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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

[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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …