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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Is This The EV To Beat?

Hyundai finally pulled the wraps off the hotly anticipated 2022 Ioniq 5. This attractive yet super angular crossover hatchback wagon thing is the first of three vehicles under the Ioniq sub-brand. Two battery options will be offered along with single or dual-motor configurations, the latter of which enables AWD. Oh, and it’ll only take 18 minutes to charge to 80…

2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance First Look

Is the 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance the return of the IS F? Not quiet. Although it uses the same 472-hp 5.0-liter V8, the IS 500 misses out on some go-fast goodies that are exclusive only to the RC F and the LC 500. Still, this screaming compact sports sedan should be a blast to drive. Buy Merch!…

The Truth About EVs And Solar

Can you go off-grid or solar-only and still drive an EV? Totally. However, it’s much harder than it looks. In this video, we’re going to take a look at exactly how to do just that while flexing Alex’s green credentials to prove that he’s not some crazy neanderthal. Buy Merch! http://aoamerch.com

Can It Go 270? | 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E Range Test

Can the Ford Mustang Mach-E best the Tesla Model Y? The last example of the latter got 225 miles on Alex’s watch but can this electrified pony beat or match that. We put the Mach-E through a range test to find out and also to see if the figures Ford released are on point, conservative, or optimistic. Buy Merch! http://aoamerch.com

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2022 Subaru BRZ First Look | Bringing Lightweight Sexy Back

Subaru has just revealed the second generation BRZ and no, you’re not getting a turbocharger. This lightweight, RWD sports coupe still has a naturally aspirated screamer, this time you get more power and torque. Expect the new, sexier BRZ to still be a hoot and a half to drive yet still be priced low enough that it’s within the reach…

2022 Genesis GV70 Uncovered!

The second SUV from Genesis has finally broken cover and it’s called the GV70. This flamboyantly designed utility vehicle slots below the GV80 and will compete against the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. Expect the GV70 to feature the same engine options as the G80 and GV80 with the six-cylinder model getting AWD standard. Like the G70 on the sedan…

2021 Honda Ridgeline | The Pragmatist Gets A Nose Job

Honda has given its Ridgeline a refresh. The big highlight is that new grille, which adds a more rugged look. Expect this look to find its way to other Honda SUVs including the Pilot and Passport. Unlike its key competitors, the Ridgeline is a unibody truck with cool features like an in-bed trunk that doubles as a cooler and an…

Mazda’s CX-30 Gets A Turbo

Is the standard 186-hp 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-pot in the Mazda CX-30 not enough for you? Mazda has the solution to cure your thirst for power in the form of the CX-30 Turbo. Powered by the same turbocharged 2.5-liter I4 found in the larger CX-5 and CX-9, the CX-30 Turbo should satisfy that itch and it has AWD standard to keep…

Child Seat Reviews | Will It Baby?

Hyundai Palisade Child Seat Review

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2019/2020 Volkswagen Atlas | The Child Seat Champ

If you’re looking for a new 3-row vehicle and have kids in child seats, the Atlas should be at the top of your shopping list. At the moment, VW’s big CUV is the only one in America that will let you leave three child seats LATCHed into place in the 2nd row and tilt/slide it to easily access the third…

Tesla Model 3 Child Seat Test

Because you asked for it we tested the Model 3 and it come out with flying colors in our child seat test. Thanks to generous legroom and headroom figures you should even be able to put a rear facing child seat behind average adults up front. Join Today: bit.ly/2WdCEwW The Best Cars, Trucks & SUVs: https://youtu.be/riG7Cj-IekA Follow AoA on Facebook:…

2017 Volvo S90 Child Seat Review

How well do child seats fit in the new S90 and can you put three seats in the back? Let’s find out. Join Today: bit.ly/2WdCEwW The Best Cars, Trucks & SUVs: https://youtu.be/riG7Cj-IekA Follow AoA on Facebook: http://fb.me/alexonautos/ Follow The Mountain Garden: http://goo.gl/icFWcd

