2022 Mitsubishi Outlander First Test: Rogue Buyers, Listen Up

There’s a lot to say about the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander. The newly redesigned three-row SUV is Mitsubishi’s most competitive effort in over a decade, and now shares its underpinnings with the much-improved new Nissan Rogue. We’ve already had the opportunity to talk about the context of the new Outlander and what it means for Mitsubishi …

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0 First Test: GT4 Goodness at a Deep Discount

Despite the gains in engine output and highway fuel economy, Porsche-philes were in an uproar when the mid-engine Cayman (and Boxster) turned away from the stalwart flat-six engines in favor of two new turbocharged flat-fours in 2017. Even the Cayman GTS came with one. The only way to get a naturally aspirated six-cylinder Cayman was …

Holy Hofele! This Custom Mercedes-AMG G63 Should Be in a Music Video

Hofele Design, a German company that has been in the automotive design and engineering business for 35 years, specializes in producing components and concepts exclusively for the Mercedes-Benz brand. It also builds complete bespoke Mercedes-Benz vehicles, as exemplified by a Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 that it recently created for a customer. Dubbed “Limitless,” the HG63 by …

2022 Ford Mustang Next-Gen NASCAR Cup Series Racer Gallops Into View

Far ahead of its racing debut at next year’s Daytona 500, Ford unveiled the all-new 2022 NASCAR Next-Gen Mustang in Charlotte, North Carolina, this week. Ushering in a new era in stock car racing, the Next Gen changes hit the entire the field; Toyota has already shown off its Camry Next Gen racer, and Chevy …

2022 Bentley Flying Spur: More Luxury Is Standard

When W.O. and Horace Bentley put pen to paper and created the Bentley Motor Company in 1919, their objective was simple: build some of the best cars in the world. Now, more than 100 years into the company’s life, Bentley might be closer to that ambition than ever before. We’ve already gone over the excellence …

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD First Test: A Very Cool Electric Pony

“How does it feel to drive the new Mustang Mach-E?” asked a passerby as I loaded my belongings into the rear seat of the four-door electric SUV. I paused for a few seconds while resting one hand on the door and summed it up in three words: It feels spectacular. “Oh yeah, how so?” he …

The Ultimate BMW M8 Is a 12-Cylinder Prototype From the 1990s

It might come as news to those less familiar with BMW’s past that the 8 Series is actually a 30-year-old nameplate. First launched in 1990, the original 8 Series was similar in concept to the current coupe that shares its name. Alas, unlike today’s car, BMW’s M division never laid its hands on the original …

2022 Chevy Bolt EUV’s Range Falls Short of Original Estimates

When Chevrolet revealed the 2022 Bolt EUV, it estimated the electric SUV would manage approximately 250 miles of driving range on a full charge. Turns out the American brand was off by a few miles—specifically, three. The Bolt EUV returns an estimated driving range of 247 miles on a full charge of its 65-kWh battery …

This Not-a-Ferrari Is Getting a Bespoke V-12 Engine

Plenty of Ferrari fanatics want a real 250 GTO. Few, if any, will get one of these iconic and rare sports cars. That’s why folks have been building their dream cars out of less desirable cars, or even whole-cloth from kits or replicas, for decades. Who has $48 million laying around, anyways? That’s where an …

What’s the Best 2021 Mazda CX-5 Trim? Here’s Our Guide

The Mazda CX-5 isn’t the newest, highest-tech, most fuel efficient, or most practical compact SUV—but it’s definitely the sportiest. Its shortcomings are few, and it remains one of the top-rated vehicles in our compact SUV rankings. For 2021 the CX-5 has been updated with a larger infotainment screen, a new trim level, and a very …

2021 Ferrari 812 GTS First Drive: Frightening, Just Like You Want It to Be

It’s almost easy to come to the conclusion serious skill is no longer a prerequisite to driving a new Ferrari, but this review of the 2021 Ferrari 812 GTS quickly disavows you of that notion. Ferrari’s V-12-powered drop-top GT is a frightening car to the uninitiated—but once you learn its mysterious ways, it becomes the …

The 2022 Honda Civic Looks Great Lowered and on Iconic Tuner Wheels

Moments after the official images of the upcoming 11th generation Honda Civic sedan hit the airwaves, the enthusiast community began pitching potential changes. Some want a complete “do over,” while others appreciate the 2022 Civic’s design departure from its older sibling’s rather aggressive nature. Regardless of what side of the fence you’re viewing things from, …

The UK Sets Rules Defining, Legalizing Self-Driving Cars

With the rise of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) becoming more capable when handling lane keeping (self steering) and the braking and acceleration of vehicles so equipped, the UK government is about to set rules to narrowly legalize self-driving vehicles on roads. And it believes such technology would help ease urban congestion and improve road …

Subaru’s New 2023 Electric SUV Gets a Name: Solterra

Subaru’s long-anticipated electric SUV, which is being co-developed with Toyota, is almost here. And now we have a name to put to this new Subaru EV: Solterra. According to Subaru, the name is an amalgamation of the Latin words for “sun” and “Earth,” so you can bet that while the Solterra’s powertrain is a change …

2021 Ferrari 812 GTS First Drive: Frightening, Just Like You Want It to Be

It’s almost easy to come to the conclusion serious skill is no longer a prerequisite to driving a new Ferrari, but this review of the 2021 Ferrari 812 GTS quickly disavows you of that notion. Ferrari’s V-12-powered drop-top GT is a frightening car to the uninitiated—but once you learn its mysterious ways, it becomes the …

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan First Look: A Sleeker Compact SUV

Volkswagen enthusiasts might not want to hear this, but the glory days of the Golf are long gone. The Tiguan compact SUV has been a major sales success both here and abroad—VW sells over a million units per year worldwide. That’s why it’s important for VW to keep the Tiguan looking fresh and full of …

The 2021 Ford Bronco’s Fuel Economy Is Not Good, Trails Even the Thirsty Wrangler

The Ford Bronco will wear a few hats: reviving an iconic model, tussling with the Wrangler for off-road-oriented SUV supremacy, headlining a new sub-brand that includes the smaller Bronco Sport. No one expected that brief to include miserly fuel economy, and with the official EPA fuel economy numbers spilling out a little earlier than expected …

Ford CEO Promises Electric Versions of “Iconic Vehicles,” Hints at Bronco

Ford is doubling down on its commitment to electric vehicles, spending $22 billion over five years on electric SUVs, trucks, and vans for retail and commercial customers. We talked to Jim Farley, who became Ford CEO on October. 1, 2020, for an update on the Blue Oval’s efforts to become a dominant e-mobility player, including …

Life After AMG: How CEO Tobias Moers Is Re-Energizing Aston Martin

Having worked for Daimler AG for 26 years, seven of them as the successful CEO of the company’s in-house hot-rod shop, Mercedes-AMG, it’s fair to say that running storied British sports car brand Aston Martin was not a career move Tobias Moers had ever considered. But when billionaire Canadian businessman Lawrence Stroll—who was assembling a …

Porsche Sonderwunsch: Your Source for Factory Quality One-Offs and Restorations

You may be familiar with Porsche’s Exclusive Manufaktur personalization program, or its Classic setup that provides parts and restoration support to classic Porsche models. Meet the zenith of these two services: Porsche Sonderwunsch. If you’re thinking that sounds like the word “sandwich” in German, rest easy—”sandwich” is the same in German as it is in …

