Car Reviews

2017 Kia Forte S Review

The small affordable sedan has more than meets the eye

2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription Review

Our favorite midsize luxury sedan, hands down.

2017 Lexus CT 200h Review

A sport-tuned hatchback for the environmentalist

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 4Matic Review

Small improvements make for an even better luxury chariot

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Is the Upcharge For a Hybrid Version of a Gas Car Worth It?

First Drive: 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

There's a reason why production of the Tacoma is on the rise

The Toyota Tacoma is a greatly loved and high-selling vehicle. It offers a versatile package that is durable, attractive, comfortable and fun. There's a wide variety of Tacoma models that are purposefully outfitted for all sorts of buyers and the Tacoma TRD Pro is the off-road model. We were lucky enough to drive the Tacoma TRD Pro off-road at a recent press event and got to learn just how good the truck really is.

Video: BMW Films Presents "The Escape"

We just want to known where Owen took his driving lessons

The trailer for BMW Films' "The Escape" was pretty tantalizing, but now it's officially here, and the wait was worth it. For the uninitiated, it's been fourteen years since the last "BMW: The Hire" series hit the interwebs and DVDs in a brilliant marketing move by the German automaker. BMW smartly brought back Clive Owen to reprise his role as the nameless but very skilled driver who finds himself in some serious pickles.

The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 003

So fast and so sticky, it broke the Nürburgring lap record

What do you do when you have tons of money and love cars? Do you buy a stable of them that you don't possess the skill to drive (like so many professional athletes)? Or do you become a world-class race car driver and create your own supercar that has the technology, power and ability to break the Nürburgring lap record? If you're Jim Glickenhaus, you do the latter, and that's how the SCG 003 was born.

5 Three-Row SUVs That are Great to Drive

Great driving vehicles that just happen to be big

When most people think three-row SUV, they don't typically think of a vehicle that's fun to drive. Instead, they think of seven or eight seats and tons of cargo room. While all three-row SUVs have plenty of seating and cargo room, only a select few are actually fun to drive. This means they have good steering, decent handling and, of course, plenty of power. If you a third row of seating but can't stand SUVs with awful driving dynamics, consider the following five rides

Autos 101: How Long Do Hybrid Car Batteries Last?

You may have to replace your battery pack at some point

Unfortunately, batteries don't last forever. While this might seem like an obvious statement, some people who own hybrid cars expect their battery to keep working like it should indefinitely. The battery in your hybrid car is like any other engine component. It will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. When will that happen? Probably not for a very long time.

Video: Dirt Every Day Builds a Jeep That Drives Underwater

Don't look for this aftermarket kit at your local Jeep dealer

Apparently, the folks at Dirt Every Day have a lot of time (and money) on their hands. This latest experiment involves Frankensteining a Jeep Wrangler and then driving it 12 feet underwater. Now, we know that Jeeps do incredibly well in water but never thought about how it would perform totally submerged. These guys clearly did.

How Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Works

Confused about how EV tax credit works? You're not alone.

It can be pretty confusing and frustrating trying to figure out how electric vehicle federal tax credits work. It's often pretty difficult to understand, but once broken down and explained plainly, it can be much easier to comprehend. Many people often want to know how much the credit is, whether their vehicles even qualify for the federal credit, and other fine print details that one might need to know.

Gallery: The Stunning and Insane Aston Martin Red Bull AM-RB 001

It just might turn out to be the fastest thing on the road, period.

As if the 820 horsepower Aston Martin Vulcan wasn't thermonuclear enough, the British bespoke carmaker went ahead and partnered with Red Bull to create the wicked AM-RB 001 supercar that has all the makings of a race car but is totally street legal. Computer simulations intimate that the AM-RB 001 will be able to achieve 4.0 g of lateral acceleration at speed, delivering the same cornering force that F1 drivers see during races. .

Volvo's Parent Company Geely Releases Lynk & Co. 01 SUV That Will Come Stateside

If you think it looks kinda like an XC90, you're not wrong

If you haven't heard of Geely, you're not alone. They're otherwise known as Volvo's parent company that's based in Hangzhou, China. The first vehicle that will sell under Geely's new Lynk & Co. brand is the 01 compact SUV. It's the first of four vehicles by Lynk & Co. that will all hit the market by 2021. Though the design is by no means revolutionary, it's not bad looking at all, combining styling elements from a few SUVs.

Will Plug-in Hybrids Eventually Outsell Gas-Electric Hybrids?

The times they are a-changin' and plug-in hybrids may be the future

The times are changing and we're nearing the day that plug-in hybrid sales will surpass gas-electric hybrids. The Prius will probably always sell well. It has a cult following and gas-electric hybrid cars are trusted by many consumers, but plug-ins are quickly gaining headway.

Tesla Debunks Myth That Autonomous Driving is a Decade Away

Every new Telsa vehicle is now equipped to go fully autonomous

Telsa just dropped a bomb on the self-driving car world with the announcement that every new Telsa rolling off the factory line now has all the hardware necessary to go fully autonomous. The news isn't about just a more robust Autopilot feature but rather Level 5 autonomous driving that allows the driver to completely take his eyes off the road and hands off the wheel and focus on other tasks like reading, eating and yes, even going to sleep.

Ford Suspends F-150 and Small CUV Production Due to Diminished Demand

Even the top-selling vehicle of all time is having issues

The best-selling model in the United States, the Ford F-150 is going to cease production, but only for a week. Not only are they going to temporarily stop production on those, but a few other vehicles, namely the Ford Escape, Fusion, Fiesta and the Lincoln MKZ. Sales of the F series are up in the US by 5.5 percent, but because many Ford dealers have a heavy 95 days' supply on hand already, deliveries have fallen by 2.6 percent in September.

5 Cars that Over-Promised and Under-Delivered Like a Politician

They held such promise and then everything just fell apart

Politicians are notorious for making promises they don't keep. Whether it's ending the war in the Middle East or ensuring job growth here at home, most politicians say the things they do to nab your vote and create a good soundbite. Unfortunately, automakers are prone to this type of promotion from time to time as well. They hype up a new model, saying it will be something special and then when it finally comes the car's a letdown.

The DeLorean Motor Company is Now Taking DMC-12 Orders

You can now go "Back to the Future" with these replica cars

The DeLorean DMC-12 has remained popular in the public sphere, and now the DeLorean Motor Company is back (without its long-deceased founder, John DeLorean, of course). Under new ownership, the company is now taking a limited number of pre-orders for its DMC-12 replica car.