Car Reviews

2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier Review

This is the best plugin hybrid for the money

2016 Mazda CX-9 Signature Review

Mazda's nicest model is an SUV that drives like a sporty car

2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review

The Tundra TRD Pro is a loud, rugged Toyota off-roader

2016 Lexus RX 450h F Sport Review

The luxury crossover mantle of power gets passed down well

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Our auto journalists provide their unique perspectives on cars and the car industry.

Configure This: How We'd Spec the 2017 Fiat 124 Abarth Spider

Important Factors Other Than Credit Score When Applying for a Car Loan

It's not just those three digits that matter, you know

Contrary to popular belief, when it comes to applying for an auto loan, the all-powerful credit score isn't the only factor that weighs into whether or not you get approved by a lender or bank. Sure, it's vital to work on your credit and to enter that meeting with your best possible score, but there are other factors that you should also be mindful of in order to get the best rate possible.

4 Reasons Why the Hyundai Ioniq Will Be Better Than the Toyota Prius

The upcoming Korean green car makes for a strong case

Though it's not for sale quite just yet, the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq should prove to be a hot seller in the green car segment, but does it have chops to go up against the king of the hill Toyota Prius? That's unlikely, largely because of the Prius's darling status amongst hypermilers and the like. But, we're thrilled to see that Hyundai is going after them with guns blazing.

The Case for the Cabover Pickup Truck

A truck style you don't see any more that should make a comeback

If you know what a cabover truck is, you probably think of a cabover semi-truck. It's the flat-nosed, boxy-looking trucks where the driver sits high and over the front wheels and looks out of a flat, bus-like front end. The cabover style is a bit of an odd one, but it's also an immensely useful body form. That's why we think someone should make a smaller cabover for the consumer market.

The Mighty Telsa Model S P100D is the World's Fastest Production Car Available Today

It'll make Ferraris, Lambos and Porsches woefully embarrrassed

If you thought your brand spankin' new McLaren 570S was fast, think again. Your $190K car will be hastily dispatched by a family sedan known as the Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode. Elon Musk's new darling will rocket to 60 mph in a scant 2.5 seconds, making it the world's fastest production car and the third fastest accelerating production car ever built.

The Ups and Downs of Buying a Bargain Used Luxury Sedan

Sometimes you can find a bargain with a luxury badge

If you look around the used market, you're likely to notice that there are several luxury cars that you could never afford a brand new are now within reach. The question is if you should go for it and buy that BMW, Cadillac, Lexus or Mercedes-Benz that you've always really wanted.

First Drive: 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

A refresh makes the Pathfinder an even better family SUV

Nissan invited us out to California for a drive in the new 2017 Pathfinder, and because Nissan is so excited about the model's refresh, we got pretty pumped, as well. From the way Nissan reps were talking you'd think they had a whole new vehicle on their hands. Unfortunately, the 2017 Pathfinder isn't all new, but the changes Nissan made have improved the vehicle.

The 10 Most Beautiful Cars From This Year's Monterey Car Week

Lo and behold these stunners that you could never afford

There's no question that Monterey Car Week in California is one of the most prominent car events on the globe, and it takes place every year in August. Throngs of car-lovers from everywhere flock to Pebble Beach to see the best and the brightest from the past, present and even the future.

Chevrolet Becomes the Most Watched Car Brand

Chevy gets strategic with targeted exposure, and it works.

All around the world, it seems that Chevrolet is killing it when it comes to having the most video views. They've managed to jump in their rankings, and rather quickly, where as of June of 2016, Tubular ranked them as #1 with 104.0 million views. With popular brands like Hyundai, Kia, and others close behind Chevy, it's clear that there is some race to be at the top of everyone's mind.

The Lexus IS 200t F Sport Would Be the Perfect Sports Sedan With a Stick Shift

The look, the steering, the handling of a star but missing something

Manual transmission cars are dying fast. We knew that their demise was impending after Ferrari and Lamborghini did away with manual transmissions. Yes, we get that the vast majority of the American public doesn't want to rope their own gears, but for sports and enthusiast cars to do away with them is anathema to what we know about the thrill of driving.

Rumor Mill: The Elio Motors Elio

A simple, inexpensive three-wheeled car for the future

At this point, you may have heard about the Elio Motor's innovative three-wheeled car called Elio. The vehicle is a reverse trike configuration (two wheels up from and one in the rear) with an enclosed cabin and a car-like seating position with room for two people - one behind the other. While vehicles with similar wheel layout are designed for performance - Polaris Slingshot and Campagna Motors T-REX - the Elio is designed for efficiency and to make motoring more affordable for owners.

The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante is an Eyeful and a Mouthful at Pebble Beach

When mere high-end exclusivity isn't nearly enough

Now that the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe is confirmed for very limited production, it's about time the British Automaker and famed design house released a droptop version because, you know, the privileged ultra-elite are waiting. At Monterey Car Week, the Volante version (or convertible to you and me) was revealed, and it received serious fanfare even though the signature Zagato double-bubble hardtop is gone. This rarified version will be made to the tune of just 99 cars.

The Cadillac Escala Concept Debuts at Monterey Car Week

The newest Caddy concept is easily one of the GM brand's best

We thoroughly enjoyed the short time we got to drive the Cadillac CT6, but as good as that car is, it's still not the flagship sedan packing a big V8 and unrivaled luxurious interior that we were hoping for. The Cadillac Escala Concept is the car we were hoping the CT6 would be.

Versus: Honda Accord Sport vs. Mazda6 Sport

These two venerable FWD sedans make for a great matchup

Some of the toughest competition in the automotive industry happens in the front-wheel drive midsize sedan segment. When you look at the cars in that segment it's easy to see why. The Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu and several other high-quality cars are in this segment.

6 Things That Make the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept So Freakin' Awesome

This year's Concourse D'Elegance brings a futuristic showstopper

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept just bowed at Pebble Beach's Concours D'Elegance, and it's a sight to behold. Not only is it massive, but it's also remarkably elegant, futuristic and artful all at the same time. Sure, it's just a concept for now, but it shows us what Mercedes can do when it comes to huge grand tourers that evoke the long aerodynamic cars of old. Here are six reasons why the Maybach 6 is so incredible.