Car Reviews

Engine and Transmission

Engine and Transmission Rating: The Frontier has the least powerful V-6 in its class and an archaic five-speed automatic transmission. Still, it has comparable towing capacities and can be fitted with a five-speed (four-cylinder only) or six-speed manual gearbox.   What’s New for 2018? The only thing that’s unique about the Frontier’s powertrains is that an antiquated five-speed gearbox is ... Read More »

The Top Gear car review: Alpine A110

FOR: A genuinely different rival to the Cayman, and a fine advert for light weight AGAINST: Its approach may be too dedicated for some Overview What is it? It’s the new Renault Alpine A110. And it’s something very different. On the surface it’s perfectly straightforward, a compact two-seat coupe in the mould of the Porsche Cayman and Audi TT. But ... Read More »

2018 Audi RS3 review

HIGHS Surging torque Huge bite, zero-fade braking Smooth, snappy shifts Tractable performance on the daily LOWS Some interior cheapness feels out of place for its $55K price tag Cramming absurd amounts of power into compact automobiles is an art form. Thanks to Volkswagen’s pioneering work with the Golf GTI, the hatchback body style is the most common vessel for these engineering ... Read More »

Subaru XV (2018) review

Hot on the heels of the new Impreza, now it’s time to try the second car built on the Subaru Global Platform (SGP) – the 2018 XV. We’re driving it around Riga in Latvia, so it’s cold, slippery and there isn’t a lot of daylight. Ideal. It’s another small crossover, like the Toyota C-HR, Volvo XC40 and Mazda CX-3 et al it competes with. Usually that’s prefaced ... Read More »

Early Model 3 review shows off the best and worst features on Tesla’s new EV

If you’ve been wondering why we still haven’t seen a thorough and enlightening Model 3 review, the simple answer is that the number of Model 3 vehicles out on the road is infinitesimal. The reason for this, not surprisingly, is that Tesla, as some astutely predicted months ago, has experienced some challenges with respect to Model 3 production. Despite Elon Musk ... Read More »

Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 facelift (2017) review

Delving into Land Rover’s online configurator reveals that at the time of writing you can spend over £60,000 on a Discovery Sport. Sounds a lot, doesn’t it? What if all you’re after is a hard-working four-wheel drive Disco without the bells and whistles? Would such a car really be worth having – or should you spend your money on something with a less ... Read More »

80: Toyota GT86 – following the finest traditions for blue collar sports cars

The GT86 is not just another addition to the burgeoning Toyota fleet. This has been a messenger, a motoring signal to the masses: Toyota is back in the sports car market and it means business. After mistakenly abandoning this segment with the death of the MR2, in 2012 the GT86 announced a reversal of strategy at the brand, courtesy of a partnership ... Read More »

2017 Genesis G90

In This Story Currently Reading Overview Engine and Transmission Fuel Economy Performance and Driving Impressions Interior Infotainment Cargo Space and Storage Exterior Safety and Driver Assistance Warranty Overall Rating: Although it doesn’t yet have the clout of well-established European brands, Hyundai’s upscale Genesis spinoff division is off to a strong start with its G90 flagship. This full-size sedan is elegant and ... Read More »

2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift review, test drive

What is it? The Scorpio’s 2.2 mHawk engine has always been one of the SUV’s biggest highlights. Refined and smooth for a big diesel engine, strong low-end response and great drivability were the plus points that endeared it to many. However, rev it hard and the strain would become quite apparent as the engine ran out of breath. This lack ... Read More »

Porsche 911 GT2 RS (2017) review

With 200bhp more than a GT3 and two fewer driveshafts than a Turbo, the 690bhp rear-drive Porsche 911 GT2 RS must be an absolute animal, right? We jump behind the wheel to find out. Read on for our full review. Porsche 911 GT2 RS: specs, news and photos galore A 690bhp rwd 911? You’re a bit late for Halloween… Yeah, sounds scary, doesn’t ... Read More »