Test Drives http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/66021/more en ’16 Nissan Titan XD http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd <div class="node-body gallery-body">With the supremely capable 5.0L, the Titan XD can go anywhere, do anything. Most importantly, this twin-turbo V-8 may be a plow in fertile terrain, helping Nissan cultivate a small patch of neglected turf in the ground war that is the U.S. pickup market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-titan-xd#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America North America - Regional Diesel U.S. Japan Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Diesel Exterior Fuel Economy Lighting Product Development Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1406471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Titan XD slams sideways into tall curb in durability test at Nissan&#39;s Arizona proving grounds.</strong></p> Volt Is EV for Everyone http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If EVs are to attract mainstream buyers in the absence of high fuel prices, they will have to be so appealing they do not require buyers to switch political parties or care about climate change. The ’16 Volt comes closest to solving that riddle. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Exterior Product Development Test Drives Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1403771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volt cures range anxiety and is pleasure to drive in all modes.</strong></p> '16 Chevrolet Volt http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt <div class="node-body gallery-body">GM is doubling down on the ’16 Volt with a top-to-bottom revamp. It is extending electric range to an EPA-certified 53 miles, redesigning it inside and out and making it more fun to drive. It also brought the base price down to $33,170 before the $7,500 federal tax incentive for EVs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Exterior Product Development Test Drives Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:12:00 +0000 1403831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EREV design delivers EV that does not require compromises or lifestyle changes, but is difficult to explain to non-engineers.</strong></p> ’16 Chevy Camaro Runs With New Crowd, Sort Of http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevy-camaro-runs-new-crowd-sort <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM extinguishes the dinosaur that typified the last-generation model of the bow-tie sports coupe. A sixth go-round of the Camaro produces a lighter, faster, more refined and, dare we say, sophisticated animal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevy-camaro-runs-new-crowd-sort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevy-camaro-runs-new-crowd-sort#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America Industry U.S. Test Drives Miscellaneous Chevrolet Test Drives Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:51:00 +0000 1398551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Chevy Camaro SS before departing Detroit.</strong></p> '16 Chevy Camaro On the Road http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevy-camaro-road <div class="node-body gallery-body">WardsAuto editor James M. Amend takes the '16 Chevy Camaro on one leg of a 48-state road trip conducted by General Motors to launch the sixth-generation of the sports coupe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevy-camaro-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevy-camaro-road#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America Industry U.S. Test Drives Miscellaneous Chevrolet Test Drives Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:50:00 +0000 1398701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 Chevy Camaro SS.</strong></p> Optima Still a Stunner http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/optima-still-stunner <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kia’s Optima remains an above-average competitor in the hotly contested U.S. midsize-car segment thanks to its sharp exterior and on-road performance, although interior design and comfort is mixed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/optima-still-stunner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/optima-still-stunner#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America Industry U.S. Test Drives Miscellaneous Kia Test Drives Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1397311 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 Kia Optima on sale nationwide this month.</strong></p> '16 Kia Optima http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-kia-optima <div class="node-body gallery-body">The '16 Kia Optima maintains its stunning good looks outside, but inside there is a mix of eye-catching and not-so-eye-catching design elements. However, the brand's reputation for easy-to-use controls remains well kept.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-kia-optima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-kia-optima#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America Industry U.S. Test Drives Miscellaneous Kia Test Drives Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:59:00 +0000 1396031 at http://wardsauto.com '16 BMW xDrive28i http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-xdrive28i <div class="node-body gallery-body">'16 BMW X1 gets a major overhaul, including an all-new front-drive-based chassis and powertrain, restyled sheetmetal and a vastly improved interior. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-xdrive28i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-xdrive28i#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Engines U.S. Germany Interiors Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous BMW Exterior Gasoline Interior Product Development Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:51:00 +0000 1398761 at http://wardsauto.com Value, Connectivity Big Plays for ’16 Passat http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/value-connectivity-big-plays-16-passat <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The investment in a midcycle refresh comes in the nick of time, because the brand is reeling from a diesel-emissions-cheating scheme that has blackened its image and knocked the automaker off its perch as the No.1 vehicle seller worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/value-connectivity-big-plays-16-passat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/value-connectivity-big-plays-16-passat#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry U.S. Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Volkswagen Test Drives Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1386201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Entry Passat S adds equipment, holds price line.</strong></p> '16 Volkswagen Passat http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volkswagen-passat <div class="node-body gallery-body">Some new sheet-metal wrinkles and Apple and Android connectivity among the midcycle enhancements for the '16 Passat.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volkswagen-passat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-volkswagen-passat#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry HMI U.S. Interiors Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Volkswagen Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:21:00 +0000 1385171 at http://wardsauto.com