First Drives

 
2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

2017 Ram Power Wagon first drive review: Irrational but appealing

Las Vegas – If it were a teenager, it'd do things just “for the lulz.” Fiat Chrysler is starting to take that approach, and it's making this Italian-American brand one of the most absurd automakers on the market. CAFE standards? Start stuffing a supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 into... read more

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2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Subaru BRZ: playing in Spain

If you're still complaining about the Subaru BRZ's lack of turbo, you probably don't quite understand how Subaru--with help from Toyota--developed this sports car. From the... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid first drive review: Split personality

Cape Town, South Africa - The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is an enigma wrapped in the sheet metal of a four-door 911. It’s a car with incredible power, a lightning... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
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... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
Lamborghini Huracán Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder

2017 Lamborghini Huracán RWD Spyder first drive review: A supercar throwback

Have modern supercars become too soft? Pick pretty much any high-dollar exotic today and it's easy enough to use for an evening trip to a fancy dinner spot. Your date will be... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor first drive review: one of a kind on road and off

Sports cars are great at going fast around corners, but you know what they can't do? They can't rip across the desert, they can't crawl over rocks, and they can't perform... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
2018 Lexus LC500

2018 Lexus LC 500 first drive review

SEVILLE, Spain--If you remember the very first days of Lexus, you remember the clever ads: the champagne glasses on the hood of the car, the ball bearing rolling down its... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
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


 
 

 
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