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Google made a brilliant pivot to turn around its self-driving-car struggles

Google made a brilliant pivot to turn around its self-driving-car struggles

  It’s not a secret that Google has ambitions to become a hardware company. The tech giant unveiled a suite of new hardware products in the fall, like its first smartphone, the Google Pixel, and connected speaker, the Google Home. And now the company is taking the same approach with […]

by January 17, 2017 3 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
Honda has figured out how to make its bestselling minivan sleeker and sexier

Honda has figured out how to make its bestselling minivan sleeker and sexier

  Minivans are having a moment. The new Chrysler Pacifica has been conjoined with Google self-driving car project, Waymo. And now Honda, against all odds, has made its bestselling family hauler into a sleek and sexy beast. Okay, that’s probably an exaggeration. But at the 2017 Detroit auto show, the […]

by January 8, 2017 4 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
Nissan’s most popular car in Europe has finally arrived in America

Nissan’s most popular car in Europe has finally arrived in America

  2017 Nissan Rogue Sport. On Monday, Nissan added to its portfolio of SUVs with the introduction of the Rogue Sport compact crossover. The Rogue Sport is the US version of the award-winning Qashqai (pronounced Cash-Kai) crossover Nissan’s hottest selling model in Europe. Even though the Rogue Sport is built […]

by January 6, 2017 2 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
2018 Ford F-150 Adds Diesel Engine, Fresh Style And New Tech

2018 Ford F-150 Adds Diesel Engine, Fresh Style And New Tech

The Ford F-150 is not only the top-selling truck in America, but also the country’s hottest-selling vehicle of any kind and has been for the past 40 and 35 years, respectively. Rolling out updates to such a pivotal model, then, is a big deal for Ford, but that’s just what […]

7 self-driving car milestones to look out for in 2017

7 self-driving car milestones to look out for in 2017

Self-driving cars had a big year in 2016. Uber launched a pilot program for its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, followed by a short-lived one in San Francisco before ultimately going to Arizona. Tesla also started installing hardware that can enable full autonomy in October. But traditional automakers will be making […]

by January 2, 2017 2 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
Comparison Test: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback vs. 2017 Mazda 3 5-Door a?? Grins Matter

Comparison Test: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback vs. 2017 Mazda 3 5-Door a?? Grins Matter

Until recently, American car shoppers generally treated hatchbacks with a level of disdain normally reserved for that fetid cheese you forgot about in the back of the fridge. It made sense; most of them were base-model penalty boxes with all the charm of plain oatmeal. Now, though, the market is […]

by December 14, 2016 87 comments Car Reviews
2017 Honda CR-V First Drive Review a?? Vehicular Happy Meal

2017 Honda CR-V First Drive Review a?? Vehicular Happy Meal

2017 Honda CR-V 2.4-liter inline-4, DOHC, i-VTEC, direct injection (184 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm; 180 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm) 1.5-liter inline-4, turbocharged, DOHC (190 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm; 179 lb-ft @ 2,000-5,000 rpm) Continuously variable transmission (CVT), front-wheel drive/Real Time AWD w/ Intelligent Control System 26 city / 32 highway […]

by December 12, 2016 64 comments Car Reviews
2016 McLaren 570S Review a?? The Entry-Level McLaren, a Bargain at $200,000

2016 McLaren 570S Review a?? The Entry-Level McLaren, a Bargain at $200,000

2016 McLaren 570S 3.8-liter V8, twin-turbocharged (562 horsepower @ 7,400 rpm; 443 lb-ft @ 5,000-6,500 rpm) Seven-speed SSG automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive 16 city / 23 highway / 19 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) Base Price: $187,400 As Tested: $210,710 Prices include $2,500 for “transportation and port processing.” After I spent […]

by December 2, 2016 18 comments Car Reviews
2017 Mazda 3 5-Door Grand Touring Review a?? Ita??s The One To Have, Not The One Youa??ll Buy

2017 Mazda 3 5-Door Grand Touring Review a?? Ita??s The One To Have, Not The One Youa??ll Buy

American consumers acquire more than 200,000 new compact cars every month. Only 4 percent of those cars are Mazda 3s. Compact car buyers are far more likely to drive away from a new car dealer in a Corolla, Civic, Sentra, Elantra, or Cruze; more likely to choose a Focus, Jetta, […]

by November 30, 2016 127 comments Car Reviews
The 2017 Ford Escape Titanium EcoBoost 2.0 is Still the Best-driving Small Crossover You Can Buy

The 2017 Ford Escape Titanium EcoBoost 2.0 is Still the Best-driving Small Crossover You Can Buy

Hop out of your 1992 Toyota Camry Wagon in the Costco parking lot and tell me what you see. Plenty of Accords and Altimas and Camrys, I’m assuming. Large numbers of F-150s and Silverados and Rams, maybe even the odd Tacoma here and there. Some minivans and big SUVs. And […]

by November 28, 2016 92 comments Car Reviews