2022 Volkswagen ID.5 Performance, Price, and Photos
Meet the Volkswagen ID.5, the German automaker’s first-ever all-electric coupé SUV. Unveiled in November last year, the ID.5 follows in the footsteps of its more practical sibling, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4.
While both EVs utilize VW’s MEB platform, currently being adopted across several brands within the Volkswagen group, the ID.5 brings certain vital updates that will be key to the ID brand’s future success. Also, the ID.5 sits right in the middle of VW’s plan to stop selling gas-powered vehicles in Europe by 2035. So, what’s the difference between ID.4 and ID.5? Let’s get straight to it.
Drop Top Utility: SUVs That Skipped Utility to go Topless
SUVs have had a rich yet troubled history when it comes to confining to a single shape or form. It is a pretty common sight to see people driving around in "coupe SUVs" these days and petrol heads forbidding their existence. But Coupe SUVs are nothing in comparison to the five convertible SUVs that we have lined up for you. And before you ask, no we aren’t talking about one-off models and custom rat rods, this list is solely comprised of production SUVs that anyone could have brought straight from their nearest dealership.
2023 Mazda CX-50 - Performance, Prices, and Photos
A new SUV joins Mazda’s current line-up, and it is an essential model for the Japanese brand. The CX-50 is not entirely based on the already popular CX-5, but has a lot of similarities, like the powertrains and the cabin components. Things that make the CX-50 special are its aggressive stance, ruggedness, better cabin space, improved off-road capabilities, and towing capacity. In simpler words, it will go head-to-head with the Hyundai Tucson, the Toyota RAV4, and the Subaru Outback. For the powertrain choices, like always, you will have the CX-50 with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-pot, and a turbocharged version of the same. Both are quite potent and will drive all four wheels by default. The new CX-50 is selling side-by-side with the CX-5, but the former is much better in terms of overall looks, is more compliant for off-roading, and is slightly bigger. So, should you consider the CX-50 without comparing it to its prime rivals? Well, here’s your answer.
An Early Enthusiast’s Guide To The Ford Mustang Mach-E
Like it or not, the Mustang Mach-E is now part of the American landscape. In case you are considering one or have already taken the plunge and got yourself an all-electric pony, then what are the options to spruce up your Mach-E? Can you tune the Mach-E to deliver more power or better handling? Your options are limited for now, but they aren’t non-existent.
The Range Rover Sport Legacy - Tracing the Genesis of Performance SUVs
Except for the highly exclusive GMC Syclone and the Lamborghini LM002, performance SUVs weren’t a thing until Land Rover decided to step into the game. In 2004, Land Rover debuted a concept car called Range Stormer at the North American International Auto Show, and the rest is history.
2023 Polestar 2 Specs, Pricing, and Complete Buyer’s Guide
The Polestar 2 has been with us for quite a while now, and over the years, the Swedish EV brand has been giving it incremental updates. For 2023, however, the updates are much more pronounced, especially under the skin, though it’s not significant enough to be considered a mid-cycle facelift. Due to these updates, the Polestar 2 has been given a price increase across the range. The Polestar 2 Single Motor now starts at $48,400 (+$2,500), while the Dual Motor version now starts at $51,900 (+$700). These prices do not yet consider the $7,500 federal tax credit and $1,400 destination fee.
2023 Cadillac Escalade-V - What You Need to Know
What you’re looking at is not just the most powerful Escalade, but the most powerful Cadillac and the most powerful Full-Size SUV ever. Yes, the 6.2 small block under the hood has been worked on to offer some serious power upgrades. While it won’t be no track weapon, the added performance hardware has certainly transformed this Escalade. But crucially, is it worthy of the revered V badge? Well, read on to find out.
Worthy Alternatives To The 2023 Subaru Outback
The 2023 Subaru Outback is here and it seems to be the closest to being an SUV without actually being out. For as long as we can remember, the Outback has, essentially, been a raised Subaru Legacy station wagon (estate). While the Outback has always made a solid case for high-riding station wagons, the 2023 model is taking it to the next level. That said, considering the price-range of the Outback, there are other worthy alternatives, you might want to consider, and here they are.
