2022 Subaru Ascent - Driven
There are a plethora of mid-size three-row SUVs that you can buy today, and the Subaru Ascent is one of them. The Ascent has some things going in its favor, like a standard all-wheel-drive system, smooth ride, etc., but it also has many things that will make potential customers look elsewhere. For starters, there’s the Continuously Variable Transmission that offers a supple ride, but comes with the infamous rubber band effect. The third-row isn’t the most spacious either. But, all that said, you get a whole lot of safety tech even in the base trims, amongst other things. We recently tested the Ascent, and here’s all you need to know about this SUV from Subaru.
Toyota Elevates The Tundra Pickup Truck With A New Flagship Trim Called The ‘Capstone’
The 2022 Toyota Tundra came out a few months ago with an insane amount of changes. The Japanese truck is known for its tough build and reliability, and those were a couple of reasons why the automaker was able to milk it for 14 long years without any major change. But, the company brought in the new Tundra for the 2022 model year with a lot of changes on the outside, inside, and under the hood. Just when it looked like the hype behind the truck had gone down, Toyota decided to do something about it.
The automaker revealed a new flagship trim in the already crowded lineup called the ‘Capstone’. It will be the apex trim in Tundra’s portfolio and is expected to start at over $60,000. The top-grade will arrive in Spring this year.
2022 Nissan Pathfinder - Driven
Nissan’s desire to get a bigger share of the ‘three-row SUV’ pie resulted in it reinvigorating the Pathfinder. The Pathfinder has been around for a long time and needs no introduction. For the 2022 model, the SUV has been redesigned on the inside and out, and it looks quite fresh and modern. Just like most of the other three-row SUVs, the Pathfinder is trying to offer the practicality of a minivan in an SUV form.
The Pathfinder doesn’t have a widespread buffet like the Ford Explorer and is offered in just four trims. It also comes with just one engine and transmission option. However, it has a spacious cabin with lots of little storage places inside. The towing capacity is impressive, too. The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder recently arrived at TopSpeed’s headquarters, and here are our impressions of it.
What Do You Think Happens When An 800-Horsepower Dodge Charger Takes On An AWD AMG E 63S Wagon?
What happens when an insanely powerful muscle car decides to take on a performance-oriented grocery-getter? Well, all hell breaks loose! Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ pits a Dodge Charger Redeye Widebody against a Mercedes-AMG E63 Son a drag strip to see how they perform. Both the vehicles have very different characteristics. One is a car that lives to scare the crap out of you and has the potential to make you pee your pants, whereas the other is Mr. Rogers injected with a dose of steroids. Which car do you have your bets on?
Ford F-150 Lightning vs Chevrolet Silverado EV – Full-size Pickup Truck Rivalry Renewed!
It seems like Chevrolet was in no hurry to roll out the Silverado EV. It came out nearly eight months after Ford launched the F-150 Lightning. But, now that the truck is here, it seems to be worth the wait. It is well loaded and comes with a lot of stuff that would give the F-150 Lightning a run for its money. For now, the Bowtie has revealed just two trims, but there are some more in the pipeline, including an off-road-oriented trim.
So, here’s the biggest question – how does the Chevy Silverado EV square up against the Ford F-150 Lightning? Here’s all you need to know about the age-old rivalry that’s now carried forward to the EV segment!
What Does The Chevy Silverado EV Have That The Ford F-150 Lightning Doesn’t? An Off-Road Trim!
Chevrolet finally debuted the Silverado EV and gave us a few details about the truck. Initially, it will be offered in two trims – WT and RST First Edition – one on each end of the spectrum. Apart from these, there will be a few more trims gracing the lineup. One of them is the Trailboss, an off-road-oriented trim that even the Ford F-150 Lightning doesn’t have so far. How about that!
Mazda Updates CX-30 For 2022 With Standard AWD, New Carbon Edition
Prices For The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Revealed
Ford revealed the F-150 Lightning in 2021 and tried to check as many boxes as possible. While it seems like an all-rounded truck, the range came under scrutiny, especially when towing. Ford gave us all the details, but not the complete pricing. But, now the F-150 Lightning’s configurator has gone live and we know how much it costs. The truck starts at under $40,000 and goes over $90,000. This is without any additional options.
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Debuts With 400 Miles Of Range And A Six-Digit Price Figure!
Chevy finally debuts the Silverado EV, almost eight months after Ford took the wraps off the Ford F-150 Lightning. The electric Silverado comes with quite a few attention-worthy features, like 400 miles of range, a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, and fairly impressive power outputs and performance specs. To top it all off, it looks pretty darn smart from all the angles. Does this mean trouble for Ford?
The Audi RS4 Avant Gets A New Rival In The Form Of The BMW M3 Touring!
If you belong to the breed that believes wagons are the most practical vehicles out there, then this news will make you happy. BMW is coming up with a wagon based on the M3 called the M3 Touring. This is the first performance wagon from the German automaker that’s set to hit the production line. It has been spotted a few times before, but there was no official confirmation on it… until now.
BMW has teased the M3 Touring on its Instagram page, thus confirming that it has broken the shackles and come out of its orthodox mentality that a performance wagon is not something customers want. Do you think it will do well?
Best Pickup Trucks Of 2021
Pickup trucks have dominated the American market for the longest time, and this isn’t bound to change anytime soon. There are tens of pickup trucks available today, and unless you are clear with your requirements, you are sure to get confused with what to pick. With electric trucks entering the market, the confusion is only going to intensify. When we sat down to pick the best trucks of 2021, we knew we were in for a trouble given the numerous choices that we have. So, to make it simpler, we decided to go with new that were launched in 2021.
Presenting to you, the five best pickup trucks of 2021. Spoiler alert – two of these are EVs!
