2019 Honda Civic Type R Review: One Fast, Fun, and Functional Hatchback

2019 Honda Civic Type R Review: One Fast, Fun, and Functional Hatchback
What is there to say about the Honda Civic Type R that hasn’t already been said? It’s lightning quick, only comes with a manual and a clutch pedal, can stow all sorts of stuff inside its oh-so practical Honda hatch, and looks like a high school kid’s rendition of what a tuned Japanese rocket ship should look like in real life.
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Acura is Back on Track: Race Cars and Hill Climbs and Turbos, Oh My!

Acura is Back on Track: Race Cars and Hill Climbs and Turbos, Oh My!
I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m an Acura man. My stable currently consists of a first generation TSX Tech Package, which has made for an outstanding daily beater these past five years, and a customized 2007 RDX with close to 300-horsepower and a bevy of Stage 1 bolt-ons.
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2019 Hyundai Kona Review: A Lime Green Crossover with a Twist

2019 Hyundai Kona Review: A Lime Green Crossover with a Twist
The first time we saw the Hyundai Kona, it was being revealed at the LA Auto Show, and while some applauded the automaker’s investment, many people really didn’t know what to think of it. America’s small CUV segment is already riddled with options, and for whatever reason Hyundai has remained out of the race… until now.
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2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Return of the Happy Snappy Hatchback

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Return of the Happy Snappy Hatchback
I’m not going to bang the gavel and proclaim that the Hyundai Veloster is the right option for everyone shopping the sub-compact sport hatch segment, but I will admit that I have long had a soft spot for the vehicle.
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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT Review: The Road Well Traveled

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT Review: The Road Well Traveled
The first Mitsubishi that I ever came into close contact with was my dad’s Colt hatchback. Rebadged as a Dodge, the five-door was a daily-driven delight. With a manual gearbox, stellar fuel economy, room aplenty for baby seats, and nary a mechanical issue to be seen over multiple years.
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2018 Genesis G80 AWD 3.3T Sport Review: Sports and Leisure

2018 Genesis G80 AWD 3.3T Sport Review: Sports and Leisure
Stomp around in someone else’s backyard just to see what happens. Throw the traditionalists for a loop with turbocharged antics and all-wheel drive agility, then back it all up with a jaw-dropping list of standard features for a fraction of the competition’s asking price.
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MINI at Mid-Ohio: A Crash Course in Kickass Race Culture

MINI at Mid-Ohio: A Crash Course in Kickass Race Culture
A storm was brewing at the Mid-Ohio race track, and it wasn’t the typical type of gale one might expect to find during the first of the month of May. For years the MINI race team has been the eager underdog in the Street Tuner Class of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series, a rabid little beast with surprisingly sharp teeth and an insatiable appetite for trophies.
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Quick Cruise: JDM Nissan ePower

Quick Cruise: JDM Nissan ePower
Have you ever seen the film Lost in Translation? The one where a completely washed-up Bill Murray goes to Tokyo in order to ride whatever fame he has left in his sad career by selling his image via Japanese whiskey commercials?
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8 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Nissan HQ in Yokohama, Japan

8 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Nissan HQ in Yokohama, Japan
It’s mid-March in Yokohama, and I’m feeling a bit on edge over the weather. The forecast calls for rain, followed by slushy snow, and then a massive mess of sticky-sweet sakura pollen. My sinuses don’t feel up for it, my head is swimming from the time difference, and there are a slew of things I still must do ahead of my big day with Nissan.
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1968 Ford Mustang Fastback LEGO Kit Review: Retro Righteousness

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback LEGO Kit Review: Retro Righteousness
Hot on the heels of our review of the utterly enormous Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas F-1 paddock by LEGO, with it’s richly detailed shop space and cleverly equipped camera gear, comes a far simpler LEGO kit for auto enthusiasts.
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Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Paddock LEGO Kit Review: One Heavy Build

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Paddock LEGO Kit Review: One Heavy Build
When I was recently handed some life-changing health news, along with a phone call a few weeks later explaining my grandmother’s passing, I flat-out lost all hope, and everything in my life was suddenly put on hold.
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HD Black Bow Tie Affair: Chevy Silverado 4, 5, and 6 Class Trucks

HD Black Bow Tie Affair: Chevy Silverado 4, 5, and 6 Class Trucks
Mere months after witnessing Chevrolet reveal its all-new generation of Silverado trucks at the Detroit Auto Show, the Bowtie Brand has returned for another round of ruggedness. Referred to simply as “Silverado Class 4, 5, and 6 chassis cab trucks,” the American monsters pictured here are the brand’s first swing at hardcore conventional cabs, and are set to kick-start into production later in 2018, with order guides arriving this spring.
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10 Things You Need to Know About the Kia Optima PHEV

10 Things You Need to Know About the Kia Optima PHEV
Despite their growing availability, many people still feel that plug-in hybrids are a waste of resources and money, a sentiment that automakers like Kia are working hard to to amend. Unassuming from head to tail, and stuffed with all manner of “Eco-minded” engineering, the Optima PHEV plays Korean counterpart to Hyundai’s Sonata plug-in, both of which come powered and packaged in a very similar manner.
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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Review: Affordable Hatchback Done Right

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Review: Affordable Hatchback Done Right
“There’s no such thing as a bad car nowadays,” the experts say, “Hell, just look at how good Korean cars have become over the years!” This may be true now, but back in 2005 I would have been far more prone to disagree.
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6 Things You Need to Know About the All-New Ford Ranger

6 Things You Need to Know About the All-New Ford Ranger
Ford has brought forth a lot of neat machines over the years, and has discarded quite a few as well. From the questionably named “Probe” to the bucking “Bronco,” Americans have bought, owned, and mourned the loss of a multitude of Blue Oval automobiles over the years, with the Ranger being one of the most sorely missed here in the US.
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