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12 new cars that shouldn't be around any longer
12 new cars that shouldn't be around any longer

Like day-old pastries, some new cars have stuck around on the shelf long enough that they're starting to grow a little moldy. Long ago, these cars first hit the market—and we were generally excited about them back then. At the time, they represented something close to their makers' latest and...Read More»

2017 Cadillac Escalade towing
Towing a boat with the 2017 Cadillac Escalade: 6 things you need to know

A day in the life of most Cadillac Escalades starts with dropping the kids off at school followed by a visit to the local Starbucks watering hole, but these big brutes are well-suited to far more strenuous activities. While most of the Escalade's rivals feature car-like unibody construction for...Read More»

2017 Dodge Viper
Death List 2018: The cars that won't be back next year

It's all a popularity contest. If you're a successful car, odds are good that you'll make an appearance the next year. But if you're the kind of car perpetually marked as the "manager's special" with an asking price that's about to become a begging price, you're probably not going to be asked to...Read More»

South American market Chevrolet Trailblazer
What’s in a name? The Dodge Neon and Chevy Trailblazer’s international double life

Today, the Dodge Neon and the Chevy Trailblazer are in the automotive equivalent of the international witness protection program. You won't find a new one in a showroom in the United States, but venture across a border or two and a Dodge or Chevy dealer will be happy to sell you a new four-door...Read More»

2018 Subaru Crosstrek
Autos for non-majors; what cars we'd take back to school (and where)

Incoming college freshmen, take note: Your roommates should not be your friends, good shower shoes are indispensable, and leaving campus will become mandatory approximately four days after classes start. Reliable transportation comes in handy for 2 a.m. burrito dashes, 4 a.m. jam sessions, and 11...Read More»

2017 Ram 2550 Power Wagon
Towing a boat with the 2017 Ram Power Wagon: 6 things you need to know

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon's main mission in life is to slowly pluck its way through treacherous situations, like rock crawling, the woods, and other various off-road situations. But at its core, the Power Wagon is a heavy-duty 2500 Ram pickup truck, which means it's also built to serve all your...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5
7 things to know about the new 2017 Mazda CX-5

Small SUVs and crossovers are a big deal. The deluge of all-new crossovers this year from Volkswagen, Honda, and others should be proof enough of that. If you listen to Mazda engineers, the bigger deal is in the small details. The new 2017 Mazda CX-5 is their proof. Although the second-generation...Read More»

Hertz Car Rental
10 rental cars you should avoid, and why

Rolling the dice at a rental car counter requires a strong stomach. You've reserved a "mid-size sedan" and there's a picture of a Ford Focus, but the keys that the friendly folks at Generic Airport Car Rental hand you may be for an entirely different car. After all, none of the major car rental...Read More»

2017 Mazda MAZDA6
The best-looking cars of 2016 (that weren't sports cars)

We're not difficult creatures to understand, really. We all have a Jungian connection to objects that we can identify as "beautiful" before our next breath. Examples? Sure. The Sistine Chapel, orchids, anything written by Vaughan Williams, the KFC Double Down sandwich, and sports cars. All of those...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model X
Greener by the dozen: The 12 most fuel-efficient cars of 2017

In 2017, more was more. For automakers marching toward more fuel-efficient cars, 2017 was a watershed year. It marked the year that nearly every major automaker announced concrete plans to build at least one—if not more—battery electric vehicle by the end of the year. Even Jaguar Land...Read More»

2016 BMW 7-Series
The best new car features of 2017

Though we're well into the Jetsons age of in-car features and technology, automakers have proven that there is still plenty of room for innovation. Collectively, our staff has put countless miles on every new car to hit the market over the past few decades. We hate to sound jaded, but when a car...Read More»

2016 Subaru Legacy
Safe six: TCC's best-performing models for safety in 2017

For most drivers, safety becomes their first priority only moments before they need it. Thankfully, most automakers have taken a proactive approach to vehicle safety and have evolved with more stringent testing, regulations, and consumer expectations. That's the good news. The better news? There...Read More»

2017 Nissan GT-R
The 11 best-performing cars of 2017

Performance cars are the competitive eating challenges of the automotive world. Eating 144 oysters in a single sitting is possible, but perhaps not a good idea every day. Samesies with owning a high-performance car. Over-indulgence is in our DNA, however, and we would be remiss not to stroke our...Read More»

2017 Acura NSX
Stop-traffic gorgeous: Here are the most beautiful cars of 2016

If beauty is pain, there are just some cars worth suffering. Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Lotus—we're looking at you. But our list of the best-looking cars for 2016 don't make many sacrifices at the altar of attractive shapes—besides copious amounts of money for some. Have four reasonably...Read More»

2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Not bad meaning good: The lowest-rated cars of 2016

As far as technological achievements measured only between today and 1940 go, there are no bad cars on the road. When you start measuring modern cars against each other, things start to look a little different. We've rated hundreds of 2017 models this year, and our revised ratings model revealed...Read More»

2017 Toyota RAV4
These were the most researched cars of 2016

Shopping for cars has never been more intimidating for buyers. Along with hundreds of models from which to choose, there are countless trims, packages, and options awaiting further scrutiny from car shoppers once they've landed on a model—assuming they've even made it that far. Before...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius
The 6 most influential green cars in history

For the first 50 years of its life, the auto industry operated entirely free of any regulation. Believe it or not, it wasn’t until the 1950s that all U.S. states even agreed on the size, shape, and mounting holes for license plates. But starting in the 1960s, governments began to face up to...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
Here's how Ford threw away the old Super Duty and started from scratch

Ford's new 2017 Super Duty range marks the first time since 1999 that the truckmaker started from scratch and built an all-new pickup. For the first three generations of the heavy duty pickup, Ford largely used the same frame it had first developed for the Super Duty range when it split the series...Read More»

Craigslist
12 must-do tips for selling your car on Craigslist

Right now, there's not a better way to reach a huge audience to sell your car than on Craigslist. It's a free website that allows you to list anything from megabuck houses to used tennis shoes to a Ferrari F40, and its format doesn't place significant restrictions on what you can put in your ad...Read More»

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