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2022 Toyota GR 86
PROS Mo’ powah, baby! • The previously irredeemable torque dip is redeemed • Sharper and more engaging CONS Interior is loud, cramped, and laid out a bit strangely • Engine needs more refinement (see: Subaru BRZ) • Rides stiffer than some might like
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2022 Honda Civic
PROS Drives much better than it needs to • Upscale, well appointed interior • More mature styling CONS Cabin gets a smidge noisy • CVT is thrashy at times • Many of the best interior features gated behind Touring trim We really shouldn’t be so surpri
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The Big Picture
The new car that’s right at the top of my must-drive bucket list: the GMA T.50. OK, the name sounds about as sexy as the serial number on a kitchen appliance, so let me sell it a little harder: The road-legal GMA T.50 has a steering wheel in the cent
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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV
PROS Affordable, fun electric commuter with decent range • Dual-level (L1 and L2) charge cord and free installation of Level 2 charger • Button for one-pedal driving CONS No Super Cruise like the Bolt EUV SUV • No sunroof • We hoped for more signific
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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
PROS Swimming in a pool full of cash feels less luxurious • Extreme engineering polish • Still the benchmark CONS Breaks no new ground • Overdesigned interior • Some finicky, cheap-feeling switchgear The latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan sat on the
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Carlos Ghosn
Carlos Ghosn is in a far nicer prison today. The former head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and now-wanted fugitive fled the Japanese judicial system for the safety of Lebanon in a dramatic made-for-movies escape. He left a prison system c
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2022 GMC Hummer EV
We got a first taste behind the wheel of the Hummer EV pickup, and it is a mouthful. There is a lot of Hummer to move—about 9,000 pounds—and when you factor in its trio of electric motors, 24-module battery pack, and all the bells and whistles includ
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How the R1T Handles Road Trips on Pavement
When our TAT adventure concluded on the wind-blasted shores of Port Orford, Oregon, we still had 900 miles to go to reach MotorTrend’s home base in Los Angeles. This was our opportunity to test the R1T as most buyers will, treating it as a road-bound
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Rear View
PRICE: $0.75 Emissions standards hit hard in ’72. We tested Honda’s tiny two-cylinder Z600 coupe, calling it “Honda’s Car Revolution”—a bit premature, perhaps, as Honda was just months away from true revolution with the 1973 Civic. We compared the AM
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2022 Ford Maverick
We’re rolling along a Tennessee road in the all-new Ford Maverick when we pull up behind a beat-up, ’90s-era Ranger. One quick glance and it’s easy to see how much bigger the Maverick is. Ah, but the Ranger is a body-on-frame design, what some call a
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2022 Audi E-Tron GT
PROS Super-quick charge capability • Sleeper Taycan • Fast! CONS Understeer doesn’t need to be a brand trait • Less efficient than most competitors • Sleepier Taycan Ah, to be young! Established automakers like Audi or Mercedes-Benz likely look upon
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Your Say…
Correction: In our December 2021 SUV of the Year issue, we made an error regarding the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid’s and Tucson Hybrid’s output in our spec chart. The Santa Fe Hybrid makes 178 hp @ 6,000 rpm (gas), 59 hp (electric), and 226 hp (combined)
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2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance
PROS V-8 bragging rights • V-8 engine note • Good ride quality CONS V-8 fuel economy • No AWD option • Slow-reacting transmission The newest Lexus sport sedan punches an eight-cylinder peg through a six-cylinder hole with predictably polarizing resul
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What We Done Damaged
You’d expect that over 43 days and 7,686 miles of continuous off-roading, something on the Rivian R1T would break. This is hardly an indictment of the truck’s quality or its parts or its ability to tackle the adventures its outdoorsy image encourages
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Novel Suspension Makes the R1T the McLaren of Off-Roaders
Rivian’s suspension works a lot like that of the McLaren 720S in that it includes hydraulic cross-linking of adaptive dampers. The setup also shares the concept of using ride-height-adjustable air springs with several higher-end trucks and SUVs. Comb
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Reader on Location
