Stout Driver: Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

Cadillac CT4 V-Series Blackwing

The Blackwing gives the Cadillac CT4 luxury performance cred. Cadillac recently massaged its performance offerings in a not-so-insignificant way. The V-Sport line is gone with the existing and previous range-topping V-Series taking its place. At the top of this performance matrix is the Blackwing, this marque’s answer to Mercedes-AMG, BMW … Read more

Into the Wilderness Driving a Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Wilderness

The Subaru Forester gains an off-road-worthy Wilderness edition. The Subaru Forester is a compact utility vehicle, one of four such models sold by this niche Japanese brand. Niche may not be a fair assessment, however as Subaru has a strong following in the U.S. market. The Forester was last fully … Read more

Clever by Design: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder

The Pathfinder is your three-row family utility vehicle. Family cars were once represented by large sedans and station wagons, with minivans flourishing in the 1980s and 1990s. However, in more recent years, the prevailing trend is crossover utility vehicles, which offer the best fusion of passenger room, cargo space, and … Read more

Driven: 2022 BMW M4 Competition xDrive Coupe

BMW M4 Competition

The ultimate 4 Series is the M4 Competition. We expect BMW to deliver performance options and this German automaker doesn’t disappoint. Indeed, under its heralded “M” moniker, BMW lives out its “The Ultimate Driving Machine” slogan with abandon. Select sedans, coupes, convertibles, and utility attest to this marque’s capabilities, delivering … Read more

5 Effective Habits of an Exceptional Driver

Number Five

It is not unusual to assume that once you have passed your driving test, you know everything there is to know about driving. On the other hand, it is not uncommon to fall into poor habits that can lead to an elevated risk of an accident due to carelessness, ignorance, … Read more

The Col de Turini is a Hairpin Turn Spectacle

Col de Turini

One of the most important stages in the World Rally Championship, the Col de Turini is part of the world-renowned Rallye Monte-Carlo (Monte Carlo Rally) and is paramount to European automotive culture. The 19.26-mile-long track links Lantosque in the commune La Bollène-Vésubie, with Sospel in the commune Moulinet. The 5,272-foot … Read more

How to Prepare for Your Christmas Road Trip

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If you’re going away for the holidays you’re not alone. Millions of Americans head out, with others flying, others taking the train or bus, while a significant number choose to drive. Roads can become quickly clogged, especially around major metropolitan areas and anyplace where snow, sleet, or ice are a … Read more

All About the Cat and Fiddle Road

Cat and Fiddle Pub

The United Kingdom has its fair share of spectacular but dangerous roads. Road A537, dubbed the Cat and Fiddle Road, links Macclesfield, a 17th-century silk-manufacturing center to Buxton, a spa town, and the highest market town in England. This 7.5-mile road is situated at an elevation of around 1,690 feet … Read more

GM Delivers First BrightDrop EVs to FedEx

BrightDrop EV600 for FedEx

BrightDrop, which is GM’s commercial EV arm, delivered the first five of its EV600 vehicles to FedEx this month. The initial delivery kicks off an order totaling 500 electric Light Commercial Vehicles (eLCVs) contracted by the delivery company. The all-electric, zero-emissions vehicles represent an important component in FedEx’s quest to … Read more

What is Regenerative Braking?

regenerative braking

Regenerative braking is one of the numerous efficiency systems installed on all manners of electric vehicles worldwide. Simply put, they tap the vehicle’s inertia to use the electric motors as generators, thus stopping the automobile via the motor’s mechanical resistance and recharging the batteries in the process. The system has … Read more

What is the Dacia Bigster?

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Dacia has ambitious plans for 2025, wanting to extend their cost-efficiency principle in the European market with as many as three new models. One such model is the concept vehicle currently known as the Dacia Bigster. Their goal is simple: to finally introduce a medium-sized people-mover into their current roster. … Read more

How Much Does a Car Engine Weigh?

car engine

Do you want to know whether your engine’s weight affects your vehicle’s performance, fuel efficiency, or longevity? Dive into this write-up to find out. Introduction Automobile technology has been in constant evolution over the decades. Among the components of any newly released vehicle, the engine always attracts the biggest interest … Read more

What is the Aston Martin DBX?

Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin released their first-ever SUV, dubbed the Aston Martin DBX, in 2020. Like the Lamborghini Urus, questions greeted the DBX’s arrival, including why was it developed? Simply put, Aston Martin couldn’t pass on a chance at entering the hugely profitable SUV market, while extending its global presence. As it … Read more

Full Electric: 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Crossover

Since its 2017 model launch, the IONIQ has represented Hyundai’s electrification efforts under one model name. The original model, offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and full-electric versions, gave the Korean automaker a solid offering in a small, but growing segment. Fast forward to 2022 and the latest IONIQ models debuts, … Read more

At a Glance: The Electric Lexus RZ 450e

Lexus RZ 450e

Toyota Motor Corporation announced this week that the company is investing $70 billion to move the automaker toward an electrified future. The pivot includes both its Toyota and Lexus brands, with the latter slated to become electric only. Kicking off the effort for the luxury marque is the Lexus RZ … Read more

Highlights of the 2022 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is a large sedan. Introduced in the 1990s, the Avalon has played a significant role in expanding Toyota’s product reach to segments never previously tapped. But like other flagship sedans, the Avalon is on its way out. Indeed, 2022 is the final model year for the Avalon … Read more

5 European Cars You Cannot Have

Map of Europe

Sorry, Americans, but these European cars are not for you. Every manufacturer builds crossovers and nearly all look extraordinarily much the same. It seems innovation is mostly gone, with manufacturers leaning towards safe cars that will hopefully sell. However, the European market is vastly different from America. Generally, consumers look … Read more

Highlights of the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize sedan. Likely, it is the last of its kind for the bowtie brand as Chevy does away with most of its car models in favor of utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and vans. Chevrolet’s domestic competitors have quit the segment, while most foreign makes are … Read more

The All-New Subaru BRZ is Pocket-Sized Excitement

Subaru BRZ

A new engine for Subaru’s rear-wheel-drive performer. The BRZ is the rear-wheel-drive performance coupe from Subaru and a natural complement to the WRX/STI. Together, the duo gives Subaru an uncommon edge in the market, where thrills and chills are always expected. For 2022, Subaru launches an all-new BRZ, supplying it … Read more

Is Window Tint Illegal in My State?

tinted windows

Window tinting is a practice that countless vehicle owners have grown accustomed to. It’s one of the most common automobile enhancements today. And, if you’re living in an area that receives plenty of sun, it can be a necessity. The main purpose of tinting car windows is to shield the … Read more

All About the Transalpina

Transalpina in Snow

Not only is it one of the oldest roads in Romania, but the Transalpina is also the highest one in the country, reaching a maximum altitude of over 7,000 feet. The only way you could describe the Transalpina is as serene. There isn’t much vegetation worth talking about, but the … Read more

Highlights of the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro is a sports coupe and is also available as a convertible. After a brief hiatus, the Camaro returned in 2008 and was updated in 2016. Chevrolet isn’t likely to continue with the Camaro once this generation ends. Electrification is in the works and that leaves the Camaro … Read more

How to Save Money With a Lease Buyout

contract

If you lease a vehicle, you’ll return it at the conclusion of the contract’s term. But what if you prefer to keep it? In most cases, you can, by simply paying the residual value listed in the contract. That value, though, is determined years in advance and may not reflect … Read more