Tests and Features

Tips & Advice: Protect your carWhat is Your Claims History Statement?
This advertorial is brought to you by Groupement des assureurs automobiles (GAA) . You contact a new insurer to find out if you can get a better-priced premium than the one you currently have. The agent you talk to mentions you have three accidents in your file … but what …
First Drives2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel: Extreme in Many Way$3.0/5
After launching a four-door variant and a pickup truck based on the Wrangler , Jeep has found yet another brilliant (?) way to attract customers: a turbo-diesel engine. The Car Guide was invited to Utah to put it to the test, so here are our first impressions... Torque Galore We’re …
First DrivesPolestar 1: A Plug-in Hybrid Shooting Star4.0/5
SAN FRANCISCO, California— Some engineers and designers must have erupted with joy when they were asked to develop Polestar’s first vehicle as a standalone brand, operating under the stewarding of Volvo and China’s Geely. They would have generous resources at their disposal, not to mention the creative freedom to do …
Classic CarsHow Much for This 1951 Ford Country Squire Woody Wagon?
The Ford Country Squire was the Blue Oval’s premium station wagon distinguished primarily by its external woodgrain panels. Unless you’re a fan, you might be surprised that it produced seven generations from the 1950 to 1991 model years. Today, as you know, wagons are nowhere near as popular as they …
First Drives2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe: There is Hope
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina— The BMW 2 Series as we know it, with rear-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, is dead. It’s being replaced with a new architecture featuring a transverse engine and automatic transmission. Sad times for sporty driving enthusiasts. We’ve just put the car to the test in Gran …
First Drives2020 Audi RS Q8: Green Hell’s Fastest SUV
Nürburgring Nordschleife, Germany— Somewhere between the famous Pflanzgarten and Schwalbenschwanz bends, the new Audi RS Q8 goes up in the air as Frank Stippler jumps the rumble strip at the apex of a left turn sitting on a ridge. Strapped to the passenger seat next to him, I’m extremely impressed …
Test Drives2019 Kia Niro EV: An Electric Car Worthy of More Attention4.0/5
Since the launch of the Nissan LEAF in 2011, affordable electric vehicles offering zero range anxiety have become more and more popular. One of them is the Kia Niro EV, the third member of the Niro lineup following the hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Originally launched for the 2017 model …
Spotlight onPolestar 1: We're About to Drive a 619-hp Plug-in Hybrid Marvel
It’s no coincidence that The Car Guide is in San Francisco, California to test drive the all-new Polestar 1. This is the Swedish brand’s first-ever vehicle, a plug-in hybrid grand touring coupe, and it comes from an automaker ( Volvo ) that hopes to bust the traditional car ownership model …
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