After driving my newly-acquired Honda CR-V for a few weeks, some of the minor issues that I’d either failed to notice or chosen to ignore started to become more apparent. The brakes, for example, really were in terrible need of replacement. The tires, too- 3 different brands made up the 5 tires on the CR-V- […]
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When it was introduced in the late 90s, the original Honda CR-V was an innovative car-based SUV that promised to combine an SUV’s all-weather capabilities and high seating position with a car’s fuel economy. It was a formula that was wildly successful, and which spawned rivals like the Toyota RAV-4, Hyundai Tucson, and- depending on […]
General Motors will offer dual clutch awd on the Cadillac XT5 and new Buick LaCrosse. The system replaces the differential with two electronic clutch packs.
After trying to convince my wife to buy a 20 year old Honda instead of a brand-new Volvo XC90, I ended up selling myself … a 20 year old Honda.
Mercedes’ latest Sprinter based RV offering combines a livable interior with serious off-road gear to deliver a go anywhere, in-nature experience.
The next Prius will be available with all wheel drive, but what about the Prius V? In an alternate universe, this thing is already a sales success!
So you need a bug out vehicle, but you’re on a budget? Check out the first generation Honda CR-V for cheap, capable travel to safety!
The gearheads over at Motor Trend are pretty familiar with cars that go fast, so when they were wowed by the Tesla Model S P85D, we paid listened.
Honda got bad news this week when Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld posted video of the 2015 Honda CR-V utterly failing its all-wheel drive performance test.
What better way to start the week than a ride-along in the new 691 horsepower Tesla Model S P85D supercar?
Ford will bring a new Focus RS with a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine and all-wheel drive to the US market. How will it stack up against the competition?
Pictures of a new for 2016 Alfa Romeo SUV was recently leaked to Germany’s Auto Bild magazine, and it might be coming to US dealers as early as next year!
The 2015 Jeep Renegade is a hugely anticipated entry-level model with lots of questions surrounding its 4×4 ability. Could its European cousin answer them?
Though it has reportedly been delayed by six months, the 2016 Toyota Prius may get new features that set up apart in the hybrid field, including all-wheel drive. That’s the latest from a report by Automotive News, which says a lithium-ion battery pack is probably also on tap. Due to diminishing returns on hybrid fuel […]
The 2014 Buick Regal GS is quicker, faster, and handles better than the old T-Type- all while getting 50% better fuel economy. That, my friend, is progress.
When the refrigerator white Mitsubishi Outlander Sport arrived in Oak Park, the area was still recovering from the record-cold of the “Polar Vortex” that had swept through days before. There was enough snow in the alley behind the house, still, that the wife’s Hyundai Tucson needed digging out more than once just to get in […]
The new electric Land Rover Defender concept uses a simple, air-cooled battery and motor combination that can pull more than 12 tons up a 13% grade, wade through 3′ of water, and play off-roader and rock-crawler for more than 8 hours on a single charge. YEAH!
Thanks to a clever Photoshop user at Teamspeed, the 1000 hp 2013 McLaren hybrid supercar has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the Paris show!
A few days ago, I said something about making sweet love to Acura’s NSX while everyone else at the auto show was paying attention to Hyundai’s new Elantra coupe (note: I actually yawned while typing the words “Hyundai’s new Elantra coupe”). The NSX, with its curves and stance and its promise of blistering trackday performance, […]
We’ve covered Russia’s CNG/electric hybrid YoMobile before (here, and here) but now the cars are getting really – well, REAL. To show off just how real things are getting, the keys to a fully functional “pre-production” model were recently haded over to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (the World’s Craziest Bad***) for a quick spin […]