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  • Review: The Lexus LX 570 is An All-Terrain Electronic Fun House

    Review: The Lexus LX 570 is An All-Terrain Electronic Fun House

    It floored me to think that here I was, cruising down this familiar two-track at nearly 60 mph. This is the route to one of my tree stands and generally a trip done in my father-in-law’s Ford F150. But my teeth were still intact and I didn’t feel like the trail was crushing my spine. I was floating along in this $89k Lexus flagship, cooled by air-conditioned seats, jamming to… Read More

  • The Nissan Leaf Review: A Fun And Practical Electric Car For The Masses

    The Nissan Leaf Review: A Fun And Practical Electric Car For The Masses


    If the road is smooth enough, you can hear birds chirping while you’re going 35 mph. With the windows up. The Nissan Leaf is that quiet. When going less than 30 mph there’s just a slight electric whine from the powertrain and above 45 mph the wheels produces a steady hum. But there’s this special spot between 30 and 45 where the two combine in a way that they cancel each… Read More

  • A Simple Look At The Simple Nissan Leaf iOS App

    A Simple Look At The Simple Nissan Leaf iOS App

    I’m a few days into my week with the Nissan Leaf. It’s a fun car; I can say that much so far. My plan later today is to test the range by driving in increasingly smaller circles around my house until the battery is nearly depleted. A full review is coming next week, but until then, here’s a quick look at the simple Leaf iOS owner’s app. Nissan launched the iOS app… Read More

  • Day 1: My Week In The Nissan Leaf

    Day 1: My Week In The Nissan Leaf

    A brand new Nissan Leaf rolled out off a car carrier and into my life earlier today. I plan on spending a good deal of time with this red devil over the coming week. You see, here at CrunchGear, there’s been a raging format war of sorts. Devin, a hipster of a moderate degree, is very fond of the Nissan Leaf. He’s proclaimed on numerous occasions that an EV is perfect car for him… Read More

  • AutoTech: Hands-on With The Mini Connected Infotainment System

    http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=lrZ3NlMjqM7CJJj9PV5x5ngX9HG5TeI4&version=2 Mini’s rolling out a slick new in-vehicle system and we recently got a hands-on demo. Mini Connected features much of what you’d expect for a modern infotainment system including a tight integration with iOS devices but there are some nifty new tricks. Everyone wants RSS feeds in their… Read More

  • AutoTech Video: We Drive Elon Musk's Personal Tesla Roadster Sport

    AutoTech Video: We Drive Elon Musk's Personal Tesla Roadster Sport

    http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=U2OG9kMjoPuxSXWmn8G3D11Z9vGSHPFG&version=2 Unlike other automakers, Tesla is headquartered in the hills of Palo Alto next to beautiful rolling hills with lush green scenery and horse crossing signs. As you can imagine, a place like this would have some of the best driving roads in the country. We were slightly disappointed that the man behind… Read More

  • AutoTech Video: A Week In A Prototype Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

    AutoTech Video: A Week In A Prototype Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

    http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=V2Zm1kMjpmx6e4KJQE_-FPG_ZRWwqraE&version=2 The Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf are enjoying lots of free publicity right now. Each of their unique approaches to cleaner mobility has drawn a lot of hype. What about the car that started it all? What’s the next step for the Toyota Prius? Read More

  • AutoTech: 2012 Acura TL Quick Look (Video)

    AutoTech: 2012 Acura TL Quick Look (Video)

    http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=R5ZXViMjovM8DXbzpFe9Z-xT1uh7q4eG&version=2 Whenever a new car comes out, it’s always exciting to see new tech antiquating the old, a breath of fresh air, if you will. The 2012 Acura TL has been refreshed for the model year, with a host of upgrades and further refinements. Unfortunately, few of them were tech. Read More

  • 2011 Infiniti QX56 AutoTech Review

    AutoTech Video Review: Infiniti QX56

    The Infiniti QX56 is the motoring equivalent of a scrumptious wedding cake: big and tall, classy, and oh so delicious. As the embedded video explores, the QX56 is a massive vehicle that knows how to handle itself while presenting the driver with a competent dash cluster and infotainment system The in-vehicle technology isn’t over done. It’s not loaded to the chassis with gadgets… Read More

  • A Week In The High-Tech Hyundai Equus Super Sedan

    A Week In The High-Tech Hyundai Equus Super Sedan

    The Hyundai Equus, pronounced Eh-cuus, is Hyundai’s flagship luxury sedan in South Korea—so popular among the upper-class, that the South Korean President has one. Continuing off the car maker’s recent successes in the states, Hyundai is bringing the Equus here to enjoy sales from the already-brimming full-size luxury segment. This is the first Korean car to compete… Read More