Car Reviews

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Manual

When Porsche revised its roadster line last year, rechristening it the 718 Boxster, restyling it slightly, and swapping in turbocharged 2.0- and 2.5-liter flat-four-cylinder engines for its beloved 2.7- and 3.4-liter flat-sixes in standard and S models, respectively, we knew we would have to test every powertrain permutation of each to see exactly how the changes would affect their characters ... Read More »

2017 Audi RS7 Performance

Few would call the 560-hp Audi RS7 underpowered. Yet Audi still felt it necessary to breathe more grunt into the RS7’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine. Dubbed the Audi RS7 Performance, the 605-hp model was introduced last year. Its extra power comes courtesy of a new turbocharger design, more efficient intercooler heat exchangers, a reprogrammed engine computer, and revised camshafts that ... Read More »

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura car review: ‘Who would need it?’

Flatbed trucks always have names like speciality condoms – Titan, Hilux, Trojan – and the Amarok Aventura took this one step further (I’m a rock, I’m a roll, I’m adventura! I’m your worst nightmare and your wildest dream). But it was a sensitive vehicle with a highly responsive automatic gearbox. In sports mode, it sounded like it was having a ... Read More »

F for four-pot: Jaguar F-type goes four-cylinder for 2017

Until now, the Jaguar F-type has packed a choice of rasping 3.0 V6 or burbling 5.0 V8 under its generously sized bonnet. Now Jaguar has announced another, more modest option: a new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, from Jaguar Land Rover’s latest family of Ingenium engines. A hairy-chested sports car with only four pots? That’s not macho enough for me It’s no ... Read More »

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class

Enthuasists may cringe at the term crossover, but the Mercedes-Benz GLA-class is not the bloated people carrier usually associated with that word. Despite being marketed as an SUV, it’s really more of a sport-oriented hatchback with a slightly increased ride height. And although it has been refreshed for the 2018 model year, its core values remain intact—why change what works? ... Read More »

New Skoda Octavia vRS 2017 review

Skoda recently introduced a round of updates for the Octavia, adding some new tech and a subtle redesign to the practical family car range. Now it’s the turn of the hot vRS model, which gets the same set of changes as the standard car along with a small power boost. The Czech brand previously offered the vRS 230 as a ... Read More »

Production-Spec India-Bound Tesla Model 3 Spied Completely Undisguised

As the time for the Model 3’s official launch and deliveries approaches, it has been spied completely undisguised in the automaker’s facility. Tesla’s most economical model made its world premiere in April last year with the promise of production and deliveries starting this year. Tesla is entering India soon and the Model 3 will be its first product in the ... Read More »

2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland

Low gas prices have begotten hard times for hybrids. Even today’s most efficient gas-electrics—the Toyota Prius, the Kia Niro, and the Hyundai Ioniq—don’t pencil against less efficient but much less expensive nonhybrid counterparts in the same general class. And those are hybrids that top 50 mpg. The Toyota Highlander hybrid SUV is in an even tougher spot, given that that ... Read More »

Mazda CX-5 (2017) review

Cliches often don’t stand up to scrutiny but here’s one that is very much on-point: Mazda doesn’t make a bad car. With a combination of eye-catching design, engaging handling and Downsize This capacity engines, the Japanese manufacturer has tapped into the priorities of the collective petrolhead consciousness to offer a pleasing alternative to mainstream austerity-autos. It’s been doing this quietly ... Read More »

Welcome To The Next Generation Of Jalopnik Car Reviews

Photo Credit Mark Victor Arnold You come to Jalopnik for squids, fireballs and tales of depraved masochism but once in awhile, we like to talk cars too. And now we’ve got a new system for shaking down everything that moves you. Get excited for the next generation of Jalopnik Reviews. Regular readers will know Jalopnik’s been test driving cars since ... Read More »