Test Drives

Get in and drive…it’s the ultimate way to experience and evaluate a vehicle, and it’s happening along the front drive of the convention center. While test drive brands have yet to be determined for the 2024 San Diego Auto Show, Chevrolet, Ford, and Volkswagen offered test drives of both conventional trucks, cars, and SUVs, as well as their electric vehicle models, and Audi had e-tron EVs available to drive at the 2023 edition. Street test drives are located all along the front drive of the convention center, and typically operate 10am-5pm each day of the show.

The Jeep® brand returns with Camp Jeep®, one of the most popular features of the show, and back for its 12th year. The ultimate off-road driving test offers an opportunity to experience the extreme off-road capabilities of Jeep vehicles over a 35,000 square foot course inside the convention center. New last year riders can experience climbing and descending an even bigger, 23-foot high, 40-degree Jeep Mountain. They’ll also experience obstacles that demonstrate Jeep’s ground clearance, traction, and articulation.

A summary of participation requirements can be found at the bottom of this page, although they may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Vehicles available for test drives include:

e-tron, e-tron Sportback, Q4 e-tron Sportback

Gladiator Rubicon, Grand Cherokee 4xe, Wrangler 4xe, Wrangler Rubicon 392

Silverado 1500 High Country, Silverado 1500 LT, Blazer RS, Equinox RS, Bolt EUV, Colorado ZR2, Bolt EUV Premier, Trailblazer

Bronco, Bronco Sport, F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, Maverick

ID.4, Taos, Tiguan, Atlas, Jetta

Note: Manufacturer participation, vehicles and features subject to change without notice.

Requirements to participate in Street Test Drives:

  • Drivers must have a valid U.S. driver license and may need to meet certain age requirements for each manufacturer.
  • Passengers are normally allowed and must meet the age requirements for each manufacturer. Generally, children under 8 years old or less than 65 pounds may not ride along as passengers for road-going test drives. Test drives cannot accommodate child safety seats.
  • Drivers and passengers must sign a waiver of liability and may be asked to provide contact information for manufacturer follow-up.
  • You may be asked to pass a Breathalyzer test in order to participate.
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