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Mini Cooper SD Countryman (2017) review: Mighty improvements for the mega Mini?

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

2018 GMC Terrain First Drive: Small SUV, Big Ambition

There are a handful of brands that are uniquely positioned to take full advantage of soaring public interest in crossovers and SUVs, and GMC –

2018 Polaris RZR Dynamix First Drive Review : Off-road witchcraft

For those unacquainted with the experience of offroading in a Polaris RZR, allow me a few brief words to familiarize you with the sensations. Dusty.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk First Drive: The 707hp SUV

If you’re offended by the concept of a 707 horsepower SUV, then you should probably just stop reading right now. In our age of instantaneous

2017 Ssangyong Tivoli First drive Review

THE GOOD Still cheap to buy Still looks good Punchy performance THE BAD Still a Ssangyong Some cabin vibrations Ben Griffin drove the more safety-minded

Lexus LC 500 vs LC 500h: Is the V8 or hybrid best?

There’s a chance the styling of the Lexus LC has you salivating, but which model is best? We have driven the 500 V8 and 500h

Mercedes-AMG GT R first drive: One ‘Green Hell’ of a car

GT R. If that’s a name that sounds familiar, it’s because you’ll normally find it attached to the boot-lid of Nissan’s fastest road car. But

2018 Audi SQ5 First Drive Review

I struggle with the new SQ5 because the Q5 is already an amazing mid-size SUV. There’s so much goodness I’d imagine one would struggle with

2018 Range Rover Velar First Drive: The Midsize SUV to beat

Velar is an very old name for a very modern Range Rover. Automakers mining their history for neglected nameplates isn’t new, of course, but all

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon first drive review: hell on wheels

I’m sorry, you’re called what? The Demon? The demon of what, you might also ask? It’s the torpedo of drag racers, born out an addiction

Mercedes-Benz E-Class review: Better than a BMW 5 Series?

Mercedes says everything it knows about how to build a car has gone into the new E-Class. Being that it is the oldest car brand

2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 First Drive: Fiercely relaxing

Throbbing red and scented with bespoke perfume, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63’s cabin made absolutely clear that, even by Stuttgart’s standards, this is no ordinary luxury

2018 Hyundai Sonata First Drive: 5 things you need to know

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is here, and while the automaker’s mid-size family sedan hasn’t been completely redesigned there are a few aspects of its recent

2017 Ford Fiesta First drive Review

THE GOOD Fun drive Vastly better interior Cleaner design THE BAD Rear-end is divisive The odd naff plastic The wait is over to see if

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT First Drive: 5 things you need to know

Compact hatchbacks like the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT have never really caught on in America, but it has little to do with their merits. Easy

Cadillac Super Cruise First Drive: Trusting the machine

It was, conservatively, 90 seconds before I was satisfied Cadillac’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system wasn’t going to kill me. By that point, a combination

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Drive: Offbeat Italian SUV comes to conquer

When you’re Alfa Romeo, and a decent chunk of your appeal is that you’re not the mainstream option, building an SUV like the 2018 Stelvio

2018 Audi Sport RS 5 Coupe First-Drive Review: A go-anywhere grand-tourer

The world’s moving towards turbochargers and Audi’s not immune to the change, and as a result, we have this new Audi-built 2.9-liter V6 twin-turbo engine.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV First Drive: 5 Things You Need To Know

Volkswagen has found itself on the outside looking in when it comes to the current SUV zeitgeist that has seized American car shoppers. The all-new

2018 Toyota Camry First Drive: Potent family sedan shrugs off SUV onslaught

Is it hard to get excited about the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry? After all, this is a car that has been at the top of

2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe First Drive: The new benchmark

It’s tough to stand out on the increasingly crowded forecourt of a Mercedes-Benz dealership, but somehow the 2018 E400 Coupe manages it. Maybe it’s not

BMW Concept 8 Series exclusive first drive: Borrowing a priceless prototype

I’ve seen countless concept or prototype cars at auto shows and press junkets over the years. Rarely does anyone ever get to drive them, because

2018 Honda Civic Type R First Drive: It was worth the wait

Bravo Honda, bravo. The 2018 Civic Type R is the company’s most powerful car ever to be sold stateside. Indeed, Honda’s people are unofficially referring

2018 Honda Accord Prototype First Drive: All-new 2.0 Turbo packs a surprise

That’s right folks, Honda’s turbocharging the all-new model year 2018 with a new 2.0-liter direct injection turbo-four. In a recent event held at Honda’s R&D

2018 Audi A5 / S5 Sportback First Drive: Luxury SUV alternative for a wagon-less world

What a cruel joke the American automotive market continues to play on the once-proud station wagon. At a time when new car buyers seem determined

2018 Volvo XC60 First Drive: The best Swedish all-rounder since ABBA

Volvo’s reinvention has been a bright star in the auto industry, and with the 2018 XC60 SUV it’s set to bring that thoroughly Swedish thinking

Volkswagen Golf GTI first drive: The hot hatch that transcends boundaries

Some cars are considered as class benchmarks. The Volkswagen Golf GTI is one such car. And with the German firm having just refreshed its best-selling

Volkswagen Golf R-Line first drive: Leader of the pack

Given its status as the best-selling car in Europe and its leadership of the compact hatchback class, when Volkswagen updates the Golf, you take note. When

2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI First Drive: One-two turbocharged punch for street and track

You don’t have much time to acknowledge the bear sitting upright on of the highway when you’re behind the wheel of the 2018 Subaru WRX.

2018 Acura TLX V6 A-Spec First Drive: Millennial-minded

Acura is three decades old, and with the 2018 TLX it’s looking for like-minded Millennials. Latest in the automaker’s line-up to bear the redesigned corporate