2021 Genesis GV70

2021 Genesis GV70 Review: The ($20,000) More Affordable Porsche Macan S?

My first drive of this 2021 Genesis GV70 was about a month ago, at an event for automotive media. The Genesis PR lead walked me through the GV70’s features before setting me free on some Maryland back roads. I took in as much behind the wheel as I could in twenty minutes, and returned to …

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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 fast charging

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S Road Trip Review: Enough With the Touch Buttons Already

I’d driven two examples of VW’s latest electric crossover prior to this review, but only long enough to get basic driving impressions. Twenty-six minutes across two drives isn’t enough time to form the deepest of opinions. So when the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S showed up for a week, I charged it up and hit …

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2021 Audi RS7 Sportback

2021 Audi RS7 Sportback Review: On the ‘Pumpkin Spice Rally,’ Anything but Basic

Every fall, one of my friends hosts a road rally. Sixty or so LGBT+ car enthusiasts gather somewhere in Pennsylvania, have a little car show in a parking lot or field, then spend several hours exploring the state’s finest back roads before ending at another fabulous destination. What you drive isn’t nearly as important as …

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1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Standing Water to Standing Burnouts: Reviving Brian’s 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass

“Too bad it’s a four-door.” Shut up. I grew up hearing that phrase over and over, and man, does that really grate on my nerves. So many good cars were lost to the scrap yard for “having too many doors.” Back in 2002, my parents were searching for a car for my oldest brother and …

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2022 Mazda MX-30 EV

2022 Mazda MX-30 EV Review: 100 Miles of Range Isn’t Enough, Unless It Is

Americans are obsessed with ambition, particularly when it comes to driving. Despite reality often painting a very different picture, people buy more vehicle than they need or generally use, because maybe one day they’ll do the thing. They’ll go off-roading on rocky trails or overland through the desert for weeks at a time. They’ll hit …

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2021 Land Rover Defender 90

2021 Land Rover Defender 90 Towing Review: Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

I was slightly surprised when Land Rover unveiled their new Defender last year. Here was a modern take on their most off-road-focused vehicle. It was, in theory, quite capable away from pavement. Great, so are vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler and the Ford Bronco. But where those fall short is on towing capacity, something Land …

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2021 Jaguar XF

2021 Jaguar XF Review: What is ‘a Proper Jaguar,’ Anyway?

Though the Jaguar XF has historically been the brand’s midsize sedan, Jaguar stopped selling their compact XE, tweaking the 2021 Jaguar XF to fit both compact and midsize price points. Sedans aren’t selling as well as crossovers, and every sedan on the market has to be that much more intentional to really justify its existence. …

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2021 GMC Yukon AT4 towing

2021 GMC Yukon AT4 Towing Review: For Enclosed Trailers, Go Bigger or Differently

Look around any track paddock and you’ll see throngs of General Motors’ full-size SUVs. They’re a staple, and for good reason. Based on the GM half-ton pickup chassis, Chevrolet’s Tahoe and Suburban and GMC’s Yukon and Yukon XL offer a wagon-shaped pickup alternative that can tow open or enclosed trailers alike. I took a 2021 …

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2021 Polestar 2

2021 Polestar 2 Review: Carefully Optioned, Better than a Tesla Model 3?

If you’ve shopped for a performance-oriented, road-trip-range sort of electric car with that was truly “an car” – not a crossover of some sort – your only options until recently came from Tesla, in the form of the smallish Model 3 and largeish Model S. There are plenty of reasons to like the Model 3, and plenty …

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