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Short Report: Toyota’s towering 2018 Sequoia hasn’t aged as well as its giant softwood namesake

Darn near bulletproof when it comes to starting every morning, carrying up to eight people in significant comfort, hauling as much as 120.1 cubic feet of cargo, towing up to 7,400 pounds... Read more »

Short Report: Porsche’s 718 Boxster GTS inches up top-down power, price and pleasure

It is largely forgotten in today’s nouveau luxury car culture that until 1965 a 4-cylinder engine powered every one of Porsche’s production cars. In a certain sense, the Porsche brand was built... Read more »

What it’s like to drive a 2018 Nissan GT-R Track Edition the length of SoCal’s Mulholland Drive and Highway

Sunrise on a Sunday, and Los Angeles is still sleeping. My Blaze-colored 2018 Nissan GT-R Track Edition banks right off Cahuenga onto Mulholland Drive where it snakes into the Hollywood Hills. Stretched... Read more »

Euro Drive: The 2018 Audi RS 4 Avant is as lust-worthy as ever, but still not coming to America

There’s a tendency to throw around the phrase “forbidden fruit” when it comes to desirable international market cars that we can’t get our hands on in the States. Generally, this refers to... Read more »

Short Report: The 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T is a twisty road touring natural

Porsche now builds far more Cayenne and Macan SUVs and Panamera sedans than it does 2-door sports cars, yet the 911 still sits as the irreversible nucleus of truth for the company.... Read more »

Short Report: The 2018 Ford EcoSport is a little crossover SUV that delivers little satisfaction

Most people would agree that big is good. Whether it’s the house you live in, the bowl of pasta you eat, the TV you watch, or the car you drive, Americans in... Read more »

Short Report: The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is in the weekend warrior’s legion

You’d be forgiven for confusing the new 2018 Crosstrek with last year’s model, but Subaru has completely redesigned its entry-level crossover SUV. The new design language, which Subaru is calling “Dynamic x... Read more »

First Drive: With the 2019 Lexus ES and ES Hybrid, Lexus finds itself between a rock and a hard place

A funny thing happened on the way to the launch of the 2019 Lexus ES 350 (and its 300h hybrid sibling): almost every other midsize sedan on the market, seemingly regardless of... Read more »

First Drive: Nissan’s 2018 Kicks is a small crossover with lots of room and a starting price under $20K

The all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks expands the brand’s lineup of SUVs and crossovers to six and extends its range into subcompact territory. Although the new Kicks doesn’t meet the traditional... Read more »

What It’s Like to Drive a 2018 Ford Mustang GT with the Performance Pack Level 2 at Monticello Motor Club

The Ford Mustang has come a long way since its 1964½ debut. Hagerty, the classic car insurance company, brought one of the original V8 Mustangs to a Ford-hosted track day in Upstate... Read more »