First Drive: All-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Makes a Big Impressiоn In Thе Midsize Segment

Go big or go home, as they say. Or, in the case of Volkswagen, go to Texas where large personalities flourish. The rolling hills of Texas Hill Country served as the backdrop for our first outing in the German brand’s biggest vehicle yet: the all-new 2018 Atlas. This is the manufacturer’s first midsize crossover as the brand looks to become a full-line, family-oriented automaker. And from our short stint behind the wheel, the competition better be on the lookout as the latest seven-passenger people mover has got a loaded barrel of goods.

First Drive: 2018 Audi S4 Sedan Bооsts Perfоrmance, Remains Thе Clark Kent оf Perfоrmance Sedans

The performance sedan universe has repopulated several times since the initial generation of BMWs that forged the field in the 1970s. Over these past several decades, there have been many defining examples of the genre, but for now, let’s turn to the wallflowers. Those hot four-doors not in your face with monstrous power, enormous bling, bellowing exhausts, or military price tags. The quiet thrillers like the redesigned 2018 Audi S4.

Shоrt Repоrt: Thе 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Is As Faithful a Truck As It Is Fashiоnable

As full-size trucks become fuller and fuller (I swear I can plop my dad’s 80s Toyota pickup into the extended bed of a current-generation Tundra—or close), they have also become less brutish and more civilized. This isn’t to say today’s load-and-go haulers are any less capable. With average towing capacities easily surpassing 9,000 pounds and powertrains lead by fuel-efficient V6 and V8 engines, heavy workloads have never been easier to move and manage.

First Drive: Thе “V” In Thе 2017 Volvо V90 Crоss Cоuntrу’s Name Is Fоr ‘Vaggen’

You may have come to this realization already, but none of us are getting off this planet alive, which may be one of the reasons Volvo does its darned best to keep the folks who ride in its vehicles across the Earth’s surface as safe as possible for as long as possible. As proof, consider that Volvo is a leader in developing and introducing safety features, beginning with the auto industry’s first 3-point front-seat safety harness, which the company began installing in its cars in 1958.