With the release of our Tesla Model S road test, there have been many questions regarding what other models stand out. Here, we present the current class valedictorians, those cars that have faced our more than 50 tests and managed to earn an A.
Volkswagen is bringing more power to the people with a revised four-cylinder engine that will bring a power boost to the Beetle Turbo and Jetta GLI this month, making it the most powerful Beetle ever offered in the United States.
Taking a page from the Ford Mustang playbook, Chevrolet has resurrected a classic moniker (and order code) with the Camaro Z/28. Sure, fuel economy may be the buzz of the New York International Auto Show, but it is heartening to see that the muscle car battles continue.
With the media days at the New York International Auto Show behind us, the cars team has had time to reflect on the approximately 1,000 vehicles on display. Many new models made impressions, and some were utterly forgettable. To share our perspective, we've named standouts in 10 categories.
There aren't many cars that make my heart flutter more than a Corvette. And over the last 20 years, I've been lucky to have driven many.
For passenger cars, maximum engine speeds don't get much higher than 9,000 rpm. Yet that was the number that keep ringing in my ears after the press conference where Porsche took the wraps off of the latest-and-greatest 911 to date: The 2013 911 GT3.
The rollout party for the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette continues, with the C7 convertible making its debut this week at the Geneva Motor Show.
Spring is just weeks away, and with the new season comes the dream of warm weather and open-road romance for top-down driving. It just so happens we have two German roadsters for sale from our test program that fit this bill.
We'll remember 2012 as being a banner year for driving enthusiasts. The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ twins took to the road, closely followed by the Ford Focus ST, a model whose track prowess we recently captured on video.
At our test track, we found an easy recipe for cooking up a homemade supercar without resorting to tuner-shop tweaks that could break the bank or void the warranty.
The delivery of our Tesla Model S last Friday culminated over two years of wait. We put a $5,000 deposit in October, 2010 and waited our turn. California start-up Tesla is a new kind of company that builds only electric cars. And as if that's not innovative enough, the purchase process is quite novel as well. While we were waiting for our own car, we borrowed one for an early look back in November:
Shelby American will apply some of its founders' chili spice to the Ford Focus ST, creating an even hotter high-performance hatch.
The top dog of the Dart sedan lineup, the Dart GT, was revealed today at the Detroit Auto Show, sporting mostly cosmetic enhancements: LED tail lamps, integrated dual exhaust, projector headlights and body-colored door handles.
Chevrolet introduced the 2014 Corvette Stingray ahead of the action-packed Detroit auto show, revealing sharp-edged styling, more power, a better-dressed interior, and impressive materials technology.
Each year, car reliability trends begin surfacing as we look at data by brand and car type, with periodic spikes common around redesigns and new technology. As is often the case, the muscle and otherwise sporty cars are seeing much reliability activity in the latest Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey.
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