Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a leading expert in automotive adventure. He has extensively explored the world's most-remote places by 4WD, and is considered an industry authority on overland travel. Matt is the only American to ever become an editor of a major Australian 4WD publication, and has over 15 years of competitive auto racing experience.

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The New Defender Will Not Be Like the Old One

The biggest problem when you’re trying to reinvent a famous product? Often it’s the very owners and fans that made your brand legendary in the first place. That’s the trouble Land Rover faces, as it...

Matthew Scott and Wes Siler
Jun 7, 2019

Off-Road in the $200,000 Lamborghini Urus

Lamborghini's new Urus does 0 to 62 in 3.6 seconds, has the largest brakes ever fitted to a production car, and it's… a family-friendly all-wheel-drive crossover. We took it off-road and to a race...

Matthew Scott
Jan 29, 2019

The Electric Jaguar I-Pace Can Go Off-Road

The I-Pace is a practical crossover SUV with plenty of usable interior space, standard all-wheel drive, plenty of power, a 20-inch wading depth, height-adjustable air suspension for when the road...

Matthew Scott
Jul 9, 2018

Is Volvo the New Subaru?

Looking for a practical, versatile car that's luxurious and well-designed? The all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 is it.

Matthew Scott and Wes Siler
Aug 30, 2017

4WD vs. AWD: What’s the Difference?

Why do Subarus work better than Jeeps in some conditions, and vice versa? The answer is in the way they power their wheels. Even if all four are driven, the way power gets to them, and what that does...

Matthew Scott
Jul 6, 2016

The Front Runner Slimline II

In theory, roof racks should be pretty simple—and most of them are. A couple of bars and a bracket or two designed to hold outdoor equipment. No big deal, right? Wrong. Enter the world of car camping...

Matthew Scott
Jun 26, 2014

Hitch Up to Adventure with This Trailer

A trailer isn’t simply about carrying more gear. Rather, it’s designed to let you hitch up and take off for the backcountry at a moment’s notice.

Matthew Scott
Jun 17, 2014