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2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport Review

A solid grand tourer that doesn't overdo it.

2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4X4 Review

Its namesake was the original crossover. This is just another one.

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.

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2015 Ford Expedition

Throwback Thursday: The Chrysler 300 Series Was a Revival Dating Back 50 Years #tbt

The full-size sedan was once a mighty force in the automotive world.

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! This week we're looking back at the Chrysler 300 letter series and what lead to what we call the Chrysler 300 today.

The Colorado Gets Naked: Chevy Announces Box Delete Option

America's favorite truck gets way more customizable.

The Chevy Colorado is a hot pickup, having racked up January sales to rival that of the even hotter Ford F-150, and now Chevy has added an option that makes its super-capable midsize pickup even more appealing to those who need to do something different with their truck. With the Colorado's "Box Delete" option, you can actually order your pickup sans pickup bed, all the better for you to customize it.

Recall Roundup: Multiple Recalls from FCA, Hyundai, Kia, and General Motors

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

One GM recall for the week covers 1,177 2014 Chevrolet Impala sedans. This is a recall of a previous recall involving an issue with the electronic parking brake. According to GM, the parking brake might not fully release, leaving the parking brake in contact with the brake rotor during vehicle operation. This might generate enough waste heat to start a fire.

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS: The Most Powerful Naturally-Aspirated 911 of All Time

It almost makes up for the lack of a clutch pedal. Almost.

It's always a glorious day when Porsche attaches an 'RS' badge to one of its models. RS, standing for Rennsport, means that your purchase is the closest you can come to buying a Porsche racecar for the road. The tradition, which began with the Carrera RS in the 1970s, continues on today with the introduction of the 991-generation 911 GT3 RS, which was unveiled this week at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

5 Revolutionary Cars That Paved the Way for the Modern Automobile

What we now take for granted, was once ground-breaking.

Many of us have taken for granted the things inside our cars. We've come to expect our vehicles will have seat belts, airbags, or power steering. But that wasn't always the case. There was a time before anti-lock brakes and air conditioning. Where did many of these features come from? Here are five revolutionary cars that paved the way for our modern automobiles.

10 Powerful Cars Owned by Equally Powerful Women #CarPorn

These cars are powerful, edgy, and sultry - just like their owners.

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! The cars this week are powerful, edgy, and sultry - just like their owners.

The Transmission-Less Koenigsegg Regera Is the Most Certifiably Insane Road Car Ever

Oh, and did we mention it's a plug-in hybrid?

Now that the automotive industry has realized that hybrids can be just as much fun as regular, internal-combustion-only vehicles (so long as they're built the right way, that is), it seems that automakers are trying to stretch this technology to the absolute limit as quickly as humanly possible. The latest entry to this game of oneup-manship is the Koenigsegg Regera, a Swedish "megacar" that might just be the most ludicrous car ever built.

The 2015 Honda Civic Type R is America's Favorite Hot-Hatch Forbidden Fruit

Cross your fingers and pray that the engine makes it over here.

It's here. It's finally here. After years of anticipation and teaser images, the all-new Civic Type R has finally shown its face in public - at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, to be specific. As with previous Type Rs, the CTR looks to cement Honda's position as one of the best hot-hatch manufacturers on the planet, and it's got the numbers to prove it.

School Bus Safety Called Into Question With Bus Drivers Caught Speeding Through Red Lights

School buses still remain the safest mode of transport for kids.

Automated enforcement, otherwise known as the use of cameras to administer traffic violations, has been a topic of close scrutiny in states which permit its use. Now, these cameras have placed school bus drivers in the hot seat, with videos obtained by ABC 7 News showing local school bus drivers in Chicago counties blowing through red lights without ever attempting to slow down.

2010 vs 2015: The Swedish-Made Volvo XC70 T6 All-Wheel-Drive Then and Now

How has this crossover changed in five years?

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 cars depreciate 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?

Dodge Urges Dealers Not to Overpromise on Hellcat Ordering

Not every order will result in a car, despite what some might say.

To say that the Dodge SRT Hellcat twins are popular isn't really doing them justice. These 707-horsepower ├╝bermenschen have taken America (and beyond) by storm, and with a starting price under $70,000, they're the value proposition of the century. But once you factor in the brand's production capacity, that popularity comes with a downside - limited availability. And now FCA is finding itself in the middle of a debacle that's got dealers, customers, and corporate all in a tizzy.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Lexus NX 300h 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.

The 2016 Acura RLX: AcuraWatch Comes to Honda's Flagship Luxury Sedan

A pricing freeze results in a better value than the year before.

This has been a busy year for Acura already. Honda's luxury brand has so far released two new vehicles - the 2016 ILX and the 2015 TLX - and it just announced another, the RDX crossover, at this year's Chicago Auto Show. Clearly, Acura's got plenty to do in 2015, but that doesn't mean it's going to ignore its existing stable of vehicles, like the full-size RLX. In fact, for 2016, the RLX is a better value than it's ever been.

Bentley's Spring Collection Is Subtle, Pretty, and Unsurprisingly Expensive

If you're looking for a leather jacket, you may as well go all out.

Bentley is no stranger to leveraging its brand equity in non-automotive arenas. In the past, the luxury automaker has affixed its name to all manner of luxurious items, including home furniture and cufflinks. You can find it all on the Bentley Collection website, and starting in the next couple weeks, you'll be able to pick from additional egregiously expensive accoutrements, because the Spring Collection is just about to drop.