Video Reviews

  • 2018 Jaguar E-Pace

    Jaguar’s second crossover may have started life as a Land Rover and a Range Rover. But making it a "Jaaaaag" was job No. 1 for the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace. What’s a Jag if it doesn’t drive well? To that end the list of changes was fairly substantial. The Jaguar E-Pace gets its own suspension bits, including aluminum steering knuckles and camber rates that prioritize on road feel. It’s firmer than the other two, and even though it’s Jaguar’s first transverse-mounted engine with front-wheel drive bias, it’s meant to be a sporty driver. DON'T MISS: 2018...

  • 2018 Audi S4/S5 First Drive
    2018 Audi S4/S5 video review: making our own music at Coachella

    We have a tough time nailing down what “performance” means anymore. Automakers work really hard telling us that every car has sporting potential—right down to a minivan. We’re easily not convinced. We know “sssspeed” when we see it, and Audi’s twins here...

  • 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 hood, the "relentless pursuit of perfection." Forget it all. Now Lexus is chasing after world-class luxury and performance with...

  • 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 are a lot different. How about a custom-made picnic basket, 115 paint colors, and a $170,000 watch stuck in the dash? Sounds...

  • 2016 McLaren 570S
    The $187,400 McLaren 570S is Ferrari's rude wake-up call: first drive review

    Say you just sold your first mobile app, or your company just got acquired by some search-engine giant. What’s a car-crazed geek to do? Real estate? Retirement plan? We’d do something totally logical like this--the 570S, the first car in McLaren's more attainable Sports Series. Logical...

  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera
    2017 Porsche 911 first drive review

    The Porsche 911 isn’t just a car. It’s car history, one of the foundation garments on the body of work that includes everything from the Model T to the Beetle to the Corvette. Catch us on the right day and we'd argue the 911 is one of the cars mankind will be measured by, if there's...

  • 2017 Jaguar F-Pace

    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 wedged between Croatia and Albania, deep in Game of Thrones territory. Largely unscathed by the decades of civil war that erupted all around it at the turn of the last century, it's chockablock with staggeringly beautiful scenery. It's a proto-Monaco, hanging over the Adriatic Sea, guarded by steep cliffs that arch over the water in a pitch-perfect imitation of Malibu, just minus the people. Highways are hundreds of...

  • 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 anything, it automatically becomes a big deal. Diesels, however, aren't the only thing the automaker has to offer besides...

  • 2016 Volvo XC90 R-Design
    2016 Volvo XC90 T6 video review

    Luxury SUVs are more popular than ever, but let’s get real. Not everyone needs a leather-lined utility vehicle that’s capable of fording rivers and dealing with parking at Trader Joe’s. Most of us need a wagon with all-weather traction and a strong dose of safety. We like nice...

  • 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 culture-shifters. Witness the Audi R8, the BMW i8. When it made its debut 25 years ago, the Acura NSX was the brand's first halo car. It...

  • 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 big wheels, wasn’t penned in California. It wasn’t engineered in Detroit. It wasn’t even built in the...

  • 2016 McLaren 675LT
    McLaren 675LT first drive review

    When McLaren decided it wanted to get back to offering cars for the road, the world was graced with the presence of the MP4-12C. Being the highly proficient team that ever quests for both "more" and "better", the 12C soon gave way to the 650S supercar and the P1 hypercar. Each machine is a...

  • 2017 Audi Q7

    Three-row SUVs are today's station wagons. They do it all, from heavy-duty family hauling to light off-roading. But having a third-row seat usually puts a damper on driving fun. And usually, that third row means luxury takes a back seat to practicality. Today we're going to show you a three-row SUV that has its performance and luxury priorities right--the 2017 Audi Q7. MUST SEE: Watch All 110 Crashes From The First Six Fast & Furious Movies The Q7 was new back in 2007--you know, when the iPhone was fresh out of the box. It had a fairly small third-row seat, but it had great road manners...

