Car Reviews First Drives

2025 Toyota Crown Signia First Drive Review: Call Me Camry Cross

With the 2025 Crown Signia, Toyota is hoping the third time’s the charm.

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Experiencing The 2025 Subaru Forester In Victoria, BC
2025 Mini Cooper SE: First Drive

With a range of colors that would make a pack of Skittles blush and those big round headlights and happy face, the Mini Cooper SE is as cute as a button. It makes people smile and kids love them. The Mini has always been a happy car, and the new 2025 Mini Cooper SE is no exception. 

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2024 Lincoln Nautilus First Drive Review: Big Screen Debut

Wholly new for this year and stuffed full of tech, the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus takes on the likes of the Lexus RX with a whole-hearted comfort angle, providing buyers with a cushy cabin and tech meant to make life easy.

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2025 Genesis GV80 First Drive Review: Under the Skin

A subtle facelift hides big changes inside for the original Genesis SUV. The GV80 goes big on increased tech, adding to what is already the best cabin experience in the class.

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2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid First Drive Review: Fun Will Cost You

The Tacoma finally brings Toyota's hybrid expertise to the mid-sized truck market. Far from a single-minded fuel-sipper, this electrified Taco comes correct with a muscular powertrain and a whole new Trailhunter trim catering to the overlanding crowd.

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2025 Toyota Camry First Drive Review: Better Best-Seller

More of a heavy facelift than a fully new model, the 2025 Toyota Camry nonetheless improves the brand's best-seller by updating the cabin and improving refinement across the board. Now exclusively hybrid-powered, the mid-sized four-door has a dash of Prius style inside and out.

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2024 Toyota Land Cruiser First Drive Review: Reborn Retro Off-Roader

The new Land Cruiser is smaller, more efficient, and more affordable than the basically-a-Lexus model we said goodbye to in 2020. That's all good, but with this downsizing, Toyota's icon now sits much closer to the 4Runner than ever before, which will also see a whole new generation later this year.

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2024 Fiat 500e Review: First Drive

The Fiat 500 left our shores a few years and it appeared Fiat might be leaving our market for good. But the brand has returned to North America as an electric vehicle manufacturer and is showing off the brand’s first offering, the 500e.

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2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Review First Drive: A New Speed Dimension

The Porsche Taycan sparked a war with Tesla when it set a Nurburgring record with its Turbo S. Tesla went on a mission to prove the Model S could beat the Porsche and they did with the Plaid, a 1,020 hp triple-motor EV that lapped the Nurburgring in just 7 minutes and 25 seconds. Not one to sit idly by, Porsche fired back with an all new Taycan model, the Turbo GT, and recently crushed the Plaid’s record by a whopping 18 seconds.

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2024 Ford Ranger Raptor First Drive Review: Go Go Power Ranger

If the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor can be boiled down to a single modern abbreviation, it's this: LOL.

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2024 Ford Ranger First Drive Review: Detail Oriented

It’s easy to forget that in most every other part of the world, it’s the Ranger that is Ford’s bread-and-butter pickup truck, not the F-150.

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2024 Hyundai Santa Fe First Drive Review: Adventure Time

Goodbye, curves.

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2025 Mini Countryman SE First Drive Review: Full of Fun

How much does one horsepower really matter?

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2024 BMW X2 First Drive Review: All in the Family

The previous, first-generation BMW X2 disappeared from these shores over a year ago. Admit it, you probably didn’t notice.

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2025 Ram 1500 First Drive Review: Back on Top

For a few minutes outside of Austin, Texas, I genuinely forgot we were in a truck.

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2025 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman First Drive Review

According to Mini, the Countryman simply had to get bigger.

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2024 Genesis G70 First Drive Review: Keeping It Fresh

For a certain generation of car enthusiast, the letter G followed by two digits holds a certain nostalgic appeal.

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2024 Lexus GX 550 First Drive Review: Lego (Over)Land

I had two favorite Lego sets growing up: a pizzeria, and a bridge crossing complete with off-roady truck.

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2024 BMW i4 xDrive40 First Drive Review: Gold-EV-Locks

Our favorite EV just got better.

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2024 Kia EV9 First Drive Review: First of Its Kind

There aren’t a whole lot of firsts left in the automotive industry.

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Driving the BMW iX5 Hydrogen is Very Normal—and That’s the Point

There are a lot of buttons in the BMW iX5. But not because of its unique powertrain.

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2024 BMW XM Label First Drive Review: Power Play

Oh no. I’ve made a huge mistake.

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2024 BMW 530i XDrive First Drive Review: A Fine Starting Point

The base engine matters.

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2024 BMW I5 M60 Review: First Drive

It's true: even the BMW 5 Series has gone electric.

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2024 BMW i5 eDrive40 Review: First Drive

Of all the legacy automakers adopting electic models, BMW's approach might be the best.

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2024 Hyundai Kona Review: First Drive

Growing up: we all do it.

