First Drives

First Drives2023 Honda HR-V: Improved But Not Groundbreaking3.5/5
The Honda HR-V originally debuted in 2016 as a smaller and cheaper alternative to the immensely popular CR-V and one of the first subcompact crossovers on the market. Anyone who has ever stepped inside knows that it’s way more spacious than its diminutive footprint suggests. Honda has made a few …
First Drives2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE: All Electric. All AMG.5.0/5
The idea of a high-performance fully electric vehicle is not lost on me. I get the idea. I get the logic behind it. Having a battery-powered vehicle means instant power (it really does). There is zero lag, zero wait time for that burst of intensity to build. It is either …
First Drives2023 Cadillac Lyriq : A Convincing First Attempt4.5/5
After more or less successful attempts at electrification with the Escalade hybrid and the ELR, Cadillac is diving headfirst into the 100% electric business with the Lyriq. Earlier this spring, we had the chance to see it up close at the Montreal Electric Vehicle Show. This time around, The Car …
First Drives2023 Mercedes-AMG C 43: Drive it like Hamilton4.5/5
Ah, the Germans. Stoic, organized, slightly strict, and oh-so talented when it comes to engineering their automobiles. And as the Mercedes-Benz engineers explained the all-new technology featured in the 2023 Mercedes-AMG C 43, that was never more apparent. The C-Class, now in its fifth generation, was initially introduced as a …
First Drives2023 Electrified Genesis G80: Smooth Current4.0/5
The Genesis G80 is in a class of its own. It reminds us of that appetite North Americans once had for mid-size luxury sedans that emphasized on comfort, image and overall driving experience rather than versatility and sheer performance. Like all automakers, Genesis is facing the great challenge of electrification …
First Drives2022 Subaru WRX: Who Needs the STI?4.5/5
Subaru shocked the whole world this past winter when it said the WRX STI would not return . Despite the outgoing generation’s decent sales and all the hype about what the next one could bring to the table, the company pulled the plug. If there’s ever a new STI, it …
First Drives2023 BMW iX M60: A New Dimension of M4.0/5
BMW ’s transition to fully electric vehicles is a highly calculated one. I mean, when you’ve built your reputation on fantastic gasolines engines such as the TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder, it’s not easy to please EV enthusiasts and traditional gearheads at the same time. For BMW M, the 50-year-old motorsport …
First Drives2023 Genesis GV60: Sleek Looks, Scary Price
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear right away: the all-new 2023 Genesis GV60 is not cheap. The base Advanced and top-line Performance models start at $71,000 and $79,000, respectively. You know what that means, of course. Genesis ’ first-ever electric vehicle is not eligible to any EV rebates from the …
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