Volkswagen opens its Atlas for a very big trip

Somewhere in the back of our collective minds, we still associate Volkswagen with Beetles. And while VW still builds very cool little Beetles, it makes its mint on sedans, wagons, and crossovers like the Passat, Jetta, and Tiguan. But, none…

2017 Buick Encore: I felt so relaxed in this car

As I was driving this year’s Buick Encore, which has a few styling upgrades from 2016, many people, including passengers, were a bit miffed.  They still make Buicks? I thought Buicks were supposed to be boats with port and starboard…

2017 Chevy Bolt EV: You’ll look great in this space-age car of tomorrow

I will say this, I was impressed by how controlled both the acceleration and braking on the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV are. If you put the car in ‘L’ instead of ‘D’rive, you can cruise around town and mostly never…

2017 BMW X4 M40i: The ultimate driving machine and cool af

Those of you who know what af means will totally understand the high praise. To the rest of you, my apologies for getting a little irreverent, but it’s no sign of disrespect. In fact, quite the opposite. I recently spent…

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser: It’s big, so it’ll need some room and attention

One of my first impressions of the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser is that it can drink. There’s nothing wrong with that: I’ve gone out with many handsome brutes who could drink and were just as bottomless as the bottomless mimosas…

RuPaul rules Pirelli 2018 calendar

Pirelli is known for its magnificent, performance-friendly tires. Since the 1960s, however, the Italian company has also been making hugely popular calendars. Not so long ago, those calendars were targeted at straight, white men–greasemonkeys and gearheads who wanted to enjoy…

2017 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabrio is an SLC with benefits for friends

Think of the Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet as an SLC roadster with benefits for friends and family. While the SLC roadster is classically beautiful and a rip of a drive, it’s a selfish little car in that it only holds the…

2017 Dodge Charger is badass with mucho swagger

The Dodge Charger has pretty much always been an attention-grabber. For as long as I can remember, the Dodge family member has had an in-your-face sporty automotive design, ballsy balance of power and weight, and a kind of road-demon-in-street clothing…

2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro 4×4: Goodness, this is a butch truck!

I love trucks whenever I feel like playing dress-up as a cowboy, a cop, a seaman or a construction worker. (When I want to play leather daddy, I try to get a motel room.) Trucks were always a lot of…

That’s so gay: 2017 Infiniti QX30 is fast and loose and tight

Many cars, especially SUVs and their knockoffs, are designed for the person with an “active” lifestyle.  What does that mean? It means that you, the driver, exercises regularly, or at least owns a pair of gym shorts.  It means you…