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2018 Hyundai Sonata: Finally Getting Its Mojo Back

The all-new 2018 Hyundai Sonata was introduced at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. The 2018 Sonata marks a return to the bold styling emphasis that first put Sonata on the map for mid-size sedan buyers.

A Short History Of Hyundai And The Sonata

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: The Supercar Of SUVs

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been around since 1993. Since its debut, it has been a solid player in the upscale mid-size two-row SUV segment, combining an appealing design with luxury touches and Jeep’s tradition of off-road capability. But now the Grand Cherokee is headed in a whole new direction.

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir: China Makes An American Car Great Again

Buick. It’s a name rich in automotive heritage. Founded in 1899, Buick is the oldest American automotive brand still in existence. Buick received a patent for the first overhead valve engine in 1904. It was the first company to become part of General Motors in 1908, a year in which Buick outsold all other brands in the US, even Ford.

Genesis GV80 Fuel Cell Concept: Going Up Against The Top Dogs

Genesis unveiled its GV80 Concept SUV at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. The GV80 represents several important statements of intent from Hyundai’s recently launched luxury brand. It sets out a design direction for the brand, it is the first Genesis SUV, and it shows Genesis’ thinking on future alternative power sources.

The GV80 As Styling Statement

Toyota FT-4X Concept: Watch Out Jeep, We’re Coming For You

The recent reveal of the Toyota FT-4X Concept at the 2017 New York International Auto Show is significant. Like many show cars, the FT-4X is cool and imaginative, with several far-out features that could never make it to production. 

2018 Volkswagen Golf Family: Ignore That Diesel Behind The Curtain

The Volkswagen Golf has had an eventful 42-year history in the United States. Introduced in 1975 as a Beetle replacement, the renamed-for-the-US VW Rabbit was a front-wheel drive compact German-made hatchback. It was offered at around the same price as its Japanese competition. 

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan: The Car That Really Does Have Everything


The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan is the company’s flagship. It is and has always been the most advanced luxury sedan in the world. Since its introduction in 1951,the S has introduced or pioneered numerous advanced technologies. Most of these are standard or available today on cars in every price category:

2018 Subaru WRX & WRX STI: A Faster Way To Get Off The Beaten Path

Subaru has been a very successful brand in the US market for many years. Its philosophy of producing practical cars and SUVs with loads of utility and all-wheel drive has resonated with the car-buying public, resulting in steadily increasing sales. 

Jeep Yuntu Concept Shows A Preview Of Future Jeep Styling


The Jeep Yuntu Concept was presented to the public at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. It was produced by Jeep and its Chinese joint venture partner Guangzhou Automotive Group. Together, they currently make Jeep Renegades and Cherokees for the China market.

Subaru Ascent Concept: Subaru Finally Gets The Three-Row SUV Right


Subaru has been very successful selling its cars and SUVs in the US market. The company has currently racked up sixty-five consecutive months of record-breaking sales. It cannot produce its Foresters, Outbacks, Crosstreks, and other vehicles fast enough to meet the demand. But success in the three-row SUV category has always eluded the company. 

How to Properly Care for Your Car’s Interior

Maintaining your car’s interior is important for a few reasons. In the short term, keeping your interior well cared for makes your vehicle more enjoyable to drive, and leaves you feeling happier about your car. In the long term, maintaining a clean interior can dramatically increase the resale value of your vehicle, or limit the number of repairs and replacements that you need. 
Keeping your interior clean and cared for is pretty simple, but there are a few things to consider, to make sure that you keep your cabin in tip-top shape.

Keep it Organized 

How to Get the Most Out of Your Tires 

Tires may not be the most glamorous part of your vehicle, but they’re certainly one of the most important. Maintaining healthy tires can save you money on damage to other parts of your vehicle, keep you from ending up on the side of the road with a blown tire, and limit how often you need a pricy tire change. 

There are a few basic trips, ticks, and maintenance habits you can do to get the absolute most out of your tires, and limit the amount you have to spend on them.

Shop Around 

How to Maximize Your Vehicle’s Resale Value

As much as you love your vehicle, chances are you’ll want to sell it eventually. You’ll be ready to move on to your next car, and you’ll have to say goodbye to your current one.
When that time comes, you’ll want to get as much money for your car as possible. The more money you make on your old car, the more you can spend on your new one (or the more you can just pocket!). As such, it’s important to maximize the resale value of your car. 

How to Safely Store Your Vehicle for Long Stretches 

It’s likely that at some point you’ll need to store your car for a long period of time. Maybe you’re going on vacation for a few months, or maybe your car needs some repairs that you’re putting off for a while. Maybe you got a new car and are keeping your sports car in storage, or maybe you just don’t feel like paying for insurance and registration right now. Whatever the reason, if you’re leaving your car by itself for a while, it’s important to take care of it accordingly. You can’t simply leave your vehicle alone for months on end and expect it to maintain the same condition.

