Although the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class midsize luxury crossover only launched with four- and six-cylinder engines, it was only a matter of time before a V8 option came along. The V8 is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter engine shared with the recently revealed GLS-Class full-size crossover. Overall output
The 2019 VW GTI hot hatchback has picked up yet another accolade besides being a perennial enthusiast favorite: the IIHS Top Safety Pick award. The Hyundai Elantra GT Sport also earned a Top Safety Pick, and the Subaru WRX earned a Top Safety Pick+. The GTI's available automatic emergency braking
Automakers are continuing to give us a peek at the popularity, or lack thereof, of the manual transmission. One of the most interesting tidbits was that 78% of Subaru BRZs sold had a manual. What makes that so curious is its stark contrast to its twin, the Toyota 86, where only 33% of those sold in
After a nearly five-year hiatus, Codemasters is bringing back the GRID racing video game series. The company announced the fourth installment of the series will launch this September, though confusingly, it's simply titled GRID, like the original. Confusing name aside, GRID appears to feature everything
In the neverending quest to keep young drivers safe, Chevrolet is introducing a new feature called "Buckle to Drive." It's part of Chevy's Teen Driver System, which allows parents to montior driving habits, set speed limits and keep safety features on, and is only active when the
Almost exactly two years after the 2017 Honda Civic Type R set a new front-wheel-drive production car record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, it lost it. The new record holder is the Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R with a time of 7 minutes 40.1 seconds. As for the record-setting Renault, it's based
A little over a month ago, we told you about a group of factory-customized Plymouth muscle cars that were used on the Plymouth Rapid Transit show circuit. It was a promotional tour that demonstrated how you could potentially customize a then-new Plymouth. The cars were amazing period pieces that looked
The 2020 Land Rover Defender is doing a lot of things differently than its predecessor. One of our spy photographers caught this prototype and checked the license plates. This isn't entirely surprising, since Jaguar Land Rover has committed to making at least half of its models electrified in some
One of the major fears concerning the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150s introduced in 2015 was potentially high repair costs and subsequently high insurance premiums. But information from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), a part of the IIHS, reveals that the F-150 isn't any worse when it comes to
Thanks to the EPA's fuel economy website, we finally know how frugal the 2020 Cadillac XT6, the brand's first three-row crossover, is with gasoline. The most efficient is the front-wheel-drive version, getting 18 mpg in the city, 25 on the highway and 20 in combined driving. The all-wheel-drive
Having entered its seventh model year with only minor changes, it's no surprise that Jaguar is working on a more significant update of its F-Type sports car. Based on the spy photos of what is likely to be the 2021 Jaguar F-Type, it's getting a serious nose job. The lights are actually much
On the disappointing side, we learned that Toyota doesn't sell many manuals in the models it offers them, and even the 86 sports car is sold more with the automatic. Now we have data from Honda that's partly encouraging and partly discouraging: it sold more manuals in 2018 than 2017, but the
The 2020 GMC Sierra full-size pickup truck doesn't look much different than the previous model, but it brings along a number of new feature updates. The diesel adds the second-lowest Elevation trim level, meaning it's available in every trim except the base Sierra.
GMC is hard at work building carbon fiber beds for its CarbonPro trucks, so it's fitting that the company has finally released pricing for the 2019 GMC Sierra CarbonPro Edition. The most "affordable" for 2019 is the AT4 version starting at $66,635. Both represent an increase of $8,000
The 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe will be officially revealed in June. Impressively, the Gran Coupe really does look like a stretched version of the coupe. Of course the Gran Coupe is a lot longer and has two more doors.
In the compact car market, the Honda Civic has almost always been a benchmark, and there's a reason for that: it's consistently been really great. The 2019 Honda Civic is no exception. Not only that, but there's a Civic for just about any need with sedan, coupe or hatchback body styles
The reveal of the 2020 Cadillac XT5 crossover must be seriously near, because one of our spy photographers caught the new one completely undisguised. Seriously, there aren't any vinyl coverings anywhere, and the interior was completely bare, too.
Overland Expo is about to start, and car makers are rolling out versions of their crossovers and trucks transformed into overlanding and expedition vehicles. Honda is joining in on the action with the 2019 Honda Passport and 2019 Honda Ridgeline. It collaborated with Honda aftermarket company Jsport
As discovered by Ferrari Chat and reported by Motor1, an Instagram user by the name Lambolife (@9000lambo) and a friend were out cruising in Europe when they ran across what looks like a Ferrari prototype, possibly a hybrid based on the F8 Tributo. The pair got the car on video as they were chasing
Not too long ago, we got a preview of what was planned for the 2020 Hyundai Elantra, specifically that its automatic-equipped trims were going to CVT and getting a sizable fuel economy improvement. Hyundai has finally revealed all the details on the compact sedan, and there are more transmission updates
Chevy has made it clear that it's been thinking about a three-row version of the 2019 Chevy Blazer. Now we have evidence that Chevy is developing it with the long Blazer shown in the above spy shots. Although it's covered up well, signature Blazer design cues come through such as the low roofline
The Audi lineup is nearing its complete redesign with the newly unveiled 2020 Audi A4. The company revealed the updated luxury sedan and wagon in all its forms including regular A4, A4 Allroad and S4. The headlights are more angular on the grille side, and they receive aggressive LED daytime running
Mini got our attention a few months ago when it announced the upcoming Mini John Cooper Works GP would get over 300 horsepower. Specifically, they'll make 301 horsepower each along with 331 pound-feet of torque from a revised 2.0-liter inline-4. It features a stronger crankshaft, new pistons and
Awhile back, Aston Martin announced that it would create some Aston Martin DB5 sports cars that replicate James Bond's car in the movie "Goldfinger." What really got our attention was that Aston Martin intended to give it functional gadgets. Under the semi-functional list are the machine
AAA recently released its findings from its annual study of consumer interest or lack thereof in electric cars. Some classic EV issues still weigh heavily on some consumers, too. AAA notes that range anxiety and charger location concerns each dropped by 11% over last year.