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2021 Lexus IS 350 Review: Lightly Tweaked Under the Skin

  If you’re looking at the 2021 Lexus IS 350 and immediately assume it’s a new generation compact sedan, think again. This is a heavily refreshed iteration of the outgoing car because it’s the same under the skin. The front fascia has been changed with the addition of new LED headlights that now integrate the swoosh into the cluster and…

2022 Infiniti QX55 Review: The New Form of the Sedan?

Is the 2022 Infiniti QX55 the next incarnation of the sedan despite it being sold as a crossover? Well, it sure as heck should be! Just look at it! The low-slung roofline and that pseudo lip on the trunk all scream raised sedan. Think of cars like the Volvo S60 Cross Country and the fourth-generation Subaru Outback sedan, which was…

2021 Acura TLX Type S Deep Dive

Acura has brought back the Type S  moniker as it attempts to bring back its performance credentials. The 2021 Acura TLX Type S is the first vehicle in the lineup to wear the iconic badge since 2007 where it was used in the third generation TL. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you how it drives yet, so let’s take a deep…

2021 Toyota Tacoma Nightshade Review: Blacked Out Special Edition

The Toyota Tacoma may be one of the oldest midsize trucks on the market but that doesn’t seem to affect its appeal to consumers. It regularly sells in significant numbers and is currently one of the most popular vehicles in its class. Under the skin, the Tacoma is quite dated. Its body-on-frame platform dates back to the early 2000s when…

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Week in Review: May 2 to May 8

This week’s news isn’t as action-packed as last week, but a couple of key items are worth noting. Polestar Polestar’s announced two new major updates to the Polestar 2’s infotainment system. The first is the addition of a digital key function, which allows you to use your smartphone as a key via an updated Polestar mobile app. It uses Bluetooth…

Week in Review: April 26 to May 2

This week was filled with lots of exciting news from Korea, Japan, and Germany. The biggest news of the week is the 11th generation 2022 Honda Civic sedan, which gets a more restrained mini Accord look and a host of new tech features including a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Available…

2022 Nissan Frontier First Look

After almost two decades, the 2022 Nissan Frontier is finally here and it means business. Sporting a completely new look, a 3.8-liter V6 and the same nine-speed automatic transmission from the larger Titan. It benefits from Nissan’s latest tech features too, meaning it’ll have all the safety gizmos to keep you from crashing into people or other objects. You’ll find…

Cadillac or Star Trek?

Do the Cadillac Escalade’s roof-mounted speakers look like they are communicators made for aliens? I mean, just look at them! They look so out of place in this super futuristic SUV! What are they doing here? Why did they make them look like that?! Beam me up, Scotty! April 1! Buy Merch! http://aoamerch.com

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:…

Crossovers and SUVs | The Modern Family Haulers

2022 Infiniti QX55 Review: The New Form of the Sedan?

Is the 2022 Infiniti QX55 the next incarnation of the sedan despite it being sold as a crossover? Well, it sure as heck should be! Just look at it! The low-slung roofline and that pseudo lip on the trunk all scream raised sedan. Think of cars like the Volvo S60 Cross Country and the fourth-generation Subaru Outback sedan, which was…

Week in Review: May 2 to May 8

This week’s news isn’t as action-packed as last week, but a couple of key items are worth noting. Polestar Polestar’s announced two new major updates to the Polestar 2’s infotainment system. The first is the addition of a digital key function, which allows you to use your smartphone as a key via an updated Polestar mobile app. It uses Bluetooth…

2021 Maserati Levante Review: The SUV with a Hint of Ferrari

If you’re looking for a luxury crossover that’s a little different, the Maserati Levante may be right up your alley. This strikingly styled competitor to the Porsche Cayenne is a little more extravagant, brimming with Italian flair and lots of design cues to remind you it’s a Maserati. There are no less than four trident logos in the Levante, one…

Week in Review: April 26 to May 2

This week was filled with lots of exciting news from Korea, Japan, and Germany. The biggest news of the week is the 11th generation 2022 Honda Civic sedan, which gets a more restrained mini Accord look and a host of new tech features including a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Available…

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2022 Infiniti QX55 Review: The New Form of the Sedan?

