Car and Driver, September 2022 Issue

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Photo credit: Car and Driver


Editor's Letter: Our EV of the Year Coverage Awaits Your Feedback
Car and Driver is all about the joyful noise of the commentariat.
By Tony Quiroga

Tesla's New Reality
Once the unrivaled leader in electric vehicles, Tesla seems unconcerned that the Supercharger network is its last big advantage.
By Ezra Dyer

Do AI-equipped Vehicles Have Feelings, Too?
Do smart-car drivers need to be on their best behavior? Artificial-intelligence experts weigh in on what vehicles that think might feel and tell us how to motor with manners.
By Elana Scherr


Photo credit: Charlie Magee - Car and Driver
Photo credit: Charlie Magee - Car and Driver

⬆︎2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Has 518-HP and Insane Aero Elements
Porsche's latest hardcore GT3 RS trades top speed for top-speed stability and costs around $63,000 more than a standard GT3.
By Derek Powell


The Evolution of the Driver's Seat
A look at the evolution of the driver's perch in the Mercedes-Benz S-class.
By Elana Scherr

Now There's a Crowdsourced Website That Tracks Car-Dealer Markups
You won't believe how much some auto dealers are tacking onto sticker prices these days.
Jack Fitzgerald

Where to Take Your Car on a Road Trip to the Mountains
Take your favorite car to the mountains for vacation. In our case, it was the 2023 Acura Integra.
By Elana Scherr

Photo credit: Jamey Price - Car and Driver
Photo credit: Jamey Price - Car and Driver

⬆︎How 'Drive to Survive' Helped Formula 1 Win Over America
The Netflix series Formula 1: Drive to Survive turned F1 racing into must-binge TV and packed fans in the stands.
By Steven Cole Smith

Interview With an Electric Car
We sit down for a revealing conversation with a modern EV.
By Car and Driver

Presenting Car and Driver's 2022 EV of the Year

Photo credit: John Roe - Car and Driver
Photo credit: John Roe - Car and Driver

⬆︎Winner: Hyundai Ioniq 5
If you want to know why the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is our EV of the Year, just look at it.
By Ezra Dyer

The Contenders
It's back by popular demand. We spend weeks testing, charging, driving, charging, measuring, and (did we mention?) charging all the newest EVs to determine the best.

Audi E-Tron GT
BMW i4 M50
Cadillac Lyriq 450E Debut Edition

Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV
Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT
Genesis Electrified G80
Genesis GV60 Performance
GMC Hunner EV Pickup
Hyundai Kona Electric
Kia EV6 Wind AWD
Lucid Air Grand Touring
Mercedes-AMG EQS 4Matic+
Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo
Rivian R1T Launch Edition
Tesla Model S Plaid
Volvo C40 Recharge

Photo credit: Michael Simari - Car and Driver
Photo credit: Michael Simari - Car and Driver

⬆︎Tested: How Towing Affects the Electric Pickups—Hummer EV, Rivian R1T, and Ford F-150 Lightning
Towing a trailer with an EV pickup might be easy, but it kills range fast.
Dave VanderWerp

Here's How Fast the Latest EVs can Charge
What really matters is how long it takes to add real-world miles, which we calculated for our EV of the Year contenders.
Dave VanderWerp

EV Highway Range Can Be Very Different Than the EPA Numbers
Range matters mainly if you travel long distances, and it's only one factor on a long list that includes performance. Still, this is what new EV shoppers worry about, so we show you how they compare.
By Dave VanderWerp

Photo credit: Michael Simari - Car and Driver
Photo credit: Michael Simari - Car and Driver

⬆︎No Public Charger, No Problem: Some EV Enthusiasts Let Strangers Juice Up At Their House
The EV app PlugShare includes some private homes, so we set off to visit purveyors of electric generosity.
By Elana Scherr

Lucid Air Dethrones Tesla Model S as New EV 1000 King of the Ring
On our 1000-mile loop meant to measure the current state of EV interstate travel, the Lucid won by a big margin. But its victory didn't come without drama.
By David Beard

Battery Swapping? Fire Risks? and Other Burning EV Questions
As we celebrate naming our second annual EV of the Year, we answer the difficult questions about electric cars.
By Car and Driver


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

⬆︎Tested: 2023 Cadillac Lyriq 450E Debut Edition
Cadillac's first electric car brings the comfort and even grace that we expect from the GM luxury brand, but without the neck-snapping acceleration some EV buyers may be longing for.
by Tony Quiroga

2023 McLaren Artura Hits Its Numbers
McLaren's new hybrid V-6 supercar brings big performance but isn't as engaging as the company's recent V-8 models.
By Brett Berk

2023 Cadillac Escalade V Tested: Power and Money
Cadillac's new flagship SUV tries to justify its $151,490 price with 682 supercharged horsepower.
By Greg Fink

Photo credit: Michael Simari - Car and Driver
Photo credit: Michael Simari - Car and Driver

⬆︎Tested: 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Lives Up to the Hype
It isn't pretty, but it's the most capable production off-roader ever built.
By David Beard

2023 Mercedes-AMG C43 Has Less Engine, More Power
The extra-sportified version of the new C-class rushes headlong into AMG's downsized future.
By Mike Duff

Photo credit: Andi Hedrick - Car and Driver
Photo credit: Andi Hedrick - Car and Driver

⬆︎Compared: 2022 Acura MDX Type S vs 2022 Dodge Durango SRT 392
The Durango SRT 392 and MDX Type S are three-row family haulers adorned with famed performance badges, but only one truly lives up to its legacy.
By Eric Stafford

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