Month: April 2020

2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

You newly minted graduates will head out into the workforce this spring under all sorts of trying circumstances. One of the small but daunting challenges you will face: finding that first commuter car. It’s tougher than a 7 a.m. final. Been there.

We have your back. The 2020 Honda Civic and 2020 Hyundai Elantra are two of the better picks, cost about $20,000 to start, and cost comparatively less to own than many other new cars on the road.

They’re both relatively fuel-efficient, well-equipped, and assure the ‘rents that you’ve grown into adulthood—even though we both know better.

The 2020

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2020 Volkswagen Passat SEL is a chucker

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat is a mid-size sedan caught between two times. Even though it has a fresh design and the necessary safety upgrades, it rides on an old platform and is powered by an outdated powertrain. It’s what I feel like when I lace up new basketball shoes, then step onto the court. 

The redesigned sedan looks much better on the court than I do, though. Its limited moves limit its TCC Rating to a 5.6, which is not enough to impress in a segment bursting with great options, from the redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata to the stalwart Toyota

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2020 Ford Ecosport vs. 2020 Hyundai Tucson: Compare Crossovers

We’re suckers for conveniences. Our kitchens are cramped with enough gadgets as proof.

Two pint-size crossovers, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson and 2020 Ford Ecosport, promise efficiency and practicality at a relatively low price—the one-pot pressure/sauté/rice/slow cookers of the car world.

Our TCC Rating indicates a clear winner: The 2020 Hyundai Tucson earns a 6.5 TCC Rating compared to the 2020 Ford Ecosport’s 4.0 TCC Rating.

It’s a decisive victory for the Hyundai, if not a landslide. The question may come down to price, however, and the Tucson may be short on answers on paper. The Ecosport starts at $2,000 less

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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2020 Hyundai Tucson: Compare Crossovers

Tucson and Santa Fe are separated by 510 miles of interstate that winds through dusty stretches of desert and mountains in the Southwestern U.S.

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson and 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe? Well, they’re a few feet apart on dealers’ lots and even closer on our TCC Rating scale.

Which crossover SUV is for you? The Santa Fe’s 7.0 overall rating tips our winner, but the Tucson’s 6.5 isn’t far behind. What’s more, the Tucson is less expensive and almost as spacious as the Santa Fe, but now we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

The two meet in the middle

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