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2024 Dodge Hornet R/T First Drive Review: Mild Sting

2024 Dodge Hornet R/T
The 2024 Dodge Hornet R/T starts at $41,590 in the U.S. and at $52,590 in Canada, freight and delivery charges included. Good looks, great expected fuel economy, interesting performance. Price on the high side, gasoline engine feels strained at times, some minor ergonomic issues. The Dodge brand has kept on rolling over the years with minimal changes to its...

2023 Dodge Hornet GT First Drive Review: Performance Buzz

2023 Dodge Hornet GT
The 2023 Dodge Hornet GT starts at $31,590 in the USA and at $40,090 in Canada, freight and delivery charges included. Good performance and handling, sporty looks with the Blacktop or Track packages, decent interior fit and finish. No stripped-down trim level for budget-minded shoppers, fuel economy could be better, some ergonomic flaws. The 2023 Dodge Hornet is the...

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70: A Superstar is Coming

  Atlanta, Georgia - The Genesis brand is only six years old, so don't forget that. It had a modest beginning by choice. Rather than attacking the market with SUVs, the most popular models among consumers, the company first produced cars (G90, G80 and G70, in that order) before offering its first SUV. A strange strategy, we must admit, but the...

2023 Lexus RZ first drive review: Traditional Lexus with a few surprises

2023 Lexus RZ
Our first review of the 2023 Lexus RZ finds a fully electric luxury SUV that is exactly what you expect from a Lexus vehicle, with a few surprises.   Positive 2023 Lexus RZ First Impressions   Very comfortable and refined High-quality interior Fun to drive and strong performance Innovative Steer by Wire steering great at higher speeds   Poor 2023 Lexus RZ First Impressions   ...

2023 Kia EV6 GT First Drive Review: Is the performance worth it?

Our first review of the 2023 Kia EV6 GT confirms the performance of the top-of-the-line EV6, but is it enough?   2023 Kia EV6 GT Pros   Incredible performance and handling Quick charging capability Spacious interior with enough room for two adults in the back Looks great, especially with those lime-green calipers   2023 Kia EV6 GT Cons   Range is not that impressive Huge...

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV First Drive Review: EQS luxury for the whole family?

We review the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, the new flagship fully electric SUV from the German automaker.   2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Pros   Remarkable comfort Premium luxury features Surprising handling Generous range, even in winter   2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Cons   Disappointing interior space Slow charging Avoid the rear screens if you have kids   Slowly but surely Mercedes-Benz is building up its electric vehicle...

2023 Kia Telluride First Drive Review : Still One Of The Best

The new 2023 Kia Telluride received some improvements this year and we take the new-and-improved version for a first test drive. 2023 Kia Telluride Pros   Premium styling Impressive interior space A ton of features Comfort is top notch   2023 Kia Telluride Cons   Can get expensive real quick Infotainment isn’t all that easy to use Missing some features like wireless Apple CarPlay...

2023 Ram 2500 HD Rebel First Drive Review: Heavy Duty Lifestyle

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Base pricing for the Ram 2500 Rebel is $75,700 in Canada. The Rebel sits between the Big Horn and Power Wagon versions. Frankly, the new Ram 2500 Rebel is the one version to get. The term lifestyle has been carelessly thrown around for over a decade. Whenever an automaker launched a new vehicle, they’d attach the trendy term in...

2024 Audi Q8 e-tron First Drive Review: New Identity, Same Mission

2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron
The 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron and Q8 Sportback e-tron replace the eponymous e-tron quattro crossover in the brand’s lineup. Enhanced driving dynamics, greater range, superb ride and handling balance. Short on cargo space, improved range still comparatively low, weighs a lot. After five years on the market, the German brand finally gave its first mass-production electric vehicle an identity....

2023 Toyota Prius First Drive Review – A Redesign With Ups and Downs

2023 Toyota Prius | Photo: Daniel Rufiange
Del Mar, California - The Toyota Prius gets a makeover for 2023. For this fifth generation, the Toyota Prius Hybrid is probably undergoing its biggest transformation yet. The Prius still has a hybrid powertrain and a plug-in variant will be introduced in the first quarter of next year, but from that point on the changes between this new Prius and...