Passenger Cars

What Does This Button Do?

By Joe Bruzek on December 23, 2015


CARS.COM — The 2016 Subaru Forester's traction-related X-Mode has a curious button arrangement. The "X-Mode" displayed on the center console is just a placard with an arrow pointing to the actual button, which is just to the left of the… Read More

What Does This Button Do?

By Joe Bruzek on December 23, 2015

CARS.COM — The 2016 Subaru Forester's traction-related X-Mode has a curious button arrangement. The "X-Mode" displayed on the center console is just a placard with an arrow pointing to the actual button, which is just to the left of the… Read More

Honda's LaneWatch Camera Proves Favorite in Long-Term Fit

By Joe Bruzek on November 10, 2015

The Honda Fit EX is loaded with surprises, like the LaneWatch system, standard in Cars.com's long-term Fit test car. A camera mounted in the passenger side mirror shows a live video of the Fit's blind spot, and any hiding cars,… Read More

Yes, You Can Still Buy a New Car With Manual Windows

By Mike Hanley on October 29, 2015

"Back to the Future" Day has come and gone and, in some ways, the future really is now. Lexus has built a working hoverboard prototype while Nike has announced the Mag sneaker with power laces, albeit in limited numbers to… Read More

Chevrolet Drops New Malibu Price For 2016

By Joe Bruzek on September 10, 2015

The all-new Chevrolet Malibu received some much-needed interior space and a price decrease for 2016. The new Malibu starts at $22,500, including a destination fee, for the base L trim level; that's about $800 less than the outgoing model. For… Read More

2015 Dodge Dart SXT Real-World Fuel Economy

By Joe Bruzek on September 2, 2015

The 2015 Dodge Dart's surprisingly powerful 2.4-liter engine is standard in three of the compact sedan's five trim levels: SXT, GT and Limited. The 184-horsepower four-cylinder gives the Dart punchy acceleration and a performance edge over the hamster on a… Read More

Does the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco Really Get 38 MPG?

By Joe Bruzek on June 25, 2015

Hyundai's Sonata Hybrid may be the star of the Sonata lineup as far as fuel economy, but the next best thing is the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco with higher gas mileage than the base Sonata. Though still a ways… Read More

Which 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Should You Buy?

By Joe Bruzek on March 26, 2015

Dodge's iconic sedan receives fresh front and rear styling for 2015 as well as new performance trim levels that give the rear-wheel-drive-based Charger up to 707 horsepower. Take a deep mental breath before reading the 2015 Dodge Charger's full trim… Read More

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: February 2015

By Aaron Bragman on March 3, 2015

It was a hard month, weather-wise, for big portions of the U.S., but that didn't stop shoppers from snapping up cars and trucks at a breakneck pace. For the second month of 2015, the top seven automakers have reported that… Read More

Small Changes Add Up With the 2016 Kia Rio (31 Photos)

By Joe Bruzek on February 13, 2015

The redesigned 2016 Kia Rio quietly debuted at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show with a few interior and exterior changes and just a passing mention in Kia's press conference. While subtle, new front and rear styling provide the subcompact Rio… Read More

Toyota Camry and Corolla Special Editions, 2016 Avalon to Debut at Chicago Auto Show

By Joe Bruzek on February 5, 2015

Along with a refreshed Avalon (above), Toyota will trot out two special edition models at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show next week: the midsize Camry and compact Corolla sedans. The 2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition and 2016 Toyota Corolla Special… Read More