2024 GMC Canyon, VW Golf top this week’s new car reviews

This week we checked out the model year changes for midsize pickup trucks, revisited some favorites, including the Volkswagen GTI, and reported on why the rear seats of minivans aren’t as safe as they could be, according to the IIHS. 

Here’s what moved us.  

2024 GMC Canyon review

The 2024 GMC Canyon is an appealing midsize pickup, though its crash test scores haven’t improved.

2024 Volkswagen Golf review

The GTI and Golf R hatchbacks are a gas to drive, and they’re plenty practical. We rate them at 6.5 out of 10 thanks to their utility, refined feel, and driving zest.

2024 Genesis GV80 review

The 2024 Genesis GV80 features svelte design and elegant details that can’t quite disguise its significant heft.

2024 Nissan Frontier review

It may lack hybrid or turbo tech, but the tried-and-true Nissan Frontier remains a solid midsize pickup choice.

2024 Nissan Titan review

Slated to be discontinued next year, the full-size truck’s powerful V-8, middling interior, and awkward styling, earns a 5 out of 10.

Test drive: 2024 Mazda CX-90 3-row SUV grows brand’s ambitions

The 2024 Mazda CX-90 stretches the brand into Volvo and Lincoln territory with some success and some failings.

What’s New for 2024: Genesis

Hyundai’s luxury brand mostly carries over with at least a $1,000 price increase on most models and a standard wifi hotspot, but big things are coming for 2025. 

Minivans don’t adequately protect rear-seat passengers: IIHS

The Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Carnival, Toyota Sienna, and Honda Odyssey failed to meet crash-test standards for rear-passenger safety, according to the IIHS.  

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