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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
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Wired in Parallel • Electric motors and combustion engines are packaged differently, but for some companies, shared platforms still make the most business sense.
Hard to Handle • Press, lift, pop out, pull, twist, push—automotive entry is getting complicated.
Allez, Allez! NASCAR Takes On Le Mans • A modified Cup Series car will run in the Garage 56 entry for this year’s 24-hour battle.
Pachyderm-Proof Package • You might not think you need to prep your vehicle for animal violence, but when elephant traffic complicates your commute, priorities change.
Thought Pursuit • Why do police departments limit themselves to big SUVs and Dodge Chargers? I ask cops to ponder some unconventional alternatives.
The Woman Who Disturbs • Michèle Mouton shook up the motorsports scene. She doesn’t like to talk about her past, but that’s because she’s busy working to change the future.
STRONG MEDICINE • EACH DOSE CONTAINS 453 HORSEPOWER. MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS. DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL BEFORE USING. DRIVE DAILY OR AS NEEDED.
MOTOR WEST • HYUNDAI’S IONIQ 6 GOES THE DISTANCE ON HISTORIC ROUTE 66.
Gas or EV? • The Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Volkswagen Jetta Sport ask: What’s it gonna be,
GREEN IS GOOD • BMW’S NEWLY CONSERVATIVE APPROACH TO ENGINEERING EVS TURNS OUT A SEDAN THAT ECLIPSES BENZ’S PURPOSE-BUILT ELECTRIC FLAGSHIP.
ROADS SCHOLAR • NEWLY STUDIED IN MATTERS UNPAVED, THE HONDA PILOT IS NOW AN ACE BOTH ON-AND OFF-ROAD.
Slug Fest • In one of Toyota’s most mysterious offerings, we brave D.C. traffic in search of a secret carpool cabal.
Going for the Gold • The CX-90 is ready to compete for its place among premium SUVs.
Working the Core • Highs: Mighty quick, plenty of fun on the right roads, impressive highway fuel economy. Lows: Not our favorite steering, stiff ride, where’d all the buttons go?
ELECTRIFY AND CHILL
Forward, March • Highs: Plush ride, hushed cruising, cushy accommodations. Lows: Severely limited range, subscription-based features, silly yoke steering.
A Face in the Crowd • The latest Mercedes-Benz EQ model, the EQE SUV, strives to blend in.
A CLIF BAR ON WHEELS
Prime Numbers • Newfound horsepower and range make the plug-in Prius Prime relevant again.
Higher Ground • Highs: Much quicker than the nonhybrid, 24 miles of EV range, eye-popping interior. Lows: Powertrain noise, some dynamic rough edges, pointless third-row seat.
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