Classic German Messerschmitt Microcar Recreated With Modern Power

We’ll soon be able to travel again, so in case you’re planning your first excursion, we have a suggestion: Go to Europe and buy a new Messerschmitt Kabinenroller! A German outfit called Messerschmitt-Werke has a new, slightly-modernized version of everyone’s favorite mid-century motorcycle-adjacent deathtrap, now with modern gasoline and electric power. The new Messerschmitt is …

Want to Buy the Tooling for the Lotus Elise? Bring a Factory

Things are changing at Lotus. The brand’s only U.S. offering, the long-running Evora, is set to expire as the Emira gears up to roughly fill the shoes of all extant internal-combustion Lotuses. We lost the Elise and Exige sports cars a while ago, and a direct successor never appeared. Abroad, the Elise/Exige continued on, but …

The Delage D12 Looks Like a Hallucination From Mushroom Mountain

French automaker Delage returns nearly seven decades after shuttering its doors. The company’s latest machine bears the name D12, and it’s a far different animal from the first single-cylinder runabouts the company originally built and sold in the first decade of the 20th century (or the Grand Prix racers with advanced—and tiny—V-12 engines that came …

2021 Ford Bronco Is Even More Powerful Than Originally Reported

Last summer, we got our first look at the revived Ford Bronco. At launch, the upcoming “big” Bronco will get both a 2.3-liter “EcoBoost” turbocharged I-4 and a twin-turbocharged “EcoBoost” V-6. As Ford is wont to do, the initial power and torque figures were estimates pending final calibration. Now that things have been calibrated, though, …

The Ford F-150 Lightning Returns as an Electric Pickup Truck

The forthcoming electric Ford F-150 pickup truck officially has a name: Lightning. Ford’s announcement confirms recent rumors and tantalizing patent filings suggesting the Blue Oval planned to resurrect the dormant F-150 sport-truck trim for its battery-electric full-size pickup. <!– –> Historically, Ford applied the Lightning badge to the most on-road-oriented F-150 trim. The original F-150 …

Radford’s Upcoming Sports Car Will Be Based on a Lotus

Radford Motors is certainly an interesting idea—reviving a colorful British coachbuilder for a line of customized, Lotus-based sportscars. It’s got some big names attached, a nice departure from the usual obscure founders and opaque financial backers. For one, Ant Anstead is involved, the Wheelers Dealers mechanic through the most recent season, and also host of …

Are Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Finally—Finally!—Ready For Prime Time?

I’ve subscribed to the theory that “hydrogen is the fuel of the future (and always will be)” for most of my 30 years on this beat, but a confluence of recent developments suggests maybe we’re nearing a tipping point for the universe’s smallest known molecule. Accelerated development of fuel cells for use in heavy-duty trucking …

Is The 2021 Honda Ridgeline’s HPD Package Worth It?

According to Honda’s research, exterior styling and vehicle image matter a lot to the under-40 crowd, and that’s a crowd it would love to sell a whole lot of 2021 Honda Ridgelines to. To sweeten the appeal, Honda’s introduced an HPD appearance package for the refreshed Ridgeline, but at $2,800, is it the best way …

The Citroën My Ami Cargo Is a Very Weird—and Very French—Delivery Vehicle

Ford is gearing up to kick off sales of its electric E-Transit van, a full-size delivery vehicle that in its longest and tallest format can swallow almost two of Citroën’s My Ami Cargo delivery vehicles. We are making this apples-to-elephants comparison because of the delightful contrast in recent EV cargo vehicle news. The Ami (in …

How to Build a Race Track in the Dirt: Has Top Gear America Gone Roadkill?!

Top Gear America is back from the midseason break, but the guys are missing a place to call home—their own race track. They don’t even have a dirt track to play on. The oldest permanent road course in the United States—Willow Springs International Raceway—has been a great homebase for now, but the guys want a …

2021 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE First Test: Its Own Thing

It seems that nearly every review of the Chevrolet Camaro compares it to the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger, and with good reason—these three nameplates are historic foes going back 50 years. Well, Constant Reader, that won’t happen today, because the subject of this test is the four-cylinder 2021 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE, an endangered …

Things Are Wheelie Getting Out of Hand: Chevy Steering Wheel Thefts on the Rise

Imagine waking up, downing your coffee, and stumbling out to your Chevrolet Equinox or Malibu only to find that the entire steering wheel is missing. According to a report from Detroit TV station WJBK-FOX2, that’s precisely what happened to a couple of dozen residents of the Detroit suburb of Eastleigh. (The missing steering wheels, that …

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Next Gen NASCAR Racer Takes on More Realism

Like Toyota, which pulled the sheet off its new Camry Cup car, Chevy is sharing images and details of its latest Camaro NASCAR racer. As before, the NASCAR Cup Series Camaro wears ZL1 branding—a nod to the 650-hp Camaro model of the same name you can walk into a dealership and buy today. As with …

The Citroën My Ami Cargo Is a Very Weird—and Very French—Delivery Vehicle

Ford is gearing up to kick off sales of its electric E-Transit van, a full-size delivery vehicle that in its longest and tallest format can swallow almost two of Citroën’s My Ami Cargo delivery vehicles. We are making this apples-to-elephants comparison because of the delightful contrast in recent EV cargo vehicle news. The Ami (in …

The Genesis G70 Wagon Will Shooting Brake Your Heart

This week, Genesis—the fairly-newly-minted luxury brand from Hyundai—announced it will start selling their wares in Europe starting this summer, and today their social media accounts teased the camouflaged derriere of a wagon version of the G70 sport sedan. Naturally, we have no hope of getting this car in North America, because SUVs are where the …

Changing Your ’80s or ’90s Ride’s Oil This Weekend? Motul Has Rad Options

Unless you’ve been cut off from the internet or spent the previous few years under a large rock, you’re probably aware that ’80s and ’90s-vintage cars are red-hot. These rad-era rides were on the posters on recently minted adults’ walls when they were kids, and those recently minted adults now have the cash to go …

Can Your Rooftop Cargo Box Withstand Porsche-Like Speeds, Track Use?

Created in collaboration with Porsche Design, a newly developed performance roof box from Porsche Tequipment is now available for customers to purchase at Porsche dealers. How can a roof box find itself categorized as “high performance?” Well, it is tested at speeds up to 200 kph, or approximately 125 mph, meaning it has a high-speed …

New F9 Trailer Shows Real Cars Really Crashing Really a Lot

There’s a new trailer for F9, the upcoming release in the Fast and Furious saga that was previously delayed, and it has a lot of what you expect: Pounding music, Vin Diesel looking cool while perpetually shifting gears, and crashes, crashes, and more crashes. But there are a couple of other elements in this behind-the-scenes-ish …

The Rossmӧnster Overland Baja Truck Camper Replaces the Pickup Bed Entirely

Post-pandemic adventurers, control yourselves. Behold, the Rossmӧnster Overland Baja truck camper, one heck of a cool looking off-grid camper that happens to come with a name suitable for shouting from the mountain tops. Cue the Ricola cough drops commercials. The “Ross” in Rossmӧnster comes from Ross Williamson, the founder of the company and mastermind behind …

