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2022 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro S Review: Semi-Decent With Unjustifiable Flaws

2022 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro S Review: Semi-Decent With Unjustifiable Flaws

Could this be the best or worst SUV, regardless of being gas or electric?

The Volkswagen ID.4 is still a very new SUV that so happens to be fully electric. After debuting to the world in 2020, the ID.4 has not had enough time to really land its mark on where it sits in today’s society and car culture. Luckily, Volkswagen has the reputation of being the "People’s Car" so it’s expected to make an impact somehow. Up against some heavy contenders in its class, does the ID.4 have what it takes to be a reasonable SUV to purchase, regardless of its powerplant? Well, I had the keys to this model for a week and have been able to determine where it should fall in the ranks of today’s choices for an SUV.

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2023 Nissan Z Review - Familiar DNA Wrapped in a New Yet Retro Package

2023 Nissan Z Review - Familiar DNA Wrapped in a New Yet Retro Package

Ho-hum to the Eardrum

I’ll never forget how excited my buddy Tom was when he showed up to our workplace for the very first time to show off his shiny new 2003 Nissan 350Z - a legendary sports car that had just been revived amongst much fanfare. I never would have imagined that 20 years later that a) I would still be test-driving cars for a living and that b) that there would even still be a Z in production. But here we are with what turns out to be just the 2nd redesign of the Z during that time span. And you know what? It all feels very familiar.

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2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate: Aspirational, Luxurious, and Self-Driving

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate: Aspirational, Luxurious, and Self-Driving

$80,000 of Self-Driving Luxuriousness

Luxury trucks are definitely a thing - they’re hot and the automakers who build them are smiling all the way to the bank. Even an ordinary truck these days will set you back $50,000 while at the high-end it’s more like $80,000. And that’s exactly what I’ve got here in the new GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate - an aspirational truck that can even drive itself.

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2022 Mercedes EQC 400 Review - The Electric SUV With Hidden Character

2022 Mercedes EQC 400 Review - The Electric SUV With Hidden Character

The Mercedes EQC 400 is the first all-electric Benz - is it worth the hype?

Among the big automotive brands, Mercedes has one of the most comprehensive EV lineups currently on the market. The Mercedes EQC was introduced back in 2019 and is the first Mercedes EV. Recently, we got to drive the Mercedes EQC 400, which at this point in time, is the only available version of the compact luxury SUV. The EQC is the founder of the Mercedes’ all-electric, EQ lineup and these are our impressions.

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2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Review: The Sportier Electric Alternative to the XC40

2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Review: The Sportier Electric Alternative to the XC40

Test-driving the Volvo C40 Recharge Twin left us pleasantly surprised

Volvo, like other manufacturers, is hard at work electrifying its entire lineup. While Polestar (Volvo’s ex-tuner) is considered to be the EV arm of the Swedish brand, Volvo is churning out fully-electric versions of its own models. The first Volvo-badged EV is the XC40 Recharge, which is still being sold with a variety of internal-combustion engines. However, its sportier sibling, the Volvo C40 Recharge is the brand’s first EV-only model, and we recently got a chance to spend some time with the twin-motor variant.

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2022 Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC Review: Tech Laden and Eager to Please

2022 Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC Review: Tech Laden and Eager to Please

The Mercedes EQS is the cream of the EV crop, and while it might be quite expensive, it blows Tesla out of the water

The barrage of electric cars has only just begun and my internal voltmeter is pinned to the right. I love this progression of the automobile and the way it’s transforming the driving experience, and the EQS is as transformative as they come.

As of today, Mercedes offers one EV in the U.S. market, and this is it - the EQS Sedan, with a starting price of $103,360 (including destination.) This commences MB’s top-down approach to fleshing out their electric offerings; soon to be joined by an SUV of the same name, an E-Class-like midsize sedan called the EQE, and a more attainable compact SUV called the EQB (not to mention a pair of racy AMG variants.) The goal is to make every newly-developed Mercedes electric-only starting in 2025, while at the same time having an EV alternative for every model the company makes. If it has an EQ in front of its alphanumeric name it’s electric.

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Test Drive: The Range Rover Velar Is Painfully Under-Appreciated

Test Drive: The Range Rover Velar Is Painfully Under-Appreciated

Here’s why the Range Rover Velar doesn’t get enough credit, despite sitting right in the sweet spot of the lineup

Range Rover is well known as Land Rover’s luxury lineup. In 2017, the luxury arm of the British manufacturer introduced the Range Rover Velar. The luxury SUV did a great job of filling the gap between the smaller Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. But while moderately successful compared to its bigger sibling, the Velar’s sales between 2017 and 2022 are nearly 30-percent less than its bigger, more expensive sibling, the Sport. We are here to tell you why the Velar is one of the best sports-luxury SUVs and a better option than the Range Rover Sport.

