First Drive: 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V

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The 2023 Cadillac is a full-size luxury SUV packing 682 horsepower from its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine. It can rip from 0-60 mph in under 4.4 seconds. And it’s also serene, quiet, and comfortable on the inside… until you mash the throttle or blast the 36-speaker AKG sound system. What a silly thing in this […]

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq5 is Stylish, Quirky, Electrified Fun

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq5 is an excellent EV that looks great, is nice inside, and charges quickly. Hyundai has made sure it stands out with its retro-fun pixelated future styling. Inside, the cabin is comfortable and well equipped. And even better is that this AWD version has 320 horsepower and can handle 350kW charging speeds. […]

The 2022 Lexus LX 600 is 90 Percent a Land Cruiser

It’s not the 300-Series Land Cruiser, but the 2022 Lexus LX 600 is pretty darn close. We no longer get the Cruiser here in North America as the LX 600 is now the defacto full-bore big off-roader from the Toyota family. And that’s actually not bad when you consider it has a powerful twin-turbocharged V6, […]

The 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 V8 is an angry mountain goat

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I already know I love the Land Rover Defender, but that ratchets up a bit when you swap in V8 power. This is the Defender 90 V8 and there’s a big-ole 5.0-liter V8 between the front fenders. It’s supercharged and makes 518 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque. And it puts all that power to […]

The 2022 Subaru WRX is a great car… with a weird packaging decision

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The 2022 Subaru WRX is the first WRX on the automaker’s new global platform, and it really helps the car shine. This WRX has a great chassis, strong engine, exciting steering, and an excellent interior. And if you want the most exciting version you …have to get it with a CVT? Oh well, the non-GT […]

The 2022 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS is happiness distilled into four wheels

This car here is nearly perfect; the 2022 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS is everything you could want in a sports car while keeping it extremely livable on a daily basis. The GTS is typically my favorite trim in any Porsche model line, and it’s no exception in the 911 family. Add in the Targa […]

The Superformance MkIII E-Cobra is Electrified Insanity Done Right!

You take a Superformance MkIII Cobra and you swap the mighty 427 V8 under the hood for some batteries and an electric motor, and what do you get? You get the absolutely wicked and insane E-Cobra. And I’m here to tell you that it’s the wildest thing I’ve driven. Do I prefer the rumble of […]

2022 Volkswagen GTI: Close… but misses the mark

wanted this one to be really good, and the driving experience of the 2022 Volkswagen GTI is good. The exterior style is nice, the new display screens look great, and the price is still good for what you get here. But the user experience with the infotainment is rather poor… and that is a big […]

First Drive: 2022 Kia EV6

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The roads north of Sonoma, California are a wonderful place to test pretty much any vehicle. It’s a greener part of California as the hills look healthy with growth. You are surrounded by some of the best wineries on the planet. The people seem happy. And the roads twist and turn around gorgeous hills that […]

Review: 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 – Time to Evolve or Exit

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Have you thought about the Mercedes-Benz CLS450 in a while? It’s okay if you haven’t. I’m curious if Mercedes itself is thinking about it. The vehicle as it sits today is totally fine. But when the rest of your lineup exists in or is moving towards a zone of stellar awesome, fine doesn’t cut it. […]