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2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced Review

The weird and wonderful future is already here

2017 BMW X4 M40i Review

An ugly duckling with jet propulsion

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium Review

The newest trim level for the SUV is like TRD Pro lite

2017 Lexus RX 450h Review

This is about as smooth and comfortable as a crossover can get

Is the Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti a Lesser Quadrifoglio?

Less power but more affordable and still great to drive

The Quadrifoglio is a pricey ride, and most people will never use it to its full potential, meaning something with a little less power isn't a terrible idea. Luckily, Alfa Romeo sells the Giulia Ti. Gone is the 505 hp 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6, and in its place, a 280 hp 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed automatic that powers the rear or all four wheels.

Alfa Romeo Isn't Selling Many Giulias

Despite its awesomeness, the Giulia just isn't selling in the states

In the U.S., sedans aren't selling very well in general, but the Alfa Romeo Giulia is doing particularly poor. In an attempt to boast their return to the American market, the Giulia was supposed to be the next big thing for the Italian automaker. Unfortunately, like so many other sedans, its sales paled in comparison with the crossover vehicles who have been selling like crazy.

The Cadillac XTS Receives an Update for 2018

It fits right in with the rest of the Caddy lineup

Cadillac has a number of sedans in its lineup but the only one that comes with front-wheel drive is the XTS (all-wheel drive is available). Cadillac refreshed the model for 2018 to make it fit in with the rest of its lineup, and the car looks wonderful.

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept Will Go to Production

The company is breathing new life into the VW bus

Hippies, Hipsters, and the nostalgic-types can rejoice in the fact that Volkswagen will be bringing their I.D. Buzz concept to production. Revealed earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, the Volkswagen Bus-inspired concept could potentially be the driving force behind a slew of retro-inspired cars.

Everything You Need to Know About Windshield Cracks and Chips

They always seem to happen at the worst possible time.

While you're not in danger of your windshield caving in on you while driving, chips and cracks can cause visibility issues, and if the damage is deep enough it can delaminate the glass and cause it to fog from the center lamination membrane. This means it's better to handle chips and cracks in automotive glass quickly. Before we get into that, let's take a look at why cracks happen.

Michelin Prints 3D Tire

Replacing a tire could be as easy as clicking print

If someone said "no one is trying to reinvent the wheel," they'd be sorely mistaken. Michelin has not only created a new type of tire, called the Vision concept, but also a new way to change it, all through 3D printing. The airless tire/wheel is made from bio-sourced materials which allow for new and alternate treads to be applied to them as they wear down or the weather changes.

First Drive: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

This is the upscale Jeep that can truly do it all

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the top of the line Jeep model. It's one of the best mid-size SUVs out there that can handle both on-road and off-road situations. That being said, until the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk came around, there wasn't a real designated off-road model. The Grand Cherokee fills what is probably a fairly small but important niche.

Tesla Model X Nails Safety Ratings

This is one extremely safe, high-tech, and all-electric SUV

There are safe SUVs and then there's the new Tesla Model X. According to CNN, no other SUV in history has ever been so highly awarded in government crash testing. Not only did the Tesla Model X win five stars overall, it aced each individual crash test.

The Jaguar XF SportBrake is One Slick Wagon

The skyroof on this thing is huge and amazing

Without any smoke and mirrors, Jaguar just revealed the surprisingly beautiful 2018 XF Sportbrake. It looks pretty much like an XF, but longer and a lower, sleek roof. It's gorgeous and practical with tons of cargo space behind the rear seats. Overall, it's just a great wagon, seemingly much better than the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo that was revealed just a few days ago.

Dads Getting Their Dream Cars Make Father's Day Special

These videos will make you smile and even shed a tear

Father's Day isn't about neckties, wallets, watches or really anything material. It's about the love, wisdom, devotion, and presence of a father, celebrated by his kids. But if dad also happens to get himself a nice car in the process, who are we to judge? T

What the Hyundai Santa Cruz Needs to Do to Kick the Ridgeline's Butt

It needs to be better than the Ridgeline at its own game

When Hyundai first announced the Santa Cruz pickup would actually be built, we had mixed feelings. On one hand, we were thrilled. There would be another fine pickup roaming American roadways. On the other hand, we were less than happy with the idea that the vehicle would be unibody and likely not a very tough truck. Then, after a while, Hyundai's move started to seem like a stroke of genius.

What Bird Crap Does to Your Paint Job

Seagulls at the beach will have you at the car wash this summer

We all hate it. We all have to deal with it from time to time. It's bird poop. That unsightly, black and white goopy mess that all too often is found on freshly washed cars (and sometimes your innocent, unassuming shoulders). While we just blindly hate it in general, have you thought about what it really does to your car? It can actually be pretty destructive to the paint job.

5 Car Waxes That Take the Work Out of Summer Car Care

No more swollen arm after buffing like a madman

Most paste car waxes require a tremendous amount of attention and arm strength, and then there's the dreaded sunglight issue that can ruin your car's paint job forever if you're not careful. But so much has changed over the years when it comes to car wax products. There are now polymers and liquid based waxes that are much less rigorous to apply and remove. Here are five waxes that will make this summer much more enjoyable by giving you time and freeing up those deltoids.

The Hyundai Kona Small Crossover is Official

One of the best-looking compact crossovers hits the scene

With the popularity of the subcompact crossover segment growing larger and larger, Hyundai has finally joined the ranks with its new Kona. It will compete with the likes of the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Toyota C-HR, and the Chevrolet Trax. As the automakers first compact crossover, it fills out their crossover offerings, under the Santa Fe and Tucson.