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How Six Custom (and Expensive) Bentley Dominators Laid the Foundation for the Bentayga SUV

How Six Custom (and Expensive) Bentley Dominators Laid the Foundation for the Bentayga SUV

We are tracing down the genesis of the Bentley Bentayga and it has lead us to the a Sultan’s $5bn car collection

Bentley’s decision to make an SUV was not all that surprising. With backings from the mighty Volkswagen group which comes with a girth of high ends parts and a virtually inexhaustible money pool, they had all the right ingredients. But one person who we believe gets less credit than they deserve for the birth of the Bentley Bentayga is the Sultan of Brunei. Let me explain.

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2022 Mercedes EQS 580 Test Drive: The Definition of Luxury, Electrified

2022 Mercedes EQS 580 Test Drive: The Definition of Luxury, Electrified

Here’s what the most powerful, non-AMG version of Mercedes’ flagship EV is like to drive

The Mercedes EQS is already on sale as the brand’s EV equivalent to the Mercedes S-Class. The EQS is currently being offered in five different flavors, two of which are AMG variants. Power ranges from 288 horsepower in the base EQS 350 to 761 horsepower in the AMG EQS 53. We recently got the chance to drive the Mercedes EQS 580, which is the most powerful version of the EQS before you step up to the AMG models. I’m here to tell you that it’s better that you’d expect.

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The Range Rover Sport Legacy - Tracing the Genesis of Performance SUVs

The Range Rover Sport Legacy - Tracing the Genesis of Performance SUVs

Here’s a look at the history of the Range Rover Sport, the SUV that played an instrumental role in creating the high-performance SUV segment

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.

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2022 BMW M3 Competition - Driving Impressions

2022 BMW M3 Competition - Driving Impressions

The M3 Competition is an impressively fun car, though it’s not for everybody

The BMW 3 Series is widely regarded as the poster child of what a compact luxury sedan is supposed to be. The M3 Competition, on the other hand, serves as a firm representation of what a compact performance saloon should be. The range of sheer precision and performance between a base 3 Series and the M3 Competition is so wide that the two couldn’t feel more different from a driver’s perspective. With just over 500 horsepower on tap, is the M3 Competition really suitable as a daily road car, though? I spent a week with it to find out, and let’s just say that there’s more to the M3 than the grille.

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Once Again, BMW Goes On the Defensive About its Horribly Awesome Big Grilles

Once Again, BMW Goes On the Defensive About its Horribly Awesome Big Grilles

The BMW 7 Series isn’t designed to please you, so shut up already

It has happened. BMW has taken the 7 Series and made it as hideous as physically possible. Or, perhaps, it made it more beautiful that ever. I guess it depends on your perspective, but one thing we can all agree on is that there is no middle ground – just like the BMW X4 and X6, you either love it or you despise it. Regardless of what side you fall on, though, it’s okay, because if you don’t like it, it’s quite literally not designed for you and BMW doesn’t care about your opinion.

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The 1966 Ford Ranger II Concept Is The Crazy Sci-Fi Pick-Up Truck Ford Never Gave Us

The 1966 Ford Ranger II Concept Is The Crazy Sci-Fi Pick-Up Truck Ford Never Gave Us

This 1966 Ford Ranger II looks like a crazy mix of F-117 Nighthawk, Ford Mustang, and a pick-up truck

When you think of 1960s pick-up trucks, you tend to think of the boxy, utilitarian work horses that serve their owners faithfully. Until the introduction of trucks like the Dodge Little Red Express, trucks were seen solely as utilitarian vehicles, with not much in the way of comfort and performance. In 1966, however, Syd Mead, a neo-futuristic artist responsible for the designs in Tron AND Blade Runner to name a few, designed a bonkers Ford pick-up truck that looked like nothing else.

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Why The New Morgan Super 3 Is The Epitome Of Old-School Motoring

Why The New Morgan Super 3 Is The Epitome Of Old-School Motoring

Here are six reasons why the 2022 Morgan Super 3 is an unadulterated, old-school, thrilling machine, despite a hint of modernity

The 2022 Morgan Super 3 is the British carmaker’s latest model. It’s a successor to the even more old-school, Morgan 3-wheeler, which in turn harkens back to the 1932 Morgan F Series 3-wheeler. While the Morgan 3-wheeler is rightfully described (by Morgan) as a rebellion against sanitized, modern motoring, the Super 3 scores a degree of modernism, lacking in its forbearers. That said, there are still plenty of aspects about the Super 3 that make it the epitome of old-school motoring, and here’s what they are.

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