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2014 Kia Forte Koup SX Review

Kia's Koup kould use fewer

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.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Lexus RC-F

Infinit's VGT, the VelociRaptor, and OnStar's Santa Tracker

Your auto news roundup for the week of 12/12 - 12/19.

Vision Gran Turismo is a program within the PlayStation-only Gran Turismo video game series that allows automakers to put some seriously wild concepts on the road, albeit virtually. The latest automaker to jump into the fray is Infiniti, and its VGT car is quite the looker. In the game, the concept sports a V-8 powertrain and is designed with ideal weight distribution in mind. Even though it's not a real car, Infiniti made one hell of an intense video chronicling its creation.

What's in a Name? Chrysler officially becomes FCA US LLC

Former Big Three carmaker loses its name in America.

It's been a good year for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the company created out of Fiat's purchase of Chrysler. Sales were up 20% (although a 20-percent increase from bad is still not great), and sub-brand Jeep had a nearly 30% uptick in sales. Unfortunately, it wasn't a very good year for Chrysler.

Future Rides: The 5 Best Concept Vehicles of 2014

Looking back at the coolest concepts to get visions of the future.

We're nearing the end of the year, which means it's time to talk about all the great (and not-so-great) things that happened in autos this year. And what better form to do it than with an easily digestible and visually exciting list. Here, we're looking back at some of the coolest concept vehicles 2014 brought to us, in hopes they'll show us a glimpse of what drivers can look forward to in future car production.

Recall Roundup: Takata, Ford, FCA, Mazda, and More

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

Hot on the heels of FCA's and Mazda's announcements, Ford, too, has expanded its recall for Takata parts. This one, however, focuses on the driver-side airbag inflator. Ford's recall previously included 50,000 cars or so; now, it's up to a little over half a million. Oh boy. Despite adding that many cars to the recall, this affects just two Ford vehicles - the 2005-2008 Ford Mustang and the 2005-2006 Ford GT.

2015 vs 2010: The Toyota Prius Then and Now #tbt

Evolution of the car for the enviornmentally conscious

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 optiions you simply can't live without today, that weren't available five years ago?

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.