Tesla recalls 54,000 cars over autonomous ‘rolling stop’ function

Tesla will recall 54,000 electric cars in order to disable a self-driving feature that prevents them from coming to a full stop at intersections with stop signs. The Teslas being recalled have an autonomous “rolling stop” function in which they move slowly through a stop sign without coming to a full halt. In most states, vehicle are required to come to a complete stop at … Continue reading Tesla recalls 54,000 cars over autonomous ‘rolling stop’ function

Aston Martin reveals a nearly 700 horsepower luxury SUV

( CNN.com ) Aston Martin has unveiled a new version of the British luxury brand’s first SUV. Called the DBX707, it’s powered by a 697-horsepower turbocharged V8 engine, and Aston is calling it “the world’s most powerful luxury SUV. “The claim depends, to some degree, on how you define a “luxury SUV. “Aston Martin’s new SUV has a base price of $232,000 and the company … Continue reading Aston Martin reveals a nearly 700 horsepower luxury SUV

Driver performs 26-point turn on narrow cliff in heart-stopping viral video

A daredevil driver shows nerves of steel — as he performs a 26-point turn teetering on the edge of a ­terrifying sheer drop. The motorist repeatedly reversed so the back wheels were almost over the cliff. But he kept control and completed the hair-raising maneuver in under two minutes. The nail-biting video has had more than 18 million views online. It impressed many, but one … Continue reading Driver performs 26-point turn on narrow cliff in heart-stopping viral video

2021 Toyota Supra: Car and Driver 10Best

The economics of modern manufacturing mean today’s low-volume sports cars often languish in the market with minimal investment beyond the initial engineering effort. The Toyota Supra, however, makes our 10Best list for the second year in a row because its already strong value as a great sports car got even better. For 2021, not only does the Supra 3.0’s silken turbo inline-six gain an additional 47 … Continue reading 2021 Toyota Supra: Car and Driver 10Best

2021 Kia Telluride: Car and Driver 10Best

On specs alone, you wouldn’t guess that the Kia Telluride is 10Best material. It’s a family SUV of normal size with normal power and a normal price. But then you climb in and say, “This costs less than $50,000? How?” One tester pointed out that between the Telluride and the Cadillac Escalade (base price $77,490), only one offers ventilated second-row seats—and it’s not the Escalade. But the … Continue reading 2021 Kia Telluride: Car and Driver 10Best

2021 Honda Accord: Car and Driver 10Best

When people ask their neighborhood car expert (that’s you) which car to buy, they usually have an answer in mind and are just looking for confirmation that it’s the right one. It rarely is. So don’t be surprised if your neighbor’s cousin’s stepbrother’s eyes don’t light up when you tell him to buy a Honda Accord. We should know; we’ve been beating the Accord drum for … Continue reading 2021 Honda Accord: Car and Driver 10Best

2021 Genesis GV80: Car and Driver 10Best

In four short years of existence, Genesis has now won two 10Best awards. Clearly, the brand has our attention, even if the general public has no clue what to make of it. Like the other Genesis models, the GV80 has a not-so-subtle winged badge on its nose. If passersby confuse those wings with Bentley’s Flying B, so be it. The GV80’s design and presence only add to the ruse. … Continue reading 2021 Genesis GV80: Car and Driver 10Best

Tested: 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Complicates a Simple Machine

Depending on how you frame it, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is either a relic of the past or one of the most technologically complex vehicles on the road. Body-on-frame construction, solid front and rear axles, and a fabric roof make the Wrangler a sort of 21st-century self-propelled covered wagon. Yet the 4xe plug-in hybrid follows the lead of science-fair projects such as the Chevrolet Volt and the … Continue reading Tested: 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Complicates a Simple Machine

Tested: 2020 BMW M2 CS Is an Automatic Classic

It can be easy for car companies to get a little too self-referential, too in thrall to their own history. Remember when Jaguar redesigned the XJ and created a totally new car that looked almost exactly like every other XJ from the prior two decades? Or when Ford kept using stick axles in Mustangs, with a few exceptions, until 2014? BMW tends to go in the opposite direction, periodically trying on … Continue reading Tested: 2020 BMW M2 CS Is an Automatic Classic