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2022 Subaru Legacy Overview: Trim Levels, Tech & Safety Features, Pricing & More

The 2022 Subaru Legacy remains a solid and reasonably-priced midsize sedan. As usual, the 2022 Legacy’s unique selling proposition is its standard symmetrical all-wheel-drive system with active torque vectoring, offering more grip and tighter handling when the tarmac turns to mush. If the latest Subaru Outback is too rugged (or stands too tall) for your tastes, the new Legacy fills the void quite nicely. Here’s what’s new for the 2022 Legacy sedan. 2022 Subaru Legacy: Engine & Powertrain ...
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2022 Honda Civic: Eleventh-Gen Civic is Finally Sorted Out & We Like It!

The 2022 Honda Civic is proof that Honda’s mojo is back with a vengeance. If you’re old enough to remember, the Civic gave Honda some proper street cred from the 1990s to the early 2000s by offering rev-happy engines, clever usage of space, brilliant ergonomics, and lasting durability – not to mention one of the best manual transmissions in the business. And now here we are, 11 generations later. Setting The Stage When that VTEC kicks in, you better be holding on to something. But with t...
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2022 Lexus ES: Fresh Styling & New Interior Updates For This Luxury Sedan

The 2022 Lexus ES is pretty much more of the same: More luxury, more safety, more features, and more of that rock-solid Lexus reliability. Part of the fifth-gen model unveiled in 2018, the Lexus ES received a significant redesign in 2019 and a few updates the year after. But for 2022, the Lexus ES is debuting a fresher face and a host of necessary interior updates. “Our goal was to deepen the high quality of the ES and to add new value,” said Lexus International Chief Engineer Tetsuya Aoki. “...
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2022 Mazda MX-30 EV: Too Little Too Late or Just Right? We Examine The Goods

The Mazda MX-30 made its initial debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. It’s a nice-looking crossover, and it has the genes of Mazda’s RX-8 rotary-powered sports car from the early 2000s. Have you seen those center-opening double rear doors, or what Mazda refers to as “freestyle doors?” Well, they are back with a vengeance for the MX-30. Practicality issues aside, every new EV needs a party piece to grab attention. If the Tesla Model X can have falcon doors, the Mazda MX-30 can have suicide doo...
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Brembos On Blackwings: Inside Cadillac’s First-Ever Carbon-Ceramic Braking System

The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are the highest-performing vehicles from Cadillac, particularly the latter with its hand-built 668-horsepower supercharged V8. The brainiacs at General Motors have a long and cherished history of concocting glorious V8 powerplants. But for vehicles like the newest Blackwings, having oodles of power is just part of the equation. Setting The Stage We sat down for a chat with Daniel Sandberg, President and CEO at Brembo North America, host of the...
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Audi A6 e-tron concept: The Magnificent Return of “Vorsprung Durch Technik”

The Audi A6 e-tron concept made its debut at Auto Shanghai 2021. I’m a massive sucker for Audi concept vehicles. The brand has a habit of presenting concept cars that are 90 to 95 percent ready for production. And upon laying eyes on Audi’s magnificent-looking A6 e-tron concept, only three words entered my mind: Vorsprung Durch Technik. Setting The Stage The Vorsprung Durch Technik tagline is responsible for the high-tech persona of modern Audi vehicles. In English, it means Advancement ...
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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Hyundai’s New Pickup Pushes The Right Buttons

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a long time coming. First seen as the Santa Cruz Concept at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai took its sweet time in bringing this neat concept to life. If the lowish ride height is a telltale sign, the new Santa Cruz is not a truck per se. Hyundai refers to it as a Sport Adventure Vehicle or SAV, but we like to call it a crossover pickup in the same mold as Honda’s Ridgeline. “Santa Cruz, with its bold styling, breaks open an all-new segment territory, both f...
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Light vs Dark Interior: Pros & Cons of Each, Plus Helpful Cleaning Tips

