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The 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE is Efficiency for All

It'll cart you around seemingly forever on one tank

The 2016 Ford Explorer Is a Luxury CUV Value

The Explorer that brings it all to the table

The 2016 Lexus ES 300h Is a Different Kind of Sleeper Car

Fuel economy rather than luxury or speed is the name of the game

2016 Dodge Journey is a Solid Minivan Alternative

This SUV works for the whole family

Editorial Viewpoint

Our auto journalists provide their unique perspectives on cars and the car industry.

Why You Should Own a Classic Car at Least Once

GEAR UP!: The Mini-Factory Car Frost Guard Saves Time and Pain

No more scraping off the white stuff when you're in a rush

If you're sick and tired of spending fifteen minutes and copious amounts of arm strength to get ice and snow of your car's windshield, you're not alone. Mini-Factory has something else in mind that we're sure will change your winter morning chore. Just drape it across your windshield, roof and side windows and mirrors, and the Car Frost Guard will deliver quick snow removal with zero hassle

Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA Changes Shape While Driving

Wicked Tech: Changing appearance to improve efficiency

Shape-shifting sounds like the stuff of vampire romance dramas, but it's actually a concept being employed in the automotive industry. Mercedes-Benz created the Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) as an exploration of how a vehicle could change shapes. This is no illusion, but actually two cars in one.

A Vintage Lotus Esprit Is Reawakened

This mysterious sports car is revived with 1980s flair

The Lotus Esprit is a bit of an enigma. To most onlookers its exotic wedge-shape is reminiscent of a vintage Ferrari or Lamborghini. But, this British sports car has a unique history of its own, dating back to its first production in 1976. The Lotus Esprit is a rare and beautiful automobile, and one that is not often fully understood.

Honda Is Selling Hybrid Odyssey Minivans in Japan

The automaker's premium seven-seater goes green

Despite the slump in oil prices, most automakers have continued to invest in hybrid and EV technology, developing cleaner, more efficient vehicles. However, Honda's hybrids have taken a backseat for 2016, at least in the U.S. But, the sophisticated hybrid powertrain of the Accord just found a new home - in Honda's Odyssey minivan.

Why You Should Own a Classic Car at Least Once

Zen and the Art of Actually Caring About Your Car

Robert M. Pirsig once discussed in his book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance the importance of really caring about whatever it is you do, whether that be working on a motorcycle or just sitting still. Whatever you choose to do, do it well, and you'll become a more virtuous person. This can extend to any part of your life, even car ownership, and there's no better type of car to help you improve yourself and make you care more than a classic automobile.

LEGENDS: Toyota 2000 GT Was Japan's First Supercar

It's long lean and almost as sexy as the Jag E-Type

When most people think of Toyota, they think of the Camry and all that it represents - the reliable and long-lasting, but forever boring family car. What those people forget is that Toyota makes cars that compete in some of the most exciting motorsports on earth, and the company has been doing this for years. Case in point, the 2000GT.

7 Best Family Car Features

Make sure to add these to your family car checklist

When shopping for a family car, there are a lot of things you shouldn't go without - plenty of seating, ample cargo room, additional airbags - but oftentimes some of the more non-essential amenities get overlooked when they shouldn't. We've rounded up a number of features that you'll really want to have on your next family car.

10 Best Car Names of All Time

They sound so good, you can't get them out of your head

Naming a car is like naming a child - choose wisely. Automakers want the name to impart some sort of spirit or ethos about the brand or particular model, but you have to find the right balance between straight-forward and obscure. If a car's name brings up a strong emotional connection for you, then the automaker has done a nice job. When you can't remember a car's name, well, that says it all. Here are our 10 best car names of all time.

The Chevrolet Corvette is a Supercar for the Masses

You get a whopping amount of power for the price

Most people can't afford to own a supercar. The insurmountable price of a car from Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Noble, Koenigsegg or Pagani will keep many drivers from the ridiculous speeds that they crave. However, there is light at the end of the sad supercar tunnel and that light is wearing a Chevy bowtie - the Corvette.

Toyota Is Officially Killing the Scion Brand

The iA, iM, FR-S, and upcoming C-HR will all be rebadged as Toyotas

It's official - Toyota is closing the doors on its offshoot division Scion. The youth-oriented brand centered around quirkiness is getting the ax - or in the kinder words of the press release the company issued today, "transitioning back to the Toyota brand."

Subaru's Beloved Forester Blends the Best of the Sedan and SUV Worlds

The popular crossover has remained a top-seller for nearly 20 years

The Subaru Forester is a beloved crossover for many reasons. It blends the best of both the sedan and SUV worlds together, resulting in a smaller, sport-utility vehicle that offers ample space and top-notch safety. Over its nearly 20-year lifespan, the Forester has carved a distinct spot for itself among the crowded crossover segment, with its nameplate becoming synonymous with safety and quality.

Segment Spotlight: The Large Luxury Sedan Gives You More

Sophistication, style, prestige, performance all in one machine

Luxury cars are designed to give the driver and passengers the most comfortable and rewarding experience possible. This usually includes the best interior materials, latest technology, superb performance, beautiful styling and a significant amount of prestige. While there are luxury vehicles in just about every segment, the luxury sedan is a car that has almost always been a part of automobile history and will continue to be for years to come.

Cadillac Ends Production of Niche ELR Plug-In Hybrid

We're actually sorry to see the hybrid Caddy go

Despite all of the hybrids popping up in automakers' lineups across the automotive industry, Cadillac has chosen to discontinue its ELR hybrid. The Chevy Volt-based Cadillac carried Caddy's signature styling to luxury hybrid car buyers (a tough niche to work in), but unfortunately, shoppers didn't respond to the car's high price tag.

The 7 Best Family Vehicles Across All Segments

A vehicle for every need, whether it's space, safety, comfort or value

Shopping for a family vehicle is an important process that poses some unique challenges. On the one hand, you're looking for a safe, reliable, daily commuter that can keep up with your busy schedule. Then again, you don't want to feel like you're settling when it comes to style and features. So, how do you find the best value?