Test Drive: 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

How the impressive car held up on the tiny roads between Italy and Slovenia

by Abigail Bassett There is something romantic about cruising through a place that feels still somewhat wild and untouched. A place that has served as the crossroads for trade, culture, and war for centuries has plenty of stories to tell in its red-starred roadside markers and tiny houses whose walls line the roads of small towns, making it feel like you’re driving through deep, impenetrable …

Test Drive: 2015 Lexus NX

This svelte new vehicle gets a beastly snout and moves with turbo or hybrid power

“It’s the next wave of luxury inspired by passion,” says Lexus’ Takeaki Kato, chief engineer of the all-new NX. Hallmarked by a gargantuan grille, the crossover was evidently designed not only to be safe, smart and eco-friendly, but also distinctive. Lexus had young, city-dwellers in mind when creating the NX, which arrives in two distinct versions: a NX 200t, with Lexus’s first ever turbo-charged gasoline …

Test Drive: 2015 Hyundai Genesis

Affordable luxury in a smooth, nimble sedan

by Davis Adams When driving the all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis through Greenville, South Carolina recently, it became very clear: the brand has landed squarely in legitimate luxury car territory, while remaining better value than its German and Japanese competitors. With virtually every aspect of the car improved over the past model, the only hang-up now comes with the attitude toward driving a Hyundai, rather than …

Test Drive: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Grown-up and refined, the German automaker's latest release offers luxury beyond its price point

by Davis Adams Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz launched its 2014 CLA-Class; a handsome, compact sedan targeted squarely at young professionals and newcomers to the luxury market. Truth be told, the CLA has become a benchmark for entry-level premium cars, making no bones about offering legitimate luxury at a semi-affordable price. However, that space belonged to the larger C-Class, so Mercedes invited CH to Marseille to …

Test Drive: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Fuel economy, ruggedness and storage capacity in this affordable hybrid crossover

by Davis Adams Subaru recently invited CH to Key West for a lesson in the brand’s values, as well as an introduction to their very first green car­: the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid. Of the car’s design, Michael McHale (of Subaru North America) says, “Our customers are three times more likely to cycle, three-and-a-half times more likely to hike and four times more likely to …