Posts by Michael Hines

Inside the 2021 Lexus GX 460: An Aging Luxury Off-Roader

The crossovers have taken over the mid-size SUV market in recent years. It’s undeniable when you look at the sales figures. However, there is still a place for old school, body-on-frame SUVs — especially among people with active lifestyles. One such truck-based SUV is the 2021 Lexus GX 460. It’s almost mechanically identical to the…

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Inside the 2021 Aston Martin DBX: An SUV Worthy of James Bond

The 2021 Aston Martin DBX is the first SUV ever made by the renowned British automaker in its 107 years of operation. While Aston Martin is best-known for producing cars worthy of fictional super spy James Bond, it was almost inevitable that the company would produce a more family friendly model. Porsche started making SUVs…

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Inside the 2021 Toyota Mirai: A Cutting-Edge Hydrogen Sedan

2021 Toyota Mirai

Toyota has been producing hydrogen fuel-cell cars since 2014. However, the world is only starting to take notice now, especially with the introduction of the all-new 2021 Toyota Mirai. The new 2021 Mirai is a huge improvement over the outgoing model. It offers better styling, improved handling, increased performance, enhanced refinement, and ultimately, more range.…

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Affordable Luxury: 10 Cars With Heated Steering Wheels

Heating steering wheels used to be a marker of luxury in the auto industry. However, that has changed over the past decade or so. Today, just about every manufacturer offers the option of a heated steering wheel. It can sometimes even be found in lower trim levels. If you’ve never used it, it’s an amenity…

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Everything We Know About the 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 (So Far)

2021 Porsche 911 GT3

The long wait for the 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 is almost over. The prototype pictures look promising, and the automaker claims that the production-ready GT3 will be styled a bit differently from the outgoing 991.2 model while still carrying on many of the defining features that have made the track-ready sports car an icon across…

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The 10 Loudest Cars You Can Buy Today

Cars are going to be a lot quieter in the very near future. Almost every automaker has plans to pump out more (or switch entirely to) hybrids and electric vehicles. Things will be especially dire in Europe, where the European Union has a new regulation that limits just how loud new cars can be. Although…

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