About John Coyle


John Coyle's first memories are of identifying makes and models while driving with his dad. His favorite vehicles smell like gasoline, shoot fire, and sound like buildings falling down. Before he began his career in the automotive field, he daily drove a 1978 Jaguar XJ6 with a fully functional electrical system. He lives in Seattle, Washington.


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2022 Toyota Corolla Cross First Drive

Toyota brought a group of automotive writers to the Lonestar State to drive the 2022 Corolla Cross.


2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Review

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Review

Now in its 10th generation, the Honda Accord carries on its legacy of being a practical sedan that is also fun to drive.


2021 BMW Alpina XB7 Review

2021 BMW Alpina XB7 Review

The Alpina is BMW's in-house boutique builder, and the BMW Alpina XB7 is its first SUV.


Read 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Review

2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Review

The AMG E63 S is full of personal touches that make it an extrordinary example of Mercedes-Benz engineering.


Read 2021 Nissan Kicks SR Review

2021 Nissan Kicks SR Review

The 2021 Nissan Kicks is an understated SUV that knocks it out of the park.


Exterior view of the 2021 BMW M5 Competition

2021 BMW M5 Competition Review

Does the BMW M5 Competition sedan live up to its legendary status?


Exterior view of the 2021 Bronco Sport First Edition

2021 Bronco Sport First Edition Review

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport shares much of its underpinnings with the Ford Escape, but offers all-wheel drive and off-road capabilities.


Exterior view of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Made in Detroit: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L First Drive

Under the hood, and behind the curtain: peek inside the Jeep factory for the unveiling of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.


Exterior view of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited Review

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited takes a trip through its natural habitat of the Pacific Northwest.


Exterior view of the 2021 INFINITI QX50 Sensory AWD

2021 INFINITI QX50 Sensory AWD Review

INFINITI continues to hold its own in the luxury market, and the 2021 INFINITI QX50 Sensory AWD is just its latest win.


Exterior view of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC Review

Can the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC stand up to other luxury SUVs?


Exterior view of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

Future Classics: The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

Whatever version of the Sport Turismo you choose, it will likely be on the must-have list for many collectors. The performance and heritage of this sports car make it a guaranteed classic.


Exterior view of the Ford Bronco

Future Classics: The Ford Bronco

The Ford Bronco is easily earmarked for classic status with its G.O.A.T. modes, helping drivers navigate over whatever terrain they choose.


Exterior view of the C8 Corvette

Future Classics: The C8 Corvette

The unveiling of the C8 Corvette, a mid-engine sports car under $60,000, was a watershed moment for the American auto industry.


Exterior view of the 2021 GMC RAM 1500 TRX

Future Classics: The RAM 1500 TRX

RAM takes its standard party trick, dropping the monster Hellcat engine, into something unexpected. This time, it's a truck.


The Future Classics: The Lexus LC 500 exterior view

Future Classics: The Lexus LC 500

The LC 500 is the spiritual successor to the company's legendary LFA, and it's produced in the same facility which crafted the limited-edition supercar.


Exterior view of the Porsche 911 GT3

Future Classics: The Porsche 911 GT3

Since its debut in 1964, the venerable sports car has proved an amazingly versatile racing machine. Learn more about the Porsche 911 GT3, an icon of the racing world, at AutoNation Drive.


Exterior view of the Corvette ZR1

Future Classics: The Corvette ZR1

During development, the engineers knew they had to put a bow on a legacy that spanned over half a century of giant-killing performance. So they sent out a model of the Corvette ZR1 with what's better described as a volcanic eruption than a bang.


Exterior view of the Ford F-150 Raptor

Future Classic: Ford F-150 Raptor

This wicked off-road rig is built to tackle tough terrain and speeds that would turn other trucks into a pile of parts. Discover the Ford F-150 Raptor, a future classic.


Exterior view of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Future Classic: The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

The smell of the tire smoke had barely left the air when Dodge unleashed the most insane production vehicle ever released by an American manufacturer.


Exterior view of the Mustang Shelby GT350R

Future Classic: Mustang Shelby GT350R

Our editors drool over the beautiful beast that is the Mustang Shelby GT350R - a true prize Pony from Ford.


Exterior view of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 LE

Future Classic: The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 LE

Discover the car that Chevrolet called "the most Camaro thing we've ever done": the Camaro ZL1 LE.


Exterior view of one of the best-selling trucks in America

Top 5 Best-Selling Trucks in America

Which is the best selling truck in America? We take a look at the data to determine who is buying what.


Exterior view of a great AWD sedan you can buy today

Best AWD Sedans You Can Buy Today

AutoNation Drive editors curated the best AWD sedans. Watch the video and learn more about our favorites all-wheel drive cars.


Exterior view of one of the best school run cars

Top 5 School Run Cars

Looking for a car or SUV to take your kids to school? Check out this list of our favorite cars for school runs.


Composite image of our favorite infotainment systems

Top 5 Infotainment Systems

Get a breakdown of the best infotainment systems in modern mass market vehicles.


Exterior view of one of the safest crossovers in America

Safest Crossovers In America

Looking for a great family crossover vehicle? Check out our list of the safest crossovers in America.


Exterior view of the 2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6

2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 Review

Before Volvo goes fully-electric, give the Volvo V90 a spin in the Cross Country T6 trim -- an old dinosaur that might still have a little bit of life left yet.


See the body of the 2021 Acura TLX SH-AWD A-SPEC

2021 Acura TLX SH-AWD A-SPEC

Acura continues its tradition of practical performance in the 2021 model year with an update to the TLX SH-AWD A-SPEC.


See the exterior of the 2020 Genesis G90 5.0

2020 Genesis G90 5.0 Review

In this video we're going to take a closer look at the 2020 Genesis G90 5.0. It's a sleek and modern mid-size crossover that isn't just practical - it's also fun to drive. 


Honda Civic Si exterior

Honda Comparison: 1999 Civic Si vs 2020 Civic Si

A changing market means the two-door Civic set to exit production. So to mark the occasion, Honda recently presented a group of journalists with the opportunity to drive an original coupe back to back with the 2020 model.


View of the 2020 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country

2020 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country Review

A luxury SUV designed to give the European segment a run for its money, we kick the tires on the Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country for 2020.


See the body of the 2021 Toyota Supra

2021 Toyota Supra Review

The controversial partnership between Toyota and BMW produced the iconic Supra for 2021, yielding overwhelmingly positive results.

Read articles about classic cars and roadsters

Classic Car Research

Whether you want a project for the garage or a beast for the streets, check out our classic car research.



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Test Drive Reviews

Our automotive experts at AutoNation Drive weigh in on price, safety, and performance of popular cars, trucks, and SUVs.


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Car Buying Advice

If you're buying a car, truck, or SUV, the chances are - you need help. Don't worry. Our automotive experts are here to help.