2015 GMC Yukon Denali XL 1500 Review


"The 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali is a powerful full-size SUV with seating for up to eight, but the cabin isn't distinct enough from its Chevrolet siblings to warrant its luxury-class price tag," said Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley.

2015 GMC Yukon Denali XL 1500 Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Jennifer Geiger | March 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

Chevrolet Teases 2016 Malibu


Chevrolet is planning some big news for April's New York International Auto Show. The bow-tie brand announced that the next generation of its midsize sedan will be unveiled, and it sounds like the Malibu is in for some big changes.

Related: More 2015 New York Auto Show News

Chevrolet said it's using a "blank slate" approach to the redesign; the Malibu will ride on a nearly 4-inch-longer wheelbase, which will increase passenger space. The automaker also expects the new Malibu to be around 300 pounds lighter than the outgoing model thanks to a higher-strength steel structure.

In terms of design, the teaser image depicts a sleeker-looking sedan with a more sloping roofline and shorter front and rear overhangs than the previous generation.

The 2016 Malibu will go on sale at the end of this year; stay tuned for more information after the sedan makes its debut in early April.

Manufacturer image

By Jennifer Geiger | March 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at Roebling Road Raceway Photo Gallery (33 Photos)


Dodge calls its 2015 Charger Hellcat the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world, and some pretty impressive numbers back that up. The supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 makes 707 horsepower and 650 pounds-feet of torque, good for a 3.6-second zero-to-60-mph sprint and a top speed of 204 mph.

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We let the Hellcat roar at the Roebling Road Raceway just outside of Savannah, Ga. Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | March 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 Subaru Impreza Video

For 2015, Subaru's compact car takes a big step forward in terms of its multimedia system, said Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. The Impreza is updated this year with lightly revised exterior styling and a new control layout inside.

Check out the video for more.

Watch on YouTube

By Jennifer Geiger | March 4, 2015 | Comments (0)

2017 Audi R8: First Look


Competes with: Porsche 911 Turbo S, Nissan GT-R, Dodge Viper, Maserati GranTurismo

Looks like: A little too much like the current R8

Drivetrain: 5.2-liter V-10 making 540 horsepower (R8 V10) or 610 hp (R8 V10 Plus), seven-speed automatic transmission, permanent all-wheel drive, or 227-hp electric motor (R8 e-tron).

Hits dealerships: TBD

Related: More 2015 Geneva Auto Show News

The original Audi R8 was a stunner, essentially a German version of the Lamborghini Gallardo, toned down in both styling and equipment from its Italian cousin but every bit as capable. Well, the Gallardo is gone, replaced by the new Lamborghini Huracan, so the R8 must evolve as well into this new second-generation model unveiled by Audi at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. Featuring a choice of two V-10 engines or an all-electric powertrain, the new R8 may look a lot like the old one, but underneath is an all-new chassis that's more than 100 pounds lighter than the outgoing model; it makes extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber.

By Aaron Bragman | March 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: February 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 sales increased 4.9 percent versus February 2014. Of course weather was bad last year too, with wide swaths of the country buried under snow at this time last year, so drawing apples-to-apples comparisons isn't so difficult.

Related: February's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars 

Ford continues to dominate sales with its redesigned F-Series model, but the model's sales were down 1.2 percent from the same month last year; it's not posting gains due to highly constrained inventory. Ford says it's training personnel at a second assembly plant in Kansas City to build the F-150, but that's not going to help the automaker in the short term.

By Aaron Bragman | March 3, 2015 | Comments (1)

Aston Martin DBX Concept, an Electric All-Wheel-Drive Exotic


Tesla has made electric all-wheel-drive supercars fashionable with its P85D, and now it seems storied names in ultra-luxury sports cars are following suit. Aston Martin unveiled a jacked-up, two-door sports car at the Geneva International Motor Show that sure makes it seem like this could become a trend.

Related: 2015 Tesla Model S P85D: First Drive

The company says this concept isn't ready for prime time yet, but that it will be building something in the DBX "space" sometime soon. What does that mean? You might be seeing an electric all-wheel-drive system in an elegant coupe ... but maybe it won't be raised up quite so high.

By David Thomas | March 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept Photo Gallery (11 Photos)


Luxury automakers are coming out in full force at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, and Bentley's latest concept is an eye-catcher. The EXP 10 Speed 6 concept is a two-seat sports car more boldly styled than any current-production Bentley and could foreshadow the brand's future design direction. In fact, the brand says the concept is "the ultimate expression of our vision for Bentley's future."

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Outside, the EXP 10 looks a little like the Continental GT but brawnier, with a more creased body, aggressive face and overall muscular shape. Exterior highlights include the number 6 worked into the mesh grille, huge brake vents, large oval-shaped dual exhaust ports and sleek LED taillights. The exterior paint is a metallic, deeper version of Bentley's British Racing Green.

Inside, the seats wear quilted saddle-brown Poltrona Frau leather and bits of copper dot the quilted design. Trim and paneling in cherry wood and brushed aluminum line the cabin. Check out the gallery below; manufacturer photos.

By Jennifer Geiger | March 3, 2015 | Comments (1)

Lexus LF-SA Concept Photo Gallery (11 Photos)


No, you're not looking at a Decepticon character from the next "Transformers" movie. This is the Lexus LF-SA concept debuting at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. It showcases Toyota's luxury division's take on what the brand can do in the sub-B segment — smaller than a Toyota Yaris, for example. Lexus says the four-seat, city-focused LF-SA's styling is inspired by upcoming design trends and explores uncharted territory for the brand.

Related: More 2015 Geneva Motorshow News

The LF-SA's edgy, aggressive shape is a theme explored in the Lexus LF-NX concept SUV that partially made its way to production in the guise of the NX 200t and NX 300h. At 135.8 inches long, 66.9 inches wide and 56.3 inches high, the LF-SA concept is 15.7 inches longer, 0.8 inches wider and 2.8 inches shorter than the Scion iQ, another sub-B-segment car in the Toyota family.

The LF-SA's interior features a head-up display and driver-centric design. The driver's seat is in a fixed position so adjustability is offered through an adjustable steering wheel and pedals that bring the vehicle to the driver. With no driver's seat adjustability, passengers enter the rear two seats through a sliding front passenger seat. Judging by the LF-SA's size, the sliding front passenger seat is a feature not likely to be used often if the LF-SA makes it to production.

Check out the gallery below; manufacturer images.

By Joe Bruzek | March 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Mini Countryman Park Lane Photo Gallery (26 Photos)


Mini is trying to inject some exclusivity into the lineup of its compact SUV. The automaker updated its Countryman for 2015 and just debuted a special edition model at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The Countryman Park Lane, which Mini says references one of the most distinguished addresses in London, features specific interior and exterior trim.

Related: 2015 Mini Countryman: First Look

Outside, it wears an Earl Grey metallic body with Oak Red paint for the roof, mirrors and stripes. Inside, extras include Park Lane badges as well as a new color palette of Oxide Silver, Cross Stripe Grey and Carbon Black paneling and trim.

The Park Lane will go on sale this July and be available in Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper S All4 trims; no word yet on pricing. Check out the gallery below; manufacturer images.

By Jennifer Geiger | March 3, 2015 | Comments (2)

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