Crossovers and SUVs | The Modern Family Haulers

It’s (Likely Still) a Good Deal | 2021 Nissan Kicks

When it arrived as a 2018 model, the Nissan Kicks made a mark as an affordable, fuel-efficient subcompact crossover (or hatchback). With features like an available surround-view camera system and a generous list of standard driver assistance technologies, this adorable rig gives you a lot for your money. For the next year or so, Nissan kept adding more goodies to…

Flagship Gets a Refresh! | 2021 Nissan Armada

Nissan first unveiled the current generation Armada four years ago. Based on the existing global market Patrol, this rig isn’t exactly the newest. The Armada has its merits, though; it’s powerful, comfortable, quiet, and packed with a long list of standard equipment. For 2021, Nissan made significant changes to the Armada inside and out. Will that be enough to get…

Will It Bacon? RAV4 Prime Edition

In this latest installment of Will It Bacon? We have the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime. Toyota’s 302-hp plug-in hybrid SUV has a 1.5-kw inverter and a conventional outlet in the cargo area. So, we figured, why not try plugging a microwave in it AND cook some bacon? Fun right? Unlike the Sienna, the RAV4 Prime has a larger 17-kWh lithium-ion…

Three Rows Of Fun | 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

This was bound to happen sooner or later. The 710-hp, supercharged Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat has finally arrived as your three-row cruise missile. Unlike the Challenger and Charger, there aren’t many cues hinting at this behemoth’s power. A Hellcat badge on the front fenders and tailgate and a different hood are your only tell-tale signs that this isn’t your average…

Family Vehicles | Affordable Family Transportation

Flagship Gets a Refresh! | 2021 Nissan Armada

Nissan first unveiled the current generation Armada four years ago. Based on the existing global market Patrol, this rig isn’t exactly the newest. The Armada has its merits, though; it’s powerful, comfortable, quiet, and packed with a long list of standard equipment. For 2021, Nissan made significant changes to the Armada inside and out. Will that be enough to get…

Family-Sized Fun | 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line First Drive

Meet the hottest mainstream midsize sedan currently available, the Hyundai Sonata N-Line.  Sporting a 290-hp turbocharged engine, an eight-speed DCT, and extensive upgrades to the suspension and body, this striking four-door promises plenty of driving fun. You’ve also got room for four, making this sporty Sonata a family friendly option in case you need your fun machine to double as…

Still The Family Option | 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen recently refreshed its three-row Atlas with a new face. Get inside, however, and you still get all the room you expect out of a big SUV with seating for up to seven passengers. A second mid-year refresh adds Volkswagen’s MIB3 latest infotainment system and new driver assistance features to make the commute and long drives less stressful. 0 to…

The Fuel Sipping Family Hauler | 2021 Sienna Review Part 1

Are you looking for a super efficient family hauler with available AWD and seating for up to eight people? Toyota has the answer in the form of the new Sienna minivan. Powered exclusively by a hybrid powertrain, the Sienna is now one of the most efficient people movers available on the market. Competition is strong, though, with the likes of…

Trucks And SUVs | The Rugged Options

The Right-Sized Jeeplet | 2021 Jeep Compass

Would you like a Grand Cherokee in a smaller package? Enter the Jeep Compass, the mini-me of the venerable Grand Cherokee. Unlike its larger sibling, the Compass is based on the same architecture as the smaller Renegade and Fiat 500X. However, there’s only one engine option. You get a range of models to suit every taste including an AWD Trailhawk model…

Uconnect 5 – The Newest Infotainment System for Jeep, Dodge, RAM, Chrysler and Fiat

FCA’s new UConnect 5 interface is the latest iteration of the automaker’s infotainment system. This unit has garnered praise for its user-friendliness and simplicity. This iteration will show up first in a handful of vehicles including the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and the not-for-U.S. consumption Fiat 500 EV sporting massive displays measuring at least 10.1 inches. Some versions, likely in the…

