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2015 Ford Focus ST Review

A truly hot hatchback.

2015 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Review

A Dart, by any similar name, should really look better than this.

2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium Review

Part wild horse, part WWII fighter plane, and 100-percent Mustang.

2015 Kia Sedona SXL Review

A fancy wrapper on an okay minivan.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Volkswagen Golf

Honda Meets the Future Head-On, Opens Silicon Valley Office

Another automaker joins the world of startups and open-source tech.

With the introduction of the 2016 Honda Accord, the Japanese automaker showed that it is just as willing to pour a ton of technology into its cars as the next automaker. Computers are taking over cars to such a degree that the digital will soon crowd out the mechanical in terms of what makes cars go. Honda knows this, and to prove it, the company recently opened an R&D facility in Silicon Valley

The Ford Shelby GT350 Gets a Really Neat Set of Shift Lights

As if you really needed an excuse to shift later.

The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 is practically a racecar in disguise - it's a hardcore naturally-aspirated beast with a desire to be driven as hard as possible. So it makes sense that it would feature some trickle-down racecar technology, right? Right. In fact, one really trick feature on the GT350 comes right from racing - dash-mounted shift lights.

The 2016 Honda Accord: High-Tech Inside, Acura-Like Outside

The ubiquitous family sedan enters the 21st century.

You don't mess with success. Despite lower sales numbers due to a lack of fleet sales, the Honda Accord is one of the greatest success stories of the car industry. To critics and owners alike, it's very nearly the perfect car - it mixes fuel economy, driving dynamics, and overall capability in a way that few other family sedans do. So when it comes time to refresh this storied model, Honda knows not to go too crazy, and the 2016 Accord reflects that.

Batman Rescues One-Year-Old, Sports Car Marriage Proposal Gone Bad, and A/C Maintenance

Your top five (truly) kick-ass car videos for July 25th.

It is no less than an exciting week in the world of car videos - from the serious and precautionary to the downright fun. From Dallas to Dubai and back again, Web2Carz brings you another installment in our weekly Top Five (Truly) Kick-Ass Car Videos.

Now You Can Take a Buick for a Nice, Relaxing, 24-Hour Test Drive

Buick's day-long experience features yoga, happiness.

According to research, more people want to be happy than want to be unhappy. Or more specifically, a Harris poll commissioned by GM found that 57 percent of respondents were "interested in reducing their stress while driving." GM believes that for a certain segment of the population, driving a Buick can help those 57 percent achieve their goal. That's why GM's low-end luxury brand is now offering a 24 hour test drive to prospective buyers.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta GLI vs. the Used-Car Market

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

It's no surprise that buyers often compare both new and used cars. For a given price point, the market for potential cars explodes once you start looking away from new cars alone. Sure, you might give up the warranty, but if you're looking for something unique, used cars provide a good value ... provided you pick the right one. Bang for Your Buck takes a look at five used cars you could get with the money you'd spend on the new car we've tested recently.

Lexus Has an RC F That Glows as it Makes Your Heart Race

The one-off coupe illuminates with the driver's heartbeat.

If you're lucky enough to have the opportunity to cruise around in a Lexus RC F, your heart is going to be racing. With a 5.0-liter V-8 pumping out 467 hp, the RC F is built for driving enthusiasts and commands respect with its performance - zero to 60 in just 4.4 seconds. But now, with a new RC F that glows with your heartbeat, everyone around you will also be able to see just what an adrenaline rush you're getting.

Nobody Should Be Freaking Out About the Jeep Cherokee Hack

It's for the better that the good guys found it first.

If you like frequenting news websites or your paranoid uncle's Facebook feed, you've probably come across coverage of a recent Wired story, wherein the author witnessed two hackers take remote control over a current-generation Jeep Cherokee's systems. Despite how much coverage this is receiving, this isn't the first time this has happened - it won't be the last, either - and it's not a cause for serious alarm. If anything, it'll be the perfect wake-up call for, well, just about everybody.

Taking the 2015 Buick Regal on a Road Trip Down Yonder Kentucky Way

Many bugs were splattered in the making of this story.

GM, upon realizing that our rag-tag band of misfits was smack dab in the center of the new demographic toward which Buick is angling its more affordable offerings, loaned us a 2015 Buick Regal for the trip down and back. The Regal, now in its fifth generation, is a front-wheel-drive (AWD optional) midsize sedan based on the Europe-only Opel Insignia, and its European character shows through, namely in the rear-end design.

News Roundup: Apple Hires Car Guy, Congress Wants Cybersecurity Rankings, and Scion Updates the tC

Your auto news roundup for the week of 07/17 - 07/24.

Guess it's time to restart the whole "Is Apple Building a Car?" rumor mill. Recently, the tech giant picked up FCA's former head of quality, Doug Betts. Now, this could be for something entirely different - Betts left FCA after some poor quality ratings in Consumer Reports, and Apple would be silly to have glanced over that little factoid - but it seems that the brand is once again trying to figure out a way to wedge itself into the next generation of connected cars.

Lincoln Amps Up Its Soundsystems with Revel Loudspeakers

Lincoln MKX to feature audiophile system to upscale its soundtrack.

If you want your luxury car to be truly luxurious, it must appeal to all senses. A proper hi-fidelity sound system is, perhaps, of paramount importance, since music alone has the ability to transport one's soul to a place of pure joy, while the other, lesser, senses go about their boring busy work. American luxury car manufacturers are late to this realization, but Ford's luxury marque, Lincoln, is hoping to gain much needed market share by appealing to audiophiles.

Throwback Thursday: Remembering the Ford Escort

A look back on three generations of a bygone Ford favorite.

Every week we take a look back at how our favorite cars, trucks, and SUVs have evolved over the years - the "embarrassing childhood photos." Welcome to Throwback Thursday! This week is no less a walk down memory lane as we feature three generations of Ford Escort which began in 1981 and ended its popular run just after the turn of the millennium.

Recall Roundup: Acura A/C, Subaru ECUs, Ferrari Airbags, and Honda Seatbelts

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

Acura is recalling 106,439 examples of the 2014-2015 MDX crossover over concerns with a bolt in the air-conditioning system. Evidently, a drive bolt in the A/C compressor clutch might corrode and break due to a lack of standard anti-corrosion coating. When that happens, the A/C might stop working, which isn't ideal if the heat index is in the triple digits.

The 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring: An Interesting Take on the Word "Sport"

An all-new engine brings some much-needed oomph.

The Buick Encore is quite the popular entry-level luxury crossover; in the first six months of this year alone, sales are up 29 percent, with nearly every one of those months seeing sales in excess of 5,000 units. Yet it's not perfect; more than one reviewer has called its acceleration pokey. That will change soon, though, with the introduction of a peppier model powered by an all-new engine.