First Drives

 
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C first drive review: AMG’s celebratory gift is a delight

Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have not always been adversaries. The two German automotive icons, hailing from east and north of Stuttgart, Germany, respectively, were once occasional collaborators. Not that you’d know that from behind the wheel of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C coupe. This squat... read more

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk first drive: the most expensive, violent Hellcat yet

Approach the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and few external cues give away that this isn’t a normal Grand Cherokee SRT. The front fog lights are missing to allow more... read more August 29, 2017 by


 
2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible first drive review: more growl than bite

I'm headed to Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois, and I'm a little nervous. Just yesterday I took delivery of a 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible, and today I'm going... read more August 29, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

What it's like to drive a concept car

When an automaker says its concept vehicle is powered by unicorn farts, emits only cotton candy, and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in two shakes of a lamb's tail, don't... read more August 25, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150 first drive review: so good you won't even notice

When the new Ford F-150 was unveiled in 2015, it was the world's first aluminum pickup truck, an innovation that General Motors and Ram still haven't caught up with. Combined... read more August 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X off-road

2017 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X off-road review

Term limits don't apply to the new car industry. If they did, the 2017 Nissan Frontier you see here wouldn't be a dead-ringer for the 2005 Nissan Frontier that hit dealer... read more August 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS: Living with a street and track star

Life gets in the way, even when you're behind the wheel of a 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS. Instead of zipping around scenic Lake Tahoe or pushing things to the limit on a... read more August 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Audi RS 7

2017 Audi RS 7 Performance first drive review: living with a $137K hatchback

Audi Sport's slogan is "Born on the track. Built for the road." While most of us would love to test the limits of any Audi Sport model on a racetrack, we'd also be happy to... read more August 4, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo

2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo first drive review: practically perfect in (almost) every way

Neither jaw-droppingly gorgeous nor particularly utilitarian, the 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is nonetheless highly endearing. It’s the latest in a line of cars... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid first drive review: the 918 Spyder distilled

The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is an intensely busy machine. There’s nothing raw or visceral, two words nearly synonymous with Porsche, about this four-door... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
2018 Audi TT RS

2018 Audi TT RS first drive review: overcoming imbalance

If you were going to design a sports car, you wouldn’t start with the layout of the Audi TT. You wouldn’t choose a front-wheel-drive architecture. You... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
2018 Audi RS 3

2018 Audi RS 3 first drive review: less money, but no less fun

Audi’s turbocharged 5-cylinder cars have a short but distinguished history. The Audi Quattro burst onto the scene in the early 1980s and won multiple driver's and... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road trail review: archaic in all the right ways

The Toyota 4Runner refuses to evolve, and that’s why we love it. It has stayed true to its rugged roots for more than three decades, outliving long-forgotten 4x4s like... read more July 22, 2017 by


 
2018 Dodge Durango SRT first drive

2018 Dodge Durango SRT first drive review: Challenger's attitude

A Dodge Durango might be one of the last vehicles you'd want to drive on an angry lap of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's in-field road course. It's a 3-row crossover SUV... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon First Drive

2018 Dodge Demon first drive review: Hellcat for real sinners

Americans love excess, noise, and bombast, and the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is as excessive, noisy, and bombastic as a car can get. But the ultimate Challenger is also... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody first drive

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody first drive review: big looks, incremental improvements

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is very, very fast. The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is even faster. So naturally, rather than calling it a job very well done, Dodge is... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
 

 
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