August is practically finished, but we’re not done testing fun new cars. This week, we have crossovers of all sizes and an iconic sports car that’ll excite your inner enthusiast.
2016 Lexus RX – Mike Schlee, Road Test Editor:
Mike starts his week off driving the brand new crossover from Lexus. One of the best-selling luxury crossovers on the market, the new RX features a whole new look, and Lexus added direct-injection to improve the efficiency and output of its engines. Look to hear more about the new RX in the near future. We’ll have a full review, photo gallery and video coming soon.
Once Mike returns from testing the new Lexus RX, he’ll be stepping into one of the most iconic sports cars of all time, the Porsche 911. In GTS guise, it puts out 430 hp from its flat-packed six-cylinder engine, helping it hit 60 mph in under four seconds when equipped with the seven-speed dual clutch transmission. Be sure to catch up on Mike’s Twitter account, where there will be no shortage of Porsche pictures.
We take the newest compact crossover from Korea and pit it against one of our favorites in the segment to see just how impressive the Tucson really is. Early reports of the Hyundai are quite promising, but the CX-5 was always the perfect combination of style, features and fun-to-drive dynamics. We can’t wait to see how they fare against each other.