The Thundertruck EV Is The Closest Thing You Can Get To Optimus Prime!
EV-olution is at its peak and we now have an electric offering in every genre one can think of. However, there was one untapped niche – the 6x6 vehicles – that only had vehicles with big, burly engines. However, it’s set to change, thanks to the Thundertruck. The Thundertruck is an electric off-roader with some impressive specs, but what makes it even better is how getting a range extender for it turns it into a 6x6 truck. Crazy, isn’t it?
This Audi RS6 Sleigh Takes A Christmas Tree For A Ride!
Hennessey Performance is celebrating Christmas by delivering Christmas trees as fast as possible. The company’s previous sleigh, a Jeep Trackhawk, managed to deliver it by touching speeds of up 181 mph. But, this time, they want to get it done even faster. So, they’ve upgraded their sleigh to an Audi RS6 Avant that’s been tuned to make 800 reindeer; err., I mean 800 horses. They tried the same with a tuned Porsche 911 Turbo S recently, but it failed. But, the Audi RS6 Avant managed to break the record and is now officially Hennessey’s fastest Christmas tree transporter!
Doug Demuro Thinks The Jeep Rubicon 392 Is The Ultimate Wrangler
Doug DeMuro recently got a chance to take an up-close look at the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. The Wrangler has pretty much had a niche market to itself for the longest time, but we first saw the Rubicon 392 about a year ago and it was obviously conceived in response to the revival of the Ford Bronco.
Best Cars Of 2021
With the pandemic still looming over our heads, 2021 was a pretty action-packed year for the auto industry. Sure, you had challenges, with automakers having to contend with issues like chip shortages, causing delays to consumers. But regardless, the show had to go on and we got some pretty cool cars making their debut, predominantly towards the latter half of 2021.
Let’s get one thing out of the way, 2021 really was also the year, when the market as a whole began to embrace EV’s and you could see several automakers both the legacy as well as EV startups bring several new models to market. Having said that, we did see some pretty cool ICE cars, also make their debut. Now there were several cars that made headlines this year, it was very difficult to pick out the best ones, but the cars on this list definitely stood out. Here’s our list of some of the most highly anticipated and important cars that were unveiled in 2021.
2022 Nissan Frontier - Driven
The Nissan Frontier has been a trusted workhorse for its owners for a very long time. The truck has been as reliable as it can get. Last year, a Chicago-based delivery driver, Brian Murphy, clocked one million miles on it! However, Nissan took the ‘don’t fix if it ain’t broke’ philosophy a little too seriously. At a time when automakers come up with significant changes even in facelifts every year, Nissan retained the same design language on the Frontier for 15 years! But, for the new, third-gen 2022 model, we get a revamped design that puts it in line with the modern trucks. The company introduced a new engine and gearbox for the previous model year and the same has been carried over this time as well.
The 2022 Nissan Frontier in the top-sped PRO-4X off-road trim arrived at TopSpeed’s headquarters recently, and here’s all you need to know about it.
GMC Has Responded To The Ford F-150 Lightning’s Threat With The Electric Sierra!
Although it was bound to happen, this comes as a surprise. GMC dropped a short trailer teasing the new upcoming Electric Sierra Denali. The automaker hasn’t revealed any details about it, but gave us a glimpse of its front fascia. Well, something’s better than nothing and we at least know GMC has already started working on electrifying the Sierra.
Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux
CarWow has been synonymous with its drag racing videos on YouTube, but this time they have something different in-store. This time, two Toyota off-road vehicles are being pitted against each other, to determine, which is the better off-roader and workhorse? Moreover, both the Toyota Hilux and Toyota Land Cruiser (Prado) are not being sold on the US market, so the real question is, are you missing something?
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford launched the F-150 Lightning earlier this year. The electric truck checks almost all the boxes and can be considered as the first mainstream electric pickup truck for the masses. There are a lot of electric trucks launched in recent years, like the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, the Lordstown Endurance, the Bollinger B2, etc. But, none of them offer the all-round capability that the F-150 Lightning does.
The Ford truck comes with all the bells and whistles one can ask for, and then some more. For now, Ford has launched it in one body style and three basic trims plus an exclusive work truck model, but expect it to grow in the coming years. With all the subsidies and credits, the F-150 Lightning works out to be the cheapest full-size truck in the market today! (more on this in the ‘Pricing’ section). From the looks of it, the F-150 Lightning seems to be an all-rounder that offers good power outputs, decent range, and a lot of tech features. Do you think it will be a runaway success, or will the loyalists look around at other trucks?
Ford Has Been Forced to Quit Accepting New Reservations For the F-150 Lightning
Just a few days ago, we reported that Ford is aiming to be the world’s second-largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer in the world, and as a matter of fact, the company has confirmed that it now has 200,000 reservations for the F-150 Lightning. Unfortunately, it is also because of that reason that led the Blue Oval brand to close reservations for its full-size EV pickup.
Three-Row SUV Battle: Nissan Pathfinder vs Ford Explorer
Now the three-row SUV segment is an incredibly crowded place with some popular options like the Honda Pilot, the Toyota Highlander, the Hyundai Palliside, and the Kia Telluride. Believe it or not, buyers now have a choice of 30 different vehicles to choose from, depending on their budget and size requirements.
This 2-Door K5 Blazer Conversion Will Give You That Retro Nostalgia
Until a couple of decades ago, two-door SUVs were extremely popular. Time, as they say, is not kind to anyone, but that doesn’t stop certain tuning studios from bringing them back to life, in the form of bold conversions. That’s exactly what Flat Out Autos has done with a 2018 Chevrolet Z71 Tahoe, which was shown at the 2021 SEMA Show.