Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 14:05

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 - 10:10

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 - 17:34

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 - 17:33

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 - 15:29

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 - 15:16

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 - 13:42

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 08:53

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 - 10:42

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 - 15:50

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 - 14:05

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

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 14:17

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 - 12:07

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 - 10:33

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

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 14:31

Are fuel cell-powered vehicles ever going to take off?
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 17:18

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.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 17:13

We have been down this road before. Current trip computers are far more accurate than the methods suggested here. Fuel pumps are not that accurate or consistent, temperature has an impact, on and...

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 21:04

is228979: That's not how I roll. I've on deadline driving up to TC.
PhilZ: I'm sure a wagen and Equinox are both in the cards if this "toe in the water" pans out.

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 09:01

The key difference between the auto and bank bailouts is that GM and Chrysler executives and employees were forced to make sacrifices and change the way they their businesses operated. Key...

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 10:53

Thanks for commenting Chunka. I'm still surprised by how many folks in the automotive community do not understand how serious Silicon Valley is about self-driving technology.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 13:02

I rate your comment "truly exceptional."

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 10:14

I totally agree. But in some ways that makes being No. 1 even tougher. Bob Lutz talks about how GM's quality efforts used to be focused on internally generated metrics. My guess is that GM now has...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 17:33

I will add "GM tops J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey" to my list of headlines I never thought I would see. I started out in journalism covering the GM V8-6-4 and diesel debacle. This is a proud...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 12:08

Every major industrialized country has designated electric vehicles as the magic bullet to address climate change. McElroy's commentary points out that EVs are a flawed solution. Battery electric...

Friday, June 21, 2013 - 13:39

Criticism of auto bailouts usually is based on sound philosophy but erroneous assumptions.
The first wrong assumption is the bailouts began with President Obama. President Bush initiated the...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 17:39

My facts are straight mzllrc. You did not read my commentary. For one, I clearly point out that Ford did not receive bailout money.
My blog is based on the study below and the fact that I...

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 15:45

The auto rescue was not the beginning of a new economic model, it was a successful bipartisan response to an economic emergency that other wise would have plunged the U.S. into a 1930s-style...

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 14:17

CAR does research for all sorts of auto makers, suppliers, state governments and other entities far removed from GM and Chrysler. It is unfair to suggest their conclusions are inaccurate based on...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 09:07

Bush initiated the auto bailouts, not Obama. While he was philosphically opposed to the idea, his adivsors told him doing nothing would cause an economic disaster.
"The problem is, sometimes...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 10:53

My comments are not based on conjecture. They are based on an extensive economic study by the Center for Automotive Research. I invite you to look at it:...


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