Test Drives http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/66021/more en Maybach Designed for Moguls, Not Enthusiasts http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/maybach-designed-moguls-not-enthusiasts <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Put yourself in the place of a wealthy businessman in China, who uses the car as a rolling office in giant, traffic-choked cities and it makes perfect sense. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/maybach-designed-moguls-not-enthusiasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/maybach-designed-moguls-not-enthusiasts#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Mercedes Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Interior Product Development Seats Test Drives Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:52:00 +0000 1311101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Opulent rear seating area and ultra-quiet cabin distinguish Maybach S600.&nbsp;</strong></p> Mercedes-Benz photo '16 Maybach S600 http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-maybach-s600 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Maybach S600 rear-seating area is extravagant even by Mercedes S-Class standards, including deep-pile lamb’s-wool floor mats, and airline business-class style seats and fold-out personal tables.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-maybach-s600" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-maybach-s600#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Maybach Product Development Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:51:00 +0000 1319881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>More legroom and extravagance define Maybach S600.</strong></p> '16 Scion iA and iM http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-scion-ia-and-im <div class="node-body gallery-body">The subcompact Scion iA sedan and compact Scion iM hatchback have a lot of standard goodies for $15,700 and $18,460, including high-quality interior materials and more standard tech and safety features than the competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-scion-ia-and-im" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-scion-ia-and-im#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America U.S. Scion Test Drives Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:02:00 +0000 1305281 at http://wardsauto.com New iA, iM Fresh Blood Scion Needs http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-ia-im-fresh-blood-scion-needs <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New B- and C-cars have high-quality interior materials and scads of standard features most competitors lack, although their engines could benefit from more horsepower and torque.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-ia-im-fresh-blood-scion-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-ia-im-fresh-blood-scion-needs#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America U.S. Scion Test Drives Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:01:00 +0000 1304701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 Scion iA and iM on sale Sept. 1.</strong></p> Sonata Hybrid Doesn’t Raise MPG Bar, Plug-In Does http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/sonata-hybrid-doesn-t-raise-mpg-bar-plug-does <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The next generation of Hyundai’s midsize hybrid sedan is just on par with the Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry, and underperforms the Honda Accord. The plug-in, thanks to its class-leading range, is a winner.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/sonata-hybrid-doesn-t-raise-mpg-bar-plug-does" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/sonata-hybrid-doesn-t-raise-mpg-bar-plug-does#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America U.S. Hyundai Test Drives Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:01:00 +0000 1289701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sonata Hybrid on sale this summer in U.S.</strong></p> '16 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-hyundai-sonata-hybrid-and-plug-hybrid <div class="node-body gallery-body">New Sonata hybrid and plug-in hybrid models are very similar in appearance to the conventional Sonata, minus the addition of unique badging, aerodynamic tweaks. plus unique interior displays. (See related story: Sonata Hybrid Doesn’t Raise MPG Bar, Plug-In Does.)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-hyundai-sonata-hybrid-and-plug-hybrid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-hyundai-sonata-hybrid-and-plug-hybrid#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America U.S. Hyundai Test Drives Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1289791 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat 500X Right Car at Right Time http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/fiat-500x-right-car-right-time <div class="node-body article-body">The Fiat 500X CUV is tailored toward U.S. consumers and resides in a segment expected to grow markedly over the next several years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/fiat-500x-right-car-right-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/fiat-500x-right-car-right-time#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Fiat Automatic Exterior Gasoline Interior Manual Suspension Turbocharger Test Drives Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:34:00 +0000 1293611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500X styling cues reminiscent of 500 stablemate.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> '16 Fiat 500X http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-fiat-500x <div class="node-body gallery-body">Fiat hopes the 500X will appeal to U.S. consumers after previous vehicle entries have failed to generate large sales volumes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-fiat-500x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-fiat-500x#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Fiat Automatic Exterior Gasoline Interior Manual Suspension Turbocharger Test Drives Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:33:00 +0000 1293631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 500X first CUV entry in U.S. market from Italian automaker.&nbsp;</strong></p> Fighter Jets Inspired ’16 Nissan Maxima http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/fighter-jets-inspired-16-nissan-maxima <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As part of creating the eighth-generation sedan, a Nissan crew spent quality time with the Blue Angels jet-fighter air-show team.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/fighter-jets-inspired-16-nissan-maxima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/fighter-jets-inspired-16-nissan-maxima#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Nissan Test Drives Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:01:00 +0000 1289051 at http://wardsauto.com '16 Nissan Maxima http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-maxima <div class="node-body gallery-body">As part of creating the eighth-generation sedan, a Nissan crew spent quality time with the Blue Angels jet-fighter air-show team.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-maxima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-nissan-maxima#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America U.S. Nissan Test Drives Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1289041 at http://wardsauto.com