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Backfires: • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
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TWENTY QUESTIONS FOR 2020 • ARE YOU INTO CARS BUT NOT INTO CARS LIKE WE ARE? THESE 20 QUESTIONS CAN HELP. SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDE IMPROVED COMPREHENSION AND MODERATE ENNUI.
DeeP RooTS, LoNG SHadoWS • Four sports cars with a past loom large among the giants in Sequoia National Park.
ELECTRIC FATHER LAND • Porsche’s 2020 Taycan electric has its sights set on Tesla.
New Faces of Automotive Enthusiasm
Hide and Sleek TESTED • Cadillac’s new three-row XT6 crossover shares parts with Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC models—not that you’d ever realize it.
SPF 40i TESTED • BMW’s 2020 Z4 M40i is basically a Toyota Supra for sun worshipers.
Return of the Bling FIRST DRIVE • Lincoln’s Aviator brings back American luxury with size, power, and presence.
ATLAS SHRUNKED FIRST DRIVE • VW takes a little off the back of its three-row ute to make the Atlas Cross Sport five-seater.
Gradual Evolution FIRST DRIVE • This Subaru Outback has more powerful engines, new tech, and, of course, all-wheel drive. But it’s still an Outback.
Dead Man Sprinting TESTED • With production slated to end in January, the Cadillac CT6-V is a dying host for a new 550-hp overhead-cam V-8.
SPORTING HEART, CORPORATE SOUL TESTED • Audi’s Q3 borrows from VW’s parts bin, but you’d never know by looking at it.
From Fleet to Splenda Sweet TESTED • The all-new Nissan Versa is more than just cheap.
New Cars for 2020 • As we stand here at the precipice of what may prove to be the roaring ’20s, we invite you to dive into our compilation of next year’s new cars, trucks, and SUVs. Jump in, the water’s warm. Suspiciously warm.
Trust …V1 earns it one ambush at a time.
What to Fix: Fiat Edition • We can’t solve our own problems, so what makes us think we can fix an automaker’s? Hubris, that’s what. From the armchair of John Pearley Huffman