What’s the Best 2021 Toyota Camry Trim? Here’s Our Guide

The Toyota Camry is a bona fide legend when it comes to affordable, reliable, drama-free transportation, and especially in the case of the current model, even the base trim comes well equipped. But what if you want a more stylish exterior, a few luxury touches, and the best driver assist features Toyota has to offer? …

2021 Ford Ranger Tremor Fast Facts: Shaking Loose This Pickup’s Appeal

We’ve just spent a week with a Ford Ranger Tremor, the off-roadiest version of Ford’s midsize Ranger pickup. We came away with these seven takeaways that every off-road-curious truck buyer considering a Tremor should stuff in their pocket. 1. Ranger Raptor? More Like Ranger ZR2 We’ve seen the Ford Ranger Tremor compared to the larger …

Ford Bronco Gets Built-In Upfitter Switches, Pre-Wiring for Easy Power Accessory Installs

The 2021 Ford Bronco SUV, which isn’t out yet and is not to be confused with the smaller Ford Bronco Sport that is available at dealerships now, is going to get pre-wired upfitter switches to make powering accessories easier. These factory-installed auxiliary switches (and attendant wiring) will be standard on two- and four-door Black Diamond, …

The 2022 Buick Encore Sort of Gets Updated, But No Full Redesign

Entering its ninth year of production, the Buick Encore occupies a curious station. It is Buick’s best-seller and competes in the subcompact SUV segment, one of the hottest in the auto industry—but the aging, potato-shaped SUV is starting to feel a bit out of its depth by now, especially now with the larger, newer, and …

GM Highlights Strong Q1 Earnings and Upcoming Chevy Silverado EV

Pandemics and semiconductor chip shortages are both good and bad for business, automakers are finding. Both have caused production cuts, but the silver lining of leaner inventory is fewer incentives, higher average transaction prices, and strong first-quarter earnings. General Motors reported net income of $3 billion and pretax adjusted earnings of $4.4 billion on $32.5 …

Drake’s Gothic-Themed Rolls-Royce Cullinan Is Definitely Unique

Drake has never really been one for the preservation of money. The Canadian rapper and songwriter said as much on the track “Crew Love” from his sophomore album Take Care. His penchant for customizing luxury vehicles is just one way the Grammy award winner spends all of those C-notes. Case in point: A tailor-made Rolls-Royce …

Watch Two D.C. Cop Cars Crash While Drag Racing

Last month, a curious news story bubbled up out of Washington D.C. by way of the city’s local Fox news station: Two D.C. police cars had crashed into one another, allegedly after having raced each other down a city street. Thanks to one of the body cameras of the officers involved in these shenanigans, we …

Next-Gen NASCAR: Toyota Reveals Its New Racing Camry

NASCAR’s plans for its seventh generation of race cars first crossed the desk of Toyota’s senior manager for vehicle design at TRD, Todd Holbert, almost three years ago. Since then, Holbert and his team have been working on a car that will introduce more changes to the sport in one year than it has seen …

Always Wanted a Life-Size Tamiya R/C Vehicle? You Better Sit Down

The Little Car Company’s name might ring a bell. Remember the exquisitely crafted small-scale Aston Martin DB5 Junior and Bugatti Baby II … well, we hesitate to call them toys, really, although children could certainly drive them. Many adults would fit, too, and we think for more than $30,000 a parent or enthusiastic big person …

How Does an 8-HP French Rental Car Sound?

We’ve talked about the return to les États Unis of French automaker PSA, the purveyors of Peugeot, Citroën, and ex-GM divisions Opel and Vauxhall. Hey, that’s cool—we’re eager to try some of those funky Frenchmobiles, like the slick Peugeot 508 SW Sport Engineered wagon or the far-out Citroën C4. Turns out the first French car …

Callin’ This Crossover Weak? Watch Ford’s Bronco Sport Climb Hell’s Gate

An epic video of Loren Healy driving a Ford Bronco Sport Badlands up Moab, Utah’s infamous Hell’s Gate obstacle during Bronco Safari 2021 has begun circulating around the web. Unlike the many disastrous videos of modified trucks, SUVs and Jeeps tumbling to their demise down Moab’s steep slick rock slabs—clips that are hard to watch …

Ford Ready to Unleash E-Transit EV Van—For Nearly Fifty Grand (!)

In our first look at the 2022 Ford E-Transit van last year, we were told it’d come at “less than $45,000.” Consider that promise kept—barely. The E-Transit, a rear-drive van powered entirely by electrons, will start at $44,990. While that seems like a lot for an electric work van, a regular gas-fed Transit starts at …

Ferrari 812 Competizione First Look: The A Team

The Ferrari 812 Superfast just got a little less super with the arrival of the 812 Competizione and Competizione A (apparently the names Superfaster and Superfaster A never stood a chance). The two models are the latest evolution of Ferrari’s front-engined V-12 supercar, with the Competizione maintaining a traditional coupe body style and the Competizione …

Highway Robbery: There’s a New MT Boss in Town

Welcome, tiny percentage of MotorTrend readers who actually read the editor’s monthly musings! Man, are you in for a treat. You’ve probably already noticed something’s different, not quite right. Or … is it so wrong that it couldn’t be more right? What tipped you off? My warm, gentlemanly greeting? Or was it my devil-may-care style …

Back to School: TGA’s Rob Corddry Gets a Racer’s Lesson in Performance Driving

There are so many things I wish I could do. I’m not talking about a COVID lockdown to-do list. This isn’t about baking a certain variety of bread no one liked until boredom drove them insane. And I’m not talking about finally guilt-reading those classic novels I faked my way through in college. Faulkner is …

2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2001 Acura Integra Type R: Nothin’ But a Good Time

Editor’s Note: Rob here, and I’m excited to present this peek behind the curtain, a rare opportunity for MotorTrend readers to finally understand a bit about how the sausage really gets driven. Please send thank-you cards to my publicist, Sam. Per normal protocol, an editor gives a writer notes aimed at improving a story. A …

Challenge Accepted: Behind the Scenes of Top Gear America with Rob Corddry

To hear Rob Corddry tell it, his first day of shooting Top Gear America was almost his last. As he was hustling a decommissioned Police Interceptor through an abandoned neighborhood with The Stig hot on his tail, the reality of what he signed up for truly sank in. “Oh, God. What have I gotten myself …

2021 Ford Explorer Timberline First Look: Exploring Jeep Territory

Ford says our long collective house arrest has us itching to hit the trails, accelerating a trend that has seen Explorer owners reporting a 56 percent increase in off-road use over the last three years. To ensure these increasingly outdoorsy family SUV customers don’t defect to the forthcoming three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the company …

2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed First Drive: An Above-Average Bentley

The 16 different Bentley sedans, coupes, and convertibles MotorTrend has tested over the past decade have on average weighed 5,373 pounds, with an average of 573 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque. The new 2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed weighs just more than 5,000 pounds and packs 650 hp and 664 lb-ft; in terms of …

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS63 First Test: Big, Bold, and Unrepentantly Quick

Presence, Power, and Class Underneath the hood is the crown jewel, a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 with mild hybrid technology that generates 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. That power gets sent to all four wheels through an AMG-tuned nine-speed automatic. The combination shocks with its stupid-fast acceleration, which belies the GLS63’s docile appearance. Those …

