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2020 Cadillac CT4-V First Drive – Balanced on the Edge

With the arrival of the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V, membership in the automaker’s “V” club has never been more attainable. Promising to take the new entry-luxury

2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS First Drive – The Sports Star

Porsche’s love for acronyms runs deep, even by auto industry standards, but arguably its three most important letters can be found on the back of

2020 Skoda Karoq review: 110TSI and 140TSI SportLine

Australian first drive The 2020 update for the Skoda Karoq brings a new engine, new transmission, and a new variant. Is it still a ‘clever’

2020 Lotus Evora GT First Drive: More Cars Like This, Please

The round, solid-aluminum shift knob adopts the temperature of the air around it, and on that bright, frigid Michigan morning, the air was cold. My

2020 Honda Civic Type R First Drive Review: Second Helping

I’m not sure what it is about this coronavirus situation, but it’s made me appreciate good food more. Call it a coping mechanism for the

2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 First Drive Review: Great Promise

Allow us to answer the biggest question about the 2021 Toyota Supra and its four-cylinder engine right off the bat: Should you buy this over

2020 BMW 4 Series Prototype First Drive Review: Signs Of Life

Editor’s Note: Motor1.com Germany recently tested a pre-production prototype of the upcoming BMW 4-Series. You can find the original post, in German, here. If you’re a BMW test driver working

2020 ABT Sportline Audi RS6-R First Drive: Six-Figure Stunner

This sinister-looking monster is the new ABT Audi RS6-R Avant, probably the ultimate upgrade of the new Audi RS 6 Avant with a hair-raising 730

2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty first drive review

The Ford Super Duty line of F-Series pickups is, in many ways, similar to the familiar light-duty F-150. However, in other critical ways, they’re completely

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid first drive review: Chase the sun

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is a near-perfect midsize sedan. It has excellent road manners and tech features you won’t find in any other car in

2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback First Drive Review: Slimmer, But Heavy

Philosophers from Plato to Kant have pondered what makes a thing beautiful. It was Cicero who said “There are two kinds of beauty: in one

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe First Drive Review: Quarantuned

Forced induction swept the Porsche 911 lineup with the advent of the 991.2 generation just four years ago, making all 911s turbocharged, save for a

2020 Land Rover Defender first drive review: The real deal

I never really understood the charm of the Land Rover Defender until I drove a 2007 model to a fifth-place finish in the Rallye Aïcha

First Drive: 2021 VW T-Roc Cabriolet Is Another Try at the Convertible SUV

Designed for the European market, VW’s compact convertible SUV works better than its unusual body style suggests. Up to now, all attempts at making an

First Drive: 2020 Land Rover Defender Is Ruggedness Evolved

Land Rover’s off-road legend returns as a refined and practical—but still tough—SUV. Trailed by a mile-long wake of dust, the Land Rover Defender cuts an

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S and GLS 63 First Drive: The sports car grew up

The sports car had a good run, but its days are numbered. Time and trends are callous in their disregard for nostalgia: drivers are voting

Tested: Mercedes EQS concept car – Australian first drive

This might just be the world’s shortest but most fascinating road test. We’re behind the wheel of the Mercedes EQS concept car, a vehicle that

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid First Drive: Strategically Green

You’d be forgiven for not realizing the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid was, well, a hybrid, and that’s by design. Side by side with the gas-only

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Snow Plow First Drive: Celebrating Winter’s Unsung Heroes

Anyone who experiences winter weather on a regular basis knows the following situation well: news feeds warn of an incoming winter storm. You settle in

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport First Drive Review: Trimming Down To Two Rows

Shipping out to dealerships now is the new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, to which I know you’re thinking, “Yay! Another crossover!” Competing in a

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 First Drive Review: The Heavyweight Champ

The time may come when not every Mercedes-Benz gets an AMG variant, but now, in 2020, that’s far from the case. AMG could be its

2020 AEV Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison First Drive Review: Going Further

Not so long ago, enthusiasts had virtually no choice but to turn to parts catalogs if they wanted a truck with serious off-road capability. But

2020 Cadillac CT5 and CT5-V first drive: Context matters

You could call it folly, launching a new luxury sedan at a time when SUVs are swallowing sales, but Cadillac would argue the 2020 CT5

2020 Chevrolet Corvette First Drive Review: Mixed Emotions

What’s so great about having an engine in the middle, anyway? The front-engined Chevrolet Corvette has been successful for 65 years, after all. But where

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray first drive review: Born to dance

With a history stretching back to the 1950s, the Chevrolet Corvette is all about tradition. Yet with the latest, eighth-generation Corvette, Chevy is breaking with

2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe First Drive Review: Too Niche?

Awkwardly filling the gap between the 2 Series coupe and 3 Series sedan. BMW could teach a master class in segment building. The X6 is a prime example;

2020 Porsche 718 GTS 4.0 First Drive Review: Who Needs Turbocharging?

Coupe or convertible, Porsche’s latest GTS is unquestionably capable. In an era where sports cars are increasingly under threat from stricter emissions and fuel economy

2020 Toyota Camry AWD First Drive Review: Cold Case

Automakers do a great job of telling us what we need. The worst example is that we “need” all-wheel drive. All of us. The truth

2021 Kia Seltos First Drive Review: Telluride In Training

It’s no secret that the Kia Telluride is a smash hit. The award-winning three-row still sells ferociously, even more than a year after its launch.

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