Ford’s BlueCruise Has Autopilot and Super Cruise in Its Crosshairs

Ford’s forthcoming Level 2 hands-free driving-assist system is abandoning the Active Drive Assist moniker in favor of something with a little more flair. Meet BlueCruise, the Blue Oval’s answer to similar Level 2 setups from the likes of Tesla (Autopilot) and General Motors (Super Cruise). Ford’s system is due to make its consumer debut in …

Ford’s BlueCruise Has Autopilot and Super Cruise in Its Crosshairs

Ford’s forthcoming Level 2 hands-free driving-assist system is abandoning the Active Drive Assist moniker in favor of something with a little more flair. Meet BlueCruise, the Blue Oval’s answer to similar Level 2 setups from the likes of Tesla (Autopilot) and General Motors (Super Cruise). Ford’s system is due to make its consumer debut in …

2021 Lexus IS300 AWD First Test: Doesn’t Drive a Day Over Seven Years Old

If Lexus had its way, you wouldn’t think too hard about the 2021 Lexus IS300 AWD. The automaker’s media push surrounding the latest changes to its perennial compact sport sedan would have you believe a new schnozz, rump, touchscreen, and behind-the-scenes upgrades to its chassis constitutes an all-new ground-up redesign and not a simple midcycle …

2022 Kia Carnival First Drive Review: So Long, Sedona

Drop the fantasy for a moment. As much as we’d all love to project the rough-and-tumble, outdoorsy ruggedness associated with the deep-voiced sales pitches in SUV ads, how often are you really tackling anything more challenging than a gravel parking lot or a dusty fire road? Buyers in need of three-row seating but who won’t …

2022 Honda Civic Sedan First Look: Small Car Royalty, Redesigned

This is it, Honda fans: Here’s your first official look at the all-new 2022 Honda Civic sedan. In place of the industry-standard teaser that features a backlit silhouette or just a slice of the headlight framed against inky darkness, Honda bucks the trend with a full front three-quarter glimpse of its newest bread-and-butter compact sedan. …

1969 Icon BR Ford Bronco New School First Drive: Icon Builds The Bronco Ford Won’t

It’s the wheels and tires that really give it away. Even the casual car fan will recognize they’re not even close to original. Serious car fans will notice a bunch of other tells, like the modern LED headlights, the blocky painted steel bumpers, and the “Icon” badging in place of the iconic Ford lettering and …

2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron and Q4 E-Tron Sportback First Look: More Model Y Alternatives

It isn’t enough to just build an electric car anymore. As an automaker keen on satisfying greenies, you must commit to sustainability. That means low-emission/carbon-neutral factories, sustainable material choices, and leveraging renewable energy. Audi’s all-new, fully electric Q4 E-Tron electric crossover (and its fastback Sportback counterpart) checks all three boxes and then some. This isn’t …

What Is Ford Co-Pilot360? And Which SUVs, Cars, and Trucks Have the Safety Tech?

The automaker that implemented mass production and affordable cars over 100 years ago is now making modern driver-assist features more accessible. Ford offers the Co-Pilot360 active safety suite in some form on almost every model it sells. (Ford GT drivers miss out, but something tells us they won’t mind.) Read on for all the details …

2021.5 Nissan GT-R NISMO Special Edition First Look: Need Mo’ NISMO?

Nissan’s latest take on its GT-R sports car comes in the form of the NISMO Special Edition. The limited-run model, which is due to arrive in the United States this fall, straddles the line between the 2021 and 2022 model years, which is why the Japanese brand instead intends to market and sell this car …