Summer Road Trip Plans? They Could Be Impacted By These Looming Problems

The second summer of the pandemic is almost here, but the outlook is totally different this time around. With millions of Americans vaccinated and eager to get out of their immediate and unchanging surroundings, there’s a lot of anticipation of an almost-normal travel season ahead. And there will be frustration, too. There are still pandemic-related …

Sign and Drive: 2021 Infiniti Q50 Adds Special Signature Edition

Is the Infiniti Q50 the Lincoln Town Car of 2021? Hear us out for a second. Like the long-gone Town Car, the Q50 packs a rear-wheel-drive punch under sedan skin. It also now includes a “Signature” trim line. Sure, Infiniti technically calls its latest Q50 model the Signature Edition, but the point stands: both of …

Australia’s Ford Ranger Raptor Off-Road Pickup Taken to the Power of X

Australia’s car culture is cool, but you probably already knew that. While its homegrown cars—including rear-wheel drive utes and big-horsepower, V-8 sedans—have mostly died off, the pickup culture remains strong. To wit, Australia is one of the lucky recipients of the Ford Ranger Raptor, the jacked-up, widebody version of the global midsize pickup we get …

F-150 Lightning Strikes Again: Ford’s EV Pickup May Revive a Classic Name

The upcoming all-electric Ford F-150 pickup truck will revive the “Lightning” name, per a source cited by Car and Driver. Ford hasn’t used the Lightning name on a production vehicle since the early 2000s when it was applied to the sportiest version of the F-150. A quick dive into the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …

Will Future Mitsubishis Look as Good as the 2022 Outlander?

The new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV has launched amid positive reviews, raising the prospect this is the start of a long but slow crawl back to relevancy for the Japanese automaker that’s lost much of its luster in North America. In 2016, Nissan rescued beleaguered Mitsubishi, buying a controlling stake and bringing it into the …

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE Drive: When Sporty Meets Efficiency

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid delivers more power and better fuel economy than its gas-powered stablemate. It also drives better, is a bit quicker, and doesn’t compromise interior space. The hybrid-exclusive XSE displays more aggressive styling compared to the other trims, and it delivers decent value. We recently spent a week driving a 2021 RAV4 …

Off-Roading a Lifted Chevy Caprice: Only On Roadkill

Can you think of a better ride—a ’99 Chevy Caprice—to a bar in the middle of the desert? Why are inappropriate cars the most fun? You’d think with a lifetime of off-road driving behind him, David Freiburger could come up with a better choice for a desert-bombing vehicle than a lifted Chevy Caprice on 26-inch …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bang-Shift Bonanza: Prepping for a Cougar vs. Corvette Shootout

We challenge you to find a better example of bang-shifting than the incomparable Steve Dulcich. The look of concentration, the lightning-quick action—it’s a thing to behold. But Steve can’t work his magic without a worthy ride. That’s where the Bang-Shift Cougar comes in. You might remember this 1967 Mercury Cougar from the very first episode …

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S First Look: Full Power, Full Cargo Room

When Mercedes-AMG introduced the V-8-powered GLC63 in 2018, we did a little dance. Here was Mercedes and its power-crazed AMG arm reaching out and punching the compact luxury crossover field with not one, but two GLC-Class contenders with stonkin’ V-8 engines, which joined the six-cylinder GLC43. Bust out the champagne, right? Well … The elephantine …

Our Nissan Sentra Goes to the Test Track

Still for the most part lounging close to home, our 2020 Nissan Sentra—which is here for a year long test—has logged just shy of an additional 2,000 miles since the ill-fated road trip we covered in its last update. During its workaday routine of school drop-offs and pickups and trips to the grocery store, the …

2021 Aston Martin V12 Speedster Buyers Can and Should Get the Special DBR1 Package

Every so often, Aston Martin likes to honor its fantastic Le Mans-winning 1950s DBR1 racer—something that we enthusiastically endorse. The 2021 Aston Martin V12 Speedster is the latest canvas for such deserving DBR1 hero-worship, itself a limited-run of very special V-12-powered cars. The DBR1 specification will be optional for any or all buyers within the …

Volkswagen ID4 GTX First Look: Not a Plymouth, Definitely a Spicier EV

The Volkswagen ID4 wants to be an everyday SUV for everyday drivers first, and an electric vehicle second. One thing the ID4 doesn’t have currently that most of its SUV competitors do is all-wheel drive. This changes with the sporty ID4 GTX variant—at least in Europe. While VW has no plans to bring the GTX …

2021 Lincoln Corsair 2.3T AWD Reserve Review: Luxury Over Sportiness

There is something to be said about a luxury SUV that is not trying to impress everyone at the expense of its intrinsic nature. As of late, automakers have put a significant degree of effort into making luxury SUVs sportier in the name of appealing to a wide demographic. Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, and Audi are …

2022 Honda Civic Sedan Interior Review: The Civic Goes Understated

If it wasn’t painfully obvious from our glowing breakdown of the all-new 2022 Honda Civic, we’re stoked about Honda’s new compact superstar. The 11th-generation Civic’s conscious stylistic shift away from the origami edges of the outgoing car to this new, sleekened profile is a welcome move, particularly on the inside. We crawled around in the …

GM’s Ultium Charge 360 Aims to Make EV Ownership Easier

General Motors wants to make it easier to charge the raft of new electric vehicles it has coming, and Ultium Charge 360 is the umbrella for a number of initiatives it has planned, including apps and services integrated into a growing charging network, which ought to improve the overall EV ownership experience. GM CEO Mary …

What’s the Best 2021 Kia Telluride Trim? Here’s Our Guide

The 2021 Kia Telluride is the automotive equivalent of a home run. Last year, we named the Telluride SUV of the Year because it feels every inch a premium product—this is a three-row SUV with terrific space, a pleasing ride, decent power, and incredible attention to detail, inside and out. Better yet, every trim level …

Toyota Set to Acquire Lyft’s Self-Driving Division as Part of $550 Million Deal

Toyota Motor Corporation is acquiring Lyft’s self-driving vehicle division in a $550 million deal through its subsidiary Woven Planet, a company dedicated to developing autonomous driving and advanced mobility technologies. The acquisition of Lyft’s Level 5 automation will also include multiyear non-exclusive commercial agreements between the ride-hail company and Woven Planet. In addition to enhancing …

2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo First Drive: The Electric Wagon You’ve Been Waiting For

Credit Subaru for unlocking the secret to selling station wagons to Americans in 1995. Faced with slumping sales at the start of the SUV boom, Subaru added plastic body cladding (and a suspension lift a year later) to the Legacy wagon, called it “Outback” and, as other manufacturers such as Volvo can confirm, the formula …

The 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition Is the SUV of Minivans

Toyota is attempting to pull a Subaru by serving up a toughened-up family vehicle for more adventurous buyers. The automaker is also promising to donate some money from every sale of this buffer vehicle to a worthy cause—in this case, the National Environmental Education Foundation. So, what’s Toyota serving up would-be Subaru buyers? The 2022 …

Hennessey Will Make a Mammoth (SUV) Out of Your Ram 1500 TRX

Oh, America. Your penchant for “more everything, all the time” sometimes reaps unexpected consequences. As evidence, we present this: the Ram 1500 TRX, transformed into the Hennessey Mammoth SUV. More everything, in this instance, includes seats—seven, in total. <!– –> Here are the headline figures. The first is an eye-popping 1,012 horsepower and 969 lb-ft …

