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It was a ceremony of over-engineering. It was going on all around us — 467-horsepower, 500-horsepower, 300- and 200-horsepower vehicles of all types.
What do you do after visiting the RV dealer “just to look,” but a 24-foot travel trailer follows you home, and you don’t own a vehicle powerful enough to pull it? You start doing homework, as a friend of mine did when she bought such a rig for retirement travel.
You could live in this one — on a ranch, at a campsite, on the open road. But although it is classified as a “midsize” sport-utility vehicle, the 2017 GMC Acadia, the subject of this week’s column, is too large and costly to garage in a congested city.
What’s your relationship like with your mechanic? Are you grateful? Wary? Terrified? Well, remember, it’s a two-way street. Your mechanic is a person, too. A person with feeling and emotions — even if they’re generally expressed as grunts.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 is a leading light in the charge toward electrified vehicles. The redesigned and re-engineered E-Class sedan and wagon are now the most advanced vehicles in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the carmaker says. Compared with its predecessor, the new E-Class is longer by 1.…
Volvo has been on a mission to prove it can build sporty and stylish cars that are built in China but have all the meticulous detail of its Swedish ancestry. And it seems to be working.
A friendly message to Audi: Embrace simplicity. It will improve sales for you and make things easier to live with for us, your customers.
The first Tesla store opened in Columbus, Ohio, 72 miles away. Then one popped up in Cincinnati. Soon, another was in Cleveland. Tesla’s Ohio invasion was swift and — to longtime auto dealers such as Blake Arbogast — a growing threat, creeping ever closer.
The car is substantially better than its marketing. It seems as if the people who made it knew exactly who they were making it for — proud folks who worked hard all of their lives, who know themselves and what they’ve been through and who don’t need an external symbol of “prestige.” They jus…
Cars capable of driving themselves may be on the showroom floor sooner than you think, but whether they should come with all the current essentials — including a steering wheel and pedals on the floor — has the auto industry at a fork in the road.
I did not like it in 2011 and 2012 when it was making the rounds at the international auto shows. It seemed like an answer to a question no one asked or sought a serious answer to, anyway.
The Lamborghini Huracan may be popularly perceived as a social rave, but it is an engineering masterpiece and a daily-driver supercar.
Size matters for a compact crossover, and the Hyundai Tucson makes the most of small spaces to give the owner big returns.
It had to happen.
Nothing about the 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL assumes that you want to “win.” Nothing about it says you are a “loser,” either. It is a front-wheel-drive, midsize family sedan that is quite happy being what it has been for the 24 years it has been called “Altima” — a reasonably affordable, econ…
The Fiat 124 Spider is a bilingual strategy piece designed to please the senses, the company says.
The memo that the U.S. car market is finally slowing down apparently didn’t make it to Coventry, England. From its British headquarters, Tata Motors’ Jaguar brand has rocketed to the front of an increasingly listless crowd of vehicles in America.
ATLANTA — The summer heat made the Autotrader editors wonder: What are the hottest cars on Autotrader.com so far this year? To find the answer, the car shopping site’s data analytic gurus determined which 10 cars were most searched from January through June.
The day when intelligent, automated cars will ferry many of us around is still a long way off. But even partly automated vehicles, such as Tesla’s Model S, have recently raised questions about their safety and reliability. And amid mounting scrutiny over this technology, German officials are…
It is huge, gargantuan — bigger than a politician’s ego. It stretches 20 feet, 2.7 inches. It is nearly seven feet wide and weighs 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight, sans passengers or cargo. You turn corners in this one very carefully.
It is a station wagon in reality. Lincoln’s marketers call it a “sport-utility vehicle.” You can get it in front-wheel or all-wheel-drive. In either, it has loads of utility and luxury. But I drove the 2016 Lincoln MKX Premium all over Northern and central Virginia for a week — interstates a…
WASHINGTON — The White House announced an array of new initiatives aimed at clinching one key goal in a transition away from burning fossil fuels — switching the nation’s millions of drivers from gas guzzlers to electric vehicles.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin to reward hackers who expose deficiencies in its car’s software, the company announced Wednesday.
Audi calls its re-engineered 2017 A4 the best-performing version yet, though it took nine generations. Under its new, more elegantly styled skin is an autocross of sophisticated electronic sensors for near-piloted driving, but it’s also is a balanced driver’s car of mean intensity.
With a starting price at $39,995 ($48,120 as tested), the 2016 Lexus RC 200t is an entry level luxury coupe for people who want to save a little money.
The cost of Ford’s Platinum Explorer is about $20,000 less than a true luxury-class SUV. The vehicle also will be less expensive to maintain.
Credit Chevrolet for sheer audacity: “The SS has several advantages over the BMW 5 Series, including 2.4 cubic feet more trunk space, OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi, and auto-park assist,” says the top line, in bold font, on the press packet I find when I receive the car.