Report: These Are The Most Popular Automotive Products

When judging the quality of a product, most popular doesn’t always mean best. But there’s clearly a correlation between the value of an item and how many people vote for it with their wallets.wallets.

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J.D. Power Study: 3 Automakers With the Worst Websites

Recent insights from the J.D. Power 2024 U.S. Manufacturer Website Evaluation Study have highlighted the digital prowess of certain automotive brands, as well as the need for improvement in others. This article focuses on the three automakers at the lower end of the customer satisfaction index in both the premium and mass market segments, pointing to key areas where enhancements could enrich the consumer's online experience.

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2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV Review: Flash, Pizzazz, and a Side of Dash

The days of AMG, the Mercedes-Benz performance division, stuffing snarling V8 engines into the brand’s products are dwindling down.

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Dodge's V8 Last (Last) Call Is For The Durango SRT

Dodge made its “Last Call” for its V8-powered Charger and Challenger last year ahead of the debut of the Daytona SRT Concept.

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J.D. Power Study: Top 3 Automakers With the Best Websites

In an industry where digital innovation is key, the automotive sector's commitment to enhancing online customer interaction is increasingly apparent. Based on the findings from the J.D. Power 2024 U.S. Manufacturer Website Evaluation Study, certain car manufacturers have distinguished themselves by creating digital platforms that significantly enhance the customer experience.

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3 Things We Like About the 2024 Porsche Cayenne Coupé and 2 We Do Not

Recently, we got to spend a week with the all-new 2024 Porsche Cayenne Coupé. Refreshed for this model year, we wanted to see how the entry-level model stacked up in the world of sport luxury SUVs as well as within the Porsche family itself.

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LG Begins EV Charger Production In Texas

LG Electronics has announced a new factory, opening today in Fort Worth, Texas, that will produce Level 2 and Level 3 EV chargers. The chargers will be part of a production operation that will churn out a claimed 12,000 chargers a year. The chargers themselves are set to be owner-operated, meaning hotels, restaurants, and other businesses can buy the chargers directly from LG and operate the units themselves. Owners can set their own rates for charging, and the profits will belong solely to the venue that owns the chargers.

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Kia Takes Transport to the Next Level at CES 2024

Kia took to the bright lights of Las Vegas and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the 2.4-million square foot Las Vegas Convention Center to showcase what it sees as the future not just of mobility, but a form of adaptability that they say is “ready to answer every question”.

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2023 Study Reveals Rising Brand Loyalty Among U.S. Car Buyers

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a data and analytics firm for the insurance and automotive industries, revealed an increase in automotive brand loyalty among U.S. consumers in 2023. The company's automotive brand loyalty study presents a detailed analysis of vehicle owners' repurchase behaviors, focusing on the brands they currently own.

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The Honda Civic Si Walked so the Type R Could Run

I’ll admit it: there was initial disappointment when I found out I’d be driving a Civic Si instead of a Type R. And that was unfair.

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VinFast Debuts Wild Mid-Sized Truck Concept

This week at CES, Vietnamese automaker VinFast showed off a new concept, the Wild, that seems tailor-made for the US market. VinFast has struggled here, largely thanks to poor build quality, a lack of marketing efforts, and a struggling dealer network. One truck can’t fix all those issues, but it can certainly drum up some interest.

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50 Original Photos from the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show
This is How Long EV Charging Really Takes

A detailed study by Energetics, involving 2.4 million charging sessions, has shed light on electric vehicle (EV) charging practices. The study found that the average time spent at a non-Tesla fast charger is approximately 42 minutes. This duration is shaped by a variety of factors including the growing preference for EVs with larger batteries, the efficacy of public DC fast chargers, and the overall understanding of EV drivers about effective charging methods.

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The 20 Best-Selling Cars, Trucks and SUVs of 2023

Another year is in the books, and with it, some changes to the sales leaderboards.

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Honda Debuts Funky New EV Concepts at CES 2024

At CES this week, Honda debuted two new electric concepts. One, an eye-catching electric “Saloon,” previews an electric sedan coming in 2026. The other, an electric van dubbed the “Space-Hub,” is far from a certainty in the North American market. Regardless, both preview the design language that can be expected from Honda going forward, as well as introducing a new Honda logo for the brand’s upcoming efforts.

