Gawking at This 660-HP AWD Classic Honda Is Your Civic Duty

How did we get to the point where a 660-hp all-wheel-drive 1990 Honda Civic Si is not only a possibility but an honest street driven reality? Chalk it up to a few different things. The first is Honda’s unrivaled cross-chassis compatibility. The same compatibility that fueled an early ’90s engine swap phenomenon which continues to …

The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor’s Easter Eggs Cracked Open, Unscrambled

Childhood is full of scavenger hunts, and car enthusiasts never really grow up all the way, so automakers love to add little details in their products for the kid in all of us to find over the course of ownership. These are usually reserved for a brand’s most special lifestyle products, which makes the 2021 …

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT First Test: It’s All Right

It happened. We finally tested a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, a model that entered the U.S. market in late 2017 and which has become the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV thanks to a strong European following. While we missed out on putting the pre-refresh version through its paces, the 2021 model-year Mitsubishi Outlander brings several updates …

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy 2.5T First Test: When Looks Can Be Deceiving

Until recently, it wasn’t clear what the Santa Fe signified in Hyundai’s lineup. Before the larger Palisade entered the picture for 2020, the Santa Fe XL was Hyundai’s three-row SUV while Santa Fe referred to a two-row midsize SUV. One year before that, the three-row model was just known as the Santa Fe, and a …

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Hatchback Review: Big Heart, Could Use More Soul

The 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo is a tricky car to wrap the old noggin around. Not because it produces brain-melting acceleration and cornering figures or because it’ll set your hair on fire at the local autocross. That’s not necessarily the case. Rather, the new Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo is so perfectly adequate in so …

Nissan Armada’s Middle Eastern Twin Gets Sporty, Head-Scratching NISMO Treatment

The Nissan Patrol (better known to us Yankees as the Nissan Armada) is the Japanese brand’s biggest and baddest SUV. It’s designed as both a people-mover and a more-rugged-than-a-crossover body-on-frame off-roading machine. But, if desert dune running and go-anywhere, do-anything capability don’t quite appeal to you, then maybe the Patrol’s new NISMO treatment will do …

Kim Kardashian’s Cadillac Escalade Is a Silver Slice of Excellence

Believe it or not, Kim Kardashian actually has a pretty solid track record when it comes to her personal fleet of vehicles. Most of them have either been left stock, or else tastefully modded. Her Rollers, Bentleys, and Ferraris haven’t quite cut against the grain in the same way as, say, Kanye West’s cars have. …

The 2021 Lexus IS300 AWD Is a Cheap Tune Away From IS350 Power

Don’t let the 2021 Lexus IS300 AWD‘s name deceive you, because unlike the rear-drive IS300, which starts at $40,025 and relies on a 241-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 for motivation, the $42,025 all-wheel-drive IS300 does not. Instead (despite using the same name), the IS300 AWD uses a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, which it shares with the pricier …