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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

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