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2020 Nissan Titan XD First Drive Review: Still Fighting

The 2020 Nissan Titan XD faces a serious uphill battle. Though, it didn’t feel like it based on our recent jaunt through the bottomlands of

2020 Mini Cooper SE First Drive Review: Flawed But Functional

There are three primary barriers to mass EV adoption: price, range, and infrastructure. That’s a gross oversimplification, but from a consumer-facing perspective, it’s accurate. …

2020 Ford F-250 Tremor First Drive Review: Do More

The pickup truck market is all about more. Tow more. Haul more. Look more. Be more. With trucks, “more” ceases to be a mere adjective

2020 Audi S7 First Drive Review: Emotional Appeal

There’s a happy medium between performance and practicality – at least that’s what the Audi S line of vehicles tries to achieve. A bit spicier

2020 Mercedes GLB-Class First Drive: A Compact Crossover With Big Aspirations

While we assembled journalists were traversing mountain highways and enjoying the state’s majestic and varied topography on the way to Sedona during the first drive

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster First Drive: Era-defining

Speed and noise. Far be it from me to tell you the reasons you should be opening your wallet or purse to extract $573,966 but,

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB First Drive Review: 3-row SUV is compact not compromised

Even before the arrival of Mercedes-Benz’s all-new compact 2020 GLB SUV, the German automaker has a full eight sport utility vehicles for the US market.

2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster First Drive Review: Roofless Record Breaker

The “Super Veloce Jota” iteration of the 2020 Lamborghini Aventador is the most track-focused variant to date. Back in 2018, the Aventador SVJ stole the

2020 BMW X6 First Drive Review: Nobody tell this SUV it’s not a sports car

The 2020 BMW X6 excels in the very niche it created more than ten years ago. Back then, the first-gen X6 was polarizing, to say

2020 Genesis G90 First Drive Review: Daring to be Different

Pulling up to the curb at the airport, the 2020 Genesis G90 looks like CGI dropped into real life. Little prepares you for quite how

2020 VW Passat First Drive: Affordable compromise

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat is a value play for a shrinking segment, and when you’re designing a new car that’s probably not the criteria you

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA first drive review: Bite size luxury

As the first of Mercedes’ line of compact cars to reach the United States, the first-generation CLA lowered the bar of entry to this vaunted

2020 Nissan Sentra First Drive: New Recipe, Same Flavor

Even with Nissan’s recent financial struggles, the company still sells more cars in the U.S. than most automakers. The Rogue, Altima, and Sentra all cracked

2020 Audi RS Q8 First Drive Review: An SUV that surprises

The 2020 Audi RS Q8 is the new flagship in the German carmaker’s growing portfolio, and only the second Q-model to receive the RS badge.

McLaren Senna GTR First Drive: Off The Leash

Sat next to its sibling, the McLaren Senna GTR is obviously an entirely different beast. Wider and lower, it looks more aggressive than the Senna

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 First Drive: Box Life

What’s in the box? Well, if the proverbial box is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, then the answer is seating for up to seven. That’s

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S First Drive: Canyon Carver, Winter Warrior

We drove the Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S models in Europe and walked away thoroughly impressed. The brand’s first electric vehicle is a serious

2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic First Drive: SVR Lite

Jaguar Land Rover’s director of its Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) sub-brand, Jamal Hameedi, describes his outfit as an amplifier for the company’s products. If the

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 First Drive: Spiritful Successor

With respect to all the great V8-powered models of Mercedes-AMG’s last generation, the best example of the brand in the last several years has been

2020 Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder First Drive Review: A GT with supercar DNA

Lamborghini is on a roll. The Italian supercar maker known for creating beautiful poster cars is hitting new sales records, notably from selling mind-bending supercars

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 First Drive: Fantastic Formula

Formulas are helpful things. For example, we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that combining two hydrogen molecules with one oxygen molecules makes water.

Hyundai RM19 Prototype First Drive: Building Block

Question: why don’t more hatchbacks have their engines in the middle? The simple answer is that the engineering required to do so is expensive and

2020 Audi RS6 Avant First Drive Review: A wagon welcome in America

Station wagons aren’t meant to be cool these days, but nobody passed Audi Sport the memo. Then again, the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is about

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Drive Review: A New Inner Beauty

The launch of 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio was accompanied by the tagline “Beauty Driven by Technology,” which, up until now, was only partially true. The

2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge First Drive Review: Dark Horse

Given Rolls-Royce’s 115-year history, you’d think the company would be almost immune to change. And yes, in a lot of ways the brand’s long tenure

2020 Audi S8 review: International first drive

Revealed earlier this year, Audi’s heroic new 2020 S8 limousine has now entered the arena. The engineering brief for the new 2020 Audi S8 is

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EcoDiesel First Drive: Jeep Ain’t Cheap

Scraping is to off-roading as rubbing is to racing. At least that’s what I tell myself as the underside of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2020 Honda Civic Si First Drive: Honda Performance For The People

Honda’s gateway drug. The Honda Civic Type R is the unabashed poster child of the Honda lineup, thanks to its unmistakable looks, lovable power, and fantastic front

2020 Audi R8 V10 Performance Coupe and Spyder First Drive Review- A fast goodbye

I’ve always been a huge fan of the Audi R8, particularly the V10 model. Sure, I too mourned the demise of the V8 in the

2020 Polestar 1 First Drive – Plug-in hybrid coupe previews a fast future

The Polestar 1 behind me fills the rear view mirror, low and broad, a shark among minnows on the highway. There’s something about the proportions