This year kept ‘s editors extremely busy with plenty of new vehicles to test.
Whether you’re a fan of sports cars, crossovers, hybrids, or even electric vehicles, dealerships were busy this year with all-new models to sell to customers. But now, more than ever, buying a car is a painstaking process filled with hours of research… that is, unless you just check out one of ‘s reviews.
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10. 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Review
Alfa Romeo‘s return to the North American market got off to a rocky start with the 4C, but now the Giulia sedan has arrived along with the Stelvio crossover. Our review of the Giulia Quadrifoglio was the 10th most popular for the year, as shoppers and enthusiasts were curious to see if the sports sedan truly lives up to the hype after claiming a Nurburgring record at the time of its introduction.
9. 2018 Subaru Outback Review
Considering the Subaru Outback is the brand’s best-selling model, it’s little surprise it lands on our top 10 list of most popular reviews of 2017. The somewhat unique offering is like a wagon on stilts, and having received a refreshed for 2018, shoppers were interested to see all has changed. Along with a more rugged appearance, the interior has received premium touches along with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
8. 2017 Honda Civic Type R Review
One of the most highly anticipated vehicles of the year, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R finally reached North American shores. Sporting a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, you can’t help but wonder if the Civic Type R lives up to its hype being front-wheel drive and all. And the verdict? Well, let’s just say we came away impressed.
7. 2018 Genesis G70 Review and First Drive
Does Hyundai‘s luxury brand, Genesis, really have what it takes to compete with the popular BMW 3 Series? The Korean automaker introduced its new G70 this year looking to compete in the already crowded luxury segment. With a sporty appearance and a luxurious interior, the big question is whether the G70 can hold its own on the road against models that have decades of history.
6. 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Review
Volkswagen is on a long ride to win back the trust of consumers after its massive diesel scandal. One of those steps is offering a three-row SUV, an extremely important model for the North American market. Just one look at the Atlas and it’s clear the Atlas was made specifically for the U.S., and the German automaker is further boosting its image by building it at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But is it a worthy competitor in a segment that’s growing at a rapid pace?
5. 2018 Kia Stinger Review | Kia Stinger GT Review
The Kia Stinger made a surprising debut to kick off the year at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show and it didn’t take very long for the hype train to leave the station. The Korean brand mostly known for affordable cars and hamsters had suddenly grown up with a true sports sedan competitor, one that checked off nearly every box of wants and needs. So does it live up to the lofty expectations set by the media? Does it drive as good as it looks? We think so.
4. 2018 Toyota C-HR Review
The Toyota C-HR had an interesting history before it event went on sale. The funky crossover started its life as an offering for the Scion brand but it never even went on sale before Toyota decided to kill off Scion. Now it sits in Toyota’s lineup, as a youth-oriented crossover with odd styling, much like the Nissan Juke. But now the compact crossover segment is getting much more crowded, with new additions such as the Hyundai Kona heading to dealers. Our review answers the question of whether the C-HR can really compete.
3. 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review
As the second vehicle to ride on Subaru’s new global platform that will eventually underpin most of its future models, the new Crosstrek has been very popular with our readers. More crossover than car, the Crosstrek is an interesting offering in the market, much like the Subaru Outback. It boasts plenty of versatility and interior space, but are all the changes for the better?
2. 2017 Kia Niro Review
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know crossovers are really popular right now in the U.S. Like, really, really popular. So how do you make a crossover even more sought after? By making it a hybrid, just like the Kia Niro. And then as icing on the cake, you give it one of the most competitive prices imaginable. The result is a vehicle that at least on paper, is a clear winner, but we all know specifications never tell the full story. Thankfully you guys have to let you know how the Niro really drives.
1. 2018 Volkswagen GTI vs Golf R: Which Hot Hatch Should You Buy?
‘s most read review of 2017 is actually a comparison, trying to answer a very important question: Volkswagen GTI or Volkswagen Golf R? Sure there’s quite a price difference between the two models, but that doesn’t stop the comparisons from happening. We put both vehicles to the test on Germany’s Autobahn, and you might be surprised to hear the answer isn’t so straight forward… or is it?