How to Make Your Own Windshield Wiper Fluid

Windshield wiper fluid isn’t something that most car owners think about regularly. Most people have their wiper fluid refilled when their car is undergoing scheduled maintenance, or they refill it with wiper fluid from the auto part store, or the gas station. 

Simple Car Maintenance Tricks for Saving Money 

It’s no secret that owning a car can be expensive. Even after the down payment and monthly payments, you still have to pay for insurance, registration, gas, oil changes, and maintenance. In other words, owning a car adds up. 

Because of this, it’s important to save money anywhere you can. The last thing you want to do as a car owner is drop a few hundred or thousand dollars on repairs that could have been avoided with a little bit of TLC or foresight. 

Getting Your Vehicle Smog Checked

Getting your car smog checked may seem like a formality, but it’s very important. Smog checks are required in most states (though not all), and for most vehicles (including all modern commercial cars). Failure to have your car smog checked can result in a pricy ticket, or even impoundment. 

Vehicle Maintenance You Can Do Yourself

Having your car inspected and maintained can be a bit of a hassle. Not only do tune-ups cost money, but you have to find time in your schedule to take your car to a mechanic, and wait while the inspection and maintenance are performed. 

So why not do it yourself? Most people are comfortable cleaning the interior or exterior of their vehicle, but are a little wary when it comes to things that are under the hood. That’s understandable, but there are still a lot of basic maintenance tasks that you can comfortably perform at home, to save time, money, and hassle.

What is a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

If you’re in the market for a vehicle, chances are you’ve run across the words “certified pre-owned” before. It sounds like just a fancy way of saying “used”, right? Wrong! While all certified pre-owned vehicles are indeed used, not all used cars are certified pre-owned. 

But what makes a car certified pre-owned, and should you care as a buyer? We’ve got the answers for you.

What Makes a Car Certified Pre-Owned?

What to Look for When Buying a Used Car 

Buying a car can be incredibly fun, or incredibly stressful, depending on the situation. On the one hand, getting a vehicle that’s new to you is exciting; on the other hand, there’s a lot of shopping around that needs to be done, and factors that need to be taken into consideration. This is especially true when you’re purchasing a used vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz to the rescue for Aston-Martin

It is no rumor that Aston-Martin wants to compete with the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, and Rolls-Royce. In fact, the luxury automaker has not been shy about promoting its intent to release up to seven new models over the next seven years. That is pretty ambitious for an automaker renowned for playing it close to the financial hip. The DB11 that Aston Martin unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show signals the massive change the company plans to make in its operating approach.

Nissan reportedly not manufacturing a successor to the 370Z

Automotive analysts and enthusiasts have pleaded with Nissan to update the auto manufacturers wildly popular 370Z sports car. Either Nissan has not heard the voices from a rapidly growing number of owners of the 370Z, or the company simply wants to turn into a boring brand that loses its most important demographic.

American consumers have little to no shot at buying the 2018 Audi RS6 Avant

Sometimes, we wish an automotive industry rumor never comes true. Such is the case with the Audi RS6 Avant. American consumers do not have a lot of choices when it comes to purchasing high-performance station wagons, as American automakers avoid designing and manufacturing wagons to pursue the development of more profitable SUVs. American consumers are partly to blame for the station wagon shortage, as demand for SUVs is much stronger.

Take a step back from the 2018 Honda Civic SI: Not as powerful as we thought

Gil Grissom of CSI fame uttered the memorable quote “Tell me something I don’t know” numerous times to encourage his team of investigators to think outside of the box. We want to invoke our inner Grissom when it comes to the 2018 Honda Civic Si. If you told us that the new Honda Civic Si is going to be more powerful than any SI ever rolled off assembly lines, we would respond, “Tell us something we don’t known.”

If you told us the opposite, that the 2018 Si is going to be less powerful than expected, you would immediately grab our attention.

Unorthodox doors make the Mercedes-Benz / AMG collaboration even more strange.

Nobody that works in the automobile industry thinks the Project One collaboration between AMG and Mercedes-Benz makes sense on any front, especially the logistical front. When the Mercedes-AMG collaboration introduced the successor to the SLS AMG, the only feature missing from the elaborate design was the installation of gullwing doors. Mercedes-Benz most likely made the decision to eschew installing gullwing door to make the vehicle more appealing to a wide range of potential buyers that would choose to purchase a less attention-grabbing version of the AMG GT.

What models does Hyundai have planned for the luxury brand Genesis?

Sometimes, you have to cobble together several bits and pieces of information to determine if an automotive industry rumor is true, or at least has some validity. The principle for bringing together different sourced information rings true for trying to determine what Hyundai has in store for the luxury brand Genesis.

The buzz generated by the 2018 Jeep Cherokee

The word “Buzz” gets thrown a lot, especially when it comes to hearing rumors about the release of 2018 vehicle models. Perhaps no other vehicle receives more pre-release scrutiny than the scrutiny received by the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. With the FCA group officially making the announcement that the focus of the company will be on their most popular crossover, the first question asked by consumers and automotive analysts is “What will the specs be?”

