Producing 400 horsepower and 472 ft-lb torque, Volvo’s reinvented 2018 XC60 T8, brings a spirited drive dynamic rivaling many sport sedans; yet affords the ride height and utility demanded by today’s discerning crossover, SUV buyer. The icing on the cake? It’s electrified.
Skytrac engine technologies take 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring crossover to the intersection of utility meets measurable sport driving performance. Pushing CX-5 to the limit, I was reminded of the driving goodness that is "zoom, zoom," yet I felt safe and comfortable behind the steering wheel.
Durring our first opportunity to drive 2017 Honda Civic Si on wet roads, we discover that Honda’s updated original sport Civic enables exceptional wet weather driving sport through superior suspension dynamics and limited slip differential engineering.
While the vast majority of 2017 Cadillac XT5 owners will never attempt to tow or haul anything, this midsized luxury SUV makes good on the “utility” aspect of the name – comfortably pulling a lightly loaded horse trailer and hauling 800lbs of grain surprisingly well.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is a relatively simple package, but after driving the meatier Mopar muscle car on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and roads around the track, there is no question that the bigger Challenger makes for an even greater Hellcat.
Honda’s reinvented vacuum equipped minivan brings an exceptional blend of near intuitive vehicle command connectivity and measurable road performance to the ever evolving minivan vehicle segment. Yet there remains an option yet explored for 2018 Honda Odyssey, the Executive Rolling Office. We’ve heard a rumor or two.
The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT offers more high performance ability than any other 3-row SUV in America, but more importantly, it will tow 8,700lbs – making it the perfect tow vehicle for a Hellcat Challenger or Charger owner who wants to tow their Mopar muscle car to the track with another high performance Mopar machine.
Weighing in at close to 5,000 lbs, Hyundai's luxury division Genesis G90 is a reminder of how comfortable and accommodating a posh full size sedan drive and ride experience can be. But can a non-hybrid car this large, this posh, also be fuel efficient and sport-drive-competent?
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has long been one of the best performing SUVs in the US market, but to test the utility aspect of this high performance machine, I used the SRT Jeep in place of my half ton truck for a weekend horse show – and not surprisingly, the 475hp sport ute shines when being worked like a pickup.
For 2018, Toyota offers a very drive-dynamic non turbocharged 3.5 Liter V6 option for the reinvented Camry lineup, effectively countering the mainstream turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine revolution. Torque News experiences the top of the mark 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6, presenting an exceptional drive and ride experience without turbocharging.
I hold myself fortunate as one of the few journalist that’s experienced the third generation 2017 Honda Clarity FCV behind the wheel. Initially sold to select markets in Japan and California, Great Britain's “The Engine Room,” introduces the most dynamic fuel cell vehicle in the world to the U.K. and beyond.
I recently spent a week behind the wheel of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel and after hundreds of miles of city and highway driving, I have come to the conclusion that the diesel Cruze is the best Cruze – and here are four reasons why.
I recently spent a few days driving the 2017 Audi Q7 3.0I Premium Plus, during which time I used the fun-to-drive luxury SUV to negotiate Detroit rush hour traffic in style and based on that experience, I would call the Q7 the Ultimate Commuting Machine.
We discovered a superior touring car detailed in Honda performance Civic Si trim. Horsepower and torque while formidable, is but a very small part of what 2017 Civic Si brings to the segment. Simply put,this is the best driving, high performance,Civic offered to date. I'm no longer convinced that I need or want a Type-R.
Although 2018 Honda was purpose designed as an exceptionally safe, transformable kid hauler, I take a look at Honda’s latest and greatest with the mature eye of a “driver” whose kids are long grown. For me, I like 2018 Honda Odyssey for the comfortable, well connected long haul.
I recently submitted the 2017 Range Rover Sport Autobiography to a unique equestrian test, including a long road trip to the United States’ most prominent horse show followed by a local horse show with my own horses – allowing me to experience the comfort of the luxury SUV on a long trip along with seeing just how well this supercharged machine will pull the 2-horse trailer.
Hawaii is admittedly Honda country, and the Kona coast of the Big Island is no exception. Last week we enjoyed the experience of exploring the Kona side of Hawaii’s biggest island behind the wheel of the reinvented and much improved 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, big things!
The new Chrysler Pacifica offers all sorts of advantages over the competition when it comes to interior amenities, but more importantly for some buyers, the new Pacifica offers the best driving dynamics in the minivan segment – feeling more like a sedan than a 7-passenger people mover from behind the steering wheel.
If you are looking for a roomy, fuel-friendly hybrid that is great in serious snow, the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid might just be your best choice for the money – combining V6 power, electric-only driving capabilities and the ability to drive in any road condition including mud and deep snow.
It’s not often that a manufacturer lends a less than fully loaded car or light truck offering to a journalist for drive review, so I rented one, and set out on an 800 mile, 24 hour turnaround in the rain. I learned a thing or two as to Santa Fe Sports, front-wheel-drive road worthiness, mostly good.