The 2016 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron Is A Fun Hybrid Oddball, But Who's Going To Buy One?

Here’s a neat little recipe for a car. Take one part premium badge, one part economy car, make it not only a hybrid but a plug-in hybrid with 14 miles of all-electric range, move it with a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and make sure it tops out at almost $50,000, before tax credits. Never asked for that sandwich?… »11/10/15 12:06pm11/10/15 12:06pm


I Drove A Lexus RC 350 1,000 Miles Just To Find The Best Buffalo Wings Anywhere

A few months ago I traveled from New York City to Buffalo on a quest for the best chicken wings anywhere. I took a 2015 Lexus RC 350 AWD to get there because I needed something that could gobble up the miles without any drama while being comfortable. The thing is, I didn’t need to go that far. Here’s why.
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The Lexus LFA Is The Most Misunderstood Modern Supercar

In the briefest of moments, while while firing off a gear change at 9000 RPM with the banshee-like V10 wailing in my ears, I caught a glimpse of that L-shaped Lexus logo on the steering wheel. And as I gripped the wheel to wrest the car through the winding road, I wondered if I had somehow woken up in a parallel… »9/14/15 12:00pm9/14/15 12:00pm

Forza 6 Is A Racing Game You'll Probably Want To Keep Playing

With less than a lap to go I can see the tail of the brilliant red Ferrari at the end of the Mulsanne Straight from the windshield of my GT40 MK II. Moments later the Ferrari scuffs the brake zone at Arnage and I pass him. I’ve just achieved a great moment in motorsports history, courtesy of Forza 6. I also feel like… »9/08/15 9:55am9/08/15 9:55am

The 2016 Smart ForTwo Isn't Allowed To Be As Fun As It Could Be

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m really not the most objective person to be writing about the new 2016 Smart ForTwo. That’s not because of any loyalty to the company, but rather an innate fondness of the type of car: a rear-engined, small economy car. Decades ago, these were once everywhere, and now, in the U.S. at… »8/28/15 4:45pm8/28/15 4:45pm

F1 2015 Is A Solid Racing Sim That Atones For Last Year's Mistakes

If you are like me and commit to the annual ritual of playing Codemasters’ yearly F1 games, then last year you were more than likely disappointed. After the amazing 2012 and 2013 entries, F1 2014 felt like a skin on an aging engine with dumb AI, ugly visuals, and no model for how the new V6 turbo hybrid cars worked. »8/06/15 10:01am8/06/15 10:01am

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 4:00pm7/27/15 4:00pm