The Buzz as of April 21, 2017

The influence of the TT on the 2019 Audi Q4

2019 might appear to be off the design radar screens of automakers, but in the industry, plans for future models often start years before the year where everyone gets down to business to finalize a car’s specifications. Well, we are approaching the year when Audi has to get down to business for the 2019 Audi Q4. What we have read and heard to date is Audi’s wildly popular TT model will have at least some design influence on the 2019 Audi Q4.

Audi Makes Its Mark in the SUV Niche

What we know about the 2018 Maserati Ghibli

Most, if not all luxury automakers keep news of imminent vehicle releases confined to a few hand-picked executives that cross several company departments. You typically hear veiled references to 2018 models at auto industry shows, especially the big ones held in Tokyo and New York

Therefore, we have to rely on rumors to patch together a description for the 2018 Maserati Ghibli.

Maserati Raises the Luxury Vehicle Bar

What will the 2018 Honda Accord look like?

One of the world’s most popular family sedans on the market appears to be ready to usher in 2018 looking a bit different and delivering improved performance specifications. We have not obtained information on the 2018 Honda Accord from company sources. Instead, we have relied on verifiable eyewitness accounts issued by people who have either test driven the 2018 Accord or have seen it traversing the streets of New York City.

Rumors Started Online

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe And Sedan: Sporty And Affordable

The 2017 Honda Civic has been very successful in the US marketplace, even though it is a car and most buyers today are more interested in SUVs. Its recent redesign, with a spacious interior, high level of standard equipment, and a choice of three different body styles, has made it the top dog in the US compact car segment. In April 2017, the Civic beat its close rival, the Toyota Corolla, by just over 100 units.

2017 Hyundai Tucson: Moving Up The Charts In Hot Compact SUV Segment

Compact SUVs are not only the hottest-selling SUV segment, they are one of the hottest segments in the entire new vehicle market. Nearly a quarter-million of these vehicles were sold in March 2017. Familiar nameplates like the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Chevrolet Equinox are the top five players. They dominate the market, taking a collective 62.6 percent of all the sales.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV Coming Soon: Pricing Announced

The return of the legendary Italian automotive brand Alfa Romeo has begun. From its initial introduction of the hardcore but slow-selling Alfa 4C sports car in 2014, it has recently added the more mainstream Giulia compact luxury sport sedan to its American lineup. And now the US debut of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV, the next vehicle in the Alfa Romeo lineup, has been announced for later this summer, along with pricing.

Toyota Land Speed Cruiser Becomes The World’s Fastest SUV

Ever wonder what it takes to get a big, heavy, brick-shaped SUV to go over 200 MPH? Thanks to Toyota, we now have an updated answer to that question. The fine folks at Toyota took one of their 2017 Land Cruisers into the shop for a little work. When it came out, it broke the previous SUV Land Speed Record as the Land Speed Cruiser.

From 381 To Over 2000 Horsepower

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2: New Midsize Off-Road Master

The new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is a specialized off-road version of Chevy’s midsize pickup. Built on the second-generation Colorado that has been on the market since the 2015 model year, the new ZR2 establishes a new benchmark for cutting-edge technology in a midsize truck designed for serious off-road use. There is nothing else like it on the midsize market today.

ZR2 Is Not Your Normal Colorado

2017 Cadillac Escalade: Top Dog In The SUV World

The 2017 Cadillac Escalade is General Motors’ largest and most expensive passenger vehicle. It is also its most profitable. Built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, which start at $47,215 and $49,915 respectively, the Escalade starts at $74,590 and can top out at over $105,000 if you check all the boxes on the order form.

2018 Acura TLX: The Ultimate Accord, If That’s What You’re After

The 2018 Acura TLX lives in a gray area between the Accord sedan that it is derived from and the established compact luxury sedans from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Lexus. Because the TLX retains the Accord’s front-wheel drive platform and major mechanicals, it is easy to see it as an Accord with the super deluxe treatment. And while that is not such a bad thing, it doesn’t quite elevate the 2018 TLX to the same level as its luxury competitors.

2018 Honda Odyssey: All-New Model In A Shrinking Segment

The minivan segment is shrinking. Back in the minivan heyday of the mid-1980s through the early 2000s, just about every manufacturer had one in their lineup. Today, we are down to five: Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Sedona, and the ancient Dodge Grand Caravan.

New BMW 2 Series Convertible: Good To Be Seen In, Great To Drive

There’s something about a BMW convertible. It is sleek, it is sexy, it is a car to be seen in. It also promises an amazing experience behind the wheel, as befits The Ultimate Driving Machine.

2017 Ford Fusion Sport: Bargain Audi Alternative

The 2017 Ford Fusion is a perfectly adequate midsize sedan. The current model represents the Fusion’s second generation. It has been on the market since the 2013 model year. For the first five months of 2017, the Fusion is the fourth place midsize sedan in sales, behind Accord, Camry, and Altima. 

