Test Drives http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/660921/more en All-New Wrangler Capable and Civil http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/all-new-wrangler-capable-and-civil <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Wrangler’s once-a-decade makeover gives the all-new ’18 model surprisingly civilized on-road manners without sacrificing one iota of the iconic Jeep’s rugged off-road prowess.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/all-new-wrangler-capable-and-civil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/all-new-wrangler-capable-and-civil#comments Public Test Drives Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:01:00 +0000 2068231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rock crawling comes easy for all-new Wrangler Rubicon.</strong></p> Honda Civic Type R Satisfies a Primal Urge http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/honda-civic-type-r-satisfies-primal-urge <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 5-door Civic Type R hatchback comes with a red-hot interior, a boy-racer wing that adds 66 lbs. of downforce, an aggressively tuned suspension, sticky tires and a throaty 3-way exhaust. With 306 hp, it’s the most powerful Honda ever sold in the U.S.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/honda-civic-type-r-satisfies-primal-urge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/honda-civic-type-r-satisfies-primal-urge#comments Public Test Drives Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:01:00 +0000 2045831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda Civic Type R makes most of 306-hp 2.0L turbo-4.</strong></p> ’17 Honda Civic Type R http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-honda-civic-type-r <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Type R, manufactured in Swindon, U.K., comes along at a higher price point ($33,900, about $10,000 more than a less-potent Civic Si), but it will add incrementally to the sales tally. By the end of this year, Honda expects to sell about 2,500 Type R hatchbacks and to double that number in 2018.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-honda-civic-type-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-honda-civic-type-r#comments Public Test Drives Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000 2045881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Red Honda logo first time seen in U.S. product.</strong></p> Mustang Makes Most of Midcycle Redo http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/mustang-makes-most-midcycle-redo <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The original pony car gets a significant refresh for the ’18 model year, borrowing performance extras from the GT350 and Focus RS along with some stunning new technologies (see embedded video, p.3).</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/mustang-makes-most-midcycle-redo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/mustang-makes-most-midcycle-redo#comments Public Test Drives Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:01:00 +0000 2024421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mustang stance lower for &rsquo;18.</strong></p> ’18 Ford Mustang http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-ford-mustang <div class="node-body gallery-body">For a midcycle makeover, Ford designers and engineers put considerable new content into the ’18 Mustang, including heavily reworked powertrains, sheetmetal changes and a slick digital instrument cluster.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-ford-mustang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-ford-mustang#comments Public Test Drives Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000 2023951 at http://wardsauto.com ’18 Buick Enclave Feast for American Tastes http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-buick-enclave-feast-american-tastes <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 7-passenger Enclave is Buick’s golden-roasted turkey, a feast for the eyes and as satisfying to the palate of today’s car buyers as anything on the table.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-buick-enclave-feast-american-tastes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-buick-enclave-feast-american-tastes#comments Public Test Drives Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:07:00 +0000 2011031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;18 Buick Enclave Avenir.</strong></p> '18 Buick Enclave http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-buick-enclave <div class="node-body gallery-body">Redesigned '18 Buick Enclave, all-new Enclave Avenir stylish, comfortable, connected 7-passenger crossover (see related story: ’18 Buick Enclave Feast for American Tastes).</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-buick-enclave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-buick-enclave#comments Public Test Drives Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:06:00 +0000 2012171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;18 Buick Enclave</strong></p> Expedition Ready for Big Role http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/expedition-ready-big-role <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s fullsize Expedition SUV gets a complete makeover for ’18 including an aluminum body, a 10-speed transmission and impressive on- and off-road capabilities.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/expedition-ready-big-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/expedition-ready-big-role#comments Public Test Drives Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:33:00 +0000 2009701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Longer, wider &rsquo;18 Expedition still handles well for a large SUV.</strong></p> ’18 Ford Expedition http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-ford-expedition <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ford says its all-new ’18 Expedition is primed and ready to take advantage of a growing appetite for fullsize SUVs. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-ford-expedition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-ford-expedition#comments Public Test Drives Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:29:00 +0000 2009721 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Packs More Into Accent http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/hyundai-packs-more-accent <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517"> Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai says relatively basic vehicles are an important entry point into a brand for many buyers, helping build loyalty as well as being an alternative to a used car.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/hyundai-packs-more-accent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/hyundai-packs-more-accent#comments Public Test Drives Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000 2008291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">Next-gen Accent on sale late November in U.S.</strong></p>