Autos: Reviews

First Drive: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

Tuesday  22:21,   15 november 2016

We’re hauling along at a decent clip in the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback and the perfect opportunity arises to put the go pedal to the floor. Let’s see what it’s got. The 1.5-liter turbo four draws a breath and the engine’s 174 horsepower are quickly[...]

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum AWD

Tuesday  20:21,   15 november 2016

Still a midpack[...]

Road & Track's 2017 Performance Car of the Year

Tuesday  17:42,   15 november 2016

Nine incredible sports cars blend past, present, and future in the chase for our annual crown.THE SUN HAS BECOME STACCATO, a stippled Dopplering twinkle through a fast-forward canopy of trees, accelerated from a single scene into a[...]

2017 Dodge Durango V-6 AWD

Friday  23:00,   11 november 2016

2017 Dodge Durango V-6[...]

Review: 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman First Drive

Thursday  03:07,   10 november 2016

Faster is always better, right? On paper, the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman – the new three-digit moniker meant to harken back to the successful mid-engined race car pf the late 50s and early 60s – are wholly better than their predecessors, at [...]

Does The 2017 GMC Acadia All Terrain Live Up to Its Name?

Tuesday  01:56,   08 november 2016

It certainly looks the[...]

The BMW X4 M40i Is the Year's Most Overlooked Performer

Friday  21:42,   04 november 2016

Yes, it's one of those slope-roofed crossovers. Get over it.Seriously, if you’re ready to fire 60 grand at an AWD performance car—the same stuff that made the BMW M3 the king of a fading sedan regime—that still works for the family, you need to[...]

The Grand Sport Is the Corvette for Drivers

Friday  20:28,   04 november 2016

Chevy has taken the best parts of the Z06 and Stingray to make the best Vette you can buy.There I was, behind the wheel of the new, hybrid-powered, technological wonder (and Performance Car of the Year) Acura NSX on my home track, NCM Motorsports[...]

2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV First Test: Still a Worthy Player

Friday  19:42,   04 november 2016

Quicker Than Almost Everything in its ClassThe 2017 Nissan Altima offers something you can't get on the Toyota Camry 2.5, Chevrolet Malibu 1.5, and especially the Ford Fusion 1.5: It's a golden combination of acceleration and EPA-rated fuel economy[...]

Report: Ford May Use CVTs to Improve MPG

Tuesday  23:14,   01 november 2016

The continuously variable transmission may return to the Ford lineup, as the company is reportedly looking into using CVTs to improve fuel economy.Ford global product chief Raj Nair told AN that the company is reconsidering CVTs as a way of[...]

Fuel Sell: Fill 'er Up With Room-Temp Hydrogen - Technologue

Tuesday  23:14,   01 november 2016

At first I was repulsed by the jowly, unsettling appearance of Toyota's Mirai fuel-cell car, and then I wondered, is that the desired effect? Was it strategically designed to limit the demand for a wildly unprofitable vehicle packing an[...]

BMW X5 Adds xDrive40e Plug-in Hybrid Model

Tuesday  23:14,   01 november 2016

The BMW X5 adds a plug-in hybrid version called the xDrive40e that can return a claimed 70 mpg.The BMW X5 xDrive40e has a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four rated for 245 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission,[...]

Nissan Delivers 75,000th Leaf EV Model in the U.S.

Tuesday  23:08,   01 november 2016

Nissan celebrates its 75,000th Leaf EV delivery in the U.S.Clint Edwards, sales manager at Carr Nissan in Beaverton, Ore., sold Mehandru his new 2015 Nissan Leaf SV, commenting that current Leaf buyers are looking to upgrade to the latest[...]

2016 Mazda2 Fuel Economy Tops Out at 43 MPG Hwy

Tuesday  23:07,   01 november 2016

The 2016 Mazda2 achieves an EPA fuel economy rating of 31/42 mpg city/hwy when paired with a six-speed manual transmission.The Mazda 2's combined city and highway rating achieves a high of 37 mpg, putting it above key competitors in the subcompact [...]

Report: Electric Audi Q6 Arriving by 2018 With 310 Miles of Range

Tuesday  23:07,   01 november 2016

Audi confirmed last month it would produce an electric Audi Q6, and now we have more clues on what to expect.Stadler said that achieving a range of 500 km, or 310 miles, "is a must." “Now with our engineers and our battery-cell suppliers we are at a [...]