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Nissan Sentra Photo Gallery

Nissan introduced the new generation of the Sentra at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show with an all-new look thats not only more classy, but more modern than ever. It brings the next generation of Nissans V-Motion grille, sleeker headlights, revised taillights, and a all-new side profile that puts an emphasis on both form and function. It now sits two inches lower and two inches wider, while borrowing some DNA from the new Nissan Maxima. Eight exterior colors are available... [read more]

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The End of Driving: The Promise and Pitfalls of Autonomous Cars

The most important moment in automobile history just happened, and you probably didnt hear about it More Electric Car Coverage The Quiet Revolution: Electric Cars in the Hot Rod World SEMA Electric Vehicles: Muscle Cars, Trucks, Sports Cars, UTVs, and More! Sometime recentlyit was likely the first week of October, 2019a Chrysler Pacifica minivan slowed on a street somewhere in Phoenix to stop and picked up a passenger whod requested a ride. Unlike a normal car with an Uber or... [read more]

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Ferrari Delays Its EV Plans, But It Has Absolutely Nothing to Do With Financial Stability

Word has been circling that Ferrari has delayed its plans to shift into building EVs until 2025, and its 100-percent true. Some outlets, however, would have you believe that Ferrari might not even be around by then @FredericLambert from Electrek, Im looking at you. The truth is that theres a good reason that Ferrari has decided to push its plans for an EV from roughly 2023 to 2025 or later.

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2020 Toyota Highlander Starting Price Rises $2,770 to $35,720

Toyota has released pricing details on its family-friendly staple, the Highlander midsize crossover. The redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander is priced from $35,720, making it more expensive than key competitors when you compare base configurations. That price also represents an increase of $2,770 over the base 2019 Toyota Highlander , which came with a 2.7-liter I-4 that's no longer available on the new-generation Highlander. Compared to a 2019 Toyota Highlander LE with the 3.5-liter V-6, the 2020 Highlander's starting price is... [read more]

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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban: 7 T1 Tech Highlights

The architecture underlying the T1-generation 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will eventually support some of the most profitable vehicles GM sells, and in the face of newly stiffened competition from the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator , the General has pulled out all the stops on their engineering organ. Here are seven T1 tech highlights for you to memorize and play back at this seasons holiday parties with your car pals: All (98%) New Relative to the outgoing K2 models... [read more]

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Audi A7 - Driven

In the past 20 to 25 years, automotive executives have been looking at ways to activate new areas of the public by coming up with weird niches, some more successful than others. The Audi A7 is a proud flag-bearer of the four-door coupe segment that's managed to keep its head above the water as consumers flock to buy the latest crossover SUV. Get behind the wheel of Audi's sleek answer to the Mercedes-Benz CLS and it's easy to see why... [read more]

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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban vs. 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban: What Changed?

New-generation models come one of two ways. Either they get major revisions across the board or theyre mainly styling exercises with only a couple updates under the skin. In the case of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, its the former; both full-size SUVs get a thorough update that brings a number of major additions, including the availability of a diesel engine, the expansion of the 10-speed automatic to all models, and an independent rear suspension replacing the solid rear... [read more]

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Family Resemblance: What Is the Difference Between the GMC Terrain and Acadia?

GMC vehicles are known for their rugged designs and premium interiors (in Denali trim). And you can get one for a reasonable price, especially if youre looking at the Terrain and Acadia crossovers. What is the difference between the GMC Terrain and Acadia? Find out how the two crossovers stack up in this GMC Terrain vs. Acadia comparison. Which Is Bigger? GMCs smallest crossover is the Terrain. As a compact crossover, the Terrain is sized similarly to the Honda CR-V... [read more]

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Mercedes-Maybach GLS

The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS is the range-topping version of the third-generation SUV, launched in 2019 for the 2020 model year. It's the second Maybach SUV ever built after the 2018 G650 Landaulet, but the first one that's not a limited-edition vehicle. Inspired by the Maybach S-Class,, the 2021 Maybach GLS is a fancied up GLS with extra luxury features, exclusive appointments, and a unique drivetrain. Performance-wise, it slots between the GLS 580 and the AMG GLS 63 S., And just... [read more]

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Hot Rods & Hockey: A Jalopyrama Retrospective

Long before I was a hot rodder, I was a hockey player. Thats why when Mike Szuba and the Maryland-based Rusty Nuts Hot Rod Group announced they would... continue reading

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BMW iX2

The BMW X2 is barely two years old as a model and its already headed down the path of electrification. A prototype version of Bimmers relatively new compact crossover has been spotted in the snowy abode of Sweden, and while its easy to assume that said model is the plug-in hybrid variant of the X2, the truth is that its not. This crossover is the test mule of the iX2, the all-electric version of the X2 crossover that will be... [read more]

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Ralph Gilles Is Selling His Dodge Demon to Make Room for a New "Equally Devilish" Car - What Could It Be?

