Car Reviews

2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium Review

It's a dinosaur, but it still has plenty of reason to live.

2015 Nissan Versa Note SR Review

The Note gets a new SR trim that's kind of sporty.

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Honda CR-V Touring Review

Honda breathes new life into its popular crossover.

2014 MX-5 Miata GT Review

Still a great little car after all these years.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Audi Q3

The 2015 Honda Civic Si: Yep, It's Still Around

Does Honda's spry compact have what it takes to compete?

The Civic Si is a hot sport compact with quite the history. Si, which stands for Sport Injected, is the most-hopped-up version of Honda's traditional Civic. The badge has been around since the mid-1980s, and for the whole of its existence, it's been a fun car that's built to be revved out. Honda just released information on the 2015 model, but in the face of its competition, one has to wonder if sticking to the formula is not enough anymore.

Bang for Your Buck: Land Rover LR4

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

This week, our control is the 2014 Land Rover LR4. With a starting price of $49,700, it's decidedly cheaper than the Range Rover, but it's still a very versatile body-on-frame SUV with room for up to seven people. It's powered by a 3.0-liter V-6, but its full-time 4WD means its fuel economy is garbage (14 mpg city, 19 mpg highway). It's as good crawling the 'burbs as it is crawling rocks, but can it crawl over the used-car competition?

Ben Affleck, Miley and Imogen, Jay Leno, Dangerous Russians

Web2Carz' presents this week's top 5 kick-ass car videos.

Jay Leno's Garage began as an web series then years ago and will now find a home on television. The Tonight Show host must have pull with NBC because it is set to premiere this fall on that network. Australian model Imogen Anthony bust a move around her car while blasting our favorite twerk-maiden Miley Cyrus' "What Makes You Think I'll Stick Around."

Chevy's Not Done Announcing its SEMA Lineup Just Yet

Five more models poke their heads out before the big event.

Thus far, Chevrolet has announced three different vehicles that will be heading to the SEMA aftermarket convention in Las Vegas. However, that was just the first salvo in an all-out assault on the Las Vegas Convention Center. Just this week, the automaker has announced that five more vehicles will be joining the already-announced SEMA lineup, all of which are "performance-oriented" to some degree.

Autospeak Explained: AWD

Simplifying car jargon and techspeak for ordinary people.

You may have heard of four wheel drive, 4x4, and all-wheel drive and thought to yourself, "How can all-wheel drive be any different from four-wheel drive? Isn't four all the wheels a car has?" Well, yes, smartass, four is all the wheel a car has, but that doesn't mean four-wheel drive is the same as all-wheel drive.

The 2015 Lexus LS Is a Road-Going Speed Boat

Small changes spearhead the new Lexus flagship.

The Lexus LS is a boat in the best sense of the term. It's an iron lung, a sensory deprivation unit that leaves its owner with little more than whatever is coming out of the excellent audio system. It's as solid as a brick building, and combined with its excellent acoustic isolation, it's a full-size luxury car for people who want the softest, smoothest ride. And now, for the 2015 model year, it's even better.

Mopar Heads to SEMA with a Handful of Crazy Concepts

An old name brings new life to FCA's latest releases.

If there's one convention you associate with the automotive aftermarket, it's SEMA. And if there's one brand you associate with the automotive aftermarket, it's Mopar. The Mopar name has been associated with Chrysler's vehicles for over half a century, and in true aftermarket-part fashion, Mopar plans on rolling out several gussied-up Chrysler-family rides at the SEMA show in November.

The Corvette Stingray Becomes an Art Car

Sure, Chevy stole BMW's idea, but it was for charity, so it's cool.

There's a good chance you've have heard of BMW's Art Car project, where seriously famous artists (think Calder, Warhol, Stella, Lichtenstein) use a BMW car as a blank canvas, trying to bring a bit of culture to the otherwise soulless automotive world. But did you know that Corvette made an Art Car of its own?

Wicked Tech: Audi RS 7 is World's Sportiest Autonomous Car

The incredible piloted driving car will race a lap on Hockenheimring.

Audi has been developing autonomous driving technology for several years now, and the German automaker continues to outdo itself. They've dubbed their new RS 7 Sportback concept "the sportiest piloted driving car in the world." And, it's surely the fastest with 560 horsepower and a max speed of 189.5 mph. Can you say Vorsprung durch Technik?

News Roundup: Alternative Methods of German Propulsion

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

At the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, we'll be privy to the all-new next generation of Audi's design language. The future will be arriving to us by way of a mysterious concept, of which Audi has provided a teaser image. Some places are calling it the A9 concept, but its proportions and shape are eerily similar to the R8, so perhaps it's a blend between the automaker's upcoming Lamborghini Huracan-based supercar and Audi's new design language.

Pumpkin Carving? No, Pumpkin CARving

Even Halloween can be made to suit an enthusiast lifestyle.

Are you one of those folks who dress up for Halloween in a Stirling Moss outfit? Perhaps you bought a piece of team clothing from the Ferrari store so you can go to a party dressed as Fernando Alonso. No matter your costume choice, more often than not, car enthusiasts will have their main hobby bleed over into other facets of life. If cars control all you do, then boy, we've got the only pumpkin stencils you'll ever need.

The First e-Golf Could Be Yours

Charity auction will give away VW's first all-electric car.

It's hard to get people excited about green cars. As much as we all might like to act like we care about our environment, we don't really seem to want to do much about it, not even drive different cars. Toyota recently announced it's giving away its hydrogen-powered FCV, and now Volkswagen is getting in on the fun by auctioning off its first all-electric vehicle, the e-Golf.

Recall Roundup: Toyota, GM, Mercedes, and More

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

Toyota has issued a massive recall, affecting 1.67 million vehicles worldwide, although only 420,000 of them are in the United States. The recall relates to an issue with the fuel system; there might be a loose seal between the fuel delivery pipes and the fuel pressure sensor. This might cause a fuel leak, which in turn might cause a fire, since the leak is in the engine bay.

There's Good Reason Why Tesla's Infotainment Rules ...

... Because it's built just like your favorite device is.

Auto-industry analysis firm IHS Automotive is currently tearing a Tesla Model S apart. Why? Well, for science, duh; Tesla's in a unique position as a small-batch automaker with big technological aspirations, and so IHS is interested in seeing what makes its systems tick. It's interesting to see how one company approaches a problem that all companies face. Most recently, IHS finished its teardown of the two main screen-based systems, the center stack and the instrument cluster..