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Mt Garage
BASE PRICE $51,315 AS TESTED $52,140 EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 35/33/34 mpg (gas); 83/75/79 mpg-e* (gas+elec) VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, 2x front-motor, AWD, 6-pass, 4-door SUV ENGINE 1.6L turbo direct-injected DOHC 16-valve I-4 plus permanent-ma
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Uaw President Shawn Fain Is The 2024 Motortrend Person Of the Year
Shawn Fain is the fiery auto worker driven to become a United Auto Workers leader. He was elected as the group’s president by a small margin in March 2023—the first UAW president directly selected by the membership—promising an end to past regimes’ c
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2023 GMC Hummer EV 3X
PROS Futuristic interior and cool theatrical elements • Great handling when towing • Impressive fast-charging capability CONS Needs Extreme Off-Road package for full potential • Some interior materials don’t align with cost • Inefficient The Hummer E
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Ford Mustang
Has there been a bigger democratization of performance than the Ford Mustang? A case can be made for the Japanese tuner cars of the ’90s and 2000s, but if you judge purely by from-the-factory hardware, horsepower, and engine size, the Mustang can’t b
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Ford F-150
It seems strangely clairvoyant that a year before Ford revealed its transformative 1949 cars—all-new designs from Henry Ford II's revitalized Ford Motor Co.—it introduced the first F-Series pickup. Did the Blue Oval know trucks would rule the America
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2024 Truck Of The Year Made In Michigan
“I hear they know a thing or two about trucks in Detroit,” big boss Ed Loh said when explaining why, for the first time in MotorTrend’s 75-year history, we conducted one of our signature Of The Year evaluations in the Motor City. His quip should be a
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1988 Nissan Pathfinder: What Was The Competition Like?
The downsized Blazer, as its name illustrates, was based on Chevy’s S-10 pickup. For its 1983 debut, it offered cargo space comparable to the legendary full-size Blazer in a significantly smaller package. Like the Pathfinder, the S-10 Blazer initiall
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MotorTrend’s 75th Anniversary: The Icon
Your choice as the most iconic car of the past 75 years? Of course it’s the Corvette; there really isn’t any other car that comes close. For 71 of the 75 years MotorTrend has been informing and entertaining the world about all things automotive, the
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2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty
PROS Strong engines • Hugely capable haulers • Functional interior layout CONS Looks and feels old • Mediocre unladen ride quality • Loose steering The heavy-duty truck world moves more slowly than other pickup classes, and progress comes in spurts.
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Mitten In The Machine
Truck of the Year, while logistically complex, is generally the least chaotic of MotorTrend’s various Of The Year competitions. SUV and Car of the Year are multimarque madness-fests, with editors flapping around like inebriated butterflies to drive a
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The Affordable Dual-motor Duel
WHICH AWD EV GOES THE DISTANCE? HYUNDAI IONIQ 6 TESLA MODEL 3 POLESTAR 2 It’s easy to get worked up about the country not being "ready" for electric cars if you haven’t taken a moment to appreciate how far we’ve come in the past decade. The bestselli
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Pathfinder: Generations
The Pathfinder made its debut as a chunky two-door SUV that shared its front-end styling, body-on-frame architecture, and engines with the Hardbody pickup. With SUVs beginning to supplant minivans as the family car of choice, Nissan added a four-door
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The Chevrolet Colorado Is The 2024 Motortrend Truck Of The Year
Timing is everything, and for the second time in as many generations, the introduction of a Chevrolet Colorado was timed perfectly. For the 2015 model year, after ceding the midsize truck segment to Toyota and Nissan for three years, Chevy re-entered
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Down Range
EPA range numbers represent a blend of 55 percent city and 45 percent highway driving, which might be useful if you’re trying to figure out how many laps you can take around D.C.’s Capital Beltway before the battery goes kaput. However, you’ll need a
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Your Say …
After subscribing to MotorTrend for exactly 27 years straight, I was extremely disappointed to learn it would switch to a quarterly print publication. I read Ed Loh’s special note in the February 2024 issue about the need for a major change to the Mo
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Volkswagen Beetle
The Beetle is known for its never-changing shape, a silhouette so iconic that nearly any person, young or old, in any country with motorized transportation, is bound to recognize it. Yet has any car in history seen more change? Forged in the fires of
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How Much Do You Love The ’80s?!
