Motor Trend9 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Off The Road we go
When it comes to off-roading, Jeep sets the standard, especially at reasonable price levels. Other brands offer all-wheel drive, and a few of them build a seriously capable off-roader or two if you’re willing to pay, but no one builds a trail-ready m
Motor Trend4 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
All Eight Up
Here we were worried about the future of performance at Lexus. The midsize GS sport sedan and its spicy GS F halo flatlined last year, and Lexus seems to have busied itself diluting the F hot-rod division’s name with flash-over-dash F Sport styling p
Motor Trend2 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
2021 Honda Ridgeline
As the result of a more extensive redesign than the typical midcycle refresh, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline’s sheetmetal forward of its windshield is all-new, and it shows. A more prominent, larger grille gives the Ridgeline a bolder look and a more uprig
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Mt Garage
EPA City/Hwy/Comb Fuel Econ 22/30/25 mpg Base Price $41,945 As Tested $44,890 The tricky thing when trying to establish your brand as a player in the luxury stratosphere is pushing yourself past merely premium accoutrement. This is what confronts mar
Motor Trend2 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
2022 Nissan Pathfinder
After a single-year hiatus, the Nissan Pathfinder returns for the 2022 model year. Having shed its predecessor’s jelly-bean shape, the new Pathfinder instead wears rugged bodywork that more closely resembles the look of the larger body-on-frame 2021
Motor Trend4 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
The Driver’s Rolls
The British are famous for understatement, so much so you’d believe it if someone told you it was codified in common law. Rolls-Royce, the most British of automakers, treats understatement with the same reverence it treats the Spirit of Ecstasy that
Motor Trend14 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Not Giving Up
Times change. And fast. Just seven years ago—the last time we published a midsize sedan Big Test comparison—four-door family car sales were booming. Back then, four midsize sedans made the top 10 best-selling list. In 2020? Only the Toyota Camry made
Motor Trend4 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor
We still have to wait a year to see Ford’s full-throated response to the Ram TRX when the special F-150 Raptor R arrives with a powerful V-8. But we’re just as excited to see the latest twin-turbo V-6 Raptor that Ford unveiled recently. You’ll be abl
Motor Trend2 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Mt Confidential
E-VETTE SUV IS REAL That electric-powered Corvette crossover you all thought you saw lurking in the shadows during design chief Mike Simcoe’s segment of GM’s 2021 CES keynote presentation? It’s for real. To be built on GM’s new Ultium BEV architectur
Motor Trend3 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Mo ElShenawy
Cruise, a self-driving tech startup, was founded in 2013 and bought by General Motors in 2016. GM remains a majority shareholder, but Cruise operates independently, with 1,600 employees. It is headquartered in San Francisco, where it does much of its
Motor Trend1 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Rear View
PRICE: $0.50 Back in 1971, we covered automotive safety, specifically focusing on the rise of “The Safety Cars.” These were concept cars produced in collaboration with the Department of Transportation, with the end goal of reducing automotive fatalit
Motor Trend2 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition
Let’s not beat around the bushings. The Honda Civic Type R LE loses all of 50 pounds compared to a standard Civic Type R Touring, according to Honda. That’s not a lot when a Type R Touring weighs more than 3,100 pounds. Where the weight came from, th
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Reference Mark
When Donald Trump was elected president four years ago, MotorTrend wrote a critical analysis of what the Trump administration would mean for our way of transport. Republican-leaning readers dared me to deliberate this issue in a similarly critical ma
Motor Trend3 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Animal Conservation
One of the crazier, hard-to-swallow truths of the automotive industry: A whole lot of cars are fed to the Crusher. What’s the Crusher, you ask? It’s a dramatized catch-all phrase to gin up emotions when cars are seemingly destroyed needlessly. The co
Motor Trend2 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
2022 Nissan Frontier
George W. Bush was just finishing up his first term as president of the United States when Nissan last redesigned its Frontier midsize pickup. Nearly 20 years later, the entry-level truck finally sports brand-new bodywork, albeit draped over underpin
