Mark Takahashi

Mark Takahashi

Senior Reviews Editor

Mark Takahashi has spent a lot of time on the road and at the track evaluating the latest cars and SUVs for videos and articles. He got his start competing in amateur open-wheel racing and served as an art director in automotive advertising. Mark is a juror on the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards. He also is the proud keeper of his grandfather's 1957 Thunderbird and a few motorcycles.

Car News

The 2022 BMW M5 CS sets a new level for bragging rights for an already impressive high-performance sedan. Check out our First Look to learn what BMW does to turn the M5 into an M5 CS.

By Mark Takahashi

The 2022 BMW M5 CS Giveth More Power and Taketh Away the Weight

Car News

Edmunds gets behind the wheel of the first all-electric vehicle from Volvo: the 2021 XC40 Recharge. Check out our drive impressions and all the latest details.

By Mark Takahashi

The 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Marks an Impressive All-Electric Debut

Car News

The 2021 Nissan Armada debuts with a refreshed look inside and out. Highlights include a new touchscreen system and an expanded list of driving aids.

By Mark Takahashi

We Test Out the 2021 Armada's Boatload of Updates

Car News

The McLaren 765LT is one of the most super of supercars, but its narrow focus on performance leaves little room for anything else.

By Mark Takahashi

The 2021 McLaren 765LT Will Break You, and You'll Be Glad for the Experience

Car News

GMC's newly unveiled Hummer EV electric pickup truck is a stunner in terms of performance, tech and capabilities. Price, too. Check out our first take on the Hummer brand's audacious revival.

By Mark Takahashi

2022 GMC Hummer EV Revealed: The Hummer Revival Will Be Silent

Car News

Under Gov. Gavin Newsom, California has issued a directive to eliminate vehicle emissions starting in 2035, which theoretically means all new vehicles from that point on will need to be EVs. Here's what it means to you.

By Mark Takahashi

California Mandates Electric Cars for 2035 and Here's What That Means

Automakers Mobilize to Fight Coronavirus

Mar 25, 2020 7:00 PM GMT+0000

Car News

In a move not seen since World War II, American industries answer the call to action in the global pandemic.

By Mark Takahashi

Automakers Mobilize to Fight Coronavirus

Car Reviews

The 2020 Lotus Evora GT is as engaging as sports cars get. Few cars are as raw and entertaining ... or as rough and impractical.

By Mark Takahashi

2020 Lotus Evora GT: The Purest Sports Car for Purists

Car News

The 2021 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid blends eco-friendly electric driving with luxury and performance. You'll get good EV range with none of the anxiety.

By Mark Takahashi

The New 2021 BMW 330e: Anxiety-Free EV Driving

Car News

The 2020 Mini Clubman John Cooper Works gets a big power increase, giving it more sporting appeal along with added practicality (at least among Minis).

By Mark Takahashi

The 2020 Mini Clubman John Cooper Works Works Better

Car Reviews

The new 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe adds the practicality of four doors and more interior space to the existing 2 Series traits of enjoyable performance and affordability.

By Mark Takahashi

BMW's Latest Entry-Level 2 Series Gran Coupe Is Anything But Cut-Rate

2020 BMW Alpina B7 First Drive

Jul 16, 2019 7:00 AM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

Is the 2020 BMW Alpina B7 special enough to lure you away from other premium luxury sedans? Given the B7's stunning power, performance and refinement, we think so.

By Mark Takahashi

2020 BMW Alpina B7 First Drive

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC First Drive

Jun 7, 2019 7:00 AM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

Find out why minor changes help keep the Mercedes-Benz GLC a class leader amid mounting pressure.

By Mark Takahashi

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC First Drive

2020 BMW X1 First Look

May 29, 2019 12:00 PM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

The 2020 BMW X1 gets some minor updates aimed at bolstering its class-leading position, including revised exterior styling with larger grilles and an upgraded standard infotainment system.

By Mark Takahashi

2020 BMW X1 First Look

2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR First Drive

Apr 22, 2019 12:00 AM GMT+0000

Car Reviews

How do you make the already athletic Jaguar F-Pace even more fun to drive? Give it to Jag's Special Vehicle Operations group to work its magic. Did it succeed? Click through to find out.

By Mark Takahashi

2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR First Drive