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

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

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

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

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 10:26am7/21/15 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 12:10pm7/08/15 12:10pm

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 1:20pm6/10/15 1:20pm