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2014 Kia Forte Koup SX Review

Kia's Koup kould use fewer

2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Review

A serious player in a very competitive field.

2014 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX Review

It's tough to top a Land Rover.

2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review

Hyundai's midsize sedan is creeping up on the Accord.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Lexus RC-F

This Week in Automotive History: First Mercedes Is Delivered

The car set the stage for the modern luxury automobile.

December 22, 1900 - Austrian car racer Emil Jellinek commissioned the first Mercedes car from German company Daimler-Motoren-Gesellshaft. The car was faster, lighter, and sleeker than the horseless carriages the company had produced up until that point. It was designed by Wilhelm Maybach and Paul Daimler.

Year-End Progress Report: FCA U.S.

How did the brand formerly called Chrysler fare in 2014?

2014 was a hell of a year for Fiat. For Chrysler, not so much, although their Jeep and Ram division posted some of the best sales since the pre-recession days. That's good news, but it's also super-low-gas-price driven, and we all know that won't last forever.

The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V: 21st Century American Muscle

We have nothing to say except, "Holy crap, that's a lot of power."

After GM announced that the upcoming 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 would sport an impressive 650 horsepower from its 6.2-liter LT4 V-8, many folks wondered where else that motor would end up. After all, most of GM's engines see duty in more than one vehicle across the lineup. Now, we have an answer — and it's sort of an insane one. Say hello to the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, a Cadillac with six hundred and forty freaking horsepower.

5 Astounding Winter Driving Disasters

Mother nature brings some real driving clusterf**ks this time of year.

While most of the country has enjoyed a relatively mild winter so far (sorry Buffalo), the clock is slowly ticking until a fury of snow and ice tramples us. And, unfortunately, the worst place to be when a storm strikes is in your car. Mother Nature has caused some real driving disasters during wintertime, all of which became logistical nightmares for transportation. Here are 5 of the most epic winter clusterf**ks.

Year-End Progress Report: Ford

How did the company that Henry Ford built fare in 2014?

It was a good news/bad news year for Ford, as it was for many automakers. Sales are expected to be over 2.45 million for the year, which is not a great change from last year (Ford's 2013 sales were 2,493,218), but also isn't a decline, which in the auto industry these days is a very good thing.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Lexus RC F

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

It's no surprise that buyers often compare both new and used cars. For a given price point, the market for potential cars explodes once you start looking away from new cars alone. Yes, you might give up the warranty, but if you're looking for something unique, used cars provide a good value ... provided you pick the right one. Bang for Your Buck takes a look at five used cars you could get with the money you'd spend on the new car we've tested recently - running the gamut from sensible to silly.

Ford Analytics Expert to Oversee Coming Flood of Driver Data

Automaker hires Paul Ballew as the connected car era approaches.

If the internet isn't in your current car, it will almost certainly be in your next. Like our phones, our cars are quickly morphing into wifi-enabled data nodes, constantly feeding data to and pulling data from the cloud. Coupled with the fact that modern cars have more CPUs in them than the typical real estate office, this ability to share data through the internet is going to result in a massive data dump

5 More Reasons to Be Excited for the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

It's almost like the automakers want you to be geeking out for weeks.

It's the same story with every auto show - in order to drum up excitement for the event, well before the media get their shrimp-hungry hands anywhere near the media preview days, automakers will start dropping teaser images and videos for their upcoming auto-show reveals. Some of them actually show things, whereas others are Photoshopped to be darker than deep space. Either way, here are five of the latest reasons to be excited for the Detroit Auto Show in January.

Flying Car, Lighting Strikes Car, Naughty Valets

Web2Carz top five kick ass car videos December 20th

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. Tis the season to be snowed in.

BMW Takes Automated Driving to the Next Level

Your next Bimmer may be able to navigate a parking garage on its own.

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, it takes a serious effort to impress folks. After all, you're quite literally surrounded by the future of technology. BMW's quite confident that its offerings this year will dazzle the crowds, and now that we know what that entails, we think you'll be pretty stoked, as well.

5 Car Owners Worthy of Darwin Awards

These bizarre auto stories might make you lose faith in humanity.

Sunday, an elderly couple became locked inside their newly-purchased Mazda 3. They couldn't escape. Because they didn't realize there was an unlock switch? Discovered after 13 hours and near death, the couple admitted to trying to break a window with the car's jack. Apparently the couple was told when they purchased the car, it needed a transponder key to function ... which is true.

We're Welcoming back the Acura NSX at 2015 NAIAS

Here's what we know ... and a quick history lesson.

Acura just announced that the much-anticipated NSX will be making its debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 12. There isn't much information on the second-generation NSX, but here's what we do know. In 2007, American Honda CEO Tetsuo Iwamura confirmed a new V-10 supercar would make it to production by 2010. Considering the recession hit shortly after that announcement, it's no surprise those plans were put on hold.

5 Cars that Should Be on Your Holiday Wishlist

The holidays are here. And that means one thing ... presents.

The holidays are here and the true meaning of Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa is once again summed up into one word: Presents, obviously. Here are Web2Carz, we like to dream big. So we went ahead and put together our own employee wish list. The only rule? Keep the price under $50,000. After all, we aren't greedy. Here's to hoping we all made the "Nice" list this year.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Features Parts Made from Plants

Wicked Tech: Mazda's debuts 'biotechmaterial' in 2015 MX-5 release.

Want to know the secret behind Mazda's shiny, brand-spanking new MX-5 Miata? The answer is simple - plants. Mazda Motor Corporation teamed up with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation to develop a bio-based engineering plastic made from plant-derived materials.