Tests and Features

Spotlight on2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: We're Going to Drive it for Real!
This won’t be our usual media drive program, because we’ll be in Lake Tahoe, California, to drive the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon on… the Rubicon Trail! The trail, whose name served as the inspiration for the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, is a 35-km long off-road course that incorporates some of the …
Spotlight onWoodward Dream Cruise: Classic Cars and New Vehicle Reveal
The Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit has become the world's largest one-day automotive event, drawing close to 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars each year. Those stats are according to the organizers, but even if they are a little off, the whole event seems like an unthinkable achievement, considering …
Test Drives2018 Kia Rio: Trying to Turn the Tide4.0/5
The subcompact-car segment in North America is struggling for three reasons. One, SUVs are now the hot item. Two, compact-sized cars cost only a few bucks more a month. Three, gasoline still isn’t expensive enough. A small car such as the redesigned 2018 Kia Rio has a lot going for …
Test Drives2018 Mazda MX-5 RF: Simplify Your Life4.0/5
As I’m writing this, Mazda has already announced an updated version of its little roadster. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 will feature slightly more power from its naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four cylinder. You might imagine then, that reading a review of the 2018 model is irrelevant. Well, not exactly. Because many …
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