Test Drives http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/660921/more en VW Maps Out Proper CUV, At Last http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/vw-maps-out-proper-cuv-last <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Late to the party, the new 3-row Volkswagen Atlas arrives next month with a $30,500 starting price and styling inside and out that leans toward simple and straightforward. Finally, VW has a proper ute, made by Americans for Americans.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/vw-maps-out-proper-cuv-last" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/vw-maps-out-proper-cuv-last#comments Public Test Drives Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:03:00 +0000 1848711 at http://wardsauto.com <p>All-new Atlas goes on sale in May.</p> Tom Murphy ’18 Volkswagen Atlas http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-volkswagen-atlas <div class="node-body gallery-body">Designed and engineered in Wolfsburg with input from U.S. staff, the Atlas evolved from VW’s 2013 CrossBlue concept and is starting to roll off the line in Chattanooga, TN. The automaker invested $900 million at the plant for the Atlas launch.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-volkswagen-atlas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-volkswagen-atlas#comments Public Test Drives Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:02:00 +0000 1848921 at http://wardsauto.com Honda Brings Clarity to Fuel-Cell Future http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/honda-brings-clarity-fuel-cell-future <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Honda’s third-generation Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle offers a real-world 366-mile range in a well-appointed and highly contented sedan. Only available in California, a battery-electric and a 50-state plug-in hybrid join the Clarity lineup later this year.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/honda-brings-clarity-fuel-cell-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/honda-brings-clarity-fuel-cell-future#comments Public Test Drives Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1833851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda&rsquo;s third-generation fuel-cell vehicle on sale now in California.</strong></p> ’17 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-honda-clarity-fuel-cell <div class="node-body gallery-body">Honda's latest fuel-cell vehicle, the '17 Clarity, improves on the two previous generations with a more compact fuel-cell stack and powertrain that fits under the hood of an Accord-sized sedan. Honda expects Clarity to grow its fuel-cell vehicle sales into the thousands of units. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-honda-clarity-fuel-cell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-honda-clarity-fuel-cell#comments Public Test Drives Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:59:00 +0000 1833901 at http://wardsauto.com ’18 Chevy Equinox Plays It Down Middle http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-chevy-equinox-plays-it-down-middle <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ’18 Equinox is redone from head to tail in a bid to surge ahead of key competitors such as the newly redesigned Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-chevy-equinox-plays-it-down-middle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-chevy-equinox-plays-it-down-middle#comments Public Test Drives Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:56:00 +0000 1832731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;18 Chevy Equinox.</strong></p> '18 Chevrolet Equinox http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-chevrolet-equinox <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Chevy Equinox, GM's best-selling CUV, receives an extensive redesign to punch up exterior looks, modernize its interior and upgrade its powertrain to maintain competitiveness in a crowded segment.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-chevrolet-equinox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-chevrolet-equinox#comments Public Test Drives Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:55:00 +0000 1832811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;18&nbsp;Chevy Equinox.</strong></p> '18 Toyota C-HR http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-toyota-c-hr <div class="node-body gallery-body">Toyota's new small CUV has style in spades on the outside. The interior has some too, but needs more color.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-toyota-c-hr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-toyota-c-hr#comments Public Test Drives Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:32:00 +0000 1823661 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota C-HR Agile, But Imperfect http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/toyota-c-hr-agile-imperfect <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517"> Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota’s first swipe at the small-CUV segment in the U.S. is strong on handling and style, but needs a torquier engine and more interior color and technology.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/toyota-c-hr-agile-imperfect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/toyota-c-hr-agile-imperfect#comments Public Test Drives Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:32:00 +0000 1823931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;18 Toyota C-HR on sale in U.S. in April.</strong></p> ’17 Mazda CX-5 No Joke http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-mazda-cx-5-no-joke <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“When you are driving the vehicle, get a mental picture of my crisis,” the vehicle’s program manager says tongue-in-cheek. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-mazda-cx-5-no-joke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-mazda-cx-5-no-joke#comments Public Test Drives Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:10:00 +0000 1821211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The redone midsize CUV starts at $24,045.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> '17 Mazda CX-5 http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-mazda-cx-5 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Mazda says it has made nearly 700 improvements to the redone CUV. (See related story ’17 Mazda CX-5 No Joke)</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-mazda-cx-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-mazda-cx-5#comments Public Test Drives Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:05:00 +0000 1821181 at http://wardsauto.com