2024 Polestar 3, 2023 Nissan Ariya headline this week’s new car reviews

We finally test drove one of our most anticipated cars of the year, the delayed 2023 Nissan Ariya. It did not disappoint, and our testing of the new entry-level 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 pitted the Ariya as a key EV rival. Now we’re catching up on 2024 models automakers revealed this week, including the new Polestar 3 and the completely reimagined—and larger—Chevrolet Trax.

Here’s a recap of the models we covered this week. 

2023 Nissan Ariya

2023 Nissan Ariya review

Nissan’s best new car in years is an electric crossover with excellent standard features, an upscale interior, and great packaging that offset its average performance. It earns a TCC Rating of 8.4 out of 10.

2023 Volkswagen ID.4 review

Volkswagen equips its electric crossover with two battery pack sizes and two drivetrain options as well as good standard safety and convenience features. It earns a high TCC Rating of 7.8 out of 10, despite its pesky infotainment system.

2024 Polestar 3 preview

Polestar’s first crossover promises electric performance, and soon, a made-in-America label.

What’s New for 2023: Lexus

New gas- and hybrid-powered RX crossovers presage Lexus’ first electric car, the 2023 RZ.

2024 Chevrolet Trax preview

Chevy brings back the Trax nameplate for 2024 in a bigger, front-drive format. Will styling sizzle overcome its lean power?

2023 Genesis G70 review

The 2023 Genesis G70 blends avant-garde styling with solid road manners, for a TCC Rating of 6.7 out of 10.

2023 Toyota Sienna review

The 2023 Toyota Sienna minivan takes the gas-mileage crown—and earns a TCC Rating of 6.7 out of 10.

2023 Subaru Forester review

The rational, reasonable 2023 Subaru Forester is one of the best family cars on the market today. It earns a TCC Rating of 6.5 out of 10.

2023 Nissan Murano review

A sleek crossover with a sleepy drivetrain, the 2023 Nissan Murano earns a TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10.

2023 Nissan Frontier review

With fresh skin and a strong V-6 engine, the 2023 Nissan Frontier earns a TCC Rating of 5.2 out of 10. 

2023 Ford Ranger review

The 2023 Ford Ranger’s turbo engine is a delight, but this model is way overdue for a revamp. It has a TCC Rating of 5.0 out of 10.

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