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2015 Lexus NX Review

Finally, a fun-to-drive Lexus crossover.

2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Review

It may be far from rogue, but the Rogue is a fine crossover.

2014 Fiat 500C Abarth Review

An absolute blast, despite itself.

2014 Mazda Mazda5 Grand Touring Review

Cruises like a car, carries like a crossover.

The Daily Driver

Our auto journalists give daily impressions of the cars they drive.

2015 Kia K900 and 2015 Honda Fit

5 Badass Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars can be more than mere commuter cars.

Hybrid cars are more than just fuel-sipping machines. Some are meant to actually provide enjoyment while behind the wheel. Yes, you can have fun (or some luxury, or both) and save some fuel at the same time. Not every hybrid has to be a Prius. In no particular order, here's five that prove it.

5 Rock Bands that Tour on Green Fuel

These artists keep on rockin' in the clean world.

Rock 'n' Roll has always been the soundtrack of rebellion and societal change; from its first shake and rattle, clever lyrics and dizzying guitar feedback served as weapons of expression targeting the human condition, thus affecting our interaction with one another.

LIST: Let it Rain: 5 Videos of Cars in the Wet

Eliminate traction and all sorts of interesting things will happen.

It's been a gloomy, rainy week at Web2Carz HQ. Everything we do, including every drive we take, takes place in a fine mist of precipitation. So it goes for motorists, whether or not they're racing; once the rain starts to fall, traction disappears, and one wrong move can spell disaster - not just for the driver, but for everybody else on the road, as well. That's why we've put together a list of five great videos of cars in the wet.

You Should Worry: Connected Cars Can Be Hacked

Notorious hacker weev tells us modern cars are shockingly vulnerable.

Though today's technology marketing likes to tell us how "smart" our cell phones and cars are, hackers are proving this label to be a misnomer. At the Black Hat security conference and DEF CON hacking conference, which both took place recently in Las Vegas, researchers unveiled a wide variety of technologies that could potentially be hacked, including cars.

4 Ford Motor Company Cars to Not Look Forward To

What happens in Michigan should sometimes stay in Michigan.

This week, Automotive News released a pair of articles describing its vision for Ford Motor Company's five-year product pipeline. The articles are a compilation of rumors, facts, and info from inside sources that attempt to paint a picture of what we can expect from the Darlings of Dearborn through the end of the decade or thereabouts. But even though Ford is on a roll, not every record is guaranteed to be a hit.

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt Wish List

What we want to see from the next-gen 2016 Volt

Chevy's Volt extended-range electric car is due for a redesign this year, and the brand has said the new model will be shown at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. While the green-car press is speculating over details, here's a wish list of what we'd like to see Chevy do with the car.

6 Ford Motor Company Cars to Look Forward To

It's time to say hello to the newborns from Dearborn.

This week, Automotive News released a pair of articles describing its vision for Ford Motor Company's five-year product pipeline. The articles are a compilation of rumors, facts, and info from inside sources that attempt to paint a picture of what we can expect from the Darlings of Dearborn through the end of the decade or thereabouts. Ford's lineup has been getting more exciting each and every year, and that's not stopping in 2014, or anytime soon for that matter.

The Coolest Details of the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

Affalterbach never fails to impress, even with entry-level cars.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG is a polarizing car, mostly from the rear. Its swoopy, not-a-coupe-but-still-kind-of-a-coupe design resonates with some buyers, but its corresponding lack of rear headroom and egregiously large blind spots are totally capable of turning buyers off, as well. Most of the car is unchanged from the base-model CLA250, off which the CLA45 is based, but there are several little touches that give it some character above and beyond the $30,000 offering.

Bang for Your Buck: Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

Checking out a new car's competition from the used-car market.

This week, our basis for comparison is the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG. It's a high-powered variant of the entry-level CLA-Class; its base engine is replaced with a 355-horsepower turbocharged four, which happens to be the most powerful four-cylinder in production. Despite all that power, and despite a fuel-economy-abhorring all-wheel drivetrain, the CLA45 still achieves 31 mpg on the highway.

The 5 Worst (or Best) Craigslist Car Ads

Good, bad .. either way, these five ads are epic.

It's not news that craigslist is a haven for awfulness. It's a great platform for finding free piles of landscaping dirt, or getting rid of those old, stained beanie babies. But it's also a great place to unload your vehicle. These are five of the worst, or maybe best, car ads we've seen.

Autospeak Explained: Displacement

Simplifying techspeak and car jargon for ordinary people.

Anyone unfamiliar with automotive and mechanical terminology could be forgiven for assuming that the term "engine displacement" refers to those times when a car crashes so spectacularly that the engine is thrown clear. While those engines certainly are displaced, that's not the type of displacement auto enthusiasts generally talk about.

5 Reasons Automakers Will Never Sell to Millennials

It's not just a marketing failure, kids today aren't buying.

Automakers are trying desperately to capture the "Millennial" market - that is, they want to sell cars to people born between 1980 and 2000, today's young adults. But like most other marketers, they're struggling to do so. And using social media doesn't seem to be helping. An AutoTrader.com study shows that not only are few millennials using social media to shop for cars, most don't even care if an automaker has as social-media presence.

The Interesting Details of the Lexus RX 450h

Proof that even the most boring of cars can still captivate.

The Lexus RX lineup is, well, a bit boring. It's a mid-size crossover, meant to appeal to middle-management families. The specific tester we have at the office, a 2015 RX 450h, is a gas-electric hybrid, too. At first glance, nothing about this car is particularly exciting. However, most people don't zoom in close enough to see any details, and it's those details that really can make this car interesting.

Wicked Tech: Satellite-Aided Transmission

Rolls-Royce's Wraith is not just all-powerful, but all-seeing.

When Rolls-Royce unveiled their fastest, most powerful car in history with a direct-injected twin-turbocharged V-12 engine giving 624 horsepower, the most interesting part of the Wraith coupe was actually the transmission. Over a decade after re-launching under BMW ownership, Rolls-Royce broke new ground with their Satellite-Aided Transmission (SAT) technology.