Car Reviews

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Review

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

2015 Mercedes-Benz ML400 Review

Age confers wisdom.

2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 AWD Review

It's more than just a fancy Escape.

2015 Lexus ES 300h Review

Where the rubber stamp meets the road.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Volkswagen Golf

Throwback Thursday: The Nissan Maxima is About to Enter Its 8th Generation

The 4-door sports car has a very long history.

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! With news of a new Nissan Maxima headed our way, we decided to take a look back at its various incarnations.

Recall Roundup: Mini Airbags, VW Ignition Switches, Nissan Airbag Inflators, Audi Sunroofs

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

Volkswagen is recalling almost 21,000 2009-2010 Routan minivans over concerns with their ignition switches. The key might be easily knocked out of the Run position; if that happens, several safety systems might disappear, including the airbags, power steering, and power brakes. This isn't technically Volkswagen's recall, because the Routan was built on the Chrysler Town & Country architecture, and that van has already been recalled by FCA itself.

7 Amazing Cars from the Famous Paul and Chris Andrews Car Collection Are Going Up for Auction

One of the greatest car collections goes under the gavel.

It's rare the a collection of this magnitude goes up for sale, and on May 2nd, the famed Paul and Chris Andrews collection is up for grabs. Anyone with the bank roll necessary to purchase something will have to do battle for some of the best examples of some of the coolest cars ever made.

The U.S.-Spec 2016 Mazda MX-5 Enters Production: Here Are the Juicy Details

Affordable and fun, the Miata is a roadster that's tough to top.

It's almost time. Can you hear that? That's the sound of hundreds of thousands of Mazda MX-5 Miata fanatics hopping up and down, awaiting the moment that the much-anticipated 2016 MX-5 comes to the United States. To keep us on pins and needles, Mazda just announced that U.S. production is finally underway, and it gave us a full layout of what to expect as far as pricing and options are concerned.

GALLERY: VW's Ultra-Luxurious C Coupe GTE Points the Way to Future Design

Aimed at the Chinese market, VW's concept looks nice in any language.

It's true that concept cars, which are often little more than full-size design studies, rarely ever make it to production. Even when they do, they've usually been stripped of most of the touches that made them interesting. However, it's equally true that concept cars often act as previews for future model designs, as we hope is the case with Vokswagen's C Coupe GTE, which previewed at the Shanghai Auto Show.

Subaru Confirms Plans to Bring a BRZ STI to the U.S. ... Eventually

The details are still being hammered out, but it's official.

Subaru excited GT-loving rally enthusiasts with their 2016 BRZ STI Performance Concept, unveiled at the New York International Auto Show last month. And now, Subaru fans have another reason to celebrate. Officials from the Japanese automaker have confirmed plans for the company to offer a BRZ STI in the United States "in a couple years."

Mercedes-Benz Introduces the GLC Coupe Concept, Waves Goodbye to the GLK

Mercedes is stretching this fad to its absolute limit.

It's a busy time for Mercedes-Benz. The brand is in the midst of both renaming most of its models and rolling out refreshed or new-generation versions of those models at the same time. We've already seen the M-Class undergo a simultaneous mid-cycle refresh and renaming, the result of which was the GLE-Class. Now, it's time for the M-Class's little brother, the GLK-Class, to do the same.

Happy Earth Day From These Tree-Loving Rides #CarPorn

10 cars that are trying to be one with nature.

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! Happy Earth Day from 10 rides that can't get enough of Mother Nature.

GALLERY: The 2016 Lexus ES is More of the Same, Which is Probably Smart

Same as it ever was: 2016 Lexus ES revealed in Shanghai.

Has the Lexus ES luxury sedan come to define "the very essence of near luxury sedan," [sic] as Lexus claims, or has it come to define "generic luxury," as we claim? The Lexus design language has been given a nice evolutionary kick in the keister on recent models such as the RC and the NX Hybrid, but the 2016 ES receives virtually none of that language.

The Chevrolet-FNR Concept Is Your Freaky-Deaky Ride of the Future

If only the Cruze were this interesting to look at.

These days, there aren't too many concepts that actually make it to the stage without being spoiled first. That makes a proper unveiling all the more special, when you can take in all the gasps and shouts at the same time as everyone else. Chevrolet pulled this off at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show when it unveiled the Chevrolet-FNR Concept, a super-sci-fi autonomous car for our driverless future.

Which Used Vehicles Have Retained Their Value Most this Past Year?

Black Book data shows size vs. luxury depreciation patterns.

Which vehicles saw the largest depreciation this past year? And which were able to hold strong and retain their value? Recent Black Book data shows larger vehicles have been holding strong this spring. Black Book, a leading industry provider of vehicle valuation data, showed depreciation patterns for vehicle segments at the one month mark (from March to April of 2015) and at the one year mark (from April 2014 to April 2015).

2010 vs 2015: We Look to the Future of the Buick Enclave ... and for Good Reason

A host of stale offerings to milk the crossover market.

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?

Meet Your New Dream Car: The Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce

Only 600 will own one, while the rest of us will wish.

After seeing the best sales in its 52-year history, Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini is looking to further expand its appeal with its new models. At this week's Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exposition (SIAIE), Lambo unveiled its new signature model, the Aventador LP 750-4, along with the Huracan LP 610-4 and the Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition.

5 Flawed Features that Need to Be Replaced on the 2015 Mazda CX-9

Odd design choices are evident in the comfortable crossover.

We've seen our share of crossovers in the last few weeks. So I wasn't super jazzed about getting in the 2015 Mazda CX-9. To be fair, it is a perfectly comfortable, feature-rich vehicle. But there were some things that were immediately noticed. And it's time Mazda took aim at a few of them.