2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo vs. sporty hatchbacks and coupes: How they compare on paper

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is completely new for its second generation, and it will be hitting dealers soon. And in Veloster Turbo form, it promises to be an interesting entry in the highly competitive affordable sporty car segment, one mostly populated by hot hatchbacks such as itself. The question of course is, can it stand […]

Joining the A-Team: Acura MDX Adds Sporty A-Spec Trim for 2019

– Acura is expanding its sporty A-Spec trim to its MDX mid-size crossover SUV. The 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec toughens the appearance of the MDX courtesy of 20-inch gray-painted wheels, more aggressively styled front and rear fascias, body-colored side sills, a pair of big exhaust tips, blacked-out headlights and taillights, and heavy use of dark […]

2018 Cadillac CT6 In-Depth Review: A Luxury Shell with a Sporty Center

– The sleek and sporty CT6 is the crown jewel of Cadillac’s lineup. Despite being smaller and cheaper than flagships from BMW and Mercedes, its halo status compels a comparison with those well-established rivals. Ultimately, the Caddy lacks their superior craftsmanship and mighty powertrains—reclaiming the company’s Standard of the World slogan will require more. Still, […]

2020 Ford Explorer ST: A Sporty Explorer, Likely with Rear-Wheel Drive

– What It Is: The sportiest variant of the next-generation version of the Ford Explorer. Don’t be surprised if the Explorer’s engineers opt to return to model’s pre-2011 longitudinal layout, sending power to the rear axle in two-wheel-drive form, while all-wheel drive will remain available throughout the model line. READ MORE ›› –

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driven: Sporty Looking, Not Sporty Driving

– Mitsubishi has a plan to break out of its current austerity mode, during which the brand’s occasional sparks of edgy design and performance-oriented engineering have remained in a deep slumber. The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the first fruit of that effort, and it’s intended to signal a course correction toward a more compelling […]