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2017 Jaguar F-PACE 20d Prestige Review

A great driving crossover has a couple of big demerits

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced Review

The weird and wonderful future is already here

2017 BMW X4 M40i Review

An ugly duckling with jet propulsion

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium Review

The newest trim level for the SUV is like TRD Pro lite

The New BMW X3 Gets Leaked, and It's a Looker

Watch out Audi and Lexus, the new X3 ups its game

The BMW X3 is a solid seller for the German automaker, but it's in need of a reworking since the new and very handsome Audi Q5 has hit showrooms recently. Photos have recently leaked of the 2018 X3, and it appears to be more prominent in its design than the current model.

Volvo Polestar Brand Goes Electric

The bright future of electrification claims Volvo's performance brand

Volvo is changing up the way it does things. The Polestar brand, which has previously been the company's performance car branch, will now be a completely separate brand and focus on electrified global high-performance cars. The car company will still work directly with Volvo Cars models and technology but take things a step further to "develop and build world beating electrified high performance cars."

3 Car Care Products That Will Keep Your Car Looking Nice This Summer

It's nice to have both the skills and the supplies

With the summer sun comes the need to keep your car looking good increases. Gone is the nasty road salt you've been fighting all winter long. Now you need to shine up your car and protect it from the harshness of the sun and the heat that comes with it. Be proud of your ride and make it shine. Here are three products that can help you get the job done.

Next-Gen Nissan LEAF Will Feature Autonomous Driving Technology

Cruise on electric power without actually driving

The next-generation Nissan Leaf should be the high-tech vehicle that EV fans were hoping it would be. The car will come equipped with ProPilot Assist, which will allow the car to drive itself on the highway. The system isn't fully autonomous, but it will be capable of managing acceleration, braking, and steering.

Uber CEO Resigns at the Request of Investors

There's new hope for Uber as Kalanick makes his exit

It's finally happened, the CEO of Uber Technologies, Inc. has made the encouraged decision to resign from the company, almost entirely. Under the pressure from five of the company's largest investors urging him to effective step down from his title, Travis Kalanick accepted their strong recommendation in hopes of truly allowing the company to grow in a positive direction.

Kia Leads in 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

The Korean automaker retains its lead for the second year

J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study is used by everyone from consumers to industry experts to determine what cars are the best. Kia has led the pack for two years in a row now. The company won first place thanks to a problems experienced per 100 vehicle rating of 72. That's calculated within the first 90 days of ownership.

The Hyundai Kona Crossover's Twin is the New Kia Stonic

The crossover segment gives rise to the Stonic age

It looks like the sister companies of Hyundai and Kia are taking a two pronged attack into the compact crossover segment without much delay from one another. Just last week, the Hyundai Kona bowed in photos, and now the new Kia Stonic, that shares the same platform as the Kona, shows its face.

Is the Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti a Lesser Quadrifoglio?

Less power but more affordable and still great to drive

The Quadrifoglio is a pricey ride, and most people will never use it to its full potential, meaning something with a little less power isn't a terrible idea. Luckily, Alfa Romeo sells the Giulia Ti. Gone is the 505 hp 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6, and in its place, a 280 hp 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed automatic that powers the rear or all four wheels.

Alfa Romeo Isn't Selling Many Giulias

Despite its awesomeness, the Giulia just isn't selling in the states

In the U.S., sedans aren't selling very well in general, but the Alfa Romeo Giulia is doing particularly poor. In an attempt to boast their return to the American market, the Giulia was supposed to be the next big thing for the Italian automaker. Unfortunately, like so many other sedans, its sales paled in comparison with the crossover vehicles who have been selling like crazy.

The Cadillac XTS Receives an Update for 2018

It fits right in with the rest of the Caddy lineup

Cadillac has a number of sedans in its lineup but the only one that comes with front-wheel drive is the XTS (all-wheel drive is available). Cadillac refreshed the model for 2018 to make it fit in with the rest of its lineup, and the car looks wonderful.

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept Will Go to Production

The company is breathing new life into the VW bus

Hippies, Hipsters, and the nostalgic-types can rejoice in the fact that Volkswagen will be bringing their I.D. Buzz concept to production. Revealed earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, the Volkswagen Bus-inspired concept could potentially be the driving force behind a slew of retro-inspired cars.

Everything You Need to Know About Windshield Cracks and Chips

They always seem to happen at the worst possible time.

While you're not in danger of your windshield caving in on you while driving, chips and cracks can cause visibility issues, and if the damage is deep enough it can delaminate the glass and cause it to fog from the center lamination membrane. This means it's better to handle chips and cracks in automotive glass quickly. Before we get into that, let's take a look at why cracks happen.

Michelin Prints 3D Tire

Replacing a tire could be as easy as clicking print

If someone said "no one is trying to reinvent the wheel," they'd be sorely mistaken. Michelin has not only created a new type of tire, called the Vision concept, but also a new way to change it, all through 3D printing. The airless tire/wheel is made from bio-sourced materials which allow for new and alternate treads to be applied to them as they wear down or the weather changes.

First Drive: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

This is the upscale Jeep that can truly do it all

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the top of the line Jeep model. It's one of the best mid-size SUVs out there that can handle both on-road and off-road situations. That being said, until the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk came around, there wasn't a real designated off-road model. The Grand Cherokee fills what is probably a fairly small but important niche.