Is Buying a Base Model to Save Money Smart?

Don't buy that stripper car without considering the following

Base models are cheaper than their better-equipped counterparts. That means you can save some money when buying new, but is that really a smart idea?

Did Toyota Go Too Far With the 2019 Avalon's Interior?

There's a lot going in here

Now that some time has passed, and we're testing the 2019 Avalon for our in-depth review, we can say that we weren't mistaken about the cabin. 

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Has a Great Rear End But Needs to Die

Very appealing to a few old men somewhere

The Lincoln MKZ is a strange car. It's been tweaked a few times over the past several years, and it soldiers on as one of two passenger cars in Lincoln's crossover heavy lineup.

I Just Saw a Tesla Model 3, and It's Nasty

Maybe red isn't its best color, but still

We just saw a red one this morning on the way to the office, and it's pretty freakin' awful for a car that really costs more like $50K instead of $30K and one for which some customers have waited over

Will the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Even Sell in the Wake of Dieselgate?

Poor diesel perception may prove too difficult to overcome

Mazda has a new CX-5 with a diesel engine in it. That will mean better fuel economy and torque, but will the model actually sell or has VW ruined diesel engines with Dieselgate?

People Still Really Love the Hell Out of Muscle Cars

They remain head turners even if they don't sell

The world loves muscle cars, unless you happen to be the neighbor of a muscle car owner who loves to rev his engine at all hours. They're like a kid's imagination come to life.

Mazda Used to Make an All-Wheel Drive 6, So Why Not Now?

The Mazdaspeed6 was one special unicorn

Well, a little over a decade ago, Mazda built an all-wheel drive sedan, and it was called the Mazdaspeed 6. It was short-lived, for sure, lasting for only two production years from 2006 to 2007. 

Doing the #ShiggyChallenge is Stupid Car Behavior

At the very least, do not attempt on a busy road

Celebrities and Joe Schmoes alike are doing the Shiggy Challenge but when you get hit by a car, you're taking it too far.

The Tesla Model X is the Ugliest SUV Made Today

It's been beestung, and it's badly in need of a car Epi-pen

You certainly can't say the Tesla Model X is a copy of any other brand's crossover/SUV. But that doesn't mean it's attractive.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy the 2018 Audi A4 2.0T quattro

The understated sports sedan rises to the top

The 2018 Audi A4 is the one sports sedan that does just about everything well. Build quality, reliability, technology, comfort, and driving performance are superb. 

Will the Genesis G70 and the Hyundai Veloster N Mean the End of the German Performance Reign?

The Land of the Morning Calm is disrupting everything

Both the Genesis G70 sports sedan and the new Hyundai Veloster N have lit the web on fire with huge accolades for their driving prowess, and none of the compliments are soft.

The Problem With Crossovers Is Their Lack of Personality

Most vehicles in this segment are extremely similar

Do you want something that's going to set you apart from the crowd? Don't buy a crossover then. These vehicles have hardly any personality.

Can Alfa Romeo and Fiat Survive in America?

Marchionne's successor has a lot of work to do

Alfa Romeo and Fiat vehicles aren't selling here in the states. Will the brands survive or will Mike Manley, FCA's new leader decide that they're not worth keeping around?

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is Like a Carbon Fiber Fanny Pack

It's trying too hard to pretend it's not a minivan

The Honda Odyssey comes across as an overwrought item that's supposed to be eminently practical. Instead, it comes across like a carbon fiber fanny pack, a burly bouncer wearing skinny jeans.

Why Kia Should Build a Premium Brand

From "Keep It Affordable" to "Keeping It Affluent"

Kia makes some of the best cars in the industry today. The K900, Cadenza, and the new Stinger are all worthy of a premium badge, but Kia has no upscale brand. We think it's time for one.