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Driven: 2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD F Sport

Driven: 2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD F Sport

When it comes to smooth and comfortable sedans, the Lexus ES is among the best you can buy. When the weather gets rough, we’d prefer an all-wheel-drive model. We spent a week behind the wheel of the ES 250 AWD F Sport, which can send power to all four wheels, instilling confidence and control in inclement conditions.

Driven: 2021 Mazda3 Turbo 2.5 Hatchback

Driven: 2021 Mazda3 Turbo 2.5 Hatchback

The Mazda3 hatchback is one good-looking car, with its shooting brake profile and the sleek, sculptural design Mazda is known for. But beauty is way more than skin deep, especially now that you can equip the car with a 2.5L turbo engine and an all-wheel drivetrain. We spent a wintry week with one and are here to share our enthusiasm.

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Audi RS e-tron GT

Audi RS e-tron GT

Sharing underpinnings from the Porsche Taycan, Audi’s performance EV produces 637 hp and 612 lb-ft. of torque, launching the AWD sportback sedan from 0-to-60 in just 3.1 seconds. The RS also has a lightweight carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic roof, matrix LED headlights, 20-inch sport wheels, and an upgraded interior.

2020 Land Rover Defender

2020 Land Rover Defender

Land Rover’s rugged off-roader is back. It comes in 2-door (90) and 4-door (110) models, with a highly-configurable interior, twin-speed transmission, advanced terrain management systems, electronic active differential, air suspension, and can wade in up to 35.4″ of water. Choose from a 3.0L 395hp I6 MHEV or a 2.0L 296hp turbo I4.

Trail Trek Tour 2018

Trail Trek Tour 2018

We joined up with a team of men’s lifestyle and automotive experts in the woods of Virginia to see if seven everyday crossover utility vehicles could handle a rugged off-road course, and to pick our favorites. Read on for our top picks and the overall winners from the first Trail Trek Tour.

MINI Clubman ALL4

MINI Clubman ALL4

MINI recently revamped its Clubman more spacious for passengers and cargo. The ALL4 variant gains the ability to handle a variety of terrain, thanks to its AWD system that can dynamically allocate power to front or rear wheels, and enhances cornering ability.

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