First Drives

 
2017 BMW 5-Series

2017 BMW 5-Series first drive review: Playing the middle

BMW’s middle child has always had identity issues. Iterations of the 5er have had their moments, but it’s always worn hand-me-downs from the 7-Series and, quite frankly, we would’ve rather played with the 3-Series on a Saturday afternoon. You can imagine how hard this 2017 BMW... read more

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2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 first drive review: The deep-knee Benz

It's time to come clean, friends. Don't worry, You're in a safe space here. Just admit it. You're power-hungry. But just how much power will it take to get your fix? 300?... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Bentley Bentayga

2017 Bentley Bentayga video review

Even among big SUVs, it's the little things that make all the differences. One-touch windows, real radio knobs. Yeah, that's the good stuff. This machine? Its little things... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2018 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q5 first drive review: Everything you expect, in a better package

Sometimes, familiarity breeds discontent. Such was not the case with the Audi Q5, however. Though it first hit the market all the way back in 2008, the German automaker... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43, Affalterbach, Germany

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 first drive review

We’ve been down this road before—well, not literally, as this particular stretch of Germany’s Baden-Württemburg state isn’t exactly bristling... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Kia Soul Turbo first drive review - Image via Jeff Jablansky

2017 Kia Soul Turbo first drive review

The Soul hatchback has been very, very good to Kia. Where some car companies believe in their most expensive products to exemplify their respective brand identities, Kia has... read more November 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S: Second drive

The 911's flat-6 engine has been one of its greatest strengths. The naturally aspirated boxer engine, in displacements ranging from 3.4 to 4.0 liters created great sounds... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi A4 vs. 2017 Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE vs. Audi A4: A luxury compact confrontation

It's a question we've been asking ourselves since the 2017 Audi A4 and the 2017 Jaguar XE first rolled into our driveways: which one's better, and can either of them ascend... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi R8 vs. 2017 Acura NSX

Acura NSX vs. Audi R8: We compare tech versus higher tech

Supercars give automakers a chance to show off the fullest extents of their design and engineering capabilities. They use lightweight materials, advanced powertrains, and... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
BMW M2 vs. Focus RS

BMW M2 vs. Ford Focus RS: Have turbos, will travel

Being low man on the totem pole isn't always so bad. Two of our finalists for the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2017 award, the 2016 BMW M2 and 2016 Ford Focus RS, started... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE first drive review: More than a track package

I’m in the base model, on a pencil-straight desert road, and I already love this car. Even with the V-6 engine you can get in an Impala, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio first drive review

Cracking off shifts of the ZF 8-speed automatic with the column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters, the 505-horsepower turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 snarling like a staked... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Lincoln Continental

2017 Lincoln Continental first drive review

It must be tough to be Lincoln. As the brand has learned, time and again, there is a difference between image and reputation. The most tired trope among those who care about... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Focus RS

2016 Ford Focus RS first drive review: The hottest of the hatches

Ford couldn't have released the Focus RS at a better time. The Mitsubishi Evo is officially dead, and the Subaru WRX STI is getting long in the tooth. The most recent... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S, white

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman first drive review: don't play it by ear

The Porsche Boxster and Cayman are brilliant sports cars, but they're not so different as the names might suggest — they’re basically the same car, aside from... read more October 8, 2016 by


 
2017 Infiniti Q60

2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport first drive review: Truth in truth

The 2017 Infiniti Q60 tells no lies. In top trim, Q60 Red Sport 400, the Q60 delivers on every one of its promises: It’s one better than the Q50 (from which its... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
 

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