The new 5 Series, code-named G30, is expected to be announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit January 2017 and ship by spring. Our 2016 Best Driver's Car competition is the most competitive in the award's nine-year history. Image 4 of 20 The junior executive takes the bronze medal for the second year running in the Driver Power overall rankings, and this is largely down to the way it drives. The Bolt also offers the opportunity for one-pedal driving with its regenerative braking system. Fourth place, even third, would not be outside the realm of possibility. Secure handling and a supple ride add to the appeal.
In due course, there will also be a sporty flagship Cupra model. We get down to minute detail like infotainment screen sensitivity and levels of legroom. Lapps wrote: Another Autocar comparison test. On the downside, the styling may not appeal to everyone, plus the sloping roofline means headroom is slightly restricted; otherwise the Civic is hard to fault. The formula is simple: Put the Malibu and Impala in a shrink ray, reducing scale but preserving the commendable driving manners and generous available features. But don't be fooled: The Yaris iA is no Yaris. It's even part of the car's name, and the specs are gob-smacking.
The resulting sound is neither the grumble you'd expect of Detroit nor the howl from Maranello. That includes knobs and buttons for things like the radio and climate control as well as gear shifts, some of which have gotten trickier lately. Acid Orange contrast coloring liberally coats the car, particularly on the forged alloy wheels. And a couple of times, it was a gear lower than I wanted, and it's explosive, and I had to be very careful. So we deactivated the traction and stability controls and clicked the suspension from street to smooth track for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where Pobst laid down a 1:37. Subaru has outfitted the Forester with plenty of glass, making the feel bigger than it is while offering drivers of all sizes good visibility. At each corner sits a massive Kumho Ecsta tire—a street-legal race tire if there ever were one—that just refuses to let go.
Image 7 of 20 Key points: Practical, handsome Kodiaq has impressive infotainment system. It accelerates nicely from 0-60mph and has all the motorway grunt I need. Why the Clarity matters: Hydrogen may be part of the long-term future for cars. Although the Viper has some newfound charm, some things haven't changed. The Fusion gobbles it up and plasters a smile on your face that will distinguish the Sport trim level more than any aspect of its exterior design. Have we mentioned yet what a hypercompetitive group this is? We rate owner satisfaction based on the percentage of surveyed owners who say that if they had to do it all over again, they would definitely buy the same car. Lap Times Our Castle Combe lap times were recorded over two days in changeable conditions, with the and saddled with the most slippery track.
Lots of adjustability, allowing users to change how the club sits while adjusting loft. Really a sweetheart of an engine, good power throughout, and it loves to rev. The was the first Ford Motor Company vehicle with embedded-modem telematics in 2015, and now all models have it. Had this been Best Grand Touring Car, the V12 Vantage S would've been at the top of the list. It feels refined for this entry-level class, with a smooth and willing four-cylinder engine, slick six-speed automatic transmission, and relatively compliant ride. I never anticipated that engineering, the auto industry, and a few hundred tire changes and child seat installations would have brought me here: director of day-to-day operations at Consumer Report's fabulous 327-acre Auto Test Center. The Equinox has a wide array of safety gear, some standard, some optional.
It's like I'm carving the friction circle. We can't wait to witness the next era, but we're satisfied and saddened at the close of this one. Slide behind the wheel and you can see why. In June 2017, it even became the top-selling new car in Britain overall, unseating the previously unshakeable Ford Fiesta. With more new models due in coming years, expect the sales momentum for the popular British sports car firm to continue. The formula is an alluring one.
The Equinox will tow 3,500 pounds; many in this class only haul 2,000 pounds, if that. The Clarity will be offered in California, where there are now about two dozen refueling stations, and possibly in the metro New York City area where there are also a handful of stations. The Honda Clarity Electric goes on sale next year as a 2018 model. There is no collective responsibility as such. And many of them are almost as fast as a Mustang. A normal diesel family hatch should offer at least 60mpg, while official figures of 50mpg should be the norm for petrol versions too.
All testers got significantly lower spin rates with the Epic Sub Zero compared to the Epic. JailBreak Technology - two bars behind the face that connect crown and sole - make this one of the longest drivers in the test. For first-time drivers, it's an obvious choice. The Pacifica also comes with an easy-to-use infotainment system. Hyundai promises it will have more active safety features and better connectivity, along with better build quality.