This Nissan Frontier Outpost Camper Truck is a Shockingly Affordable Overlanding Rig

Earlier this year we brought you news of the TruckHouse BCT Toyota Tacoma overlanding rig. The carbon-fiber clad, go-anywhere, do-anything home on wheels looked sweet, but the Toyota-based project also costs a ridiculous sum of money. If you want to bash some trails into the great outdoors without spending Lamborghini money—and don’t mind skipping most …

Put on ICE: The Upcoming Lotus Emira Is a Final Goodbye to Gas

Lotus has revealed the Type 131, known as the Emira, and its new sports car is an interesting follow-up to the all-electric Evija. We use the word interesting because, contrary to some rumors that have swirled about its nature, the Emira will definitely use conventional gas powertrains—no electrification here. Moving forward, all vehicles from Lotus …

Ford Ion Park to Pave Way for Company’s Future Battery Cell Plants

Ford is establishing a battery cell research and development center in Michigan as a next step to manufacturing its own batteries for electric vehicles, rather than relying solely on suppliers. It is a tangible example of a mind shift at Ford under new CEO Jim Farley who recognizes the automaker must throw past caution to …

[Update] Two Dead in Fiery Tesla Model S Crash; No One Was Driving, Authorities Say

Update: Lars Moravy, Tesla’s vice president of vehicle engineering, claimed during the company’s latest investor relations call that the steering wheel of the car in this incident showed signs of deformity, indicating an individual was behind the driver’s seat. We reached out to local authorities for comment about this new information but have yet to …

2021 Ford Escape PHEV vs. Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid: Which Small Gas-Electric SUV is Better?

With so many plug-in hybrids to choose from on the U.S. market—30 as of this writing—option paralysis is a real challenge to overcome when deciding which one to park in your driveway. It also presented a bit of a problem in choosing competitors for our comparison test of plug-ins; we ultimately decided compact SUVs were …

The Wild Ways GM’s Getting the Lyriq and Hummer EV to Market so Quickly

Cadillac recently showed the production 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, which is barely distinguishable from the midsize SUV concept we saw last year. Not only did engineers make the design vision feasible for productions, but the various teams working on the EV were able to reduce development time and bring the Lyriq to market nine months ahead …

The Auto Industry and EVs: Where We Are and What’s Coming Next, After Years of Crying Wolf?

A showroom of affordable (and profitable) electric vehicles in all shapes and sizes has long been the holy grail for automakers and regulators alike. It is a long-standing dance that has gone on for nearly 50 years: Regulators set ambitious emission-reduction targets with long lead times, the established automakers cry, “Impossible!” then hunker down and …

2021 Hyundai Veloster N DCT First Test: Somehow Even Better

It takes most automakers a couple tries to get a car right. Take the first Chevrolet Corvette as an example. Gorgeous, sure, but objectively it wasn’t the sports car the styling promised. That’s what makes the Hyundai Veloster N so impressive. The first product from Hyundai’s new N sport performance arm was pure joy right …

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Plug-In Hybrid First Drive: Electrifying and Stupefying

How Does This Thing Work? Here’s where the “but” creeps in. The 4xe is complicated, and it benefits from an engaged user. Drivers are given control over how the gas engine and electrified goodies work together via a trio of buttons to the left of the steering wheel labeled “Hybrid, Electric, and E-Save.” Here is …

Kia’s Sportage Remains the Same for 2022—No New Model Yet

The fourth-generation Kia Sportage has been around for six years, and the compact SUV is beginning to look rather tired. Compared to the slightly smaller Kia Seltos, larger (and increasingly popular) Telluride, and the all-new midsize Sorento, the compact Sportage is due for an overhaul. That redesign will, apparently, wait another year, as not much …

Rack Superstar: The Yakima CBX Solar Packs a Big Charge

Yakima may not have invented the roof-mounted cargo box, but it continues to tinker with the basic concept. The CBX Solar, the 16.0-cubic-foot CBX Solar counterpart to the lesser Yakima CBX 16 cargo box, advances its cargo-carrying capabilities by adding an integrated solar panel to the top side of the unit. The CBX Solar is …

Verboten Vezel: Honda’s Global HR-V Replacement Gets Mugen Upgrades

Mugen is once again massaging one of Honda’s latest offerings—this time the global version of the Vezel model, known in the U.S. as the HR-V. If this mainstream subcompact crossover sounds like an odd object of desire for a longtime Honda tuner, Mugen went ahead and gussied up the low-power people mover anyway. American enthusiasts …

Volkswagen’s Newest Desert Racer Is an … ID4 Electric SUV?

The electrification of the great outdoors is coming. The new Hummer EV seems to have the Rubicon trail square in its crosshairs, and the as-of-yet unreleased Rivian R1T tackled South America. However, the idea of a an urban EV like the Volkswagen ID4 doing a grueling 1,100 miles off-road with a completely stock powertrain seems, …

Baja Blast: History of the Subaru Baja, the Outback of Car-Trucks

Subaru is not a player in the midsize, full-size, or heavy-duty pickup truck segments. It doesn’t currently offer anything with a bed—today. It wasn’t always that way, though. Once upon a time, there was the Subaru Brat. It was a funky Subaru Leone-based truck that Subaru ultimately pulled the plug on in 1987. Fast forward …

Searching for Maserati: F Tributo Ghibli, Levante Special Editions Celebrate Italian Racing

Maserati made its first ever race appearance in April 1926, and the brand has enjoyed a storied history in motorsport ever since. Racing fans will also recall that the great Juan Manuel Fangio made his racing debut with Maserati in the early 1950s. To celebrate its near century-long racing heritage and Fangio himself, Maserati has …

Honda Plans to Dump Internal-Combustion Engines by 2040

Honda is the latest automaker to announce it will eliminate all production of internal combustion engines with a plan to go all-electric by 2040. Not electrified (i.e. hybrid), but 100 percent battery- or fuel-cell-electric in a little less than 20 years from now. Don’t worry, we still have a little while to enjoy Honda’s fantastic …

Next-Gen Toyota Land Cruiser Caught Showing Its Evolutionary Style

The next-gen Toyota Land Cruiser SUV is due to look a lot like the current one. Well, that’s if spy pictures of the internally named 300-series Land Cruiser that recently appeared on social media sites are to be believed. https://www.instagram.com/p/CN_bw1PnF00/ Admittedly, the evolutionary styling of Toyota’s newest iteration of its flagship SUV comes as little …

Tesla Aftermarket Parts Install: Make Your Model 3 Sound Ludicrous—and More!

