Car Reviews

2015 Kia K900 Review

An excellent take on frugal luxury. Sportiness, though ...

2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review

With a name like Veloster, it must be fast, right?

2014 Mini Hardtop Cooper S Review

A street-legal, fuel-sipping go-kart.

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Lexus NX

Finally, a fun-to-drive Lexus crossover.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Kia K900 and 2015 Honda Fit

Wicked Tech: iPhone Can Start Tesla Model S

Remote start your car - and drive it - with your phone.

The Tesla Model S has proven to be a popular car among EV enthusiasts and celebrities alike, with A-listers Don Cheadle, Cameron Diaz, and Ben Affleck procuring one. And with the new Model S coming out, owners will have another reason to love their Tesla - remote start with their iPhone.

Are Cars More Expensive Now?

We all know everything was better in the past, but was it cheaper?

There's a saying they have in the auto industry for when people complain about the cost of cars: "Shut don't go up, prices do, so take my advice and shut up too!" (Or was that from fifth grade? You'd be surprised how easy it is to mistake the two.) We all know these are difficult economic times for most Americans, so it seems only proper to examine the price of cars today in relation to earlier, less expensive times.

Volvo's New Car, Mercedes' New Price, and Some Bad Drivers

Your auto news roundup for the week of 08/22 - 08/29.

After what felt like a decade of teasing, Volvo finally unveiled the exterior of its all-new XC90 full-size crossover. The XC90 is going to represent the future of Volvo's design, and we've got to say, we like what we see. The LED daytime running lights have been nicknamed "Thor's Hammer." That fact alone makes the car worth buying. And speaking of price, it'll come well-equipped (including all-wheel drive) for a hair under $49,000. Full details are still on the way.

2 Years After Stringent MPG Standards, We're Not Even Close

The road to 54.5 mpg is paved with good intentions.

Two years ago today, NHTSA and the EPA announced new fuel efficiency standards that will bring the average miles-per-gallon of new cars to 54.5 by 2025. Undoubtedly auto manufacturers will have to make serious leaps forward in technology over the next decade to come anywhere close.

6 Things Volkswagen is Doing Right in the U.S.

In a very competitive marketplace, VW is pulling out all the stops.

So far this year, Volkswagen's U.S. delivery numbers are up, and its warranty claims are down. However, Volkswagen is still working hard to update its image in the U.S. market, as the company feels it can be doing more here. Of course, not every move it makes is a good one, but on the whole, we feel that Volkswagen is doing some great things to capture the attention of the U.S. market, so we've compiled a list of the things that we feel VW is doing right.

OEMs and High Fashion: The Weirdest Collaborations

As if luxury products weren't strange enough on their own.

There are no stranger bedfellows than high fashion and automakers. Granted, both industries are always looking forward to try and out-innovate the competition, but that's about where the comparisons end. More often than not, vehicles are purchased to suit a need, whereas high fashion is purchased to fulfill a want. That's not stopping automakers from getting into some very weird collaborations.

Recall Roundup: Ford-ing the River

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week, shall we?

The biggest recall of the week involves the 2013-2014 Ford Focus ST and the 2013-2014 Ford Escape-as a matter of fact, all four recalls are from Ford this week. The Focus ST and the Escape share the same engine, so they're sharing the recall, as well. Apparently, a bad wiring harness can screw around with the electronic signals being sent along its wires; when this happens, the car might start stalling out, and power delivery will be hamstrung.

Weekly Car Porn: Futuristic Rides

In 10 years we will all be driving spaceships!

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! It looks like in year 2025 we'll all be driving cars that look like spaceships! Here are 10 crazy futuristic concepts we hope to see in production some day.

Autos Explained: The Rotary Engine

It's not rocket science, but it's still ... science.

You've probably heard the term "rotary engine" at some point. You might have had a friend who owned an old Mazda RX-7, and you've probably seen an updated RX-8 driving through your neighborhood or on a dealership lot while car shopping. Some people might have thrown the term "rotary" out there like they expected you to know what it was.

Recalls 101

A stress-free guide to navigating an auto recall.

While modern cars are being built with cutting edge technology, they're still not infallible - as evidenced by the boatload of recalls occurring this summer. Recalls may be a nightmare for manufacturers but they don't have to be for owners. Here is a stress-free guide to navigating a recall should this happen to your vehicle.

Year One: 2015 Kia K900

The first-year ownership expenses that show a car's true cost.

A car is an expensive thing to own. And the costs of ownership don't stop once you've settled on financing; between insurance, gas, and maintenance, you might end up spending several thousand dollars per year above and beyond the checks you send to the bank. In order to give you an idea of what these costs might be, we've compiled a list of additional expenses that owners are likely to encounter during their first year of vehicle ownership.

Beyond Cars: 5 Recalls That May Have Prevented Disaster

Semis, motorcycles, and trailers have their share of problems, too.

The database of recalls maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) covers all vehicles that travel on our nation's highways. It's a list which, as anyone who's ever looked out a car window would assume, includes many types of vehicles that aren't cars.

Catalytic Converter Theft: Why it Happens & What You Can Do

Thieves sure do love easy money. Here's how to thwart them.

You won't see it coming, but once it's done, you'll certainly hear it. If you start your car one morning and you're assaulted with a loud, raspy exhaust note that wasn't there the evening prior, congratulations - you're the latest victim of catalytic converter theft. Your greatest protection against terrible exhaust particulate is also a thief's best friend. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent against this, but no method is completely foolproof.

The Coolest Details of the Jaguar F-Type V-8 S Convertible

It's not just attractive when viewed from several feet away.

The 2014 Jaguar F-Type is one seriously attractive car. It's meant to be the spiritual successor to the old-school-cool E-Type, a car that most teenagers would likely recognize from a Mad Men plot line. It's aggressive, but it's not so sharply angled that it looks like a Transformer gone mad. The F-Type really rides that line between sport and class, a point that becomes more evident the closer you look.