Opinion

As for which Crosstrek we’d buy, the hybrid would certainly be tempting. After all, it’s both quicker and more fuel efficient. But because we don’t have charger access at our apartment, a plug-in hybrid doesn’t make sense. Oh, and it’s $36,000 with destination. We could probably swing a decent down payment after selling our Forester,
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“What SUV should I buy?” It’s a question consumers ask themselves every day, but what would online editor Alex Nishimoto drive? Keep reading for the answer, and see other editors’ picks here. I’ve been putting off buying a new car for more than half my life. I learned to dread the process as a kid
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“What SUV should I buy?” It’s a question consumers ask themselves every day, but what would senior production editor Zach Gale drive? Keep reading for the answer, and see other editors’ picks here. The effect was transformative, even if it didn’t happen overnight. Once my concern heightened about the negative impact humans are having on
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“What SUV should I buy?” It’s a question consumers ask themselves every day, but what would associate online editor Stefan Ogbac drive? Keep reading for the answer, and see other editors’ picks here. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek meets my requirements for a practical vehicle to drive daily. Its combination of tech, safety, versatility, and value
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I don’t get all the breathless hype around the 2020 Toyota Supra. Yes, I know it’s quick and sticks to the road like a burr to a blanket. And no, I’m not annoyed that much of it was engineered by BMW. It’s just that, slightly goofball styling aside, it doesn’t move the needle one iota.
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Have you been paying attention to the international moon race going on right now? I’d somehow missed the fact that countries ranging from India and Israel to China and Japan all have moon missions underway or imminent. Yep, Google Israel’s privately funded Beresheet mission, India’s Chandrayaan-2 (complete with lunar rover), and China’s Chang’e-4. That one’s
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Global regulations are driving the vehicle fleet toward econobox efficiency and/or increased electrification. But to succeed in a cheap-gas economy, these fuel/electron sippers will need to be as fun and comfortable to drive as our current favorite carbon spewers. GKN Driveline recently showed off several “life hack” technologies for preserving driving fun as the carbon
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Some Googling will turn up lots of academic studies of pulsed charging, but GBatteries’ secret is in the adaptive nature of the pulsing frequency, which constantly pulses parameters like amplitude, width, and periodicity, interspersing discharge cycles as necessary. Artificial intelligence programmed into the controller monitors the battery’s dynamic impedance, or resistance to current flow, tailoring
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America’s current infatuation with SUVs was either a perfect storm of circumstance or a return to a familiar form. To some, it was a savvy marketing construct to embrace our disused frontier spirit, play off our post-9/11 survivalist crisis, and excuse our migration from unhip minivans and dowdy sedans into something cooler to haul our
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Then there’s Instagram’s stigegyptiancousin, who suggests that Grand Theft Auto Online should add this car to the game. But why limit appreciation of the Bugatti to a game? daltoonnnn on Instagram described the one-off as the “most expensive hot wheel I’ve seen.” Not all responses were as straightforward. The Bugatti La Voiture Noir (it’s a one-off)pic.twitter.com/H8G519OyfD
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After decades of posturing about how high-speed rail was going to be California’s transportation salvation, new Governor Gavin Newsom poleaxed the overwrought, overthought, and way overbudget choo-choo. I’m sure Newsom did some version of the following math: The proposed budget for the L.A.-to-San Francisco high-speed train was $77 billion, and growing. That’s $200 million per
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