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2014 Audi R8 Review

8 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

"The V-10 version of Audi's mid-engine R8 is a user-friendly, daily-drivable supercar that comes alive when called upon with a screaming motor, wild styling and amazing reflexes," Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman said of the 2014 version. Check out Bragman's...

2015 Honda Civic: What's Changed

10 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Most significant changes: New SE trim level Price change: $100 increase for LX, EX, EX-L and HF On sale: Sept. 17 for LX, EX, EX-L and HF; later in the fall for Si, Hybrid, Natural Gas and new SE Which...

How Much Can You Stow in the 2014 Chevy Impala's Cubbies?

11 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala's 18.8 cubic feet of trunk space is downright massive for a sedan, but it's not the only impressive storage feat inside our long-term test car. The front seats are a compulsive organizer's dream with treasure trove...

Diono Car Seats Allow Parents to Fit Three in the Backseat

13 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

When baby makes three kids in the backseat, it's often time for parents to start looking for a larger car. However, there are some who instead look for a way to fit three child-safety seats across their current car's bench...

Improved 2015 Kia Soul Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick, Forte Fails

15 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

The 2015 Kia Soul hatchback has rejoined the ranks of vehicles deemed worthy of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick. Meanwhile, the 2015 Forte fell short again after losing its status the previous model year, despite improvements....

First California Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars Goes to Audi

Audi announced today that it had received the first permit issued by California for the testing of self-driving, or autonomous, cars on the Golden State's roadways. The news comes the same day as California's new laws governing the testing of...

Too Many Parents Skimp on Booster Seat Use

After years of wrangling with heavy child-safety seats, Latch systems and five-point harnesses, booster seats seem so "easy." At their most basic, these car seats raise up a child so a seat belt is positioned correctly to protect them in...

New House Report Blasts NHTSA

On the heels of yesterday's New York Times investigation, a report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee blasted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for an alleged series of critical mistakes leading up to GM's recall of some 2.2...

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid: First Look (15 Photos)

Competes with: Audi A8 TDI, BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid, Lexus LS 600h Looks like: An S-Class with enough rear signage for Mercedes' lettering supplier to hire an extra shift Drivetrain: 436-hp (combined), turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and electric motor with seven-speed...

How Rude! Discourteous Drivers Ranked by State

While it's unlikely that any one state has the market cornered on inconsiderate drivers, a recent study concludes that some places are more obnoxious than others. Insure.com in July surveyed 2,000 licensed drivers from across the U.S., half women and...

2015 Chrysler Town and Country: Explaining the Trim Levels

Busy families know there's no more functional family hauler than the iconic minivan. The Chrysler Town & Country has been a heavyweight in the segment since I used to rollerblade home after school to catch the latest "Full House" episode....

2014 BMW 640i Gran Coupe Review

"It has coupe-like style and grace in spades, but the 2014 BMW 640i Gran Coupe also has a shocking price tag, yet still doesn't include many of the luxury and safety features you'd expect," said Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman......

2015 Honda Fit Video

Honda's compact hatchback, the Fit, is back for 2015 with a redesign and a host of new entry-level features. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says that "if the last Fit was already a solid effort, this one is a must-drive for...

Recall Alert: 2008-2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Tacoma

Vehicles Affected: About 20,000 model-year 2008-14 Toyota FJ Cruiser SUVs and Tacoma pickup trucks equipped with accessory wheels and tires installed by Toyota or dealers before the vehicles' first sale. The Problem: The vehicles may incorrectly list the spare tire...

New York Times: NHTSA Has 'Record of Missteps'

A New York Times investigation into the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration alleges that the nation's top auto safety regulator spent the past decade stumbling over recalls and withholding its legal powers to regulate an auto industry with record-breaking recalls...

Child Passenger Safety Week: Protect That Precious Cargo

Child-safety seats are an important part of keeping your child safe in your car. To be effective, however, they must be installed correctly. This is harder than it sounds; 3 out of 4 children aren't as safe in a car...

What Are the Top 10 Exhaust Tips On Sale Today?

Aesthetically, there is a lot to consider when analyzing a car's design. Most people probably focus on a car's grill or even the profile. But for a certain group of people the tailpipes have an allure all their own. Here...

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

1. 2015 Subaru Outback 2. 2014 Nissan Rogue 3. 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 4. 2014 Honda CR-V 5. 2015 Honda Fit 6. 2014 Hyundai Elantra 7. 2014 Mazda3 8. 2014 Toyota Highlander 9. 2014 Jeep Cherokee 10. 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

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Video: Five Things Families Should Look for in SUVs

Need a vehicle that can accommodate your growing family, but recoil at the very notion of a minivan or station wagon? OK, by default you've selected an SUV, so Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says there are some factors you must...

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