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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
LETTER OF THE MONTH
OBITUARY • Bruce McCall, illustrator, writer, and satirist, dies at 87.
Car and Driver
Toyota’s Taco Menu • The redesigned 2024 Tacoma pickup is available in eight versions, including the new Trailhunter and TRD PreRunner.
Range Reality • In our real-world highway testing, we’re seeing big differences in the relative performance of EVs versus gas-powered vehicles. What gives?
Pack Your Bags • What’s in your steering wheel, and how has it changed?
Automotive Auctioneer • How Thatcher Keast became the new kid on the block.
BID BABBLE: HOW TO TALK THE TALK
The Devil’s in the Details • Driving eight Lamborghinis in a single day leads to an unexpected infatuation with a scissor-door hero of yore.
Artificial Flavor • In an increasingly tech-based future, where creativity is outsourced to AI, there’s pleasure to be found in the tasks—and the cars—of the past.
2023 EV OF THE YEAR • THE HYUNDAI IONIQ 6 SHOWS THAT, WHEN IT COMES TO EVS, THE KOREANS ARE IN THE PASSING LANE.
BUILDING BETTER BATTERIES: PART 1
AND ALL THE REST . . .
BMW i7 • Sublime, substantial, and sybaritic, the new 7-series is also extremely well suited to battery power.
BUILDING BETTER BATTERIES: PART 2
BUILDING BETTER BATTERIES: PART 3
Cadillac Lyriq AWD • The dual motors’ big horsepower helps this new-age Caddy better live up to the brand’s traditional virtues.
Genesis Electrified GV70 • A battery-electric powertrain proves well suited to this impressive luxury SUV.
The GMC Hummer EV SUV brings less wretched excess.
WITHIN RANGE • A COMPARISON OF HOW MANY MILES OUR EV FIELD COULD COVER IN A 10-HOUR PERIOD.
Kia EV6 GT • This modern muscle car was the quickest of all this year’s contenders.
NOT SO FAST • READY OR NOT, THE VIETNAMESE EV UPSTART PLUNGES INTO THE U.S. MARKET WITH ITS VF8 SUV.
2023 VINFAST VF8 PLUS CITY EDITION
Rational in size and spec, the Kia Niro EV just needs a rational price.
Lexus RZ450e • A pleasantly smooth SUV, but its limited range cuts the party short.
BIG RIGS, BIG PROMISE • WE TRY OUT CLASS 8 TRUCKS FROM HYUNDAI AND NIKOLA.
RANGE ’N’ CHARGE
Lucid Air Pure AWD • The latest Lucid variant is still technically impressive but only slightly less rarefied.
A slippery sedan with impressive range, the Mercedes-Benz EQE350 4Matic+ otherwise seems less than an E-class.
GOING OFF GRID
Nissan Ariya • Dual motors add undeniable urge, but Nissan’s Ariya still plays on the yacht-rock station.
BUILDING BETTER BATTERIES: PART 4
HOW FAST TO FILL UP? • FORGET MANUFACTURER CLAIMS. TO FIGURE OUT RECHARGING TIMES, YOU NEED TO DO SOME MATH.
Toyota bZ4X • Bringing back the compliance EV.
ANY MORE QUESTIONS?
WAIL TALE • THE SHARPEST CHEVY CORVETTE AND PORSCHE 911 ARE WRAPPED AROUND TWO OF THE HIGHEST-REVVING AND MOST ENGAGING ENGINES IN THE BUSINESS.
hmm … • TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF M CARS, BMW TAKES ITS STORIED SUBBRAND INTO UNCHARTED TERRITORY WITH A 644-HP, THREE-TON PLUG-IN-HYBRID...