This month’s reader on location is Charles Kuning of Baltimore, who writes to us from Spain: “I forgot to take a copy of MT when I flew to India to see the Taj Mahal and when I went to Australia to see the Sydney Opera House. I remembered to bring a
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CHARGING On The Trans-America Trail
Charging during our trek across the Trans-America Trail was such a nonevent that we felt more range anxiety concerning our Ram 1500 TRX support truck. Most days, we charged up just once in the middle of the day; some days, we didn’t even do that. Kee
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2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
Meet the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross, Toyota’s new SUV. Not that it bears much resemblance to the Corolla sedan from the outside—were we in charge of naming vehicles, we would have called it the Highlandette—but there’s plenty of Corolla under the skin
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2021 Hyundai Elantra
PROS Excellent hybrid model • Advanced tech for a compact • Features-per-dollar value CONS Inconsistent interior materials • 2.0L engine needs refinement • Ride quality on imperfect roads Dramatic slashes through its sheetmetal indicate this is no or
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Mt Garage
EPA City/Hwy/Comb Fuel Econ 10/14/12 mpg Base Price $72,020 As Tested $91,185 Most arrivals to MotorTrend’s long-term fleet are quite different from our Ram 1500 TRX’s. Normally you would be reading something like, “We went with the optionless base m
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2022 VW Golf GTI/R
PROS Exceptionally fun to drive; strong performance • Solid build quality • Daily-driver practicality CONS R model not as rewarding as it should be • Irritating clutch action • Infuriating capacitive-touch controls Volkswagen’s Golf GTI and R have lo
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Pioneer Movement
As I pull our Glacier White 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup truck off its charger somewhere in western North Carolina overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains, I’m chewing on the idea that there aren’t many firsts left in this world. Sam Garcia, one of
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2022 Toyota Tundra
On a recent visit to Toyota’s truck plant in San Antonio, Texas, we were surprised by how many full-size Detroit-bred pickups filled the employee parking lots. It illustrated the extent to which Toyota’s own full-sizer, the 15-year-old second-gen Tun
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2021 Porsche Panamera
PROS Exceptional ride and handling • Excellent powertrains • Exciting to drive and practical, too CONS Expensive, especially as you add options • Confusing center touchscreen • HVAC controls too complicated Porsche’s asphalt-storming second-generatio
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Technologue
Might lithium-sulfur batteries push solid-state aside as The Next Big Thing in battery technology? Silicon Valley battery tech company Lyten just came out of stealth mode at September’s Motor Bella car show/mobility conference in metro Detroit after
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MotorTrend Car Of The Year Criteria Explained.
Our 2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year program was a significant one for many reasons. It was our first Car of the Year back at Hyundai’s California Proving Ground after a pandemic-induced change of venue last year. With just 16 total nameplates—partial
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2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS
PROS Ultra-quiet, solid feel • Amazing steering abilities • Luxurious cabin CONS That shape • Rear seat not as huge as an S-Class’ • No frunk storage Our early conversations about the electrified Mercedes-EQ lineup’s biggest, newest, most luxurious s
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2022 Subaru BRZ
PROS Even more of a good time than the original • Better engine, excellent driving dynamics • Light weight CONS Agricultural (by modern standards) engine • NVH still has room for improvement • Not quite as much fun as Toyota’s GR 86 “For pure, unadul
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2021 Karma GS-6
PROS: Four-door Corvette style • 4-second acceleration • Exclusivity CONS: Soviet powertrain NVH • Cozy coupe packaging • Prototype refinement Back at COTY in 2011, an identical-looking pre-production Fisker Karma arrived at the Hyundai Proving Groun
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Rivian’s Co-Branded Yakima Bed-Top Tent Makes for Cozy Camping
Day trips and nature-facing Airbnbs are great and all, but we recommend shacking up alongside your new Rivian at a campground, either local or afar. After all, there’s a lot the R1T has to offer in the way of wilderness amenities, particularly when i
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