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Motor Trend3 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
The Big Picture
“Designing cars is nothing more than applied futurology,” says Mercedes-Benz chief designer Bruno Sacco. But if the futurology of the ’50s had come true, our streets would be full of atomic-powered cars with joystick controls and radar guidance syste
Motor Trend3 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Best Tech of CES 2021
A BMS manages the charging and discharging of a battery pack by monitoring its current, voltage, temperature, and state of charge so it can safely be used for thousands of charge/discharge cycles. This monitoring has traditionally been done via coppe
Motor Trend7 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
The Great Stick Shift Conundrum
I feel guilty, and a little bit confused. Some of what I’m about to say will go down like a tungsten catamaran. But hear me out. I’ve just driven a 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S—now fitted with a seven-speed manual gearbox as a no-cost option—and you ca
Motor Trend4 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Call Of The Wolf
The Wikipedia entry on the first-gen Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen says the truck needed 27 seconds to hit 62 mph. In my case, foot flat on the floor, hustling the long shifter as quickly as I could, I stopped counting after 15, because who cares at that poi
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Technologue
Virtual CES 2021 sucked as much as Virtual Everything Else did, but compelling news broke regarding lidar and autonomous driving. I’m not dialed in enough to sort lidar hype from heroics, so I connected with Tom Jellicoe, an optics expert at the Tech
Motor Trend4 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Street-legal Rally
Every so often, Toyota, purveyor of sensible, family-friendly SUVs, minivans, and sedans, builds a car that absolutely blows you away: the 2000GT that made its debut in 1965 and was intended to take on the Jaguar E-Type; the rally-inspired Celica GT-
Motor Trend5 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Your Say…
I’m not a Lamborghini hater, but I just wasn’t interested in reading about the 2020 BDC winner. The Huracán Evo just doesn’t trip my trigger in photos. I read the rest of the magazine and set it to the side. My bride asked, “Are you done with this?”
Motor Trend4 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Good vibrations
Until now, the only things Chevrolet had to fear when it looked at its Colorado versus Ford’s Ranger were the Ranger’s brand equity and Ford’s dominance in pickup fleet sales. When it came to the product, the latest Ranger couldn’t touch the Colorado
Motor Trend2 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Toyota Land Cruiser Dead—For Now
When was the last time you saw a Toyota Land Cruiser? You can’t go a block without seeing multiple 4Runners, Highlanders, Tacomas, and RAV4s—or even the occasional Sequoia—but spotting any generation of Land Cruiser is a rarity. For all its name reco
Motor Trend1 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Rear View
PRICE: $0.50 April ’71 saw us racking up airline miles as we hit auto shows worldwide in Italy, Japan, Australia, the U.K., Germany, and, of course, the U.S. Elsewhere, we also examined the impact of Mercedes’ new “anti-skid brakes” (now known as ant
Motor Trend2 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
2021 Volvo P1800 Cyan
You wriggle over the side brace for the rollcage and into a simple, fixed racing seat. You then buckle a six-point Momo racing harness. Straight ahead, behind the perfectly sized Momo Prototipo three-spoke steering wheel, is a binnacle with a large t
Motor Trend2 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Singer 911 ACS
Drawing on Porsche’s especially legendary rally machines, such as the 911 SC/RS, 953, and 959, the Singer All-terrain Competition Study (ACS) forges its path through … well, whatever lies in front of it, from the looks of it. Singer worked with Richa
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Mt Garage
EPA City/Hwy/Comb Fuel Econ 40/37/39 mpg Base Price $37,175 As Tested $39,735 Mainstream luxury is an elusive concept, yet the 2021 Toyota Venza encompasses that and more. The midsize SUV makes a statement with its elegant design and clean cabin, whi
Motor Trend3 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Technologue
General Motors has now sold more than a million engines with Dynamic Fuel Management. This riff on cylinder deactivation can shut off any and all cylinders in the V-8 engines powering everything from Chevy Silverado pickups to Cadillac Escalade SUVs.
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