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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI S Review

The ur-hot-hatch continues to impress the hell out of us.

2015 Mustang EcoBoost Premium Review

The semi-practical Mustang is still full of fun.

2015 Chevrolet SS Review

A solid throwback in an era of looking forward.

2016 Scion FR-S Review

It's why you remember Scion exists.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Volkswagen Golf

The All-New 2016 Nissan Maxima Gets Dolled Up for Safety Car Duty

Say hello to the latest official safety car of VIR.

Safety cars are vital components of every motorsports race. In the even that something happens on the track, it's the job of the safety car to head out to the track, round up all the drivers, and keep them behind said safety car until the track is again safe to race on. Without them, there'd be chaos. Some race series have dedicated safety cars, and some tracks have their own, as well. This 2016 Nissan Maxima fits into the latter category.

Tesla Partners with Airbnb to Make Road Trips Easier for Owners of the Model S

Your next Airbnb host might be able to charge your EV.

A new partnership between Tesla Motors and Airbnb was announced which will benefit owners of the all-electric Model S as they travel around the country. Automaker Tesla Motors will invest millions of dollars into its growing network of nearly 500 charging stations, soon-to-include homes of Airbnb hosts across the country.

Would You Buy an Electric Motorcycle? How About an Electric Harley?

Electric bikes face a familiar challenge: range anxiety.

The idea of a silent motorcycle seems a bit odd, to say the least. The open-throated banshee howl of a Touring S is endemic to the experience of riding breathing is to not dying. The idea of a silent Harley-Davidson motorcycle is as what-the-eff crazy as a Porsche SUV, but welcome to the world as it is today.

The First Wheelchair-Accessible SUV Awarded to Wounded Veteran Mike DeLancey

BraunAbility and Ford team up to change the face of mobility.

In just one week, Lance Corporal Mike DeLancey will celebrate the 9th anniversary of his Alive Day memorial - a day commemorating the time when the former marine narrowly escaped death while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. In an act of tribute to the wounded veteran on this day, BraunAbility and Ford will hand DeLancey the keys to their latest collaborative vehicle - the first-ever wheelchair-accessible SUV.

Bang for Your Buck: 2016 Honda HR-V 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. Sure, 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.

MIT Says Solid-State Electrolytes Could Be the Key to a Battery Revolution

Research suggest "perfect battery" could be coming.

Batteries are comprised of three basic elements: anode, cathode, and electrolyte. The anode is the positive pole, the cathode is the negative pole, and the electrolyte is the acidic solution that allows electricity to flow between the two. Electrolytes in batteries cause all kinds of problems, like how they catch fire and they don't perform well when it's cold.

Your New Hellcat Order Is Going to Cost a Fair Bit More This Year

Previously optional packages become unavoidable price bumps.

When the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models went on sale, most everybody was blown away by the pricing. After all, 707 horsepower normally comes with a six-figure (if not seven-figure) price tag; now, you can get all those ponies for a bit more than a well-equipped Corvette. However, for the 2016 model year, it won't be as good of a bargain, thanks to some price increases.

Watch the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Get Down and Dirty During Testing

Almost makes you forget the V-8 won't be coming back.

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is going to be a doozy. With power coming from a twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 by way of a brand-spanking-new 10-speed automatic transmission and a stout 4WD system, the Raptor will eat up and spit out just about any kind of terrain you can thrust yourself upon. But the truck isn't ready for release just yet; Ford's still out testing its wunderlastwagen, and thanks to the magic of video, the automaker's bringing us along for the ride.

A Washington Woman Found Four Urns Full of Cremains in Her Used Geo

Former GM brand isn't the only thing dead about one woman's Tracker.

When you buy a used car from a long-dead brand, you're bound to encounter a few surprises. Usually these are of the "I'm sorry, they don't make that part anymore" variety, but for a Washington woman who recently purchased a 1997 Geo Tracker, that surprised turned out to be the cremated remains of three people and one pet.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack 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. Sure, 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.

Toyota Is Selling Lots of Hybrids, Just Not in the U.S.A.

Japanese automaker has sold 8 million hybrids worldwide.

Toyota wants you to know that, in spite of what your personal opinion of hybrids may be, and regardless of what you think of the people who drive them, the company is selling plenty of cars with some combination of gas and electric engines. 8 million, to be exact, over the years, although those are global sales numbers. Only 2.7 million of those, roughly a third, were sold in North America.

The Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept Is Yet Another Glimpse at Our Inevitable Future

And, surprise surprise, it's a crossover. Because why wouldn't it be?

Audi's getting ready to go all-in on electrification. It's pushed several EV concepts on us in the past, such as the R8-based e-tron concept, and we're about to get a face full of yet another battery-powered vehicle. This time, it's called the e-tron quattro concept, and just like every other new car coming out these days, it's a damn crossover.

Used Car Prices Are at an All-Time High, and That's Good News

Returned leases mean bargains for used-car shoppers.

According to a report from Edmunds.com, the average price of used cars has risen to historic levels, thanks to the prevalence of "near-new" used vehicles, usually cars just coming off lease. The average price for a used car rose to $18,000 in the second quarter of 2015, according to Edmunds' Used Vehicle Market Report.

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe: Beauty and Power in One Package

503 horsepower isn't anything to shake a stick at.

This was all but expected. Nearly every Mercedes-Benz vehicle now comes with a Mercedes-AMG variant, from crossovers to coupes. In fact, a coupe is what's on display here today. Last week, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the 2017 C-Class Coupe, and it's a stunner. But now, it's time for Mercedes-AMG to unleash the beast, and it's built a pretty one - say hello to the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe.