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2022 Honda Civic Sedan First Look: Small Car Royalty, Redesigned

This is it, Honda fans: Here’s your first official look at the all-new 2022 Honda Civic sedan. In place of the industry-standard teaser that features a backlit silhouette or just a slice of the headlight framed against inky darkness, Honda bucks the trend with a full front three-quarter glimpse of its newest bread-and-butter compact sedan. Keen Honda enthusiasts know this isn’t really our first look at the new 11th-generation sedan. The lovely dark orange 2022 Honda Civic Sedan Prototype shown at the end of last year (and which is pictured below and in the gallery) gave us an eyeful of what to expect from the Civic’s sheetmetal; a sketched rendering is all we got regarding the small car’s cockpit design, however. That said, Honda was careful to bill the prototype as...

1969 Icon BR Ford Bronco New School First Drive: Icon Builds The Bronco Ford Won’t

It’s the wheels and tires that really give it away. Even the casual car fan will recognize they’re not even close to original. Serious car fans will notice a bunch of other tells, like the modern LED headlights, the blocky painted steel bumpers, and the “Icon” badging in place of the iconic Ford lettering and Bronco badge on the grille and fenders. It takes a serious Ford Bronco fan to notice the front turn signals are the wrong shape, the spare tire is on the wrong side, and all the chrome is gone. Spotting all of Icon CEO and chief designer Jonathan Ward’s changes is half the fun of an Icon vehicle. Even when he isn’t trying to be particularly subtle, his style tends toward enhancing the original design, not throwing it out. When it comes to the Icon B...

“F9” Looks as Fast and Furious as Ever in Latest Full-Length Trailer

If fast cars, big stars, and plentiful explosions are what draw you into the Fast and Furious films, then you’re going to love the trailer for the latest film in the long-running franchise. Known simply as F9, the movie looks as explosive as ever, with Dodge Chargers jumping off cliffs, fighter jets, and even a rocket-powered Pontiac Fiero. See all 60 photos Yes, the “family” is back together. Only this time with more of Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) biological family members: notably his son, Brian, and his brother, Jakob (John Cena), who’s also the villain in the film. This second trailer follows the first official preview by over a year, thanks to the COVID-related delay in F9’s theater release. Originally delayed until April 2, 2021, the film&#...

2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron and Q4 E-Tron Sportback First Look: More Model Y Alternatives

It isn’t enough to just build an electric car anymore. As an automaker keen on satisfying greenies, you must commit to sustainability. That means low-emission/carbon-neutral factories, sustainable material choices, and leveraging renewable energy. Audi’s all-new, fully electric Q4 E-Tron electric crossover (and its fastback Sportback counterpart) checks all three boxes and then some. This isn’t just another EV from Audi—it’s a mission statement. The Q4 E-Tron kicks off Audi’s ushering in of a new era for itself, and it’s the company’s latest stab at an EV for the masses. Audi’s previous two E-Trons were an expensive midsize-ish SUV and a Porsche-based super sedan, the E-Tron GT. The smaller Q4 brings lessons from those E-Trons to the com...

What Is Ford Co-Pilot360? And Which SUVs, Cars, and Trucks Have the Safety Tech?

The automaker that implemented mass production and affordable cars over 100 years ago is now making modern driver-assist features more accessible. Ford offers the Co-Pilot360 active safety suite in some form on almost every model it sells. (Ford GT drivers miss out, but something tells us they won’t mind.) Read on for all the details on Ford Co-Pilot360. Ford Co-Pilot360 Features Ford offers all the active safety features you’d expect in a modern vehicle. That starts with Pre-Collision Assist (also called forward collision warning) and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). If the car is rapidly approaching a vehicle or pedestrian ahead to the point where sensors detect an impending collision, the system will issue an audiovisual warning before engaging the brakes if the driver doe...

2021.5 Nissan GT-R NISMO Special Edition First Look: Need Mo’ NISMO?

Nissan’s latest take on its GT-R sports car comes in the form of the NISMO Special Edition. The limited-run model, which is due to arrive in the United States this fall, straddles the line between the 2021 and 2022 model years, which is why the Japanese brand instead intends to market and sell this car on our shores as a 2021.5 model.  Model year semantics aside, buyers of this extra-special GT-R are due for a real treat. Well, visually at least. Although the GT-R NISMO Special Edition maintains the GT-R NISMO‘s 600-hp twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6, six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and all-wheel-drive system, it does offer trim-exclusive styling details including a coat of Stealth Gray paint, RAYS-sourced 20-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels with red accents...