FCA design boss Ralph Gilles is selling his barely driven 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, except thats not what everyones talking about. Included in the listing, which Gilles curiously posted on Instagram, was a little tease of what potentially lies ahead. To be more specific, Gilles alluded to making room for another equally devilish project as a reason for selling the Challenger SRT Demon. Naturally, Gilles comments have instigated an uproar on what he actually means by them. Is Dodge preparing... [read more]

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The Tesla Model 3 Will Make a Great Police Car and Sentry Mode Could Be a Big Assist

Tesla announced the Sentry Model in February, 2019, as an extra layer of protection added to its cars against theft. Essentially, Sentry Mode continuously monitors the cars vicinity and reacts to various threats. But as it turns out, a police department has deemed Teslas Sentry Mode as extremely useful for its officers and patrol cars.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 First Drive: Giving People What They Want

Hey, can we talk? You, the car enthusiast who devours MotorTrend for the high-end stuff. And you, too, the retail-ready shopper who comes to us for practical buying advice. You both have lots of questions about the new Mercedes-Benz GLB crossover . But what you really want to know is, simply: Is it any good? Let me respond just as simply: Yes, it is. The enthusiast wants to know if its a real Mercedes , one thats worthy of wearing... [read more]

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2018 BMW X3 M40i Verdict: What We Liked and Didn't Like After a Year

The day Ive been dreading has finally come. BMW wants its X3 M40i back and Im beyond bummed. Even after approximately 12 months and 30,800 miles, I was still excited to start up the burly B58 and take it for a quick trip to the grocery store or across the state. When did a year become so short? Time flies when youre having fun and piling on miles, and Ive thoroughly gotten to know the X3s characteristics, both positive and... [read more]

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Making the Case for a Tesla Cybercar

The Tesla Cybertruck put the car industry in shock with its outlandish design,incredible performance, and the best range ever announced by the American automaker. All this at an incredible starting price of $39,000! The Cybertruck quickly prompted rumors that Tesla could also create its cheapest model yet, thanks to its revolutionary exoskeleton: enter the Cybercar. That new vehicle would be perfect to serve as the Robotaxi fleet Elon Musk talked about in recent years, but what would a Cybercar look... [read more]

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Mercedes EQ B

Mercedes lineup of electric crossovers and SUVs continues to take shape with a fresh batch of spy photos of a model that looks a lot like the Mercedes GLB-Class. Except this isnt the GLB; this is the GLBs all-electric alter ego, the EQ B. The spy photos were taken in Sweden where the EQ B is undergoing winter testing. Mercedes hasnt divulged the juicy details of the EQ B, but it is believed that, among other things, it will largely... [read more]

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Heres How Speed Bumps Affect Your Car At Speed - Ouch

Warped Perception, the Discovery Channel and YouTube show thats best known for demonstrating the real score on the goings-on in your cars, is back with another video demonstration. After giving us a good look at what happens to a car after being subjected to the nuisances that are potholes, the shows tired and battered see-through Mercedes E-Benz Class returns to tackle another perpetually annoying road obstacle: speed bumps. Best be prepared to handle all the cringing that comes with watching... [read more]

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2021 Cadillac Escalade to Debut February 4 in Lead-Up to Oscars

General Motors cant wait to show the world the fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade . The world premiere is set for February 4 in Los Angeles, in the lead-up to the Oscars, with events planned all week. We can expect to see celebrities roll up to the red carpet on Oscar night in shiny new, blinged-out 2021 Cadillac Escalades and four minutes of new commercials to air during the televised awards event. As for the new Escalade itself, GM CEO Mary Barra... [read more]

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Future of Cadillac Is Electric-Only Vehicles With Real Namesbut not Jolt!

