REVIEWS

2024 Lexus NX 450h+ Luxury review: A plug-in steppingstone to the all-electric world

The Lexus NX is a small luxury SUV that’s available with a whopping three different powertrains and either front- or all-wheel drive, an embarrassment of choice. A simple gasoline engine is the base offering, but you can also get a hybrid propulsion system and even a plug-in hybrid powertrain if you’re curious about electrification but […]

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2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N review: The best driving EV ever

The 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is the most interesting electric vehicle you can buy in the U.S. today and by a cavernous margin. Nothing else on the market comes close to the thrills — and groundbreaking features — this menacing hatchback offers. Something special The South Korean automaker’s first high-performance electric, the Ioniq 5 […]

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2024 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro S review: Earned respect

The Volkswagen ID.4 sucks, or more accurately, it used to. For 2024, the German car company has made some huge changes and impactful refinements to this all-electric SUV that have transformed the ID.4 from an also-ran into what is arguably the most improved EV available in the U.S. today. One upgrade every driver will feel […]

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2025 Toyota Crown Signia first drive review: Long live the longroof!

Just like wood-bodied convertibles, Volkswagen diesels and common courtesy, station wagons are all but extinct from America’s roadways. But these eminently practical vehicles might be staging a comeback thanks to the 2025 Toyota Crown Signia. Only available as a hybrid, which this Japanese automaker is famous for building instead of pure EVs, the Signia is […]

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2024 Chevy Equinox EV first drive review: The Goldilocks of EVs

The new 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV is the Goldilocks of electric vehicles. Affordably priced, thoughtfully engineered and attractively designed, this utility vehicle is impressively well balanced, excelling in numerous areas without breaking the bank. It may be a little late to the party, but this new Equinox EV was worth the wait. This SUV’s design […]

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2024 Kia EV9 Land AWD review: Three-for-all

If you’re shopping for a three-row EV and you don’t have trust fund-levels of cash, your vehicular options are regrettably minimal. One of the precious few mainstream electrics with room for the whole family is Kia’s new EV9, the K-backwards-N brand’s latest smash hit. Filling this cavernous marketplace gap, the spacious and capable EV9 is […]

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2024 Volvo C40 Recharge Single Motor Rear-Drive Ultimate review: The one to get

The new single-motor, rear-drive Volvo C40 Recharge has way less horsepower and torque than its all-wheel-drive counterpart, there’s half as much traction and the acceleration is dramatically slower. But despite these considerable downsides, the rear-drive C40 Recharge is still the best version of this coupe-like SUV to buy. The big story for the latest model […]

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2024 Chevy Silverado EV First Edition RST first drive review: Too much of a good thing

Nearly everything about the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV First Edition RST is over the top, from its weight and available wheels to the performance, range, features, and, yes, even the price tag. All this excess makes the Silverado EV a segment leader in numerous important areas, though these best-in-class accolades do come with tradeoffs. Looks […]

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2024 Acura ZDX Type S first drive review: An auspicious omen

The 2024 Acura ZDX Type S is the brand’s most powerful SUV ever, though there are plenty of other reasons to consider one of these all-electric luxury utility vehicles beyond its instantaneous torque, as convincing as that can be. For a performance-focused model, the Type S is surprisingly livable, offers some industry-leading technology and is […]

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2024 Polestar 2 Dual Motor Performance Plus review: Flirting with greatness

It doesn’t have the longest range and it certainly isn’t the most practical electric vehicle ever built, but if you’re looking for a sophisticated and engaging EV, you can do far worse than the 2024 Polestar 2. In particular, the Dual Motor all-wheel-drive model with the optional Performance Pack flirts with greatness thanks to its […]

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