Alex Kierstein,

Alex Kierstein

Ann Arbor, MI, United States

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  • Unknown
  • Road & Track
  • Popular Mechanics
  • Esquire

Past articles by Alex:

Meet the Aurus Komendant, Russia’s answer to the Bentayga and Cullinan

The Komendant joins the Senat and Arsenal in Aurus' stable of luxurious Russian offerings. It boasts twin-turbo V8 power. → Read More

TOM'S wonderfully weird Toyota Supra and Century hit Japan

TOM'S has tuned and raced Supras for ages, so an TOM'S A90 Supra is no surprise. But the unusual TOM'S Century certainly is. → Read More

Analysis: 2021 Ford Bronco spy shots hint at the good stuff underneath

Now that we’ve seen the new Bronco, the first impression is a very good one. This is going to be a serious truck for serious off-roaders. → Read More

2019 Hyundai Veloster N Stroller and Car Seat Fit Test

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N works for families, as long as your kids are small. → Read More

It sure seems like Toyota’s other hybrids are eating the Prius’ lunch

Toyota's push to build more hybrid variants of its mainstream models may be hurting its core hybrid brand, the Prius. Does Toyota need to pivot? → Read More

This wonderful 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG Widebody is up for auction

One of the biggest, baddest, and coolest of the pre-merger AMG coupes gets some heavy reworking before going to auction. → Read More

1993 Toyota Previa eBay used car listing

Time has been kind to Toyota's mid-engined van, which is endearing in a retro-futuristic sort of way. Its advanced engineering and practicality don't hurt any. → Read More

2020 Mazda CX-30 First Drive Review

Settling into the void between the CX-3 and CX-5, the new Mazda CX-30 brings the spirit of the dynamically excellent Mazda3 to a subcompact crossover. → Read More

Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover is the ID Crozz concept, evolved

New spy shots show that the ID.4, descendant of the ID Crozz concept, is shaping up to be an attractive EV crossover. → Read More

The 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP is overwrought and automatic

The John Cooper Works GP is a busy little thing, winged and with GP decals and red accents. And it’s an automatic — no manual here. Here are the details. → Read More

2021 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon facelift spied

It’s no surprise to see some lightly camouflaged trucks running around ahead of what appears to be a minor facelift for the 2021 model year. → Read More

The Loadhandler pickup cargo unloader review

We put the Loadhandler unloader through its paces. Despite some minor frustrations with the installation, it is up to the task. Read how it stacks up. → Read More

2020 Porsche Taycan: future models discussed including Cross Turismo

Porsche’s dropped some distinct clues about what Taycan variants we’ll get in the future. We’re laying out what we know, and what we don’t. → Read More

2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered First Drive Review

This powerful twin-charged hybrid crossover gets an extra dose of adrenaline, but its dynamic proposition is undercut by its V60 Polestar Engineered stablemate. → Read More

2020 Volvo XC90 T8 First Drive Review

A six-seat arrangement and some thoughtful upgrades are the highlights of what amounts to a very mild refresh of the still sharp XC90. → Read More

Mahindra Roxor UTV First Drive Review

CARSON CITY, Nev. –– The Mahindra Roxor is ambling up a trail. Nothing too tough, just a little scramble. Over the top, there’s a mountain vista that’d make → Read More

2020 Acura RDX Review and Buying Guide

Our review of the 2020 Acura RDX, including what's new, plus pricing, features, what it's like to drive and how its spacious interior compares to rival crossovers. → Read More

2019 BMW 330i Second Drive Review

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. – You might think someone checked the “Include Caveats” box on this 2019 BMW 330i’s configuration, because there are so many positive a → Read More

The VW Golf SportWagen’s underappreciated brilliance will be missed

A basic, European, manual-transmission wagon? What once was the epitome of sensible utilitarianism is now a dead niche vehicle walking as Volkswagen cancel's its Golf SportWagen. → Read More

Lotus pulled the wraps off the Evija hypercar, which will weigh 3,700 lbs and should have just under 2,000 horsepower. It’s going to be wild.

The Lotus Evija will be the company's first all-electric hypercar. It will offer 1,973 horsepower, 250 miles of range, and a top speed of more than 200 miles per hour. It will cost around $2.1 million. → Read More