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Hyundai Sonata Vs. Kia Optima: Compare Cars

Both the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima, in just a few generations, have gone from also-rans to tough mid-size rivals for vehicles such as the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion. It’s all for good reason, thanks to great styling, excellent fuel economy, available hybrid models, and class-leading value.Read More

Limited Edition Slingshot Black Pearl SL

For a limited time beginning in August, Polaris dealers will have for sale a limited edition Slingshot SL in Black Pearl. MSRP: $ 26,199. The Black Pearl SL Limited Edition features Indy Red color accents on its frame rails, coil springs and swing arm as well as black seats with greyRead More

Car news in 90 secs: Ferrari 488 Spider reveal, Merc C 63 Coupe, Ford GT details

Videos 30 Jul, 2015 Our regular car news videos round-up the week's biggest car news stories in about minute and a half Latest

2016 Hyundai Equus, VW Outsells Toyota, Ferrari 488 Spider: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2016 Hyundai Equus Review The Hyundai Equus gives the South Korean automaker a place at the executive-luxury table. While it can’t compete with the best big four-door sedans from Germany, it’s a pleasant, plush luxury car that should give pause to buyers who don’t put asRead More

Special Edition Bonneville T214

The Triumph Bonneville T214 pays homage to Johnny Allen and his Texas Ceegar streamliner that set the motorcycle land speed record of 214.40 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1956. The Texas Ceegar was a Triumph Thunderbird 650cc-powered, methanol-fuelled streamliner. It was conceived and built by airline pilot J.H.Read More

Driving abroad: your holiday car guide

Tips & advice 30 Jul, 2015 Our guide to all the info, laws and top tips for driving abroad, on holiday or on business Latest

Average Age Of U.S. Vehicles Hits Record High: 11.5 Years

You’ve heard people say that none of us are getting any younger? Well, it’s true of our cars, too: according to IHS Automotive, the average age of U.S. vehicles has hit a record high of 11.5 years. In other words, the average passenger vehicle on the road today was builtRead More

Max Biaggi Wild Card Ride II

After a three-year hiatus Max Biaggi returned to World Superbike racing at the 8th round of the 2015 series in Misano to clinch two 6th place finishes. Not too shabby for 44-year-old who hadn’t turned a wheel in anger since his retirement following the 2012 season where he went outRead More

Autonomous car tech makes it harder to drive, not easier

Autonomous cars sound like they take the pressure off drivers, but is that really the case? Despite hours and hours of training to qualify as a private pilot, you cannot pass your test in a four-seat Cessna 172, then grab the keys to an Airbus A330 that afternoon and jetRead More

2014-2015 MINI Cooper Recalled To Improve Crash Protection

BMW has issued a recall for select MINI vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles were improperly constructed and provide less protection for occupants during collisions than is required by law. The flaw poses a hazard toRead More

Honda Starter Relay Switch Recall Hits US, Affects 45,153 Motorcycles

Sharing the same component across multiple models has its advantages. Manufacturers don’t need to redesign relatively simple parts over and over again and can order them in large quantities, taking advantage of the economy of scale. The downside is when there’s a defect in the part, leading to recalls withRead More

Throwback Thursday – 180mph in a Chevrolet Corvette, 25 July 2001

In 2001, Chevrolet proudly stated that its Corvette C5 could reach a top speed of 176mph – and Autocar set out to test the claim Advertising claims are all well and good, but do they stand up to close scrutiny? In 2001, then senior road tester Ben Whitworth set outRead More