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10 Cars That Will Basically Never Die

When it comes to crowning the most reliable car you can buy, agreeing on how to define “reliable” is incredibly important. Do you only count

2018 VW Atlas First Drive: A 7-seater SUV to dethrone Explorer

The 2018 Atlas is long-overdue: VW has needed a proper, 7-seater SUV for some time. More than that, it’s needed a proper, 7-seater SUV that

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid First Drive: First of the hybrid SUV breed, best of the hybrid SUV breed

Acura has been on the electrification bandwagon since the slow-selling, current-generation RLX sedan was introduced in 2013, but with this latest effort – the 2017

12 Outstanding Cars Designed for Dogs and Their Humans

When the great outdoors come a-calling, but your 100-pound pooch has outgrown the backseat of your old Toyota Tercel, it might be time for a fresh set

2018 Audi S5 Coupe and S4 Sedan First Drive: Seriously Smooth

By now, Audi knows the formula for making attainable performance cars like the 2018 S5 Coupe and 2018 S4 Sedan. Take the A-series vehicles on

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Hybrid First Drive: Reaching past the Prius rainbow

Hyundai’s Ioniq initiative is more than just a green flare rising up from the sea of increasingly electrified automotive options. The decision to introduce a

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country First Drive: A wagon America can love

When is a wagon not a wagon? Why, when it’s a Volvo Cross Country, of course. The nameplate has graced several cars since it first

2018 Chevrolet Equinox First Drive: All turbo, all-new compact SUV improves across the board

Legacy is a powerful thing, and at times it can threaten to smother the equally mighty maxim that moving ever forward is the only way

2017 Volvo V60 Polestar First Drive: Feeling Blue

It’s a Volvo renaissance right now but, though the XC90 and S90 may be flying off dealers’ lots with their high-tech cabins and minimalistic style,

2018 Audi Sport RS 3 first drive: a 4-door, 174 mph speed-demon

For nearly twenty years, Audi Sport was known as quattro GmBH, but with cars like the 2018 RS 3 the performance division is embracing its

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell First Drive: Hydrogen Hero

Strange new hydrogen fuel; same reassuring Honda experience. That’s the equation the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is counting on for success, a four-door premium

2017 Mazda CX-5 First Drive: Obsession pays off

Mazda finds itself in a tricky spot. The CX-5 is due for a refresh; however, it’s also the best-selling car in the company’s US line-up.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF First Drive: Hard top, easy decision

If the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF aims to introduce some hard-top practicality to the iconic little roadster, does it run the risk of losing

Maserati Levante review: Heritage with added hench

When you think Maserati, you probably think if its thoroughbred Italian racing heritage, the glamour and slick sports car lines. You might not think about

2017 Jeep Compass First Drive: All-new compact SUV has off-road cred

In a world that’s gone SUV-crazy, Jeep is one of the brands best poised to reap the rewards. The 2017 Jeep Compass, an all-new design

Smart Electric Drive (2017) first drive: Nippy inner-city transport sprouts a plug socket

Stop anyone in the street and ask them to name the electric carpioneers and it’s likely the big names will make up the majority of

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV : Who Should and Shouldn’t Buy This Car

Our first drive of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV confirmed many of our best suspicions. Rumors of its excellent economy and legitimate range were true,

5 Things you need to know about the 2018 Lexus LC

The 2018 Lexus LC is without question the most gorgeous car to ever emerge from the Japanese luxury brand’s design center – and it’s also

2017 BMW M760i xDrive First Drive: One car, two souls

It was as the 2017 BMW M760i xDrive surged at triple-digit speed into a hairpin and pirouetted neatly, rather than rolling into a spectacular fireball,

2017 Ram Power Wagon First Drive: Heavy-duty off-road apocalypse escape vehicle

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon is a full-size pickup that dares to answer the question, ‘what would you use to tow your house into the

2017 Chevrolet BOLT EV first drive: The first electric car truly for the everyman

I’m not convinced with the new BOLT EV’s tail-lights, but in just about every other way this all-electric car is a knock-out. A no compromise,

BMW’s Life-Saving System That We Can’t Get in the US – First Drive Review

We recently drove a 2016 BMW X5 in mid-coastal California, as perfect a spot to drive one as there is anywhere on earth. Well into

2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD First Drive: Four-season Grand Touring in an affordable retro package

In the mid 1960’s a talented group of engineers in West Bromwich, England, dared to ask the question ‘why can’t a muscle car spin all

Mini Countryman S 2017 first drive: Mighty improvements for the massive Mini?

Do you remember the exact moment that every manufacturer scrambled to add a high-riding SUV to their line-up? It was around the time the Nissan

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Drive: AMG for all

You could argue that the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 is a double-tweener. Just as the E-Class slots in-between its C and S siblings, so the Mercedes-AMG

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

Nissan’s Micra has been around for decades. Since 1983 in fact, selling over 3.5million in Europe alone during its lifetime. It’s a car everyone has

Holden Astra v Renault Megane v Subaru Impreza – Small hatchback comparison

The small car market is one of the busiest segments of the Australian automotive landscape, both in terms of sales and for new product – and

2018 Audi Q5 First Drive: Evolution in action

The Q5 is hands-down Audi’s numero uno: its top-seller and, in my humble opinion, one of the best premium crossovers on the market today. First

2017 Ford Raptor First Drive Review : Return of the Ass-Kicking Pickup Truck

Price aside, high performance vehicles have always been engineered to cater to a specific kind of car shopper. While the risks of producing a flop can

First Drive Review : The 2018 LC500 Will Kill the Idea of a ‘Boring Lexus’

It may be one of the most worn out cliches around, but the line from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance bears repeating here: When the legend