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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.

2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Review

It may be far from rogue, but the Rogue is a fine crossover.

2014 Fiat 500C Abarth Review

An absolute blast, despite itself.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Honda Fit and 2015 Kia K900

News Roundup: Efficiency, Efficiency, Efficiency!

Your auto news roundup for the week of 08/15 - 08/22.

We're all pretty excited about the upcoming 2015 Ford Mustang, especially the one that comes equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That four-pot slots into place between the base V-6 and the hi-po V-8, and thanks to some window stickers leaking out, now we know what sort of gas mileage to expect from the lower two engines. The EcoBoost I-4, will earn 22 mpg in the city and a staggering 31 mpg on the highway.

The IIHS Top Safety Pick+: How to Earn it, and What it Means

It's not just IIHS execs throwing darts at a spreadsheet.

One rite of passage for any new car on the market is being smashed into pieces by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Some time later, the IIHS will announce how the car did in those tests, and if it's a lucky one, it will walk away with a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ designation. Sure, you know it's a safe car from the name of the award, but do you really know what they do, and why it matters so much? Well, we'll tell you.

10 Most Recalled Cars Ever: You'll Never Guess What's On Top

If you guessed a General Motors car, you're wrong.

As anybody not currently residing beneath solid mineral material knows, recalls have been in the news a whole heck of a lot recently, mostly due to the GM ignition switch fiasco. Earlier this month, it was announced that among the many GM cars to be recalled were its two most popular pickupus — the Silverado and the Sierra — which have both been subject to recalls 6 times so far this year.

Recall Roundup: GM, Morgan, Ford, and Land Rover

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

When your power steering fails, it's going to be harder - but not impossible - to keep your vehicle pointed in the right direction. If you own one of roughly 57,000 recently-recalled 2014 Chevrolet Malibus, you might want to get ready to put forth some extra effort. According to GM, a poor electrical connection might cause the power steering control module to cut power steering while driving.

Rally Cars vs Road Cars: What's the Difference?

Is that $35K Lancer Evolution"rally" car really up to the task?

I'm on a rally kick. Plus, I've contracted an itch for another project vehicle. This got me wondering, what does it take to build a rally car? What's really the difference between that $8,000 Dodge SRT4 and the one I just saw on Youtube? Well, the short answer is ... everything.

Weekly Car Porn: Tiny Cars

It's not always about size. These small cars have plenty to offer.

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! This week we look at 10 cars that prove it's not always about size. These tiny cars have plenty to offer, and, an added bonus, they're easy to park!

Finally, You Can Search for Recalls by VIN

Now, it will only take minutes to find out if your car is broken.

We're currently in the midst of a new era of recalls. Now, instead of waiting until problems become bigger problems, automakers are throwing out recalls left and right in order to kill an issue early on. They're even able to narrow it down to a few dozen cars if need be, thanks to advancements in assembly technology. However, when informing the consumer, they're still sticking with old-school methods like snail mail.

5 Badass Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars can be more than mere commuter cars.

Hybrid cars are more than just fuel-sipping machines. Some are meant to actually provide enjoyment while behind the wheel. Yes, you can have fun (or some luxury, or both) and save some fuel at the same time. Not every hybrid has to be a Prius. In no particular order, here's five that prove it.

5 Rock Bands that Tour on Green Fuel

These artists keep on rockin' in the clean world.

Rock 'n' Roll has always been the soundtrack of rebellion and societal change; from its first shake and rattle, clever lyrics and dizzying guitar feedback served as weapons of expression targeting the human condition, thus affecting our interaction with one another.

LIST: Let it Rain: 5 Videos of Cars in the Wet

Eliminate traction and all sorts of interesting things will happen.

It's been a gloomy, rainy week at Web2Carz HQ. Everything we do, including every drive we take, takes place in a fine mist of precipitation. So it goes for motorists, whether or not they're racing; once the rain starts to fall, traction disappears, and one wrong move can spell disaster - not just for the driver, but for everybody else on the road, as well. That's why we've put together a list of five great videos of cars in the wet.

You Should Worry: Connected Cars Can Be Hacked

Notorious hacker weev tells us modern cars are shockingly vulnerable.

Though today's technology marketing likes to tell us how "smart" our cell phones and cars are, hackers are proving this label to be a misnomer. At the Black Hat security conference and DEF CON hacking conference, which both took place recently in Las Vegas, researchers unveiled a wide variety of technologies that could potentially be hacked, including cars.

4 Ford Motor Company Cars to Not Look Forward To

What happens in Michigan should sometimes stay in Michigan.

This week, Automotive News released a pair of articles describing its vision for Ford Motor Company's five-year product pipeline. The articles are a compilation of rumors, facts, and info from inside sources that attempt to paint a picture of what we can expect from the Darlings of Dearborn through the end of the decade or thereabouts. But even though Ford is on a roll, not every record is guaranteed to be a hit.

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt Wish List

A few tweaks that could help this hybrid find more love.

Chevy's Volt extended-range electric car is due for a redesign this year, and the brand has said the new model will be shown at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. While the green-car press is speculating over details, here's a wish list of what we'd like to see Chevy do with the car.

6 Ford Motor Company Cars to Look Forward To

It's time to say hello to the newborns from Dearborn.

This week, Automotive News released a pair of articles describing its vision for Ford Motor Company's five-year product pipeline. The articles are a compilation of rumors, facts, and info from inside sources that attempt to paint a picture of what we can expect from the Darlings of Dearborn through the end of the decade or thereabouts. Ford's lineup has been getting more exciting each and every year, and that's not stopping in 2014, or anytime soon for that matter.