Well the easiest suggestion would be to test drive the ones you're interested in. Reading and watching reviews on the cars will only go so far.
Also you may want to consider buying a used version of one of the models you're looking at. Buying one that's even a couple of years old can save you money on the depreciation.
I couldn't agree more. I think it's super dumb to take out a loan, that incurs interest, to buy a new car that depreciates from 18-28% of it's value in the first year (50-70% by year five). Unless you're a multi-millionaire, buying a new car just doesn't make financial sense.