All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive?

Ford Focus RS

What are the similarities and differences between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive? When you look at the names, AWD (all-wheel drive) and 4WD (four-wheel drive) cars seem to be the same. But the differences are simple and quite a bit obvious when you learn a thing or two about what … Read more

End of the Road: Audi TT

Car models come and go, although there are a few with staying power. The Chevrolet Suburban, Toyota Corolla, and the Ford F Series are among those models that have been around for a half century or more. The Audi TT launched nearly 20 years ago, a 2+2 sport coupe and … Read more

Audi Q7: Benchmark for the Luxury Set

The SUV craze is in full swing and it is almost hard to remember when cars were once the dominant body style. But consumers are voting with their wallets and utility vehicles as well as those that manufacturer them — they are the winners. Audi has built SUVs since 2005 … Read more

Limousine Style: 2017 Audi A8L

Audi’s flagship has limousine-like room at the ready. The Audi A8L is a flagship luxury sedan, an all-wheel drive conveyance presented as an extended (A8L) wheelbase model only. A standard wheelbase model (A8) was also offered through 2016, then discontinued. This means that all 2016 and 2017 Audi A8L models … Read more

Compact Luxury Performance Sedan: Audi S3

Audi S3

This small luxury sedan is big on performance. You won’t find a smaller sedan in the Audi lineup than the A3, an attainable entry-level model for this German luxury brand. The A3 is underpinned by the Volkswagen Group’s MQB (modular) platform, what also powers other Audi models, including the TT. … Read more

Ringmaster: 2017 Audi A4 Compact Luxury Sedan

2017 Audi A4.

With Quattro all-wheel drive, the Audi A4 confidently displays its rings. The Audi A4 is a compact entry-level sedan, one of two such models offered by this German luxury manufacturer. It is sized slightly larger than the A3 and offers standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive, the latter based … Read more

Refreshed Audi A6, Minus Two Diesels

2016 Audi A6.

An updated Audi A6 arrives on the market, but its two diesel engines are not currently available. That said, what’s left is a compelling choice in the competitive midsize luxury sedan segment. When the Volkswagen diesel scandal erupted last September, the fallout was destined to reach well beyond the eponymous … Read more

Crossing Over With the Audi Q3

Audi has the luxury utility vehicle market sewn up. The German automaker offers three distinct model lines — Q3, Q5 and Q7 — along with the Allroad and the very wagon-like A3 Sportback e-tron, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with a very sensible price. What is missing from the Audi … Read more

Audi A6, A7 Revealed Ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show

First look at two refreshed Audi models. There once was a time that car manufacturers would keep new product tightly under wraps until a big reveal such as at an important auto show. In recent years, manufacturers have been sending teaser shots out and in some cases revealing full products … Read more

Just Out: 2015 Audi Q3 Crossover

Small crossover extends Audi’s product range. Audi’s product expansion continues, its latest vehicle a compact crossover utility vehicle designed to serve as another gateway model to the brand. The 2015 Audi Q3 joins larger Q5 and Q7 crossovers, and is itself a five-passenger vehicle retailing from $32,500. The Q3’s competitive … Read more

Trekking With a 2014 Audi Q7 TDI Quattro

Audi offers five crossover/wagon models and will soon add a sixth when the Q3 joins the line up later this year. The Volkswagen Group luxury brand has been enjoying record sales of late with its Q5 crossover and A4 sedan leading the way. The largest crossover in the mix is … Read more

2014 Audi A6 TDI Quattro: Diesel Does It!

Audi diesel delivers excellent fuel economy and performance. My first and only diesel vehicle was a used 1978 Volkswagen Rabbit, a model with a single, overarching positive attribute: it got 50 miles per gallon. Beyond that, the Rabbit diesel was as slow as molasses to the point where my palms … Read more

2014 Audi A6: Surprised by Four

Midsize luxury sedan packs in the amenities. I may have to rethink my long-held position against placing four-cylinder engines in larger cars. Especially after spending a week with the 2014 Audi A6 Quattro Tiptronic edition. 2014 Audi A6 The midsize A6 is not the largest sedan in the Audi fleet … Read more