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Great cars coming in 2024 and beyond

Take a look at all the cars, SUVs and trucks heading our way, whether they be electric or combustion powered


Kia says hybrids aren't a threat to EVs but are the perfect gateway to electrification

Demand for EVs has slowed while interest in hybrids has soared. Kia says hybrids are an opportunity to get hesitant EV buyers into electrification.


Town officials share surprising cost savings after switching police vehicles to Teslas: 'This benefits our taxpayers'

"It was a risk in the very beginning, but it's proven now." Town officials share surprising cost savings after switching police vehicles to Teslas: 'This benefits our taxpayers' first appeared on The Cool Down.


10 Electric Cars That Have Five-Star Safety Ratings In 2024

Efficiency, eco-consciousness, and top-notch technology go hand in hand with these 10 fantastic electric cars, which boast five-star safety ratings.


Most Valuable Vintage Matchbox Cars Worth 100 Times Their Original Price

Some of the most valuable vintage Matchbox cars were originally samples.


13 Classic Cars Driven by Hollywood Stars

The Hollywood glitz and glamour are incomplete without the coolest cars the world has ever seen. With luxury and style reigning supreme, classic cars have always stood out as a symbol of status, elegance, and a touch of nostalgia among the litany of million-dollar Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Maybachs. Many Hollywood stars have been charmed by vintage automobiles since the golden age of modern cinema. Same way they carefully choose their red carpet rides, classics can be more than just a mode of transportation – the representatives of an era and an extension of the stars themselves. Ladies and gentlemen, join us in this scenic drive through Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Hollywood Hills, and wherever else these legendary figures love to frolic, as we raise our glasses to the iconic classic cars that captured the hearts of some of Hollywood’s finest performers — who made us laugh, cry, and dream.


Are we seeing a return to internal combustion engines?

"Gearheads are realizing the experience is such an important part of the car," said Car and Driver magazine's Tony Quiroga.


Toyota plans to allow drivers to easily change their car color, following in BMW's footsteps

Ditching vinyl wraps and painting jobs, the motor company plans to use the technology that can change colors when in heat or exposed to light.


Lease The New Honda Prologue For Less Than A Tesla Model Y

Is this deal enough to get you into Honda's first EV?


Ford ends its controversial EV dealership programme

Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) opened in the red today after announcing plans of ending its EV dealership programme. Why is Ford pulling the plug on EV-certified? The initiative dubbed “EV-certified” was announced amidst exceptional demand for electric vehicles in September 2022. But $F is pulling the plug on that programme as the EV optimism is now fadin...


Stellantis Recalls Over 200,000 Vehicles

Stellantis is recalling over 211,000 SUVs and pickup trucks due to a software malfunction that may cause their electronic stability control systems to fail.


EVs Could Last Nearly Forever—If Car Companies Let Them

An electric car capable of running for 1 million miles is within reach.


Ford Is Making Fortunes From Hybrids But GM Wants To Wait Three More Years

CEO Jim Farley believes the technology is here to stay.


Future Classics: 24 Cars of Today Destined to Be Classics

Snag these now and you'll be glad you did.


Honda Updates The Civic, Reintroduces Hybrid Variant For 2025

The new Civic Hybrid is the most powerful non-Type-R Civic ever.


13 Classic Muscle Cars From the 1960s We Long To See Again

The '60s had the best looking cars.


FIA releases details on next-gen 2026 F1 racecars – DRS is gone

The FIA announced the first round of specifications for the next generation F1 racecars to start in 2026. The post FIA releases details on next-gen 2026 F1 racecars – DRS is gone appeared first on The Manual.


How Hybrid Tech Will Keep Subaru's Boxer Engine Alive

Subaru's boxer engines lag in one aspect, and here's how they plan to address it, as well as helping it stay relevant in the midst of electrification.


Best Cars for the Money in 2024 and 2025

Shopping for a new vehicle and looking to get the most bang for your buck? These are the cars that squeeze the most value out of every dollar.


6 Of The Most Powerful Inline-6 Engines Ever Put In Production Cars

Within a variety of premium and performance oriented cars are several variants of the inline-six engine - a versatile design capable of high horsepower/torque.


Edmunds: The best used vehicles for young drivers under $20,000

Safety is critically important when choosing a vehicle for a younger driver. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. There are many reasons for that statistic, ranging from inexperience and distraction to risky behaviors such as speeding or...


13 Reasons the 2024 Chevrolet Suburban Is a Family Favorite – And 5 Caveats to Consider

A Girls Guide to Cars


'CyberGuy': Bullet train-looking giant semitruck to hit US highways

Kurt Knutsson examines Kenworth’s SuperTruck 2, an aerodynamic tractor-trailer for better efficiency.


