2022 Chevrolet Bolt

The Chevrolet Bolt compact electric hatchback impressed us so much when it first hit the market, we named it the 2017 MotorTrend Car of the Year. It was bold and fresh, ushering in a new era of fun electric cars that made sense as everyday drivers. For the 2022 model year, Chevy gave the BoltContinue Reading

2022 Audi E-Tron GT

Ah, to be young! Established automakers like Audi or Mercedes-Benz likely look upon the Rivians and Lucids of the world with a sense of envy—oh, what can be done if starting from scratch. But with storied legacies to maintain, you’re left with the sense some brands are entering the electric era cautiously.Continue Reading

2022 Porsche Panamera

Is there a future for the Porsche Panamera beyond its current generation? With sales of the brand’s original four-door sedan lagging as consumers gobble up the similarly shaped, all-electric Star Award-winning Taycan – which through October had outsold every other vehicle in the lineup sans Macan and Cayenne – it’s a fair question. But in the hereContinue Reading

2022 Kia Rio

Surviving another year, the 2022 Kia Rio is better than you’d expect of a subcompact. While others have abandoned the segment entirely, Kia continues to support entry-level buyers who don’t want the larger Forte sedan. For the 2022 model year, the Rio returns mostly unchanged and continues to be offered as aContinue Reading

2022 Kia Carnival

“Where are the other ones?!” This frequent refrain from our judges cut to the core of why the all-new Kia Carnival wasn’t a 2022 Car of the Year finalist. Blame our organizing committee: The only version we requested was a loaded, top-shelf SX Prestige model with the unremovable but fabulous VIP second-rowContinue Reading

2022 Kia Stinger GT

When Kia brought the Stinger five-passenger sport sedan to compete for the 2018 MotorTrend Car of the Year award, we were delighted with its capability, but the lineup suffered from an underpowered base engine. The Stinger is back to address that complaint with a new 2.5-liter I-4 that puts out 300 hp and 311Continue Reading

2022 Lexus IS500 F Sport Performance

The newest Lexus IS sport sedan punches an eight-cylinder peg through a six-cylinder hole with predictably polarizing results. Essentially an IS350 F Sport with a 472-hp naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8, the IS500 F Sport Performance is a throwback to when turbocharged engines didn’t yet dominate the premium sport sedan space. The powerfulContinue Reading

2022 Honda Passport Trailsport

Honda has taken the wraps off the facelifted 2022 Passport, including a new TrailSport trim that offers more aggressive looks and enhanced off-road abilities … but without the enhanced off-road abilities. Confused? Yeah, us too. Bear with us and we’ll try to straighten it out. Read More By Aaron Gold –Continue Reading

2022 Kia Carnival EX

The mid-level Carnival EX has its charms, and it all comes at a solid price. After falling out of favor in the early 2000s, minivans are finally in vogue again. All right, not really—just checking to make sure you’re paying attention. But as long as these workhorses continue to offer muchContinue Reading

2022 BMW X3

The popular BMW X3 has been refreshed for the 2022 model year, featuring new designs and a raft of new standard content. The line’s plug-in hybrid goes the way of the dodo, but BMW adds a mild hybrid system in the M40i AWD. In BMW’s large lineup of SUVs, theContinue Reading