Skip to main content

review

  • 0
    Review: 2013 BMW M3 Coupe Lime Rock Park Edition
    1374767820

    Sic Transit Gloria I like difficult cars. I like turbo "moments," dramatic weight distribution, low-grip, peaky power delivery, and overly quick steering, along with ultra-short wheelbases and any number of other non-racecar-perfect dynamic foibles. I love the newest generation of BMW cars and ...

  • 0
    Review: 2014 Nissan GT-R [w/video]
    1373558220

    Chasing The Legend There are only a handful of vehicles in existence that can change you permanently – ones that have the power to rewire your concept of speed to fit their definition. Some five years after the Nissan GT-R legally touched down here in the US for the first time, the coupe ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
    1373471820

    This Is Not The Acura You're Looking For Mid-level luxury brands have always had to do a bit of leg work to distance themselves from their more common cousins. Thanks to generation after generation of pervasive badge engineering (much of it from the Big Three), buyers can't be blamed for looking ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 Mercedes-Benz G550
    1373299080

    Gentleman General Purpose There's an ATV slowly idling through the underbrush to my passenger side. Its rider's eyes are glued to the metallic purple bread van consuming every last square inch of the trail: a cube of glittering lunacy resting blissfully in the dappled light of a Tennessee ...

  • 0
    Review: Grid 2 [w/video]
    1372348620

    Shut Up And Drive The Car Codemasters' Grid 2 was waiting for me at home when I returned to Ann Arbor from Los Angeles, after attending my first ever E3 this year. I was worried. Of course I'd been thrilled weeks before when I'd gotten confirmation that I'd receive a loaner copy of the game to ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 Infiniti QX56 [w/video]
    1372089420

    Promising, And Delivering, Bigness Some things appear much smaller in pictures than they do in person. The Eiffel Tower, Space Shuttle orbiters and the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the National Mall come immediately to mind. The 2013 Infiniti QX56, however, isn't one of those things. The ...

  • 0
    Review: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish
    1371484620

    Squirrelling Away In Motown With British Royalty As far as unexpected encounters with wild animals go, squirrels don't normally rate. The furry little nut-smugglers are omnipresent fixtures in my neck of the woods – literally – so a chance meeting doesn't warrant caution the way a ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 Chevy Spark
    1370966220

    Chevy's More Manageable Micro Machine Minicars have yet to really catch on in the US, and while the reason for that is probably at least partially because of our addiction to big crossovers and SUVs, we have a feeling that some of the indifference toward these tiny cars is the lack of functional ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 Ford Mustang V6
    1370879820

    Secretary Trim, Evolved There was a time not so long ago when opting for a base Ford Mustang meant getting little more than some sheetmetal, an anemic four-cylinder engine and what may very well have been the world's most disappointing automatic transmission. During the Fox Body years, Ford ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 GMC Acadia Denali
    1370447820

    Refreshed, Not Refreshing I'm probably ill-suited to accurately and fairly take the full measure of a vehicle like the 2013 GMC Acadia Denali. This is a machine conjured around the express notion of corralling and then herding a brood of rafter-swinging hatchlings to and fro in relative comfort, ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
    1370275020

    GT Stands For "Generous Trunk" If ever there were an award for the most bastardized label in the automotive world, the Gran Turismo/Grand Touring/GT moniker would be an easy frontrunner. Once reserved solely for sporty coupes, the GT letters have taken a big hit over the years, but things got ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 BMW 135is Coupe
    1369756620

    BMW's Best 1 Series Gives Back What You Put In Every once in a while, I find myself, despite my solitary leanings and inherent modesty, working out in some kind of class setting. The tone and tenor of these classes ranges wildly – from the quiet, follow-the-leader variety, to those with a ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo
    1369065420

    Diet Abarth Try as I might, I just can't bring myself to stick to a routine of drinking diet soda. Nevermind the fact that I'm trying to cut soda out of my life altogether – every now and then, I just want the high-octane stuff, and diet simply won't do. If I'm already going to subject ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 Audi Allroad
    1368633420

    Reincarnated With A Smaller And Less Passionate Soul Mention the name "Allroad" to most automotive enthusiasts, and it's likely to conjure up images of the Audi A6 Allroad Quattro, first introduced in 1999. That car-like alternative to a sport utility vehicle was based on the German automaker's ...

  • 0
    Review: 2014 Subaru Forester XT
    1368547020

    Power Doesn't Come Cheap When Subaru first offered a turbocharged Forester XT model to US customers for the 2004 model year, the shoe-shaped second-gen model fell into a ready-made competitive set of small, V6-powered crossovers and SUVs. The XT might have been more of a raucous shopping-trip ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
    1367510220

    No Prius Killer As much as we enthusiasts like to rail on the lowly Toyota Prius as the harbinger of death for all we hold dear, there's no denying the machine's absolute and interminable grip on the hybrid market in the United States. Toyota has so thoroughly sunk its teeth into the segment ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 Audi RS5 [w/video]
    1367423820

    Enjoying The Romance, Not Yet Convinced About A Commitment I imagine spending time with a sexy sports coupe is similar to a first date with a supermodel. Before she arrives, there's a buildup of excitement mixed with nervous anticipation. Even though the background work is done, there are many ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP
    1367337420

    Location, Location, Location Back in February, Mini invited me to come try out its brand-new Paceman coupe-crossover-hatchback thing in Puerto Rico, and not long after, I spit out a Quick Spin detailing my impressions of the little-big two-door. But here's what I didn't tell you: Mini also let ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 Honda Fit Sport
    1367251020

    Revisiting The Runabout Of Record The current Honda Fit has been around the block a few times. The subcompact hatch has soldiered on without significant revision since its first update for US customers in 2009, and while Honda is on the verge of launching a third generation, we thought we'd take ...

  • 0
    Review: 2013 BMW X1
    1366732620

    A Tasty Bit Of Old School For The New School Against the backdrop of fervent hand-wringing from brand purists, BMW is on the cusp of finally offering front-wheel-drive vehicles. While that's a shock to the constitution, many are pointing to the company's fine-handling Mini offerings as an ...

Loading

Loading
Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle