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Chinese tech giant wants to beat Porsche, Tesla at their own game

An prized performance record may be on the line.


The 15 Coolest Cars Of The 1980s


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.


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.


The great cars powered by the Oldsmobile Rocket V8

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


Popular Automotive Trends That Were Banned By The Authorities

The authorities gave all of these mods a hard pass.


America’s grandest auto company? The Rise and Fall of Packard

The story of Packard


California voted to ban new diesel trucks at ports. Why did L.A. and Long Beach just add 1,000 more?

While California waits for the EPA to act, more than 1,200 trucks have obtained new registrations to move cargo at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach this year; 90% run on diesel.


10 Used High-Performance EVs That Are Notoriously Reliable But Crazy Fast

The last thing you'd want is for a performance EV to breakdown in the middle of nowhere, so, here are 10 EVs that are reliable.


These are the 10 best deals on new cars, according to Consumer Reports

There’s always going to be something special about spending hours poring over reviews and research until you find the best, most perfect car that could ever fit your needs. Sadly, once you’ve settled on a new car to buy, you’re also probably far from the only one to decide that a new Toyota Tacoma or Kia Telluride is right for you. And that means paying dealer markup.


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.


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...


Auto review: Chevy fields a surprisingly attractive, affordable new battery electric SUV

It’s no mystery why mainstream consumers aren’t flocking to electric vehicles. While public infrastructure remains an issue, if you own a home with a 240-volt outlet, that’s not a problem. The issue is the vehicles themselves. Until now, most were Lilliputian in size and driving range at a gargantuan price premium. Consider the 2011 Ford Focus Electric with its Lilliputian 115-mile range and ...


Canepa Commissions A Porsche Restomod You've Never Heard Of

This is Kalmar's first 7-97 commission for the United States, and it's headed to a well-known classic and collectible Porsche dealer.


2025 Cadillac Optiq Debuts As Compact Luxury Electric For The Whole World

General Motors’ luxury arm has just previewed the Cadillac Optic — which looks to be offering a tad more utility than the brand’s larger Lyriq EV. While it debuted in Paris, the model is to become a global model and suit the taste of luxury-minded consumers the world over.


Tesla Has a Trade-In Problem. It’s Going to Last Awhile.

New car prices and used car prices are always linked. That’s why Tesla’s aggressive price cuts designed to sell more new EVs have created a problem for existing owners.


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.


10 Hybrid Cars With More Than 500 Miles Of Combined Range

If you're looking for an efficient hybrid car, here are your 10 best options.


The fastest cars made by every major automaker

A close look at the swiftest cars made by all the major car firms that are currently on sale


EVs Could Last Nearly Forever—If Car Companies Let Them

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


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.


Why The 2013 Toyota Camry Is The Best Model Year To Buy Used

The Toyota Camry has been in the US for decades, with the 2013 model year standing out as the most trusted version.


1973 Lotus Europa Is Today's Bring a Trailer Pick

The Europa was a pioneering mid-engine sports car.


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.


The Interesting Junkyard Discoveries of Sonny’s Auto Repair in Blaine, Tennessee

One of America's best-kept secrets is an unassuming salvage yard complete with six decades of history


A.I. Shows What 20 Popular Cars Will Look Like in 20 Years

As the world shifts to sustainable transportation, these iconic vehicles will breathe new life into the auto industry, embracing cutting-edge technology and electrifying efficiency. Here’s what popular cars will look like in 20 years, according to AI!


14 Meanest Looking Cars on the Road

Don’t mess with me! That’s what some cars seem to convey as they rumble down the street. These vehicles exude in-your-face attitude, be it their aggressive grille, sharp-angled headlights, or wide, muscular stance. And, if you crave a ride that turns heads, not for being adorable but for wickedness, you’re in luck, as we have the meanest cars lined up for you.


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.


What's So Special About The Chevrolet El Morocco?

There wouldn't even be an El Morocco, or a story, without Canadian businessman Reuben "Ruby" Allender.


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

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


Triumph & Tragedy: The story of America's great lost auto companies

These once-great brands are all in the pantheon of automotive history


Chevy’s Electric Camaro Could be One of the Most Affordable EVs in America

General Motors’ president spoke to MotorTrend about the automaker’s upcoming plans for an all-electric Camaro that keeps its pony car style.


13 Pricey Sports Cars and Their Affordable Alternatives

Porsche recently unveiled the latest iteration of the quintessential sports car – the 992.2-gen Porsche 911. We predict you’ll be hearing a lot about this sports car for a long time. Even folks who’ve never seen the inside of the car will have plenty to say about the 911’s departure from its traditional naturally-aspirated flat-sixes to a hybrid drive system. It marks the first time in over six decades that Porsche would equip a road-going 911 with a hybrid powertrain. It probably won’t matter what you think of this shift if you can’t fork over around $115,000 to get one. It doesn’t have to be a sad reality, though. There’s always an Emira for every Evija: A 370Z for every 8 Series. Indeed, the market brims with alternatives that capture these elite sports cars’ spirit, performance, and excitement at a fraction of the cost.


Cheapest 400hp Cars You Can Buy Brand New In 2024

Looking to get the most bang for your buck? Here are the cars with the highest horsepower-to-price ratio


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...


2025 Ford Mustang GTD's Interior Looks Livable but Lacks a Back Seat

Ford has finally revealed the GTD's interior, which has two rear windows, including one for watching the suspension at work.


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.


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


13 of the Most Unusual Cars We’ve Ever Seen

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


Aptera solar electric vehicle drives towards production

Aptera Motors cofounder & co-CEO Chris Anthony discusses the firm’s solar electric vehicle


Honda Updates The Civic, Reintroduces Hybrid Variant For 2025

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


What Happened To The Chrysler Turbine Car? (And Why Cars Don't Have Jet Engines Today)

The Chrysler Turbine Car was one of the most iconic vehicles of the early 1960s, so what happened to it? Here's the whole story of what happened to jet engines.


Most Valuable Vintage Matchbox Cars Worth 100 Times Their Original Price

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


5 Of The Rarest Jeep Willys Models (And How Much They're Worth Today)

Over the years, there have been a number of novelty Jeeps that are either rare or cost a pretty penny.


15 Used Cars To Avoid at All Costs

Buying used is smart, but not if you choose one of these models.


Auto mechanic reveals his picks for most reliable vehicles

‘Car Wizard’ David Long joins ‘The Big Money Show’ to share his top ‘no-brainer buys’ under $10,000.


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

Go fast and take the family, too.


2025 BMW M2 Gets 20-HP Boost to 473 Ponies, Updated Cabin

Along with the added oomph, the 2025 M2 receives an upgraded infotainment system and a tweaked dashboard layout that prioritizes the screen over physical controls.


This Restored 1953 Ford Customline Club Coupe Houses Overdrive And A Ford Flathead V-8

The story of this coupe begins with that of a sedan: A four-door 1953 Ford with a 101-hp 215-cu.in. "Mileage Maker" OHV six-cylinder and Ford-o-matic automatic transmission. Like this coupe, that sedan was green—probably Seafoam Green. Seafoam was one of four green shades offered by Ford for the 1953 model year, the others were Timberline Green Poly, Fern Mist Green, and Cascade Green—the latter of which replaced Fern Mist for the spring selling...


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.