2023 Tesla Model 3, Audi Q4 top this week’s news and car reviews

This week we drove the future and the past, getting seat time in Audi’s new entry-level electric crossover and thumping around in the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro throwback. Between these ends of the automotive spectrum, we revisited a range of electric and gas sedans, as well as one of the best roadsters money can buy. 

Here’s what moved us.  

2023 Tesla Model 3 review

The top-selling electric sedan shows how to balance efficiency and performance like no other EV, but it fumbles some of the details—still earning a great TCC Rating of 8.0 out of 10. 

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS review

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS ups the luxury ante among EVs, though its design falls short of the S-Class sedan. It earns a TCC Rating of 7.8 out of 10.

First drive: 2023 Audi Q4 falls short of other luxury electric SUVs

The Q4 lacks driving excitement but has an excellent interface and roomy, quiet cabin.

2023 Genesis G80 review

It’s gorgeous and sumptuous, and worth a long look against rival mid-size luxury sedans. It earns a TCC Rating of 7.5 out of 10. 

2023 Porsche 718 review

The Porsche 718 Cayman coupe and Boxster roadster tip the sports-car scales with exceptional handling and performance. They get a 6.8 out of 10. 

NHTSA: Car crashes cost Americans $340B, or $1,035 per person 

A sweeping report puts a big number to 2019 losses in insurance, damages, and time.

2023 Audi A8 review

Svelte and tech-forward, the Audi A8 and S8 offer a conservative alternative to BMW and Mercedes-Benz full-size sedans. It’s a 6.6 out of 10.

Test drive: 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro channels old-school charms

The aging Toyota 4Runner has its charms, especially in TRD Pro guise, but its old bones create a compromised package.

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