13 of the Most Unusual Cars We’ve Ever Seen

Whether it's useless parts or experimental shapes, these cars are strange.


BMW Fastest in Shortened Qualifying at 24 Hours of Le Mans

Kamui Kobayashi’s off-track excursion at the Karting corner in the Toyota GR010 Hybrid brought out a red flag that ended the session early.


13 Fastest Cars in the World in 2024

Pure speed.


14 Dangerous Sports Cars for Experienced Drivers Only

During the Arizona Nationals at Firebird Motorsports Park, something unexpected happened. NHRA Pro Stock driver Camrie Caruso was making a high-speed pass in her Camaro when things went sideways—literally. The car lost control and smashed into the track’s wall at around 142 mph, which left her with a broken leg. Crashes like these are not uncommon, even for professional drivers. Sports cars are designed to win races, and with speeds of over 150-200 mph, these cars are no joke to handle. Today, we will look at 14 vehicles you should avoid if you don’t have the experience.


The world’s coolest police cars

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Revving up Retro Style: The Hottest Cars of the 1950s

Retro design at it's finest.


New Ford Capri Will Arrive Next Month As Electric SUV

But it will not be the same four-seat coupe that Europeans love.


Tested: 2024 BMW X1 M35i Is Highly Caffeinated

The M-ified X1 is one tightly wound compact SUV.


Advocacy group raises concerns about top-selling SUVs: 'Absolutely ridiculous'

"It's not just you: Cars are getting bigger and bigger." Advocacy group raises concerns about top-selling SUVs: 'Absolutely ridiculous' first appeared on The Cool Down.


A Look At The 5.7L Diesel V8 Engine That Powered The Chevrolet Monte Carlo

The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is an iconic car, but what ever happened to the 5.7L diesel engine that once powered it? Here's what you need to know.


The brutal truth about the West’s war on Chinese electric cars

Which companies will be hit the hardest by the European Union’s crackdown on Chinese electric vehicles? Perhaps surprisingly, it may not be the Chinese brands themselves. Western manufacturers such as Tesla and BMW – which make cars in China and then ship them to Europe – risk being the biggest losers from the EU’s tough new tariffs crackdown on EV...


Did you buy one of the worst cars of all time? Here are the bottom 30, ranked by automotive experts

Many Americans have owned at least one lemon – did yours make the list?


I drove Hyundai's $52,000 Palisade SUV. These were my 24 favorite features

I recently reviewed a fully-loaded 2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy SUV. I was blown away by its premium cabin, smooth engine, and advanced tech.


The great cars powered by the Oldsmobile Rocket V8

An iconic engine hailing from an iconic company - here's what it powered


These Teens Built a Winning Racer: Part Police Car, Part Truck, All Pink

Four high-school friends formed Material Girls Racing and mashed up a Ford Ranger and a Ford Taurus to create “Rangerus.”


24 Four-Door Family Cars That Are Faster Than a Ferrari F355

Go fast and take the family, too.


Groundbreakers: the cars that did it first

We take a look at all the cars that changed the world – one new technology at a time


These 20 Cars Will Last You Twice as Long as Any Regular Vehicle

A car is a major investment, therefore you're probably going to want one that will last for as long as possible. While the average vehicle has only an 11.8% chance of lasting 250,000 miles, some cars...


5 Best Cars To Buy on a $100K Salary

No matter how much money you make, affording a new car can be a challenge. That's especially true since you'll hear lots of different advice about how much of your salary should go toward your...


10 Practical Electric Cars With Rock-Solid Dependability

These are the electric cars you need to be looking at if you value practicality and reliability


Most interesting European cars we’ve ever spotted in American junkyards

American junkyards are inevitably full of Detroit's finest - but we've unearthed plenty of European models on our travels too


The 2025 Porsche 911 Isn't Even Pretending to Be Analog Anymore

The new 911 loses two little interior quirks that made it unique.


13 Electric Buggies That Are a Total Blast To Drive

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5 Mid-Size SUVs To Avoid When Looking For A Used Car In 2024

If you have your sights set on a used mid-size SUV, but unsure which make and model to get, here are five that you should steer clear of in 2024.


Hydrogen Vs. Battery Electric: Which Is More Environmentally-Friendly?

Hydrogen-powered cars, or FCEVs (fuel-cell electric vehicles) add a whole new layer to the debate regarding EVs and their impact on their environment


6 Car Models You Should Stay Away From Buying in the Next 5 Years

Whether you're buying a new car or a used model, you have to consider long-term costs. However, you also have to consider long-term relevancy. With technology, safety standards, customer...


Did The Chevy SSR Always Have A Corvette Engine Under The Hood? Here's What To Know

Initial rollout of the Chevy SSR prompted disappointment, so the automaker borrowed from the Corvette, but it may have been too late for the retro pickup.