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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
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Flex Time • Our new test aims to measure off-roaders’ suspension articulation.
The Taxman Changeth • New provisions for EVs and plug-in hybrids don’t incentivize purchases so much as promote domestic production.
All Hail the Foaminator • From bumper blaster to banana foamer, an automatic carwash is a drive-through Rube Goldberg machine.
Make EVs Weirder • To compensate for their distressingly matchy-matchy power delivery, electric vehicles need to get creative in other ways.
Challenge Accepted • It seemed somehow preordained that the Dodge Challenger would play a significant role in my automotive enthusiasm.
8 THE HARD WAY THE HARD WAY • CHEVROLET PLACES AN 8500-RPM BET WITH THE 2023 CORVETTE Z06 AND ITS NEW LT6 V-8.
EXTREMIST • THE HARDEST-CORE Z06 IS MULTIDIMENSIONALLY
THE LUXE LIFE • THE MERCEDES-BENZ S500, THE LEXUS LS500, AND THE ALL-NEW GENESIS G90 PROVE THE TRADITIONAL LUXURY SEDAN IS FAR FROM DEAD. BUT WHICH OF THESE CRUISE SHIPS IS THE ONE YOU WANT TO SAIL AWAY IN?
I LOVE WHAT YOU DO FOR ME, TOYOTA GR COROLLA!
CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY Z51 • LIFE WITH AN AMERICAN ICON.
SYMPATHY for the DEALER • NEW-CAR DEALERS JUST CLOCKED THEIR BEST YEAR EVER, AND YET THEIR FUTURE HAS NEVER LOOKED SHAKIER.
THE RUNDOWN • An expert look at the newest and most important vehicles this month.
Generation Gap • Just when the Subaru WRX starts acting all grown-up, along comes the upstart Hyundai Elantra N full of youthful attitude.
Connection Restored • Highs: V-8 rumble, aggressive handling, supple ride. Lows: Hard to see out of, some misaligned interior bits, tiny trunk.
WONDER TWINS, ACTIVATE!
Uneasy E • The electric equivalent of the E-class is less than compelling.
Shape of Things to Come • Mazda’s new CX-60 provides an early glimpse of the brand’s upscale SUVs.
A Lack of S Appeal • Highs: Well packaged, economical, snazzy virtual cockpit. Lows: Disappointing interior plastics, lifeless steering, unsporting chassis.
Bauhaus Mover • Highs: Looks like money inside and out, effortless thrust of the turbo V-8, still does Land Rover things. Lows: Genteel rather than sporty road manners, not the best transport for bulky items, sixfigure starting price is merely a launching point.
1995–99 WHAT TO BUY: BMW M3