2022 Nissan Pathfinder First Drive: Back on the Right Track

To be honest, the 2013–2020 Nissan Pathfinder lost us. Its jarringly abrupt transition from a burly, square-jawed, broad-shouldered, rear-drive-truck-based bushwhacker to a kinder, gentler, lozenge-shaped, FWD-car-based soft-roader prompted us to dub it the “Mallfinder.” That pejorative has dogged the model ever since. Towing capacity dropped by one ton, and the Pathfinder’s off-road clearance dimensions went …

2022 Nissan Pathfinder’s Price Cuts Richer Path Through Rival SUVs

What’s slightly more expensive to start than a Kia Telluride, a Honda Pilot, or a Ford Explorer? That’d be Nissan’s all-new 2022 Pathfinder. As you’d expect in a segment as competitive as this, the margins separating these contenders are razor-thin. The new Pathfinder starts at $34,560—sliding in just above those other three segment stalwarts by …

2022 Jaguar I-Pace First Look: Setting Jag’s EV Pace

Jaguar has plans to ditch the internal combustion engine, but right now its only electric vehicle is the I-Pace. And to keep its lone EV competitive, the British brand gives the I-Pace a mild refresh for 2022. <!– –> It might not look like much has changed from the outside, and that’s because, well, little …

2022 Toyota GR 86 Gets a Taste of Boost Courtesy of Aftermarket Tuner

Welp, that didn’t take long. With the announcement of Toyota’s and Subaru’s second-generation GR 86 and BRZ, it was all but guaranteed the little sports cars would get a number of aftermarket go-fast goods and aesthetic upgrades. And HKS Japan isn’t wasting any time leaving its mark on the model. Last weekend, during the annual …

2022 Toyota Land Cruiser First Look: Forbidden 4×4 Fruit

One of the best-known vehicles in the world is getting a long-awaited replacement with the debut of the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser. Unfortunately for Americans, we won’t be getting it. The new model, known internally and to Land Cruiser enthusiasts as the 300 Series, is a melding of the tried-and-true 200 Series that’s been around …

2022 Ford Maverick vs. Hyundai Santa Cruz Specs Comparison: Your Needs Determine the Winner

Compact pickup trucks are back, thanks to a pair of new models from pickup truck first-timer Hyundai and pickup sales king Ford. The 2022 Ford Maverick and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz will launch at the same time and will compete head to head in the marketplace, but their real-world battle is still a few months …

Science Goes Out for a Spin on Motor MythBusters!

Ever wonder if that crazy car jump in the latest blockbuster action movie is really possible? Or if a regular human being could propel the Flintstones mobile with nothing but their Chevro-legs? The Motor MythBusters team—Tory Belleci, Faye Hadley, and Bisi Ezerioha—has the same curiosity about all things car and are setting out to debunk …

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Teased Shadily, Reveals Sleeker Form

Ahead of its global premiere, the all-new 2022 Honda Civic hatchback is being dangled in front of us. Honda released a teaser image of the five-door version of the 11th-generation Civic sedan, and the latest iteration of the popular compact hatchback will officially debut during a virtual concert event later this month. Based on the …

Ford Unleashes 2021 F-150 Raptor Horsepower, Torque Numbers

Interestingly, the 2021 Ford Raptor isn’t the truck that’s been breaking the internet for Dearborn lately. That’s been the job of the new F-150 Lightning and the new Maverick compact pickup truck. It’s still a beloved member of Ford’s truck lineup, and it (along with the rest of the F-150 range) received some major updates …

2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review: Still on the Podium?

Debuting for 2019, Volkswagen’s current A7-generation Jetta represented a meaningful step forward for a nameplate that had lost some of its luster over its previous few iterations. It impressed us enough, in fact, to earn a third-place ranking among compact sedans in our MotorTrend Ultimate Car Rankings. How’s it holding up against the ever-increasing competition? …

Wells Fargo, customers reach preliminary settlement in GAP refund case

Wells Fargo, one of the largest U.S. auto lenders, could end up paying more than $400 million in guaranteed asset protection refunds beginning in 2022 to U.S. car buyers who pay off auto loans early as part of a proposed class-action settlement filed Monday in a California federal court. In a statement, Wells Fargo would …