Department: Test Drive

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Maximum MPG

May 26, 2021. Alan Rider

The average automobile returns about 25 miles per gallon. Here’s a pair of not-so-exotic vehicles pushing the boundaries of fuel efficiency.

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Fab Four-Doors

March 31, 2021. Alan Rider

Carmakers haven’t totally abandoned traditional automotive body-styles. Despite the demise of several high-profile nameplates, there are still a number of fabulous four-doors on the market.

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Turning It up to ‘11’

February 11, 2021. Alan Rider

In “This Is Spinal Tap,” a character brags that their amplifiers go to “11” instead of just 10. That same philosophy applies to cars when automakers take performance to the next level.

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Old & New

February 06, 2021. Alan Rider

One of the odd qualities of the human psyche is our attraction to both the old and familiar and the new and novel. Just like we’re equally drawn to opposite ends of the spectrum in the automotive world.

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Small but Stylish

February 05, 2021. Alan Rider

Say what you will about the music of Prince, there’s no denying the man – all 5 feet, 3 inches of him – had style. Apply that same logic to automobiles and you’ll find you don’t need to drive something big to turn heads.

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Watts up, Doc?

February 04, 2021. Alan Rider

In the future, cars with gasoline-powered engines will be replaced by those propelled by electric motors and battery packs. Here are two ways to get a feeling for that future today.

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Surprisingly Sporty

February 02, 2021. Alan Rider

Of the things one might expect from a sport utility vehicle, sportiness is not usually one of them. But there are models that come by the ‘S’ in SUV honestly.

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Superb Sedans

February 01, 2021. Alan Rider

You might think traditional automotive body styles are a thing of the past. Not so fast. Turns out there are several sedans on the market that qualify as fabulous four-doors.

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Deluxe Trucks

January 29, 2021. Alan Rider

Along with their inherent utility, trucks are now sporting some of the most attractive styling and feature-rich interiors. They also work harder and smarter than ever before.

Cars & Trucks

Test Drive: Luxury Hybrids – Not an Oxymoron

January 27, 2021. Alan Rider

It used to be that driving a gasoline-electric hybrid meant forgoing creature comforts the rest of the motoring public takes for granted. Not anymore.