2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium Review: Changing The Equation

A slightly different name and a significantly improved product.

Verdict 6.7 / 10

If you scratched your head at the purpose of the Mazda CX-30, you aren’t alone. Not only did this subcompact crossover break away from Mazda’s established crossover nomenclature – the letters “CX” and a single digit – it arrives in a segment where Mazda is already well established with the CX-3.

But after a week behind the wheel, it turns out adding a zero changes the equation entirely. The CX-30 still suffers from some of the same ills as the similar CX-3, but it’s more powerful, features a cleaner interior design, a marginally better infotainment system, and wears a more grown-up design. It’s pricey, though, and that makes it a tough choice in this segment.

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Porsche 911 Turbo S review, photos, features, verdict

So what’s the verdict?

Porsche 911 Turbo S

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In the 911 hierarchy, the Turbo S is the top dog, sitting atop the Carrera and GTS ranges. The $200,000-plus price tag is daunting, but for the most serious drivers, the Turbo and Turbo S are the pinnacle of Porsche-ness.

You already know that the new 911 Carrera 4S is the best 911 I’ve ever driven. Obvious next question: Is the Turbo S better?

Hard one to answer. The 4S is about as much car as I want on civilian roadways. The Turbo S is, to be honest, is too much. This car wants a race track in the worst possible way.

As you make your way up the 911 ladder, you go from sublime motoring to something approaching a brutal subduing of the asphalt beneath your Pirellis. In the Turbo S, it’s a hell of a ride.

When you lay it down, it’s

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Apple iPad Pro 2020 Review

The latest iteration of the iPad Pro adds meaningful improvements to an already industry-leading product. You can expect an updated graphics processor, a vastly more sophisticated camera setup, and a powerful new iPadOS. The new tablet is available in a 11- or a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display with slim bezels.

I spent a week with the iPad Pro and found it to be an even more exciting touch-screen laptop replacement than the previous generation. Here’s why Apple’s new iPad Pro is the best full-size tablet you can buy.

Key Specs

• 11- or 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display
• Apple A12Z Bionic chip
• Dual-camera with 12 MP wide and 10 MP ultra wide, LiDar scanner, TrueDepth front-facing camera
• Four stereo speakers, five studio-quality microphones
• Up to 1 TB of storage

More Power Than Most Laptops

The new iPad Pro has a power level that’s on par with

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2020 Volvo S60 Review | Price, specs, features and photos

Without a flagship luxury badge on its nose, the 2020 Volvo S60 is often overlooked among European luxury cars, but its luxury credentials make it worthy of serious consideration. While the S60 may not have the same cachet as Europe’s better-recognized sport sedans, it is a solid, safety-forward car that, thanks to a combination of attractive styling and top-notch interior design, manages to rise above the mainstream market.

The S60 lacks the powertrain refinement found in its more-expensive counterparts, and its infotainment system can be a bit finicky to configure and operate, but the S60’s cabin alone makes it a worthy competitor to Europe’s best. Its seats are among the most comfortable and supportive of any luxury car under $100,000, and when combined with Volvo’s available semi-autonomous highway driving features, they make for a phenomenal highway cruiser. 

For those who crave the sharper handling and more power, there’s

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