Car Reviews

2016 Ford Focus Hatchback Titanium Review

Bringing big value in a compact package

2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Review

There's no other word for this CUV except for "brilliant"

2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i Review

A sporty luxury CUV for a reasonable price

2016 Fiat 500L Trekking Review

A quirky, urban family wagon

Editorial Viewpoint

Our auto journalists provide their unique perspectives on cars and the car industry.

Why a Front-Wheel Drive Chrysler 300 Is Dumb

5 Cars that Will Still Look Great in 10 Years

Some cars look great today and will stand up to the test of time

If you look around at the cars on the road, you're likely to see a few that are 10 years or older on the road. These vehicles are usually easy to spot because most of them look dated. Some cars, however, age well and sill still be attractive after a decade has passed. Creating a car with a design and style that will still look good in a decade is a major feat and many automakers fail to create vehicles that age well.

Why a Front-Wheel Drive Chrysler 300 Is Dumb

It's tantamount to de-clawing this RWD bad boy

We love the Chrysler 300 sedan. Big, boisterous, luxurious and fast -- but especially because it's rear-wheel drive, which lends great driving dynamics to the big American sports sedan. It's been a solid seller since its introduction in the marketplace in 2004, getting more refinement over the past twelve years. But recently Fiat Chrysler America chief executive Sergio Marchionne hinted that the rear-wheel drive Chrysler 300 sedan could end up as a front-wheel drive car for its next generation.

Pre-owned Pick: 2013 Toyota Sienna

The swagger wagon has everything your family needs

If you're planning on spending a lot of time in your vehicle, the extra space, comfortable seats and plethora of amenities that come in a minivan package are tough to beat and the Toyota Sienna is one of the best in its segment. Buy it used and you can get one heck of a deal too.

Why You Shouldn't Buy a FWD CUV

You definitely get more than what you pay for with AWD

Front-wheel drive has been the dominate drivetrain layout for cars for many years now, and many people have become accustomed to the way a FWD car handles. So, people want similar driving characteristics on crossover utility vehicles and automakers have responded by providing a lot of them, but here's the thing, while a FWD CUV might feel familiar and comfortable, it's not the best vehicle configuration.

The 5 Best Rear-Wheel Drive Cars Under $40,000

Driving thrills and the ability to get tail happy for less money

Most cars on the market today are front-wheel drive. There's a reason for that. They're better overall for most consumers for four-seasons and wet weather driving, they cost less to manufacture than rear-wheel drive versions would and they're generally easier to drive for the general public. Rear-wheel drive setups tend to be more for purists who understand and appreciate the thrust in the back and the ability to manage one when the back end breaks loose.

The 2017 Ford Fusion Gets an Upscale and Evolutionary Refresh

Ford took their stunning mid-sizer and made it even better

The current Ford Fusion is one of the best-looking family cars on the planet and has been that way since 2013. And though no one would call it long-in-the-tooth from a design perspective, it's certainly due for at least a refresh. How to go about one is tough, though. It's easy to ruin something good and hard to improve on a design that's been so well received.

GEAR UP! With Serengeti's 24 Hours of Le Mans Series Sunglasses

Serengeti's great optics and styles take on a legendary name

There's nothing quite like a good pair of sunglasses to make driving more pleasurable and less irritating when the sun is an enemy to your eyesight. But it takes more than just good looks and dark lenses to make a decent pair of shades. Solid optics and excellent build quality are actually more important, and Serengeti's new 24 Hours of Le Mans line is perfect for keeping glare at bay and bringing contrast and visibility to the forefront.

The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Preps For the Concorso D'Eleganza

If this was a beauty contest, this car would take the crown

Shy of the radical Aston Martin Vulcan race car, the British carmaker's flagship Vanquish is an unequivocal beauty. So what happens when Italian design house Zagato gets a hold of one? It becomes a wheeled work of art, that's what. Their latest creation is the Vanquish Zagato, and it is a sight to behold.

Green Autos: Nikola Motors Wants to Build a Hybrid Electric 18-Wheeler

A 2,000 hp semi because why stop at a five-passenger vehicle?

Many people might not easily recognize the name Nikola Tesla (1856 - 1943), except for its association with the EV company Elon Musk founded. But while the two companies might share a name, they won't be sharing the same consumer pool as Nikola Motors has its sights set on something bigger than electric five-passenger vehicles -clean semis.

The BMW 230i and M240i Break Cover

The changes to the sporty coupe are mostly beneath the surface

The BMW 2-Series stands as the best driver's car in the Bavarian stable, and it's getting improvements in the power department and name changes that are more in line with the bigger brethren, the 3-Series. For the 2017 model year, the 228i becomes the 230i, and the M235i swaps names for the M240i.

My Favorite 3 Cars Over the Past 3 Years

Our Senior Staff Writer Says Farewell with Her Choice Picks

Over the course of the past three years, I've had the privilege of getting behind the wheel of numerous vehicles - the perk of being an auto journalist. While not every vehicle I've driven I've loved, nor would I want for myself, it's been a unique experience getting acquainted with so many vehicles and understanding the subtle nuances among them, and which needs they fill in the marketplace.

When Leasing a Car Makes Real Sense

Take a serious look at your financial situation first

Conventional wisdom says that it's better to buy than to lease since you actually get something for your money when your loan payments end. Leasing is sort of like renting a car for three years. You pay into it and get nothing back when your lease is over. But it's actually not as simple as that. Leasing, in fact, could present itself as a serious option for financial reasons.

Car Technology That's Not as Modern as You Think

All of this newfangled car tech has to start somewhere

New and innovative technology is big for automakers right now. It seems that every company is developing some new and wild technology that is going to change the world forever. While we welcome, the new tech, we also have noticed that a lot of the technology that many car buyers have gotten so excited about in recent years have actually been around quite a while. Here's a few instances where modern car technology isn't really all that modern.

Volvo's CMA 40-Series Concepts Reveal the Brand's Future

The dowdy-looking Volvo is banished forevermore

The Swedish carmaker that once suffered under the hands of Ford is now on a serious roll with Chinese funding and some of the best designs in the industry. Sales are way up thanks to the new XC90, and sales are predicted to increase even more when the flagships S90 and V90 go on sale later this year. Now, they've unveiled two new concepts known as the 40-series.