We’re not lying; you can, in fact, put an aftermarket exhaust system on your Tesla Model 3. Don’t believe us? Check out the season 10 premiere of All Girls Garage, where Bogi and Faye Hadley will show you exactly how to add aural shenanigans to your Ludicrous Mode fun times. Related: Catch up on all …

Paint Spill! See the Chevy C8 Corvette’s New-for-2022 Gray, Orange, and Brown Options

The 2021 Michelin National Corvette Bash is happening now, and Chevrolet used the occasion to announce three new paint colors for the 2022-model-year C8 Corvette. But it’s in with the new, out with the old, as all three of the new hues replace existing, fairly similar Corvette colors. The most eye-catching is Amplify Orange Tintcoat, …

2003 Acura MDX Rewind Review: When Luxury Meant Simplicity

I am tugging on the door handle of a classic first-generation Acura MDX, and it is refusing to let me in. This, I will soon realize, is what makes this old MDX such a fantastic SUV. But let us begin at the beginning: The original intention of this article was to celebrate the Acura MDX‘s …

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vs. Toyota RAV4 Prime: Plug-In the EV Gap

The dawn of the jet age, the point at which turbine-driven flight had become unquestionably the way forward, came just as piston-powered planes reached their peak. This meeting of eras led aircraft engineers to ease the transition with hybrid, mixed-format designs such as the Navy’s FR-1 Fireball and the Air Force’s B-36 Peacemaker, the latter …

2021 BMW M2 CS Manual First Test: More Than Just a Sporty Car

If you’re washing the dishes while daydreaming about laying on a beach in Cabo sipping a piña colada, are you really washing the dishes? It might be laborious tedium, but if you aren’t conscious of your presence, thoughts, and actions, are you really there? The 2021 BMW M2 CS with the six-speed manual asks that …

Special Gilt Polestar 1 Sends the Plug-In Super Coupe Off Into Sunset

Polestar 1 production is soon coming to a close, and the Volvo-adjacent EV brand is marking the occasion with a special-edition version of the plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid super coupe. Limited to 25 units, the latest addition to the Polestar 1 model line stands out by way of its matte-gold paint and brake calipers, the latter …

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS vs. Tesla Model S: EV Spec Check

The Tesla Model S has yet to face a real challenge from another automaker … until now. Contenders such as the Lucid Air and Mercedes EQS are due to hit customers’ driveways in the coming months, and both of these EVs are looking to steal a piece from the flagship electric sedan pie the Tesla …

Ford Bronco Factory Brush Bar No Longer Blocks “BRONCO” Lettering

When Ford debuted the new Bronco, it quickly set about showing off a range of cool bolt-on modifications and accessories—including a big, nose-ring-like “Safari bar” or brush bar for the front bumper. This form of a bull bar is essentially a large, open tubular-steel loop for swatting brush and such away from the Bronco’s front …

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Narrowly Misses Top Safety Pick+ Rating

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is a new electric vehicle, an expansion of the Mustang nameplate into a brand, and a very important vehicle for the Blue Oval—the latter being an understatement. Don’t forget that we also feel that it earns its pony badge, offering style, performance, and reasonable utility with enough deference to its …

Apple’s Tiny Solution to Never Losing Your Car Keys Again: AirTags

We’ve all been there. The moment when you realize your car keys aren’t in the first, second, third, or fourth place you normally leave them. Now you’re late for work, or for a doctor’s appointment, or whatever equally dire situation that presents itself. But luckily, Apple has launched what might be the best addition to …

Move Over, Mustang: Henry Ford II’s Personal Custom Capri Is for Sale

Good news! We’ve found your next car. But before we tell you what it is, allow us to paint a picture of the conundrum that led to this Capri’s customized creation. Imagine you’re Henry Ford II, one of the most powerful automotive executives in the world. You’re pushing 65 and you’ve just married a gal …

Volvo XC90 Robotaxis are Coming to Ride-Hail Giant DiDi’s Fleet

As part of a strategic plan to expand its self-driving vehicle test fleet, DiDi Autonomous Driving has struck a partnership with Volvo Cars. The signed agreement maintains that Volvo will supply DiDi with XC90 models to have autonomous software and hardware installed. The collaboration strengthens Volvo’s reputation as a global leader in automotive safety and …

Acura’s Type S History Driven: CL, TL, RSX (Plus One Type R)

Welcome to a role-reversal no mid-2000s Honda enthusiast ever predicted. While U.S. customers rip around happily in the indomitable and long-forbidden Civic Type R, Acura‘s sharp-edged U.S.-friendly Type S sub-brand has been dormant on our shores for close to 13 years. It’s quite the bummer: While not as focused and deliciously hardcore as Type R …

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Long-Term Arrival: 12 Months With the Mid-Engined ‘Vette

Let us explain. As you probably know, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette was our 2020 Car of the Year. As with every Of the Year winner, Chevrolet agreed to provide us with a Corvette on a one-year loan to evaluate how the winner holds up under heavy use. Why, then, more than a year after we …

Used Green Cars: Cheap Options for Every Buyer

Reduce, reuse, recycle: words to save the Earth by. But how can you apply this ethos in your driveway? The shiniest new battery electric vehicles will draw a lot of attention from your neighbors, but a humble pre-owned Toyota Prius might offset more negative consequences than plopping down cash on a new GMC Hummer EV. …

Is Hyundai’s Warranty Really That Good? Here’s What It Covers

It’s one thing to read buyer’s guides and reviews of the latest Hyundai models, but what’s it like to own one as the odometer rolls into five digits—and beyond? MotorTrend editors have seen Hyundai cars and SUVs advance in quality, technology, and performance in recent years. Still, the Korean brand includes a generous standard warranty …

Toyota GR Yaris Arrives in Mexico, Sells Out in Less Than 24 Hours

If you’re banging your head against the wall, don’t worry—you’re not alone. That was exactly our reaction when we found out that the Toyota GR Yaris—the rally-inspired, 257-hp hot hatch—would be sold in Mexico. Our neighbors to the south were so excited for this launch that the 300 units slated for them sold out in …

2023 Cadillac Lyriq First Look: Wait, This Electric SUV Isn’t the Concept Car?

If an electric SUV from Cadillac is on your wish list, listen up, because General Motors has pulled forward production of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, a midsize electric crossover that will be available a year from now with a starting price of $59,990. Originally the Lyriq was slated to appear late in 2022 or early …

Cargo Room Is the Biggest Flaw in Our 2021 Toyota Venza

We’ve come to know our 2021 Toyota Venza really well after four months and over 7,000 miles. Not only did we take a two-way cross-country trip in it, the Venza has also been a great family hauler for special family visits. There’s no denying the Venza’s cabin is comfortable and premium, but interior space is …

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 V-8 First Test: From Moab to L.A. in 4.2 Seconds

“Good luck driving that Jeep Wrangler for 13 hours,” my editor told me in a sarcastic tone. Considering the time I’ve spent behind the wheel of the Wrangler Rubicon and its Gladiator pickup truck sibling, I knew what he was referring to. The loud, bouncy Jeep Wrangler is not the most comfortable SUV—and driving from …

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 First Drive: Diminishing Returns, Dynamite Results

“Point of diminishing returns” best defines the new 2022 Porsche 911 GT3. It’s a description Porsche GT chief Andreas “Andy” Preuninger mentioned more than a half-dozen times in reference to the new 911 GT3 during his media briefing about the new car. Why? Emissions regulations constrained the GT3’s engine development, and the 911’s existing suspension …

Battery Box: The Mercedes-EQ Line Grows With EQT Small Van

Mercedes-Benz Vans’ lineup in Europe is a little bit confusing, and since we only get the Sprinter and the Metris on these shores we’ll spare you a detailed examination of how the new T-Class partially replaces the current Citan. So here’s what you need to know: There is a T-Class there, a joint-venture with Renault …

