2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost First Test: Chip On Its Shoulder

We’ve tested nearly half a dozen first-gen EcoBoost Mustangs around here, so we’re pretty familiar with how the car drives and performs. The 2018 model, a midlife refresh, has picked up a 10-speed automatic, an extra 30 lb-ft of torque, and a whole lot more attitude. View all 27 PhotosSee nearly 300 images of the […]

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Ford Really Wants This Focus Sedan Prototype to Be Seen

It has been about seven years since Ford redesigned the Focus, and despite receiving an update for 2015, it feels a little outdated. Past spy shots have shown that Ford is hard at work developing a new Focus, but it hasn’t been clear when the car would officially be revealed. Based on these photos, that date is probably […]

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2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante Put to the Test on Ignition

Get ready to go fast—really, really fast. On this new episode of Ignition presented by Tire Rack, raging bull believer Jonny Lieberman sets out to convince doubting Jethro Bovingdon that the wind-cheating Huracán Performante really is as good as Lamborghini says it is. Remember, Lambo showed the world a Nürburgring lap time of 6:52.01, at […]

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Mainstream vs. Luxury Afterword: You Get What You Pay for…Sometimes

When we were assembling the field for this four-test shootout, a representative of a luxury automaker expressed concern that we were creating a straw man scenario—in other words, we were making a testing paradigm that would set up the luxury brands to fail. With cross-our-heart promises that no such agenda was in play, we set […]

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Spied! Huge Kidney Grilles Spread to the Next-Gen BMW X5 M

Our spy photographer just snapped the upcoming BMW X5 M up close at a red light in BMW’s home country of Germany. The current BMW X5 will be replaced by the soon-to-be-released 2019 X5 that our photographer also recently caught testing. The 2010 BMW X5 M was the first X5 M making an impressive 555 hp […]

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450, CLS 53 Review: Mercedes Maintains the Magic

Sunny Spain, with its winding roads up the serrated Montserrat mountains surrounding Barcelona, was a perfect place to gauge the latest Mercedes-Benz CLS. It’s a chance to sample the four-door coupe’s performance and handling, appreciate the exhaust notes from the new inline-six, and welcome an expanded lineup that now includes the first Mercedes-AMG CLS 53. […]

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2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Starting Price Dropped to $25,990

The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid’s EPA fuel economy estimate may be lower than last year, but so is its base price. Honda announced that the 2018 Accord Hybrid, which goes on sale this week, will start at $25,990 including destination—a drop of $4,490 from last year’s model. That price gets you a base Accord Hybrid, which […]

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The Nissan IMx is Going Into Production, Will Essentially be a Leaf SUV

The name “Tesla” may be synonymous with electric cars, but since the end of 2010, Nissan’s been quietly selling the fully electric Leaf hatchback. It was even popular enough to earn a second generation. But from the sound of it, Nissan thinks sales of its next electric car will blow Leaf sales out of the water. […]

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Ford Really Wants This Focus Sedan Prototype to Be Seen

It has been about seven years since Ford redesigned the Focus, and despite receiving an update for 2015, it feels a little outdated. Past spy shots have shown that Ford is hard at work developing a new Focus, but it hasn’t been clear when the car would officially be revealed. Based on these photos, that date is probably […]

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