Car Reviews

2017 Honda Civic Coupe Touring

A sleek, refined coupe in an obnoxious color

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited Review

Making well-rounded for the environmentally conscious

2017 Mazda6 i Grand Touring Review

A true driver's sedan gets some nice upgrades

2017 Lexus GX 460 Luxury Review

A soft, luxury, off-road ready SUV

Buying Guides

Our editors recommend leading models in every vehicle segment.

The 5 Best Used Muscle Cars You Can Buy

The New Ford Focus ST Loses a Cylinder But Remains Hot

The small Ford is as insane as it's ever been, only better

We dream of owning a hot hatch, but we're not 23 years old anymore. Waaahh. There are so many good ones out there now, too. The Ford Fiesta ST is one of the best, and now it's about to get even better. On the cusp of the official reveal at the Geneva Motor Show in March, photos and details have dropped about the new Fiesta ST, and changes are significant, despite the look of the car only evolving in styling.

Green Autos: Why the EcoBoost Mustang Was a Brilliant Move By Ford

It's not our favorite 'Stang, but it makes sense

We've driven the EcoBoost Mustang and have to say that the engine works well in the model. The turbocharged four-cylinder mill can sound a little whiny and we'd love to hear something a little more than just the turbos doing their thing. However, there is little to complain about otherwise.

First Drive: 2017 Jeep Compass

From death row to new life, Jeep ups its ante big time

The world is full of affordable mid-size crossovers, to the point of automotive gluttony. The segment is booming, but at the same time, manufacturers aren't exactly churning out models that can handle serious off-roading. Take most of them into the mud, muck and rocks, and they cower like current White House chef candidates. Not so the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass.

The 5 Biggest, Baddest Muscle Cars From the Past

The horsepower wars were strong in the '60s and early '70s

Horsepower is still important these days. Cars like the Ford Mustang GT350, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the soon-to-come Dodge SRT Demon prove it. However, the muscle car heyday is behind us. Performance cars aren't going away, but rabid V8 power is getting a little scarcer. Because of this, we think it's worth it to take a step back and appreciate the muscle cars from the past.

The Car Consultant Will Help You Find Your Next Car Purchase

Give us your needs and wants, and we'll narrow it down

Finding your next car isn't easy. Sure, there are a handful we'd select right off the bat, but then there are a host of other questions that have to deal with budget, practicality, reliability, efficiency, etc. So, if you're on the quest to find your next new/used vehicle, we're here to help. Depending on reader response, we'll write a column on a semi-regular basis giving advice to a reader (chosen at random) to help guide them to the right car.

This is Most Definitely the New Ford Ranger

Don't look for anything radical, and that's a good thing

Face it, you really want a pickup truck, and not because you really plan on taking it off road, loading up bales of hay or taking up carpentry. We've been reporting for a while now about the fact that pickups are hot right now, and if the re-introduction of the Ford Ranger is any indication, that trend will continue to grow. Ford made the 2019 Ranger production official at the recent Detroit Auto Show, and they're already well underway with the process, as spy shots have confirmed.

5 Things You Need to Know About the Dodge Charger R/T

This is one Dodge muscle car you don't want to miss

Most muscle cars are two-door high-horsepower machines. This means they aren't very practical for the everyday family man. That doesn't make them any less enticing. If you feel that you just can't live without a little V8 power in your life don't worry, there is an option out there and it's one that comes with a well-known name. It's the Charger R/T, and it's here to give you everything you want and need.

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Can Go 198 mph

Can you think of another muscle car that's this fast?

We knew the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was awesome, but we weren't totally sure just how friggin amazing it was. Recently, Chevrolet announced the ZL1 has a top speed of 198 mph. There was at least one run where the car tipped over the 200 mph mark. According to Chevy, the car made 202.3 mph in one of its runs.

Configure This: How We'd Spec the Chevrolet Camaro SS

Chevy's muscle coupe can be had a number of ways, this is ours

When it comes to muscle car coupes, you have a few options. Ford has its venerable Mustang, Dodge has its nice-looking Challenger, but there's just something about the latest Chevrolet SS that captivates us. The car has a unique exterior and comes in a variety of trim levels and with a long list of optional packages. It's a great choice for anyone interested in an American muscle car.

eBay Survey Shows Online Car Sales Are Promising

Have you bought a car online yet? You probably should.

It's marveling to see all of what is available to be bought completely online. Things that once seemed unconventional, such as grocery shopping, home shopping, or even buying cars are now commonplace in the online shopping realm. Recently, the online e-commerce giant eBay ran a survey that revealed the popularity of online car shopping is on the rise, only growing faster as services and credibility improve. The future of online car buying is pretty bright.

Order the Chevy SS Now Before It's Gone

Treat yourself with a V8-powered muscle sedan

If there is one car we could save from impending doom it's the Chevrolet SS. Bang for your buck, the Chevy SS is one of the coolest sports sedans out there. The thing is just wicked-awesome. It comfortably seats five, has a 415 hp Corvette-derived V8 engine that shoves power to the rear wheels and can be had with a manual transmission (something the Dodge Charger doesn't).

Autos 101: How Launch Control Works

The guide to having a lot of fun in a fast car

If you want to be fast in any situation, whether it be in professional racing or just having some fun, you need to be able to launch your vehicle properly off the line. Generally, this means maximizing traction and not putting down so much power that your wheels lose grip.

First Drive: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq

This Prius fighter makes a lot of sense no matter the variant

Hyundai's plan of attack with the Ioniq is three-pronged. The company hits all of the alternative powertrain crowds with one well-designed and built platform. Hyundai offers the Ioniq as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric model. We've been itching to get in all three since the company announced the vehicle, and recently we were granted that wish.

The Rumor Mill: Dodge Demon

Dodge's craziest use of obscene amounts of horsepower yet

Apparently, the folks over at Dodge have gone completely insane. The rumors are that the 2018 Dodge SRT Demon, which is based on the Challenger, will be 215 pounds lighter than the Dodge Hellcat and have more horsepower than the Hellcat, which has 707 hp. It'll also have a wider body. Rejoice!