Reality Bites: Mercedes Turned the Hot Vision EQS Into the Dull 2022 EQS EV

Oh dear. How did we get from there to here? I’m wracking my brain trying to think of a worse dreams-to-reality ratio than what Mercedes did by going from the incredible Vision EQS Concept to the actual EQS. The Lincoln Continental from a few years back, which began as the answer to, “What Would Don …

This Original-Owner ’63 Corvette Stingray Has 584,000 Miles … and Counting

When Chevrolet released the C2 Corvette for the first time in 1962, it made waves in the automotive world, and people actually started to get excited about the Corvette for the first time. But none showed the same level of excitement as Steve Stone of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Steve was so elated to have a …

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Gets Price That Isn’t Out There

The 2022 Subaru Outback Wildnerness promises to go where only the courageous dare to explore. Aimed at outdoor enthusiasts wanting more out of their wagon, the Outback Wilderness, a trim above Onyx XT, and positioned just below the Limited XT and Touring XT, is set to arrive this spring. It is the most rugged and …

2021 BMW M3 Competition First Test: Facing the Facts

Any new BMW M3 is a big deal to the enthusiast car community. Forget for a moment what the car actually is and focus instead on understanding what it represents. The M3 is the souped-up, hot-rodded, better-to-drive version of the traditional Ultimate Driving Machine, the BMW 3 Series. The 3 Series is supposed to be …

2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD A-Spec First Test: Gets the Job Done

None of us wants to believe we’d fall for a marketing pitch or an advertising line. We’re all sophisticated, modern consumers who’ve seen it all. We’re jaded, and too smart to be sold, anyway. But there’s a reason you remember commercial jingles years or even decades later. There’s a reason you prefer one brand over …

2022 Hyundai Tucson First Drive Review: Style, Space, and Serenity

The all-new 2022 Hyundai Tucson makes finding its central theme impossible: With its polarizing exterior styling, relaxing cabin, and unexpected driving character, this compact SUV embodies contrasts that somehow blend into a pleasantly cohesive whole. And the takeaway from that whole? If you work for Honda or Toyota, you might want to pay serious attention …

Honda SUV e:Prototype First Look: The Electric HR-V Cometh

Honda is making some moves to bring more electric vehicles around the world. Using its stage at the Shanghai Auto Show, Honda announced its plans to introduce 10 electric vehicles for China in the next five years, and the Honda SUV e:Prototype is a preview of its first electric SUV to be sold in that …

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB First Look: The GLB Goes EV

Mercedes-Benz’s EQ line of electric vehicles continues its rapid expansion with the new EQB small SUV, which the company pulled the wraps off of at the Shanghai Auto Show. While the EQB revealed in Shanghai is built in China for the Chinese market, a global variant of the electric SUV will also be produced at …

2022 Ford Evos First Look: Return of the SUS

Cast your mind back to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. There, Ford took the wraps off the gorgeous Evos Concept—a sedan with gullwing doors and styling well beyond Ford’s contemporary production cars. The whole point of the original Evos was to showcase—and evolve—Ford’s styling at the time. The new Evos is here to do something …

Report: Ferrari to Unveil First All-Electric Vehicle in 2025

Like it or not, electrification is coming for everyone—that includes big guns like Porsche, Lamborghini, and even Ferrari. Yes, the automaker responsible for some of the most sonorous, soulful internal-combustion engines will soon make the switch from exploding up dino juice to flowing electrons in at least one of its upcoming vehicles. <!– –> Unlike …

Does Honda Make Electric Cars? Everything You Need to Know About Honda EVs

For an automaker so dominant across multiple segments, there’s a significant hole in Honda’s lineup. Compared to Ford and its Mustang Mach-E, Chevrolet with the Bolt and Bolt EUV, and Nissan and its Leaf, Honda notably lacks a dedicated electric vehicle for the North American market. That will soon change. Current Honda Electric Cars If …

The Long, Tortuous Wait for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Like a kid waiting for Santa on Christmas morning, the wait for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup truck has seemed interminable. We first saw the Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where its quirky looks and bold aspirations attracted big crowds—and no shortage of skeptics. …

Mopar 2021 Ram 1500 Special Edition Brings a Strong Sticker Game, Rarity

A new limited production pickup truck is strutting its stuff out of the Mopar Custom Shop at Fiat Chrysl—we mean, Stellantis. It’s called the Mopar 2021 Ram 1500 Special Edition, and it’s best you dash any hopes that by slapping the Mopar name on Ram’s Hemi-powered 1500 might result in a muscle street truck with …

Florida Police Seeking Driver of Drawbridge-Jumping Hyundai Santa Fe

Thousands of miles from Santa Fe, New Mexico, the driver of a Hyundai Santa Fe has attempted to mimic Santa’s sleigh. The SUV crashed through traffic-control arms as a drawbridge in Daytona, Florida, was raising and jumped the gap to the other side. All jokes aside, the wayward Hyundai’s flight was caught on security cameras, …

Ram Electric Pickup Truck Might Arrive in 2024

By 2030, every nameplate—including Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, Dodge, Maserati, and a plethora of other brands—under the Stellantis umbrella (the company created in January by merging FCA and PSA Group) will offer an electric vehicle. In the run-up to 2030, the company plans to build plug-in hybrids of most models as part of an accelerated global …

Vermont Town Bucks Ford’s Bronco Off-Roadeo Driving School From Local Ski Resort

The Ford Bronco Off-Roadeo training program isn’t coming to Vermont. The Woodstock Inn and Resort blindsided the residents of South Pomfret, Vermont, when it disclosed a proposal that allowed its popular 189-acre ski area called Suicide Six to be used during the summer as an off-road driving school for owners of new Ford Broncos. Angry …

Size Showdown: 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. Midsize Pickup Trucks

Context matters. If you truly want to understand just how small the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup is, then you need to know how it measures up to larger midsize truck offerings. In this case, we’ve gathered key dimensional details of the Santa Cruz and pitted these figures against those of the Honda Ridgeline …

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz First Look: Return of the Compact Truck

Hyundai isn’t fooling anyone, and to its credit, it isn’t trying to. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a compact pickup truck, yes, but it isn’t a truck for people who buy F-150s. It isn’t even a truck for people who buy Tacomas. It’s a truck for people who live in big cities and drive …

2021 Lexus LX570 Review: Overdressed for Off-Roading

The Toyota Land Cruiser is dead. Long live the Lexus LX570. Should anybody miss America’s Most Expensive Toyota? Should we rightfully be singing hosannas because this snazzy Lexus version only costs $995 more to start (or even $1,335 less than the last Land Cruiser Heritage Edition we sampled)? Maybe not. Is the Lexus LX570 Luxurious …

What’s the Best 2021 Ford Explorer Trim? Here’s Our Guide

Perhaps one of the most recognizable three-row SUVs on the road, the Ford Explorer is an originator among family-focused crossovers. It’s been in continuous production for over 30 years, becoming a best-seller in Ford’s lineup. Some kids who grew up riding in the back of an Explorer are now ready for the driver’s seat, with …

This Bentley Continental GT From Hell Will Race to the Heavens at Pikes Peak

Did you know that Bentley has already claimed the Production SUV and Production Car records at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb? If not, consider the knowledge dropped. Now that you’re up to speed, here’s the Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak, a modified Continental GT3 racer that burns biofuel and looks like a grand tourer …