When buying a new vehicle, which option would you choose: The classy vibe of dark-colored leather seats or the clean and pristine look of a light-colored interior? We were curious, so we put together this pros and cons list after conducting a Twitter poll (more on that below). We will also share some best practices for taking care of your interior, be it a lighter or darker one. We Join The Dark Side (Usually) No amount of sweet talk (or discounted prices) will sway me in buying a new ve...
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2022 Audi Q4 e-tron & Q4 Sportback e-tron: Opening New Doors to EV Ownership

German automaker Audi is courting mainstream EV buyers with its newest all-electric crossovers: The 2022 Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron. They are the first electric Audi vehicles to utilize parent company Volkswagen’s MEB platform, the same architecture underpinning the VW ID.3 (not coming to America) and ID.4 crossover (which is here now). Both the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron are mechanically identical, with the only differences being styling and aerodynamics. The Q4 e-tron has...
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2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS: Styling Updates, Powertrain Specs, New Tech Features & More

If you’re old enough to remember, the first-gen Mercedes-Benz CLS is to blame for the swoopy-roof styling we’re all seeing in modern sedans and crossovers. In short, the CLS is responsible for kickstarting the “four-door coupe” movement. Launched in 2004 and riding on E-Class underpinnings, the CLS is a more stylish alternative to the former while retaining E-Class levels of luxury and prestige. 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS: Updated Styling The Mercedes CLS has always been a thing of beauty, b...
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2022 Toyota GR 86: New Name, More Powerful Engine, Same Fun-To-Drive Attitude!

From now on, the Toyota 86 sports car will be called the GR 86. And as such, the 2022 Toyota GR 86 is the third vehicle to earn the Gazoo Racing (GR) badge after the GR Supra and GR Yaris hot hatchback, the latter of which we won’t be getting in America. While we still can’t get over why Toyota insists on not bringing the GR Yaris to U.S. shores, we were left scratching our heads when Toyota insisted on delaying the 2022 GR 86’s debut a full five months after Subaru unveiled the next-gen BRZ....
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Horse & Rider: Inside The Lexus LF-Z Electrified Concept

Lexus is among a few luxury automakers who are yet to release or unveil an all-electric vehicle (a list that includes Bentley and Aston Martin, to name a few). However, that’s about to change with the Lexus LF-Z Electrified Concept. Parent company Toyota and Lexus are somewhat late to the EV party, and we find this perplexing at the very least. An Ambituous Plan Lexus has been fiddling with hybrid technology since 2005. And yet, the brand doesn’t have an all-electric vehicle in its port...
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2022 Kia EV6 Overview: Powertrain Specs, Charging Times, Safety Features & More

We caught a glimpse of the 2022 Kia EV6 all-electric vehicle a few weeks ago, and it immediately became clear: Kia’s not fooling around with its first-ever dedicated EV. Built on top of parent company Hyundai’s E-GMP platform – essentially the same underpinnings for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV – the 2022 EV6 is spearheading Kia’s arrival in the hotly contested EV sector. Kia & Battery Electric Vehicles Over the next decade, Kia has ambitious plans to extend its portfolio of what it calls “ba...
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From The Red Pig to Fast Boats: 10 Interesting Facts About Mercedes-AMG

Did you know AMG is a combined abbreviation of its founders’ surnames and the place where the company was first established? Who would have thought that Mercedes-AMG started as a simple two-person operation in the 1960s? From humble beginnings to becoming a respected global performance brand, here are 10 interesting facts about Mercedes-AMG. #1: Mercedes-AMG: What’s in a Name? As previously mentioned, the AMG moniker is derived from the surnames of company founders Hans Werner Aufrecht a...
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BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe: German Muscle At Its Finest

The 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe follows the same familiar recipe concocted by company founder Burkard Bovensiepen in 1962. But unlike Gordon Ramsay’s signature Beef Wellington dish, Alpina’s formula is relatively straightforward: Take a BMW and make it go faster, stop harder, and corner like Charlie Sheen on rails. In this case, Alpina opted for a “standard” BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe (yes, the one with four doors), took it to Buchloe, and never looked back. Fresh from the warm North American ...
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2022 Kia Stinger: As Good As It Gets, Now Even Better