If you had Cyndi Lauper screaming “She-Bop” in one ear, Ronald Reagan denouncing communism in the other, and Don Johnson smacking you upside the head with an Atari 2600, you still could not have a more ’80s experience than driving the first-generatio
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Digital Director Erik Johnson Executive Editor Mac Morrison Deputy Editor, Daily Content Alex Stoklosa Daily Content Team Justin Banner, Andrew Beckford, Monica Gonderman, Alex Kierstein, William Irvin Lewis, Matt Rodriguez, Justin Westbrook Buyer’s
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2023 GMC Canyon
PROS Pleasant to live with • Good work ethic • AT4X is a no-holds-barred off-roader CONS Stylish trim contrasts with cheap plastics • Build-quality issues • High price GMC, the luxe-truck division of General Motors, has long struggled to differentiat
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2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R
PROS Tows and hauls better than it needs to • Intoxicating acceleration, off-road capability • A more versatile, equally fun Shelby GT500 CONS • Droning exhaust note • Tires squirrely on pavement • Transmission hunts a bit Which new overpowered picku
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Tesla Model S
Just 20 years ago, many car enthusiasts dismissed EVs as glorified golf carts—and then along came Tesla. Sure, the Roadster proved (to those who hadn't driven a GM EV-1) that electric cars could be thrilling, but it was the Model S that proved they c
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Mazda Mx-5 Miata
Mazda hoped to recapture the magic of small British sports cars when it introduced the first-generation Miata in 1989. Officially called the MX-5 and bearing the internal code name NA, the original Miata was a breath of fresh air in the post-malaise
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Talking Points
Hyundai Ioniq 6: 800 That’s the magic number when it comes to the Hyundai. As opposed to the 400-volt systems found in the Tesla and Polestar, Hyundai’s more advanced 800-volt electrical architecture allows the manufacturer to use wires that are thin
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Porsche 911
The original Porsche 911 existed under a set-in-stone creed that its basic form could never change. In all of automotive history, has there been a smarter decision? Despite having the engine “in the wrong place”—a charming if sometimes dangerous char
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BMW 2002 history In Brief
Legendary importer Max Hoffman is responsible for BMW bringing the 2002 to the U.S. market, having requested a sportier version of the 1602 that would also pass emissions requirements. Enthusiasts fell for the boxy exterior, its 100-hp 2.0-liter I-4,
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Jeep Cj/wrangler
Has any vehicle had a bigger or more important debut stage than the original Jeep? The Willys MB and Ford GPW’s goatlike agility and incredible versatility helped propel an army to victory in Europe. GIs, impressed by the Jeep’s go-anywhere nature, b
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2024 GMC Sierra HD
PROS Interior enters the modern era with abundant leather and chrome • Locomotive-like towing chops • Legendary Duramax/Allison powertrain CONS Is the price worth it for a dressed-up Silverado? • Close, but not the torque king • Polarizing interior l
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2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD
PROS Powerful Duramax diesel engine with excellent 10-speed • Stylish and upscale interior; improved exterior design • Impressive off-road ability across the lineup CONS Not all trims benefit from the 2024 refresh • Missing towing and tech features f
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BMW 3 Series
The 3 Series is commonly the first car enthusiasts learn an automaker’s internal naming codes for so they can better distinguish and argue which model is the best. Few other nameplates can boast such a rich legacy of engineering and performance from
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Rear View
MARCH/APRIL/MAY 1974 PRICE: $0.75 The energy crisis was well underway in the spring of 1974, and it dominated our coverage. We looked at the 50 best cars to drive during a fuel shortage, from the Datsun B210 (35.0 mpg) to the Pontiac Ventura (14.6 mp
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