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The convertible S5 manages to engineer out emotion

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet is the convertible variant of the company’s compact-luxury platform. It’s only offered in two trims: Premium Plus and Prestige. Standard features include crash-mitigation functions like Audi side assist and Audi pre sense rear, along with rear-cross traffic assist and vehicle-exit assist. Key Competitors: Mercedes-AMG C43 ...

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How the Acura Integra changed the sport compact scene

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email The Up to Speed video series has jumped on the Acura Integra and all the VTEC goodness that goes with it. The sadly discontinued front-wheel-drive sporty hatch (and sometimes sedan) is especially dear to my heart, — I’ve been the proud owner of a 2001 Integra GS-R since I was 15 years old. ...

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A truck for on and off road

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is a midsized pickup with serious off-road credibility but sized a bit smaller than the full-size Ford Raptor. It’s the most expensive trim in the Colorado lineup and adds off-road appearance pieces,  increased ground clearance and track width. Key Competitors: Toyota Tacoma TRD, GMC Canyon, ...

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Thankful for a normal six-speed auto

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid is an affordable midsizer that delivers almost 300 lb-ft of torque with an electric motor helping it along. Autonomous braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, smart cruise control and blind-spot detection are optional with the tech pacakge. Key Competitors: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Honda Accord ...

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas SE w/Technology and 4Motion quick take with photos, specs and price

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is the company’s first three-row SUV, built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for American tastes. The SE with Technology trim adds three-zone climate control and a remote power liftgate. 4Motion is Volkswagen’s name for its all-wheel-drive system, at the moment only available on V6 models. Key Competitors: Ford ...

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2018 Genesis G80 AWD 3.3T Sport essentials: Not just a contender

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2018 Genesis G80 is a midsize luxury sport sedan ready to take on the big boys — at least from Japan, if not Germany. The Sport model adds more aggressive styling touches inside and out. It comes standard with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking and driver attention alert. A ...

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