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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…

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…
2021 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 4xe (left) and Sahara 4xe (right)

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…
Front three-quarters view of the 2021 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 4xe

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…

2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 Review: A Hot Hatch Disguised as a Crossover

Think of the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 as a hot hatch in disguise. With a 302-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four, a performance-tuned AWD system, and an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, this boxy small crossover has the power to get you going in a jiffy. Mercedes also revised the chassis to help improve its handling. Adaptive dampers are standard to give you three levels…