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2024 Polestar 2 Review: First Drive

Evolution is the name of the game at Polestar.

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2024 Acura Integra Type S Review: First Drive

For those who initially questioned the validity of Acura reviving the Integra: here is the 320-horsepower response.

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2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Review: First Drive

Are you one of the people who find the existing Toyota Highlander just a little too small for your squad?

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2024 Kia Seltos Review: First Drive

Even though the Kia Seltos has only been with us since 2020, the Korean automaker is throwing a slew of changes at it for its 2024 mid-cycle update.

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2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid Review: First Drive

This is the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid. Toyota’s slightly smaller SUV launched about 18 months ago, replacing the quirky C-HR with something a little more mainstream.

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2023 Toyota Prius Prime Review: First Drive

I still haven’t got used to the 2023 Prius’ dramatic new looks, and already Toyota has us back for a new variation. Meet the 2023 Toyota Prius Prime.

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Review: First Drive

Good news, actual car fans. Hyundai hasn’t forgotten about you in its march towards an electric future, as evidenced by this, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6.

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2023 Nissan Ariya E-4ORCE Review: First Drive

This is the 2023 Nissan Ariya e-4ORCE, the pronunciation of which I’m reminded a few times is almost certainly not ee–four-orce.

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2023 Dodge Hornet Review: First Drive

The hills just outside of Asheville, North Carolina are abuzz with word of the first new Dodge in a decade.

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2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Review: First Drive

Genesis doesn’t believe in half-measures. The Korean luxury brand has famously skipped out on electron-assisted ICE models, going straight from gas to fully electric.

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2023 Lexus RZ 450e First Drive Review

The numbers do not favor the 2023 Lexus RZ 450e, the luxury brand’s first dedicated electric vehicle.

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2023 Ram 2500 Rebel First Drive Review

We always hear about the all-important work-life balance. Apparently, so does Ram, at least going by this 2023 Ram 2500 Rebel.

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2023 Toyota Prius First Drive Review

This is the 2023 Toyota Prius. No, really. I still can’t quite believe it either, and I spent a whole day driving the thing.

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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV First Drive Review

A lot of folks buy a lot of cars based on a lot of what-if scenarios. The 2023 Mitusbishi Outlander PHEV has an answer for most of them.

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2023 Kia Niro EV and Hybrid First Drive Review

A lot of car companies claim their wares are for everyone. But not many come in hybrid, plug-in, and full EV form. The 2023 Kia Niro does.

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2023 BMW M4 CSL First Drive Review

The hardest running event in track and field was never the longest. It was the 400 meter race.

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2023 Toyota Crown First Drive Review: The Emperor's New Groove

Remember this figure: Twenty thousand. Give or take.

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2023 Nissan Z Second Drive Review: Zee Grows Up

This event is about history.

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2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid AWD First Drive Review: All-Weather Fuel Miser

It’s not often the new version of a car is priced lower than its predecessor.

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2023 Toyota Highlander First Drive Review: It's Turbo Time

A light refresh focuses on improvements under the hood and atop the dashboard.

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2023 Lexus RX First Drive Review: Best-Seller Gets Better

The 2023 Lexus RX has a tough act to follow.

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2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 First Drive Review: It's What's Inside That Counts

You spend 100 percent of the time driving a vehicle, inside the vehicle.

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2022 Volvo C40 First Drive Review: Style Over Substance

Even Volvo could no longer resist the lure of the coupe-over.

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2023 Genesis Electrified G80 First Drive Review: Goodbye Gas

The 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 gets rid of the least impressive part of the original car.

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2023 Honda HR-V First Drive Review: They Grow Up So Fast

The second-generation Honda HR-V is the nail in the coffin of the truly sub-compact crossover.

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2023 Toyota Sequoia First Drive Review: Hybrid Power Makes For Big Improvement

Like the Tundra with which it shares its platform, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia was overdue for a new model.

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2023 Acura Integra First Drive Review: Five Alive

“Uniquely aspirational, yet attainable.”

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2023 Genesis GV60 First Drive Review: Keep EVs Weird

There is no better place for the 2023 Genesis GV60 launch than Austin, Texas.

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning First Drive Review: The Game Has Changed

There’s no other way to say it: the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a line in the sand.

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2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT First Drive Review: Rocket 'Yenne

A waterlogged Atlanta highway during rush hour is not an ideal test setting for a 631-horsepower uber-SUV.

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2023 Kia Sportage First Drive Review: Whatchu Lookin' At?

How do you stand out in the biggest, most crowded sector of the car market? You get a little weird.

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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe First Drive Review: The One You Want

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded sport utility vehicle ever and a big part of the nameplate’s success is the brand’s willingness to adapt to an ever-changing market.

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2023 Toyota BZ4X First Drive Review: The RAV4 of EVs is Here

You’d be forgiven for thinking the 2023 Toyota bZ4X should have debuted years ago.

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