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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.

2015 Dodge Charger R/T Review

The classic muscle car comes of age. But will it amount to anything?

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Volkswagen Golf

The Fiat 500 Abarth Talks the Talk, but Does It Walk the Walk?

Sport-badged compact is full of sound and fury, signifying...?

In marketing, words are used without regard to their actual meaning. Words like "healthy," "organic," and "natural," are everywhere in the food industry, and they are most often found on products that are bad for you, full of artificial ingredients, and flavored using synthetic chemicals. In the auto world, there's no FDA regulating which words can be used to describe their products, and so the word "sport" gets tacked on just about every car on the market, if only as a trim level.

LIST: Here are the 10 Best New-Car Interiors, According to WardsAuto

And for once, we can actually afford most of 'em!

It must be tough working for WardsAuto. Every year, their analysts get together and check out all the new vehicle interiors that hit the market. From that group, they select what they think are the best interiors across all vehicle segments, from bargain-basement to penthouse. This year, their choices span a wide variety of socioeconomic and chassis segments; there are pickups, domestic sedans, imported EVs, and even a minivan.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Land Rover Range Rover vs. the Used-Car Market

Checking out a new car's competition from the used-car market.

It's no surprise that buyers often compare both new and used cars. For a given price point, the market for potential cars explodes once you start looking away from new cars alone. Yes, you might give up the warranty, but if you're looking for something unique, used cars provide a good value ... provided you pick the right one. Bang for Your Buck takes a look at five used cars you could get with the money you'd spend on the new car we've tested recently.

The 2016 Cadillac ELR Attempts to Hammer a Host of Flaws into ... Something Not So Flawed

Hopefully, GM will actually sell a few of these now.

The Cadillac ELR has not been the hottest seller. Lots of potential buyers thought it was too slow, too soft, too cheap-feeling, and - perhaps most damning to sales - too expensive. Cadillac's dealers have been throwing piles of incentives at the car, but without changes to the formula itself, sales haven't improved drastically. But now Cadillac's brought a whole host of changes to the 2016 ELR, and we think it irons out most, if not all, of the wrinkles present in the current model.

VIDEO: Look Inside Buick's Water Test Booth to See How Your Car's Weather Stripping is Tested

Waterproof-testing: like body jets for your car.

If you've never been inside an assembly plant, you might not be familiar with one of the coolest testing devices that is used on your car before it's trucked off to the dealership: the water test booth. There's one in every assembly plant (or so we hope), and it's basically the most powerful car wash you'll ever see.

Land Rover Heritage Will Save Your Rusty Range From a Life of Languish

And you might even get a warranty out of it...

Land Rover is about to launch yet another division. No, they aren't building Range Rover convertibles (we're ignoring the forthcoming drop-top Evoque) or anything weird like that. This new division is called Land Rover Heritage, and its sole purpose is to keep old Land Rovers on the road and in excellent condition by continually supplying parts (and maybe even a warranty or two) for vehicles that have long since left production.

Nissan Sends their 360-Degree Camera to Help Explore Deep Sea

Wicked Tech: Around View Monitor helps uncover the ocean's mysteries.

While 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered in water, humans have only explored less than five percent of the ocean, leaving it one of the last frontiers for mankind. More is known about the moon's surface than the ocean depths. Nissan is helping the Japanese government take marine exploration to the next level by incorporating their 360-degree view technology system, Around View Monitor (AVM), on ocean-exploring robots.

News Roundup: Two New Volkswagen Group Concepts and One Donated COPO Camaro

Your auto news roundup for the week of 04/10 - 04/17.

The COPO Camaro is a Chevrolet-built drag racer, far different from any normal road-going Camaro. Instead of just selling the first one to some well-heeled individual for a giant pile of money, Chevrolet's giving it away, and for a good cause, too. The COPO is being donated to Barrett-Jackson, who will auction it off at their Palm Beach event. All proceeds from the sale will go to Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, which helps disabled athletes and veterans return to racing.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. the Used-Car Market

Checking out a new car's competition from the used-car market.

It's no surprise that buyers often compare both new and used cars. For a given price point, the market for potential cars explodes once you start looking away from new cars alone. Yes, you might give up the warranty, but if you're looking for something unique, used cars provide a good value ... provided you pick the right one. Bang for Your Buck takes a look at five used cars you could get with the money you'd spend on the new car we've tested recently.

ChargePoint Is Working to Make It Easier to Own an Electric Vehicle While Renting an Apartment

If you're a landlord, it could make you a bit of profit, as well.

Electric-vehicle adoption is growing, but at the moment, they're really only ideal for homeowners. After all, most renters don't have landlords nice enough to install thousands of dollars worth of charging equipment, and using the wall-outlet trickle charger alone is not a proper workaround. Strong infrastructure at home can make up for a lack of it out in the real world, so in order to help EV adoption rates rise, there needs to be a solution. Thankfully, ChargePoint's got one.

Throwback Thursday: The Land Rover Discovery Keeps Getting Better

What was once meant to be inexpensive is now anything but.

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! Daydreams of crashing around Africa on safari always include riding high in an old Land Rover Discovery. We're taking a look back at where it's been, and how it continues to evolve.

Recall Roundup: Nissan Fuel Pumps, BMW Fuel Pumps, Viper Doors, and More

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

FCA has issued a recall for 1,762 examples of the 2013-2014 Dodge Viper for issues relating to the car's doors. Evidently, a few owners have complained that their Vipers' doors are either opening at speed or not closing all the way. After some digging, FCA discovered that a supplier's sealant allowed moisture to get in the door handles, which can cause a short circuit.

GALLERY: 5 Ford GT-Inspired Product Designs that Are Worthy of the Car

Because good design makes everyone happy. Except bad people.

The Ford GT, which was unveiled in concept form at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, is the coolest looking car we've seen in a very long time. Apparently we weren't the only ones to be wowed by its chiseled good looks.

5 Cars You Should Consider Buying With Your Tax Return Refund

It's officially Tax Day, and we've found a place to spend that money

Well, the 15th of April approached quickly. Many of us have already spent our tax returns. Others, still, are scrambling to file. All of us fortunate enough to get a refund quickly started planning where that money would end up. According to the IRS, the average tax refund this year was $2,893. If you're in the market for a project car, or just something fun to romp around town in, consider one of these five cars to purchase that all fall under the average tax refund amount.