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2024 Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo Review: A Stunning Return to Form

While certainly not perfect, the new GranTurismo Trofeo breathes new life into the Maserati brand. Perhaps it’s the brand’s long-standing pedigree – or maybe its relative rarity – but Maserati still commands beaucoup caché. A lease-special Ghibli is absolutely nothing to write home about, yet well-heeled Angelinos still snap their necks in awe whenever one rips between the stoplights on...

2025 Volvo EX30 First Drive Review: This $36K EV Punches Above Its Price Tag

Volvo's smallest electric SUV offers a lot to like at an affordable price. The pint-sized electric EX30 is Volvo’s next big thing. Priced from $36,245, including $1,295 for destination, the EX30 won’t just be the Volvo’s cheapest EV, it’ll be the brand’s least-expensive new car, period, and a crucial stepping stone on the Swedish company’s path to becoming a fully...

2024 Kia EV9 First Drive Review: Telluride EV? You’re Pretty Darn Close

2024 Kia EV9

This sharply styled, three-row, fully electric EV9 looks to be another big win for the Korean carmaker. The ultra-smooth, ultra-congested, ultra-speed-regulated highways leading into Seoul, South Korea, aren’t exactly great for testing the full range of a car’s handling. But for a vehicle like the EV9, which will spend the majority of its life slogging through traffic with your brood...

2023 Porsche 911 Carrera T Review: Everything You Need, Nothing You Don’t

The Carrera T showcases the Porsche 911’s solid foundation. Drive a $126,550 Porsche 911 Carrera T back to back with a $242,950 Porsche 911 GT3 RS and you’ll genuinely feel some similarities. No, I’m not talking about switchgear or cabin tech; there’s a throughline of driver engagement that’s alive and well in every single 911. Porsche’s GT3 RS is a...

2024 BMW i5 First Drive Review: The Straightforward Approach

2024 BMW i5 M60

BMW's new 5 Series launches with a fully electric powertrain, bringing serious competition to the midsize luxury EV class. While many carmakers are working hard to develop dedicated platforms for standalone EVs, BMW is taking a slightly more all-encompassing approach. The German automaker is instead building all-in-one architectures that can support internal combustion, plug-in hybrid and fully electric powertrains, the...

2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE-Class First Drive Review: Two Coupes In One

2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE-Class First Drive Review

Mercedes-Benz discontinues the C-Class and E-Class coupes to make way for the pretty new CLE. Coupes might not be luxury automakers’ hottest commodities anymore – well, unless they’re crossover-coupes – but these two-doors still have a loyal following with buyers who prioritize style over functionality. In an effort to streamline its portfolio, Mercedes-Benz has decided to kill off the individual...

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