First Drives

 
2019 Jaguar I-Pace first drive

2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover (brief) first drive review: 4:34 to the future

In the four minutes and 34 seconds that I get behind the wheel of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, I could listen to “Moby Dick” (Zeppelin, not Melville), make a bag of popcorn, or charge the electric Jag for about 20 miles. Ideally, I’d like to do all three. But I get four minutes and 34... read more

April 3, 2018 by
 
2018 BMW X2

2018 BMW X2 first drive review: At least it’s a BMW

I’m barreling down the longest straight at The Thermal Club’s South Palm Circuit at over 100 mph, and I’m thinking this isn’t right. The 2018 BMW X2... read more March 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio First Drive

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio first drive review: ultimate performance, incomplete luxury

“Best RACE Experience With Shifter in Manual.” That message flashes across the instrument cluster after I twist the drive mode selector past Dynamic and into Race... read more March 1, 2018 by


 
2018 Buick Regal GS

2018 Buick Regal GS first drive review: six appeal

The 2018 Buick Regal GS wears lots of letters and words on its flanks and in its cabin. Two you won’t find? “Gran Sport.” That moniker’s a relic of an... read more March 1, 2018 by


 
2018 Audi RS 5

7 things you should know about the 2018 Audi RS 5

I’m frustrated. The Arizona desert roads Audi picked for me to drive its track-bred coupe on were picturesque and open, but I found nary a sharp corner to attack. So... read more February 27, 2018 by


 
2007 Audi S6 Avant

Es-stating the obvious: 2007 Audi S6 Avant is the dream wagon we never got

There are only two ways a third-generation Audi S6 Avant makes it to the U.S. It’s either a blackmarket car that was imported here and federalized at a completely... read more February 22, 2018 by


 
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Living with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: the good and the bad

Jeep crows about its Wrangler being the standard for off-road driving. As my colleague Andrew Ganz found in Arizona, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is a dynamite car in the dirt... read more February 21, 2018 by


 
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a snow warrior, too

It was a bright, sunny February afternoon in Chicago when I picked up the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Still, with temperatures in the 30s, the conditions weren't... read more February 12, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi A7, January, 2018 media drive, Cape Town, South Africa

2019 Audi A7 first drive review: evolution in Africa

Cape Town, South Africa - The South African landscape is unusually parched. Late January is midsummer here, and the country is in the throes of a drought that threatens the... read more February 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Lincoln Navigator

9 things you need to know about the 2018 Lincoln Navigator

The Lincoln Navigator was once the gold standard for luxury SUVs, but it faded into history as time—not to mention limited investment from parent company Ford in its... read more February 6, 2018 by


 
2018 Jaguar E-Pace

2018 Jaguar E-Pace first drive review: small crossover with big ideas

The afternoon sun in Corsica melts into the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace’s sumptuous lines. The E-Pace needs a lot of light. After all, it’s instantly familiar. Its shapes... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA

2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA first drive review: a lighter, tighter WRX STI

Subaru’s STI division has a recipe for more fun. Add liberal amounts of better handling, a dash more power, then bring the heat. In the case of the $50,000 2018 Subaru... read more February 2, 2018 by


 
2019 Infiniti QX50, first drive

2019 Infiniti QX50 first drive review: variable compression, constantly good

The Infiniti brand is difficult to pin down. Its struggle to introduce a cohesive brand identity and driving character and hide Nissan underpinnings overshadows impressive... read more February 1, 2018 by


 
2018 Subaru BRZ tS

2018 Subaru BRZ tS first drive review: less sideways, more stick

The Subaru BRZ has been focused on handling and fun since its introduction in 2011. Dynamic drivability comes naturally in a lightweight sports car, after all. For 2018, the... read more January 31, 2018 by


 
Byton concept first ride

Byton concept first ride: the future is a trendy family room on wheels

Walk up to your Byton and an exterior camera knows your face. The door unlocks and you open it. The car boots up and it knows your name. It knows your health data, reads your... read more January 12, 2018 by


 
2018 Buick Regal Sportback

2018 Buick Regal Sportback first drive review: the crossover of cars

The decision to do away with a sedan shape and offer the 2018 Buick Regal as a hatchback (called Sportback) and a wagon (called Tour X) is an odd one at first blush. After... read more December 19, 2017 by


 
 

 
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