Car Reviews

2016 Honda Pilot Elite Review

Came from the bottom, the bottom, to the top of the pops.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD Review

Hyundai's semi-fancy small SUV is nice, but is it nice enough?

2016 Audi TT 2.0 T Review

The latest TT ups the high-tech ante for Audi's roadster.

2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited Review

A sturdy all-season sedan you can have faith in.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Volkswagen Golf

Bang for Your Buck: 2016 Scion iM 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.

The Tesla Model X Is Real, and It Is Fantastic

Ungodly speed and a built-in HEPA filter? Talk about overkill.

We all knew it was coming; it was just a matter of when. That "when" is now; this week, Tesla will deliver the first batch of Model X crossovers to some very patient buyers, ending years of speculation as to when this car would actually go on sale. And now that we've got some information about it, and some neat pictures, we believe it was worth the wait. Seriously, this thing is ridiculous.

News Roundup: Mazda's New Sports Car, Honda's New FCV, Porsche's New 911 Rennsport

Your auto news roundup for the week of 09/25 - 10/02.

After teasing us with outrageous fuel-cell concepts over the last year or two, Honda's finally put together a version that looks very, very production-ready. Not much is known right now, as Honda will roll out all the details at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, but this picture has us very excited. It's far less freaky-deaky than the Toyota Mirai, and it could very well spell out what the future of Honda's design language looks like for its gas-powered vehicles.

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Two Generations of Chrysler 300

A close look at a classic full-sized luxury sedan.

Each week we take a look back at our favorite cars, trucks, SUVs. And we explore their over the years - the "embarrassing childhood photos." Welcome to Throwback Thursday! This week is no less a walk down memory lane as we feature two generations of the Chrysler 300, Chrysler's first full-sized, rear-wheel-drive sedan since 1981. To this day, it remains one of the more popular luxury cars in the world.

More Lies: FCA Admits to Fudging Numbers It Gives to NHTSA

Injuries and death numbers under-reported in "significant" numbers.

There seems to be a new game in car town; it's called Lying to the Government, and it seems like every automaker is trying to get in on the game. It's actually part of a long-standing tradition, but our recent examples have included GM withholding information  

Bosch Develops Sensors to Help Drivers Find Parking Spaces Instantaneously

A smart mobility solution to reduce wasted time and gas.

2,549 hours. This is the number of hours the average motorist spends scouring the streets looking for parking spots during their lifetime. That amounts to just over 106 days! Imagine all the Netflix shows you could catch up on in that time? Well, one day we'll be able to squander this extra time however we please once parking becomes a fully-automated task.

Recall Roundup: Mitsu Brakes, Hyundai Engine Knocking, Cadillac Fire Risks

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

Mitsubishi is recalling approximately 1,500 examples of the 2014-2015 Lancer Evolution and Lancer Ralliart over concerns with the parking brake and the fuel system. Evidently, a right parking-brake cable might rub up against the fuel tank, wearing away its protective material coating. That coating prevents the fuel tank from rusting, because a rusted fuel tank might spring a leak, creating a fire risk.

Celebrating the Final Week of the Wiesn with Oktoberfest #CarPorn

The world's largest beer fest and travelling funfare.

For those of you who like to drool over ridiculously good-looking cars, you are not alone. Car Porn is's weekly series where we bring you 10 swoon-worthy automobiles that will always be easy on the eyes and get you through the rest of the week!

Google Patents a Connected-Car Video System That Warns Drivers of Road Hazards

Because teamwork keeps you out of the body shop.

Automakers and tech companies file patents all the time; that doesn't mean a particular technology will actually make its way to the market. However, some seem to be more than just pie-in-the-sky ideas that'll never gain traction; take, for instance, Google's latest vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) patent. Using communication and already-existing hardware and software, Google wants to help your car avoid road hazards.

Ford Is Working with the Russians on Satellite Technology

St. Petersburg U. helps with connected-car communications.

The connected cars of the near future won't just talk to each other through their lasers, sonar, and other various built-in-sensors; they'll also talk to each other through satellite signals beamed all the way into space and back again. If the idea of having vehicles that are mere feet from each other communicate through satellites seems ridiculous, consider that most cars already talk to satellites, at least the ones with GPS.

Own a TDI? Have Questions? Volkswagen's Set Up a Website Just for You

Because Lord knows we've all got some questions about this.

If you've been living under a rock for the past two weeks, you probably don't own a diesel Volkswagen built between 2009 and 2015. Nevertheless, you should probably know that Volkswagen's in some rather hot water for cheating on diesel emissions tests. If you are one of those lucky TDI owners, though, you've probably got some questions about this whole big bag o' confusion. Thankfully, Volkswagen's built a website to address the issue.

Fiat Is Going Postal: FCA Sends Ram ProMasters to the United States Postal Service

Now they definitely can't deliver your mail on time. Hiyooooo!

When you think of the United States Postal Service, if the first thing that comes to mind isn't a white hot ball of pent-up rage, it's usually those dinky little mail trucks that have been delivering your mail since well before you were born. Well, this is the 21st century, buddy, and a 21st-century service like the USPS (hold your laughter) needs a 21st-century ride. Enter the Ram ProMaster (née Fiat Ducato).

VW Scandal Widens: Bosch Created Defeat Software, Warned VW against Illegal Use

German carmaker denies exec involvement, restructures anyway.

Last week, we learned that VW has been using defeat software to trick emissions tests into thinking its diesel engines were polluting far less than they actually were. In the wake of this revelation, VW has begun a massive restructuring, while also claiming that no executive-level personnel were in on the fraud.

The New Mini Clubman Is a Relatively Inexpensive Way to Get Into a BMW

The Clubman is now Mini's flagship, in case you were wondering.

The Mini Clubman isn't exactly, well, mini. This wagon-that's-almost-a-crossover is the largest car that Mini makes, and with an all-new generation arriving for the 2016 model year, it's now being positioned as both an entry-level luxury car, as well as the flagship for the Mini brand. Packing tons of fancy features and a surprisingly affordable price tag, this might be the cheapest way to get into a well-equipped BMW.