• Top 10 Deadliest Cars

    Top 10 Deadliest Cars

    If safety is your number one priority in a car, these 10 models might best be ignored. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just released a new study detailing the vehicles with the highest (and lowest) rate of driver deaths. Despite vehicles improving in safety across the board and a record nine vehicles with…
  • Watch All The 2015 Automotive Super Bowl Commercials Here

    Watch All The 2015 Automotive Super Bowl Commercials Here

    Auto companies are big players when it comes to football’s big game.  Brands love to roll out expensive advertising campaigns, as the Super Bowl gets a massive amount of viewers. Exactly how many? Last year, the NFL’s big game became the most-watched television event in U.S. history with 111.5 million viewers tuning in. Oddly enough…

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    Sampling Aston Martin’s Product Range

    Sampling Aston Martin’s Product Range

    Aston Martins are special automobiles; their rarity is on par with products manufactured by companies like Rolls-Royce, Maserati and even Lamborghini. Understandably it’s an extraordinary treat to get time in just one of this British brand’s cars, but it’s something else entirely when you have an opportunity to sample the breadth of their lineup. And…
    2016 Honda Pilot Spied with Curvaceous Style

    2016 Honda Pilot Spied with Curvaceous Style

    Honda looks to be shedding the blocky look of the current generation Pilot for the 2016 model.  Our spy photographers snapped some clear photos of the camouflaged family crossover including a few candid shots of the updated interior. The most obvious changes at first glance come to the vehicle’s exterior design. It clearly looks softer and less…

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    Ford Fiesta RS Hot Hatch Rumored

    Ford Fiesta RS Hot Hatch Rumored
    Ford could be planning an even hotter version of its Fiesta hatchback. Rumor has it that the American automaker is considering adding a Fiesta RS to its lineup, a hot hatch that would fit in the brand’s focus on performance that can be seen with its new Shelby and GT models. Ford Performance has promised…

    Over 2M Vehicles Re-Recalled for Airbag Issue

    Over 2M Vehicles Re-Recalled for Airbag Issue
    Over two-million vehicles are being re-recalled after not being adequately fixed in a previous recall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2.12-million vehicles from Acura, Dodge, Honda, Jeep, Pontiac and Toyota are equipped with faulty airbags that could inadvertently deploy when there isn’t an accident. This is separate from the issues concerning…

    Lexus Goes Small for its Big Game Commercial

    Lexus Goes Small for its Big Game Commercial
    Lexus has decided to go small for this its Super Bowl commercial this year. With the Japanese automaker’s new RC 350 as the focus for this year’s ad, the company is actually showing off just how fun and versatile it is… in remote-control form. With precision drifting and Japan’s legendary Drift44 behind the controls, the commercial spotlights…

    BMW Fixes Major Security Flaw in 2.2M Cars

    BMW Fixes Major Security Flaw in 2.2M Cars
    BMW has fixed a major security flaw that would have allowed hackers to unlock car doors.  In about 2.2 million BMW vehicles equipped with the ConnectedDrive system, hackers were able to unlock the doors remotely to unprotected remote signals. Models at risk included everything from the Mini hatchback all the way up to a brand new Rolls-Royce….

    BMW, Toyota May Collaborate on Mini Minor

    BMW, Toyota May Collaborate on Mini Minor
    A brand new entry-level Mini might be the result of a collaboration between BMW and Toyota.  News broke recently that BMW is considering a new entry-level Mini model that will potentially use the Minor nameplate. Toyota may also add the new small car to its lineup using the Starlet badge, though it likely wouldn’t be sold…

    Mercedes’ Role in Aston Martin’s Future

    Mercedes’ Role in Aston Martin’s Future
    Several years ago Aston Martin inked a deal with Mercedes-Benz. The German firm secured a non-voting 5 percent stake in the famous sports-car maker and in exchange the folks in Britain are getting a number of important technologies. “We look to Mercedes for three things, there’s the powertrain (read: transmissions), the electrical architecture, and specifically…

    Next-Gen Nissan GT-R Hybrid Coming in 2018 ‘at the Earliest’

    Next-Gen Nissan GT-R Hybrid Coming in 2018 ‘at the Earliest’
    New rumors on the next-generation Nissan GT-R have surfaced. In a recent interview with Top Gear the Japanese automaker’s Chief Creative Officer, Shiro Nakamura, revealed that the redesigned R36 GT-R won’t make an appearance until 2018 at the earliest. According to Nakamura the current GT-R, which is regularly updated every year, is still selling well and the current GT-R…

    Aston Martin Won’t Go Downmarket to Chase Sales

    Aston Martin Won’t Go Downmarket to Chase Sales
    The Aston Martin brand is known for its high-dollar sports cars but will its lineup ever become more diverse? “[We’re] very conscious of market demand; we have to be,” said Julian Jenkins, president, Aston Martin the Americas. “If there is a segment, if there is an opportunity that we can sit comfortably within we will…

    GM Adds Cheaper Base Trim to Four Models

    GM Adds Cheaper Base Trim to Four Models
    GM is cutting the entry price on four of its popular models. The Chevy Cruze and Equinox along with the Buick Lacrosse and GMC Terrain have all had their base price lowered by as much as $2,570. The new Cruze L starts at $16,170, making it $1,575 cheaper than the current base model. A new L…

