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The Lohdown

How our Spanish-language coverage has changed over the years<p>The May 2018 print-magazine cover riffs on the magic of internet searches and automobiles, and although it’s a bit cheeky, it hints at how a significant portion of <i>Motor Trend</i> content is delivered and consumed every day.<p>Readers like you …


Daddy Yankee Replaces Himself at No. 1 on Latin Airplay Chart With 'Dura'

The song bumps 4-1 in its sixth week. Plus: Nicky Jam and J Balvin’s “X” opens at No. 5 on Hot Latin Songs.<p>Daddy Yankee collects his ninth No. 1 on …

Daddy Yankee

2019 Ram 1500

The more aerodynamic, efficient, and luxurious Ram pickup works hard.<p>There’s a war raging on the home front. A divide in our nation. A fight between deeply entrenched opponents. Social media up in flames. But it’s not what you think. This thing has been going on for decades. This is the truck war, …

General Motors

2019 Ram 1500 – First Drive Review

Computer Hardware

Driveshaft Delete: BMW X2 and X3 Drop Price with New Two-Wheel-Drive Variants

There’s no use paying for something you don’t need on a new BMW, even if nobody “needs” a new BMW. To sweeten the deal on its latest crossovers, BMW is offering two-wheel-drive versions of its X2 and X3, a move that effectively lowers starting prices.<p>At their debut, both the X2 and X3 were …


2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i – Instrumented Test

Automotive Design

The 10 Cheapest New Cars of 2018

Kia Motors

2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i

It's good at nearly everything.<p>The explosive growth of the crossover SUV market has been good for automakers’ bottom lines, but the real winner might just be the consumer. Look at the current state of the compact-luxury-crossover segment, for instance. Every major premium brand now fields an entry, …

Volkswagen Golf

Lincoln Aviator SUV Makes a Comeback

Production preview headed to New York auto show<p>Resurrecting a nameplate we haven’t seen since 2005, Lincoln will preview a new Aviator SUV at the New York auto show later this month.<p>Lincoln last used the Aviator name on an SUV based on the Ford Explorer. Although short-lived, running from the …

Auto Shows

2018 USSV Rhino GX: Driving the Ford F-450-Based Offensive Defender


2019 Ram 1500 First Drive: A Truck That Rides Like a Car

Gear & Gadgets

Volkswagen Bringing Small "Volks-SUV" to U.S. Instead of T-Roc

Crossover originally developed for China<p>Now we’re starting to understand why Volkswagen didn’t bring the T-Roc to the U.S. market. The automaker apparently has a different small SUV in mind for us, one that is currently under development and will come from Mexico.<p>Although we don’t have an official …

Automotive Industry

Refreshing or Revolting: Lexus UX vs. BMW X1 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA

Which small crossover makes the biggest statement?<p>Lexus has gained a reputation for polarizing design over the past several years. And whether you like or don’t like the look of other Lexus crossovers, you’ll likely feel the same way about the new 2019 Lexus UX. When it arrives in the U.S. this …


A Chinese mother raising her son in the US reveals the biggest differences between American and Chinese parenting

My son was born in the US to a Chinese mother and a British father. He may speak fluent Mandarin, use chopsticks, say "lift" instead of "elevator," and enjoy Weetabix and crumpets at breakfast, but he calls New York home.<p>There's much more to multicultural parenting than language and food. In the …


The Nissan IMx is Going Into Production, Will Essentially be a Leaf SUV

Will share new Leaf platform<p>The name “Tesla” may be synonymous with electric cars, but since the end of 2010, Nissan’s been quietly selling the fully electric Leaf hatchback. It was even popular enough to earn a second generation. But from the sound of it, Nissan thinks sales of its next electric …

Electric Vehicles

This video claiming ink cartridges are a scam is going massively viral

It's a well known fact that printers are probably the most annoying piece of technology in the world.<p>No one likes them. They're confusing, they go …

3D Printing

Master and Commander: Jeep Grand Commander Spotted in Michigan

Meet the Grand Commander, Jeep’s latest crossover SUV. Rumored to be based on the bones of the Cherokee, the Grand Commander is boxier and has space for seven seats, whereas the curvier Cherokee provides chairs for five.<p>Previewed by the Yuntu concept that the brand unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai …

Ann Arbor

2018 Nissan Titan XD

This perplexing pickup fails to find that just-right balance between light and heavy duty.<p>Overall Rating:<p>Goldilocks would be disappointed in the Titan XD. It attempts to strike the “just right” balance between light- and heavy-duty pickups. It has the trappings of a heavy-duty pickup: a bulky body, …

The New Ford Bronco Looks Like It’s Going to Be Awesome (Plus There’s a Baby Bronco!)

Ford laid out future plans to <i>Car and Driver</i> and other assembled journalists in Dearborn, Michigan, today, with news touching on several upcoming performance and off-road-capable vehicles. Among the several teasers released at the briefing was the first look—sorta—at the upcoming Ford Bronco and a …

Classic Cars

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited V-6 AWD Automatic

An icon grows up and gets all sophisticated.<p>With its rugged capability and easy access to the open air, the Jeep Wrangler has excelled for decades as the off-road totem of the brand. And to the Jeep faithful, redesigning such an icon, as has been done with the new-for-2018 JL version, will always …


2019 Toyota RAV4 to Debut at New York Auto Show

We'll see the next-gen crossover on March 28<p>In an era where crossovers are displacing sedans, the Toyota RAV4 is an extremely important vehicle. Given that it hasn’t seen a full redesign since the 2013 model year, it’s about time Toyota comes out with a new version.<p>Fortunately, the fifth-generation …

Toyota RAV4

2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS First Test: Dude, Where’s My V-6?

Turbo power arrives in another large three-row CUV<p>We live in a time when nearly every vehicle type is available with a small turbocharged engine, so it’s no surprise to find one in a large three-row crossover. The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS is the latest addition in a growing number of midsize …

Android Auto

Here’s a Look at the 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec in Production Form

Acura is giving us an early look at the production-spec 2019 RDX crossover before it officially debuts in a few weeks. We already know most of the details of the new compact crossover from the prototype RDX that the company introduced at the Detroit auto show earlier this year, and it’s shaping up …


Here’s a Look at the 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec in Production Form


2018 Hyundai Ioniq – In-Depth Review

Electric Vehicles

2018 Hyundai Ioniq

The Ioniq family becomes three with the introduction of a plug-in hybrid.<p>Overall Rating:<p>The Hyundai Ioniq may be a young buck on the hybrid scene compared with old standbys such as the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius, but it’s already made a big splash since its introduction in 2017. The Ioniq …

Hyundai Ioniq

2018 BMW X3 – In-Depth Review


2018 BMW X3

A refreshing return to BMW-style driving pleasure in an unexpected form.<p>Overall Rating:<p>For those like us who have been disappointed in the most recent batch of BMWs, which have seemingly forsaken driving verve, we’ve got good news: The verve is back! Surprisingly, it’s back not in the form of a BMW …


2018 Lexus RX350L FWD – Instrumented Test


2018 Lexus RX350L FWD

Playing catch-up in the segment it created.<p>What happened to the once adorable Lexus RX? Is a third row of seats a betrayal of what the RX has been and should be? Or is it the embodiment of what it always was destined to become? Such are the epistemological dilemmas that arise with the arrival of …