Is the 2022 Infiniti QX55 the next incarnation of the sedan despite it being sold as a crossover? Well, it sure as heck should be! Just look at it! The low-slung roofline and that pseudo lip on the trunk all scream raised sedan. Think of cars like the Volvo S60 Cross Country and the fourth-generation Subaru Outback sedan, which was…

Week in Review: May 2 to May 8

This week’s news isn’t as action-packed as last week, but a couple of key items are worth noting. Polestar Polestar’s announced two new major updates to the Polestar 2’s infotainment system. The first is the addition of a digital key function, which allows you to use your smartphone as a key via an updated Polestar mobile app. It uses Bluetooth…

Week in Review: April 26 to May 2

This week was filled with lots of exciting news from Korea, Japan, and Germany. The biggest news of the week is the 11th generation 2022 Honda Civic sedan, which gets a more restrained mini Accord look and a host of new tech features including a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Available…

2022 Honda Civic First Look

Honda has finally shown off the 2022 Civic sedan in all its glory and boy does it look like a miniature version of the Accord. That’s not a bad thing because the Accord is a handsome sedan in its own right. As for the 2022 Honda Civic, the new look adds more restraint yet keeps the car attractive with nice…

Trucks And SUVs | The Rugged Options

Week in Review: May 2 to May 8

This week’s news isn’t as action-packed as last week, but a couple of key items are worth noting. Polestar Polestar’s announced two new major updates to the Polestar 2’s infotainment system. The first is the addition of a digital key function, which allows you to use your smartphone as a key via an updated Polestar mobile app. It uses Bluetooth…

2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe First Drive: The Wrangler With a Plug

If you’re looking for the most capable vehicle with a plug, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is it. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four coupled to an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery, and an eight-speed automatic transmission, this rig has 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque combined. That means only the V8-powered Wrangler Rubicon 392 is more powerful than this electrified…

2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: How Does the Plug-In Hybrid System Work?

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the first vehicle in the brand’s lineup to feature a fully electrified powertrain and follows the eTorque variant which uses a mild-hybrid 48-volt starter generator with torque fill capability. Unlike some hybrid systems found in other brands, the Wrangler’s is a plug-in hybrid with a sizable battery, a turbocharged engine, a powerful electric motor, and…

2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer First look

The Jeep Wagoneer is back and it comes in two flavors: big and luxurious. This is the largest and roomiest Jeep you’ll be able to buy when it goes on sale. In fact, the Wagoneer is even bigger than the Cadillac Escalade. Available with two different V8 engines, this luxurious Jeep should have power and retain all of the rugged…

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

Week in Review: May 2 to May 8

This week’s news isn’t as action-packed as last week, but a couple of key items are worth noting. Polestar Polestar’s announced two new major updates to the Polestar 2’s infotainment system. The first is the addition of a digital key function, which allows you to use your smartphone as a key via an updated Polestar mobile app. It uses Bluetooth…

Week in Review: April 26 to May 2

This week was filled with lots of exciting news from Korea, Japan, and Germany. The biggest news of the week is the 11th generation 2022 Honda Civic sedan, which gets a more restrained mini Accord look and a host of new tech features including a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Available…

2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe First Drive: The Wrangler With a Plug

If you’re looking for the most capable vehicle with a plug, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is it. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four coupled to an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery, and an eight-speed automatic transmission, this rig has 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque combined. That means only the V8-powered Wrangler Rubicon 392 is more powerful than this electrified…

2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: How Does the Plug-In Hybrid System Work?

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the first vehicle in the brand’s lineup to feature a fully electrified powertrain and follows the eTorque variant which uses a mild-hybrid 48-volt starter generator with torque fill capability. Unlike some hybrid systems found in other brands, the Wrangler’s is a plug-in hybrid with a sizable battery, a turbocharged engine, a powerful electric motor, and…

Alex On Answers | The Questions You Never Asked

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

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…