Car and Driver May 2022 Issue

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COLUMNS

Editor's Letter: Motown Hits
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By Tony Quiroga

Sound Opinions
All the audiophile brand snobbery in the world can't match the joy of stripping wires and skinning knuckles in pursuit of a boomin' system.
By
Ezra Dyer

M5 Appreciation
On a Southern road trip, Scherr gains a late-blooming understanding of what made the BMW M5 such a driver's darling.
By Elana Scherr


FEATURES

⬇︎Work Shift
The automotive industry is facing a new battery-powered world. How fast is it coming, and how will it affect the engineers of today and tomorrow?
By Greg Fink and Elana Scherr

Photo credit: Carl Wiens - Car and Driver
Photo credit: Carl Wiens - Car and Driver

Missed Signals
Is your car actively helping you drive? The answer isn't as clear as it needs to be.
By Benjamin Hunting

When Animals Attack...or Snack
Insurance claims car get wild, with a whole zoo of creatures out there ready to jump, fly, or chomp their way into your car.
By
Benjamin Hunting

Bright Idea
NHTSA recognizes that lights can be more sophisticated than simple high- and low-beams, which may mean that adaptive headlights can finally be switched on.
By
Csaba Csere

Photo credit: JAMES LIPMAN - Car and Driver
Photo credit: JAMES LIPMAN - Car and Driver

⬆︎Roadmonster
The Boss Wagon (in C/D parlance) is alive and well in a very unlikely way with the final Buick Roadmaster.
By Brett Burke


REVIEWS

⬇︎2022 Porsche Cayman GT4 RS Is a Mid-Engine GT3
A no-compromise development approach results in an amazing mid-engine Cayman that benefits mightily from a 911 GT3 heart transplant.
By Dan Edmunds

Photo credit: Porsche
Photo credit: Porsche

Tested: 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Manual, the Gatekeeper
It may share an engine with the GT4 RS, but a manual 911 GT3 is proof that getting involved is better than worshipping numbers.
By Ezra Dyer

⬇︎Tested: 2022 BMW X3 M40i vs. Genesis GV70 3.5T Sport vs. Lexus RX350 F Sport
Genesis's new luxury compact crossover, the GV70, made a bold entrance. Now it faces off against segment leaders from BMW and Lexus.
By Dan Edmunds

Photo credit: Marc Urbano - Car and Driver
Photo credit: Marc Urbano - Car and Driver

Our 2019 Tesla Model 3 Was a Learning Experience
Over two years and 40,000 miles, our Tesla Model 3 highlighted the novelty and compromise of EVs.
By Dave VanderWerp

Buying Culture
Does the Ford Maverick with its bargain price and thrifty fuel economy, make the small car obsolete? We fire up a 2022 Honda Civic Sport and head to Costco to find out.
By Ezra Dyer

Tested: 2022 Acura NSX Type S Bids a 600-HP Farewell
Acura pulls out the stops for its hybrid supercar's final year of production.
By Matt Farah

First Drive: 2023 Nissan Ariya Joins the Big Leagues
Nissan's new crossover EV aims to make a stronger statement than the brand's dowdy Leaf hatchback.
By Mike Duff

Photo credit: Acura
Photo credit: Acura

⬆︎First Drive: 2022 Acura MDX Type S Aims for Higher Echelons
With its 355-hp turbo V-6 and pricing that tops $70,000, Acura's popular three-row SUV wants to be part of the real luxury-crossover conversation.
By Joey Capparella

Tested: 2022 BMW iX xDrive50 Is a Showstopper
Dramatic and surprising, the electric iX goes bold on design and technology.
By Elana Scherr

⬇︎First Drive: 2023 Subaru Solterra Is EX Meets ORV
With the new Solterra, Subaru brings some off-road cred to the mainstream EV segment.
By Ezra Dyer

Photo credit: Subaru
Photo credit: Subaru

Tested: 2022 Subaru WRX Limited
Last shot at love?
by K.C. Colwell

Tested: 2022 Buick Enclave Avenir AWD Fights for Relevance
Buick's updated Enclave faces stiff competition from newer upscale three-row SUVs.
By David Beard

⬇︎First Drive: 2022 Lincoln Navigator Enters the Tech Era
Lincoln's flagship Navigator SUV evolves with grander style and hands-free driving assistance.
By Mike Sutton

Photo credit: Marc Urbano - Car and Driver
Photo credit: Marc Urbano - Car and Driver



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