Free Test Drives
Test drives at the LA Auto Show are the best way to experience vehicles in a completely hassle-free, stress-free environment. All test drives are included for FREE with your ticket purchase to the show!
2022 TEST DRIVES
Participating automakers, vehicles and more for 2022 will be available closer to the show date.
2021 INDOOR TEST DRIVES AND RIDES
With the rising interest in zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), the show will debut an indoor EV Test Track powered by Electrify America. As part of their partnership Electrify America will be the official charging provider for the 55,000 square-foot track area, allowing visitors to learn more from the company behind the largest public fast-charging network in the United States, as well as choose from a diverse selection of EV models to test including Porsche, MINI, Hyundai and Kia.
Hours of Operation for the EV Test Track Powered By Electrify America
- 11/19 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- 11/20 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- 11/21 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- 11/22 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- 11/23 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- 11/24 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- 11/25 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- 11/26 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- 11/27 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- 11/28 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2021 INDOOR TEST RIDE ACTIVATIONS
Attendees can also enjoy two additional exhilarating test rides inside West Hall inclluding:
RAM Truck Territory - The ultimate in-truck adventure demonstrating the power and capabilities of the Ram Truck vehicle lineup will make its debut in the West Hall of Los Angeles Convention Center. Professional drivers will navigate guests through the interactive course in the 2021 Ram 1500—the most awarded light-duty truck in America. Ram Rebel, Limited, Laramie, and Longhorn models will also be available for LA Auto Show visitors to enjoy a ride. Ram Heavy Duty trucks will include Ram Power Wagon, Ram 2500, and 3500 Limited Models. Ram Truck Territory will include a stability demonstration on the High Banked Wedge, a structure over 6’ tall, 70’ in diameter with a 30° tilt. A series of steel culverts will showcase Ram handling capability and suspension options. Participants will also be able to feel the traction and experience hill descent technology on the legendary Ram Mobile Mountain, a 13-foot high, 30-yard-long simulated mountain with 30-degree approach and departure angles. Ram will demonstrate towing in a 2021 Ram 3500 with a High Output 6.7 L Cummins Diesel Engine as the truck hitches to the 24’ tall Ram Tow Power Tower and lifts a heavy weight to simulate towing.
Ford Built To Electrify and Built Ford Tough - Ford’s Built to Electrify experience inside the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center will offer guests the opportunity to learn the benefits of electric vehicle (EV) ownership and see Ford’s full EV lineup. LA Auto Show visitors will be able to get an exclusive look at the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning and take an adrenaline-pumping Mustang Mach-E ride that will get their hearts racing. Also in West Hall, Built Ford Tough will showcase Ford’s full line of trucks including the all-new Maverick, 2021 F-150 Hybrid, and F-150 Lightning. Visitors of Built Ford Tough can discover the stories of local customers who love their Ford trucks and learn how Ford’s latest offerings can make their work and recreation even better.
2021 OUTDOOR STREET TEST DRIVES
Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, ElectraMeccanica, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Subaru and Wagoneer will feature an array of vehicles to step inside and experience first hand across four outdoor test drive or ride areas. Hours of Operation and participating times may vary by automaker, however test drive areas generally are open between 9am and 5pm.
2021 OUTDOOR TEST RIDE ACTIVATIONS
Experience the thrill of adventure as you ride-along at three incredible custom built off-road courses adjacent to the LA Convention Center including:
Camp Jeep - Jeep’s 25,000-square-foot exhibit will give LA Auto Show attendees a chance to experience the extreme off-road capabilities of Jeep vehicles without leaving the show. Camp Jeep consists of several obstacles that simulate some of the rigorous testing that Jeep vehicles endure before customers get behind the wheel. The course offers a first-hand look at ground clearance, traction, stability, articulation, breakover, off-camber, and suspension. Camp Jeep is an interactive adventure zone where professional 4×4 drivers allow riders to experience a Jeep brand vehicle’s on and off-road capabilities. Expert drivers will drive participants in the 2021 Wrangler Rubicon, Wrangler 4xe, Grand Cherokee, Gladiator Rubicon, Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, and Cherokee Trailhawk vehicles.
Ford Bronco Built Wild - At Built Wild, LA Auto Show visitors can experience the Bronco family’s full throttle on a specially designed off-road course and put their courage to the test with a ride over Bronco Mountain—a 38-degree hill—located in the North Plaza of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Visitors will learn about the Bronco brand’s beloved legacy, get acquainted with the all-new Bronco family—from Bronco Sport to the 2-door and 4-door Broncos—and learn about modularity and accessories to suit their lifestyles. Guests will also experience the thrill of Bronco’s off-road capability and connectivity on an off-road course designed by Vaughn Gittin Jr.; the experience showcases Trail Turn Assist, where the vehicle spins almost entirely on the same spot.
VW Roadshow - Volkswagen invites LA Auto Show attendees to experience their fun-to-drive SUVs at the “VW Roadshow” where they can discover the all-electric ID.4 SUV—awarded “World Car of the Year,” the all-new compact Taos with VW Digital Cockpit, the family-ready Atlas, boldly styled Atlas Cross Sport, and the compact Tiguan—winner of the “Car & Driver Editor’s Choice Award.” Volkswagen’s custom, closed-track experience in Los Angeles Convention Center’s Gilbert Lindsey Plaza will feature obstacles that showcase the agility, stability, and adaptability of Volkswagen SUVs. To expedite check-in, attendees are invited to pre-register online at http://www.vwroadshow.com/.
Tickets are now on sale at laautoshow.com/tickets. Additional activations and experiences plus vehicle debuts will be announced in the coming days.
For all test drives inside and outdoors, attendees will be required to abide by the individual automakers guidelines, including minimum age of drivers/passengers, breathalyzer test requirements and any other restriction or protocol requested.
NEED TO KNOW
– Registration for all of this year’s test drives will take place onsite during the LA Auto Show (slots are available at a first-come, first-serve basis).
– Saturdays and Sundays tend to be the busiest.
– Rather than wait until later in the day, we recommend signing up to test drive your favorite vehicles when you arrive to the show.
Requirements to participate:
– You will have to present your LA Auto Show ticket prior to signing up.
– Drivers must meet age requirements for each manufacturer and have a valid driver’s license.
– Passengers are allowed and minimum age requirement varies by manufacturer.
– Drivers and passengers must sign a waiver of liability and may be asked to provide follow-up information.
– You may be asked to pass a Breathalyzer test in order to participate.
*Test drive models will be posted online before the show but are subject to change without notice at the discretion of each participating brand
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