2017 Kia Niro: A Hybrid That Doesn’t Make A Big Deal About It

The new 2017 Kia Niro has a lot going for it. It is a compact crossover that has the look and the space to appeal to many buyers in today’s SUV-crazy market. It also gets great mileage, with an EPA-estimated rating of up to 50 MPG Combined. That is pretty amazing, until you look closer and see that the 2017 Niro is actually a gasoline-electric hybrid. But Kia would rather you not make a big deal about that…

Early Hybrid History

2018 Acura RDX: High-Tech Compact Luxo-SUV

The 2018 Acura RDX is the compact SUV in Acura’s model lineup. Like most Acura models, it is based on a comparable Honda – in this case the CR-V. While it is built atop the CR-V platform, the 2018 RDX takes things to the next level, in terms of equipment, luxury, technology, and price. The 2018 RDX is now available at dealers.

Powered Up For The Luxury League

Rolls-Royce Sweptail: The $13 Million New Car

Imagine you are wealthy beyond all measurement of the term. You are a member of the top one percent of the top one percent. You are a connoisseur with an extensive collection of cars, yachts, and aircraft. You can afford to acquire any vehicle, no matter how rare or expensive. There is nothing you cannot have. What do you do for an encore?

You Have A Unique Car Designed And Built Just For You

Everything You Need to Know About Your Parking Brake

Your parking brake is an overlooked part of your vehicle. There’s nothing glamorous about a parking brake, yet it’s a highly important part of your car. The parking brake (also known as an emergency brake) is one of the most crucial safety components in your car, and should always be used correctly. Here’s everything you need to know about your parking brake. 

Always Use It 

Five Warning Signs from your Vehicle That You Should Never Ignore 

It’s always tempting to ignore any and all warning signs from your vehicle. It’s no secret that car repairs cost a fair chunk of change, and we all want to assume that problems will simply go away if we avoid them. So when something’s up with your car, the first thought might be to let it go, hope it handles itself, and save yourself some money.

How to Easily Check Your Brake Fluid Level

Brake fluid doesn’t get the same attention that motor oil does, but it’s an incredibly important part of your car. The purpose of brake fluid is to provide the pressure necessary to help your brakes work. Without brake fluids, your brakes would not be able to do their job effectively. It follows that brake fluid is very important! 

How to Keep the Right Amount of Air in Your Tires 

Adding air to your tires is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to practice proper maintenance. It may not seem like a big deal, but keeping your tires prpoperly inflated is an integral part of having a healthy vehicle. If the air pressure is not correct on your tires, you’ll wear through them more quickly, and unevenly, which means you’ll need to spend a larger amount of money at the tire shop on tire replacements and rotations. Having the improper amount of air in your tires also puts unnecessary stress on other parts of your vehicle, such as the suspension, brakes, and steering.

How to Keep Your Clutch in the Best Shape Possible 

If your vehicle has a manual transmission, then you’re familiar with just how much use your clutch pedal gets. Whether you’re starting, stopping, or changing speeds, your clutch pedal is frequently deployed, which means your clutch is getting a lot of use, and a lot of potential wear and tear. 

How to Keep Your Gas Tank Clean

Few parts of your vehicle get as much use as your gas tank. There is always gas sitting in your tank, whether you’re driving your vehicle or leaving it sitting in the back of the garage. When your car is running, the gas tank is the starting point for all action, as fuel is brought to the engine from the gas tank via the fuel pump. 

How to Make Your Car as Environmentally Friendly as Possible 

It’s no secret that cars release a lot of harmful emissions and gases. And, unfortunately, most of us aren’t able to afford a Tesla or other fully-automatic vehicle, so we have to rely on a fair amount of gas to keep us going.

But just because you have to stop at the Chevron station from time to time doesn’t mean you have to settle for an environmentally horrible vehicle. There are always a lot of ways that you can make your vehicle a little bit greener, so that you can do your part. Here are some of them. 

Schedule Regular Maintenance and Inspections

How to Take Great Care of Your Car Battery

Batteries are an easy component of your vehicle to overlook. Most people take their car battery for granted: they unlock their car with their electronic key fob, listen to the radio and blast the air conditioner with the ignition turned off, and turn on the car whenever they’re ready to drive. All of these things require a healthy, charged, and functional battery, but you don’t really notice the battery until these things stop working.

How to Take Great Care of Your Car’s Headlights

Headlights are one of the most critical safety features on any vehicle. Not only do headlights light the road for you, so that you can see when it’s dark out, but they make your car visible to other drivers as well. Without headlights, you can’t drive at night; and with only partially functioning headlights, you can’t drive safely at night.

The Importance of Driving Well 

If you have an interest in cars, then you probably have an interest in driving. Heck, if you’ve ever turned on your TV and caught a NASCAR race, or the Indy 500, then you probably have some interest in driving. Driving can be an absolute joy, but it’s important to remember that driving always impacts your car.

2017 Mazda CX-9: Three-Row SUV With Real Driving Pleasure Built In

You need a new vehicle and it has to be bigger. You have many people and lots of stuff to carry around. You have ruled out a minivan because that’s just not you. What’s left is a three-row SUV of some type. But what if you’d like your new ride to be an attractive, well-designed and responsive vehicle with good handling, and not a big, heavy truck? If this sounds like you, your prayers have been answered!

2017 Ram 1500: Climbing The Ladder To Number Two Pickup

Full-size pickup trucks are the single biggest segment in the US market, and have been for a very long time. More than 2.2 million of them were sold in 2016. The Ford F-150 has traditionally been the best seller, year in and year out. Second place has also been long held by the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, followed by the Ram 1500 in third place. Until recently, that is.

2018 Audi A5 And S5 Sportback: The Germans Leave No Niche Uncontested

Back in the heyday of the American auto industry, from the late 1950s through the early 1970s, the major US manufacturers produced a variety of body styles from each individual model. There would be a four-door sedan, a two-door coupe, a station wagon, and a convertible. Whether it was full-size, intermediate, or compact car, this was the practice, and it seemed to work. 

2018 Hyundai Kona: Latest Entry In The Mini-SUV Class

How small can an SUV get? The success of the Buick Encore, Mazda CX-3, and Honda HR-V have proven that the appeal of the SUV body style extends into a size class even smaller than the popular compact models like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Mazda CX-5. The 2018 Hyundai Kona is the latest entry in the growing subcompact SUV market, also known as the B segment.

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Coupe: Can Any Mass-Produced Car Be Unique?

The world’s high-end carmakers are continually striving to satisfy the individual needs of their well-heeled clienteles. These people have more than enough wealth to buy any vehicle they might want. 

2018 Dodge Durango SRT: Want Some Muscle Car In Your SUV?

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT stakes out some unique territory in the SUV market. As a high-performance SUV, it is not alone. There are many options to be found among the German prestige brands, and even Jeep has its Trackhawk. But as a seven-seater SUV with loads of power and handling to match, the Durango is, in the words of Dodge, “America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV.”

Built From The Dodge Parts Bin

2018 Honda Fit Is The Winner Of The Subcompact Space Race

The 2018 Honda Fit has been refreshed for the 2018 model year. Available in its current third generation version since the 2015 model year, the 2018 Fit has been upgraded to compete more strongly in the subcompact hatchback segment.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet: A Truly Classy Convertible

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet represents the return of the classic convertible concept to the midsize Mercedes model lineup. A luxurious grand tourer with comfortable seating for four, the new E-Class Cabriolet moves closer to its larger sibling the S-Class Cabriolet, and farther from its smaller, tighter C-Class based predecessors.

Size Does Matter In The Rear

2018 Audi Q5: Luxury Compact SUV Reveals Its Second Generation

The Audi Q5 was first introduced as a 2009 model. Since then, it has been very successful as Audi’s compact SUV. The Q5 has sold over 300,000 units since its introduction. As Audi’s best-selling model in the US, it has contributed in a major way to the profits of parent company Volkswagen. And with billions of dollars worth of diesel emissions-cheating penalties to pay, Volkswagen needs all the profits it can get!

The 2018 Q5 Is All-New 

2018 Ford Mustang: The Original And Still The Pony Car Leader

The first Mustang was introduced on April 17, 1964. It was based on the platform of the compact Ford Falcon. That first Mustang was wildly successful, establishing the “pony car” class that soon saw competition from the Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, Plymouth Barracuda, Dodge Challenger, and AMC Javelin. 

2018 Honda Accord: Serious About Being The Last Midsize Sedan Standing

The Honda Accord has been a favorite among American car buyers for 35 years. It was initially imported from Japan starting in 1976. The Accord was the first car from a Japanese manufacturer to be produced in the United States, when Honda started up its Marysville, Ohio plant in 1982. 

Honda Accord Was A Best Seller From The Start

2018 Subaru Outback: Over Two Decades Of Steady Improvement

It’s over twenty years since Subaru took their Legacy Wagon, raised it on its suspension, added some rugged-looking cladding along the bottom and a few other outdoorsy touches, and called it the Subaru Outback for the 1995 model year. The rest is history. From its debut through the end of June 2017, the Outback has sold more than 1.8 million units in the American market. Not bad for a jacked-up station wagon!

2018 Volkswagen Atlas: To The Rescue After Diesel Disaster

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas arrives not a moment too soon. After losing billions of dollars in penalties, as well as many sales and their credibility, for cheating on their diesel-powered vehicles’ emissions, the company needs something that appeals directly to Americans in the most popular segment. 

2018 Ford F-150: America’s Leading Pickup Gets Even Better

The 2018 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck is a refreshed version of the F-150’s thirteenth generation, which has been in production since the 2015 model year. This was the first generation of the aluminum-bodied F-150. Ford took a big gamble on what the pickup future would look like, and committed to doing what no one else in the pickup truck world had done before or since. 

2018 Genesis G80: Mid-Size Luxury Sedan Cruises Under The Radar

The 2018 Genesis G80 started life back in 2008 as the Hyundai Genesis, a top-of-the-line luxury sedan created by Hyundai to take its image upmarket. Said to have been benchmarked against the BMW 5 Series of the time, the Hyundai Genesis languished in Hyundai showrooms, a super-expensive oddity among the low-priced hatchbacks and sedans that Hyundai was then known for. 

Genesis Becomes Its Own Brand, In The Worst Possible Way

2018 Honda Ridgeline: A Unique Pickup That Makes A Lot Of Sense

Honda does things its own way. The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is a perfect example of this. In a world where body-on-frame pickup trucks are the norm, Honda builds a unibody pickup. Bypassing the traditional pickup work truck market, Honda has gone after the recreational market, targeting tailgaters with their uniquely designed and super-functional cargo spaces. 

2018 Hyundai Elantra: Compact Sedan With Style, Value And Performance

Since its initial launch in 1990 as Hyundai’s compact sedan, the Hyundai Elantra has sold nearly three million units in the US market. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra represents the second year of its sixth generation. During July of 2017, the Elantra came in fifth in compact car sales, behind Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, and Ford Focus. 

What’s New In The 2018 Elantra

2018 Subaru Forester: A Very Successful Car-Based SUV Crossover

The 2018 Subaru Forester is the fifth model year of the fourth generation of this highly regarded car-based SUV. One of the earliest vehicles of its type, it was first released in the US in 1998. Based on the platform of the compact Subaru Impreza, the Forester added a tall, boxy utility-style body, an upright, higher seating position, and standard all-wheel drive. 

2018 Audi Q7: Luxurious And Capable Mid-Size Three-Row SUV

The Audi Q7 was first released as a 2007 model. Based on the same platform as its Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg siblings, the Q7 was and is the only one of the three to offer three-row seating. The second-generation Audi Q7 was released for the 2016 model year, so the 2018 Q7 represents the third year of this second generation.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Mid-Size SUV Updates For More Appeal

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is Hyundai’s mid-size two-row SUV. It is the slightly smaller sibling in the Santa Fe family, with the longer plain Santa Fe (not Sport) taking on the duties of the mid-size three-row in the Santa Fe family. A little confusing, but that’s how Hyundai named them.

2018 Jaguar F-PACE: Luxury SUV With The Heart Of A Jungle Cat

The 2018 Jaguar F-PACE is Jaguar’s first SUV, a mid-size entry that goes right up against Porsche’s Cayenne. It was introduced to the US market in May of 2016. Like the Cayenne, the F-PACE is the first SUV from a maker of sports cars, and is already its best-selling vehicle. Combining Jaguar’s sex appeal with two-row SUV practicality is a winning formula!

2018 Kia Sorento: Well-Equipped, Family-Friendly Three-Row SUV

The 2018 Kia Sorento is Kia’s best-selling SUV. The 2018 Sorento combines the space and utility of a full-size, seven-seat family vehicle with foul weather and off-road capability. Add advanced infotainment features and state-of-the-art driver assistance technologies, and you have a go-anywhere, do-anything SUV that entertains and keeps you safe while doing it. Sorento is built at Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia.

2018 Mazda3: Pure Driving Pleasure In A Compact Sedan And Hatchback

The 2018 Mazda3 has long been considered to be the most-engaging, best-handling vehicle in the compact car segment. While it has been designed to provide all the practical benefits of a car in this class, it also has a very special feel. You will be more than transported in the Mazda3, you will be transformed by the rewarding driving experience and the way it makes you feel. 

2018 Acura MDX: Shining Star Of The Entire Acura Lineup

The 2018 Acura MDX is a three-row mid-size luxury SUV. The MDX first appeared as a 2001 model, and has grown to become the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time. Edmunds.com named it the “Most Wanted Luxury Midsize SUV” for 2017. It has also been recognized as “Best Luxury Three-Row SUV for the Money” for 2017, by U.S. News & World Report.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado: Mid-Size Pickup Has A Smaller Footprint

Let’s say you need a pickup truck, but you don’t want a full-size pickup truck. It should be as tough and capable as a full-size pickup truck, but in a slightly smaller package that’s easy to fit in your garage and park downtown. But it still has to tow, haul a load, and go off-road with enthusiasm. The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is a mid-size pickup truck that might be just right for your lifestyle.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Upholding GM’s Honor In The Pickup Wars

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup was first introduced in August of 1998 as a 1999 model. It was the successor to the long-running Chevrolet C/K pickups. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 represents the fifth year of the third generation of the Silverado. General Motors also makes the mechanically identical Sierra pickup truck under the GMC brand.

2018 Dodge Challenger: Old School Muscle Car Still Has The Right Stuff

The 2018 Dodge Challenger is a throwback to the muscle-bound “pony cars” of the 1960s and 1970s. It puts a premium on straight-line acceleration, it can be as in-your-face and outrageous as any muscle car from that era, and it is getting old itself.

