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

Go fast and take the family, too.

Was The Duesenberg Straight-8 A Good Engine, & How Powerful Was It?

Duesenberg isn't a name many but the most dedicated gearheads would recognize, but in the early days of the automobile, they made some very powerful engines.

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 "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...

Transit expert highlights issues with popular design trend in truck and SUV models: 'It honestly infuriates me'

"Why do people in the U.S. feel they need giant pickup trucks?" Transit expert highlights issues with popular design trend in truck and SUV models: 'It honestly infuriates me' first appeared on The Cool Down.

2025 Honda Civic Hybrid Makes the Choice for You

If you're not going for the Si or the Type R, this is the Civic you want.

View Photos of the 2024 GMC Acadia

See exterior and interior photos of the redesigned three-row mid-size Acadia, which is bigger and boxier than before.

Why ICE Semi Trucks Will Never Die

While the rest of our cars slowly adopt EV powertrains, the humble semi truck refuses to give up the trusty internal combustion engine.

Awakening A 1964 Buick LeSabre After 40 Years of Slumber

We’ve all seen it happen. That melancholy moment when the family workhorse gets put out to pasture, officially retired from daily duty. From there, the vehicle’s first few months in storage quickly turn into years, and years turn into decades, as the once prominent transport of family and life gets buried in layers of dust and dirt—sometimes becoming convenient horizontal storage for other cast-aside items of daily life. Our featured 1964 Buick...

Jeep Confirms Wagoneer Plug-In Hybrids, New Cherokee Coming Soon

The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will both add 4xe PHEV options in 2025, and the compact Cherokee will finally get a replacement after being discontinued.

This is how long it will take for the electric vehicle industry to win over skeptical buyers

A new study finds that most EV skeptics will consider buying a battery-powered vehicle in the future, but for some, it could take a while.

Aptera solar electric vehicle drives towards production

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

Elon Musk: Unsupervised autonomous driving accelerating very quickly

CNBC's Phil LeBeau joins 'Fast Money' with updates from Musk's comments at the Tesla event happening now.

Hertz is giving drivers thousands off slightly used electric vehicles — here's how to get your hands on one

Shoppers can find a 2022 or 2023 Tesla for under $20,000. Hertz is giving drivers thousands off slightly used electric vehicles — here's how to get your hands on one first appeared on The Cool Down.

13 Little Cars With Huge Engines Under The Hood

These cars have a lot of power despite their size.

5 Japanese Cars To Stay Away From Buying

Japanese cars have earned and maintained a well-deserved reputation for reliability and affordability. For instance, the 2023 Toyota RAV4 was the fourth bestselling car of 2023, according to Car &...

Department of Transportation finalizes CAFE rules for vehicles made after 2027

The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for vehicles manufactured after 2027 that would require all new passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. to increase fuel economy at a rate of 2% per year and 2% per year for light trucks made between 2029 and 2031...

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.

6 Of The Coolest German Muscle Cars Ever Built

German engineering has produced plenty of cool muscle cars just as capable of pinning drivers against their seatbacks as any Mustang, Roadrunner, or Cutlass.

Kia EV3 Arrives With Funky Styling, Sustainable Interior, And 373-Mile Range

The baby EV5 may be small, but the 201-horsepower EV3 is filled with big car features and luxury.

Which bargain car will fit my daughter, her friends and their rowing equipment comfortably?

Dear Alex, My daughter is a vet student, which takes her to placements on farms throughout her training. She’s also a keen rower and ideally would like to transport four of her crew to various events. For a budget of £3,500, I’d like to get her a car that’s reliable, safe and not attractive to thieves. What should I consider? – RC Dear RC, The elep...

The great cars powered by the Oldsmobile Rocket V8

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

The story of Japan’s tiny kei cars

Your pocket guide to Japan’s tiny, quirky and brilliant kei cars – including some of our favourite models

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

What Happened To Duesenberg Motors Company?

Duesenberg Motors Company once manufactured championship race cars and luxurious, cutting edge automobiles. So, why did the success come to an end?

12 Of The Coolest Tesla Cybertruck Features You Might Have Not Known About

The Tesla Cybertruck is officially on the road, and it comes with plenty of features you might not know about. Here are 12 of the coolest ones.

Jeep All-in on 'Freedom of Choice' for New Model Era

Jeep's Wagoneer brand will offer six different powertrains from battery to hybrids to gasoline.

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.

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.

6 Hybrid Vehicles To Stay Away From Buying

Not all hybrid cars are created equal. While some models offer excellent fuel efficiency, reliability and performance, others fall short. With so many options, it can be tough to separate the good...

15 Used Cars To Avoid at All Costs

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

Vintage photos show what it was like to work in a US car factory a century ago

Car factories were how Americans dominated the automotive industry in the 20th century. Here's what they looked like.

The story behind the rise of the Big Three Automakers

A close look at how America's largest car firms got that way

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...

Saleen Keeps The Combustion Supercar Alive With New Hydrogen V6

The tuner thinks it's time for a bold approach to supercar development.

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?

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.

13 Performance Cars We Think Are Surprisingly Undervalued

Get the most bang for your buck.

Every Porsche 911 Ranked By Its 0-60 time

Nearly every Porsche 911 model is great, but a few outdo their family members in one key metric

A Workhorse From 1923 Is an Automotive Masterpiece 100 Years Later

This Hudson Speedster helped his grandfather build a Lake Tahoe cabin. The car and the house remain with the family.

10 Greatest Ford Sedans Ever Made

Ford brought us sedans, took them away, and now we only have the past to savor what once was. Here are some of the best sedans from the Blue Oval

5 Of The Most Reliable Audi Models You Can Buy Used

Audi is a well-known German automaker that has been around for over 100 years. With so many models made, here are five of the most reliable that you can buy.

Bad News for Rivian Investors

According to a recent survey there's even more reason to be concerned about the U.S. electric vehicle market.

Amazing road cars inspired by the Le Mans 24 Hours

With the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours race taking place this weekend, we reveal the exciting road cars that the event helped create.

Carmakers are making more hybrid vehicles than ever. Here's who is dominating the market.

The General examined data collected from the Environmental Protection Agency to see which car manufacturers produced the most hybrid vehicles in 2023.

10 Rare JDM Imports That Are Worth Every Penny

Most Japanese performance cars are quick, affordable, and built to last decades. But sometimes, the best ones don’t make it to the US. Instead, they are kept in Japan for the locals to enjoy. Fortunately, foreign cars can be imported into the US once they are 25 years old. That means any Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) car built in 1999 or earlier is now eligible for import. There are plenty of awesome cars to choose from, so we’ve narrowed the list to 10 of the rarest and coolest JDM models ever made. Most are eligible for import immediately, while a handful have a few years to go before you can have one parked in your driveway. If you simply can’t wait, we’ve included one special model that’s always been available in the US – at a price.

10 Of The Best New SUVs For Families

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

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.

2025 BMW M2 Gets M3 Power And Much More Color

The M2 now matches the base M3 for horsepower, and torque has been increased. There's also more tech and a much bigger color palette.

What we're driving: The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe

I recently visited seven U.S. national parks, and came to appreciate their incredible diversity — no two are the same, so it's impossible to rank them against one another. That couldn't be said for the cars in their visitor parking lots, which were packed with rows of lookalike SUVs. Why it matters: Sport-utility vehicles (and softer-riding "crossover utilities," or CUVs) have surpassed sedans as America's most dominant car species. Yet it's...