It’s a weird feeling when you finally get to drive a vehicle that you went to the international reveal of. It’s kind of like watching your child grow up. When I went to Seoul for the reveal of the new Hyundai Kona, not only was it one of my first international trips as an automotive […]
General Motors launched its Maven rideshare service in 2016 with the goal of providing renters with a taste of its vehicles, while also bringing in a little extra revenue. The service offers a wide array of vehicles ranging from small hatchbacks like the Chevrolet Spark to large SUVs like the Tahoe. Show More Summary
Sweet without being suffocating and smarter and more charming than it sounds on paper, the play Maytag Virgin proves to be a splendid vehicle for its two-person cast. Running through February 11 at Aurora Theatre, it’s a crowd pleaser that never looks down at its characters or the audience. It’s penned by Audrey Cefaly, a...
Sheriff's deputies in a central Illinois county will soon be able to take their work vehicles home after their shifts end. The Herald & Review in Decatur reports that a … Click to Continue »
Tesla vehicles are certainly forward-thinking, but sometimes the company's tech oriented approach results in a less than optimal user experience. Case in point: a recent CNN review of the Model 3 bemoans the fact that users are essentially...Show More Summary
A flight simulator comfortable for the whole family Gaming in VR is all about immersion, and one of the best ways to take advantage of that sensation is to climb into vehicles you otherwise wouldn't. One of the best examples of thisShow More Summary
While most families won’t take their SUVs off-pavement, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is a vehicle for serious recreation that will get you away from civilization. The 4X4 TRD Off-Road trim offers up a bit more attitude and comfort than the standard model. It’s a rare breed that doesn’t fit the typical SUV/crossover mold. It will […]
Tesla’s Model 3 vehicles have been unleashed onto the roads, so drivers have been posting reviews about their experiences. One observation that’s been made so far is that the mass-market electric vehicle goes from 0 to 60 mph fasterShow More Summary
Despite the glut of high end, expensive dual-cab 4WDs on roads around Australia, when you want to actually get to work and use your vehicle as a tool of trade, you buy something like the 2017 Isuzu D-Max 4×4 Single Cab Chassis. Huge alloy tray, tough as nails, and a hardy, utilitarian interior – that’s […]
We've been conducting electric vehicle reviews for years, but we really stepped it up in 2017. Much thanks in particular is owed to Kyle Field and Nicolas Zart, both of who have written a ton of EV review articles this year. Thanks are...Show More Summary
Tesla is currently mired in "production hell," but that hasn't stopped owners from being extremely satisfied with their brand new all-electric vehicles. In Consumer Reports' 2017 Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey, the popular review publication...Show More Summary
Driverless vehicles are expected to become a reality on our roads in the near future. This column reviews research into the effects this will have on the economy and on society. New business models for truck operators and delivery companies,...Show More Summary
The 2018 Infiniti QX80 is a frustrating vehicle. It's (finally) attractive. There's a charming powertrain moving it along. And this big truck does luxury well, with beautiful leatherwork and a quiet cabin. But these attributes aren't enough to to overshadow the QX80's age. At the very least, Infiniti's reskinning of the QX80 has been a success. In...
We’ve taken a spin in the new Wrangler, the JL series, and have a full first drive review posted. The vehicle delivers everything we were hoping for and more, making it the best Wrangler yet. Mercedes-Benz has revealed the interior of its new G-Class which debuts next month at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The...
We’re going sideways in a rear-wheel-drive, four-door HSV. Nothing unusual about that. Much weirder is the fact the vehicle in question isn’t a hotted-up Commodore, but instead a wilder-looking Colorado dual-cab ute. When you consider the last HSV launched was the GTSR W1, and its next release will be this Colorado SportsCat, it’s a contrast […]
The 2017 Subaru Levorg 1.6 GT is an interesting beast that presents something of a conundrum for potential buyers. Any vehicle proudly wearing a Subaru badge carries the weight of AWD credibility, safety, durability and exceptional build quality. There’s one added expectation, though. Said vehicle also needs to be fun to drive, which is more […]
If you've been wondering why we still haven't seen a thorough and enlightening Model 3 review, the simple answer is that the number of Model 3 vehicles out on the road is infinitesimal. The reason for this, not surprisingly, is that Tesla, as some astutely predicted months ago, has experienced some challenges with respect to Model 3 production. Show More Summary
Yeah, I know. An SUV version of a Mini isn’t small and isn’t like an old Mini. If you can’t get past that fact, you’re never going to love the 2018 Mini Countryman D. But, if you have an open mind and look at this vehicle as an SUV with its own character and an […]
The 2018 Honda Jazz is an amazing car. It’s the most practical and spacious vehicle in its class, and as a first car – or even as a second family car – it makes an awful lot of sense. Just not in the pricey VTi-L variant. For $22,990 plus on-roads (roughly $26,000 drive-away depending on your state), […]
The Mercedes-Benz Vito is the entry point to the hallowed Three-Pointed Star brand’s commercial vehicle range in Australia, in lieu of the Renault Kangoo-based Citan not sold here for safety reasons. While not as widely known as the larger Sprinter – aka the majority of ambulances in Australia, fleet customers not known for being easy […]