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2016 Acura ILX Review

When is a luxury car not a luxury car?

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S Review

Nevermind the Crossovers, Here's the Perfect Car

2015 Nissan Murano Platinum Review

Your crossover, supersized.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Review

The car of the year, gone wild.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf

Scion's iA and iM Pricing Is Released, and They're Just as Affordable as You Think

These twee little cruisers won't hurt your wallet.

Scion's on the verge of releasing two all-new small cars, a hatchback and-a first for Scion-a sedan. One is based on Mazda underpinnings, and the other is all Toyota (JDM Toyota, at that). Both cars are attempts to reinvigorate slumping sales numbers for Toyota's small-car subsidiary. And now that pricing has been released for both cars, we can see how truly affordable they actually are.

The Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV Is the Perfect Way to Celebrate America's Birthday

It's a modern day version of the old Ford Excursion.

On the eve of our country's 239th birthday, aftermarket tuner Hennessey has released a car - or, rather, a truck - that is so undoubtedly American that it should arrive emblazoned with the Stars and Stripes across the side. It's bigger than you'll ever need it to be, it's more powerful than you'll ever need it to be, and it's more money than you'll ever want to spend. It's the VelociRaptor SUV, and it is America.

The Transformation of the VW Beetle: It's a Bug's Life #CarPorn

The longest-running car of a single design platform.

For those of you who like to drool over ridiculously good-looking cars, you are not alone. Car Porn is's weekly series where we bring you 10 swoon-worthy automobiles every Wednesday that will always be easy on the eyes and get you through the rest of the week! This week we take a look at the longest-running and most manufactured car of a single design platform worldwide - the Volkswagen Beetle.

Volkswagen Tests Renewable Diesel, and the Results Are Good

Renewable diesel is not only ecofriendly, it works!

The common myth about oil is that it comes from dinosaurs. Even if you believe that oil and petroleum are fossil fuels (a theory that is far from universally accepted), the vast majority of the stuff would have come from decaying vegetable matter. The amount of dinosaur matter in the mix is so infinitesimal it wouldn't even need to be listed as an ingredient if petroleum was sold as food.

Finally, You Can Afford a Ferrari F40 ... So Long as It's Made of Lego

As you might expect, some assembly is required.

Lego's Creator line has already given us two amazing vehicles - an old-school Mini Cooper and a T1-generation Volkswagen Type 2 camper van (full disclosure: your author owns and loves the latter model). Now, the famous toymaker is back with yet another plastic model of a piece of automotive history, the glorious Ferrari F40, Ferrari's first turbocharged street car.

The 2016 Audi A4: Still a Bit Boring, but Better than Ever Before

It's lighter, it's more efficient, and it's loaded with gadgetry.

Audi's ready to make some moves in the compact luxury sedan segment. BMW's 3 Series is pending a refresh, and Mercedes just released an all-new C-Class. Thus, the time is right for Volkswagen's luxury arm to strike with something, er, striking. And that's exactly what it's doing; say hello to the all-new Audi A4, a sedan that strikes a good balance between pragmatism and plushness.

GALLERY: The Best Racing Simulators in the World, from the Czech Republic

For the cost of a car, you can pretend to drive in your own home.

As anyone who's ever played a racing game knows, using actual steering wheel controllers makes any game, from Mario Kart 8 to Forza 6, way more fun to play. Of course, the more expensive the accessory, the more realistic the driving experience; a Wii wheel is all well and good, but a Thrustmaster T300RS force-feedback racing wheel with metal pedals (including a progressive resistance brake) will kick your gameplay up a dimension.

The Dodge Challenger Drag Pak: Mopar Wants You to Head to the Strip

An eight-second car with a three speed transmission. Awesome.

Dodge has a vibrant history of offering drag-strip-ready cars for its customers. It started in the 1960s, and by the end of that decade, amateur draggers were fawning over 426-Hemi-equipped Darts and Barracudas. After a four-decade pause, the idea returned with the Challenger Drag Pak, which was available with both V-8 and V-10 options. Now, to celebrate the refreshed Challenger, the Drag Pak is coming once again to a drag strip near you.

Self-Driving Audi and Self-Driving Lexus in Near Collision

Self-driving-car manufacturers defend safety records.

Technology, no matter how benign, is never foolproof. Even a simple crockpot responsible for millions of slow-cooked meats over the years invariably leads to house fires if not monitored. It's the same in the auto sphere. Take the recent near-collision of Delphi Automotive' s self-driving Audi and Google's self-driving Lexus last week in California.

Chevrolet Gets Fancy and a Little Bit High-Tech with the All-New 2016 Cruze

It's bigger, it's lighter, and it should hit 40 mpg on the highway.

Redesigns of family cars are big deals, even if it's not the most terribly exciting segment on the planet. These are the cars people buy; these are the volume sellers that permit OEMs to build smaller-batch cars that enthusiasts tend to fawn over. So, when a good family car is announced, we should all celebrate it. Such is the case with the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Ford Mustang GT 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 Nissan Juke-R 2.0 Might Be the Most Insane Crossover Ever Constructed

It's a real shame no one can afford it, though.

The Nissan Juke is a pretty ordinary subcompact crossover; sure, it's quirky in the looks department, but otherwise, it's a sedate little people-hauler. In order to give it a wild side, Nissan created the Juke-R, which slapped the GT-R's drivetrain into this little cute ute. Now, it's turning that knob up to 11 with the introduction of the Nissan Juke-R 2.0.

Dukes of Hazard Car Deemed Racist, Jump Start with AA Batteries, and Cars that See Around Corners

Top Five (truly) Kick-Ass Car videos for June 26th

It is no less than an exciting week in the world of car videos - from the serious and precautionary to the downright fun. From Dallas to Dubai and back again, Web2Carz brings you another installment in our weekly Top Five (truly) Kick-Ass Car Videos.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Is the Italian 3-Series-Fighter We've Been Waiting For

Only thing is, we've got plenty more waiting to do.

We're on the verge of an Alfa Romeo renaissance. The brand is once again returning to America with mass-market cars; for the last couple years, we've only had niche sports cars arrive, like the 4C and the ultra-rare 8C. The next car to arrive will be the Giulia, a compact luxury sedan aimed squarely at the Germans - the Audi A4, the BMW 3 Series, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. And the first thing Alfa showed off was its most powerful variant.