 2020 Porsche Taycan.


Ford Escape vs. Mazda CX-5: Can Ford's Newcomer Beat the 10Best-Winning Mazda?

Can the all-new Ford Escape beat the 10Best-winning Mazda, our favorite in the compact SUV segment?

Defining the Porsche 911: New vs. Old

Does the latest 992-generation 911 have anything in common with the 1964 original?



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Sports-Sedan Rivals: Alfa vs. BMW vs. Genesis vs. Volvo

The updates to the 2019 BMW 3-series are an excuse to pit it against the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 2020 Genesis G70, and 2020 Volvo S60.

Diesel Half-Ton Tug of War: Chevy vs. Ford vs. Ram

The light-duty Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150, and Ram 1500 fight for trailer-towing, fuel-sipping supremacy.


Betting on the Ponies: Mustang Shelby GT500 vs Camaro ZL1 1LE

With 650 and 760 horses, these supercharged, rear-wheel drive muscle cars go head to head on the road and the test track.


Mustang GT PPL2 vs. Mustang Shelby GT350

Two high-performing Ford Mustangs face off against each other on the track.


2019 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Which Gas-Sipping Family Sedan Is Better?

We set out to determine which of America's two most popular mid-size sedans plays the hybrid game the best.

2019 BMW X7 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class: Which Decadent Full-Size Luxury SUV Does It Better?

The BMW X7 and the Mercedes-Benz GLS both promise luxurious transport for up to seven, but which German three-row SUV does it better?



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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 vs. 2019 BMW X3: Which Brand Builds the Better Compact Luxury SUV?

These compact luxury SUVs have ascended to the top of their brands' sales charts, but one is more satisfying than the other.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera vs. 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe: Which Is Better for Chasing Apexes?

The starter models of Porsche and AMG's six-figure sports cars are different beasts chasing the same ideal.


2020 Genesis G70 vs. 2020 Volvo S60: Which Small Sedan Does Sport and Luxury Better?

Volvo's redesigned S60 challenges Genesis's upstart G70 for sports-sedan superiority.


2019 BMW 3-Series vs. 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia: Which Sports Sedan Packs More Excellence?

Two feisty compact luxury sports sedans trade blows to decide which one delivers the strongest combination of driving excitement and practicality.


2020 Toyota Supra vs. 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo: Reflections on a Japanese Performance Icon

The latest Supra is really good, but is it better than its legendary predecessor?

2019 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2019 Honda Insight: Two Hybrids Enter, One Honda Leaves

Both electrified Honda sedans offer driving satisfaction and fuel-sipping powertrains, but one is the better buy.



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2020 Ford Escape Hybrid vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Which Fuel-Sipping Compact Crossover Is Better?

The best-selling RAV4 and freshly redesigned Escape face off to prove which offers the better mix of fuel efficiency, value, and practicality.

Mid-Size Sedans Compared: Sonata, Altima, Legacy, Camry, Accord

We compare these affordable family sedans side-by-side to see where they rank on safety, fuel economy, comfort, and performance.


2020 BMW X1 vs. 2019 Audi Q3: Which Is the More Compelling Compact SUV?

Audi has completely redesigned its smallest SUV, but is it finally better than its aging BMW rival?