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2020 Audi Q7 First Drive Review: It Wasn’t Broke But They Still Fixed It

The revisions to the 2020 Audi Q7 are far more than skin deep. The significant upgrades make a good luxury SUV great. Kerry, Ireland. Not the most likely place to test drive a new midsize luxury SUV you might think, and I would agree. As a destination, full points are awarded but certainly it was a challenge for those of...

2020 Cadillac XT6 First Drive Review: Space And Tech in an Elegant package

2020 Cadillac XT6 review
Cadillac and the Virginia countryside gave us the opportunity to take the all-new Cadillac XT6 for a drive. Here's our take on it. (Leesburg, Virginia) The 2020 Cadillac XT6 aims to bring back some of Cadillac's magic.  Growing up in the '80s, the bigger the car your dad had, the more success points he gained – after all, saying something...

2020 Audi A4 First Drive Review: Is It Enough?

2020 Audi A4 First Drive
With new competition entering the market, the Audi A4 needed something new. The 2020 Audi A4 will be hitting dealerships early next year which means that by then, consumers will have had about 8 months to sample a brand-new generation of the BMW 3 Series, one of the A4's main rivals. In the highly competitive Canadian world of luxury compact...

2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel First Drive Review: We Want to Love It

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Diesel review
Mazda has been teasing diesel engines for too long. It's now available in the Mazda CX-5 but is it too little too late? Actually, too expensive too late may be the better way to phrase it. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel unveiled at the last New York International Auto Show is available exclusively in the Signature trim at a significant...

2020 Toyota GR Supra First Drive Review: No Longer A GT But Behaves Like One

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The new A90 MK5 2020 Toyota GR Supra is quickly going down in history as one of the most controversial new car endeavors. Point blank: Deal with it. Mont Tremblant, QC. - In 21 years of reviewing new cars and reporting on the industry, I can’t recall another new car ever being trolled as hard from all angles, all ends...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS First Drive Review: A Very Well-Off Family Hauler

We got the chance to take the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS on some of Utah’s most picturesque roads and ever-changing terrain. Here’s our take on this grand and stylish people transporter. Salt Lake City, UT - Supreme. Sport. Swanky. Sumptuous. Superfastandsexy (I made that one up), anything S at Mercedes-Benz is awesome. Unsurprisingly, the manufacturer is putting a lot of effort...

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax First Drive Review: Now With Diesel Power

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax Photo Gallery
The new Duramax diesel engine option for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado will cater to those who travel far and wide, and typically with a trailer in tow. Bend, OR. - At this launch event, GM inadvertently showed how insecure they are. To be fair, it was one individual but he did stand before us and repeat the same thing at...

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD First Drive Review: Never More Refined, Never More Capable

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The new Chevrolet Silverado HD grows in capabilities and technology. Most importantly, it drives better than ever thanks in large part to the Duramax diesel engine. Bend, OR. - There are few automotive segments currently better served by the quality of its products than full-size pickups. And by better served, I am referring to the fact that the OEM players...

2020 Ford Explorer ST First Drive Review: Now we’re Talking

We take the all-new Ford Explorer ST for a spin and see if two little letters can make a world of difference. When Ford released its 2019 Edge ST, we were somewhat disappointed by the product’s final execution, stating that it never actually felt fast, even with nearly 400 lb-ft of torque on tap. It was also plagued with a...

2020 Ford Explorer First Drive Review: A Fresh Sheet of Paper

2020 Ford Explorer
The new 2020 Ford Explorer has more versions than ever, but we start with a review of the one most people will buy. When the very first Ford Explorer appeared in 1991, it was among the first midsize SUV’s on the market, with only two legitimate rivals; the Chevrolet S-10 Blazer and the Jeep Cherokee. Back then, these things had more...