Car Reviews

2019 Audi e-tron Review: Grading on a Curve

2019 Audi e-tron Review: Grading on a Curve

Sometimes it takes the unexpected to really get the true measure of a car, but you can't say the 2019 Audi e-tron shies from a challenge. First in what the automaker expects to be a whole series of "e-tron" branded electric vehicles, the new SUV isn't just attempting to demonstrate that established car companies can keep up with new tech, but to change the conversation on what's important when it comes to EVs. An impromptu weather A/B test was just a bonus.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 4MATIC review: Small sedan, huge surprise

2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 4MATIC review: Small sedan, huge surprise

Entry-level luxury cars like the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 4MATIC have a fine line to walk. On the one hand, they're the gateway to an aspirational brand. At the same time, though, Mercedes' margins get healthier the further up the range you shop: it's in Stuttgart's best interest to get you hooked on the three-pointed star and then rapidly coax you into larger, more expensive models.

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The new Nissan Leaf is the everyman EV

The new Nissan Leaf is the everyman EV

You could forgive the Nissan Leaf for feeling overlooked in the electric car segment. Tesla may get the lion's share of the attention, particularly over the past eighteen months with the Model 3, but it's Nissan's far more affordable EV that has become the world's best-seller. Now, there's a brand new Leaf, completely reworked to reflect the changes in the electric vehicle landscape since the original debuted back in 2010.

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2018 Lincoln Navigator Review: Brash 3-row SUV royalty

2018 Lincoln Navigator Review: Brash 3-row SUV royalty

Big, lavish SUVs are big, money-making business right now, and little screams comfortable excess like the Lincoln Navigator. Two decades of the automaker's burly people-carrier - punctuated with appearances in rap songs and spats with Cadillac's Escalade - have seen it both grow-up and glow-up, but it's with the arrival of the fourth-generation that the Navigator has truly reclaimed its ostentatious identity.

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2018 Jaguar E-PACE Review: Mistaken Identity

2018 Jaguar E-PACE Review: Mistaken Identity

"No, you're thinking of the I-PACE, this is the normal one. No, you do need to put gas into it, it's not electric. No, I don't know why they named them like that, either." Like trotting out the 0-60 time of a supercar, or the tow rating for a truck, you get used to explaining the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE's oddest feature - its name - at gas stations or in parking lots.

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The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 is unrepentant excess

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 is unrepentant excess

Few vehicles are as over-specified for their typical habitat as the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 and the Mercedes-Benz G550. The automaker’s iconic “G Wagon” may be a legitimate off-roader, but its unmistakable design is more familiar from Malibu than out in the mud. With this latest generation, then, the question has to be whether Mercedes has diluted the G-Class for the inevitable on-road tastes, or if this rebooted beast is as flagrant as ever.

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2019 Toyota RAV4 first drive review: Compact SUV makes huge improvements

2019 Toyota RAV4 first drive review: Compact SUV makes huge improvements

It’s been 22 years since the first-generation Toyota RAV4 arrived in US shores. Back then, compact-based crossovers or small SUVs were as ubiquitous as smartphones, emojis, and selfies - in short, it was a tiny market, compared to the behemoth it has become today. Who would have thought larger SUVs would take the place of family sedans or station wagons as the everyday driver?

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The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is the perfect hybrid

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is the perfect hybrid

It was pretty clear when Porsche announced the 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo that it wasn't going to be your normal hybrid. The closest the automaker's cars get to green is usually their paint job, after all, but the shapely Sport Turismo claims to be more eco-conscious than you'd expect. Of course, since this is a Porsche it couldn't just be about saving the planet.

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The 2018 BMW i3s is seriously underrated in one key way

The 2018 BMW i3s is seriously underrated in one key way

In a growing line-up of electrified options, the 2018 BMW i3s still somehow stands out. Much has been made of the i3's divisive external design, and in many ways the new 2018 i3s only exaggerates that: bigger wheels, more aggressive bumpers, and gloss-black trim. As I found behind the wheel, though, the i3's key charm remains what's inside.

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2018 Audi TT RS Review: The Best Luxury Sports Car for the Money

2018 Audi TT RS Review: The Best Luxury Sports Car for the Money

I’ve never been a fan of the Audi TT, the shape is too bulbous for my liking and I’ve found previous generations underpowered. So, it’s fair to say I approached the 2018 TT RS with trepidation. Could this most-potent of the TT family win me over with its balance of practicality and performance?

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The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE is not what you expect

The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE is not what you expect

The Jaguar I-PACE isn’t quite as easy to pin down as you might think it would be. Yes, Jaguar’s first all-electric car has had all the usual Tesla comparisons; yes, we’ve already found it surprisingly adept off-road and even on the race track. When I got behind the wheel myself, though, it turned out to be very different to what I’d been expecting.

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Swagtron EB-5 Review : This Foldable Electric Bike is on-point

Swagtron EB-5 Review : This Foldable Electric Bike is on-point

The EB-5 electric bicycle might be the best bicycle I've ever ridden - and I've been riding bikes my whole life. I've never lent much credence to the idea of using a bicycle with a motor. I always thought it was a bit counter-intuitive to put gas in something that's otherwise the symbol of green living. But with the EB-5, it's all the good parts about the motorized bike, and none of the bad.

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