REVIEWS

2025 Electric Heavy Duty Pickup first drive review: We drive Magna’s EtelligentForce prototype

Magna is a mobile technology company that employs 158,000 people around the world. The company designs and sells components, like ADAS hardware, to various OEMs. The company also builds complete automobiles, like the Toyota Supra, BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz G Class, and even the new Fisker Ocean. One of its latest products is something that we’ve […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/17/2022
2023 Subaru Solterra first drive review: Love, in electric form

The 2023 Subaru Solterra is the company’s first dedicated electric vehicle. And at first glance, you’ll notice a ton of similarities to the Toyota bZ4X. But while the cars share a lot in common, they are positioned very differently. Which is why, while we liked the Toyota bZ4X well enough, we much prefer the Subaru […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/17/2022
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning first drive review: Denis Leary would approve

For what seemed like the longest time, Ford employed Denis Leary to provide the voice-over for its commercials. Some of them were quite memorable, and his name became synonymous with Ford F-Series and work. Today, the F-Series looks a bit different. Especially with the F-150, which now comes in an all electric version called Lightning. […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/11/2022
2022 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring review: Big car cushiness in a compact footprint

When you think of comfortable vehicles, the first ones that come to mind are big sedans and SUVs that ride like you’re on a cloud. They isolate you from everything else as if occupants are inside a cocoon of serenity. However, there’s a trade-off for all of that cushiness because these vehicles aren’t exactly the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/9/2022
2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid first drive: Softer sporting intentions

It’s trivia time. What’s the longest-running nameplate from the Kia brand? Is it Spectra? Sephia? Amanti? Nope. It’s actually the Sportage. In production since 1993, which was before Hyundai Motor Group absorbed Kia, this compact crossover is now in its fourth decade of existence. Since then, the Sportage has undergone multiple transformations from a small […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/2/2022
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe first drive review: It’s a luxury Jeep thing

When you think of the Jeep brand, your mind likely goes to the lovable, and serious, off-road Wrangler. It’s the quintessential Jeep that has rolled off the assembly line in Toledo since 1941. But it’s not the most popular Jeep. The Jeep sales leader is the Grand Cherokee, and it’s new this year and quite […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/19/2022
2023 Toyota bZ4x first drive review: The Toyota of electric vehicles

What do you think of when you think about the brand Toyota? Maybe you think about reliability, which the company has long been known for? Maybe you think about how they have some fun cars, like the upcoming GR Corolla, the Toyota Supra, or the GR86? Maybe you think about some its hybrids, like the […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/12/2022
2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 first drive review: Return of the king

According to our friends over at J.D. Power, the most hesitant group of vehicle buyers to electric vehicles is pickup truck owners. So how do you start to try tow in over those customers as your company moves to all electric models? If you’re General Motors — more specifically GMC — you revive an old […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/7/2022
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ review: Electric opulence

Battery-electric vehicles are usually associated with speed, efficiency, and sustainability. Why? Because the cars making headlines are incredibly quick, travel long distances, and make extensive use of renewable or recyclable materials. As the industry embraces electrification, the range of available BEVs has broadened, resulting in the arrival of luxury entries. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/4/2022
2022 Kia Niro EV review: The quiet pioneer

Sometimes pioneers are quiet and unassuming. They don’t bring attention to themselves yet in the background, they do more to advance a cause or technology than the ones being extremely vocal. The 2022 Kia Niro EV is exactly that. It’s the battery-electric vehicle that didn’t hog the limelight and secretly gave consumers an attainable option […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/23/2022