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An inside look at Jaguar’s goals and directions

Jaguar Land Rover designer Ian Callum and product manager David Larsen give us an inside look at where the brand is headed, and why.
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Breathing dust and hanging on for dear life at this year’s Baja 1000

The 50th Baja 1000 is coming up. We took a brief glimpse behind the wheel to find out why this form of racing attracts so many drivers.
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Road Rave – How to tow a trailer like a boss

Most people don’t know how to tow a trailer properly, but towing doesn’t have to be a nightmare if you know what to do.
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I was on the self-driving bus that crashed in Vegas. Here’s what really happened

The Las Vegas self-driving shuttle bus didn’t crash. It did exactly what it should have done. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement.
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Ghost hunting with the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Midnight Edition

We took the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Midnight Edition on a creepy visit to one of America’s most notorious haunted houses – the Pennhurst Asylum.
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2018 Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport first drive review

In our 2018 Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport first drive review, we take a closer look at the performance and handling of Jag's newest addition to the F-Type family.
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Watching Red Bull Global Rallycross is like witnessing a real-life Mad Max chase

Global Rallycross racing is brutal, fast, and over in about 5 minutes. That’s why we love it.
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2018 Cadillac CT6 first drive review

For our 2018 Cadillac CT6 first drive review, we focus on the Super Cruise autonomous system as an example of Level 3 self-driving capabilities.
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Vehicle marketing language — how keywords on car sites influence your choices

Auto dealers who use the right words to for vehicle marketing can help their sales performance. Are you susceptible?
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Volvo’s U.S. boss clears the air on electrification, self-driving cars, safety

Volvo’s Senior Vice President Lex Kerssemakers discusses plans for electrification, autonomous drive, and increased safety over the next 5 years.
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You and Bambi will both appreciate the new technologies reducing roadkill

Researchers at Virginia Tech are working on reducing roadkill and animal collisions that cost over 200 lives and $1 billion annually.
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Inside the Japanese factory where Pioneer still makes car speakers by hand

We took a trip to visit the Pioneer speaker factory in Tendo, Japan to learn about the craftsmanship and quality that goes into a product most of us take for granted.
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Barely legal: 5 hot imports you can finally drive on American roads in 2018

Did you know you can import any car to the U.S. as long as it’s 25 years old? Here are five fantastic cars eligible for import in 2018.
2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Review

2018 Volvo XC60 T8 first drive review

Our 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 review covers the drivetrains, trim levels, and options on the industry’s newest plug-in hybrid SUV, built on Volvo’s new platform.
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Meet Motivo, the mercenary engineers quietly crafting the tech in your next car

Motivo Engineering engineers new products from scratch. To work fast and produce results, it had to invent a whole new way of working.
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Not ready to drop $35K on a new EV? You won’t believe how cheap they are used

Used EVs are some of the cheapest late model cars you can buy, and they still have a lot of life left in them.
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2018 Subaru Crosstrek first drive review

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is all new, and it’s fantastic. Our review uncovers an an excellent vehicle at a bargain price.
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2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD first drive review

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To understand America’s Jeep obsession, you’ve gotta get muddy

American's have loved Jeep for more than 75 years, but to get the appeal, you have to leave the pavement.
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Road rave: Getting muddy with Firestone’s latest off-road tire

We went to the Shenandoah mountains of Virginia to drive Firestone’s latest full off-road tires, and ended up learning the science and design process by which tires are made.
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2018 Acura TLX first drive

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2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 first drive

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport first drive

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The best U.S. cities for self-driving cars may surprise you

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Your car’s dusty diagnostic port is getting a whole new life outside the garage

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Potholes cost drivers $3 billion each year? Here’s how they form and why they’re so damaging

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2017 Jeep Compass first drive

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Hydrogen cars are here, but should you put one in your driveway?

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With trick trophy trucks, the Mint 400 race makes Mad Max look middle-of-the-road

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2017 Honda Clarity first drive

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How autonomous vehicles will forever change how we buy, own, and insure cars

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Land Rover sets sail to the America’s Cup seeking new challenges

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Smart cars are dumber than you think, but there’s a plan to make them better

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Ethanol-infused fuel can cause problems, but don’t expect it to disappear

We’ve looked at the myths and facts about ethanol in our road fuel, and found some legitimate beefs, particularly when the mixture is used in marine engines and motorcycles.