Featured Test Drive Reviews Volkswagen 

Asked and Answered: 2018 Volkswagen Passat V6 GT Test Drive

Customers asked for it. Dealers asked for it. Volkswagen listened to them. Then it unveiled the Passat GT concept at Automobility LA, part of the 2016 LA Auto Show. It showed potential buyers and VW dealerships in the U.S. who had been clamoring for a sporty Passat just how such a car would look. Designed and built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the one-off featured more than 20 cosmetic changes that set it apart from production Passats. It had the same basic, sharp lines, but more visual attitude, a lower ride height,…

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Featured Subaru Test Drive Reviews 

Just Right: 2019 Subaru Ascent Limited Test Drive

For Subaru, it doesn’t get any bigger than the Ascent. Literally. With a wheelbase length of 113.8 inches and three rows of seating for up to eight people, it’s the largest vehicle Subaru has ever built. The Ascent is the right vehicle at the right time. Subaru retired its three-row predecessor, the Tribeca, several years ago. That left Subaru loyalists and those new to the brand with a wealth of smaller options, but forced them to turn to other brands for a three-row SUV. The Ascent fills that hole at…

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From the FCA Proving Grounds: What’s New for 2019 Jeep and RAM Models

As human beings, we tend to fear the unknown. If the night before the first day of school was nerve-racking every year when you were a child, it was probably because you didn’t know if you would have any classes with your friends or who your teachers would be. Some horror movies feature a scene in which someone is alone in the dark and terrified about what evil may be surrounding them. Sometimes we also await the unknown. You may not buy a large television right away because you’re waiting…

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Featured Test Drive Reviews Volkswagen 

Big VW in the SW: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SE Test Drive

When my girlfriend Eli and I landed at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, summer was waning. The start of fall was only a few weeks away, but we had managed to fit in a late summer trip to visit her parents and busia (a Polish word for grandmother). Even though we were going to stay at a resort for a couple of nights and visit the shops and restaurants in the Glendale/Phoenix/Scottsdale area, our time in Arizona was going to be a working vacation for me. I had to…

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Featured Mercedes-Benz Test Drive Reviews 

Absolute Stunner: 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 4MATIC Coupe Test Drive

Hype is a double-edged sword. For automakers, excitement over an upcoming model can sell units before they even go into production. It happens in the supercar realm, where a sketch can be enough to get well-heeled buyers to put enormous deposits down on a car they haven’t even seen in the metal. However, if enough people find a particular vehicle doesn’t live up to that hype, that disappointment can tarnish its appeal. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 4MATIC Coupe more than lived up to its hype. I knew the S-Class was…

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