Rugged or Compromised? You Decide | 2020 Jeep Cherokee

Some design priorities are incompatible. Great on-road handling and impeccable off-road manners are usually mutually exclusive but Jeep did their best with the Cherokee. For 2020 there is seemingly a Cherokee for everyone, from inexpensive FWD options with low ground clearance to the Trailhawk model which is arguably one of the most capable crossovers ever built and one of a…

The Baja Jeep | 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave

Jeep is going deep down the rabbit hole of off-road vehicles targeted at very specific audiences with their new Gladiator Mojave. Sadly I live pretty far from the desert and due to the lock-down I had to make do with our usual forest trail, hopefully I’ll be able to get this guy out on sand soon… Join Today: bit.ly/2WdCEwW Our…

EVs, PHEVs, HEVs, H2 And More! All Things Green!

Will It Bacon? RAV4 Prime Edition

In this latest installment of Will It Bacon? We have the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime. Toyota’s 302-hp plug-in hybrid SUV has a 1.5-kw inverter and a conventional outlet in the cargo area. So, we figured, why not try plugging a microwave in it AND cook some bacon? Fun right? Unlike the Sienna, the RAV4 Prime has a larger 17-kWh lithium-ion…

2020 Jaguar I Pace | The Electric Kitty

Jaguar’s all-electric I-Pace has been around for a while. However, it continues to live in the shadow of Tesla’s SUVs due to its lack of range. Will its driving dynamics and standout styling be enough to make you consider one over the domestic and German competition? 0 to 60: 4.1 seconds 60 to 0: 114 feet Cabin Noise: B; 71…

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid | One Year Later

Have our feelings about the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid changed after spending 14 months and almost 20,000 miles with it? With that said, it’s also time to sell this, check out the video for more details on how you can bid for this vehicle. Buy Merch! http://aoamerch.com

The Best RX Is The Most Conflicted | 2021 Lexus RX 450h L

The best-selling Lexus RX recently got a three-row option but is it the most conflicting version of the SUV? We’ve got the hybrid variant to see if this luxury crossover still has an edge in a highly competitive segment. Additionally, we want to answer one burning question: is the RX L’s third-row worth it? 0 to 60: 7.9 seconds 60…

Alex On Answers | The Questions You Never Asked

2021 Toyota Sienna | Will It Bacon?

The Toyota Sienna’ has an optional 1,500-watt onboard inverter in the cargo area. So, we figured, why not try cooking something in the car? In this video we try nuking some frozen bacon strips in a microwave plugged into the outlet. Did the Sienna successfully bacon? Watch and find out. Buy Merch! http://aoamerch.com

Survey Says / There: I Fixed It

We’ve got the results for the first ever Alex on Autos survey. This one was all about our theme music, which was somewhat designed around WGBH Boston meets Disney. Check out the video to see what all of you said regarding the intro music. You’ll be surprised at the statistics… and the results of what they had to say…. Buy…

Help Wanted At Alex On Autos!

Its time to get feedback from you, the viewers, especially regarding the intro, which has created a split between truly loving or really disliking it. The music, apparently, is really polarizing, so now is the time for you to sound off. No, don’t go nuts in the description box, click the link below to take a quick survey. Additionally, let…

AoA Live! The one where we give stuff away!

It’s giveaway time at AOA! All entries are in and we’ll be calling out the winners on Wednesday!! For AOA stickers, send a self-addressed, postage paid envelope to Dyklaine, LLC Alex On Autos PO Box 573 Redwood Estates, CA 95044 Join Today: bit.ly/2WdCEwW The Best Cars, Trucks & SUVs: https://youtu.be/riG7Cj-IekA Follow AoA on Facebook: http://fb.me/alexonautos/ Hey all! We’re attempting a…