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Lotus Operandi • As always, the tiny British carmaker has ambitious plans, but a major investment from Chinese giant Geely means this time they might happen.
Missed Signals • Is your car actively helping you drive? The answer isn’t as clear as it needs to be.
When Animals Attack … or Snack • Insurance claims can get wild, with a whole zoo of creatures out there ready to jump, fly, or chomp their way into your car.
Bright Idea • NHTSA recognizes that lights can be more sophisticated than simple high-and low-beams, which may mean that adaptive headlights can finally be switched on.
Sound Opinions • All the audiophile brand snobbery in the world can’t match the joy of stripping wires and skinning knuckles in pursuit of a boomin’ system.
MMMBop Appreciation • On a Southern road trip, Scherr gains a late-blooming understanding of what made the BMW M5 such a driver’s darling.
GOING NOWHERE FAST • PORSCHE’S FAMOUS GT DIVISION CREATED THE 718 CAYMAN GT4 RS, SO WE NATURALLY PIT IT AGAINST ONE OF SOCAL’S FINEST DEAD-END ROADS. MORE EVIDENCE THAT IT ISN’T THE DESTINATION, IT’S THE JOURNEY.
GRÜN WITH ENVY • IT MAY SHARE AN ENGINE WITH THE GT4 RS, BUT A MANUAL GT3 IS PROOF THAT GETTING INVOLVED IS BETTER THAN WORSHIPING NUMBERS.
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Challenging the Establishment • GENESIS’S NEW LUXURY COMPACT CROSSOVER, THE GV70, MADE A BOLD ENTRANCE. NOW IT FACES OFF AGAINST SEGMENT LEADERS FROM BMW AND LEXUS.
Work Shift • The automotive industry is facing a new battery-powered world. How fast is it coming, and how will it affect the engineers of today and tomorrow?
BUYING CULTURE • DOES THE FORD MAVERICK, WITH ITS BARGAIN PRICE AND THRIFTY FUEL ECONOMY, MAKE THE SMALL CAR OBSOLETE? WE FIRE UP A 2022 HONDA CIVIC SPORT AND HEAD TO COSTCO TO FIND OUT.
40K — 2019 — Tesla Model 3 • Long-Term Test After tracking every CHARGE, service, problem, complaint, dent, and dog hair, car and driver presents the 40,000-mile Evaluation.
The Electric Factory • OPERATING COSTS FOR 40,000 MILES
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2022 Ram 1500 TRX
2022 BMW M3
Closing Time • Highs: The joy of devouring corners, steering sharpness, 94 decibels of V-6 song. Lows: No quicker than before, yawninducing Normal mode, big-and-tall shoppers may find it tight.
Turning Over • More than a decade after the original Leaf, Nissan rolls out its second EV.
Great Aspirations • The Acura MDX Type S’s turbocharged 355-hp V-6 makes it a contender in the luxury-crossover segment.
Sartorial Utility Vehicle • Highs: Red-carpet-level glamour inside, smooth and silent ride, pin-you-to-the-seat acceleration. Lows: All that grille with nowhere to go, funky-shaped steering wheel.
EV Meets ORV • With the new Solterra, Subaru brings some off-road cred to the mainstream-EV segment.
LAST SHOT AT LOVE?
Dear Buick • Highs: Spacious cabin, supple ride, highway serenity Lows: Mistakes blandness for luxury, high price of Avenir trim.
The Big Glide • Updates to Lincoln’s flagship SUV allow the Navigator to navigate...