Want to Add Built-In Nav to Your Used GM Vehicle? There’s an App for That

For those who duct tape their phones to the dash to use an app for navigation directions (or plop their phones in the cupholder) because their vehicle does not have a built-in navigation system, General Motors is offering a better solution. Starting April 30, GM will roll out a new app called Maps+ for about …

Hold the Tip: Meet Domino’s Autonomous Pizza Delivery Robot

Ever feel like the pizza delivery person is judging your life choices? “Two large pies—is anyone else home?” Or, “Really? A $2 tip?” Maybe you just don’t like interacting with other people, hence the pizza delivery order in the first place. Rather than dealing with a restaurant’s worth of potential interactions, you’ll work up the …

2022 Lexus ES Sedan Getting a Refresh, Will Debut in Shanghai

Lexus is teasing the upcoming 2022 Lexus ES, one of the company’s dwindling luxury sedan offerings with the recent death of the GS. And it’s right on the heels of the introduction of the 2021 Lexus ES250 AWD, which introduced all-wheel-drive to the heretofore front-drive model range—part of a glut of AWD sedans trying to …

Bucking the Blue Oval: Standalone Ford Bronco Stores Are Likely Coming

With the pandemic, various delays, and waiting lists, it’s a little hard to imagine what a “normal” dealership experience might be like for customers of the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport. Automotive News reports that these SUVs’ buyers might be in for a different sort of consumer experience once the pandemic passes. Ford dealers are …

Some Ford Mustang Mach-Es Are Bricking Despite Full Charge

When you keep your EV plugged in, you expect it to be ready to go when it is charged, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case for some owners whose Ford Mustang Mach-Es were built on or before February 3, 2021. As reported by The Verge, the Mach-E’s software does not allow the SUV’s onboard …

Big Love: How and Why Europeans Import U.S. Pickup Trucks

Few modern vehicles practically chant “U-S-A! U-S-A!” as aggressively as a full-size pickup. Still, even America’s best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-150, is sold only in a few places outside of the good ol’ United States of America—officially that is. Blame the higher fuel costs, smaller streets, and greater rates of taxation of other countries. The …

Tesla Kicking Inattentive Drivers Off “Full Self Driving” Beta Testing

Tesla owners, are you getting excited to try the much-hyped FSD (Full Self-Driving) autonomous driving feature in Beta testing form? You had better make and keep a habit of keeping your eyes on the road. FSD Beta has now been expanded to ~2000 owners & we’ve also revoked beta where drivers did not pay sufficient …

Second Impressions Matter: 2021 Mazda CX-30 Premium AWD

First impressions matter on the showroom floor, and Mazda has done a phenomenal job of producing affordable vehicles that look great inside and out. This is crucial for a brand that produces vehicles that straddle the line between regular and premium segments. In order for buyers to return to dealerships in the future, Mazda needs …

What’s the Best 2021 Toyota GR Supra Trim? Here’s Our Guide

The iconic Toyota Supra nameplate is back as the GR Supra, which regains the model’s reputation for being a sexy sports car that can sometimes be more than a handful. For 2021, the GR Supra’s turbo 3.0-liter I-6 engine sees a large jump in power output, and the model gets its first turbocharged four-cylinder engine. …

Confirmed: Chevy Camaro 1LE Handling Package Dead for Models Without V-8

If you’ve read the writing on the sportscar wall, it probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that yet another version of an affordable, purpose-built enthusiast machine has bit the dust. Chevy has confirmed it just killed off the 1LE handling package for the V-6 and entry-level four-cylinder Camaros. Please join us in a …

Pyramid Scheme: Egypt Moves 22 Mummies Using Carsophaguses

Transporting ancient mummies is kind of a big deal, a task to be taken with the utmost of care and attention to detail. These are national treasures. Hence, the rare occurrence of relocating 18 New Kingdom mummified kings and four queens from the Egyptian Museum near Cairo’s Tahrir Square to the new National Museum of …

Chevy’s Silverado Electric Truck to Share Assembly Line With Hummer EVs

General Motors announced it will build an electric Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck in Detroit. The new Silverado is designed from the ground up to be an electric vehicle, GM President Mark Reuss said at an event at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant that has been renamed Factory Zero because it is being retooled to only build …

Reservations for GMC Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 Sell Out in Mere Minutes

Buzz over the new family of GMC Hummer electric vehicles has translated into orders. Lots of them. Enough orders, in fact, to sell out the initial batch of limited-run Edition 1 models and start a waiting list. General Motors has brought back the Hummer name, creating a sub-brand under the GMC banner. The line kicks …

2022 Toyota GR 86 and Subaru BRZ: What Are the Differences?

If you’re foaming at the mouth to launch jabs at joint ventures like the Toyota 86 and mechanically identical Subaru BRZ, which are nakedly co-developed and are entering their second iteration, take a moment to think about the upside. From a business perspective, sports cars such as these—along with the Toyota Supra and BMW Z4, …

2022 Toyota GR 86 and Subaru BRZ: What Are the Differences?

If you’re foaming at the mouth to launch jabs at joint ventures like the Toyota 86 and mechanically identical Subaru BRZ, which are nakedly co-developed and are entering their second iteration, take a moment to think about the upside. From a business perspective, sports cars such as these—along with the Toyota Supra and BMW Z4, …

2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class First Look: Stuck Between an E and a GT

Compared to other sedans in the Mercedes lineup, the four-door CLS-Class has a peculiar appearance owing to its low-slung profile and coupe-like shape. Easily distinguishable from the E-Class and S-Class models, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is the subject of a mild refresh for the 2022 model year. One of the most notable changes to the 2022 …

2021 Toyota Highlander XLE vs. Highlander XSE: The Battle for the High Land

The Toyota Highlander is known for being a reliable, good-looking three-row SUV, but among the list of adjectives used to describe it, sporty is not on our list. New for 2021 is the Highlander XSE, which swaps its elegant lines for a more dynamic appearance. With a unique grille, fascia, lower spoiler, wheels, and blackened …

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition First Test: Real Deal

When we first drove the 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition, we reported that the seemingly small list of upgrades made a huge difference in how the car drove. Are the differences really big enough to quantify? We took the short-run special to the racetrack to find out, and the results speak for themselves. …

2021 GMC Yukon vs. CPO Yukon: Which SUV Is the Better Buy?

Is newer always better? The 2021 GMC Yukon tempts buyers with its freshly redesigned sheetmetal, but picking a certified pre-owned model could mean money saved for a long-overdue kitchen remodel or adding to a college fund. Before assuming the new-for-2021 Yukon is right for you, here’s what you need to know about opting for a …

How Volkswagen’s “Voltswagen” April Fools’ Prank Backfired

As the Top Gear UK boys used to say, “That’s not gone well.” As most automotive industry observers now know, Volkswagen of America pulled an early April Fools’ prank wherein it was changing its name to “Voltswagen.” Several major media outlets published the story after being assured by Volkswagen that it was true—and now that …

Nissan’s Funky AD-2 Concept Could Have Been the Everyperson’s Aston Lagonda

At any point in time, it seems, there are a few automakers leading the way in design. Hyundai’s arguably setting the tone these days with its application of dramatic, bold shapes to the cars it sells in typically conservatively styled segments. Cover up the badges, and no one would guess the 2021 Elantra’s Z-slashed flanks …