Test Drives http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/660921/more en Rockin’ and Rollin’ in ’17 Ram Power Wagon http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/rockin-and-rollin-17-ram-power-wagon <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FCA’s niche off-road truck, the Ram Power Wagon, gets a new face and interior enhancements for the ’17 model year, but continues the same super-capable formula that dates back to the postwar original.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/rockin-and-rollin-17-ram-power-wagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/rockin-and-rollin-17-ram-power-wagon#comments Public Test Drives Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:04:00 +0000 1785831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ram Power Wagon tackles rocky terrain and backcountry trails with ease.</strong></p> ’17 Ram Power Wagon http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-ram-power-wagon <div class="node-body gallery-body">Drawing heritage cues from the first civilian Dodge off-roader introduced in 1946, the '17 Ram Power Wagon picks up design cues from the Ram 1500 Rebel and strength from a heavy-duty chassis and 6.4L V-8 hitched to a Borg Warner transfer case and beefy solid axles front and rear. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-ram-power-wagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-ram-power-wagon#comments Public Test Drives Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:03:00 +0000 1785901 at http://wardsauto.com Lexus LC Loaded With Bad-Boy Mojo http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/lexus-lc-loaded-bad-boy-mojo <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The hot as Hades road hugger, with hybrid efficiency, V-8 power and a seductive bright orange, blue and white interior, sets a new course for Lexus. If the LC can’t redefine what makes a great Lexus – and what makes Lexus great – then nothing will.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/lexus-lc-loaded-bad-boy-mojo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/lexus-lc-loaded-bad-boy-mojo#comments Public Test Drives Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:06:00 +0000 1769181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lexus LC 500 with 5.0L V-8 and LC 500h V-6 hybrid goes on sale in May.</strong></p> ’18 Lexus LC 500 and LC 500h http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-lexus-lc-500-and-lc-500h <div class="node-body gallery-body">Inside and out, the Lexus LC 500 and LC 500h hybrid cry out to be ogled, from the short overhangs, flared haunches and narrow, angular wrap-around headlamps and taillamps to the deeply chiseled interior door trim, deployable rear wing and a windshield with about as much slope as a bunny hill. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-lexus-lc-500-and-lc-500h" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/18-lexus-lc-500-and-lc-500h#comments Public Test Drives Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:05:00 +0000 1769551 at http://wardsauto.com Powertrain Gains for ’17 Ford F-150 http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/powertrain-gains-17-ford-f-150 <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford kicks off a 2-year midcycle makeover of its best-selling F-150 light-duty pickup with a heavily revised 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 and an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. A diesel and a new base V-6 are on tap for the ’18 model year.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/powertrain-gains-17-ford-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/powertrain-gains-17-ford-f-150#comments Public 2017 Engines Test Drives Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:15:00 +0000 1761331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>F-150 gets EcoBoost powertrain update for &rsquo;17 model year.</strong></p> Impreza Impresses http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/impreza-impresses <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517"> Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The fifth generation of Subaru’s compact car is 95% new, with much-improved safety, performance and creature comforts that should worry the competition.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/impreza-impresses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/impreza-impresses#comments Public Test Drives Thu, 29 Dec 2016 10:30:00 +0000 1731811 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>CVT-equipped Impreza&nbsp;sedan, hatch on sale now in U.S.</strong></p> '17 Subaru Impreza http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-subaru-impreza <div class="node-body gallery-body">Subaru's smallest U.S. model, the Impreza compact car, grows bigger and sleeker for '17. Although its appearance isn't as flashy as competing C-cars like the Civic, it is full of advanced safety and infotainment technology.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-subaru-impreza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-subaru-impreza#comments Public Test Drives Thu, 29 Dec 2016 10:29:00 +0000 1733191 at http://wardsauto.com Lincoln Continental: Not Your Brother-in-Law’s MKZ http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/lincoln-continental-not-your-brother-law-s-mkz <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lincoln launches an all-new Continental, its first since 2002. The 10th generation of the luxury brand’s flagship, the Continental packs a 400-hp twin-turbo V-6, impeccable interior appointments and a road presence befitting its name.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/lincoln-continental-not-your-brother-law-s-mkz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/lincoln-continental-not-your-brother-law-s-mkz#comments Public Test Drives Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000 1724081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Understated Continental styling sends upscale message.</strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> ’17 Lincoln Continental http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-lincoln-continental <div class="node-body gallery-body">Lincoln taps its heritage to bring back the Continental, but the 10th-generation '17 model bears little resemblance to Continentals past. Styling is modern with classic cues while the interior offers command over every driving aid and passenger comfort.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-lincoln-continental" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/17-lincoln-continental#comments Public Test Drives Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:58:00 +0000 1724111 at http://wardsauto.com Plug-In Pacifica Goes the Distance, And Then Some http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/plug-pacifica-goes-distance-and-then-some <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FCA introduces the first-ever mass-market electrified minivan for North America, the ’17 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. The plug-in hybrid model combines twin electric motors and an Atkinson-cycle V-6 to produce 33 miles of EV range and an estimated 84 mpg-e.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/plug-pacifica-goes-distance-and-then-some" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/plug-pacifica-goes-distance-and-then-some#comments Public Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Test Drives Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:31:00 +0000 1715761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Pacifica Hybrid first-ever PHEV minivan.</strong></p>