Pros Spacious interior Fuel efficient Low starting price Cons Cheaply built interior Underpowered engine No driver assistance tech What’s New SV Special Edition package on the sedan adds 15-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, keyless entry/start, and leather-wrapped steering wheel New 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration on SV and SR grades on

Midsize pickup trucks offer most of the utility of a full-size truck, but in a slightly smaller, easier-to-maneuver packages. Since you’re more likely to see them carrying weekend adventure gear than hauling supplies to a farm or construction site, they’re often labeled “lifestyle” trucks. With available four-wheel drive, most can venture far off the beaten

When maintained and operating correctly, Mazda’s twin-turbocharged 13B-REW rotary engine that came under the hood of the third-generation (FD) Mazda RX-7 has plenty of advantages over your typical piston driven engine, such as fewer moving parts, a better power-to-weight ratio, smooth power delivery, and a higher revving ceiling (not to mention they sound frickin’ awesome).

We simply cannot get enough of this one-of-a-kind, V-6 Hemi-powered 1936 Willys pickup that took home one of the biggest awards in the hot rod hobby. It’s easy to see why: Just look at it. The judges of the 2020 Grand National Roadster Show back in January thought so much of Ron and Vicki Ernsberger’s

Volkswagen has finally made its long-expected investment in Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle startup owned by Ford. General Motors’ Cruise has shown us the Origin, a six-passenger robotaxi. And Waymo continues to lead the field in the pursuit of driverless vehicles manning the roads in the future. However, while most autonomous vehicle startups and their automaker partners have focused

Hyundai has moved away from the Russian doll strategy, now giving each of its SUVs a very distinct look. The revamped Santa Fe that debuted today continues this trend of individuality. We’re not sure we’re in love with the new look, however. The biggest change is the new grille that expands the entire length of the

The Bentley 6.8-liter (0r—as the British brand deemed the 6,752-cubic-centimeter engine—6.75-liter) L-Series V-8 is dead. Its 61-year production-run even outlasted that of the original Chevrolet small-block V-8. And although the Bentley bent-eight evolved considerably—growing slightly in displacement and vastly in output—the basic architecture remained the same. Over the decades, about 36,000 of these massive engines were

I love cars, but every time I’ve bought one, I have driven off with a sinking feeling and a little voice inside asking, “Did I buy the right one?” That sense of doubt would only be magnified if I were buying a new luxury SUV. Not only are there a frankly ridiculous number of compact

Model 3 or Model Y, which one should you buy? First, if Track mode is a must-have for you, the Model 3 Performance is your only choice. Tesla’s representative told us there is no plan to introduce Track mode for Model Y Performance. So there, if you want Track mode, stop reading and go order

The driving experience of your modern SUV owes a great deal to the Lexus RX. When it took home our inaugural SUV of the Year in 1999, we praised the RX for not compromising on ride quality, fuel economy, and handling the way most other SUVs did for the benefit of occasional off-roading. The success

A new departure in electric vehicle construction: light, safe, noiseless, odorless, clean, durable, comfortable, simple in operation. Battery guaranteed for two years. In no other vehicle are all these desirable qualities combined. One motoring reporter waxed enthusiastic about the car and further stated that there was just no point in waiting for price reductions or

Everything seems to be changing by the hour as the global health crisis completely upends the way the world works, but while automakers are making face shields and ventilators, the core of the business—designing and engineering cars to (someday) sell—continues apace. It may be happening in home offices and otherwise socially distanced manners, but these

Want a 2021 BMW 4 Series coupe with rear-wheel drive? Then take a look at the four-cylinder 430i model. Had your eye on the more powerful six-cylinder engine option? Well, the M440i will do the trick. But—hear us out—let’s say you want a 2021 BMW 4 Series coupe with rear-wheel-drive AND a six-cylinder engine? Then

The 2020 Geneva Motor Show that wasn’t didn’t stop several major automakers from debuting key new products the week the consequential European auto show would have taken place. Koenigsegg may not qualify as a “major” car company, but it sure is fun to watch, and its first ever four-passenger car, the Gemera, certainly lifted our

How do you feel about the 2021 BMW 4 Series‘ face? Love it? Hate it? If you are among the former, then we have some bad news for you. Those among the latter group, however, will be pleased to learn the new 4’s large, long, and narrow kidney grille shape will largely remain relegated to

