Car Reviews

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

The people's electric car.

2015 BMW M4 Review

Heritage meets heresy with glorious results.

2014 Jaguar F-Type S Convertible Review

A journey through space and time with Jaguar's best car in years.

2015 Honda Fit EX-L Review

Still a good Fit after all these years.

The Daily Driver

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

2014 Cadillac CTS-V

The 2015 GMC Sierra Carbon Edition: Throw Some D's on That

Get your two-tone on with some aggressive aesthetic enhancements.

If you're a fan of big trucks, you might find yourself picking up a new 2015 GMC Sierra, the slightly fancier version of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. However, if you're also a man of discerning tastes - tastes that mostly involve big wheels and two-tone paint jobs - then you might find yourself looking to the aftermarket to give your truck a little more pop. But now, thanks to the Sierra Carbon Edition, you can get those things on your truck before it's even signed over to you.

5 Shift Setups You've Forgotten About

These shifting methods have gone the way of the dinosaur ... mostly.

I keep hearing whispers of an impending doom. An automotive apocalypse of sorts. It's like Y2K for the automotive world, at least stateside. I'm referring to the death of the manual transmission. Some are saying the manual transmission will go the way of the dodo bird and the 8-track tape player.

The Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid: Comfortably Efficient

Somehow, you can fit even more tech into the S-Class.

On the surface, the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid seems like nothing impressive. People have already built plug-in hybrids, and the S-Class has been out for a few months now, so mixing the two together shouldn't be that big of a deal ... right? Wrong. The S550 Plug-In Hybrid carries more than just an electric motor, and there are a good number of unique technological additions that warrant your attention.

Dead Body in Car, Qualcomm Inventors, Ozzy Osborne

Web2Carz presents the Top 5 kick-ass car videos of the week.

These Qualcomm engineers ride shotgun with race car drivers and explain how they're bringing the connected car into the future. It wouldn't be right if we didn't feature a good car crash. Enjoy this gem of a EuroMaster race car driver gets his roadster airborne and a little banged up.

Bang for Your Buck: 2014 Honda Accord Touring V-6

Checking out a new car's competition from the used-car market.

This week, we'll be using the 2014 Honda Accord Touring V-6 for our control unit. It's the family sedan; the Accord has been around since the Precambrian Era, and it's won awards nearly every one of those years. It's a hard-to-beat combination of comfort, fun, thrift, and sensibility; these days, the 278-horsepower V-6 models are hitting 34 mpg on the highway. And, coming fully loaded for about $34,000, it's also a tough price to beat.

Autospeak Explained: Extended-Range Electric Vehicle

Simplifying car jargon and techspeak for ordinary people.

It's not surprising that the average person on the street doesn't know the difference between electric vehicles, hybrids, and extended-range electric vehicles. After all, just because we own a smart phone doesn't mean we understand how a liquid crystal display works.

The 2015 Honda Civic SE: A Proper Middle Ground

Bang for your buck is the purpose of the Civic's new trim level.

Honda revamped its Civic Sedan back in 2013, and just last year, the automaker gave the Civic Coupe a host of style updates. You'd think, then, that Honda would sit back and take the 2015 model year off - you know, maybe add a new paint color, or maybe update the roads on the navigation system, something simple like that. Nope, not Honda; for the 2015 model year, Honda's introducing the Civic SE, a new trim level that makes higher-trim tech more affordable.

Who Cares What the Hellcat's Mileage Is?

Drive it the way you'll want to, and you'll be lucky to get 16.

This week's big news in Hellcatland is that Dodge's ultramegafast muscle car has been given a damn impressive 22 mpg rating. That's a hell of an mpg rating for a car that boasts 707 horsepower and remarkable 3.6-second zero-to-sixty time. But who cares what kind of mileage a Hellcat gets?

LIST: 5 Beautiful XCAR Videos to Spend Some Time With

Good videos appeal to more than just one sense.

Most car videos on the internet involve a narrator - ours included. However, the narrator isn't always necessary. Sometimes, using little more than a great understanding of mise-en-scène, you can create videos that attack more than just the eyes or the ears. They make you feel something. That's what XCAR does; through thorough interviews and plenty of on-road footage (and, yes, some occasional narration), XCAR's efforts result in some of the most beautiful car videos on the internet.

Wicked Tech: Honda's "Virtual Towing" Safety Feature

Semi-autonomous driving features are all the rage right now.

At last week's Intelligent Transportation Society World Congress in Detroit, automakers were previewing autonomous driving technology systems currently underway. The buzz word was vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology, using which cars on the road are able to "talk" with each other to prevent accidents and make the road a safer place.

Electric Vehicle Sound Off

Automakers are fixing the problem of EV cars being too quiet.

As I sat inside of a Lexus ES 300 the other day, I put my foot on the brake and hit the start button. I observed the series of lights and chimes, indicating the car was awakening. Then ... nothing. As I closed the door and prepared to back out of a parking space I heard myself ask aloud, "Is this thing on?"

News Roundup: Numbers from GM and Two New Toyotas

Your auto news roundup for the week of 09/12 - 09/19.

GM has set up a compensation fund for families of victims who died as a result of GM's ignition switches, and they're currently in the process of vetting each settlement claim. Numbers are finally starting to come out of the woodwork; in the process of going through these claims, 19 deaths and 12 injuries have been slated for compensation thus far.

The World's First 3D Printed Car

Built in just 44 hours, with 40-some parts, and, it's electric!

Layer by layer, inch by inch, the world's first 3D printed car appeared on the McCormick Place's showroom floor as eager attendees at the International Manufacturing Technology Show watched in awe. Printed in just 44 hours, the vehicle is paving the way in automotive technology, having been successfully fabricated from a computer design to a physical object.

7 Awesome Car Beds You'll Want to Sleep In

You're never too old to sleep in a race-car bed.

No one wants to get old. People will do just about anything to recapture their youth. For some of us, that means one thing: Race car bed. If nostalgia is creeping up on you, or you just want your kid to have the coolest room on the block, a race car bed is the way to go. Nothing says "spoiled rotten" or "status" like a bed that looks like a car. Here are seven awesome examples.