Opinion

How headlights illuminate the road ahead isn’t always so simple. Besides using brighter and more efficient bulbs, many new headlights actively adapt to changing road conditions. Adaptive headlights let drivers see farther, around corners, and past traffic. But how exactly do they work? What Are Adaptive Headlights? Adaptive headlights are headlights that actively respond to
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Some cars are born cool, some cars achieve coolness, and some have coolness thrust upon them. It’s a nebulous thing, shape-shifting with the zeitgeist, yet anchored by perspective and context. Thus, AMC Gremlins, Honda Preludes, and Subaru Brats are quietly bubbling up the coolness index, fueled no doubt by a heavy dose of post-modernist irony
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These are vexing days. As individuals, our No. 1 priority within a sprawling nation of 328 million is to stay safe. That’s the macro picture. On the micro side, here at MotorTrend it means delivering engaging and useful information to our readers—while also understanding that buying a new car is not necessarily atop your to-do
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Yes, we have fun drifting Porsches in Finland and piloting Land Rovers along the western coast of Africa, but there exists another perk of this job you might not expect. Whereas most folks have to spend thousands with a company like Marantz or McIntosh to exercise their audiophile muscles at home, every automaker seems to be trying to get
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As North America’s appetite for sport utility vehicles continues to swell year after year, automakers are responding by making SUVs to fill every nook and cranny of the market. There are now crossovers and SUVs for every occasion—be it large, small, extra-small, off-road, on-road, and even on-track. As a result, picking the one that’s right
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Turbine cars seemed inevitable in 1963, when 50 Chrysler Turbine demonstrators hit the streets. Low parts count, reduced maintenance, and absolute smoothness were the selling points, but by 1979 efficiency and emissions woes scuppered the automotive turbine. Now, micro-turbine range extenders like those in Jaguar’s C-X75 and Mitsubishi’s MI-Tech concepts are beginning to hit the road.
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Much will be written about the Tesla Cybertruck, but we wanted to focus like a laser here, specifically regarding its off-roading credibility. Much of what we know so far is admittedly superficial, and plenty of time will be needed behind the wheel to really know how this truck performs. With that said, at first glance,
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Hard to believe this is our 12th edition of Best Driver’s Car. Some may recall the original concept, Best Handling Car, and all of the sensors, stickers, and other gear we attached to the season’s hottest sports cars, all in the name of determining what makes great-handling cars so great. Over time, we moved to
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