The 2022 Kia Stinger is surfacing with a mild facelift and more horses under the hood. First seen in 2017 as Kia’s highest-performing production vehicle, the Stinger is facing stiff competition from German stalwarts like the Audi S4, Mercedes-AMG C43, and BMW M340i. Au contraire, it also has the Genesis G70 hot on its heels, its veritable platform-mate from parent company Hyundai. In response, Kia is upping the ante by giving the 2022 Stinger more power, more luxury features, and a suite of ...
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Kia EV6: Epitomizing Kia’s New Design Philosophy

Kia gave us a teaser silhouette of its new EV6 all-electric crossover early last week. Right from the get-go, we knew the Kia EV6 would epitomize the automaker’s new styling direction. Based on Hyundai and Kia’s E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) underpinnings, the EV6 marks the beginning of Kia’s assault in the burgeoning EV category. “EV6, as the first dedicated Kia EV, is a showcase of human-centered, progressive design and electrified power,” said Karim Habib, Senior Vice President ...
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New Kia EV6 Teased, Full Reveal Coming Soon

I’m not sure if you noticed, but Kia’s been elevating its status with each new vehicle it rolls out. Case in point, the upcoming Kia EV6, the first all-electric vehicle from Kia utilizing parent company Hyundai’s dedicated E-GMP platform, the same underpinnings you’ll find in Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 crossover. The EV6 is also the start of Kia’s new naming strategy. From now on, all Kia battery-electric vehicles will adopt the ‘EV’ moniker followed by a number corresponding to the car’s position in ...
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2022 Volvo C40 Recharge: Stunning Rendition of Swedish Technology & Style

You can think of the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge as a sloped-roof sibling of the XC40 Recharge. But unlike the latter, the latest C40 Recharge is Volvo’s first electric-only model and is spearheading the Swedish automaker’s assault towards electrification. “The C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo and shows where we are going,” said Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer at Volvo. “It is fully electric, offered online only with a convenient care package, and will be available for quick del...
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2021 Maserati Lineup: New Styling & Performance Updates for Ghibli, Quattroporte & Levante

This year is essential for Italian automaker Maserati. After unveiling the luscious MC20 supercar last year (effectively marking Maserati’s return to professional racing after 37 or so years), the trident brand is now offering Trofeo versions of the Ghibli and Quattroporte, a worthy attempt in swaying potential German sport-luxury sedan buyers to go the Italian way. All 2021 models of the Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante receive comprehensive styling and tech updates. Here’s what’s...
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McLaren Artura: Defining The New Hybrid Supercar Rulebook

Roughly eight years ago, McLaren kickstarted the hybrid-electric supercar race with the magnificent yet unhinged P1. The Artura succeeds the P1 as McLaren’s ultimate hybrid supercar, but the new Artura is not a replacement for the P1. For starters, the McLaren Artura has less horsepower than the P1. It is also more “economical,” with base prices starting in the $225,000 range, much less than the P1’s astronomical $1.5 million asking price. Despite this, Artura is truly special. It’s the first...
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2022 Hyundai Kona: Quirky Crossover Receives N Line Trim, Updated Styling & New Convenience Features

After months of teasing and speculations, the 2022 Hyundai Kona has finally arrived. The newest Kona is home to a comprehensive styling update spread across the entire lineup, including the quirky Kona Electric. There’s also a sportier N Line version equipped with a 195-horsepower turbocharged four-banger. “For 2022, Kona and Kona Electric have been freshly redesigned with new safety and convenience features that ensure they remain at the top of SUV buyers lists,” said Olabisi Boyle, Vice Pre...
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2022 Audi e-tron GT & RS e-tron GT: Ingolstadt’s Electric Grand Tourer is a Stunner

