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2020 Toyota 86 TRD Handling Package First Drive: Almost Perfect

If there’s one thing people criticize the Toyota 86 for, it’s power. Or, lack thereof. In nearly a decade (counting the Scion FR-S), this sports

2020 Toyota Camry TRD First Drive: Undercover Fun

A lot has changed since the first Toyota Camry showed up in 1982. Today, this mid-sizer is no longer the bland butt of jokes. Rather,

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo First Drive: Ferrari As It Used To Be

The Ferrari F8 Tributo, as its name suggests, is a tribute to its award-winning 3.9-liter eight-cylinder engine. But it’s more than just a pseudonym. With

2020 BMW 330e first drive review: A plug-in 3 Series without compromise

Meet the BMW 330e. This plug-in hybrid has all the advantages of a combustion-engined BMW sedan, along with the benefits of electric power in a

2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive review: Almost Super Trouper

Volvo’s second-generation XC60 has earned its bones as one of the industry’s most well-rounded compact luxury SUVs since coming on the scene for the 2018

2020 Subaru Legacy First Drive: Unassuming Improvement

Subaru is a brand best known for off-road-ready crossovers and tasty performance sedans. But buried in this popular lineup is a humble four-door sedan, the

2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered First Drive: Electric Everyman

It’s easy to get confused by the badging on the 2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered. Once a separate tuning firm for Volvo, Polestar then got

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Diesel First Drive: Off-Road Rich

The rumors of the diesel engine’s demise are greatly exaggerated. Case in point: the half-ton truck market, where every America brand now offers the option

2020 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered First Drive: Swede Emotion

For all the love that the current crop of Volvos get, nobody’s calling them the most exciting vehicles in their respective classes. The XC60 compact

2020 Volvo XC90 First Drive: T8 hybrid, T6, and smug Swedes

It’s been five years since the second-generation Volvo XC90 began the wholesale reboot of the automaker’s range, and it’s fair to say that the 2020

2020 Lincoln Aviator First Drive: Grand Touring hybrid is unapologetic 3-row SUV

Lincoln is taking luxury SUVs seriously, and the 2020 Aviator is fine evidence of that. Bringing another three-row option to the automaker’s range, it may

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel First Drive: Best Gets Better

Once upon a time, trucks needed to do two things well: tow and haul. These days, towing and hauling fall somewhere toward the bottom of

2020 Lincoln Aviator First Drive: Sitting In First Class

There was a time when Cadillac looked like it might actually challenge the world’s luxury automakers with a distinctly American take on luxury. But while

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid First Drive: Electrification Intensification

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid follows a simple recipe: take one part Cayenne Turbo, another part Cayenne E-Hybrid, and stir. The resulting dish

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Prototype first drive: Changes are only skin deep

Whatever the name night suggest, you can think of the new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport as a five-seat alternative to the Atlas. Conceived primarily for

2019 Audi Q3 USA-spec first drive: Loyalty pledge

Audi’s strategy with the 2019 Q3 SUV may be simple, but it’s playing the long game. Give owners a taste of that sweet four-rings goodness,

BFP Ford F-150 Retro First Drive: What’s Old Is New

The late 1970s saw the Ford F-Series go through significant change. In 1975, Ford shuffled its truck nomenclature around, introducing the F-150 to better align

2020 Mini JCW Clubman first drive review: A fast alternative for the crossover-averse

What on earth is the Mini John Cooper Works Clubman? To some, it’s an elongated Mini that offers more cargo space than the standard hatchback,

2020 Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder First Drive: Open-Air Theater

I can’t help but grin as I listen to the distinctive howl of half a dozen naturally aspirated V10s echoing off the surrounding hills. Ortega

2019 BMW 318d FIRST DRIVE review

With a lower-powered version of the 2.0-litre diesel engine used in the 320d, the BMW 318d promises low running costs combined with decent pace… Priced

2019 Honda NSX review : Australian first drive

Three years on, the NSX has had some minor updates, but has it kept up with the supercar world? It has been almost three years

2020 Cadillac XT6 First Drive: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

Cadillac was one of the earliest luxury automakers to enter the three-row, mid-size crossover segment with its 2004 SRX. However, the American luxury brand abandoned

2020 Subaru Outback First Drive: The Definition Of Family Friendly

The early success of the Subaru Outback as a family vehicle is incomprehensible. Arriving at a time when minivan love was at its strongest and

2020 Toyota 4Runner first drive review: Same as it ever was — mostly

I’d like to know what kind of eye cream the 4Runner is using, because after all these years, Toyota’s ol’ gal still looks fantastic. For

2019 VW Atlas Cross Sport Prototype First Drive: Coupe Du Jour

Death Valley in July borders on unbearable, with the temperature read-out on our vehicle’s digital instrument cluster relaying a heat-stroke inducing 108 degrees Fahrenheit (but

2020 Kia Seltos first drive review : International

Kia was late to the small SUV party in Australia, but the Seltos has been painstakingly prepared to make up lost time. It has the

2020 BMW M235i and 228i Gran Coupe Prototype First Drive

The 2020 BMW 2-Series is a sprightly little compact coupe. Available with either a powerful turbocharged four-cylinder or inline-six motor driving the front wheels, the

2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe prototype first drive review

My first encounter with the 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe felt like meeting The Mask. Instead of admiring it under the bright lights at

2020 Toyota Tacoma First Drive: Taco Tuesday

In the past year, the mid-size truck segment welcomed an insanely capable Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, a reborn Ford Ranger, and the all-new Jeep Gladiator.

2020 Nio ES6 review : International first drive

China’s answer to Tesla is already selling cars in significant numbers. CarAdvice is among the first to experience the all-new ES6 EV ahead of overseas