Car Reviews

2017 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Review

The best all-around vehicle on the planet today

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4WD LTZ Crew Cab Review

A work truck that handles everyday rigors with ease

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Review

The Italians deliver power and driving purity in spades

2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Van Review

The baby Sprinter van will happily haul your stuff

Why Are Some Cars So Ergonomically Awful?

Sometimes designers forget they're making cars for real humans

The vast majority of automakers today do a darn good job of making a car that is ergonomically correct and easy to use. Still, not every model is perfect. Every once in a while, we get a vehicle in for a review that has a few things just downright wrong.

The Nissan Juke Won't Jive Much Longer

The sales figures show that it's not enough just to be quirky

It's not a total surprise that Nissan won't bring a second-gen Juke to the U.S. The rather unique looking small crossover has experienced tepid sales for the past couple of years, and it shows no signs of recovering. It's clearly youth-oriented with its wolf spider-like visage, dramatically sloping greenhouse and bulging fenders.

BMW 8-Series Photos Leak Before the Official Reveal

Bringing back the big coupe in a really big way

Well, BMW might be letting their 6-Series coupe go quietly into that good night due to insufficient sales, but they apparently have no compunction about bringing back the 8-Series that will officially get revealed tomorrow at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy tomorrow. But photos have leaked, showing the grandeur of the upcoming car.

The Bentley Continental 24 Is an Homage to Endurance Racing

It's not the Bentley where fine mustard is kept in the glovebox

Bentley Motors didn't get their start catering to rich people who couldn't drive to save their lives. It all started with W.O. Bentley and the Bentley Boys whose passion was racing, first and foremost. This spirit is expressed in the brand new Continental 24, a model in which Bentley is celebrating its endurance racing program with a limited-edition version of the now ultra-famous Continental GT.

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Pricing Announced

It's not too bad for this insanely powerful drag monster

The most powerful production car ever made is almost available, and pricing has just been released. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be starting at $86,090, which is about $20,000 more than the 707-horsepower Hellcat, and more than three times the Challenger's base price.

What Are the Most Common Cabin Materials Used?

These are the interior materials you'll see across most brands

We drive a lot of cars, and although there's plenty of variety, most automakers use the similar types of materials. You can look at every brand from a Ford to a Mazda and you'll see a lot of the same things. It's arranged and styled differently in the cabin, but that doesn't change the fact that most automakers utilize the same darn materials. Here are the things we see the most of in the cars that we review.

Will the Manual Parking Brake Soon Disappear Forever?

Say goodbye to your fun-loving old handbrake lever

While many people lament the impending doom of the manual transmission, another feature is actually dying a much faster death: the manual parking brake. The manual parking brake or handbrake as it's often called is a mechanical brake that most of the time goes unused. In automatic transmission vehicles, parking brakes are often never engaged. A person can simply put their car in park and leave it.

How Mazda Makes Some of the Best Car Interiors in the Business

Mazda doesn't make a single bad cabin. Here's how.

Here in our offices, we always talk about the Mazda brand. It's a cryin' shame that they don't get more sales and recognition in the industry and in automotive circles. Not only do they make some of the best-looking, best-driving cars for the money, they've also nailed the styling, functionality and design of their interiors.

Ford Fires Their CEO in the Wake of Declining Sales

Ford thinks they found the answer to their sales problem with new CEO

After less than 3 years, Ford has asked now former CEO, Mark Fields, to step down. The second largest American automaker has replaced Fields with Jim Hackett, the chairman of Ford's Smart Mobility division. The company ultimately came to the decision due to the plummeting stock price, dropping nearly 40 percent, as well as poor sales under Fields' leadership. The news broke late Sunday, announcing Hackett's rise in the company.

Are Rubber or Carpeted Floor Mats Better?

Choosing between looks and practicality isn't easy sometimes.

The floor mats in your car might not seem that important, but they're a protection device for your vehicle. They keep the actual floor of your car safe from damage. This can help your car's resale value, and keep your car looking and feeling nice. There are two types of floor mats out there: rubber or carpet. Your car will come with one or the other, but you can also purchase aftermarket floor mats. The question is, which one should you choose?

Price Announced for the 2018 Volvo XC60 Crossover

Starting at $42,495 isn't bad for this hot crossover

Volvo has announced pricing on the second generation of the XC60 crossover. Currently, the CUV is in production, and is set to start at $42,495 for the entry-level T5 model. The T5 will come with a 250-horsepower turbocharged inline-four engine. The T6 model should come with a 315-horsepower turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine, at the base price of $45,985.

Shelby Will Build the F-150 Super Snake Performance Pickup Truck

Would calling it a hillbilly missile be out of line?

And you thought the Raptor was the baddest Ford pickup on the block. Well, there's a new, beefy contender on the block, and it's done up by none other than Shelby. This muscle truck isn't so much for off-roading as it is for roasting the tires on the tarmac. It's the Shelby F-150 Super Snake, and it's one serious piece of haulin' ass.

The Elextra EV Supercar is Lightning Fast

Fast and powerful, but not without its limits

There have been a lot of exotic, unique, electric supercars coming out lately. Newest to the game is from Swiss company Elextra, who plans on launching their brand with a supercar EV. The electric car will be pretty exclusive, as only 100 will be made.

Why Do Coupes Fail To Sell?

People don't seem to want cars with two doors anymore

If there's one vehicle type we can point to that's becoming less and less popular, it's the coupe. These two door cars aren't highly sought after by car buyers. Most people want four doors, at least enough seats for five people and plenty of cargo room. Coupes don't offer these things. Because of this, if you look at the automotive industry, you'll realize, there aren't as many coupes as there once was.