Car Reviews

2016 Mazda CX-9 Signature Review

Mazda's nicest model is an SUV that drives like a sporty car

2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review

The Tundra TRD Pro is a loud, rugged Toyota off-roader

2016 Lexus RX 450h F Sport Review

The luxury crossover mantle of power gets passed down well

2016 Jaguar XJL Supercharged Review

Long, luxurious, heavy and fast

The Ups and Downs of Buying a Bargain Used Luxury Sedan

Sometimes you can find a bargain with a luxury badge

If you look around the used market, you're likely to notice that there are several luxury cars that you could never afford a brand new are now within reach. The question is if you should go for it and buy that BMW, Cadillac, Lexus or Mercedes-Benz that you've always really wanted.

First Drive: 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

A refresh makes the Pathfinder an even better family SUV

Nissan invited us out to California for a drive in the new 2017 Pathfinder, and because Nissan is so excited about the model's refresh, we got pretty pumped, as well. From the way Nissan reps were talking you'd think they had a whole new vehicle on their hands. Unfortunately, the 2017 Pathfinder isn't all new, but the changes Nissan made have improved the vehicle.

The 10 Most Beautiful Cars From This Year's Monterey Car Week

Lo and behold these stunners that you could never afford

There's no question that Monterey Car Week in California is one of the most prominent car events on the globe, and it takes place every year in August. Throngs of car-lovers from everywhere flock to Pebble Beach to see the best and the brightest from the past, present and even the future.

Chevrolet Becomes the Most Watched Car Brand

Chevy gets strategic with targeted exposure, and it works.

All around the world, it seems that Chevrolet is killing it when it comes to having the most video views. They've managed to jump in their rankings, and rather quickly, where as of June of 2016, Tubular ranked them as #1 with 104.0 million views. With popular brands like Hyundai, Kia, and others close behind Chevy, it's clear that there is some race to be at the top of everyone's mind.

The Lexus IS 200t F Sport Would Be the Perfect Sports Sedan With a Stick Shift

The look, the steering, the handling of a star but missing something

Manual transmission cars are dying fast. We knew that their demise was impending after Ferrari and Lamborghini did away with manual transmissions. Yes, we get that the vast majority of the American public doesn't want to rope their own gears, but for sports and enthusiast cars to do away with them is anathema to what we know about the thrill of driving.

Rumor Mill: The Elio Motors Elio

A simple, inexpensive three-wheeled car for the future

At this point, you may have heard about the Elio Motor's innovative three-wheeled car called Elio. The vehicle is a reverse trike configuration (two wheels up from and one in the rear) with an enclosed cabin and a car-like seating position with room for two people - one behind the other. While vehicles with similar wheel layout are designed for performance - Polaris Slingshot and Campagna Motors T-REX - the Elio is designed for efficiency and to make motoring more affordable for owners.

The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante is an Eyeful and a Mouthful at Pebble Beach

When mere high-end exclusivity isn't nearly enough

Now that the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe is confirmed for very limited production, it's about time the British Automaker and famed design house released a droptop version because, you know, the privileged ultra-elite are waiting. At Monterey Car Week, the Volante version (or convertible to you and me) was revealed, and it received serious fanfare even though the signature Zagato double-bubble hardtop is gone. This rarified version will be made to the tune of just 99 cars.

The Cadillac Escala Concept Debuts at Monterey Car Week

The newest Caddy concept is easily one of the GM brand's best

We thoroughly enjoyed the short time we got to drive the Cadillac CT6, but as good as that car is, it's still not the flagship sedan packing a big V8 and unrivaled luxurious interior that we were hoping for. The Cadillac Escala Concept is the car we were hoping the CT6 would be.

Versus: Honda Accord Sport vs. Mazda6 Sport

These two venerable FWD sedans make for a great matchup

Some of the toughest competition in the automotive industry happens in the front-wheel drive midsize sedan segment. When you look at the cars in that segment it's easy to see why. The Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu and several other high-quality cars are in this segment.

6 Things That Make the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept So Freakin' Awesome

This year's Concourse D'Elegance brings a futuristic showstopper

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept just bowed at Pebble Beach's Concours D'Elegance, and it's a sight to behold. Not only is it massive, but it's also remarkably elegant, futuristic and artful all at the same time. Sure, it's just a concept for now, but it shows us what Mercedes can do when it comes to huge grand tourers that evoke the long aerodynamic cars of old. Here are six reasons why the Maybach 6 is so incredible.

Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Edition Will Deliver 1,000 Units to Special Customers

The most beautiful Miata ever made will come in a first small batch

Now, Mazda has announced that they will sell a very limited number of auto show versions now named Launch Edition to a select 1,000 customers in the United States. That's very good news, indeed, at least for those special customers with whom Mazda has a special relationship. The rest of us can go suck an egg, apparently, at least for now.

Uber Partners With Volvo on Self-Driving Cars

Uber is disrupting the auto industry again, but with Volvo's help.

A pretty exciting and interesting partnership between Uber Technologies and Volvo Car Group has been made. The two automotive industry companies have struck a $300 million deal to work together in designing a new autonomous or self-driving vehicle, based on Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, which is already being used in the S90, V90, and XC90 models.

Why You Should Buy Pricier Windshield Wiper Blades

Spending a little extra money could go a long way

Replacing anything on your car can be a pain in the butt. It's never fun to take time out of your busy schedule to fix or replace something on your car, but replacing the windshield wipers is something you can do in a couple minutes and it goes a long way towards ensuring you get to your destination in one piece. While replacing wipers is quick and easy, picking the right kind of wipers for your car isn't.

Do the Math: The Stupidity of an 84-Month Loan

If you take a look at the final numbers, it's downright painful

See a price tag on a brand new TV, and it says, "$1,200" and we just might walk away. But when it says, "Low monthly payments of $59.99" and you're hooked like a hapless fish. Too bad there are interest charges on top of that, and you end up paying $1,535 after everything's said and done.The same goes for car loans, and many customers are lured into spending way more than they should because payments look a lot lower.