Most, if not all, Cadillacs sold globally will have real namesnot alphanumeric namesand be electric vehicles by 2030. The transition from vehicles powered by internal combustion engines to sedans and crossovers running on battery power will cover the gamut from small cars to Escalade-sized SUVs, says Cadillac President Steve Carlisle. All electric vehicles will have real names, but GM will not add Jolt to its portfolio that has included the Chevy Volt and Bolt , Carlisle promises MotorTrend . We... [read more]

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Race Star Industries Debuts New Street and Drag Racing Wheels at the 2019 PRI Show #MTPRI19

When it comes to drag racing wheels, or giving our street Mustang a drag racing look, the three most important aspects are looks, weight, and the wheels grip on the tire. Of course, our Mustang must look good, and your wheel choice certainly plays a huge role in that, but a wheels weight is super important in making sure our car runs a number. Third, when a tire is spinning on the wheel that is costing you elapsed time, as... [read more]

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Why the Mercedes EQA EV Wont Be a Hatchback

It's a small crossover based on the 2021 Mercedes GLA Battery placement in the floor Could still take cues from EQA Concept Should go on sale sometime in late-2020 249-mile range, 60 kWh battery Mercedes has finally unveiled the new GLA, and during the presentation, we were treated to a teaser of the Mercedes EQA EV a model once believed to be an entry-level hatchback. The image was clear enough that we can confirm the EQA will, in fact, be... [read more]

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IRS or Die: How the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Got its Independent Rear Suspension

Not everyone would put their job on the line for an independent rear suspension. Tim Herrick is not everyone. The career engineer at General Motors spent the last four or five years working on the massive truck program known as T1 that underpins GMs light-duty pickups, heavy-duty trucks , and full-size SUVs. The plan was always to distinguish the big SUVs, Tahoe and Suburban , from the pickups. On Herricks wish list from the start was an independent rear suspension... [read more]

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2020 BMW M8 vs 2019 Mercedes-AMG S63

Until recently, BMW didnt offer a righteous rival for the S-Class Coupe. Subsequently, the Mercedes-AMG S63 was ruling the realm without a competitor in sight, but that changed when the M8 was born. Although the S-Class Coupe/AMG S63 is a shorter, two-door version of the larger S-Class sedan and the M8 was designed as fully-blown coupe right off the bat, it fits nicely into the same ballpark as the juiced-up Mercedes-AMG S63. So in our quest to see which is... [read more]

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Rodding in a Winter Wonderland

It's easy to get a little down in the dumps this time of year The days are short, the nights are long, and depending where you live it... continue reading

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Hope for the Cybertruck Restored as Image of Young Elon Musk Replacing a Window Surfaces on Twitter

They say life comes as a full circle; and it did for Elon Musk and his glass shattering saga. Elon Musks mother, Maye Musk, tweeted a picture from her son's younger days where hes seen replacing a window in his old BMW. This tweet caught a lot of attention and people couldnt stop asking him questions about it. Now that we know Elon has experience in fixing broken glasses, I guess we can expect him to fix the Cybertrucks supposedly... [read more]

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With the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Revealed, Someone Has Leaked Images of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade

General Motors has been busy rolling out new-generation versions of its SUV lineup. The all-new Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe have arrived and it looks like the next-generation Cadillac Escalade is about to follow suit. Leaked photos shared on the Instagram page cochespias show the 2021 Cadillac Escalade in full view. There are several leaked photos of the fifth-generation Escalade, including one that clearly shows the luxury SUVs front section. Another photo shows the side profile of the full-size SUV... [read more]

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How Much Will Tesla Cybertruck Insurance Cost?

Were still in collective shock from Teslas Cybertruck reveal . From its wild stainless steel body to its work-in-progress armor glass , this electric truck makes competition from Rivian and Bollinger look almost conventional. Weve seen it, weve ridden in it , and weve learned a good deal about the engineering that went into it. The Cybertrucks projected starting price is $39,900 , but how much will it cost to insure? We consulted Penny Gusner, consumer analyst for Insurance.com and... [read more]

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Drifting the 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S in Finland

In Finland, local Napue gin has been the go-to for a proper gin and tonic with some cranberries for color and a sprig of rosemary, kind of like Christmas in a glass. Then Finnish berry grower and winemaker Arctic Blue expanded into gin-making, giving Napue competition in a fledgling local industry that is taking off. So its fitting that we head to Levi, Finland, 110 miles north of the arctic circle, to see how the new Porsche Taycan luxury electric... [read more]

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2020 Mazda CX-9 Review: 5 Things We Learned on a Vegas Road Trip

If you had to drive your family and all of their gear to Las Vegas for a holiday weekend, what three-row SUV would you take? Along the way to Sin City this Thanksgiving, we saw Hyundai Palisades, Lexus LX 500s, and BMW X7sall great choices. But I was more than happy in the 2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature, now with captains chairs for the middle row. Late last year MotorTrend senior photographer William Walker said goodbye to our long-term CX-9 Touring... [read more]

