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The Mercedes-Benz W205 C-Class is bigger, more expensive and also more refined than any of its predecessors. It rides on a new modular platform that is stiffer, saves weight and should help to make the new C-Class much better than the W204 generation. Does it? Continue Reading...
The 2015 Lexus LX 570 is a large luxury SUV that’s designed to tackle just about anything mother nature can throw its way, but is this machine ready for life in suburbia? Continue Reading...
If you want a wagon, there are already a few cars to choose from, so why would you opt for the $61,815 Volvo V60 Polestar? Continue Reading...
Depending on where you live, the season’s first snow is already come and gone. Up until my most recent stint with the Ford Fusion, I hadn’t driven it during anything outside temperate weather and even then it showed flaws. Certain aspects were still mediocre and others worse than before. To be fair, perfect cars don’t… Continue Reading...
California is the U.S. hotbed for green cars. Yes, the Golden state has a gargantuan soft spot for alternative fuel, even if it means being a habitually early adopter. Continue Reading...
Chrysler’s lamentable first-generation 200 is finally gone and the new model replacing it is praiseworthy for a variety of reasons. Continue Reading...
Lexus executives are keen to reinvent the brand. Toyota’s platinum-clad luxury division has earned a well-deserved reputation for quality and reliability, but the car-buying public at large also perceives it as being pretty dull. Continue Reading...
Mazda’s MX-5 isn’t powerful, the body leans on corner turn-in like a blade of saw grass in a stiff breeze and frankly it’s frustratingly expensive. Continue Reading...
You might be aware of the fact that I’m not biggest guy in the world. I wear a size 36 blazer and jeans with a 30-inch waist won’t stay up around my waist without a belt. Consequently, I’m accustomed to feeling like the vehicle I’m driving it a little big for my breeches. Recently, I… Continue Reading...
Bleary eyed and nauseous, I woke up to an alarm chirping long before sunrise. For a moment, my knotted stomach teetered on the brink of convulsion as I drew deep, slow breaths. The sick feeling started to fade and I swore never to smoke cigars and sip scotch again. So it was a normal Sunday…. Continue Reading...
Starting at $15,455, the Hyundai Accent has long been a value proposition in the sub-compact segment and for 2014, the car gets a few more standard features. Continue Reading...
Like all Buicks, the Enclave is easy to overlook. General Motors’ alternative luxury brand currently sells five models in the U.S. and is almost entirely supported by its sales in China. In spite of that, the products it offers probably deserve more credit than they get. Continue Reading...
The Toyota Yaris is generally a pretty lamentable little car. This sub-compact hatchback is about as stylish as the grease-disposal bin behind your local truck stop. Continue Reading...
We are on the cusp of a minor revolution at Volvo. A set of new Drive-E powertrains, updated models and all-new offerings are almost here. Despite the new technology, increased efficiency and updated styling, one key pillar of Volvo will remain: safety. SEE ALSO: 2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Review – Video And we don’t… Continue Reading...
It’s a fact: the manual transmission is on its deathbed. Long absent from most family vehicles, one the last bastions of the manual transmission are compact crossovers. These however are becoming harder and harder to find. Most mainstream manufacturers in America have abandoned offering a stick-shift in compact CUVs and only minor players in the… Continue Reading...
Reese’s Puffs might be the single greatest invention since beer, the automobile or YouTube. They successfully marry candy and breakfast in a symphony of synthesized taste that makes ordinary corn-based cereal irrelevant. This stuff gives a new meaning to “most important meal of the day.” Putting General Mills’ chocolate salty balls aside for a… Continue Reading...
Smaller is better. Obviously this isn’t true in every situation but for many drivers a compact or sub-compact car will meet their needs just as nicely as a midsize sedan or even some crossovers. After decades of neglect, automakers have finally started to share some of their excellent B-Segment offerings with American motorists. If you’ve… Continue Reading...
We were more excited than a Walmart shopper on Black Friday after hearing that Ford planned to bring the Fiesta ST over to America. Continue Reading...
Diesel engines are creeping into well-known vehicles you might never have expected to see harboring an oil burner. Continue Reading...
Can a minivan have a wild side? Groans and a few “never mind, we’ll take my car” responses leading up to a weekend camping trip didn’t bode well. But three days, several camp fires and an unnecessarily generous load of gear and beer saw everyone agreeing that mom vans aren’t so bad after all. Forget… Continue Reading...
On the market mostly unchanged for six years, you’ve probably read everything there is to know about the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, from its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, to its amazing all-wheel drive system to its boy racer looks. In other words, you’ve read lists of things to love about the Evo. But surely it must have… Continue Reading...
Every automaker wants a flagship model; they crave a range-topping sedan the way husky children lust after Little Debbie Swiss Rolls. Continue Reading...
As fuel prices continue to test the limits of infinity, small cars are becoming more appealing to more new car shoppers; this downward spiral is evident. Many people that used to drive full-size SUVs a decade ago have opted for more efficient crossovers. Large-sedan buyers have traded in their tugboats for midsize models and compact-car… Continue Reading...