About Omar Rana


Omar Rana has been in the automotive industry for over 13 years. As a journalist, Omar balances his passion for everything automotive with an analytical perspective designed to help car shoppers find the vehicle that'll work best for them. While his personal taste leans toward high-end German iron, he appreciates any fast, surefooted machine. He lives in New York City.


Recent test drive reviews


See the exterior of the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Review

Not only is the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 an outstanding option when it comes to performance, it's a well rounded machine that checks a lot of boxes.

Nov 24, 2020


See the exterior of the 2020 Mini Countryman JCW ALL4

2020 Mini Countryman JCW ALL4 Review

The 2020 Countryman John Cooper Works ALL4 is the largest car to be offered from MINI, and with 300 ponies on tap, it also has the most power. 

Nov 24, 2020


See the exterior of the 2020 Acura NSX

2020 Acura NSX Review

The Acura NSX still offers amazing performance at a fraction of the price of European competitors. This car was worth the wait.

Nov 24, 2020


See the exterior of the 2020 BMW X5M Competition

2020 BMW X5M Competition Review

The BMW X5M Competition is every bit of an M Car as the BMW M5 Competition.

Nov 24, 2020


See the body of the 2020 Audi Q7 Prestige

2020 Audi Q7 Prestige Review

Take a closer look at the updates Audi made to the Q7 for the 2020 model year.

Sep 28, 2020


View of the 2020 Volvo XC90 T8 eAWD

2020 Volvo XC90 T8 eAWD Review

The Lexus LC 500h is one of the best-looking sports cars out there right now: it is really a work of art.

Sep 28, 2020


See the body of the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Review

Find out what it means to own a Bentley. The Continental GT V8 offers an executive experience to the modern driver.

Derek Shiekhi | Sep 08, 2020


Exterior shot of the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster Review

Until the AMG ONE and the new AMG GT Black Series arrive, The Mercedes-AMG GT R will remain the sharpest arrow in Mercedes-Benz's formidable quiver.

Sep 24, 2020


Exterior view of the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Review

The wait for the Lexus LC 500 is finally over. Lexus reimagined the hard-top convertible for the 2021 Lexus LC 500 convertible.

Aug 17, 2020


See the exterior of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country Review

AutoNation Drive editors take the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country around Austin, TX, and discover how it handles about town.

Aug 07, 2020


Exterior view of the 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring

2020 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring Review

The 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring is a popular sedan winning over the crossover crowd.

Aug 06, 2020


See the body of the 2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Review

The Lexus RX 350 F Sport adds loads of new features to an already-popular model in the luxury crossover segment.

Omar Rana  | Aug 06, 2020


See the body of the 2020 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury

2020 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury Review

The Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury trim attempts to fill in the gap between the basic ES package and the LS.

Aug 06, 2020


View of the 2020 Mercedes-AMG G63

2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 Review

The Mercedes-AMG G-Class has a tough, go anywhere, and built-to-last iconic reputation.

Aug 05, 2020


Exterior view of the 2020 Acura TLX

2020 Acura TLX Review

What you're looking at here isn't just any Acura TLX. Nope, this is a very limited edition of the TLX called the Acura TLX PMC Edition.

Apr 11, 2020


View of the 2020 Toyota Supra

2020 Toyota Supra Review

Toyota partnered with BMW to create a straight-six engine for the 2020 edition of its iconic racing vehicle.

Jan 17, 2020


See the exterior of the 2020 Range Rover Evoque

2020 Range Rover Evoque Review

The latest Evoque keeps its familiar size and look, but it heavily borrows some design elements from the gorgeous Land Rover Velar.

Jan 16, 2020


View of the 2019 Toyota Avalon Touring

2019 Toyota Avalon Touring Review

Toyota nailed the updates that its offered for the 2019 Toyota Avalon Touring.

Dec 20, 2019


Exterior view of the 2020 Jaguar F-Type SVR

2020 Jaguar F-Type SVR Review

American muscle rowdiness lurks beneath the sleek sheet metal and luxury badge of the 2020 Jaguar F-Type SVR.

Nov 25, 2019


Exterior view of the 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392

2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 Review

Paying homage to its legendary NASCAR history, the Dodge Charger Daytona has been one of the most sought after special edition muscle cars.

Nov 20, 2019


See the exterior of the 2018 Hyundai Kona 1.6T

2018 Hyundai Kona 1.6T Review

This model is powered by a 175 horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbo that's mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and it's all-new for 2018.

Nov 19, 2019


See the body of the 2019 Lexus LX 570

2019 Lexus LX 570 Review

At first, it may sound wild to spend near $100,000 on a Lexus LX (and depending on what you're looking for you'd be right) - but once you get to know this giant JDM beast, you might well change your mind.  

Nov 19, 2019


View of the 2020 Lexus LC 500h

2020 Lexus LC 500h Review

The Lexus LC 500h is one of the best-looking sports cars out there right now: it is really a work of art.

Nov 06, 2019


Exterior view of the 2019 Honda Civic Type R

2019 Honda Civic Type R Review

The Honda Civic Type R comes to the United States during the height of the pocket rocket popularity.

Oct 23, 2019


Exterior view of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R Spec

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R Spec Review

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is a pocket rocket that is full of surprises.

Oct 23, 2019


Exterior view of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe

2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe Review

Mercedes-Benz is here to remind us that there is a huge difference between true over-the-top luxury that pampers the driver and passengers and stuffing your cars with the latest gadgets and gizmos.

Oct 21, 2019


Exterior view of the 2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt Review

A throwback muscle sports car for true car enthusiasts, the Ford Mustang Bullitt is built to wow anyone in its path.

Nov 21, 2019

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