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2015 Acura TLX 2.4 Review

It delivers, but it does so at a cost.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Review

Coming up short in neither utility nor sport.

2015 Chevrolet Sonic RS 5-Door Review

Inexpensive without feeling too cheap.

2015 Lexus RC-F Review

Lexus takes a bold step forward with sporty coupe.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Toyota Tundra

A 100th Birthday Homage to JC Whitney from One of Its Many Customers

The online parts giant just turned 100 years old.

"Hop in," Adam said. "I have to get my hair cut for prom." Standing at the curb in front of my driveway, I peered up at the old, red Jeep Wrangler with its large black tires. I nervously climbed in. There were no doors and the top was gone. "Cool," I said, trying to project calmness.

Jaguar Land Rover's Bike Sense Should Keep Bikers Safe and Happy

Because nobody deserves to be doored. For the most part.

Chances are, if you live in a big city, you're used to fighting bicyclists and motorcyclists for space on the road. And your two-wheeled compatriots are often tricky to find, hiding out in blind spots and whizzing by you at speed. It creates an environment ripe for trouble. Thankfully, Jaguar Land Rover has developed a system that will hopefully cut down on accidents and increase safety for all parties. It's called Bike Sense, and it shouldn't require a whole bunch of new sensors to implement.

Recharge your iPhones and Other Devices With Gas-Powered Hand-Held Fuel Cell Charger

Now you can charge your e-cig while totally off the grid.

Fuel-cells are all the rage in the automotive world at the moment, thanks to Honda and Toyota, but while fuel cell technology is particularly ill-suited to powering cars, it can be quite handy in other ways. Case in point: the Kraftwerk. No, not the pioneering German electronic band, this Kraftwerk is a hand-held fuel-cell-powered recharging device ("Kraftwerk" is German for "power plant," and the Kraftwerk charger was developed in Germany).

Hydrophobic Metal Is Laser-Cut to Repel Water Like a Trampoline

Wicked Tech: Laser patterns make metal impervious to rust.

This has to be, hands-down, the coolest thing you you'll watch all week. Water droplets are literally bouncing up and down like they're on a trampoline once they hit a hydrophobic metal surface. It's not magic, it's physics. A research team at the University of Rochester led by Professor Chunlei Guo published an article in the Journal of Applied Physics this week outlining their development of a metal surface that acts as an ultra-efficient water repellent.

The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Is More than Just a Facelifted LR2

Embarrassing mall crawlers, one foot of water at a time.

If you've seen a Land Rover LR2 within the last year or two, you may notice that the styling is a bit, how do we say it, old. The car has been on sale in the U.S. since 2007, making it a bit of a dinosaur, at least aesthetically speaking. That all changes with the re-introduction of a nameplate we haven't seen stateside in years. Yes, that's right; Disco Fever is once again taking hold, this time in the form of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport.

News Roundup: Ford Focus RS, Lamborghini Huracán GT3, Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe

Your auto news roundup for the week of 01/16 - 01/23.

Are you a member of the Porsche Club of America? Do you have $137,000 burning a hole in your pocket? If so, lucky day, because Porsche has rolled out a special version of the 911 to commemorate the club's 60th anniversary, and it's only available to PCA members. The 911 GTS Club Coupe builds upon the standard ("standard") 430-horsepower 911 GTS with a unique shade of blue, black accents on all sides, and an absolutely gorgeous ducktail-style rear spoiler.

Five Episodes of Jay Leno's Garage, Featuring Some Cars You May Not Know About

Obscurity alone makes these cars pretty darn interesting.

While car folks might disagree on whether or not they liked Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, there's no disagreement when it comes to discussing Leno's fervent love of cars. The man just oozes passion on his YouTube series, Jay Leno's Garage. And, being the lucky bastard he is, Leno finds himself driving all sorts of interesting cars that fall on the obscure side of the spectrum. Since we love odd cars, as well, we figured we'd bring five of them to light in a list.

You Won't Believe What an Arizona Man Wants People to Pay Him to Do in the Back of His Tesla

Phoenix man enjoys being part of the "sharing" economy.

The Tesla Model S is a pretty amazing car. It's a beautifully designed, all-electric, $100,000 piece of automotive history. It's known for its speed, its efficiency, and its style, not its ability to sleep two comfortably. One Arizona man is looking to change that, for some reason. He's offering to let people sleep in the back of his Model S for the low, low price of $85 a night.

Throwback Thursday: The Mitsubishi Lancer EVO Will Soon Be extinct

After 10 generations, Mitsubishi is saying goodbye to its beloved EVO.

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 at Mitsubishi's Lancer EVO. The EVO has always played second fiddle to Subaru's WRX. But there's no reason it can't headline its own shows.

Recall Roundup: Polaris Slingshot Stop-Sale, Toyota Prius V, and Four Subaru Models

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

Last year, we were hit with an unprecedented level of vehicle recalls, spurred by GM's ignition-switch debacle. These recalls affected, and continue to effect, nearly every automaker selling cars in the United States, and as the number of recalls continues to rise, the chance that you might have a recalled car in your garage will continue to increase. That's why we collect all the recall notices from the past week and put them right here, in an easily digestible roundup.

We Welcome the 2016 Honda Pilot to the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Honda is promising the future with it's latest redesign.

Honda is bringing its redesigned Pilot SUV to the 2015 Chicago Auto Show on February 12. The newest incarnation of the Honda Pilot is poised for a serious redesign retaining eight-passenger seating, and supposedly introducing a wealth of technology and safety features.

Year One: First-Year Ownership Costs for the 2015 Toyota Sienna XLE Premium

The price on the window sticker doesn't tell the whole story.

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.

The Hottest SUVs of 2015 #CarPorn

Small, mid-size, luxury, and crossovers - we have you covered!

For those of you who like to drool over ridiculously good-looking cars, you are not alone. Car Porn is Web2Carz.com'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!

Multi-Purpose Drones Are Coming Soon to an Auto Show Near You

No, you won't need to start wearing a helmet to Detroit.

Drones are no longer some nebulous term for unmanned military craft. Now, they pervade many different parts of our culture - Amazon wants to deliver packages with them, amateur photographers want a whole new angle on their subjects, and some hobbyists just like flyin' 'em around. This year, at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, automakers jumped on the drone bandwagon, too - and it's a trend we see growing in the coming years.