REVIEWS

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning first ride review: An electrifying first impression

During our first look at the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, we were impressed at how it’s built. It fulfills the needs of truck buyers yet somehow manages to also be appealing to tech-focused consumers. This pickup blends utility and technology so well, it may just change the way the average person looks at trucks. However, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
9/13/2021
2021 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered review: Best one-car garage?

A brown, diesel-powered wagon with a manual transmission is the quintessential automotive unobtanium in the U.S. because there’s not a single vehicle that checks all of those boxes. In fact, to sell wagons, automakers have added body cladding and raised suspensions to expand their appeal in a crossover-crazed world. Choices for a conventional wagon are […]

by Stefan Ogbac
9/13/2021
Watch: Our 3 months with the 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus SL with Pro Pilot Assist

Recently, we spent several months behind the wheel of a 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus SL with the company’s famed Pro Pilot Assist semi-autonomous Level 2 ADAS driver assist system. With 215 miles of stated range, and all the creature comforts of a modern car, we ended up quite enjoying our time with the OG electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/10/2021
2022 Polestar 2 single motor first drive review: The Gothenburg Project

If there’s one thing that we learned from Elon Musk and Tesla, it’s that building cars is difficult. So, when a car company that was launched on Oct. 17, 2017 already has two models out on the streets for customers to buy, that’s a pretty incredible feat. What’s more incredible is that the brand’s mainstream […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/9/2021
2021 Audi e-tron review: Electric Zen

You buy a luxury car for the quality, prestige and experience. From the fit and finish to the aura it exudes, you know you’re getting something above the mainstream. The 2021 Audi e-tron aims to give you that in a fully electric package. Being Audi’s first battery-electric crossover, it had big shoes to fill when […]

by Stefan Ogbac
9/7/2021
2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge review: Scandinavian Goldilocks

These days, crossovers are everything to everyone. They must be practical, roomy, comfortable, and in some cases, sporty and fun to drive. As a result, there are so many to choose from across all segments. The 2021 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge aims to give you something more than just your average luxury compact crossover. Electrification? […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/30/2021
2021 Volvo S90 T8 Recharge review: Distinctly different take on luxury

Luxury cars are all about making statements because they essentially say you’ve made it. However, some consumers refuse to copy others or get something super flashy. If you’re that person and you’re also sensible, the 2021 Volvo S90 T8 Recharge is for you. Unlike the average luxury sedan, this Swedish beauty exudes class and confidence […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/16/2021
2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid review: The preferred CR-V

The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid may not be the newest entrant in the red-hot compact crossover segment but it still holds its own against recently redesigned competitors. This family hauler aged so well that it remains one of the most compelling propositions in its segment. In hybrid flavor, the CR-V’s appeal grows further. Standard AWD, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/2/2021
2021 Audi Q5 PHEV review: Comfortably car-like driving experience

Are you looking for an electrified luxury compact crossover that drives like a car? Take a look at the 2021 Audi Q5 PHEV. Unlike most modern utility vehicles, the Q5 embraces its car-like character. From its looks to the way it drives and the ambience you get sitting in it, the Q5 doesn’t shy away […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/26/2021
2021 Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge review: Electrified Scandinavian luxury for the whole family

If you were to look up the definition of a luxury family crossover, chances are you’ll find a photo of the 2021 Volvo XC90 next to it. The current iteration of Volvo’s flagship utility vehicle jump-started its brand revival and redefined its identity. Five years later, the XC90 remains relevant, fresh, and formidable. We have […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/19/2021