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The 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE is Efficiency for All

It'll cart you around seemingly forever on one tank

The 2016 Ford Explorer Is a Luxury CUV Value

The Explorer that brings it all to the table

The 2016 Lexus ES 300h Is a Different Kind of Sleeper Car

Fuel economy rather than luxury or speed is the name of the game

2016 Dodge Journey is a Solid Minivan Alternative

This SUV works for the whole family

Editorial Viewpoint

Our auto journalists provide their unique perspectives on cars and the car industry.

Why You Should Own a Classic Car at least Once

LEGENDS: Toyota 2000 GT Was Japan's First Supercar

It's long lean and almost as sexy as the Jag E-Type

When most people think of Toyota, they think of the Camry and all that it represents - the reliable and long-lasting, but forever boring family car. What those people forget is that Toyota makes cars that compete in some of the most exciting motorsports on earth, and the company has been doing this for years. Case in point, the 2000GT.

7 Best Family Car Features

Make sure to add these to your family car checklist

When shopping for a family car, there are a lot of things you shouldn't go without - plenty of seating, ample cargo room, additional airbags - but oftentimes some of the more non-essential amenities get overlooked when they shouldn't. We've rounded up a number of features that you'll really want to have on your next family car.

10 Best Car Names of All Time

They sound so good, you can't get them out of your head

Naming a car is like naming a child - choose wisely. Automakers want the name to impart some sort of spirit or ethos about the brand or particular model, but you have to find the right balance between straight-forward and obscure. If a car's name brings up a strong emotional connection for you, then the automaker has done a nice job. When you can't remember a car's name, well, that says it all. Here are our 10 best car names of all time.

The Chevrolet Corvette is a Supercar for the Masses

You get a whopping amount of power for the price

Most people can't afford to own a supercar. The insurmountable price of a car from Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Noble, Koenigsegg or Pagani will keep many drivers from the ridiculous speeds that they crave. However, there is light at the end of the sad supercar tunnel and that light is wearing a Chevy bowtie - the Corvette.

Toyota Is Officially Killing the Scion Brand

The iA, iM, FR-S, and upcoming C-HR will all be rebadged as Toyotas

It's official - Toyota is closing the doors on its offshoot division Scion. The youth-oriented brand centered around quirkiness is getting the ax - or in the kinder words of the press release the company issued today, "transitioning back to the Toyota brand."

Subaru's Beloved Forester Blends the Best of the Sedan and SUV Worlds

The popular crossover has remained a top-seller for nearly 20 years

The Subaru Forester is a beloved crossover for many reasons. It blends the best of both the sedan and SUV worlds together, resulting in a smaller, sport-utility vehicle that offers ample space and top-notch safety. Over its nearly 20-year lifespan, the Forester has carved a distinct spot for itself among the crowded crossover segment, with its nameplate becoming synonymous with safety and quality.

Segment Spotlight: The Large Luxury Sedan Gives You More

Sophistication, style, prestige, performance all in one machine

Luxury cars are designed to give the driver and passengers the most comfortable and rewarding experience possible. This usually includes the best interior materials, latest technology, superb performance, beautiful styling and a significant amount of prestige. While there are luxury vehicles in just about every segment, the luxury sedan is a car that has almost always been a part of automobile history and will continue to be for years to come.

Cadillac Ends Production of Niche ELR Plug-In Hybrid

We're actually sorry to see the hybrid Caddy go

Despite all of the hybrids popping up in automakers' lineups across the automotive industry, Cadillac has chosen to discontinue its ELR hybrid. The Chevy Volt-based Cadillac carried Caddy's signature styling to luxury hybrid car buyers (a tough niche to work in), but unfortunately, shoppers didn't respond to the car's high price tag.

The 7 Best Family Vehicles Across All Segments

A vehicle for every need, whether it's space, safety, comfort or value

Shopping for a family vehicle is an important process that poses some unique challenges. On the one hand, you're looking for a safe, reliable, daily commuter that can keep up with your busy schedule. Then again, you don't want to feel like you're settling when it comes to style and features. So, how do you find the best value?

Pre-Owned Pick: The 2014 Cadillac XTS is Affordable Luxury

It's so big and beautiful you'll never want to get out

Cadillac is king when it comes to large luxury sedans and its XTS is the biggest and most luxurious sedan in Caddy's lineup. A new XTS will cost you a significant chunk of change (base MSRP $45,295), but by shopping for one that's a couple years old, you can get all the perks that come with the big beauty without the monster price tag. A well-taken care of 2014 XTS is just as impressive today as it was when it rolled off the assembly line.

Renault Sport Turns its RS 01 into a Cop Supercar with a GT-R Heart

Unruly speeders are no match for the powerful RS 01

Renault Sport launched its RS 01 concept back in 2014 to replace the Megane Trophy in the World Series by Renault. Outside of its racing life, the RS 01 was never put into series production. But, the French did decide to go ahead and turn it into a cop car. While Bugatti Veyrons and Lamborghini Huracans aren't necessarily commonplace on French roads, except maybe in Monte Carlo, the RS 01 Interceptor could give the police at least a fighting chance in nailing some of them.

The 2016 Toyota Avalon Is A Slick Sleeper Sedan

Fast, spacious and one seriously good driver's car

Take one look at the 2016 Toyota Avalon, and you see a car that's utterly transformed compared to the first generation car that was geared more towards the sedate retiree set than anyone a few decades away from AARP status. The new Avalon is anything but. Toyota did their homework and turned the Avalon into a car that quickens the pulse, as well as delivers everyday practicality and a seriously good quality build.

These Four Cars Will No Longer Roll Off Assembly Lines

Both Fiat Chrysler and Hyundai make room for CUVs

Both Hyundai and Fiat Chrysler are cancelling production of poor selling cars so they can focus on other vehicle segments, namely crossovers. The demise of the Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200 and Hyundai Azera don't bother us too much, but we really hate to see the Dodge Viper go. Still, we can't argue with the logic behind these moves.

GEAR UP!: The BESTEK 300W Power Inverter is Juice On-the-Go

Never has the phrase "plug 'n' play" been more appropriate

Sure, many new cars come outfitted with USB ports, but very few actually have 110V AC three-pronged ports for everyday electronics. Change all that by spending just a little bit of coin on a good, solid power inverter that won't occupy the entire passenger seat.