2014

30 Days of Mercedes CLA: Video, Video, Video
30 Days of Mercedes CLA: Video, Video, Video

This month, we're spending lots of quality time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, the brand-new, front-wheel-drive, compact sedan that's been hustling across TV screens since the Super Bowl--and is now hustling its way into showrooms as it goes on sale. We've had lots of fun with the CLA...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, First Drive, Bilster Berg
30 Days of Mercedes CLA: Everything So Far

We're setting out this week on an in-depth look at the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. But before we dig too deeply into the details, it's time to take a tour through our past coverage--the headlines that show where we've already been with the CLA, from Detroit to Geneva, from southern France to...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul
Electrified Kia Soul Arrives In 2014

If you like your cars small, boxy, and infested with CGI hamsters, the Kia Soul is right up your alley. But what if you also enjoy cars that are fully electric and emissions-free? As of next year, Kia will have you covered there, too, thanks to the upcoming Kia Soul EV. Kia promises that the new...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days Of The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

We regularly cruise the Interstates and autobahns behind the wheel of high-performance machinery--plenty of it wearing the three-pointed star. This month, we'll be turning our sights on the opposite end of the luxury and performance spectrum, toward something a little more mainstream--to the 2014...Read More»

2014 Nissan Versa Note
2014 Nissan Versa Note, Now Available At Amazon

Once upon a time, Walmart seemed very, very weird. "Who would want to get groceries, gardening supplies, and oil changes, all in the same place?", we wondered. Then the internet hit the mainstream and showed big-box retailers how it's done. Seriously, have you looked at Amazon lately? If you can't...Read More»

2014 Jeep Cherokee
2014 Jeep Cherokee Delayed A Third Time Due To Transmission Problems

For more than a decade, Jeep fans have awaited the return of the long-lost Cherokee. Earlier this year, it seemed like they'd soon get their wish: Chrysler unveiled the 2014 Jeep Cherokee in March at the 2013 New York Auto Show, promising that the all-new crossover would arrive in showrooms in...Read More»

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Earns 50 MPG, Priced From $29,155

If you're looking for a new hybrid, you might want to save your pennies 'til Halloween. That's when Honda dealers will begin carrying the 2014 Accord Hybrid, priced from $29,155. The sedan arrives with a goodie bag full of standard features. Perhaps most notable is Honda's LaneWatch system, which...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul Vs 2013 Kia Soul
2014 Kia Soul Vs. 2013 Kia Soul: Up-Close Impressions

The completely redesigned 2014 Kia Soul begins arriving at dealerships just a few weeks from now. And even if you've already read our first drive of the 2014 Soul from last month, you might wonder, after first seeing the 2014, if you should hold out for the new model or look for a deal on a 2013...Read More»

2014 Ford Fiesta 5-door hatchback
Yes, Miss Ross! New Ford Fiesta Web Series Driven By Demanding Divas

Here are the facts, as best we can gather: The Ford Fiesta is heavily targeted to young drivers. Young drivers love music, especially live music. Musicians love performing for appreciative crowds, and also chilling in their dressing rooms. Those dressing rooms are filled with junk that is specified...Read More»

2014 Buick Regal GS
2014 Buick Regal Driven; Priced From $30,615

The 2014 Buick Regal gets a new engine, a new infotainment interface, and some reconfigured hardware when it goes on sale later this year--along with a new base price. That price is $30,615, which includes $925 in destination charges--$675 higher in all versus the least expensive 2013 Regal. At...Read More»

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Arrives, Boasting 47 MPG

The Honda Accord Hybrid has arrived for 2014, boasting some very impressive credentials. Will it manage to win over consumers in the super-competitive mid-size sedan marketplace? Let's take a look. Honda's press release for the 2014 Accord Hybrid focuses primarily on its fuel economy -- which is...Read More»

2014 Volvo S60
2014 Volvo S60, S80, XC60 And XC70 Recalled For Electrical Problems

Volvo Cars of North America has issued a recall for S60, S80, XC60, and XC70 vehicles from the 2014 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles suffer from an electrical problem that could result in a crash. The flaw affects...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul  -  First Drive, August 2013
2014 Kia Soul: First Drive

Once in a great while, a product can be just enough of an outlier to reach discerning, trend-conscious buyers new and old, yet not so different that it feels contrived, or paints you the fashion victim or odd duck. The Kia Soul has been that—the ‘mainstream alternative’ hit of the...Read More»

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
2014 Honda Odyssey Ads Feature Neil Patrick Harris & Rainn Wilson

Just three days after we wrote about the importance of taglines in advertising, Honda has announced a new tagline of its own: "Start Something Special". And naturally, the automaker has a series of commercials to help launch the phrase. According to Honda's Mike Accavitti, "The new Honda tagline is...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte
2014 Kia Forte Video Road Test

The Kia Forte doesn't have the perennial best-seller badge of the Honda Civic or Ford Focus, but there's a new model this year with a new mission--to chase after those class leaders. Does the Forte have what it takes to beat the competition? Good looks now run in the Kia family, and the Forte...Read More»

2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew
Ford Unveils 2014 Ford F-150 STX & STX Sport Package

If you're in the market for a new pickup -- and with truck sales up 23 percent, you very well may be -- you now have another option to consider. Ford has unveiled the 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew, as well as an STX Sport Package, offering a mix of value and luxury, inside and out. In the F-150...Read More»

2014 Toyota Corolla  -  First Drive, August 2013
2014 Toyota Corolla: First Drive

The 2014 Toyota Corolla is an all-new model, but for better or worse it has quite the birthright. For the kind of person who doesn't like surprises—the kind who lays out their car-buying possibilities in a nice, neat array; considers cost of ownership and depreciation; and keeps a new car for...Read More»

2014 Tesla Model S
Tesla Electric Car Outselling Entire Buick, Lincoln, Porsche Lineups In CA

Yes, it's shocking. California automaker Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is outselling a number of very well established vehicle brands in its home state—with only one model: the all-electric Model S. In June, Tesla outsold (on the basis of registrations) Buick, Lincoln, Porsche, Volvo, and...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2014 Chevrolet Silverado, 2014 GMC Sierra Set New Standard For Truck Safety

Yesterday, we told you about the Tesla Model S -- a car so safe, it broke the equipment that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration uses to gauge safety. General Motors' pickups haven't quite matched that impressive feat, but the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and the...Read More»