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2022 Nissan Pathfinder First Drive Review: No Longer Shiftless

Nissan is on a mad tear lately, replacing its dated lineup with significantly improved products right and left. The latest recipient of the so-called Nissan

BMW i4 Prototype First Drive Review: Model 3’s Main Competition

Think really far back, and then a little further. You probably won’t find many classic BMW sedans that people hated for the way they drove.

2022 Ferrari Portofino M First Drive Review: Key To Happiness

The Florida Keys is like the Portofino, Italy, of the South. Ok, maybe that’s being a bit too generous, but at least you still get

Aston Martin Victor First Drive Review: The First, The Last, The Only

There are no others. Even against the V12 Speedster (one of 88), the One-77 (limited to just 77 units), or the track-only Vulcan (of which

2021 Jaguar XF First Drive: It’s what’s inside that counts

Sometimes the answer to a problem is right in front of you, and in the case of the 2021 Jaguar XF sports sedan I mean

2021 Ferrari Portofino M first drive review

When you’re a brand like Ferrari, every change has a certain significance to it. In the case of the 2021 Ferrari Portofino M, even the

2021 Land Rover Defender 90 First Drive Review

There are very few good reasons to buy the 2021 Land Rover Defender 90 over its four-door counterpart, the Defender 110. It’s cheaper and the

2021 Acura TLX Type S First Drive Review

Acura retired its Type S nameplate in the US in 2008 with the departure of the TL. But with a reinvigorated lineup and a snazzy

2021 Land Rover Defender 90 First Drive: Practical Lust

Some cars encourage you to flirt with the ridiculous. On the one hand, you could argue I’m the perfect audience for the 2021 Land Rover

2021 Acura TLX Type S First Drive: A long-awaited return to form

The 2021 Acura TLX Type S is a return to form for Honda’s premium brand. Long renowned for offering spirited performance alongside the Integra Type

2022 Genesis G70 First Drive Review: Rules Of Engagement

When it arrived in the US, the 2019 Genesis G70 was the first sign of genuine effort from the relatively new Korean luxury brand, and

2021 Maserati MC20 First Drive Review: Passion Project

“Pride” is an annoying buzzword in the auto industry. Automakers routinely talk about how proud they are of X or how Y is so great

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness First Drive Review: Tougher By Nature

For the 26 years or so that the Subaru Outback has been on sale in the US, it’s been the choice for suburbanites who need

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe first drive review

The new Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid is the brand’s biggest step yet into the realm of electrified driving, offering up to 21 miles of

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 First Drive Review: Resetting The Benchmark

In an era when many performance cars have adopted forced induction, electrification, or some combination of the two in the interest of headline-grabbing statistics, the

2022 Hyundai Tucson First Drive Review: The Edge Of Glory

I love a surprise in almost any form, be it a birthday party, an onion ring in a basket of fries, or a jump scare

2022 Kia Carnival first drive review: A luxurious minivan with SUV style

Spacious and flexible, approachable and safe — the minivan is a marvel of suburban utility. The problem is that most people don’t actually want to

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 First Drive Review: Middle Child Syndrome

When Ford realized what a sales juggernaut the Mustang was in the mid-1960s, the it quickly set to work developing performance-oriented variants of the pony

2021 Bentley Flying Spur V8 First Drive Review: Smaller Engine, Bigger Character

Chasing a sports car through the canyons in a 5,000-pound sedan is a fool’s errand. You want me to do what with who? But any

2022 Infiniti QX55 First Drive Review: That Age-Old Decision

In the 1995 film To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar, three drag queens embark on a cross-country trip, but not before visiting a

2021 BMW M3 Competition First Drive Review: Power, But At A Cost

Let’s get this out of the way: Yes, the 2021 BMW M3 Competition is a whole lot of face. The two huge vertical kidneys take

2021 Honda Ridgeline Sport First Drive Review: Now With Flavor

Honda gets dunked on for the Ridgeline’s styling frequently, but it’s not hard to see why. The first-generation truck had bizarre flying buttresses that offered

2022 Audi E-Tron GT Quattro First Drive Review: Amuse-Bouche

At the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show (a time when we could all still gather around a car and discuss it clearly without masks), Audi

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV First Drive Review – An affordable electric makeover

The Chevrolet Bolt EV has long been the electric car that automotive writers will tell you to buy when you ask them for advice, even

2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo first drive review: Hostile torque-over

Torque is important. Horsepower may be what sells cars, but this enigmatic twisting force is what you actually feel. Drop the hammer when taking off

2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo First Drive Review: Lust And Luxury

“Maserati” is one of my favorite automotive words. It trips off the tongue so gracefully that it’s like a little verbal vacation, transporting both speaker

2021 Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante Trofeo First Drive: Soul Siblings

The Maserati brand is amid a reinvention. After giving us a taste of the Levante Trofeo in 2019, the trident brand is now offering Trofeo

2022 Acura MDX First Drive – Three-row SUV knows who to convince

If the 2022 Acura MDX is a revolution in three-row SUVs, it could be because it doesn’t treat the driver as an afterthought. Sharper styling,

ElectraMeccanica Solo EV First Drive – Electric three-wheeler is oddly appealing

As quirky as it may seem, ElectraMeccanica’s Solo single-seat electric vehicle actually makes a ton of sense in the real world. According to the U.S.

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 First Drive – Crossover EV has Swedish star potential

It’s unfair to say that Volvo took the easy route in developing the 2021 XC40 Recharge, the all-electric version of its popular subcompact SUV. Sure,