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First Drive: 2020 Ford Explorer

First Drive: 2020 Ford Explorer

Since starting life as something of an experiment by Ford Motor Co’s product planners more three decades ago, the Explorer has become one of the company’s major sources of revenue. The Explorer might not have a following as large as the F-150 but the fan base is large...
First Drive: 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

First Drive: 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

The new 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport has been revised to make it more versatile and technologically advanced. The new Discovery Sport strikes a balance between a bold evolution of the original design and the familiarity that comes with its capability. Design cues,...
First Drive: 2019 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T S

First Drive: 2019 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T S

In automotive years, the Volkswagen Golf seems to have been around forever. But its survived because, while the Golf is a compact, it also offers solid performance and an impressive array of technology for less than $25,000, which makes it a relative bargain when...
First Drive: 2019 Toyota Sequoia

First Drive: 2019 Toyota Sequoia

The Toyota Sequoia has been around for a while now, but the automaker continues to change the vehicle enough to keep it interesting for both loyal fans of the buyers and new buyers, looking for a big vehicle capable of hauling people and their stuff. The Sequoia is...
First Drive: 2019 Audi e-tron

First Drive: 2019 Audi e-tron

It may be the middle of May but it feels a lot more like the dead of winter as we race up the narrow, winding road to California’s Lake Tahoe ski resort. As we approach the 7,000-foot mark the winds swirl the freshly falling snow across the landscape. Considering...
First Drive: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate

First Drive: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has lots of things going for it including a huge “likeability” factor. After all, there is a lot to like about the vehicle. It’s handsome on the outside, spacious and comfortable on the inside, delivers and smooth and efficient ride and has...
First Drive: 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

First Drive: 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

By this late in May, it should be getting warm in Detroit, but despite the 50-degree chill and a depressingly leaden sky, at least the rain has held off as I strap on a HANS Device and helmet and head out to pit row at Pontiac’s M1 Concourse, where a 2019 Ford Mustang...
First Drive: 2020 Toyota Supra

First Drive: 2020 Toyota Supra

It’s easy to feel intimidated at Summit Point Motorsports Park. The Shenandoah Circuit is an undulating, 2-mile course that sends you ping-ponging from one blind corner to another, rising and falling over the rocky West Virginia landscape. But it was as close to...
First Drive: 2019 Kia Forte EX

First Drive: 2019 Kia Forte EX

New compact cars keep showing up on roads and streets all around the United States despite the surge in sales of utility vehicles and pickups. In fact, the compact car segment has become one of the most competitive as buyers look for ways for transportation that both...
First Drive: 2019 Audi Q8 Quattro

First Drive: 2019 Audi Q8 Quattro

Audi made its reputation building sleek, road-worthy sedans that have earned their way into the hearts of motorists around the world. The A8 is a great example of the sort of benchmark-setting model, one that has done well challenging competitors like the...