Car Reviews First Drives

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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2022 BMW M4 Competition XDrive First Drive Review: This Drive is Secure

The 2022 BMW M4 Competition Convertible xDrive should appeal to a lot of people.

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2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness Review: First Drive

Over its last few new model cycles, Subaru hasn’t exactly been extravagant with its styling changes.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 First Drive Review: The Future is Now

This is the coolest looking car to come out in years.

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2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Review: A Meaner, Smarter Dino

The Raptor has found its roar.

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2022 BMW X3 First Drive Review: Winning Formula, Refined

The fight for the luxury compact SUV sales crown is a close one.

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2022 Volkswagen Jetta First Drive Review

Did you know that Volkswagen has, at least since the 1980s, mostly named its models after winds?

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2022 Honda Civic Si First Drive: Five Things We Learned

The 2022 Honda Civic Si follows the old formula of making a Civic fun: It has more power, a sport suspension, racey red interior bits, and a manual transmission. But is the car really fun or too tame?

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2022 Genesis GV70 2.5T First Drive Review: Four to Love

The Genesis GV70 is already one the best compact SUVs on the market in V6 form, but what about the base engine?

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2022 Toyota GR86 First Drive Review: Old-School, Evolved

In the spirit of the season, let’s take a moment to be thankful this car even exists.

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2022 Hyundai Kona N First Drive Review: Pint-Sized Pocket Rocket

It’s not often you get to drive a car in a class of one.

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2022 Hyundai Elantra N First Drive Review: Big Grin Machine

Front-drive sedans aren’t supposed to act like this.

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2022 BMW M240i Coupe First Drive Review: Focused on Fun

The two-door coupe landscape looks a lot different now than when the first 2 Series Coupe arrived in 2014.

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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee First Drive Review: Back On Top

Updating an icon is tough. And make no mistake, the Grand Cherokee is Jeep’s modern day icon.

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2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe First Drive Review: Function and Form

The nose is fine.

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2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Second Drive Review: What's in a Name?

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is both the most and least surprising vehicle I’ve driven all year.

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2022 Toyota Tundra First Drive Review: All Grown Up and Somewhere to Tow

The full-sizer has long lived in the shadow of the mid-sized Tacoma, not to mention the trucks of the Big Three. Does the long-awaited redesign have what it takes to step into the light?

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2022 Polestar 2 Single Motor Review: First Drive

The Polestar 2 premiered earlier this year, proving the Swedish upstart electric car manufacturer can produce a powerful sports liftback sedan that can go toe-to-toe with the big brands.

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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan First Drive Review: Refinement is the Name of the Game

As an automotive writer who gets to drive the latest high-powered sports cars, opulent luxury sedans, and rock-crawling off-road vehicles, there’s very little to get excited about when it comes to compact SUVs.

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2022 Toyota Corolla Cross First Drive Review: Toyota's Oldest Model Crosses Over

Fifty million.

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2022 Jeep Wagoneer First Drive Review: A Classic Name Takes Jeep To New Heights

When I first received the invitation to drive the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer in New York City, I was a bit confused by the venue Jeep had chosen, but after listening to presentation on this all-new SUV, the destination made total sense.

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2022 Volkswagen Taos Review: First Drive

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos slots under the Tiguan in VW’s U.S. and Canadian lineup and is built on the company’s MQB architecture.

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2021 Nissan Versa Review: First Drive

Nissan could have left things as they were in the current SUV-friendly market and not completely overhauled the Versa.

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2020 Subaru Outback Review

More advanced, refined and capable, the 2020 Subaru Outback is better than ever.

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2020 Nissan Versa Review

No, the Nissan Versa sedan is not terribly exciting.

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2020 Subaru Legacy Review

The Subaru Legacy has never been my favorite family car.

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2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Review

Diesel power is back at Ram!

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