Car and Driver Magazine

Car and Driver Magazine

Published Monthly 12 issues per year
(20 Reviews)
3.5 20

Car and Driver magazine is an American automotive magazine that delivers the fast-paced world of cars and trucks with cutting-edge editorials and straightforward reviews.

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About Car and Driver

Car and Driver magazine has been covering the latest in the automotive industry for more than 60 years. It is one of the top publications for car enthusiasts who want valuable information on cars, trucks and SUVs.

Learn about the newest models and find out how those vehicles perform on the road in the regular feature known as "Road Test." You'll get to compare cars and find out how domestic models stack up against import vehicles. Car and Driver is known for its rigorous testing methods, so you can trust you're getting the highest-quality reviews.

There are also annual Buyer's Guides, Top 10 Lists and an issue in September dedicated to previewing models hitting the road in the upcoming year. This automotive magazine even covers international races and interviews famous professional drivers. Plus, you'll get a look inside the minds of the people who design the hottest cars in the world.

Car and Driver lays it all out with its recognizably irreverent tone, which always makes reading the latest news fun and interesting. But this automotive magazine also takes a serious approach to covering cars. That includes technological advancements, environmental impact and safety.

Whether you're drooling over your dream sports car or trying to decide on a new SUV for your family, Car and Driver has what you need.

If you love cars, choose a magazine subscription with plenty of horsepower. Subscribe to Car and Driver magazine today! Makes a great gift for the gearhead in your life.

Issues Per Year: 12
Estimated Delivery: 6-8 Weeks
Publisher Name: Hearst Communications

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Great for Sports Car Enthusiasts

They have a strong bias toward quick-handling cars that are better suited to sprited drives down a twisting backroad than every day commuting. In comparison tests, rest assured the vehicle with the best handling ...Read complete review

They have a strong bias toward quick-handling cars that are better suited to sprited drives down a twisting backroad than every day commuting. In comparison tests, rest assured the vehicle with the best handling and liveliest engine will win. In fairness, how entertaining is it to read review after review about minivans, econoboxes, and Mom's SUV? It's a great medium to read a well written account of the driving experience in a Ferrari, Porsche, or Lamborgini. Since this is the closest most of us will ever get to being behind the wheel of one of those beauties, it makes for a great read. I also give them a thumbs up for keeping an eye on near-future developments like hybrids and diesels, and not going ga-ga over pie-in-the-sky long-range alt. fuel solutions.


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Recent changes for the worse

I have been a subscriber of Car and Driver for over 10 years. Up until about 6 months ago, I was still thrilled to get my copy every month. There is a new managing...Read complete review

I have been a subscriber of Car and Driver for over 10 years. Up until about 6 months ago, I was still thrilled to get my copy every month. There is a new managing editor, Eddie Alterman, and I am not a fan. Brock Yates and Csaba Csere have both retired and there are some new pens that just don't have the same flare and panache. The ad pages have tripled too. (There is a 5 page section in the back filled with male enhancement ads). There are also new types of articles that talk about things such as, 'how to shift a semi truck' and 'jump a Subaru'. Why? I would rather see more details and pictures about the cars they are reviewing than filler pages given to rookie writers. On the positive side, the main staff writers are still putting out great, fun to read articles about the cars that we want to hear about. I just want more of THAT and less of David E Davis Jr...the rambling old man who writes about an old friend that he heard from recently who reminded him of a race he once entered...with no other point to the story. Besides all those things, you can read any article in the magazine(that you paid for) online just a few weeks later for free. It's just not the GREAT magazine it once was. I am going to give Automobile a try this year.

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Great purchase

By Car junkie

from Missouri

I have been receiving this magazine for years, probably 15 years or more and still enjoy reading it every month.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Car and Driver

By Larry

from Viriginia

Have had a subscription to this magazine for the past several years and enjoy each issue. Good source of varied car and driver news and updates from reliable sources. Not too technical a magazine, it has a good balance of easy reading with some in-depth articles and lots of great pictures;also, though there are msny ads, they are very well done.

(8 of 18 customers found this review helpful)


If you like Automobile ads.

By Car Guy

from U.S.

