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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is essentially a short-wheelbase, five-seat version of the Santa Fe. Competing directly against the Nissan Murano and the Ford Edge, the Santa Fe Sport has two engine options and features a two-tone interior. First, although many automakers send us tarted-up versions of their entries, kudos to Hyundai for having the …

2017 Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda’s Scout sub-brand isn’t exactly an original theme in the Volkswagen Group, with Audi, VW and SEAT all offering similar off-road-ready versions of existing models. Yet the idea has always fitted best with the Czech company’s practical and no-nonsense approach. The Octavia and Superb were the first to benefit from the Scout treatment, and now …

2017 Audi RS 3

We’ve praised the Audi A3’s driving dynamics, but one thing we have struggled to embrace is its stubby proportions and muted styling. The sedan looks much the same in RS 3 form, just tacking on a sportier grille and new side sills, diffuser, and exhaust tips almost as part of a costume. The diminutive sedan …

Land Rover

Land Rover has a problem with copycats—for example, just look at the LandWind X7, a Chinese SUV which bears a striking resemblance to the Range Rover Evoque. Speaking to Auto Express, Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern says that the automaker is “wary of showing new concepts” over fears of another copycat situation. McGovern thinks …

2017 Jaguar F

Love it or hate it, one thing that’s undeniable about Los Angeles is that it’s a true car town. Though it wasn’t initially designed that way, the sheer size of L.A. combined with the lack of interconnected mass transit systems makes the use of an automobile essential for anyone who wants to check out the …

2018 Subaru WRX

The Subaru Impreza WRX is one of my favorite enthusiast sedans. It’s invigorating, just a bit raw and makes you want to drive it more and more. Our tester has subtle blue paint and aggressive black wheels, which strike the right tone. It’s sporty without being stupid. Inside is black leather, red stitching, and plastics …

2018 Volvo XC40

At first glance the 2018 Volvo XC40, which arrives in the U.S. in May next year, bucks the conventional wisdom about how a modern Volvo should look. There’s no studied elegance to the exterior surfaces, no calming Swedish zen to the interior ambience. Instead, there’s a pugnacious swagger to the XC40 inside and out, with …

2017 Civic Type R

A few months ago, we reported about Honda dealers applying insane price mark-ups, or, as they like to call them, “market adjustments,” to the cost of the limited-run 2018 Civic Type R. In a shocking revelation, it turns out that car dealerships seem to enjoy the act of getting “money” (which they can later exchange …

2018 Kia Stinger GT

The concept of “grand touring” has been around for centuries, and the moniker has been applied to cars since the 1940s, but it’s a term we tend to associate with exotic sports cars. The formula, though, is pretty simple: stylish, comfortable on a long drive, and plenty of power. But there’s no rule that says …

Tesla S

Hurricane Irma is quickly bearing down on Florida. People in parts of the peninsula have been issued a mandatory evacuation order. According to Electrek, Tesla has temporarily extended the range of some of its cars to help owners evacuate. The extra capacity is good for an extra 30 or 40 miles of range, not an …