2023 Honda Pilot, Porsche 911 headline this week’s new car reviews

This week we faced winter in the redesigned 2023 Honda Pilot three-row SUV. It climbed to new heights, and topped our most read new car reviews. We also revisited everything from luxury crossover SUVs to a few compelling sport coupes that will only heat up with the weather. 

Here’s what moved us. 

2023 Honda Pilot first drive review

An eight-seat SUV with a newly honed edge, the 2023 Honda Pilot skips hybrids for a TrailSport edition. It earns a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10.

2023 Porsche 911 review

With a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10, the 911 delivers the quintessential performance-car experience.

2023 Toyota Corolla review

Toyota’s champion compact cars get a stronger gas engine, more hybrids, and a stunning rally-ready GR edition. The Corolla earns a TCC Rating of 6.7 out of 10.

2023 Lexus UX review

The small crossover sports a standard hybrid powertrain, improved technology, and F Sport packages, though fuel economy is the star here. It gets a TCC Rating of 6.5 out of 10.

2023 Ford Escape review

The 2023 Ford Escape brings frugal hybrid tech and zippy handling to the masses, though it’s a lot pricier than before. It’s a 6.3 out of 10. 

2023 BMW 2-Series review

Coupes top Gran Coupes for fun and features, but either of BMW’s 2ers provide a compelling starting point and a TCC Rating of 6.5 out of 10. 

2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class review

Looking—and driving—like almost nothing else on the road today, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a brute of an SUV, but its expensive and inefficient, sinking its TCC Rating to 6.2 out of 10. 

2023 Toyota 86 review

As analog as a modern sports car can be, the Toyota GR86 remains an absolute bargain. It’s impracticality lowers its TCC Rating to 5.8 out of 10. 

2023 Audi Q3 review

Brimming with safety tech and digital screens, but dragged down by middling efficiency, the smallest crossover in Audi’s lineup earns a 5.8 out of 10. 

2023 Lexus RC review

With polished handling and brash looks, the Lexus RC impresses—so long as you option it up with a powerful engine choice. With inherent coupe compromises, the RC scores a 5.6 out of 10. 

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