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Tire Maintenance Takes Center Stage with EVs

The automotive industry is undergoing a transformative phase with the rising popularity of electric vehicles (EVs). A recent survey by CDK Global, "EV Service: Today and Tomorrow," reveals key insights into this shift, particularly highlighting the growing importance of tire maintenance. With electric vehicles becoming more commonplace, the traditional focus on oil changes is giving way to a new emphasis on tire care.

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I’m Ready for the Porsche 718 Boxster to Go All-Electric

The irony is not lost on me.

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Mercedes-Benz Shows Off Next-Generation Cars And Tech At CES 2024

At CES this year, Mercedes-Benz has shown off a host of updates for its next-generation vehicles and its MBUX infotainment systems. These changes include the use of an AI-powered MBUX Virtual Assistant, a new MB.OS architecture with 3D graphics, and two new collaborations. The first is with will.i.am for in-car audio and sound effects, and the second is with Amazon and Audible, bringing podcasts and audiobooks into Mercedes models.

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AWD Hatchbacks: Top 10 Lowest Priced

In the world of automobiles, there aren’t many things as versatile as an all-wheel drive hatchback car.

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IROC Set to Return, Sort Of

Is the iconic International Race of Champions (IROC) series coming back? Maybe. A press release was put out stating that a joint venture has acquired the rights to the IROC name with plans to resurrect the brand. The full press release reads as follows:

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Toyota Supra Sales Drop by 46% in 2023

In 2023, the Toyota GR Supra faced a challenging year in the United States market. Despite the much-anticipated addition of a six-speed manual transmission, the sports car experienced a sharp decline in sales, with Toyota reporting a 46.4% drop compared to the previous year. This surprising turn of events has prompted a closer examination of the factors contributing to the Supra's struggle, as well as its place in an evolving enthusiast market. In this article, we delve into the main points surrounding the Supra's sales performance, its competition, and the potential for a resurgence in the near future.

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Volkswagen GTI With Integrated ChatGPT Shown At CES 2024

Volkswagen will offer ChatGPT-integrated voice assistant software in a slew of models, including the new Golf, as well as the ID.7, ID.4, ID.5, ID.3, Tiguan, and the all-new Passat (which won’t be coming to the US). The brand says that generative AI will offer “new capabilities that go far beyond the previous voice control [software],” like control over the infotainment system, nav, and climate control. The IDA voice assistant program will also provide additional information, like “enriching conversations, clearing up questions, interacting in intuitive language, receiving vehicle-specific information, and much more.”

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AutoGuide.com Launches Podcast

A new podcast is set to launch in the coming weeks focusing on unique aspects of the automotive industry. AutoGuide.com will launch an original podcast, expanding their audiences to new mediums and formats.

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Beyond the Price Tag: Understanding the Real Costs of a New Vehicle

Owning a new car in 2024 has become notably more expensive, with annual ownership costs reaching an average of $12,182, marking a substantial increase from the previous year when the annual cost was $10,728. These figures are according to AAA's Your Driving Costs (YDC) data, which has been a reliable source of information on the expenses associated with new vehicle ownership for over seven decades. This article delves into the key factors contributing to this surge in expenses, with a focus on the impact of global supply chain challenges and changes in vehicle pricing.

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GM Offers Discount In Lieu Of Lost Tax Credits For Blazer and Lyriq EV

New guidelines from the US Treasury mean that GM’s Chevy Blazer and Cadillac Lyriq EVs have lost access to the Inflation Reduction Act’s $7,500 Federal EV tax credit. According to Reuters, the loss is a temporary one, with GM already working on moving suppliers so that its EVs can again receive the credit. In lieu of the credit, GM is offering a $7,500 discount for the electrified duo, and the Blazer and Lyriq should both be eligible early this year.

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The Cars We're Most Looking Forward To in 2024

Co-written by Mike Schlee

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American Honda Reports Substantial 33% Sales Growth in 2023

In 2023, American Honda reported a total sales volume of 1,308,186 units, a 33% increase from the previous year. This growth was distributed across different vehicle categories, with a 36.5% increase in car sales and a 31.3% increase in truck sales.

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2024 Range Rover Velar P400 Review: It's the Small Details that Count

Almost seven years have passed since Land Rover first revealed the Range Rover Velar, a car meant to usher in a new era of design for the iconic British SUV brand.

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2024 NACTOY Winners Revealed

The 2024 North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) awards have been unveiled, showcasing the best new vehicles currently on sale. After evaluations, which involved hundreds of hours of research, driving, and analysis, the winners have been announced. These awards, known for their independence and comprehensive evaluation process, mark an important event in the automotive industry.

