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2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum CrewMax Review

Making a case for a Japanese full-size pickup.

2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium Review

Just like wine, we love it, even if it makes us a little sleepy.

2015 Toyota Yaris SE 5-Door Review

Sometimes less is just ... less.

2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon SLT Review

Ram's downsized van is perfect for your small business.

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2015 Lexus RC 350

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This Week's Top Five (truly) Kick-Ass Car Videos

It is no less than an exciting week in the world of car videos - from the serious and precautionary to the downright fun. From Dallas to Dubai and back again, Web2Carz brings you another installment in our weekly Top Five (truly) Kick-Ass Car Videos.

Silvercar is the Smartest Car-Rental Service Ever

Combines the ease of Uber and the simplicity of Zip Cars

Nobody likes renting a car. It's one of those guaranteed hassles that always ends up taking longer and costing more than planned. As if having to wait in line wasn't bad enough, there's the inevitable dilemma of which car you'll settle for since the one you "reserved" (a word that has a paradoxical meaning at all rental counters for some reason) is unavailable. Well rental car companies may soon go the way of taxi cabs if car rental services like Silvercar catch on, which they certainly should.

The 666-Horsepower McLaren 675LT Resurrects a Historic Name

Although its tail isn't really that "LONG," so to speak.

As we creep closer and closer to the Geneva Motor Show, more and more automakers are jumping the gun and dropping tons of information about their upcoming models. One of the more prominent early-releasers is McLaren, which has already given out plenty of details on its upcoming P1 GTR hypercar. Now, the brand is introducing something a bit more subdued, if you could call something with 666 horsepower subdued.

Be the Envy of Everyone on Your Block this Summer with the PlyFly Wooden Roadster

Wicked Tech: Build the gas powered go-kart in just one day.

Since their creation, go-karts have become widely recognized as a symbol of fun, adventure, and creativity, whether they're built for a Soap Box Derby or raced on an outdoor track. One of the biggest barriers to access, though, is that steel karts require several specialized tools to build, repair, and modify them, which most people don't have lying around their home. This is precisely why the creators of the PlyFly go-kart decided to build theirs using wood.

The EPA Is Once Again Updating Its Fuel-Economy Metrics

The resulting estimates should now be easier for consumers to hit.

Fuel-economy numbers have been a big hit in the news over the past couple years. Multiple automakers have been caught inflating their mileage estimates, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had to step in and chide most of them, resulting in amended numbers that are lower than they previously were. In order to cut down on these occurrences, the EPA is releasing a new set of guidelines for manufacturers regarding how these numbers are calculated.

Infiniti Releases Song and Video Created Using Only the Sound of Infiniti Cars

Luxury carmaker releases unique music video, "Chromatic."

Sometimes things get a little slow over there at Infiniti Middle East, apparently. Recently the United Arab Emirates-based office of Nissan's luxury division announced the release of something unique: "An audio composition and animation made entirely from the sounds and shapes of the Infiniti range," as the press release describes.

The 2016 i-MiEV: Mitsubishi's Littlest Car Remains Largely Unnoticed

Navigation added in an attempt to entice additional buyers.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV, aside from being awkwardly named, is not the best-selling electric car in the United States - only three were sold last month. Some folks might not even know it's on sale in this country; that's not for lack of trying on the automaker's part, though. Now, for the 2016 model year, in an effort to bring sales up to a more palatable number, Mitsubishi's awfully-affordable EV is adding a very popular piece of automotive technology.

News Roundup: Driving the Queen, Killing the Xterra, Earning a Free Tesla

Your auto news roundup for the week of 02/20 - 02/27.

It's time to say "peace out" to a long-time stalwart of the body-on-frame SUV market, the Nissan Xterra. The Xterra has existed since 1999, which means it had a pretty good run, but in the face of dwindling sales and a new focus on unibody crossovers, it's time for the penultimate small body-on-frame SUV to leap forth from this mortal coil. The only remaining fighter in this segment is the Jeep Wrangler, which will likely outlast us all. Good night, sweet prince.

Chrysler's "Death Wobble" Class-Action Suit Has Been Trimmed, But Not Killed

The issue, according to NHTSA, isn't an issue at all.

Chrysler Group LLC has been accused of concealing a defect in the front suspension of the Dodge Ram pickup that can cause the truck to lose steering control and shimmy excessively. Now, a class-action law suit involving the iconic truck was trimmed this week by a federal judge in California. Express warranty claims were removed from Shaun et al v. Chrysler Group LLC, although implied warranty and consumer protection claims were left in.

The Aston Martin Vulcan Is Pure Evil, Dedicated for the Track

It's awfully hard to top a 7.0-liter V-12 screaming down the straight.

Leave it to Aston Martin to overshadow its own brand. Recently, the automaker released the Vantage GT3, a track-day beast of a thing that's still, somehow, allowed on the road. Now, not even two weeks later, Aston has outdone itself by introducing the Vulcan, an 800-plus-horsepower, track-only demon pulled straight from the depths of eternal hellfire.

Throwback Thursday: How the Porsche 911 Became one of the Coolest Cars in History

The history of one of the most enduring sports cars ever made

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! Few cars in the last half-century have managed to stay the course like the Porsche 911. This week, we're taking a look back at where it all started.

Sony Pictures Is Producing a Movie About a Self-Driving Car Race

Expect "Silicon Valley" meets "The Cannonball Run," only worse.

This week, show business news size Deadline reported that Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to a script about self-driving cars, or more specifically about a group of would-be Elon Musks whose competitive spirit culminates in a race across Europe.

Audi's OLED Lighting Is Like Something Out of a Science Fiction Movie

And it'll likely remain fiction unless the government tweaks the law.

Over the last few years, it feels like every automaker on the planet has incorporated light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on the exteriors of their cars. What started as a luxury is now accessible to all, which means that it's only a matter of time before the Next Big Thing arrives and starts the whole process over again. If Audi's Swarm concept has anything to say about it, that time may arrive soon.

Recall Roundup: Mercedes-Benz Seals, and Two from both Toyota and Land Rover

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

Our first recall comes by way of Mercedes-Benz. The automaker is recalling nearly 150,000 sedans for an issue with a loose rubber seal. If an owner opens the hood, that seal might accidentally stick to the hood; were that seal to fall off the hood and land somewhere in the engine bay, it may come in contact with a heat source, melt, and cause a fire.