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Manual First Test: Don’t Call It Hot

Toyota Corolla Full Overview Hot hatchbacks get all the love. Rightfully so; hot hatches such as the venerable Volkswagen Golf GTI and Honda Civic Type R can deliver enthusiasts a driving experience that rivals “proper” sports cars, without sacrificing the usable versatility of a roomy hatchback. The GTI and Type R are excellent vehicles, but plenty of drivers are better served by a less expensive, more efficient hatch that offers both a comfortable ride and a fun driving experience. Enter the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. Not a hot hatch, a warm hatch. It rocks an available six-speed manual transmission (with a detail even Porsche doesn’t get right) and is only offered with the Corolla’s gutsier four-cylinder, plus a reasonable cargo area and styling like a retro-...

2020 Mazda 3 Hatchback Yearlong Review: The Verdict

Mazda Mazda3 Full Overview What a difference a year makes. We’ll admit that some of us struggled to immediately embrace the fourth-generation Mazda 3, which marked the automaker’s pivot from its sporty image to a viable alternative to established luxury brands. But after 14 months and 19,283 miles with our 2020 Mazda 3 hatchback, we close its logbook filled with more praise than criticism. Our Mazda 3 hatchback and its striking Polymetal Gray Metallic paint brought a lot of style to the MT garage, which is key for an automaker that wants to be considered among luxury shoppers. A few staffers didn’t fully embrace the 3’s thick, unique-looking C-pillar, but overall the hatch’s sheetmetal is curvaceous, cohesive, and handsome enough to peel eyeballs away from est...

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Leaves Car Event, Immediately Tips Over Chevy Silverado

At a Cars and Coffee meet in Loveland, Colorado, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat driver decided to let loose the full power of the car’s supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. What happens next won’t surprise most car enthusiasts. Maybe a few hundred feet from where the driver opens up the throttle, the rear tires lose traction and the Challenger SRT Hellcat lurches to the left—right into the side of an unsuspecting Chevrolet Silverado 1500 passing by. The truck is pushed off the road, digs in, and flips over, eventually landing on its roof, gently teetering fore and aft. You can see it all unfold in the video above, which also is making the rounds on social media. Luckily, no one was seriously injured as a result of the accident. A local news outlet, the Loveland Reporter-Herald reported...

Essentially Brand-New 1983 Volkswagen Beetle from Mexico Asks Fifty Grand

Only on Craigslist can you find a pile of junk for free, a lost and found advertisement for a cat named “Taco,” an apartment rental, and a haiku discussion forum. Often the place of strange listings, Craigslist also is where a 1983 Volkswagen Beetle with only 122 miles on the odometer is currently listed for sale. According to the listing, the Mexican VW Beetle is in superb condition, complete, and original—so much so that the seats still have the factory plastic coverings. Also included in the sale are the owner’s manuals, tool kit, a full-size spare, temporary registration, and two sets of keys. The asking price for this Craigslist hidden gem is a not-insignificant $49,975. See all 15 photos The car was first purchased brand new at a dealership in Tijuana, Mexico, ...

Hyundai Heritage Series Pony First Look: The 1980s Hatch Remastered

Grab a saddle, because Hyundai’s got a Pony that’s just begging for a ride. The company’s Heritage Series Pony is a chic and contemporary take on its first foray into the automotive space. This Pony hatchback, though, is more than just a restomod with a modern electric heart—it’s also a piece of art. Yes, Heritage Series Pony is but one piece in a larger exhibition called “Reflections in Motion,” which is currently on display within the walls of Hyundai Motor Studio Busan in South Korea. While the exhibit features multiple works, its limelight seems to shine brightest on the ’80s-tastic Heritage Series Pony. See all 28 photos After all, what’s not to love about this small electric hatchback that combines classic styling with trendy design det...

How Does the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV Compare to an H2?

Hummers are big, right? Duh, you’re thinking, that’s not news. Always were, always will be. It’s not, and you’re right: the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV is a big, big vehicle—just like its unabashedly, proudly oversized predecessor, the 2003-2009 Hummer H2. Debuting just a few years after the first-generation Toyota Prius, the first non-military Hummer was a lightning rod for controversy, as its size (and more importantly, thirst) were outsized. The GMC Hummer (mostly) sidesteps the latter issue with a fully electric powertrain, but it’s still a massive brick of a machine. Comparisons will be made—by us, right now. And the results, if you haven’t already examined the dimensions section of the spec sheets, might surprise you. See all 123 photos While vehicles h...