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Auto Briefs: LeBron James plugs Kia K900; Tesla Model X delay likely

(Kia) LeBron James teams with Kia Basketball star LeBron James has partnered with Kia to promote the K900, the brand's first rear-drive luxury sedan. As the K900 Luxury Ambassador, the...

October 24, 2014


Auto Briefs: VW XL Sport concept has a motorcycle heart

(Volkswagen) Volkswagen XL Sport This lightweight sports car, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this month, features a two-cylinder engine adapted from the powerful Ducati 1199 Superleggera motorcycle. It has...

October 24, 2014


Moving Forward: Motor Trend says CR-V is top SUV; Ford drops Focus EV price

(Honda) Motor Trend win for CR-V Motor Trend magazine has chosen the 2015 Honda CR-V as its 2015 SUV of the Year. Besides liking the improved driving dynamics and fuel...

October 24, 2014


News & Features: 5 ways to ruin your engine

The engine is the heart of your vehicle. When it stops working, so does your car. Just as the human heart needs its owner to eat healthy food and to exercise for it to operate properly, your car's engine also needs you to provide it with proper care.

By Tom Moor October 24, 2014


Car Talk: Slow and steady wins the regenerative-braking race

Dear Tom and Ray: I am always irritated by people who have their accelerators pressed right up until the moment they apply the brakes. For example, I might be a...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi October 24, 2014

Sound Off: How much has growing traffic increased your commute time over the past five years?

How much has growing traffic increased your commute time over the past five years?...

October 23, 2014

News & Features: Infiniti QX80 is a quiet, commanding SUV

Despite gas prices still being over $3 a gallon, large SUVs have been making a comeback. Among them, the Infiniti QX80, one of the most sumptuous.

By Peter Couture and Lyra Solochek October 23, 2014


News & Features: GM tries again to tap into midsize-truck segment

The muscular 2015 Chevy Colorado — new metal in the stale midsize pickup segment — may lug more bicycles and kayaks than bricks and lumber.

By Terry Box October 22, 2014


News & Features: BMW i8 drivers will have to get used to gawkers

BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid may be as fast as a Corvette Stingray, but it made me late every time I drove it.

By Lawrence Ulrich October 21, 2014


Auto Briefs: Skidding a must in $300K Aston Martin; top automaker sites

(Aston Martin) Aston Martin buyers want $300K car to be able to skid Drivers of Aston Martin sports cars such as the $300,000 Vanquish coupe are demanding an option that's...

October 19, 2014


News & Features: More than just pretty, paint protects cars like never before

The Ford Model T may best be remembered for its black color, but for the first four years of production, the car was available in blue, green, gray and red. Paint may be the colorful finishing touch, but it's not just a fashion statement. It has to endure years of sun, rain, heat, cold, salt and bird droppings.

By Tom Voelk October 19, 2014


Moving Forward: Neiman Marcus sells Maserati for X-mas; Mazda is mpg leader

(Maserati) Maserati for Christmas? A 100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition 2015 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 (shown) is among the gifts in the 2014 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. The car sells...

October 19, 2014


Autobiography: Coincidences add up to destiny for Chevy owners

"I love my car because ... it is an upgraded clone of my first car." — Richard Sanderson, Mountlake Terrace

October 19, 2014


Car Talk: His power window doesn't know when to stop

Dear Tom and Ray: This problem already almost cost me my fingertips, so you've got to help me. How does a power window know that it's reached the top of...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi October 19, 2014

Auto Briefs: RV sales rise; Toyota is top auto brand, report says

(Coachmen) RV sales accelerate as recovery gains traction Sales of travel trailers and motor homes continue to improve, with demand for some models nearing the peak volume before the recession,...

October 17, 2014


Auto Briefs: Lamborghini spells it all out for Asterion concept

(Lamborghini) Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 All the letters and numbers in this supercar concept tell a story. LP is for longitudinal posterior, meaning it's a mid-engine car. The 910 points...

October 17, 2014


Moving Forward: Name Camaro's special edition; airless tire floated in Paris

(Chevrolet) Name that Camaro Chevrolet will create a 2015 Camaro SS Special Edition, but car fans will be the ones naming it. The automaker is taking name suggestions through Twitter...

October 17, 2014


Car Talk: European mileage versus American mileage

Dear Tom and Ray: I just purchased a 2014 Mazda3, and I am thrilled with getting 32 miles per gallon, city and highway combined. Then I spoke to my brother-in-law...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi October 17, 2014

News & Features: Slideshow: Highlights from the 2015 Seattle Auto Show

The 2015 Seattle Auto Show continues through Sunday at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Photos by Linda Hughes October 16, 2014


Sound Off: As an auto shopper, how brand loyal are you?

As an auto shopper, how brand loyal are you?...

October 16, 2014


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