REVIEWS

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric review: The building blocks

There’s no doubt that Hyundai has emerged as one of the leaders in electrification. It quietly got there thanks to vehicles like the Kona Electric, one of the first long-range battery-electric vehicles on the market. This subcompact crossover was secretly in the 300-mile club before vehicles like the Volkswagen ID.4 and Ford Mustang Mach-E even […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/17/2022
2022 Lexus ES 300h review: The classic luxury cruiser

The Lexus ES helped launch Toyota’s luxury division alongside the larger LS in 1989. Since then, it has remained a staple in the midsize premium sedan segment, surpassed only by the RX and NX crossover in the brand’s sales figures. The ES was also among the first luxury sedans to offer a hybrid powertrain, blending […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/10/2022
2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition review: Attainable jewelry

Unique models of a specific vehicle tend to be priced higher than their more common siblings. Toyota is aiming to change that in the mainstream segment by offering cool cosmetic tweaks to its most popular vehicles and the Highlander Hybrid is the latest to get the treatment. Based on the XLE trim, the 2022 Toyota […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/3/2022
2021 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid review: High riding Jack of all trades

A Porsche needs to be a Porsche first. What does that mean? To put it simply, a vehicle needs to perform at the level expected of other models wearing that iconic crest. Even if it’s not a sports car, there’s an expectation that everything donning it must be one of the best performers in its […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/28/2021
2021 Polestar 1 review: The ultimate expression of Swedish grand touring

Concept cars rarely make it to production unchanged so when the unthinkable happens, it’s a big deal. The 2021 Polestar 1 is the result of the Volvo Concept Coupe turning into the first vehicle for a new nameplate with Swedish roots. Built on a heavily modified carbon fiber-intensive version of the SPA architecture, this plug-in […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/21/2021
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD Long Range review: California dreamin’

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E may just be one of the most controversial vehicles to debut within the last two years. It takes a legendary nameplate and puts it on an electric compact crossover that you can get in RWD or AWD configurations. Cries of blasphemy from enthusiasts echoed far and wide because this seemed […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/20/2021
2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe review: Retro-electrified

Mention off-road vehicles and the first one that comes to mind is the venerable Jeep Wrangler. This icon made a name for itself in the dirt by giving its drivers the ability to go anywhere whether it’s paved or not. It defines the idea of freedom, a vehicle made to take you places and bring […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/20/2021
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 first drive review: Navigating the multiverse

One thing you’ll notice if you are out seeing Spider-Man: No Way Home is that Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 is Happy’s car in the movie. The retro-futuristic electric car feels right at home with Tony Stark’s tech, Doctor Strange’s magic, and all of the other craziness that comes with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Ioniq 5 […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/17/2021
2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo first drive review: The definition of a one-car solution

I wanted to go into my first drive of the 2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo as objective as possible. It’s easy to say that a Porsche is brilliant and call it a day. But it’s different this time, because the Taycan Sport Turismo has to be both a good Porsche and a good EV. […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/14/2021
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid review: Big, bold, and value-packed

Mid-cycle refreshes are the times when automakers polish an existing model to keep them competitive. Some are more extensive than others and in the case of the Hyundai Santa Fe, it was a thorough one. This popular crossover is on a new platform shared with the latest Sonata and Tucson, and it has a revamped […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/6/2021