Automobile

2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i

The explosive growth of the crossover SUV market has been good for automakers’ bottom lines, but the real winner might just be the consumer. Look at the current state of the compact-luxury-crossover segment, for instance. Every major premium brand now fields an entry, and many of them are very compelling. There’s the well-rounded Audi Q5, the soulful Alfa Romeo Stelvio, ...

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2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST 6.2L 4WD

Chevrolet got fast and frivolous with SS badges, gluing them on questionable machines like the Malibu Maxx SS, the Impala SS, and the naturally aspirated version of the Cobalt SS. Those cars weren’t worthy of the legendary letters, which first appeared on a high-performance Chevy Impala back in 1961, and their existence only corroded the meaning of Super Sport. The 2018 ...

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Tesla Reveals the Secret Magic Behind their Autopilot System

The newest Tesla autonomous car doesn’t just let people drive hands-free. It’s intelligent, and capable of learning behaviours of both the operator and environment in order to make better driving decisions. While many high-end automakers are creating technology that allows cars to drive themselves, Tesla’s technology is bound to leave them in the dust.  Tesla’s plan is to lower overall ...

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2018 Toyota Camry XSE V-6

Toss out “Toyota Camry” during a word-association game, and most automotive enthusiasts would respond with some allegory for anonymity, appliance, or a similarly unflattering description for automotive wallpaper. The latest Camry, with its all-new platform, fresh powertrains, and expressive styling, attempts to shake off that image. The range-topping Camry XSE V-6 is the most effective implementation of that retooling, blending ...

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Jaguar F-Pace vs. Range Rover Velar

It won’t surprise you to learn that we here at C/D regularly disagree with one another. It’s often about trivial matters such as how long a Geo Metro can run without oil in its crankcase (we’ll settle that argument soon). Occasionally, we squabble over more pressing issues, like whether or not the cost of executive editor Jared Gall’s Steel Trap deodorant will ...

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Littlest Longtail: 2019 McLaren 600LT Photos and Specs Revealed!

Where McLaren supercars are concerned, the LT letters stand for Longtail and trace their roots back to the F1 GTR race cars of the 1990s. The nomenclature was revived for a run of 500 examples each of the 675LT coupe and the 675LT Spider starting in 2015 (with an additional 50-ish cars built by McLaren Special Operations) that took the ...

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2019 Dodge Charger Brings Rejiggered Lineup and a Hotter Hellcat

Dodge has done a bit of fiddling with the Charger sedan lineup for 2019, offering a new all-wheel-drive SXT model, a rear-wheel-drive Charger GT, and a number of upgrades to the Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack models. The lineup will now encompass six iterations of the four-door hoon saloon that cover the spread from basic six-cylinder models to moon-stomping supercharged terrorbeasts. Let’s ...

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace P250 AWD

No cat metaphors were harmed in the writing of this review. You are perhaps as relieved to read this as we are to write it. What we must tell you, however, is that after a string of very fine all-new vehicles that includes its first-ever sport-ute, the F-Pace, Jaguar’s second attempt, the E-Pace, leaves us a bit wanting. For starters, we ...

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2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat / SRT Hellcat Redeye

Four years ago, the audacious Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat emerged, brandishing a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 capable of generating 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, making it far and away the world’s most powerful muscle car and one of the world’s most powerful automobiles, period. Then, for 2018, the limited-production 808-/840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon proved that there was still more power yet to ...

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec Manual

Someday soon, we expect a Hyundai product to top its class without trading on “great value” as its primary attribute. We’re closer than ever to that day. Touting a multilink rear suspension in place of its predecessor’s torsion-beam axle, a nicer interior, and a more muscular appearance that belies an underlying weight-loss program, the second-generation 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec performs well, ...

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