Car Reviews

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Premier Review

Chevrolet ups its game with the new Cruze Premier

2017 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro tiptronic Review

A sporty, luxurious, seven-passenger SUV

2016 Mazda Mazda6 i Grand Touring Review

The best of the best just keeps getting better

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer 2.4 SEL AWC Review

The Lacer could be good, but Mitsubishi has some work to do

Editorial Viewpoint

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Are Fuel Additives a Joke?

Segment Spotlight:The Cargo Van

The least sexy vehicle type is also one of the most useful

The last vehicle many people want to drive is a cargo van. They're big, ugly, usually slow and not fun to drive. However, if you need to carry a lot of stuff or own a business where you need to transport some material, a cargo van is your best friend. Cargo vans, like all vehicles, have evolved over the years and today vans are some of the most versatile and interesting vehicles on the road. If you have a big job to get done, you'd better find a good cargo van.

Pre-Owned Pick: The 2014 Buick Regal GS AWD

Four seasons driving wrapped in a taut American package

Aside from American sports cars like the Corvette, Camaro and Mustang, there aren't many home grown performance-minded vehicles, which is more than unfortunate. Of course, the Chevy SS is still around but probably won't live for more than a couple more years. So, we turn our attention to the tractability and handling of a car from a brand that isn't exactly known for pulse-quickening performance.

Should You Get Your Car Serviced at the Dealership After the Warranty Expires?

Here are some things to think about before choosing

Automotive maintenance is a common headache for many people. Most don't have the skills, time or tools to do the work themselves and have to take their car to an auto center. But do you take your car to the dealership for service or an independent shop?

Ford Does a Le Mans Throwback with the 2017 GT '66 Heritage Edition

Ford's special edition GT looks back to its forefather

Ford won the 84th 24 Hours of Le Mans - a grueling 24-hour endurance race - with its new GT earlier this month. The win came at the 50th anniversary of the company's legendary win in 1966 with the original GT40 that was the inspiration for the new Ford GT. To help pay homage to the original victory, Ford built a GT '66 Heritage Edition.

The Mercedes-AMG GT R is Fast, Angry and Really Green

It takes the already great AMG GT S and makes everything better

We had the chance to drive the Mercedes-AMG GT S on the track at Laguna Seca a couple of years ago, and it was both mad and composed all at once. What Mercedes has seen fit to do for 2017 is create a pumped up version of its AMG GT S that is slotted alongside the AMG GT S, and it's called the AMG GT R. It just bowed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, and it is pure green awesomeness.

The Best Cars About to Get a Redesign

We're looking forward to new versions of these sweet rides

Automotive designs simply can't last forever. They need to be updated and refreshed every couple years, and occasionally a model requires a full redesign. When a model has been out on the market for several years without a major redesign, it begins to look dated and tends to drive that way too due to the fact that automotive technology moves so quickly. There are a number of vehicles out there that require a redesign right now, here are three of the best.

Autos 101: Repair Your Old Car or Replace It?

What to think about when the costs of repairs are high

If you've had your car for a few years now, you've probably had to pay for at least one expensive repair. While paying for one expensive maintenance task is no big deal, after a while, those costs can add up and you may begin to wonder if it's worth it to fix your old, unreliable car or buy a new one. Here are some things to think about.

The Dodge Viper Does Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

It won't come back after 2017, but it's going out with a bang

When we met Viper designer and former SRT President and CEO Ralph Gilles, we were driving the then latest version of the Viper. It was fast, more tractable but still insanely menacing in performance and appearance. We just never thought we'd see the end of the Viper has we know it.

The Second-Gen Nissan LEAF will have 200-Mile Range

The LEAF will receive a range extension and hopefully better looks

Nissan has finally officially confirmed that the next generation LEAF will have a 60-kWh battery pack that will generate enough power for a 200-mile range. This really isn't a huge surprise considering the company has been talking about having this kind of range for some time. It showcased the Nissan IDS autonomous EV with a 60-kWh batter at the Tokyo Motor Show, so we were pretty sure that the battery would make it to the production car.

Want This, Buy This: Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4MATIC vs. Hyundai Tucson Limited

The German bargain or the Korean sophisticate?

The battle of the compact CUVs is as hot as ever, but not everyone can play at the same level. Case in point, if you want to go premium, you have to be willing to pay more for the build quality and the brand cache. But just because a CUV is more affordable doesn't make it any less worthy.

This Student-Built Electric Car Nails 0-60 MPH in 1.5 Seconds

Yes, that's a new world record, and it's over in an instant

Academic Motorsports club Zurich set a new record for the fastest 0-100 kph (a little over 60 miles per hour). To show this off, the group put together a silly little video showcasing the car and the club's sense of humor. We like everything about this, the car, the record-breaking run, the goofy, Dollar Shave Club-esque video.

The 2017 Porsche Panamera Gets Leaked and It's Gorgeous

Gone is the bulbous back, replaced by sleekness

We've been waiting with bated breath for the next generation Porsche Panamera to show up, and we've been teased with taillights before the official unveiling (which is supposed to be June 28th), but someone got a hold of images and leaked them on the web for all to see. And though these photos aren't the greatest, it's quite obvious that the aesthetic shortcomings have been addressed, and then some.

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Car

These are the things you can do to make your car go far

Modern automobiles are designed to last longer than ever before. New cars feature better designs, better materials and more advanced technology. Still, it takes some work to keep them running. If you want your ride's odometer to continue to spin year after year, you have to take the time, effort and money out of your life to make that happen.

Aston Martin will Build the Vanquish Zagato

A once show-only exotic concept car gets greenlighted

Aston Martin confirmed that it will build a limited production run of Vanquish Zagato coupes due to the customer response to the concept form of the car that debuted at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy in May of this year. The bad news? The company is only making 99 of them and they're already all spoken for. Still, just knowing someone out there is driving around in this beautiful ride makes us happy.