Monday, April 14, 2014 - 15:39

masztalos makes some valid points.

But powertrain engineers are saying that if regulations and consumers want more fuel-efficienct vehicles, this is one broadbased means of improving fuel-...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 14:26

The manual override is the shift lever. Shift into neutral and unintended acceleration is solved.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 19:05

Perhaps down the road we will see new-vehicle sales hit a ceiling because of the cost of meeting fuel-efficiency and emissions (and don't forget safety standards, too). But with the average age of...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 18:36

I just drove 616-hp W-12 in the new Bentley Flying Spur and the 495-hp 5.0L V-8 in the Jag F-type and was temporarily hypnotized by the basso induction and exhaust noises of the 12-cyl. and the...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 18:13

Right now I'm optimistic about diesels because new products such as the 3.0L V-6 in the RAM and the 2.0L in the Chevy Cruze are so good. I think a key metric to watch is residual values on diesel-...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 11:39

The experts and the facts all say that hand-recorded values are not as accurate as the vehicle trip computer. A lower hand-recorded value than the trip computer underscores the error factor of...

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 00:07

Jef Von Q,
It sounds like you are responding to just the headline, not the story. Story is about calculated average fuel economy, not EPA estimates.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:19

That feeling likely is the result of reading something jam packed with data and useful information.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:24

There also were erroneous reports that the EA888 had a block made from compacted graphite iron. We confirmed with Volkswagen that the EA888 is NOT CGI.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 19:03

The facility produced Saturn vehicles from July 30, 1990 until March 2007. The facility produced the Chevrolet Traverse from September 2008 until November 2009. Currently, the site manufacturing...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 12:23

They are apples and oranges but I agree CX17 is stunning, especially its interior. I'll be writing about it soon.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 11:14

The "Motley Fool" article you cite, like so many others, pretends the cost of doing nothing would be zero.

As I state in the commentary: "The Center for Automotive Research, a Michigan-...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 17:46

The information you cite is is out of date. Loans have been repaid and U.S. government has sold all its shares in GM.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 15:05

FS 1.0 has been very successful, but there actually is a different concept for Hyundai's CUVs. 2.0 aims to create a family look for all its vehicles going forward. And 2.0 clearly does have...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 11:10

If the government had not bailed out GM it would have closed its doors,gone into liquidation and shareholders would have lost all their money anyway. The two big fallacies about the GM bailout are...

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 18:34

Plenty more boondoggles out there to talk about. I'm thinking about writing another blog on the subject. Email suggestions to

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 18:33

AMG CLA has AWD, so no problem with torque steer, but we noticed considerable turbo lag, likely due to the AWD system and the big turbo needed to move so much air. We were impressed by the engine'...

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 16:29

We are testing new AMG version of Mercedes CLA for Ward's 10 Best Engines with a 2.0L turbo that makes 355 hp. To your point about price: it starts at $47K.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 16:16

Automakers and suppliers all are keenly aware of these issues and a couple more you did not mention: soaring temperatures and even higher boost pressures. That's why they are looking into...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 14:42

Great question. Auto journalists have been asking that same question for three or four years.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 09:53

Styling is a highly subjective issue, but sales are not. You may not like the styling, but plenty of buyers do. Silverado has been the second-best selling vehicle in America for decades, behind...

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 11:42

We will have to wait until Q3 2014 when the vehicle is expected to go on sale for a definitive answer. But the short answer is F-150 is the No. 1 selling truck in the U.S. and I'm sure Ford does...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 16:50

Using aluminum extensively on a high-volume everyday vehicle like a pickup truck certainly represents a risk, but with typical pickups now costing $30,000-$40,000, number of owners who do more...

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 15:05

Thanks for pointing this out, chop. We're getting new glasses.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 15:17

Could have worded that comment better. I welcome suggestions. Elderly drivers who no longer wish to drive but still want personal mobility?

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 13:07

Making life easier for senior citizens is a major driver of the autonomous car movement. Numerous studies show that older drivers are most willing to pay a preimium for autonomous features and...

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 11:33

VIA Motors will be an interesting company to watch and WardsAuto is one of the few media outlets following it. Stay tuned.

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 10:57

So is OHV still an accurate and valid description, or should it be retired and replaced with cam-in-block or pushrod engine?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 15:31

Are fuel cell-powered vehicles ever going to take off?
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 18:18

I would say diesel Golf, especially with a manual, is more fun, but on a long trip I would prefer the Cruze. More room, more comfort and better seats.

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