2018 Audi A6 in Depth: Aged to Perfection

Despite being a bit long in the tooth, the Audi A6 continues to be one of the easiest recommendations we make to family and friends searching for a nice, competent luxury sedan. It’s set to be replaced by an all-new 2019 model soon, but that didn’t stop us from including the current model on our […]

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport in Depth: Practical but Not Playful

Striking a near-perfect balance between youthful design and grown-up practicality, the Nissan Rogue Sport is among our favorite subcompact crossovers. Its handsome exterior exerts a quiet, upscale individuality where some of its rivals resort to wild styling gestures. Inside, occupants are treated to a spacious and handsomely appointed cabin with more room for people and […]

What We Learned about Volkswagen’s 4Motion (and Ourselves) While Blasting around a Frozen Canadian Lake

In a remote corner of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, about 90 miles northeast of Montreal, we found ourselves standing on 30-inch-thick ice floating atop one of the many picturesque lakes that dot the rolling landscape of Quebec. We hadn’t come to take in the sights or participate in a dog-sledding expedition—although we did these things, too—but to put Volkswagen’s […]

2017 Audi R8 in Depth: Sex Sells

It looks great, sounds fantastic, and goes like an autobahn bullet. The Audi R8 is almost everything you could want from a supercar, all of it wrapped in a comfortable, dead-sexy package that can easily be driven on a daily basis. Are there downsides? Sure. For one, it’s a two-seater, so passenger space is limited. […]

2018 Buick Encore in Depth: Pint-Sized Premium

Slotting into the Buick SUV lineup beneath the garage-hogging Enclave and the middle-child Envision, the Buick Encore distills the almost-luxury ambience of its big brothers into a bite-sized niblet. Its interior is comfortable, well designed, and more premium than most of its rivals, but it never quite reaches full-luxury levels of comfort. High-tech infotainment features […]

2018 Mazda CX-9 Quick-Hit Review: What You Need to Know