Though Subaru’s sales game has been unstoppable in recent years, even as it keeps making fun and good things for us to drive, there’s one lucrative segment it has yet to conquer—the big three-row crossover one. The 2019 Subaru Ascent aims to change that, and unlike the black sheep Tribeca it actually looks and feels…
The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T is like a Ghost of Good Cars Past. Except it’s real, and here to restore your faith in the current state of cars. This is the new lightweight 911 and it’s easy to enjoy but difficult to master. It’s a little too intense for casual use and pretty much the perfect modern Porsche.
It used to be with The Cars, you got in, turned the key, and drove, stopping for gas on occasion. You had one driving mode, and life was simple. The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is different. You have six driving modes, and life can be very complicated.
The new-for-2019 Volkswagen Jetta is good example of a car type that’s unfairly falling out of favor: the practical, everyday, compact non-crossover four-door sedan. Also, it’s one of the few cars like this you can still get with a manual, and that feels good.
There are some who are into cars for the wrenchin’. The idea of spending time, money and sanity resuscitating an old Willys Jeep speaks to them. But some of us just want to drive a working vehicle. If you want classic CJ looks without having to keep an old Jeep alive, the Mahindra Roxor was made for you.
I was about to call this $98,000 2018 BMW M550i with Dinan’s Stage 1 tune a “sleeper”, but the quartet of fatty exhaust pipes and 20-inch Forgeline wheels will definitely wake you up. It’s a lot more low key than an M5, though, and on the highway it’s pretty much a low-flying private jet.
I’m not ready to call the 2019 Ram 1500 the best half-ton pickup truck, but I think it’s my new favorite. Even after the novelty of the 12-inch touchscreen wears off, the cab is so comfortable and well organized that I felt like I could live in it. Or, at least, truck off on a 1,000-mile adventure in it.
The world ahead of me is nothing but red dirt and blue sky, bisected by a single snake of pavement. The population of this place is one 2018 Audi RS5, finally coming off the leash after agonizing in city traffic. And with 444 horsepower, you better believe it comes correct.
The 2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 has a long name and a smaller battery than almost any other plug-in hybrid in existence. But even though it’s a small step toward electric driving, it’s got a lot of personality for a car you connect to a wall socket.
For the longest time, a small SUV has been a fashion statement. “You’re not worthless,” they shouted. “You’ve amounted to something.” “Your parents aren’t ashamed of you.” That’s because you moved to the suburbs, got a house, and the small SUV. The 2018 Volvo XC40 seems to be the first one made for the rest of your…
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is easily the most important vehicle to come out this year. (It’s debatable whether the Tesla Model 3 is really “out” yet.) An American icon is being replaced, and fans have been nervous. Is the new Wrangler still a serious off-roader worth worshipping, or has it been watered down like almost…
Ask any random person to name an electric car, chances are really good they’ll say the name “Tesla.” Tell them to point to the first electric car they happen to see while out in the world, and it’s much more likely their finger will be targeted at a Nissan Leaf. That’s because despite Tesla capturing the mind and…
You won’t be shocked to learn that the 2018 BMW M5 is fast, comfortable and expensive. But the big M sedan’s switch to all-wheel drive has raised some eyebrows. Rest assured, BMW’s done it well. And they’ve done it much differently than you might expect.
The new 2018 Ford Mustang is the first big update for the model that launched three years ago, and it brings with it a big jump in power, a new automatic transmission, and some minor changes to the exterior like the headlights, which people that post in car forums have said remind them of a turtle. (Or did I say that…
The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 can be had with a 503 horsepower V8 or a 600 HP V12. We’ve driven both cars back to back, and even if you’re not comparison-shopping super GT cars the tangible differences between the two were actually pretty interesting.
The Porsche Cayenne is my favorite automotive troll. Porsche fans were horrified at the idea of a Porsche SUV only to discover that the Cayenne is ridiculously capable off-road, on-road, on-track, and even when towing. The all-new 2019 Porsche Cayenne is faster and more powerful than ever, and if you’re still mad…
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is more about style than speed. And while it can go off-road, it doesn’t really love to. But make no mistake—this is a brave car that manages to stand out in today’s bland, busy and boring flock of medium-sized crossovers.
Now that the Tesla Model 3 is finally here in production form with the earliest deliveries going out last night, it’s time for the wave of driving impressions. Here’s what people are saying about how the Model 3 looks, feels and performs in the real world.
For old school off-road adventure purists, it’s a little sad to watch truck-based SUVs melt away in this era of high-riding hatchbacks we call “crossovers.” But if the main goal is getting out there, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is basically a better SUV than your dad’s straight-axle box-frame big rig ever was.
The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is an attractive, spacious crossover, compact in name only, with a wide range of options and, thankfully, at least one fun color choice. That’s pretty much where the car’s personality ends, but I still found a lot to like about this thing.