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2018 Kia Stinger GT: Rear-Wheel Drive, Korean Style!  - Ignition Ep. 181
2018 Kia Stinger GT: Rear-Wheel Drive, Korean Style! - Ignition Ep. 181
Published: 2017/09/25
Channel: Motor Trend Channel
2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder vs. 2017 Porsche Turbo Cabriolet - Head 2 Head Ep. 93
2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder vs. 2017 Porsche Turbo Cabriolet - Head 2 Head Ep. 93
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Motor Trend Channel
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R vs. 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo - Head 2 Head Ep. 92
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R vs. 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo - Head 2 Head Ep. 92
Published: 2017/08/23
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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S: Better Than Ever, But What’s That Sound?  - Ignition Ep. 180
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S: Better Than Ever, But What’s That Sound? - Ignition Ep. 180
Published: 2017/09/11
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE: Chevy Sharpens Its Lead Pipe - Ignition Ep. 179
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE: Chevy Sharpens Its Lead Pipe - Ignition Ep. 179
Published: 2017/08/28
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Published: 2017/09/21
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2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive—Is This Super Sedan a Proper Porsche? - Ignition Ep. 178
2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive—Is This Super Sedan a Proper Porsche? - Ignition Ep. 178
Published: 2017/08/14
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2017 Tesla Model S P100D vs. 2017 Audi RS7 Performance - Head 2 Head Ep. 88
2017 Tesla Model S P100D vs. 2017 Audi RS7 Performance - Head 2 Head Ep. 88
Published: 2017/05/03
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Supercharger Tuning and Proven Power! - Engine Masters Ep. 25
Supercharger Tuning and Proven Power! - Engine Masters Ep. 25
Published: 2017/09/18
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R - Head 2 Head Ep. 90
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R - Head 2 Head Ep. 90
Published: 2017/06/28
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2017 Ford GT: An All-American Supercar! - Ignition Ep. 175
2017 Ford GT: An All-American Supercar! - Ignition Ep. 175
Published: 2017/07/03
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2017 Lamborghini Huracán Performante: Can a Bull Jump Over the Moon? - Ignition Ep. 177
2017 Lamborghini Huracán Performante: Can a Bull Jump Over the Moon? - Ignition Ep. 177
Published: 2017/07/31
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2017 Jaguar F-Pace S vs. 2017 Porsche Macan GTS - Head 2 Head Ep. 87
2017 Jaguar F-Pace S vs. 2017 Porsche Macan GTS - Head 2 Head Ep. 87
Published: 2017/04/05
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2017 Nissan R35 GT-R, Hakosuka & R32 Skyline: The Godzilla Legend Lives on! - Ignition Ep. 176
2017 Nissan R35 GT-R, Hakosuka & R32 Skyline: The Godzilla Legend Lives on! - Ignition Ep. 176
Published: 2017/07/17
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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country: The Wagon Is Back - With an Off-Road Twist! - Ignition Ep. 174
2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country: The Wagon Is Back - With an Off-Road Twist! - Ignition Ep. 174
Published: 2017/06/19
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport vs. Porsche 911 Carrera S - Head 2 Head Ep. 82
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport vs. Porsche 911 Carrera S - Head 2 Head Ep. 82
Published: 2016/11/09
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Defying the Elements - Motor Trend Presents
Defying the Elements - Motor Trend Presents
Published: 2017/09/01
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver's Car Contender
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Motor Trend Channel
Picking the 2016 Motor Trend Best Driver
Picking the 2016 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car!
Published: 2016/09/22
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: Meet the Supercar Destroying Camaro! - Ignition Ep. 168
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: Meet the Supercar Destroying Camaro! - Ignition Ep. 168
Published: 2017/03/27
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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs. 2017 Toyota 86 - Head 2 Head Ep. 89
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs. 2017 Toyota 86 - Head 2 Head Ep. 89
Published: 2017/05/31
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2017 Jaguar XE 35t vs. 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 - Head 2 Head Ep. 91
2017 Jaguar XE 35t vs. 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 - Head 2 Head Ep. 91
Published: 2017/07/26
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro LT 1LE vs. 2016 BMW M2 - Head 2 Head Ep. 86
2017 Chevrolet Camaro LT 1LE vs. 2016 BMW M2 - Head 2 Head Ep. 86
Published: 2017/03/08
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2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver's Car Contender
Published: 2017/09/20
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2017 Aston Martin DB11: Is It the Most Important Aston Martin Ever Made? - Ignition Ep. 170
