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2022 Grand Wagoneer enclosed trailer

2022 Grand Wagoneer Review & Towing Test: Following the O.G. Formula, But To What Effect?

Eleven point two. Yes, 11.2 miles per gallon is what I achieved after one week and 320.3 miles of driving the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Granted, half of those miles involved towing, and many of the others came from city driving. But the fuel economy I managed from the latest, biggest, throwbackiest Jeep-not-Jeep to hit …

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2022 Genesis G70 3.3T RWD

2022 Genesis G70 Review: Step Aside, Badge Snobs… This Is ‘Old 3-Series’ Good

Genesis is an interesting brand, leaning more toward sport or luxury depending on the model in question. While they do a great job of building well-equipped, decadent vehicles, their smallest sedan of three is also their most fun. The 2022 Genesis G70 is not a new car, with minimal changes for the new year to …

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2021 Hyundai Elantra N-Line 6MT

2021 Hyundai Elantra N-Line 6-Speed Review: Move Over, Civic Si?

Honda’s Civic Si has been a perennial favorite of enthusiasts who don’t need something luxurious to have a good time. Buyers like the affordable economy car that mixes a potent engine, manual transmission, and other hardware upgrades over a “regular” Civic to make it a bit more fun without punishing the driver day to day. …

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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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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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