All You Need To Know About The Ford Model T - America’s First Mass-produced Automobile
While not the first American automobile, the Ford Model T is the first mass-produced American automobile. The Model T Ford was the creation of industrialist and businessman, Henry Ford, who also founded Ford Motor Company, in 1903, and this is everything you need to know about it.
Cheapest Hybrid Cars
Ever wondered why hybrid cars are priced slightly higher than their gas-only siblings? Hybrid cars are more efficient, and depending on your car choice, you may have to visit the gas station less often. You can save a lot of money over the years. In a broader perspective, hybrid powertrains cause lower CO2 emissions, offer more linear accelerations, and sometimes put out more power than their non-hybrid counterparts. Seems like a win-win situation, right? What if we simplify and list out five of the most popular and cheaper hybrid cars which you can buy for less than $30,000? Let’s dive in.
2023 Lotus Eletre vs 2022 Tesla Model X
Disguised as Type 132, the Eletre (pronounced as El-etra), is the British luxury sports car manufacturer’s newest and first take on the SUV market. It is a “hyper-SUV” that is destined to take down the “ludicrous” Tesla Model X, but can it really? Although the Lotus is yet to provide complete information about the Eletre, we are going to compare them side-by-side, so you can be the judge.
The First Hatchback Ever Made: 1936 Citroen 11CV Traction Avant
Despite the SUV craze of recent times, the hatchback body style is still among the most popular ones, in many regions of the world. Over the years, hatchbacks have spawned a variety of body styles, such as the liftback, fastback, station wagon, and others. While there are many iconic hatchbacks, the first one came, way back, in 1936 – the Citroen Traction Avant – and here’s what you need to know about it.
Lucid Air vs Tesla Model S Plaid - Here’s All You Need To Know
The Lucid vs Tesla war is actually a lot deeper than one can imagine. Lucid is currently spearheaded by Peter Rawlinson, the man who is responsible for the Tesla Model S!. So, in its essence, the Lucid Air can be considered as the Model S’ spiritual successor. The Tesla Model S has made a name for itself as a premium electric sedan and didn’t face stiff competition from any other electric car until the Lucid Air came out. That says a lot, doesn’t it? The Air has countered the Model S on almost all fronts; range, performance, features and specs, etc. Looks are subjective, so we’ll let you decide which one looks better. And, as for the pricing, the Air starts cheaper than the Model S, but goes well over the Tesla’s pricing. Now, given how the Air is spec’d pitting it against the standard Model S doesn’t seem fair. But, how does it compare to the Tesla Model S Plaid? Well, that’s what we will find out in this guide!
Ford Might Have Some Big Plans For The ‘Raptor’ Brand In The Coming Years
While the onus will be on electrification moving forward, there are a lot of other moving parts that need to work along in tandem for automakers to ensure a smooth transition. Ford has taken the first big step – probably the biggest step – of electrifying the most product in its lineup, the Ford F-150. With that out of the way, the automaker can now switch its focus on something completely different altogether this year – grow the Raptor brand even more.
If you pick up all the pieces the company has been dropping in the last 1-1.5 years, you’ll realize that it is working on building the Raptor brand. We have the F-150 Raptor R coming, the Bronco Raptor is already here, and even the Ranger Raptor has finally crossed the forbidden door and come to the States and Canada. Will Ford make ‘Raptor’ a standalone brand like the Mustang and the Bronco?
Cars That Have More Than Two Turbochargers
For better or worse, forced induction is becoming more and more common among internal combustion engines. This almost exclusively means turbochargers, although superchargers are not entirely phased out yet. High-performance cars in particular come with two turbochargers, which seems to be the standard. There are, however, a few exceptions that boast more than two turbochargers, and here they are.
