Our weekly look at everything automotive
This week on RoadNoise, we drive the Hyundai Veloster N on track, revisit the last new BMW Z4, break down the pros and cons of the Bentley Bentayga, ask if you really need premium gas, and cover everything you need to know about car subscription services.
After a few years on hiatus, the BMW Z4 returns for 2019. It's got more power, crisper styling and a wider stance. But does the new Z4 have as much driving spirit as the old Z3? Read Full Article
We've had our long-term Disco for a full year, and it's time to say goodbye. In our wrap-up we cover our highs and lows, lifetime fuel economy, maintenance, and more. Find out this plucky three-row SUV managed everything from beach-front commutes to high-desert off roading. Read Full Article
There's been a shakeup in the world of car subscription services: Book by Cadillac, the first program to launch in the U.S., is "hitting the pause button." In this article, we cover everything you need to know about car subscription services. It turns out convenience can cost you. Read Full Article
A quick way to save 20 to 40 or more cents per gallon at the pump is to stop using premium gasoline and switch to regular. The key is knowing whether premium gas is required for your car of if it's merely recommended. Let's figure out what your car needs. Read Full Article
Mark Takahashi's video First Drive of the sixth generation Z4 is about to go live, so what better time to get in the wayback machine and find out what we thought of the last Z4 when it launched in 2009? "The all-new 2009 BMW Z4 has moved upscale in terms of both performance and luxury. It's an impressive package, but...". Read Full Article
A punchy turbo, better brakes and suspension, and a six-speed manual make the 2020 Kia Forte GT a fun, affordable car that could give Honda and Volkswagen a run for their money. Read Full Article
The 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible adds 250 pounds and $10,000 to the price of the 8 Series coupe, but there's a practical reason to pick the drop-top model. Read our First Look to find out more. Read Full Article
What Makes the 2019 Honda Pilot a Good Family Car?
Big three-row SUVs such as the 2019 Honda Pilot exist almost exclusively for the use of family folks who don't want a minivan. The Pilot has all the interior space of those famous '80s soccer-team haulers, but from the outside it looks truck-like, tough even, especially with a minor face-lift for 2019.
Any Porsche with the GTS badge usually becomes the one to get thanks to its appealing combination of performance and comfort options. Does it hold true for the new 2019 Panamera GTS? Read Full Article
Last week Carlos Lago drove the Miata RF at our test track for a One-Lap Review, now take a deep dive with our full rating and review of the refreshed 2019 MX-5 Miata RF. Read Full Article
Old tires are dangerous, regardless of tread depth. While there's no federally sanctioned safety guidance on when a tire is too old to be safe, many carmakers recommend replacement at six years from the date of manufacture. Read Full Article
Here's Why We Love Driving the Mazda MX-5 Miata | One-Lap Review
Carlos Lago gets behind the wheel of the new 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club RF. Updates to this version of our favorite roadster include more power, a higher redline, and improvements to the suspension and the interior. The Club variant comes with firmer Bilstein shock absorbers, and RF speaks to the retractable folding hardtop. Why do we like this little car so much? Ride along at the Edmunds test track to find out.
The iconic 8 Series has returned in the form of the 2019 BMW M850i. With bold styling, impressive performance and luxury aplenty, it proves itself worthy of the wait. Read Full Article
Audi reveals a modest midcycle refresh of its range-topping R8 sports car for 2019. Read Full Article
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 S AMG Coupe Is Faster Than Most Sports Cars
Carlos Lago tests and reviews the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 S AMG Coupe. We weren't sure what to make of this compact luxury SUV until we went to our test track.
September temps cooled off a bit, which meant we needed to use less of our 2018 Nissan Leaf's air conditioning. We didn't set any new records, but we moved the needle a bit on the Leaf's overall efficiency. Read Full Article
2019 Volvo XC40: At the Edmunds Test Track
Carlos Lago gets behind the wheel of the new 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design for the first time at the Edmunds test track.
Both the Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo get the GTS treatment with a grunty twin-turbo V8, standard performance features and some new tech. Will the 2019 Panamera GTS be the Panamera to get? Read Full Article
Podcast: We Talk Cars with the CarCast Crew
Our man Weaver drops by the CarCast studio to discuss SUVs, the latest electric vehicles and more.
The 2019 Audi A8 luxury sedan oozes luxury thanks to premium cabin materials and the latest in technology features. It also has a few unique features that aren't found on its competitors. Read Full Article