2008 chicago auto show

Season Recap: The Best SUVs


We’ve already recapped our favorite efficient cars and hybrids, but what about the SUVs? Even with sky-high gas prices, new SUVs of all sizes are coming to market. This year brought some of the best interiors and fuel efficiency yet

Season Recap: The Best SUVs

By David Thomas  on March 28, 2008

We’ve already recapped our favorite efficient cars and hybrids, but what about the SUVs? Even with sky-high gas prices, new SUVs of all sizes are coming to market. This year brought some of the best interiors and fuel efficiency yet

Season Recap: Efficient Cars

By David Thomas  on March 28, 2008

As the last major show of the season wraps up in New York City this weekend, it’s time to choose the best of the best. After trips to Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago and New York, the Cars.com staff reflects on

Season Recap: Car We Want in Our Driveway

By David Thomas  on March 27, 2008

Now that we’ve tackled the best economy cars, hybrids, SUVs and concept cars, it’s time to decide which car we want in our own driveways. This post is kind of like asking us what we’d do if we won the

Season Recap: Concept We'd Like To See in Production

By David Thomas  on March 27, 2008

We’ve already recapped our favorite economy cars, hybrids and SUVs. Now it’s time for the concept cars to take center stage. This auto-show season carmakers were remarkably frugal in debuting new concepts. A stagnant economy and rocky financial situations for

Boutique Sports Cars Offer New Choices for High-End Car Buyers

By Mike Hanley  on February 20, 2008

Porsche and Ferrari are household names even if the cars they build don’t sit in many U.S. garages. The world of exclusive, high-end sports cars is poised to gain some less-familiar brand names, though, as Fisker, Yes! and Tesla plan

Video: Suburban Dad vs. Chief Mom

By David Thomas  on February 19, 2008

KickingTires collides with Mother Proof at the Chicago Auto Show, as Chief Mom Kristin Varela takes on Suburban Dad Patrick Olsen in a test of wits, cunning and parenting skill. The contest pits the two parenting heavyweights in an epic

Ford Technology Lets Workers, Bosses Keep Track

By Joe Bruzek  on February 19, 2008

If you're a contractor, there’s likely nothing more annoying than arriving at a job without a tool you need. If you're a boss, there’s likely nothing more annoying than not knowing where your employees are. To help remedy that, Ford

Video: Mega Trucks on Display

By David Thomas  on February 18, 2008

With 1.3 million square feet of floor space, the Chicago Auto Show is a massive exhibition of cars and trucks. It seems fitting, then, that the show plays host to a number of mega-sized trucks, including a new semi from

Video: A Car Geek Loose at the Auto Show

By Joe Bruzek  on February 17, 2008

Auto shows are great for car shoppers and people who want to get into as many cars as possible to make an important buying decision. For the car geek, however, they're our opportunity to drool over the hot rods, muscle

New Cars Showcase Clean Diesel Options

By Joe Wiesenfelder  on February 14, 2008

The diesels are coming! The diesels are coming! The first auto shows of the year offered hints of the diesel invasion to come. Among the green technologies announced at Detroit were almost 10 diesel engine options, most of them in