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Acura RDX vs. Mitsubishi Outlander: Is It Worth Spending An Extra $15K?

I’ve been wanting to do some really lopsided comparison tests — something along the lines of a Lamborghini Aventador vs. a Mitsubishi Mirage. I didn’t quite get that, but I did manage something marginally more useful: what does an extra $15,000 get you between two family-hauling crossovers? » 7/27/15 4:00pm Monday 4:00pm

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson: It May Be Boring, But It's Damn Good

Without a doubt, the small crossover segment is the most boring one in all of auto-dom. But small crossovers happen to be a huge part of today’s car market. They’re cash cows, and Hyundai wants in on the party. Their freshest offering, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, may just be the new benchmark in the segment. » 7/21/15 10:26am 7/21/15 10:26am

Why The 2015 Ford Mustang GT Is Impossible Not To Like

Surely you’ve done this countless times. You’ve been out driving, absent-mindedly checking out the other cars on the road, when you come across a 2015 Ford Mustang. They’re everywhere these days. And when you see one, your eyes immediately drift down to the front fender in search of the two numbers and a decimal point… » 7/08/15 12:10pm 7/08/15 12:10pm

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Is Good At Everything And Has Fun Doing It

In this incredible era of near-perfect, record-shattering, computer-aided performance, one traditional quality is increasingly in short supply: personality. Character, some might call it. Technical prowess has a way of ironing out the things that make cars truly memorable beyond just their speed and handling. This is… » 6/22/15 2:50pm 6/22/15 2:50pm

Porsche Cayman GTS: A Greatest Hits Album Of Performance Excellence

It takes a long time to get comfortable in most cars. You have to find the right seating position, the right wheel position, the best spot for the mirrors, and then, if you want to drive it fast, you need to work up to the limits. Slowly. But then there’s the Porsche Cayman GTS, which is your lucky sock in car form. » 6/10/15 1:20pm 6/10/15 1:20pm

The 2016 Mazda Miata Will Save The Sports Car

“We don’t give a shit about times on a test track.” That’s what Mazda’s engineering guru Dave Coleman told me. And that’s not only what makes the 2016 Mazda Miata an amazing car, but also a great Miata. The definitive lightweight sports car is back and it’s bringing a renaissance along with it. » 6/01/15 10:00am 6/01/15 10:00am

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Is A Great Cruiser But Barely A Fuel Miser 

Lots of things about cars get me excited to wake up and spend another day on this slowly rotating rock. Outbraking somebody into a corner, for example. Loud, raucous motors revving to 7,000 RPM and beyond. Screeching, wailing tires pulling 1.3 Gs as they bend the laws of physics around a punishingly fast sweeper.… » 5/26/15 3:30pm 5/26/15 3:30pm

The Chevrolet Camaro Is About To Have A Stingray Moment

My drive of a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro prototype was all-too brief because I crashed it into a wall (oops!) and got kicked out of the event, but I think I can tell you a little bit. But first, let us pause for reflection. After all, it’s not every day a new Camaro comes out. The nameplate’s nearly 50 years old and this… » 5/18/15 3:00pm 5/18/15 3:00pm

The Alfa Romeo 4C Shames Every Other Sports Car On The Market

“We’ve come too far to give up who we are.” Most of the time I was driving the Alfa Romeo 4C, I was listening to Daft Punk’s 2013 release Random Access Memories. For Alfa Romeo’s return to the United States with a glorious new sports car that is better than everyone thought it would be, this seemed an appropriate… » 5/05/15 1:42pm 5/05/15 1:42pm