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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.

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Honda CR-V Touring Review

Honda breathes new life into its popular crossover.

2014 MX-5 Miata GT Review

Still a great little car after all these years.

The Daily Driver

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

2014 Land Rover LR4

Mopar Heads to SEMA with a Handful of Crazy Concepts

An old name brings new life to FCA's latest releases.

If there's one convention you associate with the automotive aftermarket, it's SEMA. And if there's one brand you associate with the automotive aftermarket, it's Mopar. The Mopar name has been associated with Chrysler's vehicles for over half a century, and in true aftermarket-part fashion, Mopar plans on rolling out several gussied-up Chrysler-family rides at the SEMA show in November.

The Corvette Stingray Becomes an Art Car

Sure, Chevy stole BMW's idea, but it was for charity, so it's cool.

There's a good chance you've have heard of BMW's Art Car project, where seriously famous artists (think Calder, Warhol, Stella, Lichtenstein) use a BMW car as a blank canvas, trying to bring a bit of culture to the otherwise soulless automotive world. But did you know that Corvette made an Art Car of its own?

Wicked Tech: Audi RS 7 is World's Sportiest Autonomous Car

The incredible piloted driving car will race a lap on Hockenheimring.

Audi has been developing autonomous driving technology for several years now, and the German automaker continues to outdo itself. They've dubbed their new RS 7 Sportback concept "the sportiest piloted driving car in the world." And, it's surely the fastest with 560 horsepower and a max speed of 189.5 mph. Can you say Vorsprung durch Technik?

News Roundup: Alternative Methods of German Propulsion

Your auto news roundup for the week of 10/10 - 10/17.

At the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, we'll be privy to the all-new next generation of Audi's design language. The future will be arriving to us by way of a mysterious concept, of which Audi has provided a teaser image. Some places are calling it the A9 concept, but its proportions and shape are eerily similar to the R8, so perhaps it's a blend between the automaker's upcoming Lamborghini Huracan-based supercar and Audi's new design language.

Pumpkin Carving? No, Pumpkin CARving

Even Halloween can be made to suit an enthusiast lifestyle.

Are you one of those folks who dress up for Halloween in a Stirling Moss outfit? Perhaps you bought a piece of team clothing from the Ferrari store so you can go to a party dressed as Fernando Alonso. No matter your costume choice, more often than not, car enthusiasts will have their main hobby bleed over into other facets of life. If cars control all you do, then boy, we've got the only pumpkin stencils you'll ever need.

The First e-Golf Could Be Yours

Charity auction will give away VW's first all-electric car.

It's hard to get people excited about green cars. As much as we all might like to act like we care about our environment, we don't really seem to want to do much about it, not even drive different cars. Toyota recently announced it's giving away its hydrogen-powered FCV, and now Volkswagen is getting in on the fun by auctioning off its first all-electric vehicle, the e-Golf.

Recall Roundup: Toyota, GM, Mercedes, and More

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week, shall we?

Toyota has issued a massive recall, affecting 1.67 million vehicles worldwide, although only 420,000 of them are in the United States. The recall relates to an issue with the fuel system; there might be a loose seal between the fuel delivery pipes and the fuel pressure sensor. This might cause a fuel leak, which in turn might cause a fire, since the leak is in the engine bay.

There's Good Reason Why Tesla's Infotainment Rules ...

... Because it's built just like your favorite device is.

Auto-industry analysis firm IHS Automotive is currently tearing a Tesla Model S apart. Why? Well, for science, duh; Tesla's in a unique position as a small-batch automaker with big technological aspirations, and so IHS is interested in seeing what makes its systems tick. It's interesting to see how one company approaches a problem that all companies face. Most recently, IHS finished its teardown of the two main screen-based systems, the center stack and the instrument cluster..

Volvo Cars Wants to End Fatal Crashes by 2020

New 360-view technology aids vehicles in avoiding collisions.

Could fatal crashes really be a thing of the past? In a perfect world filled with autonomous vehicles, yes, but even with the current widespread adoption of driver-assist technologies in newer vehicles, we still have a long way to go before vehicular deaths drop from 32,850 (NHTSA stats for 2013) to zero.

Weekly Car Porn: Pretty in Pink

These cars are showing off their flirty side.

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! In honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month we're supporting pink too, and so are these rides.

Will Acura Survive by Becoming Subaru?

Dabbling in identity theft during an identity crisis.

Acura's deep in the doldrums. Its sales numbers and brand loyalty percentages are not impressive within the luxury segment, and the company has had a hard time figuring out exactly how to brand itself to appeal to a wider audience. To fix that, the company created the Acura Business Planning Office in order to come up with a solution. Now, it's got one. That solution? Copy Subaru.

Auto Brands Get Ranked

Interbrand looks at who's "in" this year in autos.

This month, Interbrand, the world's biggest international branding consultancy released its annual Best Global Brands report which, as you might have guessed, ranks brands from around the world. Several automakers made the list this year, with two of them (Toyota and Mercedes Benz) making the Top 10.

Pink Your Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness

Automakers and auto shops are showing their solidarity with boobs.

With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, eventually affecting one in 8 women in the U.S. - about 13-percent. October is national Breast Cancer Awareness month, which means lots of Pepto-Bismol-hues popping up on storefront windows, peoples' apparel, and cars. Autos are a huge component of breast cancer support, from the manufacturers to auto shops to racecar drivers. Here are some ways you, and your car, can support breast cancer research.

Want to Know the Future of Auto Tech? Ask a Boomer

Connected-car fanatics aren't as young as you might think.

Nielsen isn't a company that exists solely to connect weird boxes to your television set. Nielsen actually deals in all sorts of information and polling, so long as it's connected to the way we live alongside technology. Recently, the company did some polling to figure out what we're doing with the "connected car" - that is to say, a car that's jam-packed with the latest in technology that helps both communication and safety. And the demographics might be a bit surprising.