Car and Driver magazine is more fluff than substance. I actually counted the pages of ads vs articles, ads won! Display picture of beautiful automobile on cover and inside cover and have a short one page article on it. Lots of their reviews are on their website not in the magazine. I want to read reviews without having to go online.

(10 of 24 customers found this review helpful)


Let My Subscription Lapse For Good Reason

By Meathead

from U.S.

I let my Car and Driver subscription lapse because I got tired of reading about cars I couldn't afford. Most of their car tests are exotic or expensive cars. There is very little regular coverage of cars that 90% of the population drives. Also, their '10 best' issue has become stale over the 45 years I have read it. Seems like some vehicles are always are picked like Accord, BMW 3 series and Corvette. Finally, their road test charts are hard to read. They tried to improve the format recently but it is still too confusing. This magazine definitely needs to reinvent itself.

(12 of 27 customers found this review helpful)


The only Car Magazine my Husband Wants!

By KlassyKathy

from Northern Virginia

I made the mistake by ordering another car magazine - not good. My husband continued to buy Car and Driver magazine at full cover price! I finally decided to get him a subscription to the only car magazine he'll read!

(10 of 25 customers found this review helpful)


Great read for the car enthusiast!


from USA

Car and Driver magazine is a great overall car magazine! Hip to trends and hot new must have's. A great tool for reviewing a vehicle specs or models. A++

(11 of 26 customers found this review helpful)


Car and Driver - the classic

By lala

from NC

Car and Driver magazine does an excellent job of putting you in the driver's seat of some of the world's most famous fast cars, although mostly exotics and high end luxury sports cars. They also have a section where they test out more reasonably priced cars for the long term near the back of the magazine, and often they include the latest news in the car world. Overall and classic car magazine, that for a good price is well worth the buy.

(6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


The best Magazine in the World Ever!

By Toad

from So. Cal

Car and Driver magazine is the BEST magazine, hands down. I have been a loyal Car And Driver subscriber for 6 years and just renewed for 2 more! They give very detailed analysis of every car and truck on the market. They will help you make an educated choice of which car to buy or just keep you informed about what is on the market. And their editor has a great sense of humor!


complements to Arron Robinson

By gw

from Florida

Arron you write so well. you have missed your calling. it's obvious after your test ride with the new 2011 grand cherokee you conteplated your thoughts with your 3 or 4 good friends, the interior decorator, the hair dresser and probably a wedding planner. All of you guys sipped wine and ate Brie. Hopefully car and driver magazine realizes their holding you back and give you up so you are able to soar to your new heights of writing. You would be wonderful writing for Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Glamour. My wishes for you, that you can make that climb to your next level.

(7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


A good magazine to read

By Mando

from North Hollywood, CA

Car and Driver magazine is a good magazine to read. It always has comments on New, Used, and Upcoming Cars. I love reading or browsing it.

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Hi. I’m Bill from

Car and Driver is not only my favorite car magazine, but probably my favorite magazine in general. For some people cars are performance and racing, while others are interested in minivans and SUV’s, or about getting the best gas mileage for their daily commute. Car and Driver magazine covers them all. I love exotic cars, but will probably never own one. I still want to read about them, and they are covered here, but so are all the Ford, Chevy and Toyota’s that everyone uses in their life.

One of my favorite features of Car and Driver is the ‘comparos’ that they do. Car and Driver gets 4 to 6 cars in the same niche, runs them through a series of tests, and gives a report on how each car compares to the other. They usually rank them by the statistical results of the test, but they still give their personal opinions about each car too. That way I know not only the performance measurements, but also the non-measurables… like ‘cheap interior materials’ or ‘confusing control layout’.

I also really find the long-term tests that the editorial staff performs very useful. Car and Driver keeps a fleet of popular cars that the editors use as their personal cars. They report on things like the number of scheduled and unscheduled service stops, what was covered under warranty, average miles-per-gallon, and more. This gives you a both a total cost of ownership, as well as an indication of what you will feel about a car after you’ve driven it for a while.

Overall, I feel that Car and Driver magazine is my number one source of getting updated information about cars – not only about making informed decisions on car buying, but also because I enjoy cars. I highly recommend a Car and Driver subscription for yourself, or as a gift for any car enthusiast.

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