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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

The spirit of the Southwest, or at least its shopping centers.

2014 Ford Transit Connect Titanium Wagon Review

The unreview review of the unminivan minivan.

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Review

The little engine that couldn't, but sounds like it could.

2015 Mercedes-Benz ML400 Review

Age confers wisdom.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Volkswagen Golf

Tesla's Powerwall Technology Moves You One Step Closer to Leaving the Grid Behind

First cars, now homes. Tesla's ready to get inside your house.

Who hosts a big product announcement at 9 p.m. on a Thursday? Elon Musk, that's who; the Tesla Motors CEO put together a big dog-and-pony show for the rollout of Tesla Energy, a branch of the company that will deal with home and business energy-storage solutions. Tesla Energy already has two products nearly ready to roll, with purposes ranging from simple home backup to helping you leave the grid entirely.

Cars Versus Superheroes: Avengers: Age of Ultron Ready to Overtake Fast & Furious 7

Who will win the global takeover at the box office?

The Fast & Furious franchise has been (joy)riding out their fame, one car chase sequel at a time. The seventh installment of the series smashed box office records after it opened on April 3, becoming the fastest film to ever gross $1 billion globally. But the success of Fast 7 could soon be overshadowed by another cinematic powerhouse: The Avengers.

News Roundup: A New Bugatti, Hellcat Versus Tesla, and Flying Beats Driving

Your auto news roundup for the week of 04/24 - 05/01.

America is building some positively ludicrous cars at the moment, two perfect examples being the all-electric Tesla P85D and the 707-horsepower Dodge Charger Hellcat. Of course, these two cars occupy completely different segments in terms of appointment, price, and more, but what happens when you try to compare two of America's most muscle-bound monstrosities? You can find out for yourself by watching this episode of Motor Trend's "Head 2 Head."

How Much Do In-Car Infotainment Systems Matter to New Car Buyers?

Website says Chrysler has the best, but does that influence purchases?

Interactive touch screens have become the central figures in car interiors in recent years. Screen dimensions are an indicator of status in cars just as they are in homes and offices. They are used primarily to access phone controls, audio controls, and satellite navigation, but they can also give owners control over many of the car's settings.

Remembering the Time Audi Won Le Mans with a Diesel and Kicked Off One Hell of a Dynasty

It might not be the hero diesel wants, but it's the hero diesel needs.

In the mid-2000s, Audi was not content to rest on its laurels. After two straight years of victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with its V-8-powered R8 Le Mans prototype, the company knew it needed something bigger and badder to beat an increasingly difficult field of competitors. The answer came from the least likely of places - diesel fuel. But it would lead to a dynasty that continues to dominate nearly a decade later.

TBT: How the Kia Optima Has Gone From a Cheap First Car to Comfortable and Reliable

After only a few generations, Kia's Optima has made some big strides.

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! Having just spent a day in the 2016 Kia Sorento, I was impressed with the value, but that got me thinking about Kia's other offerings, particularly the Optima.

Ford Breaks World Record for Fastest Hot Wheels Loop on Bring Your Child to Work Day

An innovative way to get kids excited about this day.

For some of us, the best part about Take Your Child to Work Day was getting out of school. If your parent happens to work at Ford, though, it meant being part of breaking a world record this year. The team in Dearborn, MI, broke the world record for the fastest Hot Wheels loop, setting up a 12.5-foot-high loop in the atrium of the company's Research and Innovation Center.

Fueled By Bull Sh!t: First Documentary in Toyota's Hydrogen Series Directed by Morgan Spurlock

Will Toyota's attempt to shed light on hydrogen pay off?

You already know who Morgan Spurlock is, even if you don't know his name. He's the man behind the 2004 documentary Super Size Me and several TV shows, including 30 Days, which aired on FX between 2005 and 2008. Now, Toyota has him directing a mini documentary about hydrogen fuel. The first in a series of shorts from the automaker called "Fueled by Everything", Fueled by Bull Shit is exactly what you'd think it is.

Recall Roundup: FCA's Wires and Tape, GM's Hoses, Ford's Latches, VW's Fuel Pumps

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

Ford's got a pesky issue on its hands. This new recall, which affects nearly 400,000 vehicles, is not the first time Ford's had to recall cars for their door latches. This is actually Big Blue Oval's third door-latch recall this year. A broken pawl spring tab is to blame. If you own any of the following vehicles, take extra care in opening and closing your door until you can get to the dealer: 2012-2014 Ford Fiesta, 2013-2014 Ford Fusion, 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ.

The 2016 Jaguar XE Will Be the First U.S. Jaguar Offered with a Diesel Engine

Having only two trim levels should keep the XE simple and accessible.

When Jaguar spilled the beans on its upcoming entry-level XE sedan earlier this year, we received a good deal of vagueness. We weren't sure what engines were coming, or what sort of equipment we could expect as optional. Well, that all changes now that Jaguar's finally let slip some additional details, including the introduction of an engine that we'll be seeing much more of in the United States.

GALLERY: Infiniti Shows New Design Concepts in Shanghai

Live, from Gran Turismo 6, it's the Vision Concept

Nissan's luxury brand, Infiniti, showed off a bit of its future design at an event held at the Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum last week. The new design language is called "Aesthetics of Contrast," a suitably meaningless grouping of words for an Art Museum event.

To Those of You Blocking the Left Lane: Your Days Are Numbered

Washington starts cracking down on fast-lane hogs.

You know what's really fun? When you're making great time on your way to some specific place, and you find your path ahead blocked by some holier-than-thou jerk who thinks everybody should be going the speed limit, and it's their job to enforce it for some reason. The Washington State Senate thinks that's super fun as well, which is why it's working on a bill that would allow the police to deal with these vigilantes.

10 Juggernauts on Wheels: Welcome to the 600 Horsepower Club #CarPorn

They're an elitist bunch, but they're forces to be reckoned with.

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! These 10 powerhouses are forces to be reckoned with. They're part of a strict, members only association - the 600 horsepower club.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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. Yes, 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.