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2019 BMW X7 First Drive: Unexpected agility in a 7-seat luxury SUV

The first ever 2019 BMW X7 is, without a doubt, built to satisfy the cravings of modern car buyers. We all know that SUVs –

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet first drive review: The uber-roadster

The Cabriolet makes up 30 percent of all 911 sales in the US, so you had to know that Porsche wouldn’t keep us waiting long

2020 McLaren 720S Spider first drive review: World-class performance with a view

Arizona State Route 87 is filled with stunning views of mountains and rolling desert terrain. The blue skies, sunshine and 65-degree temperature are a welcome

2020 Toyota Corolla first drive review: A better value in the compact sedan space

The Baader-Meinhof effect, also called the frequency illusion, says that when you focus on something, suddenly you’ll notice it all around you. It happens to

2020 Kia Soul first drive review: The best little box, made better

After two successful generations, the plucky Kia Soul has outlasted all of its original competitors, from the Scion xB to the Honda Element, Nissan’s Cube

2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible first drive review: 207-mph toupee shredder

If any ultraluxury car qualifies as “ubiquitous,” it’s Bentley’s Continental GT. Between its Coupe, Convertible and Flying Spur sedan body styles, this family of grand

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus first drive review: Expanding the EV’s appeal

With its usable real-world range, huge smattering of safety tech and relatively affordable starting price, the Nissan Leaf is a solid option for an affordable

2019 BMW X2 M35i first drive review: High-riding hot hatch

In its standard form, the BMW X2 is kind of a hard sell. Less spacious and more expensive than the X1 on which its based,

2020 McLaren 600LT Spider First Drive: Speed with a Soundtrack

If you thought slicing the roof off might leave the 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider softer, less extreme, or – dare I say it – even

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country First Drive – The Wagon Agenda

It was while going sideways on a frozen lake in the 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country that I began to seriously question the wisdom of

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive

“This is where you’ll start your drive,” said the shuttle driver who picked me up from the airport. He pointed to a frozen bay across

2019 Audi A6 and A7 First Drive: A Preview of the Future

It all started with the beautiful Audi Prologue concept unveiled by Audi at the 2014 LA Auto Show. The Prologue heralded the future of Audi

2019 Honda Passport First Drive: 5-seat SUV with off-road style

Few cars fill their niche quite so completely as the 2019 Honda Passport. Riding high on record US passenger car sales, Honda’s attention has turned

2019 Mazda 3 first drive review

Since 2003, Mazda has sold more than six million examples of the Mazda3. As one of the core models in the company’s lineup, comprising roughly

The 2019 Audi R8 Is a 600-HP Wallflower among Supercars – First Drive Review

Minor tweaks don’t much elevate its profile. It might seem churlish to start a review of a car as talented as the Audi R8 with

2018 Toyota Century first drive review: Timeless icon renewed

Toyota’s most expensive car is also among its best-kept secrets. If you’re familiar with the Toyota Century at all, you’ve probably heard it referred to as

2019 Acura NSX First Drive: Soul Upgrade

If exclusivity is your lodestar when you’re buying a supercar, then on a dollar basis the 2019 Acura NSX should probably be your first port

2019 Mazda CX-5 First Drive Review

If there’s one thing you can say about Mazda, it’s that this company isn’t afraid to take a big risk. Back in 1989, the conventional

2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e first drive review: Efficient stability

People are quick to make fun of the Toyota Prius, and I understand why: It looks kind of weird, and its earliest adopters were maybe a

2019 Audi A8L First Drive: Luxury as a place of sanctuary

When’s the last time you got into any vehicle, as driver or passenger, and felt like you’d just entered a sanctuary of sorts? Sitting cross-legged

2019 Porsche Cayenne first drive review: A stronger foundation

While it’s easy to be tempted by the company’s fastest offerings, the truth is, Porsche instills gobs of brilliance into even its most-basic models. That’s especially true

2019 Nissan Maxima first drive review: More tech, same ride

Nissan has used the phrase “four-door sports car” to describe its Maxima sedan for years. And while this refreshed 2019 model gets a number of changes that make

2020 Hyundai Palisade first drive review: Crocodile eyes, family-friendly heart

A few years ago, Hyundai finally launched Genesis as a standalone luxury brand. Today, it has a range of very solid new models, but so far, almost nobody’s buying.

Audi e-tron GT Concept First Drive: Welcome to the future

When you get the opportunity to drive a concept car, and to be ahead of a superhero like Tony Stark, you don’t say no. No,

2019 Lamborghini Urus First Drive: The Supercar SUV

The 2019 Lamborghini Urus is, depending on your frame of reference, the natural evolution of an enthusiast’s performance car brand or a monstrous betrayal by

2019 Nissan Murano First Drive Review: Styling Tweaks and Fresh Tech for a Comfy Cruiser

A stalwart mid-size crossover girds for battle against a wave of fresh competitors. When the Nissan Murano first went on sale as a 2003 model,

2019 BMW 330i and 2020 M340i First Drive

15,543,000. That’s the number of 3 Series that BMW has produced over the past four decades – and now seven generations – of the iconic

2019 Audi e-tron SUV First Drive Review

When I got the chance to test drive the new Audi e-tron in the deserts of Namibia, it was clear Audi hadn’t developed an electric SUV

2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison first drive review: An off-road animal

When I hear the word “bison,” two things come to mind. Naturally, there’s the big, beefy animal. But there’s also M. Bison, the final boss

2019 VW Beetle Final Edition first drive review

As they say, all good things must come to an end, and such is the case with the VolkswagenBeetle. Yes, after the 2019 model year, the