Fuel economy is a reason to buy the 2013 Ford C-Max hybrid crossover, but not the only reason. That matters because critics have questioned how close the C-Max's real-world gas mileage comes to its eye-popping EPA rating of 47 mpg in the city, 47 on the highway and 47 in combined driving.
Send in the clones. The virtually identical 2013 Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ make a mockery of the idea that a brand's identity matters.
DETROIT — $1.4 million. 1,001 horsepower. Leather from cattle
raised in special high-altitude pastures.
You think Michael Phelps was under pressure at the Beijing
If you can't build a great car, build a car with a lot of great
stuff in it.
The 2009 Audi A4 is the culmination of a 30-year strategy by
VW's luxury brand, and it was worth the wait.
Riddle me this, Batman: When is a fuel-efficient subcompact
DETROIT — In the auto industry's hour of darkness, General
Motors and Ford will unveil promising new models vital to their
survival at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit
LOS ANGELES — The conventional wisdom that ultra-environmental
vehicles must be either tiny and impractical or festooned with
expensive hybrid technology got a kick in the teeth as the
diesel-powered Volkswagen Jetta TDI won the Green Car of the Year
award Thursday at the Los Angeles auto show.
Lexus built its reputation on the strength of its ability to
develop cars as smooth and silent as an elevator, but the raucous
2008 IS-F performance sedan is the first vehicle from Toyota's
luxury brand that's more entertaining and involving than pushing
the button labeled "penthouse."
As bad news swirls around Chrysler, the 2009 Dodge Ram pickup
arrives to remind us that the automaker is very good at some
A handful of cars and trucks General Motors will introduce over
the next eight years may determine whether the automaker survives
to celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2108.
Like a lot of car enthusiasts, I've always been ambivalent about
the Porsche Cayenne.
If you think the best part of any drive is the moment it ends,
has Smart got the car for you.
I stopped traffic — not in a good way — the first time I had to
refuel a car with Ford's nifty new capless gas filler.
It's past time that Saab earned its keep, and the brand's smooth
and powerful all-wheel drive 2008 Turbo X sedan and station wagon
are a good start.
Somebody please remind me why the station wagon has been
dismissed as uncool, the generic mom-mobile. The 2009 Volkswagen
Jetta Sportwagen is an exciting and enjoyable compact car.
The 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS compact wagon arrived a year later
than most people expected, but at the perfect time.
The 2009 Pontiac Vibe is an all-new replacement for the Vibe
wagon that went on sale in 2002.
Somewhere out there, somebody's dying to buy a nifty-looking
sport wagon with the latest technical features. They couldn't care
less about passenger space or practicality. They want style and
GENEVA, Switzerland — The global auto industry will get a major
new player, and Ford Motor Co. will lose a major distraction when
Indian conglomerate Tata buys Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford in
about two weeks.
You may look at the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu and see an amazingly
good midsize sedan at a terrific price.
LOS ANGELES — Chevrolet's new campaign to establish itself as an
environmentally friendly brand got an early endorsement when its
Tahoe hybrid full-size SUV was named Green Car of the Year at the
Los Angeles Auto Show on Thursday.
With all due respect to Daimler's nifty Smart two-seater, the
2008 Ford Focus is the real smart car.
Cuter than Lindsay Lohan with a puppy — and infinitely safer on
the road — the all-new 2007 Mini Cooper S is nearly everything it
DETROIT — General Motors Corp. executives are touting a new
engine technology that could cut fuel consumption up to 15
DETROIT — Low-slung and lovely, the 2008 Nissan Altima coupe is
the prettiest car from the brand's talented designers since the
Murano and the 350Z debuted in 2002.
DETROIT — The hardtop convertible goes mainstream this year, as
an engineering marvel only the rich could attain a decade ago