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Mercedes-Benz E400 All-Terrain 4×4 Squared Review (W/Video)

When I was 12 years old or so, I used to fantasize about jacking up my family’s brown Pontiac station wagon on huge off-road tires. I also believe a big-block 454 and a flame job were part of the

Volkswagen says it’s Going to Build a Convertible Crossover

If there’s one thing automakers love to do, it’s chase trends. So even though Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet sales never really took off, Land Rover now sells the Range Rover Evoque Convertible. And
Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Volvo V60

Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Volvo V60

After spending all of 2015 with a Volvo V60 long-termer, we came away seriously impressed by the Swedish wagon’s do-everything capability. It was fun to drive, comfortable, offered plenty of cargo

This Shadowy Video Shows More of the A6 Than Audi Intended

It hasn’t been redesigned since 2011, but the Audi A6 is still stylish, comfortable, and relatively fun to drive. It also has one of the best interiors in the midsize luxury segment. Today, Audi

From the Ashes: Project Phoenix is Jon Olsson’s Stunning New Audi RS 6 Wagon

A few years ago, Swedish freeskier Jon Olsson’s highly customized Audi RS 6 Avant achieved internet stardom thanks to its wild DTM-inspired look and more than 900 hp on tap. It was sold to a new owner

Porsche Promises the Next 911 Won’t Go Electric

After showing off the gorgeous Mission E concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche waited only a few months to confirm plans to put the electric sports sedan into production. It’s currently

2018 Buick Regal GS Review: Muscle Memories

The driver-focused 2018 Buick Regal GS is returning as more than just an appearance and chassis-tuning package. This time the Sport quotient gets Gran’er by two cylinders and 60 horsepower relative to

2017 Jaguar F-Pace Long-Term Update 3: Coconut Juice Eco Mode

“Hey, sorry but I spilled a coconut drink in the Jaguar, and after cleaning it up, it still kinda smells fruity. Sorry! I can take it to get detailed if you want.” That was the text social media

Spied! Next-Gen 2019 BMW 3 Series Starts Losing Camo

Though sedans are taking a backseat to SUVs and crossovers industrywide, the BMW 3 Series is still—for now—the Bavarian automaker’s single best-selling model. That means there’s a lot riding on the

2018 Mercedes-AMG S63: Five Things You Need to Know

When Mercedes redesigned the S-Class for 2014, it smoothed out the exterior design and then added a completely new interior that completely outclassed the BMW 7 Series. But while the S550 was pretty

Spied! Is This Ford Mustang Prototype a Hybrid or a Wingless GT500?

Considering that Ford gave the Mustang a mid-cycle refresh for 2018, we thought Ford might take a break from testing heavily camouflaged prototypes for a little while. But then reader Eric Cheyne saw

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Getting a Diesel in U.S.

The new Hyundai Santa Fe just debuted in South Korea, and the automaker has already announced details for the U.S.-spec 2019 Santa Fe that will go on sale this summer. The midsize crossover will offer

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic Long-Term Update 3: Running Costs and …

I’ve come to know our long-term 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic pretty well over the past six months. The GLC’s stay with us thus far has been largely uneventful, but the 11,000 or so miles traveled

2018 Hyundai Accent Limited First Test: A Ho-Hum or Humdinger?

Small economy cars do not get much love nowadays, and it’s rare when one gets much hype—tell a friend or family member that you just bought a Fit, Fiesta, or Versa, and see what kind of reaction you

BMW Will Send 30 Special Edition M4 Convertibles to the U.S.

Back in 2014, BMW celebrated the 30th anniversary of the original M5 with a limited run of 300 special editions called the “30 Jahre M5” (jahre being the German word for “years”). Then, in 2016, BMW

2019 Volvo V60: Five Things You Need to Know

We generally like the current V60, especially in Polestar form. Even with a dated infotainment system and confusing center console, it pairs wagon practicality with some of the most comfortable seats

Volvo XC40 Getting Inscription Model, All-Electric Variant

Volvo’s latest crossover, the compact XC40, just hit the market but the automaker continues to roll out updates. This time, Volvo has announced a new luxurious Inscription trim for the U.S. and a

Meet the Ferrari 488 Pista and its 711-HP V-8

Last April, we heard a rumor that Ferrari was working on a hardcore version of the 488 GTB that would make more than 700 hp. Since then, a number of leaks all-but confirmed that this car was coming

2019 Volvo V60 First Look: Making Wagons Cool Again

Crisp, angular, and lush, Volvo’s V60 midsize wagon redesigned for 2019 is everything folks want in an SUV—just without that elephantine ride height and abundance of vertical sheetmetal and glass.

2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 First Test: Burning Rubber in Style

It’s hard to overstate how incredible the sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class is. The interior’s opulence is more in line with a Bentley or Rolls-Royce than a BMW 7 Series, yet we tested a 2014 S63