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2016 Acura ILX Review

When is a luxury car not a luxury car?

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S Review

Nevermind the Crossovers, Here's the Perfect Car

2015 Nissan Murano Platinum Review

Your crossover, supersized.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Review

The car of the year, gone wild.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf

Once Again, a Toyota Is More American than Any Ford, Chevy, or Chrysler

The Toyota Camry just topped the 2015 American Made Index winners list

Patriotism is often measured by an American's pride in knowing their automobile is made in the United States. Just look at how many Ford and Chevrolet pick-up trucks still dominate the nation's heartland, or cruise around the state of Michigan and count the "Buy American" or "Support American Jobs" stickers affixed to people's bumpers. Then again, recent news might just knock a few patriots for a loop.

Here's What's New in the 2016 Land Rover Lineup

Refreshes include a new 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6.

2016's going to be a big year for a good number of automakers, and Land Rover is one of them. The brand is releasing some new variants of existing vehicles, refreshing others, and throwing some small updates towards the models that continue relatively untouched. Oh, and there's a new engine in the mix, too. Each and every car in the lineup has something happening in 2016; here's a comprehensive list of what's changing.

Ford's Split View Camera Technology Helps Drivers See Around Corners

Wicked Tech: Drivers can now view obstacles coming around corners.

While SUVs have many useful functions to them, a drawback of their size is that it can make visibility tricky when they occupy more space to see around. Visibility is one of the most important factors for safe driving, which is why Ford is introducing new camera technology to help drivers avoid obstacles.

This Fourth of July, Give a Car an Independence Day Beating ... for a Good Cause

North Carolina non-profit conceives walloping fund-raiser

The rockets' pop, bang, and famous red-glare are sure to get their usual endorsement of "oohs and ahs" in fields and parking lots across America this July 4th. What else is new? We'll tell you: Get your %#* down to Greensboro, North Carolina. For a small entrance fee, you may take a baseball bat, a sledgehammer

News Roundup: Jaguar Teases the F-Pace, EPA Rates the Mirai, Subaru Goes Hyper Blue

Your auto news roundup for the week of 06/26 - 07/03.

You know how many Arrested Development jokes can come out of this story? Either way, Subaru is rolling out a limited-edition Hyper Blue paint job for 2016 BRZ and 2016 WRX STI models to correspond with a limited-edition trim for each car. Along with the Hyper Blue paint you see below, you'll get Hyper Blue interior trimmings and black wheels and badges. Better act fast, though; the BRZ Series HyperBlue has a 500-model run, and the STI Series HyperBlue is limited to just 700 examples.

Throwback Thursday: Six Generations of an American Institution, the Ford Taurus

A look back on six generations of Ford Taurus

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 commemorate freedom with a "capital F" for Ford, America's beloved sweetheart and progenitor of seven generations of Taurus.

2010 vs 2015: Is the Volkswagen Beetle Still the "People's Car"?

This design platform has been manufactured for over 70 years now.

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 cars depreciate 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?

Recall Roundup: Jeep Liftgates, Subaru EyeSight, and Nissan Anti-Lock Brakes

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

Nissan has issued a recall for 9,614 2015 Murano crossovers for an issue with its anti-lock braking system. A potentially contaminated solenoid valve within the ABS might cause hydraulic brake pressure to either build up or drop entirely. That could unsettle the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash, so Nissan will be inspecting and replacing the affected ABS actuators.

Did Volvo Really Create the Industry's Best Interface? The Germans Seem to Think So

Sensus interface wins award for innovation in Berlin.

Human-machine interfaces (HMI) in cars have come a long way. Time was, the only interfacing you had to do with your transportation machine involved adjusting the choke, turning the crank, inserting a key, switching the gears, using the steering wheel, and operating the brake lever. But things have gotten a bit more complicated with all our modern conveniences like the radio and the air vents, so a more complex HMI is needed.

Scion's iA and iM Pricing Is Released, and They're Just as Affordable as You Think

These twee little cruisers won't hurt your wallet.

Scion's on the verge of releasing two all-new small cars, a hatchback and-a first for Scion-a sedan. One is based on Mazda underpinnings, and the other is all Toyota (JDM Toyota, at that). Both cars are attempts to reinvigorate slumping sales numbers for Toyota's small-car subsidiary. And now that pricing has been released for both cars, we can see how truly affordable they actually are.

The Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV Is the Perfect Way to Celebrate America's Birthday

It's a modern day version of the old Ford Excursion.

On the eve of our country's 239th birthday, aftermarket tuner Hennessey has released a car - or, rather, a truck - that is so undoubtedly American that it should arrive emblazoned with the Stars and Stripes across the side. It's bigger than you'll ever need it to be, it's more powerful than you'll ever need it to be, and it's more money than you'll ever want to spend. It's the VelociRaptor SUV, and it is America.

The Transformation of the VW Beetle: It's a Bug's Life #CarPorn

The longest-running car of a single design platform.

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! This week we take a look at the longest-running and most manufactured car of a single design platform worldwide - the Volkswagen Beetle.

Volkswagen Tests Renewable Diesel, and the Results Are Good

Renewable diesel is not only ecofriendly, it works!

The common myth about oil is that it comes from dinosaurs. Even if you believe that oil and petroleum are fossil fuels (a theory that is far from universally accepted), the vast majority of the stuff would have come from decaying vegetable matter. The amount of dinosaur matter in the mix is so infinitesimal it wouldn't even need to be listed as an ingredient if petroleum was sold as food.

Finally, You Can Afford a Ferrari F40 ... So Long as It's Made of Lego

As you might expect, some assembly is required.

Lego's Creator line has already given us two amazing vehicles - an old-school Mini Cooper and a T1-generation Volkswagen Type 2 camper van (full disclosure: your author owns and loves the latter model). Now, the famous toymaker is back with yet another plastic model of a piece of automotive history, the glorious Ferrari F40, Ferrari's first turbocharged street car.