BMW's model lineup is the most expansive it has ever been. We recently spent a week with the X7 xDrive50i to get a Christmas tree. While it accomplished that task effortlessly, the X7 also proved itself a comfortable partner for extended drives. However, is that enough to wear the crown of the Ultimate Driving Machine? Click the link for our full review of this BMW behemoth.
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Genesis is now a full-fledged brand as part of the Hyundai family. The G90 and G80 are admirable efforts to reach the upper class at the expense of sporting intentions. However, the G70 is aimed straight at the heart of the sport sedan market. Can the upstart brand from South Korea seriously take on the industry standards from Germany?
Toyota partnered with Subaru to produce what the automotive world hoped would be an ingenious sports car. The Toyota 86 (formerly Scion FRS) is a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive sexy coupe that offers decent power all with a manual transmission. But is there enough in this package to make it an enthusiast wet dream?
Ford has put the highly revered ST badge on a crossover. To determine if the Edge ST is worthy of the badge we ran it through its paces including one of the hardest evaluations ewe have ever done...move in day at college. Did the Edge ST deliver on the performance promises of that "ST" badge or is this just a lackluster attempt to attract buyers into a mediocre platform? Click on the link for our full review.
The Kia Soul was made famous by Kia's hamster ad scheme. But the little Kia that could found a cult following. Backed by Kia's class-leading warranty, the Kia Soul has become a familiar site on the road. The latest iteration of the hamster-mobile has made some physical changes to the appearance and offerings both inside and out. Click to read the full article to see if these changes add up to a better end product.
Mazda recently redesigned their model 3. Not to be confused with Tesla's Model 3, the Mazda3 is a premium compact car that is offered in sedan (four door) and hatchback (five door) variants. We spent a week with a Mazda3 Hatchback with premium package to see just how luxurious a compact car can be.
Volkswagen introduced the all-new Arteon at the Chicago Auto Show in February of 2018 as a new flagship model for the brand. Based off of the European version of the Passat platform, the Arteon competes with much higher-priced sedans from brands such as BMW, Acura, Mercedes-Banz and Lexus. Does Volkswagen have a winning combination on its hands? Click to read our full review...
Toyota's Tacoma TRD Pro is designed to be a serious off-roader while meeting all the requirements of an every day family vehicle. To see if they succeeded we ran this VooDoo blue Taco through the ringer at the biggest airshow in the world, EAA AirVenture. One week of arduous use over a 1400-acre airport gave us a pretty good look at the capabilities of this hard core Toyota. Click to read the full story...
Last year Buick launched its first station wagon in more than twenty years…the Regal TourX. Based on an Opel chassis but powered by an all-American engine, the gorgeous lines make a good case for some station wagon love as an alternative to all of the crossovers and SUVs currently on the market. To see just how good the wagon life can be, we took a Regal TourX from Detroit to Florida and back. Check out the story for all the details.