Sometimes on Hot Rod Garage, we work with spotless, classic cars. And sometimes we work with old clunkers we found in a junkyard and fixed up for cheap.
It may be a bit unorganized, even chaotic, but the Arsenal of Democracy is gearing up as the auto industry is scrambling to help health care workers fight a pandemic. Politics and confusion aside, carmakers and suppliers are forming partnerships and retooling idled plants to make masks, respirators, ventilators, and protective gear. Despite the voluntary
Quick stats: Jesse Colin Young, singer/songwriter for the YoungbloodsDaily driver: 2019 Tesla Model X (Jesse’s rating: 10 on a scale of 1 to 10)Other cars: see belowFavorite road trip: Point Reyes to Santa BarbaraCar he learned to drive in: 1950s Mercury MontereyFirst car bought: Plymouth Barracuda While most people his age have long settled into
The Chevrolet Camaro coupe and convertible enter the 2021 model year with minimal changes according to the bow-tie brand’s fleet order guide. The most noteworthy change to the model is the addition of standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility across the line. It joins newly standard wireless charging on higher-end 3LT and 2SS
Hyundai fields five Veloster N race cars in the dramatic first race at Daytona Speedway in pursuit of the 2020 IMSA TCR Championship. #HyundaiRacing …
Innova’s CarScan Pro will excite both professional mechanics and DIY enthusiasts with special reset functions and dealership-level reader procedures.
In Los Angeles, the Petersen Automotive Museum is a go-to destination for us staffers at Automobile, and there isn’t one of us who hasn’t wiled away an afternoon there immersed in all it has to offer. While the museum is understandably closed until at least the end of March, it hasn’t taken long for it
The Kia Soul is an iconic vehicle and it’s all new for the 2020 model year. Learn more about this versatile, spirited, and modern crossover. #MotorTrend #Kia …
You may not know it, but you need a minivan. Join Jonny Lieberman for a complete walkthrough of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica right here. #MotorTrend #Chrysler …
The company email read: “Our vast employee population across a footprint covering most of the globe is working remotely, and will do so for the next two weeks, or more if necessary.” Thud. This whole working home thing due to the coronavirus outbreak is going to take some getting used to here at Casa Reynolds.
Volkswagen packed the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport with an abundance of cool and useful technology. Check out our complete walkthrough here!
You’re tall. You have teenagers who are growing faster than dandelions. They’re broad of shoulder, too. Oh, and you have a Malamute who loves to go bye-byes-in-the-car-car. What kind of SUV should you buy if you have such a big—in the dimensional if not ordinal sense—family? One answer: The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. <!–
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s sportscar-level performance made it the first SUV ever to be invited to MotorTrend’s Best Driver’s Car. Learn more about …
With the first Tesla Model Y deliveries reportedly beginning this month, there’s more and more information about the electric SUV surfacing on the internet. Now, thanks to the officially released owner’s manual, we know the upcoming crossover’s exterior and interior dimensions. Let’s take a look at how in compares with its Model 3 sedan sibling and
Lincoln’s flagship 2020 Lincoln Navigator is a tech-enhanced luxury SUV that stands apart. MotorTrend’s own Scott Evans does a complete walkaround of this …
Alfa Romeo’s attractive and athletic 2020 Giulia is an homage to 110 years of beautiful design and fantastic performance. MotorTrend’s own Scott Evans does a …
What’s a life worth? The answer probably depends on the life in question. Young or old? Related to me or not? Well, relax, this isn’t another robocar-chooses-nuns-or-baby-carriage treatise. It’s a tale of two technologies aimed at saving 300 to 400 lives per year—but at dramatically different costs. The first is the reverse camera, which became
Quick Stats: Trey Wingo, co-host, ESPN Radio’s Golic and WingoDaily Driver: 2017 BMW X5 (Trey’s rating: 8.5 on a scale of 1 to 10)Other cars: see belowFavorite road trip: Connecticut to TexasCar he learned to drive in: late 1970s Toyota SupraFirst car bought: 1986 Jeep Wrangler When Trey Wingo was a kid, having a BMW
Daimler may have invented the automobile, and Ford may have invented the automobile factory, but General Motors invented the modern automobile company. When GM was founded in 1908, there were 253 automakers in the United States, all with entrepreneurs and engineers, dollar-men and dreamers, vying to make their fortunes with a technology that was going
We all make mistakes. Sure your van, crossover SUV, or wagon seemed like a smart purchase decision a few years ago, but now you want a camper. The #VanLife is calling and you’re tired of sending it straight to voice mail. That’s where Egoé steps in with its array of Nestboxes. Ranging in price from
Look, whether you like it or not, our “Safari all the things” movement isn’t going away anytime soon. Porsche 911s of all eras and ambitions are getting the jacked-up, rough-and-ready treatment. Just a few days ago, RUF showed off the Rodeo Concept, a modern take on the theme with strange exposed natural rope and leather-wrapped
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
Audi is inching closer and closer to its Avant station wagon revival in the U.S. The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant is leading the charge (it’ll be joined soon by the new A6 Allroad) and goes on sale this fall with with for the low, low price of—okay, it still is priced well into six figures. But
From the newest model GTs to custom 911s, we’ve reviewed perfect Porsche after perfect Porsche on Head 2 Head. Here’s how some of our favorite models …
A few days ago, we learned about Tesla’s most recent over-the-air (OTA) update to its handling-enhancing Track Mode, called Track Mode V2. But bundled with it were five less-celebrated improvements meant to enhance the driving experience of certain Model 3s, Ss, and Xs when you’re not driving at the limit. Here’s what else you can
The Toyota Land Cruiser-based Lexus LX luxury SUV has been with us for a while now, and it is nearing the end of its current life cycle. That’s too bad, because the big brute is a throwback to 4x4s of yore—it has actual off-road capability, for example—but the LX isn’t done quite yet. In fact, Lexus
“Since he was born, he was wound up, ready to go,” said Richard Childress, NASCAR Cup Series team owner. “He appreciates the sport. He’s grown up in it.” Those words, spoken about driver Austin Dillon in NASCAR ALL IN: Battle for Daytona, the documentary series streaming exclusively on the MotorTrend app that follows three racers
It’s amazing sometimes how two cars with shared underpinnings can have such radically different executions. Unlike its Smart Forfour platform-mate, the Renault Twingo Z.E. doesn’t look like a robotic boxfish. Nor was it conspicuously canceled recently in a major market. It’s instead a charming, newly-electrified variant of a typically French minicar. And while it’ll never
All that grunt allows the Turbo S coupe to rocket to 60 mph in a mere 2.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 205 mph. Meanwhile, the open-topped Turbo S Cabriolet needs just 0.1 second longer to hit the mile-a-minute mark and sees no reduction in top speed. And those are Porsche’s estimates, which-usually-prove