I just spent two weeks driving a brand new Tesla Series 3. I didn’t purchase or lease the car, and it wasn’t a rental, at least not in the traditional sense. I spent two weeks with a Tesla Series 3 to check out FINN’s new automotive subscription service, and I was impressed.
If you’ve been looking for a vehicle that is big enough to haul the entire family but isn’t as huge as a full-size SUV, the all-new 2022 Kia Carnival might be the perfect fit. Replacing the outgoing Sedona, the front-wheel-drive Carnival can hold up to eight people comfortably and haul all their gear.
One of the side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that we’re all far more appreciative of the little things, like a chance to enjoy time outside with family. Lexus is looking to capture that feeling of just enjoying being outdoors with their 2021 Lexus LC Convertible, and they’re really leaning into it with their newest TV spot.
Ford is intent on changing electric car stereotypes. Not the ones about hippies wearing Birkenstocks and socks while driving Priuses (Prii?) though that’s probably on their list too. Nope, they’re intent on proving electric cars can be as white-knuckle fast and exciting as any other race car with the Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype!
After a 17-year hiatus, the Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback coupe is back to make its world premiere. The track-ready 480 horsepower limited-edition Mach 1 will come in either a six-speed manual transmission from Ford Performance or 10-speed automatic transmission.
Ford recently trimmed down their sedan offerings to the Fiesta, Fusion, and of course, Mustang. Otherwise, it’s all SUV and trucks, all the time. This raised some eyebrows, especially with pressure and shifts to electric and hybrid vehicles, but Ford has an interesting solution. What if you reimagined the Mustang … as an electric SUV?
You’d be forgiven for not knowing that the all-new 2019 Audi Q3 is actually Audi’s entry-level compact crossover SUV; after all, the Q3 is aggressively styled, attractive, and loaded with tech features first seen in the flagship Audi Q8. The Audi Q3 is a good lesson on how “entry-level” doesn’t have to be synonymous with “bare bones” or worse — “missing out.”
This week we reviewed another coupe from BMW. Another sports activity coupe that is, and in BMWspeak that means, well, it’s not a coupe. The EPA calls it a small SUV, and I pin it somewhere in the crossover utility/activity vehicle genre. Either way, this is the 2019 X4 from BMW.
Dear Jeep, I recently tested your new 2019 Cherokee model, and I have two words – Thank You! The redesign has addressed many of the styling issues folks have not been shy about rendering opinions on, and that new engine with the turbocharger on it? Fuhgeddaboudit!
If you’ve been waiting for the day when there were multiple luxury electric SUV’s to choose from before you purchased yours, that day has come. The Audi e-tron is now available for pre-order; $1,000 down will put you in line to buy a spacious, state of the art, premium electric SUV that will comfortably hold five people and their cargo.
Who doesn’t love the smooth ride, roominess, and utility of a full-size luxury SUV? But until you’ve parked one in a tight garage, or put gas into an empty one, or made payments on one, you might not realize how impractical a full-size SUV can be. And that’s why we have compact SUVs like the luxurious new 2019 Cadillac XT4.
In recent weeks, the test driveway has hosted a couple of models that we have already reviewed in the past year. Much of what we have found in the Jeep Cherokee and Volkswagen Atlas is pretty much a repeat of our favorable impressions we reported. So let’s talk about accessorized versions of these two, right from the factory.
Volkswagen is one of the leading automakers in the world, and right now is a great time for product here in the U.S. We have seen a great new 3-row SUV (Atlas) and a total makeover of the Tiguan crossover. Now we see the next-generation Jetta compact sedan, and what a winner this is.
You finally got that new car you’ve always wanted and you even sprang for the connected car services. So when you come out and find the window shattered or a large dent in the fender, why didn’t your car tell you (or anyone for that matter) that something had happened? That’s where Bmmpr steps in.
Toyota did something a bit unusual to debut the 12th generation of one of its most popular models. The 2019 Toyota Corolla arrived first as a hatchback. And while this is not the first subcompact hatchback from Toyota, it is the first to carry the name Corolla Hatchback here in North America – and it’s a good one.
BMW and I are going to have to agree to disagree on the all-new X2. The Bavarian automaker is billing the new model as a sports activity coupe, but I fail to see much coupe-ish about it. What is offered is a great combination of a hatchback and crossover utility vehicle, just not a coupe.
It felt like an old friend had come by to visit last week. I was fortunate to receive the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI five-door hatchback in the test driveway, and this model arrived with a manual transmission. It just felt like old times behind the wheel of this hot little hatch, and I enjoyed every minute.
Toyota is getting ready to roll out the next-generation RAV4 compact utility vehicle later this fall, a vehicle we introduced to you earlier this year. So it came as a surprise when the 2018 RAV4 Adventure model rolled into our test driveway just barely ahead of the 2019 arrival.
Toyota has just launched the new flagship of its North American fleet in the form of the fifth-generation Avalon mid-premium sedan. Designers and engineers have addressed nearly every aspect for the 2019 model year, but is it enough, especially given these troubled times for sedans?
A couple of notable anniversaries have come and gone quietly this past season, the first marking 10 years that I have been here at Gear Diary. The second commemorates the 20 years I have been involved in automotive journalism, and what a “ride” it has been.
Toyota parked its national headquarters in our backyard a couple of years ago, and in recent weeks they have parked some new vehicles in our test driveway out front. We have written about a few Lexus products already, and now it is Toyota’s turn beginning with the new, distinctively different C-HR.