Car Reviews

2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum CrewMax Review

Making a case for a Japanese full-size pickup.

2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium Review

Just like wine, we love it, even if it makes us a little sleepy.

2015 Toyota Yaris SE 5-Door Review

Sometimes less is just ... less.

2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon SLT Review

Ram's downsized van is perfect for your small business.

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2015 Lexus RC 350

News Roundup: Driving the Queen, Killing the Xterra, Earning a Free Tesla

Your auto news roundup for the week of 02/20 - 02/27.

It's time to say "peace out" to a long-time stalwart of the body-on-frame SUV market, the Nissan Xterra. The Xterra has existed since 1999, which means it had a pretty good run, but in the face of dwindling sales and a new focus on unibody crossovers, it's time for the penultimate small body-on-frame SUV to leap forth from this mortal coil. The only remaining fighter in this segment is the Jeep Wrangler, which will likely outlast us all. Good night, sweet prince.

Chrysler's "Death Wobble" Class-Action Suit Has Been Trimmed, But Not Killed

The issue, according to NHTSA, isn't an issue at all.

Chrysler Group LLC has been accused of concealing a defect in the front suspension of the Dodge Ram pickup that can cause the truck to lose steering control and shimmy excessively. Now, a class-action law suit involving the iconic truck was trimmed this week by a federal judge in California. Express warranty claims were removed from Shaun et al v. Chrysler Group LLC, although implied warranty and consumer protection claims were left in.

The Aston Martin Vulcan Is Pure Evil, Dedicated for the Track

It's awfully hard to top a 7.0-liter V-12 screaming down the straight.

Leave it to Aston Martin to overshadow its own brand. Recently, the automaker released the Vantage GT3, a track-day beast of a thing that's still, somehow, allowed on the road. Now, not even two weeks later, Aston has outdone itself by introducing the Vulcan, an 800-plus-horsepower, track-only demon pulled straight from the depths of eternal hellfire.

Throwback Thursday: How the Porsche 911 Became one of the Coolest Cars in History

The history of one of the most enduring sports cars ever made

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! Few cars in the last half-century have managed to stay the course like the Porsche 911. This week, we're taking a look back at where it all started.

Sony Pictures Is Producing a Movie About a Self-Driving Car Race

Expect "Silicon Valley" meets "The Cannonball Run," only worse.

This week, show business news size Deadline reported that Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to a script about self-driving cars, or more specifically about a group of would-be Elon Musks whose competitive spirit culminates in a race across Europe.

Audi's OLED Lighting Is Like Something Out of a Science Fiction Movie

And it'll likely remain fiction unless the government tweaks the law.

Over the last few years, it feels like every automaker on the planet has incorporated light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on the exteriors of their cars. What started as a luxury is now accessible to all, which means that it's only a matter of time before the Next Big Thing arrives and starts the whole process over again. If Audi's Swarm concept has anything to say about it, that time may arrive soon.

Recall Roundup: Mercedes-Benz Seals, and Two from both Toyota and Land Rover

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

Our first recall comes by way of Mercedes-Benz. The automaker is recalling nearly 150,000 sedans for an issue with a loose rubber seal. If an owner opens the hood, that seal might accidentally stick to the hood; were that seal to fall off the hood and land somewhere in the engine bay, it may come in contact with a heat source, melt, and cause a fire.

Autos 101: How To Replace Your Brake Light and Avoid a Fix-It Ticket

Changing your tail light bulbs will take five minutes or less.

Having some basic auto knowledge is important for everyone, not just gearheads. Knowing a thing or two about what's under the hood and how your car functions will make you a safer, more confident driver. Autos 101 is your resource to learn about basic auto maintenance, along with common problems and how to fix them. Some of the most frequent parts you'll need to replace in your car are the tail lights.

10 Cars Making Their World Premiere at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show #CarPorn

We can't wait for these stunning vehicles to make their debut.

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! We can't wait for the Geneva International Motor Show to start next week because there are going to be some amazing cars making their world debut. Here's a sneak peek at 10 of them!

Apple Fanboys Will Sell Their Souls For an Apple-Built Car

If a Tesla rival is in the works, who's going to buy it?

The tech world was abuzz last week with whispers of Apple's automotive aspirations. In the middle of a poaching war with automaker Tesla, it would seem Apple is definitely trying to make a push. Tesla is currently the ultra-cool rebel of the automotive world and, much like Apple, it has built a reputation as innovative and edgy. But does anyone really care if Apple builds a car to rival Tesla?

The 2016 Range Rover Evoque Refresh Focuses on Technology and Luxury

New features include all-LED headlights and a new infotainment system.

Despite a teaser image that's only existed for a week or so, and despite the Geneva Motor Show still being a week away, Land Rover has released a whole slew of information about the upcoming Land Rover Range Rover Evoque refresh. For the 2016 model year, Land Rover is rolling out as much technology as humanly possible, and while the Evoque looks just about the same as before, the things that matter go beyond skin deep.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Toyota Camry XSE 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.

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is Definitely Ready for Urban Adventure

It's far more versatile in the city than you may think.

These days, pickup trucks are nearly as large as the buildings they park in front of. Thankfully, there's a renewed interest in the midsize truck market; most notably, General Motors has just introduced an all-new pair of midsize trucks, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. They were built with urban buyers in mind, so we set out to see whether or not these trucks could function well as a daily driver in the heart of Chicago.

2010 vs 2015: The Subaru WRX Premium Sedan is Still as Badass as Ever

How has the AWD, turbocharged beast changed in five years?

What have the last five years done to our favorite rides? If you're in the market for a new vehicle, it might be prudent to take a look at some previous model years. We all know that saying about cars depreciating as soon as they're driven off the lot, but how much do they depreciate after half-a-decade? Are there options you simply can't live without today, that weren't available five years ago?