REVIEWS

2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid review: Sensible and electrified

Mention Toyota Camry to anyone and the first thing they’ll visualize is a comfortable, practical mid-size sedan. That’s not a bad thing because those are some of its defining virtues. Times have changed, though, and this sensible four-door has gained more tricks up its sleeve and a nice dose of style. We’ve got the 2021 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/12/2021
2021 Polestar 2 review: The first fully-electric Polestar

Power is easy to come by in modern vehicles. Whether it’s equipped with a conventional internal combustion engine, a hybrid powertrain, or all-electric, straight-line speed is in abundance. Finding a car that blends speed with finesse, style, and personality, however, is tough. Few can combine those traits beautifully and the ones that do leave a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/8/2021
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV first drive review: Bolt, upgraded

Improving on an already successful formula is tough. You have to consider how to address what needs tweaking while fine-tuning the car’s strengths. Chevrolet was in this exact position with the original Bolt EV being a strong contender in its segment. How do you build on that goodness? You add a second version that’s roomier, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/5/2021
2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S track review: Tackling Porsche’s Experience Center Los Angeles

Performance is key to Porsche’s DNA. Every one of its vehicles, regardless of what’s powering it, must be capable on a track and a winding road. It gives their cars an identity, a distinguishing factor that you won’t mistake for anything else. Driving the Taycan Turbo S at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/2/2021
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV review: Do you need to wait for the new generation?

The Chevrolet Bolt EV was a pioneer when it arrived five years ago. It was one of the first battery electric vehicles to offer over 200 miles of range on a single charge. Since then, the Bolt EV received consistent updates including a 21-mile range increase to 259 miles for the 2020 model year. Is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/29/2021
2021 Kia Niro PHEV review: Dipping your toes into the EV lifestyle

The nice thing about the Kia Niro is that there’s a variant to fit every requirement. Are you all-in on electrification? There’s the EV. Looking for an efficient daily commuter that’s compact yet spacious? Get the standard Niro Hybrid. Do you want the EV experience but need something that lets you travel long distances? Check […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/22/2021
2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid review: Hybrid performance without sacrificing crossover utility

Compact crossovers have taken over as the de facto family vehicle of the modern age. They must be comfortable, spacious, and flexible enough to handle the rigors of family life. What if you’re looking for one that’s also fuel-efficient and powerful? Luckily, there’s one that fits the bill: the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Does this […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021
2021 Toyota Mirai second look review: Can you live with a hydrogen FCV as a daily driver?

When hydrogen fuel cell vehicles first came into the market, they felt like science experiments that came out of a laboratory complete with dark lord-like noises. Over time, the technology has matured and now FCVs can travel over 300 miles on a tank of hydrogen. Case in point the second-generation 2021 Toyota Mirai. The base […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/8/2021
2021 Acura NSX review: Electrifying soul stirrer

When speed and all-out performance are a vehicle’s primary mission, there’s always a risk of it becoming cold and disconnected. Many supercars have fallen into that trap and some haven’t been able to get out. The 2021 Acura NSX has shown that with a little refinement and making sure the entire car works in cohesion, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/1/2021
2021 Kia Niro review: Honest and practical

Are you looking to buy your first hybrid but want one that’s practical, easy to park, and styled conventionally? Consider the 2021 Kia Niro a subcompact crossover that promises exceptional fuel economy and space in a package that won’t polarize opinions. After its 2019 refresh, the Niro gained many new tech features and subtle exterior […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/22/2021