  • 2015 Lamborghini Huracan Video Road Test
    2015 Lamborghini Huracán video review

    Lamborghini. For some of us, it means the Countach, the ultimate Eighties poster car, maybe the craziest supercar of all time. For others, it's the Aventador, the state of the art supercar with Italy written all over it. For us, it means the Huracán--the approachable Lamborghini, if there is...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS
    2016 Ford Focus RS first ride review

    Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is in the midst of a run of performance cars like we have never seen before. The Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs are arriving right now. Next up is the all-wheel-drive Focus RS, followed by the SVT Raptor, and then the king of them all, the reborn GT. The 2016 Focus RS...

  • 2017 Bentley Bentayga
    2017 Bentley Bentayga first drive review

    Spain is a country of contrasts: exclusive estates tower over luxury resorts at the Mediterranean coast, while just a few miles inland, crumbling villages scrape by in picturesque poverty. So, too, the Bentley Bentayga. Not in its economics, of course, but in its character. As Bentley’s first...

  • 2015 Ford Mustang GT
    2015 Ford Mustang GT video review

    Fifty-one years. That’s how long it’s been since the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] introduced the Mustang at the New York World’s Fair. In an instant, it became an American classic. The current Mustang was all-new for the 2015 model year, and it's the best Mustang ever—but...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Camaro
    2016 Chevrolet Camaro first drive review

    ​ Muscle-car fans have had quite a feast in the past two years, with the 707-horsepower Challenger and Charger Hellcat and the 526-hp Shelby GT350 laying untold stripes on countless roads across America. (Dozens of them may be ours. Maybe not. Prove it in court.) But they won't be able to pass up...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe

    Mercedes was the first carmaker to coupe all the things. It turned the E-Class sedan into the CLS--something they call a four-door coupe, confusing as that might sound. But when it came to SUVs, Mercedes was beaten to the punch by BMW. And maybe that was a good thing, because for every coupe-like SUV BMW sold, there were failures. ZDX, Crosstour--yup, we're looking at you. Now, Mercedes-Benz is trying to claim some of that coupe-y, off-road turf with its own slope-roofed SUV. Does the new 2016 GLE Coupe do pretty--and do off-road--better than the X6? ALSO SEE: 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport (C-Class)
    2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG first drive review

    So how surprised were we when the gorgeous new C-Class bowed for 2015--and we found ourselves falling for the cheaper, less powerful C300? Pretty surprised. It could have been that there wasn't much of a speed difference between the twin-turbo C300 and the twin-turbo C400. Now, for 2016...

  • 2016 Rezvani Beast Speedster
    2016 Rezvani Beast Speedster first drive review

    Remember when you used to order your chassis or vehicular platform, and then find someone else to build your body? No? That's not a surprise because the art of coachbuilt cars has faded away a bit. They're still out there but they're typically extremely rare play things of the rich that are meant...

  • 2016 Jaguar XF V6 S AWD
    2016 Jaguar XF first drive review

    E-Class, 5-Series—some of the best luxury cars in the world are mid-size sedans. But the battle for hearts and minds, and roads, isn't just between those epic four-doors. We'd put the vaunted Audi A6 and the excellent Cadillac CTS on the list, too. Is there room for one more truly great...

  • 2016 Audi TT
    2016 Audi TT video review

    How do you follow up an instant classic? The first Audi TT was just that—a styling home run, even if it wasn’t a true sports car. Since then, Audi’s been pushing the TT into sports-car territory, more focused on speed than looks—more a rival for cars like the SLK, the Z4...

  • 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
    2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R first drive review

    Blame it all on notorious badass Carroll Shelby. The man was a goddamn prophet. Back in 1965 he knew what was wrong with the Mustang—it needed more power. It doesn't take a genius to think that, but it took one to make it happen, and to make history. Shelby gave the pony car more power in the...

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