2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness Review: Almost a Factory ‘Safari’ Build

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The only thing hotter than a factory “Safari” car from Subaru may be the temperatures at the Safari rally itself. Subaru made their World Rally Championship debut at the Kenyan Safari Rally in 1990, and have been known to inject a little bit of that rally heritage into each of their vehicles ever since.  And even though they *understandably* didn’t send us to Kenya to test out the new Crosstrek Wilderness, we did get an entire day off-road in Zion National park. 

2024 Hyundai Kona: Imperfectly Grown-Up

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I’ve been trying very hard not to fall into the same automotive review literary tropes as my forefathers. Y’know, describing all under the same shade of Jeremy Clarkson Top-Gear-esque “Brilliant,” or reaching in our idiom arsenal to describe a new generation of a car as “grown-up”. I mean, it’s a car, not a person. It’s not like the Kona hit a growth spurt over the summer and now they’re in the 7th grade fighting a losing battle against the concepts of body odor and deodorant.