Acura is doubling down on performance, the company tells us, and the new 2021 Acura TLX Type S is an indication of what that means in practice. The Type S treatment will go beyond the A-Spec trim, which brings sporty looks but not much in the way of actual performance improvements. Just look to the

Turns out bigger is not always better. Look no further than the kidney grille of the 2021 BMW 4 Series for proof. Sharing its buck-toothed front fascia with the BMW Concept 4 from last year’s Frankfurt auto show, the new 4 Series coupe’s mug is no less polarizing than its concept counterpart’s. It’s not just the

There’s a lot more to the new 2021 BMW 4 Series than simply it’s big, buck-toothed grille, which has generated outsized interest (and controversey) since we saw it in exaggerated form on the BMW Concept 4 from last year’s Frankfurt auto show. But beyond the front fascia, there’s a lot to take in. Read on for

The current Toyota Corolla hasn’t been with us for very long. The aggressive-looking five-door hatchback model first made its debut in the middle of 2018, and has since been joined by a similarly wide-mouthed four-door sedan variant. Despite its relative youth and visual edge, Toyota has decided to make the new Corolla a little spicier

I really never watched Miami Vice as a kid (probably because my parents wouldn’t let me), but one thing I do know about the hit 1980s TV show was its hero car—a white Ferrari Testarossa. Visions of the Testarossa would continue to be fed into my brain at an early age, from playing the arcade

The point behind these “Is Luxury Worth it?” tests, where we pit loaded mainstream-branded cars versus fairly base-model luxury rides, reaches a strange plateau with this particular matchup. Odd couple? You betcha. Representing value (in a way) is the 2020 Subaru WRX STI with the Series.White package. In the luxury corner is the 2020 BMW

We’ve been spending a bunch of time indoors lately, fantasy car shopping on Craigslist and the like. We’ve posted about tons of interesting rides for sale, and during a recent such hunt, we stumbled across a three-wheeled vintage Honda only one of us had ever heard of: the 1974 Kick ’N Go. As you’ve likely

History is important to Porsche, a fact made clear by the brand routinely paying homage to the cars from its glorious past. To us, the obvious choice for a retro-themed version of the recently revealed 992-generation Porsche 911 Targa would be one celebrating the silver roll-hoop-equipped 911 Targas of the 1970s and ’80s. But because

“Simplify, then add lightness.” That’s Renault’s mott—wait, no it isn’t. But for a brief period in the ’90s, the French automaker borrowed Colin Chapman’s celebrated design philosophy and built a car the Lotus founder likely would have been proud of: the Renault Sport Spider. Introduced in 1996, the Renault Sport Spider was the first product

Every year around this time, we’re guessing there’s a question that starts rattling around in your head: What in the heck am I going to get Dad this year for Father’s Day? Well, if he’s into cars at all, then do we ever have the answer for you! From now until the end of June,

Mark your calendars, Lexus fans, because the Japanese luxury brand officially plans to unveil its 2021 IS sports sedan on June 9. Lexus even sent out a teaser of the new car’s rear end prior to the reveal. Acura recently pulled a similar move with its 2021 TLX sedan, one of the IS’s competitors.  As

I ended my relationship with our long-term 2019 Subaru Ascent feeling very conflicted. I was excited to spend a full year with Subaru’s largest crossover, the three-row Ascent, which rides on the same new global architecture as the rest of a strong lineup. I had been the first journalist in North America to drive a

I will forever injure my wrist patting myself on the back for discovering and popularizing the fact that the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE can be had as a bouncing, factory lowrider. I was that guy at the launch who cornered the poor E-ABC suspension engineer and demanded to know if Free Driving Mode—that literally makes the

If you’ve never had a chance to rip, crawl, or haul around in a 4×4 truck or SUV on an off-road route, then you really need to get it on your automotive enthusiast bucket list. There’s a magic about it, the adventure of it, that you really need to experience. Ah, but what 4×4 to

Today’s customers expect vehicles to offer confident performance and a spacious and comfortable interior with the latest technologies, no matter whether it’s a mainstream or luxury car. Ford and Lincoln have brought the goods to their respective three-row SUVs debuting for 2020. But is the Lincoln Aviator really worth the big price premium over its

