As the name implies, Land Rovers are like yachts for the land: roomy, opulent and expensive to own. JD Power gave Land Rover a concerning 2 out of 5 in initial quality, so if their offerings trail the competition in dependability and build, why are sales surging?
I sank into the low-slung cockpit of the Toyota 86 expecting an athletic, but timid, coupe. After all, it starts below $27k and boasts only 205 horsepower, or just two more than a base Camry.
Crossovers are the auto-tuned pop music of the automotive world: engineered for mass-market appeal and offensive to purists.
I recently reviewed a 2018 Infiniti QX80, a luxury SUV roughly the size of Iceland featuring power everything, rear TVs, and more leather than a Texas rodeo.
My previous favorite 7-seater, the Mazda CX-9, was nearly perfect, but lacked cargo space and acceleration. With a 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds and nearly 100 cubic feet of space, the Traverse doesn’t make these concessions.
Long have the Miata, Mustang, M3, 911, and Corvette occupied the pantheon of iconic performance cars, giggling and sipping champagne. In 2018, however, a newcomer has buzzed in to ruin the picnic.