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Kia Will Install Additional Anti-Theft Ignitions After Thefts

Kia will install an “ignition cylinder protector” into vehicles deemed ineligible for a software update designed to combat methods of theft that have been popularized on social media over the last year. The reinforcement is designed to help prevent removing of the ignition cylinder, one of the steps in stealing Kia cars that have led to everything from bad press to lawsuits from angry customers.

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RC4WD C2X Review: 1/10 Scale Rock Crawler Extraordinaire

Off-roading brings together vehicular and outdoor enthusiasts in a meshing of worlds perhaps unlike any other. And that scope is enormous: From races like the Baja 1000 to weekend warriors out with their friends and family, four-wheeling is absolute to those who partake. And so it extends to smaller scale hobbies, and radio-controlled rock crawling in particular. The scene isn’t new, but RC4WD’s C2X is a relative newcomer. Is it any good?

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Mazda Miata Sales Were Up Nearly 50% In 2023

There’s any number of reasons the Mazda Miata could’ve seen an almost 50% bump in sales last year.

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EV With Most Cargo Space: Top 10 List

Electric vehicles are no longer novelties. They are fully mainstream, growing in popularity every day.

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Subaru Crosstrek Vs Forester Vs Outback: Which Wilderness to Choose?

Subaru has launched a new sub-brand of vehicles called Wilderness. This designation is reserved for more off-road capable members of the brand’s vehicle portfolio. First there was the Outback Wilderness, followed by the Forester Wilderness, and most recently, a third member joined the family, the Crosstrek Wilderness.

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Porsche Taycan Bests Tesla Around The Nurburgring

The unending contest for the fastest time around the Nurburgring escalated this month when an as-yet-unreleased Porsche Taycan lapped the famous German track in an unbelievable 7:07.55. Piloted by factory development driver Lars Kern, the pre-production Taycan obliterated previous lap records. The Taycan was a full 26 seconds faster than the brand’s previous run in a Turbo S model, and more importantly, was almost 20 seconds faster than the Tesla Model S Plaid (7:25.23).

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2025 Mazda CX-70 Reveal Set for January 30

Mazda's mid-sizer will break cover at the end of the month.

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Behold the Hyundai Kona Electric's New Style Inside and Out
How To Dog-Proof Your Car

Being a dog owner is a great thing. It’s something everyone should try to experience once in their lives. Part of that, however, may not be so fun. Especially if you care about your cars, putting your dog into one can be an ordeal. Obviously, the best solution here is good training habits. Assuming that’s been handled, there are still steps owners can take to ensure their companions don’t damage the interior of a car, and more still that will keep your pet safe in the process. Today we’ll get into what you can do to dog-proof your car and keep your pet safe in the process.

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The 2024 Genesis G70 Gets A New Engine And More Power

The rear-drive 2024 Genesis G70 starts at $42,625 with destination fees included, up from $40,525 last year. However, Genesis has replaced the outgoing 2.0-liter base engine with a more powerful turbocharged 2.5-liter engine making 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. It’s a big bump, with power and torque up 48 hp and 51 lb-ft. The entire lineup also benefits from new Brembo brakes. There’s also an available AWD version, which starts at $44,725.

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AutoGuide’s 2023 Top 10 Hits and Misses
Co-Written by Kyle Patrick
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33 Photos of the Porsche 718 Boxster Style Edition Playing in the Snow
What Are the Most Common RC Rock Crawler Scale Sizes?

Like full-size rigs, radio-controlled (RC) cars and trucks come in a varying array of shapes and sizes. Inside the rock crawling subset alone, the range extends from massive 1/6 and tiny micro crawlers. But by far the most popular are the middle three: 1/10, 1/18, and 1/24 scale.

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Suzuki Doesn't Want To Share The Jimny With Toyota

Speaking with Autocar India, a source said that Suzuki isn’t allowing Toyota to rebadge the Jimny and bring it to more markets. That’s not great news for fans of the tiny but rugged SUV in the US and Canada. “It’s like asking Toyota to let us badge engineer the Land Cruiser. Models that are at the heart of our brand are not meant for sharing and both companies respect that,” said the source.

