FirstDrive Archive

  • Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Videos, Dodge, First Drives, New Car Reviews

Darrell Waltrip once said, "If the lion didn't bite the tamer every once in a while, it wouldn't be exciting." The sentiment behind that aphorism is causing my adrenal gland...

    2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat [w/videos]

    Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Videos, Dodge, First Drives, New Car Reviews Darrell Waltrip once said, "If the lion didn't bite the tamer every once in a while, it wouldn't be exciting." The sentiment behind that aphorism is causing my adrenal gland...

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  • Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Videos, Dodge, First Drives, New Car Reviews

Darrell Waltrip once said, "If the lion didn't bite the tamer every once in a while, it wouldn't be exciting." The sentiment behind that aphorism is causing my adrenal gland...

    2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat [w/videos]

    Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Videos, Dodge, First Drives, New Car Reviews Darrell Waltrip once said, "If the lion didn't bite the tamer every once in a while, it wouldn't be exciting." The sentiment behind that aphorism is causing my adrenal gland...

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  • Filed under: Hybrid, Hatchback, Audi, First Drives, Electric

Over the years, we've had a chance to test a lot of Audi E-Tron vehicles, from very early all-electric prototypes (back then we only got to sit in the passenger seat) to the A6 L E-Tron PHEV...

    2015 Audi A3 E-Tron [w/video]

    Filed under: Hybrid, Hatchback, Audi, First Drives, Electric Over the years, we've had a chance to test a lot of Audi E-Tron vehicles, from very early all-electric prototypes (back then we only got to sit in the passenger seat) to the A6 L E-Tron PHEV...

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  • Filed under: Sedan, Hyundai, First Drives, New Car Reviews

Completely redesigning a vehicle competing in a fiercely contested segment requires delicately balancing styling, performance, safety, efficiency, innovation, passenger comfort and pricing, wh...

    2015 Hyundai Sonata

    Filed under: Sedan, Hyundai, First Drives, New Car Reviews Completely redesigning a vehicle competing in a fiercely contested segment requires delicately balancing styling, performance, safety, efficiency, innovation, passenger comfort and pricing, wh...

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  • Filed under: Performance, Wagon, Jaguar, First Drives, Luxury

We'd consider giving up vital organs for the opportunity to drive any number of vehicles on the Nürburgring: supercars, racecars, track cars, even hot hatches... but a station wagon? T...

    2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake

    Filed under: Performance, Wagon, Jaguar, First Drives, Luxury We'd consider giving up vital organs for the opportunity to drive any number of vehicles on the Nürburgring: supercars, racecars, track cars, even hot hatches... but a station wagon? T...

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  • Filed under: Minivan/Van, Truck, Work, Ford, First Drives, Diesel

As a segment, fullsize vans are stealth-fighter invisible on most consumers' radar. Visit a dealership for any of the four brands that offer them and you'll be lucky to find even one on...

    2015 Ford Transit

    Filed under: Minivan/Van, Truck, Work, Ford, First Drives, Diesel As a segment, fullsize vans are stealth-fighter invisible on most consumers' radar. Visit a dealership for any of the four brands that offer them and you'll be lucky to find even one on...

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  • Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Ferrari, First Drives, Luxury

I'll never forget the day I bought my very first Ferrari. It was a bright-red F40, I'd saved up for it for what felt like an eternity and I couldn't wait to get home so I could park ...

    2015 Ferrari California T [w/video]

    Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Ferrari, First Drives, Luxury I'll never forget the day I bought my very first Ferrari. It was a bright-red F40, I'd saved up for it for what felt like an eternity and I couldn't wait to get home so I could park ...

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  • Filed under: Performance, Hatchback, Volkswagen, First Drives

The whine of the turbocharger. The gentle whoosh of the hatchback's hydraulic lift supports. The mechanical ratcheting and clack of the parking brake. The growling exhaust note with that oc...

    2015 Volkswagen GTI

    Filed under: Performance, Hatchback, Volkswagen, First Drives The whine of the turbocharger. The gentle whoosh of the hatchback's hydraulic lift supports. The mechanical ratcheting and clack of the parking brake. The growling exhaust note with that oc...

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  • Filed under: Sedan, Subaru, First Drives

Subaru has a problem on its six-starred hands, but you wouldn't know it at first glance. Sales are up; in fact, the Japanese automaker has recorded 28-straight months of increased sales in the United States, le...

    2015 Subaru Legacy

    Filed under: Sedan, Subaru, First Drives Subaru has a problem on its six-starred hands, but you wouldn't know it at first glance. Sales are up; in fact, the Japanese automaker has recorded 28-straight months of increased sales in the United States, le...

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  • Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Wagon, Videos, Volvo, First Drives, Luxury

Polestar Performance has been around since 1996, but until recently, it only did two things: manage Volvo motorsports operations and run a specialist consumer-facing side that...

    2015.5 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar [w/video]

    Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Wagon, Videos, Volvo, First Drives, Luxury Polestar Performance has been around since 1996, but until recently, it only did two things: manage Volvo motorsports operations and run a specialist consumer-facing side that...

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  • Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Videos, BMW, First Drives, Electric, Luxury

The most important thing to keep in mind while driving BMW's all-new i8 is that it's not a product of the company's vaunted M division.

Sleek sports-coupe design, ca...

    2015 BMW i8 [w/video]

    Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Videos, BMW, First Drives, Electric, Luxury The most important thing to keep in mind while driving BMW's all-new i8 is that it's not a product of the company's vaunted M division. Sleek sports-coupe design, ca...

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  • Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, First Drives, McLaren

It seems like only yesterday that we enjoyed a mad dash in McLaren's wild P1 hybrid wallet-breaker. Now here we are, already back with the Brits, this time in on the great roads of so...

    2015 McLaren 650S Spider [w/video]

    Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, First Drives, McLaren It seems like only yesterday that we enjoyed a mad dash in McLaren's wild P1 hybrid wallet-breaker. Now here we are, already back with the Brits, this time in on the great roads of so...

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