2017 Aston Martin DB11: Is It the Most Important Aston Martin Ever Made? - Ignition Ep. 170
Published: 2017/04/24
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2016 McLaren 570GT Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver
2016 McLaren 570GT Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver's Car Contender
Published: 2017/09/18
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2017 Ford Raptor with Ken Block: Meet the World
2017 Ford Raptor with Ken Block: Meet the World's Best Flying Truck! - Ignition Ep. 169
Published: 2017/04/10
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2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso: Why Ferrari Still Gets It! - Ignition Ep. 173
2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso: Why Ferrari Still Gets It! - Ignition Ep. 173
Published: 2017/06/05
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Army Surplus Humvee Built to Rockcrawl—Awesome or Awful? - Dirt Every Day Ep. 67
Army Surplus Humvee Built to Rockcrawl—Awesome or Awful? - Dirt Every Day Ep. 67
Published: 2017/09/05
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2018 Lexus LC500: Never Judge a Book by Its Cover!  - Ignition Ep. 172
2018 Lexus LC500: Never Judge a Book by Its Cover! - Ignition Ep. 172
Published: 2017/05/22
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2016 BMW M4 GTS: When Extreme Isn’t Extreme Enough? - Ignition Ep. 162
2016 BMW M4 GTS: When Extreme Isn’t Extreme Enough? - Ignition Ep. 162
Published: 2016/10/17
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver's Car Contender
Published: 2017/09/19
Channel: Motor Trend Channel
Junkyard-Rescue 1969 Mustang Mach 1! - Roadkill Ep. 66
Junkyard-Rescue 1969 Mustang Mach 1! - Roadkill Ep. 66
Published: 2017/07/14
Channel: Motor Trend Channel
2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S: Four’s A Party - Ignition Ep. 171
2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S: Four’s A Party - Ignition Ep. 171
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: Motor Trend Channel
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: The Return of the Italian Sport Sedan! - Ignition Ep. 167
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: The Return of the Italian Sport Sedan! - Ignition Ep. 167
Published: 2017/03/13
Channel: Motor Trend Channel
2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 vs. 2017 Bentley Continental GT Black Edition — Head 2 Head Ep. 84
2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 vs. 2017 Bentley Continental GT Black Edition — Head 2 Head Ep. 84
Published: 2017/01/11
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver
2017 Aston Martin DB11 Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver's Car Contender
Published: 2017/09/18
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Racing One Lap of America! Kinda. - Roadkill Ep. 68
Racing One Lap of America! Kinda. - Roadkill Ep. 68
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: Motor Trend Channel
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver's Car Contender
Published: 2017/09/19
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2017 Acura NSX vs. 2017 Nissan GT-R - Head 2 Head Ep. 81
2017 Acura NSX vs. 2017 Nissan GT-R - Head 2 Head Ep. 81
Published: 2016/10/19
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs. Everything! - Head 2 Head Ep. 85
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs. Everything! - Head 2 Head Ep. 85
Published: 2017/02/08
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Countdown to the Continental Monterey Grand Prix – Motor Trend Presents
Countdown to the Continental Monterey Grand Prix – Motor Trend Presents
Published: 2017/09/20
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Update on the Crop Duster - Roadkill Extra
Update on the Crop Duster - Roadkill Extra
Published: 2017/09/23
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REPLAY: Day 1 - HOT ROD Drag Week 2017 from Cordova International Raceway
REPLAY: Day 1 - HOT ROD Drag Week 2017 from Cordova International Raceway
Published: 2017/09/11
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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver's Car Contender
Published: 2017/09/20
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Picking the 2015 Motor Trend Best Driver
Picking the 2015 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car!
Published: 2015/10/01
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How to Plan Your 4x4 Build - Dirt Every Day Extra
How to Plan Your 4x4 Build - Dirt Every Day Extra
Published: 2017/09/24
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Building Finnegan's Dream-Car Firebird! - Roadkill Ep. 67
Published: 2017/08/11
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver's Car Contender
Published: 2017/09/19
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2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver
2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo Hot Lap! - 2017 Best Driver's Car Contender
Published: 2017/09/18
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Motor Trend
Motor Trend February 2010 cover.jpg
Motor Trend, February 2010
Editor-in-Chief Edward Loh[1]
Categories Automobile magazine
Frequency Monthly
Publisher TEN: The Enthusiast Network
Total circulation
(February 2017)
1,019,113[2]
First issue September 1949; 68 years ago (1949-09)
Country United States
Based in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Language English
Website www.motortrend.com
ISSN 0027-2094

