Car Reviews

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced Review

The weird and wonderful future is already here

2017 BMW X4 M40i Review

An ugly duckling with jet propulsion

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium Review

The newest trim level for the SUV is like TRD Pro lite

2017 Lexus RX 450h Review

This is about as smooth and comfortable as a crossover can get

5 Cars That Sold Better Than They Should Have In 2016

We don't get why these mediocre vehicles sold so well

Every year, we look at the sales numbers and we see a lot of vehicles that sold a lot, as expected. We also see a lot of vehicles that we don't particularly think very highly of that sold several thousand models. Then there are the surprises. This list is made up of cars that fit into the last two categories.

How Old Is Too Old When Buying a Used Car?

There's a fine line between smartly used and long-in-the-tooth

It can be tempting when you're shopping for a used car to just keep going back further and further in time to older models. Usually, as you do this, you can watch the price drop, and that can be pretty attractive. However, a newer car is going to have more modern amenities, be more reliable, and safer than an old car.

3 Cars That Won 5 Awards Each in 2016

These three models have been recognized often

Awards and accolades aren't everything, but they sure make it easy to see what vehicle is a step above the rest. There are plenty of organizations and publications out there giving out automotive awards, and the only real way to tell if a car is really worth its salt is to find a model that has won multiple awards.

Uber CEO May Temporarily Step Down

After all that's happened in the company, this isn't too surprising

Uber has had a long-standing series of bad luck when it comes to their image in the past few months, as everything negative surrounding the ride-sharing company has come to light. All of this lead the board to seriously consider having troubled CEO Travis Kalanick step from his position.

How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

Knowing when to wash depends on a variety of factors

We could easily recommend you have your car washed every few weeks, but the fact of the matter is it's more circumstantial than that. Washing your car every few week only makes sense if your car actually needs to be cleaned. Before you run out and pay for a bunch of expensive car washes, it's worth it to stop and think about a few things.

Ford Makes a Special Edition Focus RS as a Farewell

The Blue Oval knows how to say goodbye correctly

Ford will produce a special, limited-edition version of the Focus RS for the 2018 model year. According to the company, Ford Performance fans' discussions online led to a special 1,500 unit run of the limited-edition vehicle that will celebrate the end of this generation RS.

The Fisker EMotion EV Claims a 400 Mile Range

From first looks, this is one impressive EV supercar

Henrik Fisker's Karma may not have gone as planned, but that hasn't put the designer out of the game. The new EMotion EV looks to be quite the long range vehicle. If Fisker Inc.'s claims are true, the model will be able to go 400 miles on a single charge. That and the fact that it looks downright sexy has piqued our interest.

The New Genesis G90 Luxury Sedan Gets Top Satisfaction Marks

The Genesis G90 literally takes Hyundai a level up

Quickly becoming a favorite around the world, the Genesis G90 Luxury Car is leaving the brand with top marks in satisfaction. Hyundai launched its Genesis brand at the tail end of 2015, giving us all the 2017 G90 last year. The ratings have earned the G90 the all-time highest score in AutoPacific's 2017 Vehicle Satisfaction Award research.

The Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive is Even More Nuts

Because, uh, the regular Turbo S is too slow?

The Turbo S will hit 60 mph from a standstill in a blistering 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 208 mph at a cost of $190,700. That's faster than a Ferrari 488GTB and about $80K less. Well, now Porsche doesn't think that's good enough, so they just unveiled the details of the new 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Coupe, a limited-edition car that boasts more power and, of course, exclusivity.

Subaru's New US-Bound WRX STI Type RA and BRZ tS Break Cover

Two new Subies that should spice things up stateside

Subaru recently unveiled the new WRX STI Type RA and the BRZ tS and both vehicles will make their way to the U.S. in 2018. Basically, these are two restyled and pumped up versions of the already wonderful performance rides that everyone knows and loves.

A New Study Finds That Synthetic Oil is King

It might be more expensive, but it's worth it

Sure, you've thought about switching from conventional motor oil to synthetic or even synthetic blend oil, but every time you check the cost, you cringe. We don't blame you. Synthetic costs a few bucks more per quart. But there's new evidence that shows the true advantages of synthetic motor oil, and this study has some teeth.

First Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Will VW's big three-row Atlas shrug or shine?

After Dieselgate, VW needed to reposition itself, especially with American buyers. The large three-row Atlas is the move that VW made. It's an attractive and burly looking vehicle that is designed specifically for the American market. VW hopes to build new bonds and repair old relationships with this vehicle.

Uber Fires Employees Resulting from Harassment Probe

This is hopefully another step forward to save the company's image

Following a widely circulated blog post written in February by a former Uber employee regarding sexual harassment and discrimination, real action has finally been taken within the company. Over 20 employees have been fired after a companywide investigation by multiple entities revealed their unscrupulous behaviors.

The Toyota Corolla is the Best College Grad Car

A steadfast car for an uncertain time in life

When you're fresh out of college and have to navigate the many uncertainties of life, you need something solid to lean on. That solid thing should be your car, and nothing fits the bill better than the Corolla. That's why we consider the Corolla to be the best car for college graduates.