The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Final Edition Says Goodbye With Its Middle Finger In The Air

The Lancer Evo X Final Edition is old news down to everything, save for the silly badges that Mitsubishi used to try and differentiate it from a normal Evo X. Spoiler alert: it’s really not that different at all. As a hater of pointless badging, this really doesn’t help anyone’s case for me, but I can respect it…

The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Convertible Is Just A Beetle In A Costume, But It's Fun Anyway

The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune convertible deceptively named for two reasons: first, while “Dune” in the context of a Beetle is an obvious reference to dune buggies, this modern Beetle really isn’t any more off-road capable than a normal one. Second, it seems to have almost nothing to do with Frank Herbert’s iconic…

This 2017 Honda Ridgeline Towed A Classic Mustang Over The Appalachian Mountains Like A Champ

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is very different from your typical mid-size pickup, making many wonder if the Pilot With A Truck Bed is “a real truck.” Well, I just loaded the Honda to near its max trailer rating and drove over the Appalachians with a classic Ford Mustang in tow. The Ridgeline kicked ass. That “real truck”…

The Lotus Evora 400 Is The Best Track Car I Have Ever Driven

There’s no five-star resort. There’s no gluten-free, farm-to-table luncheon. No thumping video presentation. At this press launch, there’s just a man, a creaky, folding metal chair, and a garage completely devoid of air conditioning on a day where the temperature threatened triple digits. Oh, and there’s also the best…

The 2017 Infiniti QX30 Nails The Stereotypical Millennial Checklist

The new 2017 Infiniti QX30 is too straightforward for its complex situation. It’s an Infiniti and a Mercedes, a hatchback and a crossover. There are three different options with only a few inches of ride height between them. It’s aimed at a younger buyer who wants luxury things at affordable prices, and has considered…

The 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible Is A Huge Dose Of Fun With The Price Tag To Match

Let’s be honest: Mini probably isn’t aiming the 2016 Cooper S Convertible at the super-tall, Nürburgring-based professional touring car driver demographic. I tested this car because BMW, Mini’s parent company, combined the launch of this car with the M2 and made us drive it first. That’s how I found myself in Southern…

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300: Mercedes Made An E-Class Better Than An S-Class

The top-rung Mercedes-Benz S-Class has long been the testbed for the latest technology from the automaker; lately, semi-autonomous tech and all. Now Mercedes is trying something different—putting an array of new tech on the new midsize 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which will trickle up instead of down. But when it’s…

The 2017 Jaguar XE Is Good But Definitely Not The Best

“You’re going to love it, it’s pretty much an F-Type with four doors,” a Jaguar rep told me on the eve of my drive in the all-new 2017 Jaguar XE. I think he oversold it a bit. The XE is a competent and sophisticated sporty-ish sedan with some of the best technology in the industry, but it comes up a bit short on the…

The Nissan Titan XD Is The Best Ford F-150 You Can Buy 

In the pickup truck world, one thing is certain: there’s the Ford F-150, standing head and shoulders above the rest in sales, marketing, and good old American heritage, and then there’s every other truck on the market. That’s the rule. Now let me introduce you to the diesel-chugging, earth-moving, miniature American…