Motor Trend is an American automobile magazine. It first appeared in September 1949,[3] issued by Petersen Publishing Company in Los Angeles, and bearing the tagline "The Magazine for a Motoring World". Petersen Publishing was sold to British publisher EMAP in 1998, who sold the former Petersen magazines to Primedia in 2001. As of 2017, it is published by TEN: The Enthusiast Network (formerly Source Interlink Media). It has a monthly circulation of over one million readers.[4]

Contents and Sections[edit]

The contents of Motor Trend magazines are divided up into sections, or departments.

Road Tests[edit]

Motor Trend magazine provides its readers with written "road tests" of vehicles. These road tests are published monthly, and are meant to give readers information about the featured vehicle, certain aspects of the vehicle, and what the readers can expect if the featured vehicle is purchased.

Vehicle Comparisons[edit]

There are two main types of Motor Trend vehicle comparisons. Regular comparisons usually compare two to three vehicles, and what each is like to own, drive, etc. On Motor Trend's YouTube channel (titled "Motor Trend Channel), Motor Trend puts up their best comparison of the month on a series called "Head 2 Head," where Motor Trend editors compare cars via YouTube. "Big Test" comparisons typically feature anywhere from five to seven vehicles, all being compared against each other. In a way, a vehicle comparison is like a large road test featuring many vehicles, rather than just one.

The Trend[edit]

The Trend provides readers with the latest what's happening in the automotive industry. This section may feature news about manufacturers, recalls, etc. "Newcomers" (recently redesigned or all-new models), along with short informative articles about them, can also be found in this section.

Motor Trend Garage[edit]

Motor Trend keeps a fleet of long-term test cars at their headquarters in Los Angeles, California. The majority of the Motor Trend editors are each assigned a car, and their duty is to drive that car on a daily basis and report on what's happening. Each month, one to two new vehicles are added to the fleet, to replace the one to two vehicles leaving the fleet. Each long-term test lasts approximately one calendar year. Not every vehicle receives a printed update each month, though the vehicles are still there. This section is typically located towards the end of the magazine.

Other Features[edit]

Other types of articles are sometimes featured in the Motor Trend magazine. There is typically one special feature per month. For example, in one issue of the magazine, there may be a special feature about Motor Trend's "Real MPG" testing. For these tests, Motor Trend measures the "real-world" fuel economy of a vehicle in a number of conditions, and then compares their results to the EPA estimated fuel economy that manufacturers provide dealerships, who then provide it to their customers.

Car of the Year (COTY)[edit]

See also Motor Trend Car of the Year.

The Chevrolet Volt won the COTY award in 2011.

One of the earliest and most enduring of the magazine's creations was its Car of the Year award, given almost continuously since its inception, although the phrase itself would not become entrenched until well into the 1950s. It predates the European Car of the Year award begun in 1964.

The first winner was the 1949 Cadillac, which featured an innovative overhead valve V8 engine; while the company initially turned down the award from the brand new magazine, it now proudly references it's COTY wins in publicity materials.[5][6] The award has gone through several splits and permutations over the years, being called the Golden Wheels Award for a while in the 1970s and having given rise to Truck of the Year and Import Car of the Year as well as SUV of the Year. Nevertheless, it is still coveted by manufacturers and is usually covered by the mainstream press as the most important distinction awarded in the American auto industry.

Some recent COTY award winners include the Chevrolet Volt (2011), Volkswagen Passat (2012), Tesla Model S (2013), Cadillac CTS (2014), Volkswagen Golf (2015), and Chevrolet Camaro (2016).

New Car Guides[edit]

The magazine releases a special edition every September and October listing the latest new vehicles. In September the issue looks at the latest cars (sedans, coupes, etc.) for the next coming calendar year, whilst in October the magazine looks at off-roaders, MPVs and sport-utility vehicles (SUVs).

Offshoots[edit]

Truck Trend[edit]

Truck Trend magazine presents features and the latest news about the truck, SUV, and crossover segments. Additionally, the Readers' Rides section allows readers to post images and information about their own vehicles. Truck Trend began in 1995 as "Truck Trends," a section of Motor Trend itself. It became the stand-alone publication Truck Trend in 1997.

Motor Trend Classic[edit]

Motor Trend Classic, which took a break from publishing in the late 2000s, was restarted in 2010. It includes articles about significant classic cars from around the world made during the last 60 years. Publication was later suspended again, and as of 2014, Motor Trend Classic was no longer being published.

Motor Trend On Demand[edit]

Motor Trend On Demand is an online television service. It features television series from Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine, Hot Rod, Super Street and Four Wheeler, such as Roadkill. In 2015, TEN bought Torque.TV and integrated it into the service, adding coverage of motorsports competitions such as Blancpain GT Series, Pirelli World Challenge, Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, V8 Supercars, British Touring Car Championship, TCR International Series, FIA European Formula 3 Championship, European Le Mans Series, Australasian Safari, Motoamerica, Endurance FIM World Championship, Motocross World Championship, AMA EnduroCross Championship, and FIM SuperEnduro World Championship. Some of its programming also airs on CBS Sports Network.

Used car warranty[edit]

In 2009, Motor Trend introduced a certified used car program,[7] beginning with dealers in Atlanta, Georgia and Cincinnati, Ohio. As explained in their press release, the program is powered by EasyCare.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Motor Trend Names New Editor-in-Chief". 
  2. ^ "AAM: Total Circ for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  3. ^ David N. Lucsko (2008-10-07). The Business of Speed: The Hot Rod Industry in America, 1915–1990. JHU Press. p. 247. ISBN 978-0-8018-8990-5. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Motor Trend". Echo Media. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  5. ^ Flory,, J. "Kelly", Jr. (2008). American Cars 1946-1959. Jefferson, NC:: McFarland & Coy. p. 190. 
  6. ^ "Cadillac CTS Scores Second Motor Trend Car of the Year® Award" (Press release). Cadillac. 2013-11-07. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  7. ^ Ramsey, Jonathon (2009-01-24). "Motor Trend getting into the used car business". Autoblog". Retrieved 2009-01-24. 

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