First seen in concept form at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Audi e-tron GT debuted on the big screen alongside Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame. Four years on, the 2022 Audi e-tron GT is ready for prime time action. 2022 Audi e-tron GT: This Is No Taycan Clone It’s no secret the Audi e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan are platform twins, but the two high-performance EVs have different characters and temperaments. The Taycan is an all-conquering Porsche bearing the iconic 911’s ‘Turbo’ bad...
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2022 Cadillac CT4-V & CT5-V Blackwing: Ending The Petrol Era With a Huge Bang

We knew that Cadillac was cooking up a storm with its newest Blackwing models, the 2022 CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing. However, we weren’t expecting both Blackwings to scare BMW M5 or M3 owners or give the luscious Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio a serious run for cash. Here Come The Torchbearers Don’t be misled by the name change, either. There’s no denying the CT5 is an evolution of the CTS-V. All you need to know is Blackwing connotes the very pinnacle of Cadillac performance vehicles, dra...
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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview: Upgraded Engines, More Creature Comforts & New Trim Levels

Two years after unleashing the fourth-generation Santa Fe, Hyundai has given its popular midsize SUV a new face, a slew of new engines, a modified chassis, and a host of comfort and luxury features. In essence, we’re talking about a new vehicle since the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is slightly bigger in all aspects than the outgoing model. The first-generation Hyundai Santa Fe came at the turn of the new millennium. It instantly won SUV buyers’ hearts with its affordable price, roomy interior, and...
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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L: New Seven-Seater Is All Grown Up & Rocking a Tailored Suit

Jeep is introducing the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee with an all-new L model with three rows of seats. You can still get a standard-wheelbase Grand Cherokee with two rows for 2021, but the new L version, which can seat seven, will be the first of the Grand Cherokee family to arrive this spring. At first glance, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L bears a striking resemblance to the original Wagoneer SJ (a luxury 4×4 station wagon and successor to the Willy’s Jeep Station Wagon) first sold in 1964....
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2021 Subaru WRX & WRX STI Overview: Pricing, Trim Levels & Performance Features

The 2021 Subaru WRX performance sedan is entering the new year with the same base price as before. On the other hand, the big daddy WRX STI is $250 more, but Subaru has given it more standard equipment in return. In hindsight, the Subaru WRX and STI are faithful reminders of the brand’s rallying pedigree. I’ve always thought the second-gen “New Age” Impreza was the best of the breed. Yes, I’m talking about the “bug eye” model with round headlights and fog lights since the second-gen car under...
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2021 Ford F-150 Tremor: More Off-Road Capabilities & Some Extra Orange Flair

While awaiting the next-gen Raptor, Ford is busy expanding its ever-increasing family of F-150 trucks with the 2021 Tremor variant. It not only combines better off-road prowess with potent towing and payload capabilities but the 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor is for truck buyers who need more than what the mildly-outdoorsy FX4 trim has to offer. “Like Super Duty Tremor and Ranger Tremor, introducing the all-new F-150 Tremor is a direct response to seeing how customers use our trucks to enable their o...
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2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392: Big Hemi Wrangler Reports for Off-Road Duty

Jeep fans have been clamoring for a V8-powered Wrangler for as long as I can remember. The last Jeep to have a factory V8 engine dates back well before my birthdate, so it’s easy to understand the hype behind the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. This vehicle marks the return of a production V8 engine in a Wrangler after nearly 40 years. For millennials and younger Gen Xers, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is the first-ever Wrangler with a standard V8 motor, and what an engine it is. Hemi V8 Rep...
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2022 Honda Civic Prototype: All The Important Details So Far

2022 Honda Civic Prototype is a preview of what we can expect from the next-gen Civic. Substantial changes were made to the Civic Prototype’s exterior and upper body design. The 11th-generation Civic will introduce multiple new active and passive safety systems. For an unprecedented amount of time, the Honda Civic has remained the default choice for a solid, reliable, and sporty-driving compact car (albeit always seeming to play second fiddle to the everlasting Toyota Corolla). In my view, t...
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