2018 Dodge Charger: Performance Icon Powers Through The 21st Century

The 2018 Dodge Charger is the standard-bearer for full-size performance cars at Dodge, as well as the entire Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Corporation. Since it was originally introduced in 1966, it has made a name for itself in street performance and in NASCAR racing. The Dodge Charger has also made a big public impact on both the big and small screens, through movies like Bullitt and TV shows like The Dukes Of Hazzard.

2018 Hyundai Tucson: Competing With The Compact SUV Giants

The 2018 Hyundai Tucson is Hyundai’s entry in the compact crossover/SUV segment. It has been sold in the US since it was first introduced for the 2005 model year. The 2018 Tucson is the fourth model year of the third-generation. It has established Hyundai as a serious player in the compact SUV segment, fully able to compete with the well-established sales leaders.

2018 Jeep Cherokee: It’s More Than A Mid-Size SUV, It’s A Real Jeep

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee has a unique quality, compared to all its mid-sized SUV competitors. This comes from the fact that the Cherokee is a genuine Jeep, with all the rich off-road legacy and decades of go-anywhere capability that the Jeep name implies.

2018 Jeep Wrangler: Continuing The Go-Anywhere Legacy Of The Original

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is the spiritual descendant of the original Jeep that made history supporting our armed forces in countless conflicts, starting with World War 2. The 2018 Wrangler represents the twelfth and final year of the current JK platform, which was first introduced for the 2007 model year. The next Wrangler will ride on the all-new JL platform.

2018 Kia Soul: Hamster Approved, Enjoyed By Millions Of Humans

The Kia Soul was designed at Kia’s California design center, and introduced to the world at the 2008 Paris Auto Show as a 2009 model. The second generation of the Soul debuted as a 2014 model, so the new 2018 Kia Soul represents the fifth year of this second generation.

2018 Lexus RX 350: America’s Best-Selling Luxury SUV Since Day One

The Lexus RX originally came to the US as a 1999 model. The 2018 Lexus RX 350 represents the third model year of the fourth generation of this very successful mid-size two-row luxury SUV. RX stands for “Radiant Crossover.” The Lexus RX has been spectacularly successful in the United States, where it has been the top-selling luxury SUV since it appeared on the market nearly two decades ago.

2018 Mazda CX-3: A Subcompact SUV With The Soul Of A Sports Car

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 really stands out among subcompact SUVs. With nimble and surefooted handling, the styling of a concept car, luxurious appointments, and a dynamic engine, the CX-3 is a confidence-inspiring, comfortable, and great-looking small utility vehicle. Perfectly sized for the city, but with lots of room inside, the Mazda CX-3 fits right in with your lifestyle, whether you are parking it in a tight spot or exploring the countryside.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: So-So SUV From A Barely-Here Brand

The Mitsubishi brand occupies a strange place in the American automotive market. It is the fully developed carmaking subsidiary of a huge and well-known Japanese conglomerate that makes everything from ships to canned tuna fish. Tuna fish? The Three Diamonds brand is Mitsubishi’s own – in fact, the Japanese translation of “Mitsubishi” is “three diamonds.” Their logo appears on the can, just as it does on each car’s grille!

2018 Nissan 370Z: Classic Sports Car In A Modern Wrapper

The 2018 Nissan 370 represents the sixth generation of the Nissan Z-Car line. It was introduced as a 2009 model, so the current 2018 370Z is the tenth model year of the current platform. As the two-seater sports car segment has continued to steadily shrink over the past ten years, Nissan has seen no urgency to replace the current model.

2018 Ram 1500: The Big League Pickup With Many Strengths

Pickup trucks are the main arena for the US new vehicle market. Pickups represent the biggest individual segment in the entire market, and it has been this way for a very long time. These are the biggest ticket, most profitable vehicles for the automakers, so every sale counts.

2018 Toyota Sequoia: Spacious, Full-Size SUV Is Capable And Luxurious

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia is named after the world’s largest redwood trees. It is a value-packed, body-on-frame, spacious full-size SUV. The 2018 Sequoia is big on roominess, power, and capability. It’s also a Toyota, which means that quality and value are built right in.

2018 Chevrolet Impala: The Best Impala In Sixty Years, If Anyone Cares

The first Chevrolet Impala was introduced in 1958 as Chevrolet’s top-of-the-line full-size sedan. During its sixty years in production, it has achieved the distinction of being both Chevrolet’s most popular full-size car and the best-selling automobile in the United States. The 2018 Chevrolet Impala represents the fifth year of the tenth-generation of this well-established sedan. It is a front-wheel drive four-door sedan with room for five inside.

2018 Ford Edge: Space Inside, Style Outside, And Technology Throughout

The 2018 Ford Edge is a two-row mid-size SUV with comfortable seating for five people, plus a plentiful 39.2 cubic feet of storage space behind the second row seats. The 2018 Ford Edge represents the fourth year of the second generation model, which has been available since the 2015 model year.