    Toyota Heading Back to WRC with Yaris

    Toyota Heading Back to WRC with Yaris
    Toyota has announced its intentions to once again field a race car in the World Rally Championship (WRC).  Starting in 2017, Toyota will be back in WRC with a Yaris rally car, built by Toyota’s Motorsport division. The new car has already completed a preliminary test program on tarmac and gravel stages across Europe, though…

    2016 Mazda MX-5 Officially Makes 155 HP

    2016 Mazda MX-5 Officially Makes 155 HP
    Official numbers are here for the new 2016 Mazda MX-5.  The small lightweight roadster will put out 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque thanks to its 2.0-liter SkyActiv four-cylinder engine. In other parts of the world, a smaller 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine is also available with 129 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque. SEE ALSO; Mazda MX-5…

    Lexus LF-LC Race Car is Brand’s Gran Turismo Vision Concept

    Lexus LF-LC Race Car is Brand’s Gran Turismo Vision Concept
    Lexus has revealed its upcoming Vision Gran Turismo Concept. Called the LF-LC GT Vision Concept, the car is essentially a racing version of the LF-LC concept that Lexus has been showing off for over two years now. The Vision Gran Turismo program has given many automakers the chance to design a radical concept car that…

    BMW Releases M Performance Parts for SUVs

    BMW Releases M Performance Parts for SUVs
    BMW is adding M Performance Parts to its new racetrack-ready SUV lineup. The German automaker has announced new M Performance Parts for the 2015 X5 M and X6 M. On the outside, both models benefit from exclusive radiator and side grille ornamental trim with black slats, black frame and M logo while customers can also opt…

    Rolls-Royce Phantom Nighthawk Unveiled for Super Bowl Festivities

    Rolls-Royce Phantom Nighthawk Unveiled for Super Bowl Festivities
    Visitors to this year’s Super Bowl will get to see a bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom model up close and in person. The British automaker has revealed the Rolls-Royce Phantom Nighthawk, a limited edition model created exclusively for the North American market. Production will be constrained to just nine units and the first example will be on…

    Volkswagen Finally Switching to USB Ports

    Volkswagen Finally Switching to USB Ports
    Next year Volkswagen will finally catch up to the rest of the auto industry when it comes to in-car technology. The German automaker plans on replacing its media device interface (MDI) with standard USB ports, which are universally used for electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets. The company’s current MDI uses iPhone and iPod-specific…

    NHTSA Seeks Takata Whistleblowers

    NHTSA Seeks Takata Whistleblowers
    The National Highway Safety Administration is looking for whistleblowers with insider knowledge on the Takata airbag recall. NHTSA is urging potential informants with knowledge “of possible defects or any wrongdoing” by Takata to step forward and has set up a hotline to accept tips. NHTSA is also promising legal protection to anyone who comes forward…

    The Tesla P85D is About to Get Even Faster

    The Tesla P85D is About to Get Even Faster
    How interesting is it that a car can get faster with an over-the-air update? It’s astonishing that we live in a time that Tesla can release an over-the-air software update for its new Model S P85D that makes it even faster from 0-60 mph. According to recent tweets from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the Model…

    New Cars are Getting Safer Says IIHS Study

    New Cars are Getting Safer Says IIHS Study
    All of that safety technology that is being installed in new cars is working.  According to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the chances of dying in a late-model vehicle have fallen by more than a third in just three years. Increased safety equipment along with improved vehicle design are the…
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    2015 Acura TLX 2.4L Tech Review

    2015 Acura TLX 2.4L Tech Review

      Hurry, there’s a two-for-one special going on at your local Acura dealership! No, they’re not giving vehicles away but the brand’s new TLX sedan really is like buying one car and getting a second one free. You see, this all-new midsize luxury four-door is serving double duty. It’s replacing both the TSX and TL…
    2015 Jeep Renegade Review

    2015 Jeep Renegade Review

    The Renegade is the latest entry in the burgeoning subcompact SUV segment, and Jeep insists that its bonafides go beyond the Wrangler-inspired styling — they say this is a true “Trail Rated” Jeep. We just had to see that for ourselves.
    2015 Honda CR-V vs. 2015 Subaru Forester

    2015 Honda CR-V vs. 2015 Subaru Forester

    One year ago we put eight compact crossovers in a battle royal to determine which high-riding hatchback is the best in the business. Focusing on comfort, efficiency, value and practicality, a surprise champion emerged; the Subaru Forester. Another shock that came out of that comparison was how poorly the 2014 Honda CR-V performed. When the…
    Escalading to the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

    Escalading to the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

    It’s said that the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Well, this is also true of plans cobbled together by automotive journalists. It was time once again for the AutoGuide.com yearly pilgrimage to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Living within a four-hour proximity to the motor city, as…
    2016 Kia Sorento Review

    2016 Kia Sorento Review

    We’re not quite sure how it happened, but the Kia Sorento has become a benchmark in the mid-size SUV market. Handsome and understated with a surprisingly upscale interior and a not-so-surprisingly high-value price, the Sorento has managed to find middle ground — no mean feat in a busy segment full of accomplished vehicles.
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