1,103 Articles by James
Buying Guide
2024 Kia Sportage Review: Hybrids are a class leader. The base engine, um, no

And that's OK: The hybrid upcharge is minimal, and its performance is better, too

First Drive
2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV First Drive Review: Beautifully normal for the Early Majority

Midsize electric SUV has the right stuff to make EV-weary buyers take a look

Buying Guide
2024 Kia Sorento Review: The tale of two Sorentos

So, get an ICE version now? Hybrids when they catch up? Or are they fine right now?

Deep Dive
Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra Luggage Test: How big is the trunk?

Spoiler: They're better than the official volume number suggests

2024 Lucid Air prices slashed, more feature and customization possibilities offered

Customer feedback led to more feature options, fewer powertrain options

Deep Dive
Ford Explorer Luggage Test: How much fits behind the third row?

Not quite a luggage test class leader, but it would smoke a Grocery Test

Buying Guide
2024 Chevy Trax Review: Game-changer for its segment and Chevrolet

Objectively well-executed, subjectively great to look at and to drive. A real winner

Consumer Reports dings EVs, PHEVs on reliability, but that's not the whole story

A few bad apples drag down electrics; Mini vaults to No. 3 brand for reliability

Tesla Cybertruck's amazing feats lack context and details (so don't get too excited)

Musk's presentation was all marketing, which is fine, but we need a closer look

Buying Guide
2024 Mazda CX-30 Review: Stylish and fun alternative to small luxury SUVs

Its cramped cabin and lofty price make it a tougher sell against non-luxury models, though

Here's $24,000. Buy something new in 1995

What would the inflation-adjusted equivalent of today's average new car price get you?

Deep Dive
Volvo XC40 Recharge Luggage Test: How much fits in the cargo area?

Electric Volvo SUV has basically the same cargo capacity as the gas-only versions

Radwood SoCal Photo Dump! '80s and '90s cars, from classics to crap

Crank the Duran Duran. Or Ace of Base. Or Backstreet Boys. Your choice.

First Drive
2024 Audi SQ8 E-Tron First Drive: One more motor equals a lot more E-Tron

A third motor adds torque-vectoring to the electric SQ8 E-Tron

Deep Dive
1991 Acura NSX Luggage Test: Will a Motocompacto fit in the trunk?

Will Honda's electric scooter/suitcase fit in its most classic automotive creation?

Los Angeles
Lucid Gravity Preview: Three-row, family-friendly EV with a 440-plus-mile range

Lucid's second car features key advancements over the Air, particularly its tech

Buying Guide
2024 Kia Seltos Review: Terrific small SUV, terrible name

A top-recommended subcompact crossover gets subtle but substantive improvements

Deep Dive
Chevrolet Trax Luggage Test: How much cargo space?

It has one of the segment's larger cargo volumes. Does that translate to real-world stuff?

Buying Guide
2024 Ford Escape Review: Easy to like, but space and price are problems

If the interior were just a bit bigger and a lot nicer, it could be a contender

Road Test
You thinking charging an EV is bad? Try filling a hydrogen-powered car!

Living with a Toyota Mirai for a week could've gone better

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