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The Gordon Murray T.50 - A McLaren F1 Successor - Has Crazy Aerodynamics

Twenty-five years after helping launch the McLaren F1 supercar, auto design legend Gordon Murray is hard at work on finally launching the F1s spiritual successor, the T.50. Though not officially a McLaren model, the T.50 traces its roots to the F1, in part because of Murrays involvement in designing both cars. Consider the T.50, then, like a modern-day version of the F1, complete with the delta-formation, three-seater layout and an outrageous amount of cutting-edge aerodynamic technology thats never before seen... [read more]

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Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4MATIC

The 35 nameplate is not a novelty for Mercedes-Benzs lineup of compact cars. The A-Class wears it, as does the CLA, so its only natural for the GLA to receive the same treatment. In the GLA 35, the AMG-boosted inline-four unit mates to an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox and all-wheel drive, for a 0-60 mph sprint completed in five seconds flat. But theres more to the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 than quickness off the line. Youll know youre looking at the... [read more]

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Just Another Excuse or Did Teslas AutoPilot Really Hit Three Cars, Once of Which Was a Police Crusier?

When you have a technology with a tainted reputation in your car, there are high chances that itll be blamed for something it didnt do. That is exactly what Tesla has been going through with Autopilot. A Model 3 owner crashed into cop cars and blamed it on the Autopilot saying he was checking on his dog on the rear bench. Even if the vehicle was on Autopilot, what happened to being ready to take over when needed?

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2021 Volkswagen Atlas First Look: Atlas Stretched

Its been just three years since the Volkswagen Atlas burst onto the full-figured three-row crossover SUV scene, but its getting a thorough face-lift anyway. VW claims this is the first instance of its new policy of shortening its standard four-year renewal cadence, but this rhinoplasty isnt purely in service of vanity. It also brings pedestrian-protection enhancements to the bumper structure that add about 3 inches to the overall length. Naturally, as with seemingly all such redos, the new lookespecially in... [read more]

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Easter Eggs and Car Doors Have Nothing In Common

When you door handle fails, don't wait. Get it fixed. Press "Play" below to listen to this episode

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Audi RS5

When Audi launched the RS5 Sportback in late 2018, there was a lot of uproar about the old-style grille that made the face of the new car look outdated at best. For 2021, Audi is launching the Audi RS5 Coupe, and with it came a mild facelift for the recently launched Sportback. The good news is that Audi finally addressed the grille situation and has redesigned the nose. Now, the RS5 features the more modern, flatter and wider grille that... [read more]

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Wiesmann MF 6

The 2021 Wiesmann MF 6 is an upcoming sports car built by the German company. A spiritual successor to the GT MF 5, the MF 6 is Wiesmann's first production model since it went bankrupt in 2014. Reopened in 2016, Wiesmann confirmed a new sports car for 2020. The vehicle is known as Project Gecko and the MF 6 name has yet to be confirmed, but it's a natural choice given that the new sports car is supposed to be... [read more]

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OFFICIAL: Porsche Taycan Turbo Range Pales Against Tesla Model S

The 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo has received its official EPA range rating, and theres no way of putting it lightly: It pales in comparison to rivals from Tesla . On the EPAs test cycle, Taycan Turbo range is rated at 201 miles, with an MPGe rating of 69 MPGe combined. The EPA says itll cost $1.58 to drive 25 miles in the Taycan Turbo, with an estimated annual charging cost of $950 for 15,000 miles at a split of 45... [read more]

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Elon Musk Says No to an Electric Motorcycle, but That Doesnt Mean a Cyberbike Is Out of the Question

If you watched the Tesla Cybertrucks launch then you remember that the ATV brought onto the stage at the end of the unveil received a rousing round of applause. The ATV was much talked about even later on and people just couldnt get over that beautiful beast. Luckily, Musk finally confirmed that it will be available as an option with the Cybertruck. But now Tesla's main man says that we might get a Tesla-made two-wheeler as well! And while hes... [read more]

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2019 Mooneyes Yokohama Hot Rod & Custom Show

Is it possible this is the *28th Annual* Mooneyes Hot Rod Show in Yokohama, Japan? Is it not also a sad reality that I've wanted to check this... continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the new GLA, the A-Class-based crossover whose first-generation was a popular choice among buyers. The new Mercedes-Benz GLA, however, takes a lot after its bigger brothers design- and tech-wise, and thats a very good thing The new GLA is 4.1 inches higher (now 63.4 inches) and 0.6 inches shorter (now 173.6 inches) than the model it replaces. This means you get more headroom, but Mercedes-Benz highlights that now theres even more legroom in the rear (38.4... [read more]