Why the Rivian R1T Will Be The Benchmark for All Electric Trucks
The Rivian R1T has taken the pickup truck segment by storm. And, this isn’t even an exaggeration. The decade-old startup has managed to bring out a truck that has covered almost all the bases quite well. It’s strong on power (800+ horses), performance (0-60 mph in three seconds), range (400 miles), technology (tank turn, gear guard, etc.), and even towing capacity (11,000 pounds). Even though EVs are the future, a lot of people have still not warmed up to the idea of them for a variety of reasons. I’m not saying that truck doesn’t have its drawbacks, but it is arguably the best electric proposition at the moment, beating the likes of the Ford F-150 Lightning, the GMC Hummer EV, and the Tesla Cybertruck. If we were to advocate for EVs today, we’d use the Rivian R1T as our talking point, and here’s why we would do that:
The Best Luxury Cars Under $70,000
Many of us dream of owning a luxury car, and it would certainly feel amazing, but the cost of owning one is quite humbling. The combination of a powerful engine, a beautifully tailored cabin, excellent comfort, practicality for everyday use, and loaded with current-gen tech are some of the traits of a luxury car. However, you don’t have to choose between a Rolls-Royce, an Aston Martin, a Bentley, or a Mercedes-Maybach, all of which cost more than $100,000. There are actually some fine luxury cars under $70,000, and this is a list of our 5 favorites.
Unibody Trucks - the Ultimate Guide
Pickup trucks have been the best sellers in the U.S. for a very long time. In fact, in 2021, the top-three selling vehicles were the Ford F-Series, the Ram pickup, and the Chevy Silverado. This should give you an idea as to how popular pickup trucks are Stateside. While these utility vehicles are getting better in terms of looks, features, and overall premium vibes, they still don’t offer the best ride quality or good fuel economy. But, there is a solution for this – unibody trucks.
Unibody trucks aren’t considered real trucks by a lot of people, mainly because they can’t be taken on any path and can’t tow as much as a traditional body-on-frame truck. However, unibody pickups offer crossover-like handling, ride quality, and fuel efficiency, thus giving you a sweet mix of both worlds. There aren’t a lot of unibody trucks on sale today, but we’ve listed them out here. Before we start with it, let’s get to some basic questions and answers about unibody trucks and designs.
The Cheapest Porsche Money Can Buy Today
Porsche is a brand revered by auto-enthusiasts around the world. Though the Stuttgart-based marque is best known for its 911 range, they tend to fetch top dollar, especially the older cars, and this makes them inaccessible to the masses. But Porsche DNA has blessed a lot of other models over the years, so here are our top Porsche picks for enthusiasts on a budget.
2022 Infiniti QX55 vs 2022 Infiniti QX50
SUVs are the new norm but how about coupe-SUVs? Yes, they are seamlessly attractive vehicles for whom practicality and sleek coupe-like design matter. Infiniti recently launched a more advanced and more performance-centric SUV which is heavily based on the entry-level QX50 but has a higher price tag (of course), is more coupe-like, has engine hardware and software refinements, has more standard features, and of course a better interior experience including a refined ride quality. But that makes the QX50 inferior, right? Not exactly. The QX50 is a proper compact SUV with a lot of “goods” for the price like its meticulously crafted cabin, loads of features on offer, and everything feels right except for the dual infotainment displays which might be fiddly to use on the go. For the 2022 model year, Infiniti has added the ProPilot Assist suite for all the trims, made wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility too, and a few added features sprinkled across all five trims. So if both of them have already impressed you, which one would be your pick?
The Coolest Cars in the World
If you are in the market for a car, you will be surprised at the number of offerings you get in every single segment. Right from your Nissan Versa to a Ferrari F8 Tributo; there is competition in every segment. Whether you’re into classic cars, imported models or luxury items, you will be spoilt for choices. But, not every car you see is a cool one. There are a number of factors in determining whether a car is cool or not. There’s the exterior, the interior, the performance, and most importantly, it’s every individual’s opinion. You may or may not agree with some of the entries here, but here’s a look at the coolest cars of 2021.
How Much Does A Tesla Model X Cost?
The Model X remains largely unchanged for 2022 including its exorbitant price tag. The 2022 Tesla Model X carries an MSRP of $106,440 for the entry-level Long Range model while the range Topping Plaid comes with an MSRP of $121,440. But the updates it received for the 2021 model year continue to keep things interesting.