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3 Reasons the 2024 BMW X7 Excels at Comfort

We recently spent a week with the 2024 BMW X7 M60i and were immediately enamoured with the levels of comfort it provides. As a six-figure SUV with a sports car heart (and fuel thirst), we expected the big Bimmer to be posh, but weren't prepared for how serene the driving experience is.

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32 Photos of the 2024 Kia EV9 Playing in the Desert
What is the Largest Subaru SUV?

The largest SUV in Subaru's lineup is the Subaru Ascent, a three-row SUV designed to cater to the needs of families and individuals seeking ample space, comfort, and all-wheel-drive capability. This article provides an in-depth look at the Subaru Ascent, focusing on its size, design, features, and capabilities. The information is presented in a clear and factual manner, making it accessible to a broad audience, including those not deeply versed in automotive terminology.

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Mercedes-Benz Expands Fuel Pump Recall

A total of 223,000 Mercedes-Benz models are now subject to a recall that began in June. In addition to the initial 143,000 vehicles recalled for fuel pump issues, Mercedes has just announced a recall of an additional 80,000 cars and SUVs.

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The Last Dodge Challenger And Charger Have Been Made

Speaking to Road & Track, a source at Dodge confirmed that the last Challenger and Chargers were made on December 22, 2023. After almost 20 years in production, the V8-powered Challenger and Charger are at their end. R&T states the final Charger was a Destroyer Gray Scat Pack Widebody. With a 485 horsepower V8, the sedan broke necks because of its soundtrack and its brawny looks.

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5 SUVs the Kia EV9 Will Compete With

The thing about being first to market is you don’t technically have competition.

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29 Photos of Classic BMW Race Cars for the Holidays
Can Wheel Cleaners Damage My Wheels?

Arguably more than anything else, your wheels will be the dirtiest thing on your car. Because of the rigors of daily use, wheels end up coated in dust, dirt, grime, and more from braking, accelerating, rolling, and turning all day. You’ll need to clean them, of course, on account of all this abuse. But some cleaners use harsh chemicals to get through all that dust, dirt, and grime. So we’re going to de-mystify all that in one place, and recommend a few top-notch wheel cleaners along the way.

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50 Pictures of the Subaru Crosstrek Wildness in the Wilderness
RC Rock Crawling With the RC4WD C2X: As Fun as Full-size Off-roading?

Most automotive enthusiasts have played with-- or still do play with-- radio-controlled (RC) vehicles. A beautiful niche has been carved out in the place where rock crawling and RC overlap, and it’s a booming subset of a resurging hobby. Self-admitted off-roading nerds like myself want to explore every nook and cranny of the space, so it was only a matter of time before I-- and countless others-- took advantage of emulating the full-size thing on a small scale. I’ve been dipping my toes in the RC world a bit, and the full-size world a lot, so the kind folks at RC4WD sent over a C2X 1/10 scale crawler to see how the hobbies stack up.

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2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter & TRD Pro: Farther Vs Faster

NOTE: This is sponsored content produced in partnership with Toyota Motor North America.

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2024 Subaru WRX Gets A Price Bump, Plus New TR Trim

Pricing for the 2024 Subaru WRX has been announced. The base, six-speed ‘Rex sees a solid price bump, up $2,230 over last year’s model, to a cool $33,855 including $1,120 for destination. Stepping up to the WRX Premium will cost buyers $35,755, or $37,105 for the automatic. Limited models start at $40,135 with the stick, and $41,685 with the auto. The top trims of the lineup now easily clear $40K, with the WRX TR priced at $42,775, and the auto-only GT at $45,335.

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2024 Hyundai Kona Electric Review: First Drive

Bigger, with more tech and better range

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2024 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review: Great Off-Road, But Not at Towing

Another moose hunting season, another truck, and another 24-hour roundtrip drive. All for the chance of glory, and meat in the freezer. Luckily, this year we got to do it all in style with the 2024 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. There was plenty we liked about the truck, but also things we did not. I’ll get the negatives out of the way first, then move on the positives.

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2025 Lexus UX 300h Brings More Power

For 2025, Lexus’ smallest hybrid SUV gets an all-new powertrain. While the UX doesn’t appear to be boasting any aesthetic updates, Lexus also says the lineup now includes a new Copper Crest color, available on all models, and a handful of changes to the car’s safety systems.

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34 Photos of Kia's Soon to Depart Sporty Fastback
2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R Bumps Power to TRX-Besting 720 HP

The Blue Oval's latest is now the most powerful gas-powered truck.

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