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2015 Lexus ES 350 Review

A very spry couch.

2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited Diesel Crew Cab 4X4 Review

The 1500 vies to be King of All Trucks

2015 Chevrolet Trax LT AWD Review

Affordable yes, but also cheap.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD LS Review

Redefining the words entry-level pickup.

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

2015 Volkswagen Golf

Is Riding the Subway Making You a Target for Hackers?

Malware tracks public transit riders via smartphone motion data.

With society's increasing reliance on technology, combined with our culture's 24/7 connectivity, the potential dangers are innumerable. A new hacking revelation discovered by a team of researchers from China's Nanjing University illustrates just how vulnerable we can be to a tech-savvy criminal.

Throwback Thursday: The Isuzu Rodeo ... We'll Never Forget

Feelings about the brand might be mixed, but the Rodeo is beloved

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! We're doing something a bit different this week. We're taking a look at a vehicle made by a company that hasn't been a part of our market since 2008. But that doesn't mean we can't reminisce.

Recall Roundup: Porsche Wiring Harnesses, Ford Power Steering and Unwanted Heat

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

Porsche is recalling every single one of its 918 Spyder hypercars, 223 of which are in the United States. According to the automaker, a carbon-fiber piece might damage the radiator fan's wiring harness. The fix involves moving the wiring harness to a safer location; including inspections, the fix should take about half a day per car.

New Brand Report Shows Top 5 Most Valuable Automotive Brands, and They Will Surprise You

When it comes to global branding, who's the most valuable?

The annual Brandz Top 100 Brands report, released by Millward Brown, ranked the top 100 brands in the world, according to their value. Of the 100 brands reported, five automakers managed to make the list, and those five will surprise you. Although the report doesn't mind crediting the millennial generation with shaping the values of global brands, that contention is debatable, especially in terms of the automotive world.

Android 1, Apple 0: Android Auto Wins the Race to the Mass Market

Hyundai will introduce smartphone software with the 2015 Sonata.

If you've been frustrated by the wonky infotainment system in your car, whether it's a Buick or a Bentley (they're all pretty bad), you've probably been anxiously awaiting the release of one of the two long-promised systems for seamlessly integrating smartphones and cars: Apple's CarPlay or Android's Android Auto, depending on your brand preference.

Overland Expo is the Ultimate Rendez-Vous for Adventurous Travelers #CarPorn

A unique world event for DIY overlanding travelers.

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!

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R 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.

Know Your Units: There is a Difference Between Foot-Pounds and Pound-Feet

You thought they were interchangeable? Think again.

If you find yourself in a conversation involving the technical aspect of cars, there are bound to be a large number of units of measurement being thrown around - tire width in millimeters, engine output in horsepower ... talking car gear can occasionally turn into a numbers game. When talking about torque, most people tend to swap the order of the units, calling it both pound-feet and foot-pounds, maybe even in the same breath. Most people think that this is totally fine. Guess what? It's not.

Four Decades of Beauty: BMW Art Cars Celebrate 40 Years of Four-Wheeled Artwork

And they're coming to a "cultural hotspot" near you!

Do you like art? Do you like cars? Well, the two things come together in BMW's Art Cars, a collection of Bimmers that serve equally as both cars and rolling works of art. Over the past 40 years, 17 BMW Art Cars have been created, each one special in its own right. To celebrate the four-decade anniversary of this program, BMW's taking its Art Cars on the road, and they might just be coming to a town near you.

2010 vs 2015: The Supercharged Jaguar XJ is Still as Expensive and Pretentious as Ever

You'll love to hate this epitome of British luxury

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?

Moving Beyond the Gas Tax: Oregon Tests Pay-Per-Mile Plan, and Hybrid Drivers Don't Like It

With gas tax revenue flat, Oregon tries a different strategy: OreGo

Oregon is known to be one of the most politically progressive states in the union, so it makes sense that the state should be the first to test a new type of transportation tax. What is surprising is that it's a tax that seems to punish hybrid and electric-car drivers, whom politically progressive states tend to reward with tax breaks.

The 2016 Honda Pilot: Honda's Three-Row SUV, Back With a Vengeance

More tech, more luxury, more efficiency ... more of everything.

Even though we've seen a considerable amount of attention thrown towards the smaller crossovers on the market, especially in the burgeoning subcompact-crossover segment, people are still buying the big boys. Three-row SUVs are hugely important for active (and big) families, so to ignore that segment would be to ignore a big chunk of the buying public. Honda's not ignoring anybody; its all-new Pilot is ready to compete after being redesigned from the ground up.

These Gorgeous Automotive Patent Prints Are the Perfect Addition to Your Man Cave

Mechanical drawings aren't just for the flat file anymore.

Old technology never dies. It just waits around to become part of some "artisanal" trend. Printing may be a dying profession, but as an art form, it's just getting started. Silk-screens, screw-presses, letter presses-all the remnants of the pre-portable screen age

Being Inside Mercedes' Concept Private Jet Cabin is Even Swankier Than Being Inside Its Cars

We'd let Mercedes design anything of ours, if we could.

Mercedes-Benz is a company that's usually recognized for, you know, its work in the automobile industry. That said, good design transcends the medium, and thus, Mercedes is often using its designing prowess to affect other arenas, as well. So when Lufthansa went looking for a design studio that would help design the next generation of VIP aircraft, the aviation giant went to the automotive giant for some help, and the result is simply beautiful.