car reviews

  • A Week In The Gigantic Infiniti QX56 SUV Mobile Tech Wonderland

    A Week In The Gigantic Infiniti QX56 SUV Mobile Tech Wonderland


    First impression? The 2011 Infiniti QX56 is a monster. Like really big. I grew up in a world of Tahoes and Suburbans, but this Infiniti QX56 feels the size of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle — with a fancy plush interior of course. I’m not entirely sure why the civilized world needs such a large vehicle just to move snotty kids around town but I like it. In fact, out of all the… Read More

  • Video Review: 2011 Scion xB

    Video Review: 2011 Scion xB

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  • 2011 Scion xB Tech: Light On Substance

    2011 Scion xB Tech: Light On Substance

    The Scion xB is a car for young people, so it better have the tech to match. Electronics in a car can be a beautiful thing – when done right. We got a fully equipped Scion xB for the week and checked the gear. The xB is one of those boxy-looking cars that can be customized with a slew of accessories from the factory. From a $449 XM radio receiver to a $290 illuminated doorsill, the… Read More

  • A Week In A Factory-Customized $27k Scion xB

    A Week In A Factory-Customized $27k Scion xB

    A Scion xB just found our driveway. I know what you’re thinking: it’s a boy-racer box-car. Well, you’d be right, but from first impression it’s actually pretty fun to drive. There isn’t much digitalism going on in the cabin — other than some LCD gauges, Bluetooth calling, touchscreen Alpine radio with XM, and selectable ambient lighting. But everything it… Read More

  • Video Review: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. The BMW M3 Contender.

    Video Review: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. The BMW M3 Contender.






    It’s not easy to get over the fact that the Germans have dominated the high-performance luxury car segment year after year. So, when I got hold of the Cadillac CTS-V coupe, I knew that it would be hard to be a fair judge. This car would really have to blow my socks off if it had any shot of taking out the M3; my experiences with GM vehicles haven’t always been positive. But… Read More

  • The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe: First Look At Motown's High-tech Rocket

    The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe: First Look At Motown's High-tech Rocket


    This is the car Batman drives just for kicks. Forget the Tumbler, the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is where the real fun can be had. 556HP and 551 lb-ft of torque from a supercharged V8 and a robust navigation, hard drive-based media system complete with a pounding Bose system? Yessir, Mr. Wayne. Your ride is ready. Read More

  • Review: 2010 Range Rover Supercharged

    Review: 2010 Range Rover Supercharged

    The Range Rover is an icon, perched above its peers as the sexiest offroad/onroad SUV on the planet. But does the performance match its looks? We were handed a 2010 Range Rover Supercharged to put to the test for an entire week. During that time we enjoyed off-road trails and river fording, rallying around old farm paths and even traversing an autocross course. We’ve already covered… Read More

  • The Gadgetry Inside the 2010 Range Rover Supercharged: Sadly Disappointing [Video]

    The Gadgetry Inside the 2010 Range Rover Supercharged: Sadly Disappointing [Video]






    Let’s take a look at the 2010 Range Rover Supercharged infotainments systems because after all, shopping for in-vehicle technology is just about as important as feeling out the powertrain and suspension. Often these creature comforts can make or break a vehicle. But not the Range Rover Supercharged. Nope. Even though the infotainment stack is antiquated and the LCD dash cluster… Read More

  • A Week In The $100k 2010 Range Rover Supercharged

    A Week In The $100k 2010 Range Rover Supercharged

    The Range Rover is an iconic statement whether it’s cruising a city or traversing some wild land. It’s big, bold, and boisterous — just the way it should be. The 2010 (and half) Range Rover Supercharged maintains that high-brow pedigree but adds a bunch of gadgetry to the mix. It’s that technology that we’re here for. Sure, the Range Rover Supercharged can tackle… Read More