Season 36 of MotorWeek, television’s longest-running automotive series, will feature a hands-on exploration of the future of autonomous driving. Host John Davis and the MotorWeek crew examine how the push towards driverless vehicles is already impacting the cars we drive today. Episodes will highlight reviews of the now emerging Congested Traffic Self-Drive systems, and how rapidly established safety features like Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist are maturing and influencing new car buying decisions. Season 36 will also investigate if adding autonomous safety systems to new cars means a rise in the cost of ownership for maintenance.
As always, new vehicle Road Tests, that consumers can depend on, remain the core of the series. We also continue to monitor the march towards higher mandated fuel economy and how the latest powertrain technologies, from turbocharging to all-electrics, are impacting new car designs. From sedans to sport utility vehicles, exotics and economy cars, our staff gets comfortable behind the wheel of more than 150 vehicles annually. In season 36, MotorWeek will also test the rankings of vehicles such as the 2016 Jaguar XJL Portfolio, the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, the 2016 Toyota Avalon, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2017 Audi TTS Coupe.
MotorWeek’s feature line-up will continue with the return of Goss’ Garage with Master Technician Pat Goss offering know-it-yourself car care advice; Yolanda Vazquez keeps viewers in the know with consumer news and trends in Motor News; Over the Edge Reporter Zach Maskell turns up the fun with a look at the auto world in overdrive; Feature Reporter Lauren Morrison will deliver information on driving and automotive safety, money-saving advice, as well as the latest technological advances in FYI; while Brian Robinson takes a look of the two-wheel experience reviewing the newest motorcycles and scooters in Two Wheelin’.
MotorWeek's team of reporters and photographers are true road warriors, traveling the world covering auto shows and new vehicle launches. As one of the first mainstream media outlets to provide regular coverage of advances in green motoring technologies and the use of alternative fuels, MotorWeek is tuned in to consumer demand for the latest on fuel efficient vehicles. MotorWeek's magazine-style format features regular segments that both entertain and inform:
From sedans to sport utility vehicles, to exotics and economy cars, every vehicle takes a spin on the MotorWeek track. A series of rigorous tests evaluates each vehicle on performance, technology, practicality and efficiency.
MotorWeek puts two or more vehicles from the same segment through a side-by-side comparison test to give consumers a better idea of how the competition stacks up.
MotorWeek features Quick Spins of the latest vehicles to hit the MotorWeek lot or First Looks from recent trips we've been on. We can't wait to get behind the wheel and give viewers our First Impressions.
Long-Term Road Test
Vehicles in MotorWeek’s Long-Term test fleet are reviewed for up to one year and 30,000 miles. Careful logs are kept to record fuel economy and repairs, and frequent updates show the ups and downs of living with the most popular new models as they get tempered with time.
Pat Goss, MotorWeek’s resident master technician, helps viewers keep their cars on the road and out of the garage with vehicle repair and maintenance tips.
Reporter Yolanda Vazquez gives consumers the inside track on timely, in-depth automotive information.
MotorWeek tracks auto industry news, focusing on crash tests, safety ratings, new advances in technology and the latest developments in the auto industry.
Over the Edge
If it’s off-the-wall and it’s automotive, Zach Maskell will track it down in this unique look at the auto world gone extreme.
A fun, fast-paced lifestyle feature on the trendiest automotive gear on the planet! Greg Carloss and Ben Davis dig up the hottest automotive accessories and the hippest apparel.
Producer and Two Wheelin’ correspondent Brian Robinson reviews the latest motorcycles and scooters, testing them on the street and on the track.
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