2019 Jeep Cherokee Makes Our Top 5 Car Reviews This Week

2019 Jeep Cherokee Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry Newcomers to our top five most-read reviews since last week include the 2018 Ford Expedition and the returning 2019 Jeep Cherokee — the latter of which Cars.com has just a bit of a history with. Four years ago, we bought a then-all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee as a second vehicle for our long-term test fleet, and like so many long-term relationships, we were better off when it ended and vowed to never subject ourselves to that again. And while Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder didn’t exactly have a change of heart,…

Read More

Visitors to New Zealand will have to pay tourist tax from 2019

New Zealand has announced plans to introduce a tourist tax and increase other fees for international visitors to fund infrastructure development in the face of a tourist boom. Tourism numbers in the country of 4.5 million have surged by nearly a third in the past three years to 3.8 million in April this year. “This rapid growth has impacted the costs and availability of publicly-provided infrastructure,” said tourism minister Kelvin Davis. “Many regions are struggling to cope and urgently need improved infrastructure, from toilet facilities to car parks.” A tax…

Read More

2019 Honda Insight first drive review

HIGHS Sensible interior design Competent driving dynamics Another great Honda infotainment system LOWS Engine noise No Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on base model Not quite as fuel efficient as rivals The Toyota Prius may have been the world’s first modern production hybrid, but Honda beat Toyota to the punch in the United States when it launched the first-generation Insight here in 1999. That quirky two-seater was more science experiment than practical car and it was followed by a forgettable second-generation model that more closely copied the best-selling Toyota. But now the Insight is…

Read More

2019 BMW X4 spotted during testing

BMW looks set to update its X4 crossover and ahead of the major update this mid-level model has been spotted doing the rounds in Europe. There aren’t expected to be many changes to the looks but it will be underpinned by a new platform that it will share with the next generation X3. Our images indicate a swirly camouflage but not over bits like the kidney grille, head lamps and lights. This pattern likely indicates that there will be some changes to the bumpers and probably the doors but this…

Read More