2020 Lincoln Corsair preview

17 Apr
2020 Lincoln CorsairThe 2020 Lincoln Corsair crossover represents what may well satisfy a wide range of harried urban parents and professionals: It’s a compact, relatively extroverted crossover utility vehicle on the outside, but inside it alms to be a calming “sanctuary for the senses.” The Corsair is a new nameplate for Lincoln, but the form...

2019 Nissan Leaf

15 Apr
2019 Nissan LeafThe 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus offers up to 226 miles of EPA-rated range, which makes this all-electric hatchback competitive with other long-range models such as the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Kia Niro EV. Last year the Leaf lineup received a redesigned exterior and interior, new active-safety features, and more battery capacity and...

2019 Tesla Model X

12 Apr
2019 Tesla Model XThe Tesla Model X used to be the only fully electric vehicle you could get in the U.S. that was truly fit for American-size family duty. Although with the introduction of the Audi E-tron this year, plus the Jaguar I-Pace and many more shades of electric crossover if you go smaller and lower in price, the Model X is certainly no longer the only...

2019 Mazda 3

11 Apr
2019 Mazda 3For many years the Mazda 3 has been the compact-car go-to for drivers who can’t afford to leave practicality and frugality by the wayside. With the new 2019 Mazda 3, the automaker isn’t completely abandoning that philosophy, but it is carving out the space for an entirely new kind of zoom-zoom: the mass market. The very attractive...

2019 Tesla Model S

6 Apr
2019 Tesla Model SThe Tesla Model S wasn’t the first model from the California electric carmaker, but it’s the one that put Tesla on the trajectory as an innovator. It was unprecedented in many ways and has already earned a place in history books—the fastest volume-production plug-in car; the longest-range electric car; and the first production...

2019 Audi e-tron

12 Mar
2019 Audi e-tronThe 2019 Audi e-tron is a spacious, all-electric SUV; the first fully electric vehicle from the German luxury brand best known for its quattro all-wheel-drive system, attractive but conservative exteriors, and well-designed and obsessively detailed cabins. It’s available for 2019 in Premium Plus, Prestige, and Edition 1 versions. Despite its...

2019 Tesla Model 3

2 Mar
2019 Tesla Model 3 PerformanceIf we were gauging cars by their level of hype, the Tesla Model 3—not some exclusive supercar—might as well be the car of the decade. From the time that Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk revealed this compact sedan in 2016, it’s put Tesla on a new trajectory—and opened up the possibility of an electric car to many Americans who...

2019 Mazda 3 first drive: Welcoming a “hip” era for Zoom-Zoom

28 Jan
2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019Before letting us drive its redesigned 2019 Mazda 3, the company’s engineers had us spend time on core-strengthening desk-chair toppers popular in Japan. No, it wasn’t because they saw too many beer guts in the room. In designing and engineering the latest version of the Mazda 3—the top-selling Mazda nameplate ever, at more than...

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid: 50-mpg hybrid tech for a new normal

28 Nov
2020 Toyota Corolla, 2018 LA Auto ShowThe Toyota Corolla has historically flaunted its frugal credentials. In a sign of changing times, the new 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is angling for a lot more eco cred. For the first time, it packs something very noteworthy: Toyota’s hybrid system, and mileage that’s surprisingly close to the Prius. Toyota claims that the Corolla...

VW looks back to TDI for pricing on upcoming electric vehicles

24 Sep
VW Electric for AllVolkswagen, as it develops several vehicles on its new modular electric platform (MEB) and plans dozens more, is looking past Tesla and aiming to go “Electric for All.” The affordability that once made the automaker famous with the original Beetle, the Type 2 "Microbus," and tens of millions of Golfs, Jettas, and other models over...