First Drive Review

2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL 4MOTION Review

December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

I really was looking forward to trying VW’s new Atlas large crossover. This is a critical offering from a company that has struggled to overcome the Dieselgate fiasco and remain relevant in the United States....

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2017 Honda Civic Si Review

December 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mojo. The word’s etymology is a wee bit obscure but probably derives from African terms for witchcraft. What we do know is that Honda once had it, then lost it. But based on seat time...

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For most of its history in America, the Passat was a distinctly German take on midmarket sedan motoring. This changed in 2012, when VW built a factory for a North American-only version in Tennessee. Likes:...

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2017 Subaru BRZ with Performance Package Review

December 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since I have reviewed iterations of this Subaru (and its Scion—now Toyota—twin) before, I want to focus on the changes that come for 2017, particularly when it is equipped with the optional Performance Package. At $1,195,...

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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance Review

November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the most pleasing surprises of 2017 was the BMW 530e plugin hybrid. Not only was it a highlight of the calendar year to drive but it also gives me hope for our electrified...

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2017 Kia Soul ! Turbo Review

November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Kia Soul has been a massive success—it basically put the nails in the coffins of the Nissan Cube, Honda Element, and Scion xB, the econobox that started this whole shipping container-like segment. What’s been...

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