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Short Report: The new 2018 BMW 6 Series GT is the closest you can get to a 5 Series wagon

For a long time, I hated station wagons. My mom drove one, a 1973 Ford Gran Torino in burnt orange metallic with simulated wood paneling on the sides a giant chrome front... Read more »

What it’s like to drive a Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII in star-struck Los Angeles

If there’s a protocol regarding the social acceptability of removing one’s shoes in the presence of a lady, especially in a $640,000 Rolls-Royce, I’m pretty sure I broke it. But previous experience... Read more »

First Drive: Refreshed 2019 Kia Sorento remains a confident buy in the crossover segment

Kia is no longer an unknown quantity, nor are its award-winning vehicles considered market anomalies. Last year, the company sold nearly 590,000 vehicles in the U.S. And while annual sales were down... Read more »

Short Report: With the 2018 Atlas, Volkswagen builds a big crossover unlike all the rest

Many people see Volkswagen’s sparse, square styling as boring. I disagree. Like Audis, Volkswagens look grown-up, distinguished, and classy. In the case of the 2018 Atlas, VW’s new entry in the family-sized... Read more »

Short Report: With 444 horsepower and manners to boot, the 2018 Audi RS5 is a brute in a suit

Last April, we called the Audi S5 coupe “haute couture in coupeland.” This is still true, but there’s hauter and hotter couture now: the 444-hp 2018 Audi RS5. With wider fenders, more... Read more »

First Drive: The 2018 Buick Regal GS surprises with power, practicality, and poise

Is it even a question anymore that Buick is the brand with the most product freedom in the entire General Motors portfolio? Emboldened by enormous overseas sales, and without the flagship pressure... Read more »

The Spousal Report: Can the 2018 Lexus LC satisfy performance cravings of one driver and luxury cravings of another?

Ten years. That’s how long we have before Liz and I are empty nesters, and some days, when the kids are shrieking, and the sink is full of dishes, and there is... Read more »

Flash Drive: With the 2019 Envision, Buick polishes the status quo

Is it change for the sake of change that drove Buick to update its 5-passenger Envision SUV after a mere one and a half years on the American market? It might seem... Read more »

First Drive: With the new X2, has BMW finally found the right Sports Activity Coupe recipe?

Swapping maximum practicality for extra style, the new 2018 BMW X2 is the latest member of the company’s Sports Activity Coupe family. It joins the X4 and X6 in giving aspirational SUV... Read more »