Autos: Reviews

2017 Mazda CX-5 First Drive

Thursday  20:01,   18 may 2017

Mazda’s CX-5 Emerges Better than EverLike its CX-9 big brother, this athletically proportioned new CX-5 stands out in a blossoming segment full of mostly bland or overly aggressive looks. The same holds true inside its cabin, where an abundance of[...]

2018 BMW M2: Still Awesome, Now with More Touchscreen

Thursday  19:58,   18 may 2017

<p>BMW is injecting some small updates into its M2 performance coupe for the 2018 model year.</p>Exterior changes to the amazingly rewarding—and 10Best Cars–winning—M2 are modest, so modest in fact that you may not even notice the car's[...]

2017 BMW M2

Thursday  19:56,   18 may 2017

BMW's best and brightest begins a long-term test.But screeching sideways through the gloom-choked Truffula wasteland comes a belligerent little ray of hope called the M2. In a lineup increasingly overcome with crossovers and SUVs, the M2 takes[...]

2018 Volvo XC60 First Drive Review

Thursday  19:55,   18 may 2017

<p>Volvo best-seller gets full Swedish deep-tissue rejuvenation</p>For 2018, Volvo's global best-seller (over 1 million served!) shucks its ancient Ford EUCD/C1-Plus architecture in favor of a chopped and channeled version of the 100 percent[...]

2018 Audi A5 2.0T Coupe Automatic

Thursday  19:51,   18 may 2017


2018 BMW 4 Series First Drive Review: Substantive Style

Thursday  19:47,   18 may 2017

Sufficiently pretty 4’s mid-cycle redo focusses on dynamics.All but the most devoted fans of the brand will need a field guide to spot the 2018s. Outside, the front and rear lighting and wheel designs are new, and non-M Sport cars get revised front[...]

2018 BMW 530e eDrive Plug-In Hybrid First Drive Review: eDrive eNigma

Thursday  19:40,   18 may 2017

Who’s the buyer, and how’d they compute the price?What is clear is that BMW is serious about casting this car as a planet savior. Just get a load of this line from the press kit: "Its exemplary environmental credentials have been recognized in the[...]

First Drive: 2018 Audi S4

Thursday  19:38,   18 may 2017

Winds of change yield a sport sedan that continues to satisfyNow in its fifth iteration, Ingolstadt's bread-and-butter sport sedan has wizened from a testy, upstart sleeper with a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 and a six-speed stick into a generously[...]

2017 BMW M760i xDrive

Thursday  19:31,   18 may 2017

Making its case as the ultimate 7-series.Even festooned with badges, the M760i is not a full M creation along the lines of the M3 or the M5. Instead, it slots into the same M-adjacent lineup (BMW calls it M Performance) populated by the M240i, the[...]

Refreshing or Revolting: 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Thursday  19:29,   18 may 2017

<p>A closer inspection of the flagship sedan’s updates</p>Up front, all 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans now sport the grille from the pre-refresh V-12 model. That new grille is complemented by revised headlights and lower fascia. New round[...]

2017 Toyota Corolla iM Automatic

Thursday  19:26,   18 may 2017

The room-temperature hatchback.It adds a strong element of cosmetic pizzazz to the Corolla line, which for decades has been limited to sedate coupes and sedans in the United States. It would be a lovely thing if that snazzy exterior were indicative[...]

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Diesel Automatic

Thursday  19:23,   18 may 2017

Worth cashing in that VW buyback check for?The 137-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four is available now in the compact Chevrolet Cruze sedan and soon will be offered in the Cruze hatchback as well as in the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain[...]

2017 Mazda 3 2.0L Automatic Sedan

Thursday  19:21,   18 may 2017

Not even our favorite 3 . . . and still good.Yet the 3 family is so good that no member underachieves. The six-speed automatic we’d so readily trade for the standard manual shifts crisply and makes the most of the 2.0-liter inline-four engine’s 155[...]

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 First Drive: The best of both worlds

Thursday  19:18,   18 may 2017

Dessert running and rock crawling? You got it.Not only can the Colorado ZR2 jump, but it can also tackle difficult trails. Chevy used the advantage of having a midsize truck to create a model that could rock crawl, run through the desert, and still[...]

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Thursday  19:17,   18 may 2017

It's not a Raptor, and that's OK.The bar for special off-road versions of modern trucks has been set by the Ford F-150 Raptor—and set high enough that a truck has to jump to clear it. So, in the vein of the Raptor, the Colorado ZR2 is more[...]