The compact segment is fiercely contended, with strong competitors coming from every major carmaker. With increasing quality deriving from each geographical location, expectations are rising, and customers are no longer willing to settle for a crappy econobox.
Excuse the junior high speech class cliche, but Webster's Dictionary defines a 'coupe' as "a two-door automobile often seating only two persons." Over the last decade, the German automakers have pretty much told Merriam Webster to go to hell. Their model lineups have exploded and they have created classes of cars that…
The fourth generation Nissan Pathfinder loses its ruggedness for 2013, switching to a unibody from the traditional body-on-frame approach. It looks more like an oversized crossover vehicle than the rock-traversing machine of old. But don't for one minute think this makes the new Pathfinder any less capable.
Alto de la Mina, Colombia — Once upon a time, trucks were trucks. All you got was a metal box with some seats and rudimentary controls; a thing to be battered, broken, and fixed repeatedly. Adding 4-wheel-drive was just a way to abuse these glorified carts in the gnarliest terrain imaginable.
Ever since the dawn of luxury sport sedan time, the BMW 3-series has been your honors student cousin at the family Thanksgiving dinner. Audi, Mercedes, and, most recently, Cadillac have all tried to beat the 3-series at its own game, but in one way or the other, they have always come up short.
McLaren was predestined to build a version of its MP4-12C for the pate-tanning set. But is the new Spider as good as the closed-top coupe that shares its nerdy alphanumer-name, or is it — like most other convertibles — a tragedy of compromise? Let's head to Spain and find out.
The new Chevrolet Malibu Turbo is interesting mostly because of the "turbo" part of the name. But not for the reasons you'd think. When most of us think of "turbo" we still think of it in terms of fast and sporty, since that's what we grew up with. If a car was turbocharged in the 80s, then it was a sports car that…
Convertibles have been a part of Jaguar's DNA since day one. Legends like the XK120, E-Type, and XJS are deeply ingrained in Jaguar's heritage as comfortable tourers with a sporting attitude. The XK continued to hold the candle as the relaxed, sporting gentleman's convertible since it was released in the 1990s.
For ages, Audi has continually tried to push diesel powered cars on an American market that, for many silly reasons, just isn't all that interested.
Jalopnik's own Travis Okulski drove the new Ford Fusion Hybrid in New York. He claimed to want to "Make tender but gentle love to it." At the same time Travis was figuratively zipping his pants back up, I was heading out to Santa Monica for sloppy seconds.
As I plunged through a sweeping set of bends, deep in the Alaskan wilderness, I almost missed the big-ass black bear sitting in the middle of the road. Fortunately, I managed to stop just a few feet away and watched as this beautifully savage animal meandered back into the undergrowth.
I've seen the future, and it's a grim place for hoons like you and me. Cameras will monitor our speed. Congestion will reduce our opportunities to drive fast. Our own vehicles will report driver behavior back to the authorities. Hell, it's 2012 and it'd be socially unacceptable to enjoy our vehicles' performance even…
The first time I ever saw a picture of the Nissan Juke, I thought it was a joke. I figured it was a photoshop and there was no way that it could possibly be a real car. Those headlights, those proportions. Something was all wrong. It looked like an abomination.
This morning, Chevy held a drive event for the Chevy Spark, the latest and smallest car on the market from the automaker.
Europeans have been graced with this sporty machine's presence for some time, but now it crosses the pond. Audi fans can rejoice as the Audi RS5 hits US soil. It's our turn to give it a good, old fashioned thrashing, to see how it holds up.
The Camaro ZL1 Coupe is one of the most surprising cars I have driven. Given its hefty waistline and reputation as a monster muscle car, the handling performance is quite astonishing. So, providing you don't wear a toupee, the convertible ZL1 should be just as impressive.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI has had solid performance credentials for the past 35 years, but it's never been a full-fledged sports car. In 2004, VW decided enough was enough and gave the Golf all-wheel drive, a wider body, and a melodious 3.2 liter VR6. The limited production R32 was born.
About a week ago, Ferrari hand picked a number of journalists to venture to Italy and have a day with the latest car to come out of Maranello, the F12berlinetta. This is Ferrari's new V12 powered, aluminum bodied top dog. Ferrari promises that this is the fastest road car ever to be adorned with the Prancing Horse…
Auto scribes are rarely the creative type and we're all easily led to follow the storyline laid out for us by the car companies. In the case of the Cadillac ATS that story line is "has Cadillac beaten the 3-series?" Go ahead and read some other reviews. They'll almost all start out with a variation on that theme.
While the BMW M3 was shopping for a new polo shirt at J. Crew and the Audi RS4 was home studying for its SATs, the Mercedes C63 AMG was the car that was hanging out under the bleachers smoking cigarettes and trying to hook up with all the cheerleaders.