Road Tests

2019 Ford Edge ST

2019 Ford Edge ST

The Good:
– Strong turbo engine
– Cabin space and features
– Ride and handling
The Bad:
– Somewhat expensive
– No third-row seat option
– No low-range gearing

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2019 Audi Q7

2019 Audi Q7

The Good:
– Fairly handsome inside and out
– Practicality and comfort
– Stable dynamics and power
The Bad:
– Fiddly multimedia system
– Average third-row space
– Limited offroad ability

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2019 Nissan Maxima SV

2019 Nissan Maxima SV

The Good:
– Head-turning style
– Cabin trim and features
– Fair power and handling
The Bad:
– CVT “gear-shifts” don’t add much
– Steering feel
– Less agile than SR model

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 AMG

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 AMG

The Good:
– Head-turner with the right paint
– Great handling and comfort
– Powerful and economical
The Bad:
– Expensive relative to performance
– Lack of feedback from controls
– Rear space and boot inefficiencies

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2019 Lexus UX 200

2019 Lexus UX 200

The Good:
– Attractive design details
– Feels premium in driver’s seat
– Quiet and comfortable
The Bad:
– Rivals offer more power
– Hard plastic on rear doors
– Smaller boot than expected

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2019 Jeep Wrangler

2019 Jeep Wrangler

The Good:
– Classic good looks
– Improved onroad civility
– Unflappable offroad
The Bad:
– Hard to tell old from new
– Not totally civil
– Expensive high-spec versions

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2019 Mercedes-Benz G 500

2019 Mercedes-Benz G 500

The Good:
– Classic good looks
– Premium cabin appointments
– Power, handling, offroading
The Bad:
– Hard to tell old from new
– Some low-rent quirks remain
– Sky-high price

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