2022 Tesla Model S Plaid First Test: 0–60 MPH in 1.98 Seconds*!

“No production car has ever done 0–60 mph in under 2.0 seconds.”—Elon Musk After an exclusive MotorTrend first test of the new 1,020-hp 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid, a car with a promised 1.99-second 0–60-mph time, we can confirm the 2.0-second 0–60 barrier remains unbroken. Unless, that is, you write your own rules. But Isn’t …

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid Interior Review: Where’s the Plaid?

The 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid’s tri-motor powertrain was designed to meet two goals: going fast and re-establishing the Model S as the electric car benchmark just as multiple rivals finally start hitting the street. Although much talk justifiably centers on the electric Model S Plaid’s 1,020 horsepower and 2.07-second 0–60-mph performance, the powertrain isn’t …

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid Steering Yoke Review: The Pros and Cons

There have been quite a few attempts throughout time to reinvent the automotive steering wheel. Now comes the aircraft-style yoke—or is it a bloated Formula 1 wheel or, well, just make your own preferred comparison here—in the 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid. Depending on who you talk to, Tesla sources say the yoke replaced the …

2022 Kia Telluride Arrives With a New Badge and More Amenities

Remember how a few weeks ago the 2022 Kia K5 got some minor updates and adopted the company’s new logo? Well, the Kia Telluride—our 2020 MotorTrend SUV of the Year—is getting a similar update for 2022, with said new logo and a few nice feature additions. For one, that new corporate logo adorns a slightly …

2022 Acura MDX Type S First Look: Putting the S in SUV

Acura’s resurrected Type S performance sub-brand makes its way to the luxury marque’s MDX three-row SUV. The 2022 Acura MDX Type S trades the standard model’s 290-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine for a 355-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6, a unit that also powers the 2021 Acura TLX Type S. <!– –> Equipped with Acura’s torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system …

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Chassis Deep-Dive: Don’t Call Me Giorgio

Executives on hand at the unveiling of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L were uncharacteristically tight-lipped about their new baby’s architectural pedigree, as if loose lips risked sinking their just-christened ship. Now that trucks are rolling off the newly refitted Detroit Assembly Complex Mack Plant, Jeep veep Jim Morrison finally divulged some family tree details …

Here’s Every Tesla We’ve Tested So Far

We can largely thank Tesla for making electric vehicles exciting. From the original Roadster to the more practical and mass-market Model 3, Tesla hasn’t missed a beat in creating vehicles that are quick, nimble, and technologically advanced. While other automakers will be flooding the market with high-performance EVs in the coming years, we’ll always appreciate …

The Venturi Antarctica Is Destined for All-Electric Polar Exploration

The Venturi Antarctica is, literally, a low-carbon polar exploration vehicle fit for a prince. That is to say, Prince Albert II of Monaco, who upon returning from an expedition to the Antarctic summoned Gildo Pastor, President of a Monaco-based high-performance electric vehicle company named Venturi, to develop a zero-emissions solution for scientific research stations. The …

No Shift: New Tesla Model S Has Hidden Drive, Park, Reverse Controls

Tesla can’t just make a car. They have to deliver an experience that’s fresh, innovative, fast as all hell, and sometimes a little perplexing, too. The Model S Plaid follows this recipe to the letter, and it’s probably the best Tesla to date. However, you might have noticed it’s missing a typical shift lever. <!– …

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Gets MPG—Just Not Many

Introduced as an upscale version of the Wagoneer, the Grand Wagoneer entered the market in 1984 and saw a solid run before Jeep ended production in 1991. Already making big waves before its arrival this summer, the full-size luxury three-row SUV is officially back and grander than ever. Jeep’s new flagship SUV, the largest vehicle …