2018 Ford Explorer: Mid-Size Three-Row SUV Sales Champion

The new 2018 Ford Explorer is the current model of Ford’s mid-size three-row SUV. Since it was first introduced as a 1991 model, the Ford Explorer has been a mainstay of the Ford lineup. More than seven million Ford Explorers have been sold since those early days. It currently outsells all of its SUV competitors, making the Explorer the sales champ in the mid-size three-row SUV segment.

2018 Honda Civic: Designed To Be All Things To All People

The 2018 Honda Civic is a complete lineup of compact cars produced by Honda. In terms of choices, it is unparalleled in the segment. Here’s a quick overview:

  • Body Styles: Four-Door Sedan, Two-Door Coupe, and Five-Door Hatchback

  • Trim Levels: Basic, Mid-Range, Luxurious, Sporty, & All-Out High Performance

  • Engine Power Ratings: From an Adequate 158 to an Overwhelming 306 Horsepower!

2018 Kia Optima: Stylish, Powerful, Well-Equipped Mid-Size Sedan

The 2018 Kia Optima is the latest version of the mid-size four-door sedan that has been manufactured since 2000. The original Optima was a rebadged Hyundai Sonata. Since then, the Optima’s path has diverged from that of its Hyundai cousin. While they continue to share mechanical components, each has gone its own way in terms of design, content, and marketing.

2018 Toyota Corolla: The Safe Choice Gets A Little Edgy

The Toyota Corolla has been a best-selling compact sedan for over 50 years. It has been at or near the top of the compact car sales charts for a long, long, time. The 2018 Toyota Corolla offers respected Toyota reliability in a package that can seat five, is easy to park, and gets good fuel economy.

Let’s Start With A Little Toyota Corolla History

2018 Acura ILX: Another Honda Clone That Misses The Mark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Acura ILX was originally released for the 2013 model year. It is a compact, four-door, front-wheel drive sedan. Based on the ninth generation Honda Civic sedan, it was facelifted for the 2016 model year and continues as Acura’s entry-level vehicle.

2018 BMW X5: Ultimate Driving Machine Of Mid-Size Luxury SUVs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The BMW X5 was first introduced as a 2000 model. It was BMW’s first SUV. It was the first German luxury SUV to use unibody construction, and shares its platform with BMW’s 5 Series sedan.

2018 Chevrolet Camaro: A Tradition Of Sporty Performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe: King Of The Affordable Full-Size SUVs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Ford Escape: The Blue Oval’s Compact SUV Needs A Major Refresh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Honda CR-V: Pretty Darn Great At Just About Everything

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Honda Pilot: Three-Row Mid-Size SUV Is Family Friendly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Hyundai Accent: No More Cheap, Crappy Economy Cars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT: A Korean Compact Hatch With European Flair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT is a breath of fresh air in today’s automotive market. It is a compact five-door hatchback in an ocean of SUVs. But it is a unique alternative if you want a vehicle with a small footprint, plenty of space inside, European style and driving dynamics, and superlative reliability.

2018 Jeep Compass: The Compact SUV That Knows It’s A Jeep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Kia Stinger: An All-New Entry In The Compact Luxury Segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 Kia Stinger sport sedan is Kia’s latest attempt to be taken seriously as an upscale vehicle. Having established itself in the US as a value-oriented brand, the Korean carmaker has just released a well-engineered, rear-wheel drive luxury sports sedan.

2018 Lexus LC 500: Futuristic Luxury Coupe With Performance To Spare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe is the sixth coupe to be a member of the Lexus lineup since the luxury brand was born in 1989. It is a full-size luxury performance coupe, built on the same platform as the LS flagship. In terms of size, it slots right between the BMW 650i Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA: The Three-Pointed Star’s Entry-Level SUV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA is the SUV version of the German brand’s subcompact CLA sedan. The first generation model was introduced as a 2014 model, and has been facelifted for 2018. As a subcompact luxury SUV, it competes against the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3.

2018 Nissan Rogue: Popular Compact SUV Is Nissan’s Best Seller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nissan Rogue is Nissan’s entry in the compact SUV segment. It was introduced to the company’s lineup for the 2008 model year. The 2018 Rogue is the fifth model year of the second generation, which was released as a 2014 model, and then facelifted for the 2017 model year.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Case Study On How To Make A Compact SUV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the all-new second generation of this relatively new addition to the Subaru SUV lineup. It was first introduced for the 2013 model year. The Crosstrek follows the extremely successful pattern that Subaru established over twenty years ago, when it first created the 1995 Outback:

2018 Toyota Highlander: The Toyota Of Three-Row Mid-Size SUVs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Toyota RAV4: The Best-Selling Compact SUV In The USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Toyota Tacoma: Mid-Size Pickup Powers Through Its Third Decade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volvo XC90: Full-Size Luxury SUV From The Land Of The Midnight Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 Volvo XC90 is the latest version of Volvo’s full-size SUV. First introduced as a 2003 model, the first generation XC90 was sold in the US through the 2014 model year. It was named Motor Trend’s 2003 SUV Of The Year, and was lightly refreshed for both 2007 and 2012.