2022 Volkswagen Taos First Drive: Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better

When Volkswagen first announced it would bring a subcompact SUV to the U.S., we harbored hopes we’d get the nifty little T-Roc, a cool crossover from the automaker’s European lineup. Instead of the T-Roc, though—or at least something derived from its bones—we were surprised and perhaps a little disappointed to learn the 2022 Volkswagen Taos …

2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo First Test: Power Can’t Solve Everything

We’ve called the Mazda CX-30 lots of nice things. Stylish. Upscale. Agile. But quick? Not quite. Over thousands of miles behind the wheel, the standard CX-30’s acceleration has left us wanting more. That changes for 2021, as a turbocharged engine is added to the options list. In our first drive of the 2021 CX-30 Turbo, …

Ford Spending Big for More Electric and Commercial Vehicles

Flush with momentum after the unveiling of the all-electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning full-size pickup truck which has booked 70,000 reservations, Ford today said it expects that four of 10 vehicles sold globally by 2030 will be electric. To hit this target, Ford announced today that it is increasing spending on electric vehicles to more …

Doge Doge What Now? GM’s Going to the Moon With NASA

Move over Elon Musk, SpaceX, and Dogecoin, because General Motors is heading to the moon. The American automaker announced plans to develop a new generation of lunar vehicles for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Artemis program, which aims to bring human astronauts back to the surface of the moon by 2024. Like its …

Ford F-150 Lightning vs. Rivian R1T, GMC Hummer EV, Cybertruck: Electric Truck Specs Comparison

The Tesla Cybertruck broke the internet in 2019 with its radical and futuristic design, taking the world by storm and launching an endless supply of memes. Inspired by the Lotus Esprit S from the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me, Tesla’s all-new pickup appeared ready for an apocalypse and generated 250,000 orders within days …

Looks Like Electric Ford Bronco, Explorer, Ranger, Lincoln Aviator Coming

Ford will continue its strategy of electrifying its most important vehicles, and that likely includes an electric Ford Bronco, an electric Ford Explorer three-row SUV, an electric Lincoln Aviator three-row SUV, and an electric Ford Ranger compact pickup truck, among others. The automaker is also working on next-generation electric versions of the F-150 Lighting pickup …

Military Discount for the MotorTrend App!

This Memorial Day, MotorTrend wants to say thank you to the proud service members of the United States Military by offering a 40 percent discount on a one-year subscription to the MotorTrend App. In partnership with ID.me, any active service member, veteran, or dependent can enjoy MotorTrend’s first military discount when they sign up with …

2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition: Bronze Is the New Black

Toyota is introducing a Bronze Edition of the Highlander Hybrid for 2022. The Bronze Edition treatment spruces up the somewhat dowdy family SUV by way of radiant bronze-colored wheels and a handful of interior enhancements. The Bronze Edition is exclusive to the gasoline-electric Highlander Hybrid and comes painted in one of two colors: Cement (a …

Who Invented 0–60 MPH? Why, It Was Tom McCahill, Of Course

Fifty years after Tom McCahill invented “zero to 60,” it remains the road-test’s benchmark number. Simple to understand, easy to compare, McCahill’s 0-to-60-mph yardstick captured the public’s imagination. Bolstered by frequent use in automotive advertising, nought-to-sixty took on a significance way beyond its true value. Nobody cared about other figures. Forget quarter-mile times, esoteric 45-to-65-mph …