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2015 Honda CR-V Touring AWD Review

Don't call it a comeback.

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

The spirit of the Southwest, or at least its shopping centers.

2014 Ford Transit Connect Titanium Wagon Review

The unreview review of the unminivan minivan.

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Review

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

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Volkswagen Golf

2010 vs 2015: The Chrysler Town and Country Touring Minivan Shows It Pays to Give the Customer More

How are mid-range minivans evolving during the crossover craze?

What have the last five years done to our favorite rides? If you're in the market for a new vehicle, it might be prudent to take a look at some previous model years. We all know that saying about cars depreciating as soon as they're driven off the lot, but how much do they depreciate after half-a-decade? Are there options you simply can't live without today, that weren't available five years ago?

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 Brings the Zoom-Zoom in Its Smallest CUV Package Yet

Nobody is immune to the draw of the subcompact crossover.

We are smack dab in the beginning of the age of the subcompact crossover. It's a strange time, when SUVs are shrinking into diminutive wagons, and while real wagons still exist, most are too expensive for the majority of buyers. Thankfully, subcompact crossovers are turning out to be pretty darn good, especially when they're made by a company that has a vested interest in building fun-to-drive vehicles. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is one of those.

The First Wrongful Death Suit Has Been Filed Against Takata and Honda Over Faulty Airbags

With more deaths already tallied, is this just the beginning?

Takata Corp. and Honda Motors were hit with a wrongful death suit last week involving faulty airbags has left five others dead also. This suit is believed to be the first wrongful death federal action filed in the United States on behalf of a victim of a crash outside the country, according to the family's lawyers.

Major Automakers Making Major Donations to Nepalese Earthquake Victim Relief

From dollars to donated vehicles, car companies give big.

Not everything in the auto industry is new product, recalls, and new product recalls; occasionally the industry uses its vast wealth and resources in service of something charitable. Last week's earthquake in Nepal left over six thousand dead and over ten thousand injured. Disaster relief has flowed in from around the world, and the car companies have been doing their share.

Skoda FUNstar Concept Is Giving Pickups a Sassy Look

The dream car of 23 trainees adds some flair to traditional trucks.

After months of drawing, sketching, designing, and problem solving, the fruits of 23 Skoda trainee's labor has materialized in the Skoda FUNstar concept. The pickup truck was created by a team of 2 females and 21 males who are studying in the Skoda Auto Vocational School. Now in its second year, the "trainee car" project aims to provide practical, theoretical, and educational experience for trainees in the program by having them create their dream car.

Partnership Done Right: A Quick Spin in the 2015 Chevrolet City Express

Zippin' around in the latest mini-cargo-van to hit the market.

It was a nice day outside for once. Of course it would be, on the day that we're tasked with taking a short drive in a new vehicle. But we wouldn't be flinging some hot new sports car around a track, nor were we carving up canyons in some lithe little thing. Nope. This time, we took a cargo van around the suburbs, and it likely means more to Americans than some expensive sports car ever will.

Volvo Partners with Avicii to Celebrate Swedish Roots, Obnoxious Club Music

We assume Ace of Bass and Opeth were too busy.

Remember Avicii? Of course you don't-you're probably not Swedish, or into overly commercial EDM. But you probably do remember Avicii's smash hit "Wake Me Up," and if that title doesn't ring any bells, it's that song that mixed country and techno and made the entire world either instantly bust a move or adopt a "what is wrong with you people?" expression.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Audi S3 vs. the Used-Car Market

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.

Sneak Peek at an Epic Chase Scene from the Latest James Bond Film, Spectre

Two of the fastest cars the world has never seen duke it out in Rome.

Both Bond and the Aston Martin partnership will continue in the 24th Bond film, Spectre, with a DB10 vehicle made especially for the film. If you weren't excited enough for all the eye-candy that's going to be on-screen, the franchise has unveiled a little featurette of the film's centerpiece car chase scene to peak interest. Bond (Daniel Craig) is Aston Martin-clad as he weaves through the streets of Rome rivaling his nemesis Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista), in an equally powerful Jaguar.

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Top Five (truly) Kick-Ass Car videos for May 1st

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.

The Cadillac CTS-V Bests Its Competitors by $10,000, but Is That Enough?

Being a bargain doesn't automatically guarantee an increase in sales.

We love good news, and we love good news even more when it's about a seriously badass upcoming vehicle. The vehicle in question is the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, the latest super-sport-sedan to come from the depth of General Motors. GM announced pricing details, and it looks like the CTS-V will be the bargain of the century. But is that the perfect approach to wooing buyers away from their German go-tos?

Audi Wants to Fuel the Future With Synthetic Diesel

Wicked Tech: Research facility produces first batches of e-diesel.

Audi has made a huge advancement in the production of high-quality diesel fuel - made entirely from water, CO2 and green power. A pilot plant in Dresden has successfully produced batches of Audi e-diesel, a high-grade synthetic fuel that doesn't rely on mineral oil and is C02 neutral.

What's Your City's Pollution Rating? The American Lung Association Tells You

America's air is getting better, but it still needs help.

The Clean Air Act was signed into law 44 years ago, and since that time, the breatheability of our air, here in the good old U.S. of A. has indeed improved. Ozone and particle pollution (which is any small bits of solid or liquid) levels in particular have continued to trend downward, but according to the American Lung Association's recently released State of the Air 2015 report, the news about the air we breathe is mixed.

Tesla's Powerwall Technology Moves You One Step Closer to Leaving the Grid Behind

First cars, now homes. Tesla's ready to get inside your house.

Who hosts a big product announcement at 9 p.m. on a Thursday? Elon Musk, that's who; the Tesla Motors CEO put together a big dog-and-pony show for the rollout of Tesla Energy, a branch of the company that will deal with home and business energy-storage solutions. Tesla Energy already has two products nearly ready to roll, with purposes ranging from simple home backup to helping you leave the grid entirely.