Autos: Reviews

2019 Ram 1500 4x4 V-6 eTorque First Test: Same Truck, Different Flavor

Tuesday  22:00,   18 september 2018

How does it compare to the V-8?Our introduction to the next-generation Ram 1500 took place earlier this year when we drove testers with the 5.7-liter V-8, purported to be the volume engine. We walked away impressed, deeming it a truck that drives...[...]

First Drive: 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque Mild Hybrid

Tuesday  22:00,   18 september 2018

Ram’s Unique 48-Volt, Mild-Hybrid System that improves fuel economy, driveability, and powertrain smoothness. Standard on the base 3.6L Pentastar V-6 and a $1,450 option on the available 5.7L HEMI V-8, it replaces the engine’s traditional...[...]

Porsche's New 'Electric Pit Stop' Breaks EV Charging Station Duties Into Modular Blocks and Skinny Poles

Tuesday  21:51,   18 september 2018

Porsche's new electric vehicle charging station architecture involves breaking up a number of tasks that might normally all be done within a single charging cabinetWe’ve known about Porsche’s 800 volt charging stations—which the company is...[...]

2019 Honda Insight In-Depth Review

Tuesday  21:46,   18 september 2018

Honda has designed the Insight to be a rather conventional sedan similar in character to the Honda Civic—only the Insight happens to get fantastic mpg.Honda is taking its Insight hybrid down a different path than many other companies have followed...[...]

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Quick Spin Review | Now with actual 'velo'!

Tuesday  21:46,   18 september 2018

But don't worry, the driver side back door is still M.I.A.Powered...[...]

Five Cool Things We Learned About the Volkswagen Atlas Sport Cross and Tanoak Concepts

Wednesday  21:01,   05 september 2018

VW is building one and we hope they build the otherWe joined Volkswagen for Monterey Car Week and got a chance to drive their latest concepts on the California coast. Both preview new or potential members of the growing Atlas family and are based on [...]

The Volvo 360c Concept Solves One of the Biggest Problems With Self-Driving Cars

Wednesday  21:00,   05 september 2018

Volvo wants to have an autonomous car that you can “eat, sleep, do whatever” in by 2021, an aggressive target but one illustrative of the company’s desire to skip over Level 3 altogether and go straight to full autonomy. Today, it showed off a...[...]

Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 BMW Z4

Wednesday  17:55,   05 september 2018

Is BMW’s roadster headed in the right direction?Take a look at BMW's Z series, which stretches all the way back to 1989 with the Z1, and you'll see a few common design themes across the entire lineup. But you'll see a more obvious design lineage...[...]

2019 Acura NSX First Look: Mid-Engine Hybrid Supercar Gets Refreshed

Wednesday  00:00,   05 september 2018

New anti-roll bars, colors, trim herald NSX's junior yearIn just its third year on the market, Acura is giving its NSX mid-engine hybrid all-wheel-drive supercar a relatively thorough refresh. Along with gently enhancing the aesthetics, the...[...]

Quick Take: 2018 Lexus IS 300

Tuesday  23:40,   04 september 2018

Still fun to drive after all these yearsThen the reviews started coming in. Here are a few comments from our long-term IS 300's log book way back in 2001: "It's not as complete a car as a 3 series, but it's edgier and perhaps more interesting."...[...]

One Week With: 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4

Tuesday  17:41,   04 september 2018

The best edition yet of “Wrangler Classic”Last December, when I drove the all-new 2018 "JL" Jeep Wrangler in the mountainous wilds of New Zealand, I dubbed it "a slam dunk." Everything about Jeep's classic, square-shouldered off-roader had been...[...]

2019 New SUVs: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Saturday  19:41,   01 september 2018

Get your search on: Discover what’s new for all your favoritesThere's so much activity. Keeping track of how your favorite SUVs and crossovers have changed can be overwhelming, but that's what we're here for. Use this SUV buyer's guide to learn...[...]

2018 Rhino GX: First Drive Review

Saturday  19:05,   01 september 2018

An SUV with cred to stand out in a crowd. Get...[...]

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid First Test: High Expectations Exceeded

Friday  19:05,   31 august 2018

Who said hybrids have to be slow?For 2018, Honda has updated the hybrid system. The 2.0-liter inline-four, paired with two electric motors, now offers improved thermal efficiency. The power unit, containing the battery pack and its control systems,...[...]

2019 New Commercial Vans: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Friday  18:35,   31 august 2018

The unsung...[...]