Dan Frio

Dan spent many years covering the go-fast, look-good, get-loud corners of the automotive universe. First, he served as editor of enthusiast magazines AutoSound and Honda Tuning, then as executive editor at SEMA News, the publishing arm of the trade group that produces the annual SEMA Show (yes, that show). As a contributor to Edmunds, he now likes to keep the volume low and the speed limit legal, providing expert car-shopping advice to drivers looking for the perfect match.

2020 Lexus RX 450h First Drive

Jul 16, 2019 7:00 AM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

Upgraded tech, a reinforced body and a more flexible interior make the refreshed 2020 Lexus RX 450h a worthy upgrade. It deserves consideration if you're looking at luxury SUVs.

By Dan Frio

2020 Lexus RX 450h First Drive

2020 Lexus RX 450hL First Drive

Jul 16, 2019 7:00 AM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

Upgraded tech, a reinforced body and a more flexible interior make the refreshed 2020 Lexus RX 450hL a worthy upgrade. It deserves consideration if you're looking at luxury SUVs.

By Dan Frio

2020 Lexus RX 450hL First Drive

2020 Lexus RX 350L First Drive

Jul 16, 2019 7:00 AM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

Upgraded tech, a reinforced body and a more flexible interior make the refreshed 2020 Lexus RX 350L a worthy upgrade. It deserves consideration if you're looking at luxury SUVs.

By Dan Frio

2020 Lexus RX 350L First Drive

2020 Lexus RX First Drive

Jul 16, 2019 7:00 AM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

Upgraded tech, a reinforced body and a more flexible interior make the refreshed 2020 Lexus RX 350 a worthy upgrade. It deserves consideration if you're looking at luxury SUVs.

By Dan Frio

2020 Lexus RX First Drive

Car Reviews

The redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander gets a more refined ride, improved tech, and a larger interior to compete with newer and fresher rivals.

By Dan Frio

2020 Toyota Highlander Promises a Smoother Ride, Smarter Tech

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Checks All the Boxes

Apr 15, 2019 7:00 PM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

Two-row compact SUVs are so 2018. Mercedes-Benz's Concept GLB is sized like Audi's Q5 and BMW's X3 but has what those don't: a third row. Whether that extra seating is made for adults or best left to kids, we'll need to wait to find out.

By Dan Frio

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Checks All the Boxes

Car News

Toyota nibbles at the edges with small changes for the 2020 Tacoma, making it more useful and livable than ever. Read our First Look for a sneak preview.

By Dan Frio

2020 Toyota Tacoma News, Release Date and Pricing

Car Reviews

Our hopes of turbo- or supercharged power under the hood of the 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition are dashed, but the TRD packs plenty of performance at a palatable price.

By Dan Frio

2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition First Drive

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid First Look

May 1, 2018 10:00 PM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid improves on its gas-electric predecessor with more power, speed and electric-only range.

By Dan Frio

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid First Look

2019 Nissan Altima First Look

Mar 28, 2018 1:45 PM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

Nissan debuts the all-new 2019 Altima sedan at the 2018 New York Auto Show.

By Dan Frio

2019 Nissan Altima First Look

Car News

Volkswagen plans to deliver a chip off the big block with a smaller, more nimble and electrified version of the Atlas SUV.

By Dan Frio

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept First Look

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid First Drive

Jan 10, 2018 8:00 AM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

With rechargeable electric power, lively handling, and roomy interior and cargo space, the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In gives us a new reason to love hatchbacks.

By Dan Frio

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid First Drive

2018 Buick Enclave First Drive

Oct 13, 2017 1:00 PM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

Sophisticated, roomy and classy, the 2018 Buick Enclave bridges the gap between mainstream and luxury three-row crossovers.

By Dan Frio

2018 Buick Enclave First Drive

2018 BMW M5 First Look

Aug 31, 2017 11:30 AM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

The 2018 BMW M5 builds on the ultimate sport sedan's fierce refinement with more power, more tech and, with all-wheel drive, more thrills.

By Dan Frio

2018 BMW M5 First Look

2018 Infiniti Q50 First Drive

Jul 26, 2017 1:00 PM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

The 2018 Infiniti Q50 delivers a premium sedan quality and experience at a price far below its competitors.

By Dan Frio

2018 Infiniti Q50 First Drive