Not long ago, an SUV capable of a 4.7 second 0-60 would have unimaginable. After all, Lamborghini's first SUV was several seconds SLOWER. Enter the GLE 53, the entry-level AMG SUV. Yep, if you want to go faster, there's a GLE 63 S in both 'Coupe' and SUV body styles, but I suspect the GLE 53 might just check all the needed boxes. Don't get me wrong, I love that the GLE 63 … [Read more...] about The Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 is Just the Right Amount of Crazy
Sometimes a car can be more than the sub of it’s specifications and the 2023 Solterra is certainly that kind of car. Let’s be honest, on paper the Solterra doesn’t look great: xxx miles of range, “just” 218 horsepower, no funk, and slow charging made it the newest EV I was least interested in driving… But then I drove it and I’m glad I did. https://youtu.be/XWpMH4qrFmg It’s A … [Read more...] about Subaru’s First EV Is Much Better in Person Than On “Paper” – 2023 Subaru Solterra First Drive Review
It's no secret that that the MDX is one of Acura's most important products. Not only is it currently Acura's best-selling model, it'll also be the most expensive Acura model now that the NSX sports car will end production this year. It is therefore fitting that 2022 brings America not just an all-new MDX, but the first ever high-performance 3-row from Acura: the 2022 MDX Type … [Read more...] about The Acura MDX Type S is a Flagship with 355 Horsepower
Kia’s EV6 isn’t the brand’s first EV, but it is arguably its most important. The EV6 is the start of an onslaught of new electric vehicles designed to compete directly with the best in the world under the names "EV#". Kia has pledged that 40% of their vehicles will be electric by 2030 and 100% by 2040, quite a tight schedule. To meet the mark, Kia needs to start 2022 with a … [Read more...] about Kia’s Sexy Tesla Alternative, The 2022 Kia EV6
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is the comfortable and luxurious version of this mid-size crossover that sits right in the middle of the Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup, sitting right between the smaller GLA and GLB and the larger GLE and GLS. It also offers optional 4MATIC all-wheel drive in the US, but comes as a standard 4MATIC in Canada. The test model we drove was equipped with the … [Read more...] about 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300: The Perfect Mid-Size Luxury SUV?
Think of the 2022 Mercedes Benz EQS not as an "electric S-Class" but an S-Class re-imagined for the 21st century. Interestingly this is also how the S-Class and EQS were engineered. The EQS and S-Class were designed side by side and share some of their electronic gadgets, but aside from a little software and some safety systems they share essentially nothing. The EQS rides … [Read more...] about 2022 Mercedes EQS 580 Review: The Ultimate EV?
If you thought the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander was just a three-row Nissan Rogue with a different skin, you'd be forgiven. Underpinned by the CMF-C/D platform from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance parts bin and powered by the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired to a CVT, it's easy to think the Mitsubishi is just a reskin. Thankfully that's not the case because the Outlander … [Read more...] about 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Review: Not a 3-Row Rogue
As the average transaction breaks past the $40,000 mark, new cars are starting to get out of the price zone of many consumers. Luckily some automakers have made sure that they still offer one or two models that offer modern accouterments at affordable prices. One of those vehicles is the 2021 Hyundai Venue. This small crossover effectively replaces the Accent hatchback in … [Read more...] about 2021 Hyundai Venue Denim Edition review: Style at a Value?
This week’s news sees lots of truck-related news, the return of a 90s icon, and Volkswagen has added more features to three of its vehicles for 2022. A new teaser for the upcoming 2022 Toyota Tundra has been getting a lot of news this week because it showed off the truck’s suspension. It appears Toyota has added leaf springs, which could result in improved performance on and … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: August 8 to 14
It's no secret that the 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Hyundai Palisade are mechanically identical. Both are on the same platform, they use a 3.8-liter V6 with 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, and they have an eight-speed automatic transmission. Even their optional AWD drive systems are eerily similar with the only difference being the availability of hill descent control on the … [Read more...] about 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Hyundai Palisade: Similarities and Differences