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2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Review

The little engine that couldn't, but sounds like it could.

2015 Mercedes-Benz ML400 Review

Age confers wisdom.

2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 AWD Review

It's more than just a fancy Escape.

2015 Lexus ES 300h Review

Where the rubber stamp meets the road.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Volkswagen Golf

5 Must-Have Products For Auto Enthusiasts, at Automechanika 2015

Whether you're a DIYer or just love cool tech, these are awesome.

This year's 2015 Automechanika show in Chicago boasted a ton of new products for everyone from the professional auto mechanic, to the average enthusiast, to the regular consumer. If you like cool stuff, you'll want one of these. Here are five of the coolest things we found.

This Isn't a Stunt - BMW's 2016 7 Series Model Will Actually Park Itself ... Without a Driver

Wicked Tech: The luxury sedan will also recognize hand gestures too.

BMW is giving us a sneak peak at their new 7 Series model range and we're taking the bait. It's packed with innovative technology that's been talked about a fair amount in auto spheres but has never actually made its way into a production vehicle. This all changes with the BMW 7 Series.

News Roundup: Lincoln Ditches Alphanumerics, Ford Lays Off Workers, Acura Dishes NSX Details

Your auto news roundup for the week of 04/17 - 04/24.

In order to keep us lusting after the supercar with no on-sale date, Acura's put out some more details regarding the eventually-upcoming 2016 NSX. The frame will be Acura's first foray into multiple-material usage, specifically high-strength steel and aluminum. The engine is confirmed as being a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 mated to multiple electric motors in an all-wheel-drive configuration.

VW's In-Dash Screen Is Simple, But It Might Also be the Best One Out There

Sometimes, complication isn't the best answer.

Volkswagen makes some pretty simple cars. Case in point: our current tester, a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI S. In two-door form, this is the top-trim Golf. It's very plainly equipped, offering zero options with a few Millennial-friendly piece of standard equipment, like a touchscreen infotainment system, auto-up power windows, and seats that don't make you feel bad for being a little cheap. But what impresses your author most about this $20,000 car is the screen that rests between the gauges.

The Big Sound: High-End Audio Comes to the Ford Explorer Platinum

Because it's as big as a house, car features home-audio sound.

The Ford Explorer is a big ol' beast, but fully outfitted, it's about as comfy and civilized as any vehicle can be. So intent is Ford on making the Explorer stand up against some very intense luxury-market competition that they've added a new twist to the Explorer's high-end trim: specially-tuned high-end audio.

Throwback Thursday: The Nissan Maxima is About to Enter Its 8th Generation

The 4-door sports car has a very long history.

Every week we take a look back at how our favorite cars, trucks, and SUVs have evolved over the years - the "embarrassing childhood photos". Welcome to Throwback Thursday! With news of a new Nissan Maxima headed our way, we decided to take a look back at its various incarnations.

Recall Roundup: Mini Airbags, VW Ignition Switches, Nissan Airbag Inflators, Audi Sunroofs

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

Volkswagen is recalling almost 21,000 2009-2010 Routan minivans over concerns with their ignition switches. The key might be easily knocked out of the Run position; if that happens, several safety systems might disappear, including the airbags, power steering, and power brakes. This isn't technically Volkswagen's recall, because the Routan was built on the Chrysler Town & Country architecture, and that van has already been recalled by FCA itself.

7 Amazing Cars from the Famous Paul and Chris Andrews Car Collection Are Going Up for Auction

One of the greatest car collections goes under the gavel.

It's rare the a collection of this magnitude goes up for sale, and on May 2nd, the famed Paul and Chris Andrews collection is up for grabs. Anyone with the bank roll necessary to purchase something will have to do battle for some of the best examples of some of the coolest cars ever made.

The U.S.-Spec 2016 Mazda MX-5 Enters Production: Here Are the Juicy Details

Affordable and fun, the Miata is a roadster that's tough to top.

It's almost time. Can you hear that? That's the sound of hundreds of thousands of Mazda MX-5 Miata fanatics hopping up and down, awaiting the moment that the much-anticipated 2016 MX-5 comes to the United States. To keep us on pins and needles, Mazda just announced that U.S. production is finally underway, and it gave us a full layout of what to expect as far as pricing and options are concerned.

GALLERY: VW's Ultra-Luxurious C Coupe GTE Points the Way to Future Design

Aimed at the Chinese market, VW's concept looks nice in any language.

It's true that concept cars, which are often little more than full-size design studies, rarely ever make it to production. Even when they do, they've usually been stripped of most of the touches that made them interesting. However, it's equally true that concept cars often act as previews for future model designs, as we hope is the case with Vokswagen's C Coupe GTE, which previewed at the Shanghai Auto Show.

Subaru Confirms Plans to Bring a BRZ STI to the U.S. ... Eventually

The details are still being hammered out, but it's official.

Subaru excited GT-loving rally enthusiasts with their 2016 BRZ STI Performance Concept, unveiled at the New York International Auto Show last month. And now, Subaru fans have another reason to celebrate. Officials from the Japanese automaker have confirmed plans for the company to offer a BRZ STI in the United States "in a couple years."

Mercedes-Benz Introduces the GLC Coupe Concept, Waves Goodbye to the GLK

Mercedes is stretching this fad to its absolute limit.

It's a busy time for Mercedes-Benz. The brand is in the midst of both renaming most of its models and rolling out refreshed or new-generation versions of those models at the same time. We've already seen the M-Class undergo a simultaneous mid-cycle refresh and renaming, the result of which was the GLE-Class. Now, it's time for the M-Class's little brother, the GLK-Class, to do the same.

Happy Earth Day From These Tree-Loving Rides #CarPorn

10 cars that are trying to be one with nature.

For those of you who like to drool over ridiculously good-looking cars, you are not alone. Car Porn is'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! Happy Earth Day from 10 rides that can't get enough of Mother Nature.

GALLERY: The 2016 Lexus ES is More of the Same, Which is Probably Smart

Same as it ever was: 2016 Lexus ES revealed in Shanghai.

Has the Lexus ES luxury sedan come to define "the very essence of near luxury sedan," [sic] as Lexus claims, or has it come to define "generic luxury," as we claim? The Lexus design language has been given a nice evolutionary kick in the keister on recent models such as the RC and the NX Hybrid, but the 2016 ES receives virtually none of that language.