Car Reviews

2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Review

It's getting harder and harder to recommend German.

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Review

Fun without overcomplicating things.

2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium Review

It's a dinosaur, but it still has plenty of reason to live.

2015 Nissan Versa Note SR Review

The Note gets a new SR trim that's kind of sporty.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Audi Q3

How Would You Like a 600-Horsepower Hyundai Genesis?

Hyundai's luxury cruiser gets a mile-long modification list.

Sometimes, automakers will use a whole bunch of in-house parts to create a car for the SEMA aftermarket showcase in Las Vegas. Other automakers will outsource the building to a company that doesn't need to worry about factory warranties, giving those companies more or less carte blanche when it comes to modifications. Hyundai has chosen the latter course, and one of the resulting creations is just about ready for the SEMA spotlight.

I'd Bet on Jeep Leaving Toledo

There are several reasons why this will inevitably happen.

If you haven't heard, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne made some comments earlier this month about the 2017 Jeep Wrangler. Those comments have thrown everyone for a loop. He made mention that the 2017 Wrangler will not only be made out of aluminum (a la the 2015 Ford F-150), it will feature a new unibody design - something that the Wrangler has never had.

Acura, Honda Prepare to Change It Up at the L.A. Auto Show

Both Honda brands are in the midst of changing their tunes.

Honda and Acura are pretty stoked for the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, which will take place at the end of November. Acura's in the midst of a sales slump, and the brand is planning on a reinvention based around a couple new products. Honda is working its way into new markets with a brand-new crossover that, while offensive to its enthusiast base, could put Honda at the forefront of an important segment. Either way, both brands are putting it on the line at L.A. this year.

Recall Roundup: Takata, Toyota, Ford, and VW

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

The issue with defective, shrapnel-bomb-in-the-making Takata airbag inflators continues to grow. This week, Toyota has once again issued an expansion of its own Takata recall, adding a further 247,000 vehicles into the mix. The problem, if you haven't heard of it, is related to the Takata-sourced airbag inflator part; in certain higher-humidity locations, the inflator might accidently, well, explode.

Weekly Car Porn: Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Nothing is getting past these cars - not even flesh-eating walkers.

For those of you who like to drool over ridiculously good-looking cars, you are not alone. Web2Carz will now be bringing you 10 swoon-worthy automobiles every Wednesday that will always be easy on the eyes and get you through the rest of the week! The Walking Dead is back! And, if that show has taught us one thing, it's that a zombie apocalypse is near so we must start preparing now. Thankfully, nothing is getting past these machines of steel - not even flesh-eating walkers.

GM Hedges: This Is Not a Guarantee

GM credit acquisition press release has interesting caveat.

This week, GM put out a rather bland little press release announcing its newest financial venture: A $12.5 billion credit facility that, according to Chuck Stevens, GM executive VP and CFO, "further strengthens [GM's] fortress balance sheet with an appropriate level of liquidity to supply the needs of the business."

Ford's SEMA Trucks Are Absolutely Ludicrous in the Best Way

Automaker insanity reaches new heights with the 2015 F-150.

Automakers have begun announcing and showing off their various projects headed to the SEMA aftermarket convention in Las Vegas. We've already looked at a couple different offerings from a couple different automakers, but most have been relatively sedate thus far. Well, Ford's making sure to put a stop to that; to help launch the all-new 2015 F-150, Ford called on some SEMA regulars to go as far away from the beaten path as possible.

First Drive: The 2015 Toyota Sienna

The "swagger wagon" lives up to its ridiculous name.

On my initial walk-around of the 2015 Toyota Sienna I was extremely impressed with the dark chestnut-brown leather interior on the Limited grade with an enormous 16-inch drop-down video monitor and the large amount of legroom. Toyota has turned what was once deemed only for soccer moms into a rolling man cave complete with premium sound and Blueray (should you spring for it).

World's Largest Battery Electric Vehicle Unveiled

BYD debuts their 60-foot Lancaster eBus in Houston.

The 2014 American Public Transportation Association Expo took place in Houston last week and while that title sounds about as interesting as watching the home shopping network, there were actually some very neat vehicles unveiled, in particular the world's largest battery electric vehicle.

The 2015 Dodge Charger: Fast and Family-Friendly

Try paying these prices at your average German dealership.

Earlier this year, Dodge released the 2015 Challenger, which featured a whole host of upgrades to both the interior and exterior. However, the thing that most people focused on was the Hellcat trim, which gave the Challenger a 707-horsepower Hemi V-8. Now, it's time for Dodge to release its four-doored Challenger, otherwise known as the Charger, and just like its coupe brother, the Charger brings both power and affordability to the table.

The Car that Should Offend Everybody

Dartz Motorz latest is an affront to all things good.

If you've never heard of Dartz Motorz, the Russian car customizers who once gained notoriety for making a car with an interior clad in leather made from the foreskin of whales, that's probably because you're not a kajillionaire and you didn't work on the production staff of Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator.

First Drive: The 2015 Toyota Camry

Toyota realizes there's always room for improvement.

Toyota's midcycle revamp of the Camry is everything it was hyped up to be. Having spent a day in sunny Jacksonville, Florida, driving several different models, it was easy to see why the Camry sold over 400,000 units last year and is on track to beat that number in 2014.

Toledo Rallys to Keep Jeep

Sen. Brown is asking Chrysler CEO to keep Jeep in Toledo.

Monday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined local leaders, workers, and community members at the United Auto Workers Local 12 to launch a community effort to keep Jeep Wrangler in Toledo. Earlier this month, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne made comments that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler may move out of Toledo if the Wrangler receives design changes that include an aluminum body and a unibody design.

First Drive: The 2015 Toyota Yaris

The affordable sub-compact is now even sportier.

My opinion has definitely changed after driving the hell out of a few Yarises (Yari?) in sunny Florida over the last couple of days. he truth is the Yaris fills an important and often overlooked niche that was once populated with Dodge Neons and Chevrolet Cavaliers - the inexpensive college kid car. But this is no bare-bones box on wheels.