First Drives

 
Toyota Sienna SE+, 2016 One Lap of America

Toyota goes racing with the Sienna and we drive it

Have you ever considered driving your living room around a racetrack? Toyota would like you to think it's possible, and is why it decided to compete in the One Lap of America with a pair of Sienna minivans. One Lap concluded this past weekend, and both vans completed the 12-state, 3,500-mile trip... read more

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace

2017 Jaguar F-Pace first drive review

Montenegro is mostly off the radar of Americans. We kind of know Yugoslavia, even though it no longer exists. Montenegro's a part of the former Yugoslavia, a rocky promontory... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW X1  -  First Drive  -  April 2016

2016 BMW X1 first drive review

The new 2016 BMW X1 is, for the most part, a very good car. Yet there’s a big asterisk to this: It just doesn’t feel much like a BMW. In this age when executives... read more April 24, 2016 by


 
2016 Lexus IS 200t F Sport

2016 Lexus IS 200t F Sport first drive review

Automotive quiz question: Which automaker has had the worst engine on the market for, oh, the last decade or so? Surprisingly, the answer is Lexus. The Japanese luxury... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC  -  First Drive  -  April 2016

2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC first drive review

Roadsters like the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC aren’t exactly in vogue right now. The Honda S2000 faded away a few years ago. BMW Z4 sales have fizzled to levels far below... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi R8, Asheville to Daytona part III

Breaking the banks at Daytona in a 2017 Audi R8

Audi has come a long way since the days of the original Quattro. That all-wheel-drive original changed minds about which wheels should drive a performance car. But the... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet  -  First Drive, April 2016

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet first drive review

Talk up the feel of the wind in your hair and the natural high of sunshine as you will; but in the world of convertibles, there are those that cruise the scene, and there are... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla Model 3 first ride

Last night we were treated to the reveal of Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] all-new Model 3 electric sports sedan. Shortly after the reveal we also received a quick ride in... read more April 1, 2016 by


 
Nissan Winter Warrior

Nissan tames snow with Winter Warrior track trucks: Video

My hands are warm from the heated steering wheel. My butt is warm from the heated seats. Classic rock is blaring through the Bose speakers. Everything seems normal about the... read more March 19, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE

Driving the Volkswagen Golf GTE: Forbidden fruit video review

Volkswagen has an issue on its hands with its diesel vehicles. You know this. The entire world knows this. That's because when you apply the suffix "-gate" to the end of... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, 2016 Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch Drive Program

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible and 4-cylinder first drive

“We were sick of wearing the scarlet letter of mass with the fifth-gen Camaro.” That’s what Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser told journalists at the... read more March 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Acura NSX

2017 Acura NSX first drive review

Halo cars aren't designed to be best sellers. They're vital vanity projects--succinct statements of all a car company wants to be, and what it can do. They can be... read more March 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Buick Cascada

2016 Buick Cascada first drive review

With its new Cascada, Buick is back in the convertible game after a lengthy absence, but all is not what it seems. This new Buick Cascada droptop, with its clean lines and... read more March 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E300)

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class first drive review

The car world is hurtling off on new and exciting and in some cases, highly speculative vectors. From Tesla to Google to Apple, a batch of new auto arrivals are owning the... read more March 8, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW X4 M40i  -  First Drive

2016 BMW X4 M40i first drive review

BMW’s current model lineup is a quagmire. Sure, to the brand’s enthusiasts it’s a nice, ordered progression of models and choices; but to others it’s... read more March 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 3.0t 400

2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 first drive review

Dynamic Digital Suspension, Direct Adaptive Steering, Active Lane Control, and a Drive Mode Selector with more than 300 possibilities. These are all available on the updated... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
 

 
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