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2019 Ram 1500 eTorque first drive review: The hybrid pickup truck you can (and should) drive

2019 Ram 1500 Laramie LonghornLate on a weekend night in the 1970s, Woodward Avenue in Detroit thrummed with the roar of V-8 engines and bias-ply rubber wailed as it roasted on the pavement. Today’s Detroit is not 1975’s Detroit, especially on a cold January morning. Mopar now speaks with an Italian accent. Traffic flows alongside a brightly colored commuter train...

2019 BMW M4

2019 BMW M4Egos: Check yourselves before stepping foot in the 2019 BMW M4. The two-door coupe or convertible is humbling in its speed and price. The M4 carries the banner on from the two-door M3 coupes that helped make BMW legendary, but the M4 is the most savage version of the breed. It’s quick and precise, with potential for speed that leaves little...

IIHS: 2019 Ram 1500 aces crash tests but has subpar headlights

2019 Ram 1500 crash test, via IIHSThe 2019 Ram 1500 aced the IIHS' slew of crash tests but missed out on its top award due to headlights that don't provide good coverage at night. The IIHS found that the new Ram scored "Good" ratings in each of the instrumented six tests it administers including small-overlap front, moderate-overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints...

2019 Porsche 911

2019 Porsche 911There’s a new version on the way soon, but the 2019 Porsche 911 is here to bide time and burn money. This year is the last of the 991 generation, the 992-generation 911 is due later this year. For its last year, the 2019 911 earns a 7.0 on our overall scale, which is very high for a (mostly) six-figure car with two usable seats. (Read more...

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class preview

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA ClassThe 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has some work to do to stand out in the German automaker’s showrooms. Its predecessor got by on its looks and its low price. The 2020 CLA250 has a new baby sibling in a new 2019 A-Class that’s not as pretty but may have more rational appeal to some buyers. Then again, the CLA250’s dramatic...