Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

2014SubaruOutback

Readers jumped on the bandwagon this week to put the 2014 Subaru Outback up top in its debut on our list of most-read reviews. Cars.com reviewer Kristin Varela says the cultishly popular wagon gets better every year, and 2014 is no exception. Also enjoying a robust start is list newcomer the 2015 Audi A3 luxury sedan, which bows at No. 2. Further down the roster, at Nos. 8 and 9, are the 2014 Buick Regal sedan and the 2014 Jeep Cherokee crossover. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Subaru Outback
2. 2015 Audi A3
3. 2015 Honda Fit
4. 2014 Nissan Rogue 
5. 2014 Subaru Forester
6. 2014 Honda CR-V
7. 2014 Infiniti Q50
8. 2014 Buick Regal
9. 2014 Jeep Cherokee
10. 2015 Subaru WRX

By Matt Schmitz | April 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Subaru Outback Review

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While other automakers' faithfulness to the wagon ebbs and flows with the day's fashions, Subaru has remained devout. Cars.com reviewer Kristin Varela says that as the Outback continues to change for the better year after year, its cultish following grows all the more zealous, and the 2014 incarnation should perpetuate that spirit. The near-ideal family hauler combines much of the cargo and passenger comfort of an SUV with the pragmatism of a car. Power and handling don't disappoint, though bump absorption and cheap-looking standard interior finishes do. Read Varela's review.

2014 Subaru Outback Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Kristin Varela

By Matt Schmitz | April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

2015SubaruWRX

Oh, how the mighty have fallen! OK, it really wasn't much of a fall for the 2014 Nissan Rogue, but a No. 2 finish this week, after so many weeks at No. 1 that we lost count, sure feels like a crushing defeat. The conqueror? Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays' critique of the frugally fast fave, the 2015 Subaru WRX, accelerating straight to the top in its debut. Another 2015 model also bowed this week, the 2015 Honda Fit subcompact, in at No. 3, while the 2014 Lexus ES 350 sedan joins the pack at No. 10. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2015 Subaru WRX
2. 2014 Nissan Rogue
3. 2015 Honda Fit
4. 2015 Chrysler 200
5. 2014 Toyota Venza
6. 2014 Subaru Forester
7. 2014 Honda CR-V
8. 2014 Lexus ES 300h
9. 2014 Infiniti Q50
10. 2014 Lexus ES 350

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Matt Schmitz | April 13, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Audi A3 Review

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As opposed to a small car made better, Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman says the 2015 Audi A3 is a better car made small. The entry-level luxury sedan is aimed at hooking Gen Y while they're young, but anyone who appreciates "surprisingly strong" acceleration and "astonishing ride quality" would do well to give this "remarkable little car" due consideration. Bragman was less impressed with the A3's "joyless" steering feel, but overall this is a car that makes its nearly $31,000 starting price seem like a bargain. Read Bragman's review below.

2015 Audi A3 Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Aaron D. Bragman

By Matt Schmitz | April 11, 2014 | Comments (18)

2015 Honda Fit Review

2015HondaFit

If you liked the outgoing Honda Fit, you'll likely love the redesigned-for-2015 hatchback, which brings more power and passenger space, along with a new continuously variable automatic transmission. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the Fit forgoes its buglike look for a Civic-like appearance. Healthy increases in horsepower and torque make the Fit a better fit for highway maneuvers, while the interior has some decent features for its entry-level price. Legroom improves for backseat passengers, but at the expense of cargo space. Read Mays' review below.

2015 Honda Fit Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Kelsey Mays

By Matt Schmitz | April 9, 2014 | Comments (8)

2014 Lexus ES 350 Review

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The 2014 Lexus ES 350 is far from the automaker's most expensive car and nowhere near the priciest in the class. Still, Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says if you seek a high-end car that lets you stretch out in plush comfort, you needn’t reach any deeper into your pocketbook than Lexus' midsize ES 350 sedan. Backseat legroom trumps the flagship LS 460's available space, while the cabin is dressed in classy, high-grade materials. Moreover, despite competitors' emphasis on sporty performance, Bruzek appreciated the ES 350's leisurely attitude. Read the review below.

2014 Lexus ES 350 Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Joe Bruzek

By Matt Schmitz | April 7, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan: First Drive

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The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is a complete redesign of the luxury car that won Cars.com's first-ever Best of award in 2009. My daylong drive of V-6 and V-8 versions of the full-size sedan proved the Genesis charges closer to the heels of more expensive competitors, but it's not without its shortcomings.

2015 Hyundai Genesis Photo Gallery (24 Photos)

As before, the Genesis is technically full size, but Hyundai positions it against nominally midsize sedans like the BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Lexus GS 350 — and prices it to undercut them all. As we've reported, the base Genesis 3.8 (named for its 3.8-liter V-6) starts at $38,950, including the destination charge. This price beats the most affordable of the above competitors and the Jaguar XF and Infiniti Q70 as well, by anywhere from $7,075 (Cadillac CTS 2.0L) to $13,375 (Mercedes E250 Bluetec). Like the others, the Genesis now offers all-wheel drive with the V-6, along with rear-wheel drive with either engine.

By Joe Wiesenfelder | April 6, 2014 | Comments (3)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

2014NissanRogue

None of this week's four newcomers to our list of most-read reviews was able to topple the long-running reign of the 2014 Nissan Rogue at No. 1. The 2014 Honda Civic sedan and 2014 Toyota Venza wagon settled in at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively, while the 2014 Mazda3 sedan took No. 9, and the 2014 Audi Q5 compact luxury SUV, No. 10. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Nissan Rogue
2. 2015 Chrysler 200
3. 2014 Subaru Forester
4. 2014 Honda Civic
5. 2014 Toyota Venza
6. 2014 Honda CR-V
7. 2014 Infiniti Q50
8. 2014 Lexus ES 300h
9. 2014 Mazda3
10. 2014 Audi Q5

Cars.com photo by Aaron D. Bragman

By Matt Schmitz | April 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Subaru WRX Review

2015SubaruWRX

If you're looking for cheap speed and standard all-wheel drive, the redesigned-for-2015 Subaru WRX is still your go-to — but as you go, make sure you do so with the six-speed manual. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays lamented how the newly optional continuously variable automatic transmission tamed the sedan too much in efficiency mode, and it really only gnashed its teeth in the performance-minded Sport Sharp setting. The WRX has its drawbacks as a daily driver, but for less than $27,000, including a destination fee, you'd be hard-pressed to find better performance for the price.

2015 Subaru WRX Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Matt Schmitz | April 4, 2014 | Comments (2)

2014 Honda Civic Review

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Honda's compact car is no stranger to refreshes, and the model-year 2014 update, the Civic's third in three years, offers some appealing new features and an exterior styling face-lift for the coupe. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the Civic remains one of the best-equipped and priciest small cars on the market. Check out the review for more.

2014 Honda Civic Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Jennifer Geiger | April 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

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