Ride & Drive

Start your engines and get going at the Twin Cities Auto Show! One of the most popular attractions is back and better than ever before! This is Ride & Drive!

You’ve seen your dream car. You’ve explored your dream car. Now it’s time to go behind the wheel and drive your dream car!

Featuring the latest vehicles from the top manufacturers, you won't need to imagine what the driving experience of your next vehicle is like...you'll be able to live it!

Drivers must be at least 18 years of age and present a valid driver’s license. You may be required to submit a breathalyzer test. Passenger age restriction may be enforced depending on manufacturer's requirements.

Click the name of each manufacturer below to learn more about the Ride and Drives from the 2019 Show!

  • Xcel Energy Hours:
    Saturday, 3/9... 10:00am- 7:00pm
    Sunday, 3/10... 10:00am- 7:00pm
    Monday, 3/11... 4:00pm-7:00pm
    Tuesday, 3/12... 4:00pm-7:00pm
    Wednesday, 3/13... 10:00am- 8:00pm
    Thursday, 3/14... 4:00pm-7:00pm
    Friday, 3/15... 10:00am- 7:00pm
    Saturday, 3/16... 10:00am- 7:00pm
    Sunday, 3/17... 10:00am- 7:00pm
    Electric Vehicles:
    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    Nissan LEAF
     

    With the advancement of battery technology, electric cars deliver outstanding performance, environmental benefits and fuel savings. Give them a try. Visit the Xcel Energy Electric Test Drive to get behind the wheel of two plug-in vehicles: the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the #1 selling PHEV in the world, and the new 100% all-electric Nissan LEAF®;. Experience innovative features like the Nissan LEAF® e-Pedal, 360-degree cameras for parking assistance, in-car infotainment and pre-heating and cooling technologies. Test drives of these vehicles are available 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday -- made possible by Xcel Energy, Midwest EVOLVE, CarSoup.com, White Bear Mitsubishi, and Nissan.
  • Jaguar Hours:
    Saturday, 3/9... 10:00am-6:00pm
    Sunday, 3/10... 10:00am-6:00pm
    Monday, 3/11... 4:00pm-8:00pm
    Tuesday, 3/12... 4:00pm-8:00pm
    Wednesday, 3/13... 10:00am-6:00pm
    Thursday, 3/14... 4:00pm-8:00pm
    Friday, 3/15... 10:00am-7:00pm
    Saturday, 3/16... 10:00am-7:00pm
    Sunday, 3/17... 10:00am-6:00pm
    Jaguar Vehicles:
    I-PACE
     

    Drive the all New Jaguar I-PACE, the electrifying future of Jaguar. It is the culmination of eighty years of innovation, design and engineering that builds on our achievements: art that never stops evolving and performance that never stops advancing. It heralds a new era of electric powertrains. At Jaguar we don’t predict the future, with the New I-PACE we create it. The I-PACE is a radical design that conceals an exquisite interior with SUV levels of practicality. A sophisticated, all-electric powertrain provides high performance with zero tailpipe emissions. Its cutting-edge technologies work seamlessly with the car and with you. Thrilling to look at and drive, easy to live with, and connected like never before – the New I-PACE is our smartest five-seater sports car. Sign up for a test drive at the Jaguar Land Rover display area.
  • Mazda Hours:
    March 15-17... 10:00am-6:00pm
    Mazda Vehicles:
    MX-5
    2019 Mazda3
    Mazda6
    CX-5
    CX-9
     

    Mazda celebrates human challenge, inspiration, exhilaration and potential through their brand promise of "Feel Alive." Mazda's goal is to inspire people through the driver experience and enrich their journey through life. Through their breathtaking designs, meticulous craftsmanship and revolutionary SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, Mazda creates ingenious solutions to help people heighten their state of being. Experience Mazda’s vehicles on the Mazda Auto Show floor and at the Mazda Drive Experience.
  • Toyota Hours:
    Saturday, 3/9... 10:00am-7:00pm
    Sunday, 3/10... 10:00am-7:00pm
    Monday, 3/11... 4:00pm-9:00pm
    Tuesday, 3/12... 4:00pm-9:00pm
    Wednesday, 3/13... 10:00am-7:00pm
    Thursday, 3/14... 4:00pm-9:00pm
    Friday, 3/15... 10:00am-7:00pm
    Saturday, 3/16... 10:00am-7:00pm
    Sunday, 3/17... 10:00am-7:00pm
    Toyota Vehicles:
    Camry
    Corolla
    Highlander
    RAV4 Hybrid
     

    Get in the driver's seat and test drive the latest Toyota has to offer!
  • Volkswagen Hours:
    Saturday, 3/9... 10:00am-6:00pm
    Sunday, 3/10... 10:00am-6:00pm
    Monday, 3/11... 4:00pm-8:00pm
    Tuesday, 3/12... 4:00pm-8:00pm
    Wednesday, 3/13... 10:00am-6:00pm
    Thursday, 3/14... 4:00pm-8:00pm
    Friday, 3/15... 10:00am-7:00pm
    Saturday, 3/16... 10:00am-7:00pm
    Sunday, 3/17... 10:00am-6:00pm
    Volkswagen Vehicles:
    Atlas
    Golf GTI
    Jetta
    Passat
    Tiguan
     

    Don’t miss out! We're bringing the Volkswagen line-up to the Twin Cities Auto Show in Minneapolis, MN. Participants will be given the opportunity to drive a new Volkswagen out on the roads, and experience what VW is all about! See you there!