Road Trip! Our 2020 Subaru Outback Heads to Utah for a Top Gear America Shoot

When you’re heading to Park City, Utah, and a hotel set amongst mountains and ski lifts, you need all-weather traction, ground clearance, and a sense of invincibility. So my own BMW X7 xDrive40i should be perfect. Well, it should be… but getting winter tires in the 22-inch X7 fitment at the end of the winter …

Volkswagen Turns Up the Golf GTI Clubsport to 45

Volkswagen is at it again, and this time with a special edition of the Golf GTI Clubsport to commemorate 45 years of the iconic hatchback. The quickest GTI variant that we folks Stateside can only gawk at from afar, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 is the latest in a storied line. Essentially a spiffed-up …

Meet the Hypothetical 2022 Honda Civic Coupe

Honda’s 11th-generation Civic will only be sold as a four-door sedan or hatchback. The two-door coupe model, which was available on the outgoing Civic up until the 2020 model year, isn’t returning. This marks the first time ever that the U.S.-market Civic isn’t offered with a two-door body style. <!– –> So, what if the …

Can the Ram 1500 TRX Still Be Cool Without 702 HP? We Think So

The 2021 Ram 150 TRX is an awesome truck—full stop. And we don’t mean that in the colloquial sense of awesome, we mean that in the literal sense—its astounding acceleration, cross-country abilities, and relative civility inside inspire awe—and earned it our Truck of the Year award. It’s a supertruck, the first of its kind, and …

2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys Review: The Ideal Jeep?

The Jeep Wrangler is one of our all-time favorite vehicles, though certainly not because it drives well. It never has, and, Iacocca willing, it never will. No, we love this stalwart 4×4 because of its single-minded focus on its rough-and-tumble mission, which imbues it with a rich character rare in today’s marketplace. Of course, for …

2022 Kia Stinger’s I-4 Packs 300 HP, Tops 30 MPG

We know that when it comes to sports cars—or, more specifically, in this case, sport sedans—fuel economy isn’t exactly front of mind for most buyers. They typically want something a bit more rowdy and a bit less mundane than the Toyota Corollas and the Camrys of the world. But isn’t it nice to know that …

2022 Volkswagen Taos Earns Best-In-Class Highway MPG

Volkswagen has announced official EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2022 Taos, its new entrant for the crowded subcompact SUV segment, and the numbers are good. Due to go on sale this summer and starting at $24,190, the Taos comes with a single engine choice: A 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder developing 158 hp and 184 lb-ft …

2021 VW ID4 vs. Honda CR-V Hybrid Comparison Test: Close Fight

Our choice of vehicles for this SUV comparison test is bound to raise eyebrows. Shouldn’t we compare the new battery-powered 2021 Volkswagen ID4 with another electric car? That’s how our industry has been doing things, but the time is rapidly approaching when Jane and John Consumer will routinely consider electric as an alternative to internal …

It’s Gettin’ Chippy Out There: Ford’s Semiconductor Shortage Worsens

A pandemic couldn’t stop the onslaught of electric vehicles coming—in some cases the crisis accelerated it. But that’s not the only headline-grabbing “disruption” in the auto industry. No, the real disruptor these days is the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage—and the prognosis is not good, which can mean customers will be waiting even longer for hot …

How the 2021 Volkswagen ID4 AWD Will Differ From the Euro GTX

Volkswagen is trying to move on from its controversial past and bet its future on electric vehicles for the masses. It started with the Volkswagen ID3 hatchback for the European market, followed by the slightly larger 2021 Volkswagen ID4 SUV better suited for North America. Now that we’ve gotten our first look at the all-wheel-drive …

How the 2021 Volkswagen ID4 AWD Will Differ From the Euro GTX

Volkswagen is trying to move on from its controversial past and bet its future on electric vehicles for the masses. It started with the Volkswagen ID3 hatchback for the European market, followed by the slightly larger 2021 Volkswagen ID4 SUV better suited for North America. Now that we’ve gotten our first look at the all-wheel-drive …

Aston Martin DB6 Sells for Over $250K After Collecting Dust for 30 Years

It turns out some of the coolest classic cars aren’t just hidden in barns. Take this 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage that spent approximately three decades sitting in a garage and sold for approximately $258,000 at RM Sotheby’s online-only Open Roads, April auction. Despite its somewhat ragged condition, this DB6 still retains its original engine …

The Volkswagen ID6 Is the VW Atlas of EVs

The ID4 is Volkswagen’s first crack at a battery-electric SUV. It’s reasonably spacious, comfortable, easy to live with, and packs a decent driving range, too. But some families need an SUV that can seat more than just five. Meet the ID6, the ID4’s bigger sibling. <!– –> VW recently revealed the ID6 for the Chinese …

Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV Gets 2.0-Inch Lift Kit and More From JPP

What’s a Jeep Wrangler without plentiful accessories? While Jeep Performance Parts (JPP)—created in 2012 and offered through Mopar—has hundreds of heavily tested factory-backed parts, accessories, and products for the entire Wrangler model line, it recently announced two new products specific to the plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid Wrangler 4xe, which offers an electric driving range of up …

Stick It Out: 11th-Gen Civic Si, Type R, and Hatch Set to Get Manual Gearbox

Believe it or not, a new Honda Civic is a very big deal. Over the last 50 years, Honda has sold millions of Civics and the 10th-generation was arguably the best of the lot. Efficient, great to drive, and offered with a number of trims (some of which came with a manual box), it was …

2022 Honda Civic Sedan Fuel Economy Inches Up, Tops 40 MPG

Honda has released early estimates on fuel economy for its all-new Civic sedan lineup. The mild increase in the four-door Civic‘s miles per gallon (mpg) will likely not have a substantial impact on customers’ savings at the fuel pump, but improved fuel efficiency is an improvement nonetheless. 2022 Civic 2.0L Fuel Economy The 2022 Civic …

2020 Kia Soul Yearlong Review: The Verdict

Lost in the hoopla of awarding the Chevrolet Corvette MotorTrend‘s 2020 Car of the Year was that one of the other podium finishers was the Kia Soul. Although the Soul’s status might come as a surprise to some, those who have been paying attention to the vehicle’s progress through each generation know Kia has been …