First Drive: 2020 BMW X5 M50i

First Drive: 2020 BMW X5 M50i

BMW, the maker of luxury vehicles, built its reputation building sports sedans. The German automaker liked to call itself the builder of the “Ultimate Driving Machine” also builds fine utility vehicles. However, the 2020 BMW X5 M50i does deserve to be in its very own...
First Drive: 2020 Honda Civic Type R

First Drive: 2020 Honda Civic Type R

The Honda Civic has long had a special appeal to performance fans who want a small, affordable ride that readily can be customized. But, until just a few years ago, the real prize was out of reach for American buyers, the extreme machine of the Civic line-up, the Type...
First Drive: 2020 Nissan Altima 2.0 Platinum

First Drive: 2020 Nissan Altima 2.0 Platinum

Midsized cars, once at the heart of new vehicle sales across the United States, have dwindled as consumers have moved towards pickup trucks and utility vehicles. But the 2020 Nissan Altima shows how and why midsized cars still have a place in the changing automotive...
Lamborghini Celebrates Spring with New Huracán EVO Spyder

Lamborghini Celebrates Spring with New Huracán EVO Spyder

If it’s spring, it’s time for some open-air driving and fortunately for all of us, Lamborghini has us all covered – or uncovered, as it were – with its new Huracán EVO Spyder. The legendary Italian sports car maker virtually debuted its latest soft top, touting its...
First Drive: 2020 Cadillac CT5-V

First Drive: 2020 Cadillac CT5-V

The coronavirus pandemic has changed daily life in many dramatic ways. For we auto scribes, it has meant a temporary halt to our near constant, cross-country travel, racing from one new car program to another. The good news is that we’ve been able to keep a relatively...
First Drive: 2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid

First Drive: 2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid

The compact sport-utility market is more competitive than ever, and Ford Motor Co. introduced its latest iteration of the Escape for 2020 and immediately became a top competitor — especially the automaker’s hybrid model. I spent a week behind the wheel of the 2020...
First Drive: 2020 GMC Acadia AWD AT4

First Drive: 2020 GMC Acadia AWD AT4

The GMC badge has been found on trucks of all sizes for decades. But the GMC Acadia, while carrying the distinctive GMC insignia, is a far cry from the commercial trucks and vans that could be found on farm roads and the back streets of cities around the country for...
First Drive: 2020 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman ALL4

First Drive: 2020 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman ALL4

From its very earliest days, one of the elemental forces shaping the auto industry was the desire to go fast and down through the years speed on four wheels has been delivered in all kinds of packages. The 2020 Mini John Cooper Works Mini Clubman ALL4 is one of the...
First Drive: Infiniti Q50 Red Sport AWD

First Drive: Infiniti Q50 Red Sport AWD

Given the popularity of SUVs, there is no doubt that Americans love tall vehicles even though they abandoned fedora and bonnets year ago. Nonetheless, the classical elegance of the long, low-slung profile of 2020 Infiniti Q50, which has been equipped with a more...
First Drive: 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

First Drive: 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

As a journalist covering the automotive beat, especially if that includes doing reviews, you spend plenty of time on the road. These days, I find myself mostly behind my desk at home as the nation’s hunkers down under the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. But I’ve...
First Drive: 2020 Cadillac XT4 AWD Premium

First Drive: 2020 Cadillac XT4 AWD Premium

Ulysses, the story goes, took 10 years to complete his journey home back to his wife and kingdom. For Cadillac, the journey to reclaim its place as the world’s preeminent luxury automobile brands is taking a bit longer. Cadillac and General Motors, like the plucky...
First Drive: 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

First Drive: 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

The harsh sun normally bathing the cactus-covered sands of Tucson have vanished, a leaden sky threatening to burst open as we fire up the new 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid and head out for a day’s drive through the scrub brush – and the housing developments pushing ever...