Motor Trend

Readers Respond to Past Issues

Readers Respond to April’s “The New Normal” Compact Crossover Big Test

ongratulations on the thorough compact CUV comparison test. I am one of those readers who appreciates the articles about normal, affordable cars. Some of your comments are puzzling, though. For example, how can the Subaru Forester be “underpowered to a fault?” It ranks second in the figure eight, third in 0–60 acceleration, third in 45–65-mph passing, fourth in the quarter mile, and fourth in weight to power. Its EPA combined economy is best in class. I

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Motor Trend

Motor Trend1 min read
Rear View
APRIL 1970 PRICE: $0.50 April 1970’s cover was dedicated to auto show coverage, but to the modern eye there were far more interesting stories inside. Our pick? Our first look at what would become the De Tomaso Pantera. We joined a Ford engineer, styl
Motor Trend3 min read
Your Say…
I just received my November issue of MotorTrend and read with interest your review of the Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S. Let me begin by saying I have owned four Porsches and two Tesla Model S’s. My current car is a 2017 Tesla Model S P100D—by lea
Motor Trend2 min read
2021 Kia Optima/K5
The fifth generation of the Kia Optima is such a big leap forward in looks and tech that the automaker is considering changing the name to K5, used in all markets outside the U.S. The 2021 K5 is an inch wider, 2.0 inches longer, and 0.8 inch lower th