MotorWeek is television’s longest running and most respected automotive series. MotorWeek debuted in 1981 and launched a new television genre by becoming the first weekly series to offer consumer-oriented car and truck reviews, do-it-yourself car care tips, and the latest auto industry news. Produced by Maryland Public Television, MotorWeek airs on 92% of PBS stations nationwide, and can also be seen on cable's Velocity and V-me Spanish-language network. The winner of dozens of prestigious automotive journalism awards, MotorWeek is a reliable source of automotive news on television and on the Web.
At the wheel from the beginning, MotorWeek host and senior executive producer John Davis who is also the series' creator. Best known for its popular Road Test reviews, MotorWeek evaluates more than 150 cars and trucks each season based on factors mattering most to consumers – price, practicality, performance and fuel efficiency. Each year, the vehicle that stands out above all the rest is chosen by MotorWeek as its “Best of the Year” Drivers’ Choice Award winner. The award is presented each year at the Chicago Auto Show.
MotorWeek’s team of reporters and photographers are true road warriors, traveling the world covering auto shows and new vehicle launches. As one of the first mainstream media outlets to provide regular coverage of advances in green motoring technologies and the use of alternative fuels, MotorWeek is tuned in to consumer demand for the latest on fuel efficient vehicles. MotorWeek’s magazine-style format features regular segments that both entertain and inform:
From sedans to sport utility vehicles, to exotics and economy cars, every vehicle takes a spin on the MotorWeek track. A series of rigorous tests evaluates each vehicle on performance, technology, practicality and efficiency.
As soon as the test cars arrive, MotorWeek hits the road to give viewers a first impression of the newest vehicles rolling off the assembly lines.
Vehicles in MotorWeek’s Long-Term test fleet are reviewed for up to one year and 30,000 miles. Careful logs are kept to record fuel economy and repairs, and frequent updates show the ups and downs of living with the most popular new models as they get tempered with time.
Pat Goss, MOTORWEEK's resident master technician, helps consumers understand car problems and how to speak the same language as their technician. As cars becoming increasingly complex, fewer repairs can be accomplished at home. Effective communication with a repair shop is vital to keeping consumer and operating costs under control. From rattles and squeaks to leaks and drips, Pat covers a myriad of issues designed to keep cars on the road and out of the repair shop.
Reporter Yolanda Vazquez gives consumers the inside track on timely, in-depth automotive information.
MotorWeek tracks auto industry news, focusing on crash tests, safety ratings, new advances in technology and the latest developments in the auto industry.
If it’s off-the-wall and it’s automotive, Steven Chupnick will track it down in this unique look at the auto world gone extreme.
A fun, fast-paced lifestyle feature on the trendiest automotive gear on the planet! Steven Chupnick and Ben Davis dig up the hottest automotive accessories and the hippest apparel.
Producer and Two Wheelin’ correspondent Brian Robinson reviews the latest motorcycles and scooters, testing them on the street and on the track.