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2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Review

A serious player in a very competitive field.

2014 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX Review

It's tough to top a Land Rover.

2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review

Hyundai's midsize sedan is creeping up on the Accord.

2015 Buick LaCrosse Premium I Review

Full-size luxury dynamics with mid-size affordability.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Lexus RC-F

Jaguar Land Rover Is Putting Ghosts in Your Car

Literal transparency is the next big step in urban safety.

A while back, Jaguar Land Rover came up with the Invisible Bonnet concept, which allowed off-roaders to "see" the ground beneath the vehicle's front end. Now, JRL is pioneering yet another "invisible" type of technology, this time aimed towards urban drivers. It's called the 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen, and it's the most concrete proof yet that we are, in fact, living in the future.

Year One: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

The price on the window sticker doesn't tell the whole story.

A car is an expensive thing to own. And the costs of ownership don't stop once you've settled on financing; between insurance, gas, and maintenance, you might end up spending several thousand dollars per year above and beyond the checks you send to the bank. In order to give you an idea of what these costs might be, we've compiled a list of additional expenses that owners are likely to encounter during their first year of vehicle ownership.

Deck the Cars with Boughs of Holly #CarPorn

These rides are getting in the holiday spirit.

For those of you who like to drool over ridiculously good-looking cars, you are not alone. #CarPorn is Web2Carz.com'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!

"Don't Jerk and Drive" ... Wait, What?

The best (or worst) safety campaign ever has finished prematurely.

If someone tells you to avoid "jerking and driving," what comes to mind? Okay, don't answer that; if you've ever been a teenager, you know exactly what that phrase seems to hint towards. Of course, if you asked the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety that same question, they would give you an entirely different answer. While the SDOHS did come up with a novel safety campaign, its double-entendre phrasing doomed it.

Behind the Wheel: The Best Car Videos of 2014

Our top 5 video reviews with Sarah and Lindsay.

As the year starts coming to a close, we are looking back and reflecting on all the great cars we've driven in 2014. From coupes, to crossovers, to vans, we've had fun getting behind-the-wheel of them all. But better than us just writing about what neat things a car can do, we like to show you, with our Behind-the-Wheel YouTube series. It was a tough call, but here are our top 5 picks for our video reviews with Sarah and Lindsay.

Military Finally Auctioning Off its Humvees to Public

If you buy one, here's what you'll get and what you won't.

The High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (affectionately referred to as the Humvee) is the epitome of utility. Its badass-ness is beyond reproach. It was designed to withstand and navigate some of the harshest terrain in the world ... and you can now own one.

Five Auto Trends to Look For in 2015

What's different about next year's cars, and why you should care.

It's nearly the end of 2014, which means it's time to talk about things that happened this year and it's time to wax anticipatory about all the even better things to come in 2015. Fortunately for us, things in the automotive industry move at an incredibly slow, deliberate pace, so we don't have to rely on any extra-sensory-type perception to be able to prognosticate about the year to come

Infotainment Preview: Ford's Sync 3

Ford's latest in-car system seeks to address the problems of old.

Ford's original Sync in-car infotainment system was announced the same year as the original iPhone. Based on Microsoft underpinnings, the system was unlike anything seen before. As the years went on, Ford introduced an updated to Sync that it called MyFord Touch. To quote Douglas Adams, "This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." It was glitchy, slow, and distracting. Finally, Ford is ready to leave that crap behind.

5 Great "Regular Car Reviews"

Wherein the word "regular" is taken and stretched to its limits.

Take a look at a number of YouTube car reviews, and you'll notice something - many of them are pretty darn similar. Here is the car, here are some words about that car, and here are some shots of the car being driven. It's a pretty straightforward template with little room for creativity. That's where Regular Car Reviews comes in. This guy takes the idea of the YouTube car review, peppers it with serious intellectual bits, and ... oh, who are we kidding, these videos are weird, and we love 'em.

Volvo May Have Found the Online-Buying Middle Ground

Will Volvo's new plan for online car sales keep dealerships happy?

We had assumed that it would only be a matter of time until an automaker figured out a better way to marry online sales and the traditional dealership experience, rather than just bypassing the latter part altogether. This week, Volvo's announced that it plans to roll out online sales to supplement, not supplant, its already-standing dealership network. And, you know what? It's sensible enough that it just might work.

Audi Introduces a New Kind of Car Sharing

Think of it as a time share, only with a car.

By now, everyone's at least heard of car-sharing, even if they've never done it. Companies like I-Go and ZipCar have been offering by-the-hour car rentals in major cities throughout the world for more than a decade. But off in a distant land called Sweden, in the tiny hamlet of Stockholm, Audi is test-marketing a new kind of car-sharing.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0T

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 - running the gamut from sensible to silly.

Meet Ray, the Car Parking Robot

Automated parking system saves space, door dings.

Plastics. There's a great future in plastics. That's what the future looked like in the 1967 of Mike Nichols' film The Graduate. But it's nearly 50 years later, and if you want to know where the future lies now, the answer is clear: robotics. Not only are our cars becoming increasingly robotic, but our parking lots may as well, at least if one German transportation company has anything to say about it.

Car Vs Horse, World's Smallest Car, Brazillian Girls

Top 5 kick-ass car videos of the week for December 12th

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, which begins with some random acts of generosity. Waitresses can work years to save enough money in tips to buy a car. Well, this waitress was given one as a tip.