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class First Look: GLE Mini-Me

The redesigned 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class rounds out the brands compact car family for the U.S. market. Larger and roomier than its predecessor, the 2021 GLA-Class promises more headroom and rear seat legroom for added practicality despite the vehicle being shorter in overall length. From a design perspective, the smallest Mercedes-Benz SUV gets a significant makeover, looking more like a smaller version of the GLE-Class instead of a raised hatchback. Despite having a taller greenhouse, the 2021 GLA-Class has a lower... [read more]

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Sold Out Before Production Even Begins

Production of the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray doesnt begin until early February, but with all the advance orders, its already sold out, said Barry Engle, president of North America for General Motors. Its not a surprise. Enthusiasts have waited decades for GM to finally make a mid-engine Corvette. MotorTrend got an early build for testing, and its ride, handling, engineering, and affordability were enough to make it our 2020 Car of the Year . The rest of the... [read more]

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The Entire McLaren Lineup Will Be Hybrid by 2024 - Heres What It Means

McLaren has never been bashful about its plans to go hybrid, and now, company CEO Mike Flewitt has pulled the curtains on plans to fully hybridize its entire lineup in the next three to four years. At the heart of this hybrid evolution is McLarens next-generation supercar, which will come with an all-wheel-drive setup that includes an electrically driven front axle. McLaren also has plans to shake up its engine lineup to accommodate this shift. That could spell doom for... [read more]

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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe First Ride: Chevys Plan to Beat Ford in Ride Handling

General Motors owns the large SUV space with Chevrolet Tahoe /Suburban, which are by far the market share leadersand if you add their brand siblings, the company can claim way over half of all sales. But the impressive new Ford Expedition , with its long-wheelbase Max variant and Lincoln Navigator sibling, has started eroding that market dominance over the last year. Their independent rear suspensions have afforded a more comfortable ride and roomier third row and cargo area for some... [read more]

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E Is an SUV Short on Utility

There comes a certain set of expectations when an automaker labels a vehicle an SUV. Ive heard plenty of talk about whether Ford s new battery-powered Mustang Mach-E SUV deserves its pony car moniker, but what about the three-letter acronym that tells us how were supposed to categorize the thing? The now-ubiquitous term stands for sport utility vehicle. When I see those letters attached to a car, I expect that car to clear taller obstacles, hold more of my stuff... [read more]

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Chevrolet Suburban

Christmas has come early in 2019 with the surprise release of an All-New Chevy Suburban. In this case we mean, theres actually a lot of all-new. Interested in more legroom, the Suburban has you covered with an extra 2.3 inches in the second row (now 42 inches) and 2.2 inches in the third row (now 36.7 inches). Cargo room is even up by an impressive 23 cubic-feet with all the seats laid down. All this extra space comes courtesy of... [read more]

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2021 Chevy Suburban Picture Gallery

Christmas has come early in 2019 with the surprise release of an All-New Chevy Suburban. In this case we mean, theres actually a lot of all-new. Interested in more legroom, the Suburban has you covered with an extra 2.3 inches in the second row (no 42 inches) and 2.2 inches in the third row (now 36.7 inches). Cargo room is even up by an impressive 23 cubic-feet with all the seats laid down. All this extra space comes courtesy of... [read more]

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Watch Four Off-Road Beasts Go Up Against Each Other in a Drag Fest

Its fun to see off-roaders climb rocks and maneuver through treacherous paths with utmost ease. However, they can be scary when they are let loose with a heavy foot. In this video, we see four accomplished off-roaders go against each other, thanks to Carwow. The vehicles in question are the likes of Land Rover Discovery, Toyota Land Cruiser, Jeep Wrangler, and Volkswagen Amarok. The Carwow folks decided to race these beasts in a straight-line dash to see who bests the... [read more]

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2021 Chevrolet Suburban First Look: Biggest and Baddest Full-Size SUV?

A new Chevrolet Suburban is big. In dimension. In investment. In importance. As the sun sets on the current Suburban that came out in 2014 as a 2015 model, a new and massive six-seater with vast improvements takes its place, extending the life of the longest-running nameplate in automotive history at 85 years and counting. The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban will go on sale next spring, riding on the same new architecture that underpins the Silverado 1500 and Silverado HD pickups... [read more]

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