The 1990s were an interesting era. Sport compacts were hitting their stride. Fuel injection and engine-control computers were maturing to the point that engines were both reliable and powerful. Companies were making all sorts of wild bets on what would entice car buyers. We’ve assembled some cars from this “throw some stuff against the wall

In big news for Corvette fans: There will not be a price increase for the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stringray. It’s a silver lining in the production storm that battered the launch of the C8 that was reimagined as a mid-engine sports car after 50 years of longing by Vette enthusiasts. That means the base price

It’s finally official: The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is back, and according to Mustang director Dave Pericak, it’ll be “the most track-capable 5.0-liter Mustang ever.” Considering how good the Mustang GT Performance Pack 2 is, those are bold words. But the Blue Oval confirms that the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 will be perched on

The outgoing Acura TLX brought a knife to a gun fight. With its 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine and 206 hp, it needed more—way more—to compete against the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C Classes of the world. That also applied to its interior. Fortunately, the second-generation 2021 Acura TLX is better prepared for a

I bet you wouldn’t expect to see a Tesla Model Y at the Museum of Very Large Cast Objects, were that ever to exist.  Sure, you’d find that 49-feet tall bronze Buddha there that was cast in 751, and presently sits in Nara, Japan’s Great Buddha Hall (where its head fell off during an earthquake

Pros Spacious interior Punchy turbocharged engine Comfortable ride Cons Poor interior quality Driver assistance tech not offered on all models What’s New Avenir trim joins the lineup with special cosmetic tweaks like Whisper Beige upholstery with black accents, diamond quilted front seats, embroidered front seat headrests, three-dimensional mesh grille, and 19-inch bright alloy wheels Overview

We hear it all the time: Keep politics out of MotorTrend. Well, you’re in luck, because despite the political nature of this article’s title, there are no political undertones to the text. Did you support Bill Clinton while Newt Gingrich and Ken Starr tried to take him down? Whatever. Were you hooting and hollering as

The Type S name is making its return with the 2021 Acura TLX. We’ve known for quite some time that the second-generation TLX would get a hotter version bearing the brand’s iconic Type S nomenclature. But the Type S name has a longer history than you might imagine, and we’re taking a look at the

The legendary SUV and truck brand is back in a big way–we’re talking 1,000 hp big. Learn all about the 2022 GMC Hummer EV right here.

Pros Striking exterior design Extensive driver-assist tech Return of sporty Type S model Cons Infotainment touchpad might frustrate some users Can FWD handle the base engine’s torque? No high-MPG hybrid model What’s New The Acura TLX is all-new for 2021, featuring: Fresh exterior styling High-tech, modern interior Turbocharged engines Updated infotainment system Eye-catching color options

Consider the current Acura TLX a mulligan on the part of Honda’s luxury division. Don’t get us wrong, because it’s not as though Acura’s sports sedan is particularly bad, it’s just not quite at the same level as its competition. Want a comfortable enough, attractive enough, reasonably priced luxury sedan? Then the value-laden TLX does

We have long appreciated the Acura TLX for its competitive pricing, ample standard safety features, and athletic A-Spec variant. But these traits haven’t been enough to place the sedan at the top of our wish list. For the 2021 model year, the redesigned TLX receives fresh new looks, new underpinnings, and a set of potent

A few minutes after the checkered flag waved at 2017’s rainy 24 Hours of Daytona, Acura’s bossman, Jon Ikeda, was cheering inside the luxury brand’s suite at the raceway. The #86 NSX GT3 car crossed the line in a respectable fifth place—but Ikeda was not only acclaiming a successful debut for the new Acura race

What an impact a minute and 11 seconds can have—that’s the runtime of a new video Nissan posted to YouTube in which the beleaguered automaker teases more than 10 new and redesigned models coming to its global lineup. The most exciting drop is of course the all-new Z sports car, with the video serving as

GT. Shelby GT500. Super Snake. Bullitt. King Cobra. Boss. These are just a few of the awesome names that have adorned Ford Mustangs dating back to 1969, but “Mach 1” is way up there in coolness. Ford is bringing the Mustang Mach 1 back for 2021, meaning now is as good a time as any

The silver 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S is sprawled out on the couch, staring at the ceiling. Observing this scene for several seconds, I finally thumb-click my pen and ask “So you’re feeling … inferior? Do I have that right?” It’s understandable, I guess. Out on the road, you’re a lookalike for the Taycan Turbo S