2014 Honda Civic Coupe Gallery: 35 Photos


The first images Honda released of its 2014 Honda Civic Si today showed the redesigned coupe adorned with wild exterior graphics resembling a sleeve tattoo you might see covering Marilyn Manson's arm. Now we have a new set of images perhaps more in line with the Civic's pragmatic reputation, featuring varying shots of the car in conventional solid colors. Beyond that, you'll be able to get a better idea of what's changed on the coupe, unveiled this week at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas and set to appear in both coupe and sedan form later this month at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Unlike its sedan sibling, the coupe did not receive a thorough update for the 2013 model year. The coupe's exterior refresh includes a revised grille, hood, fenders, headlights and mirrors, as well as darker taillights and reshaped bumpers.

Click here for our First Look and check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | November 5, 2013 | Comments (13)

2013 L.A. Auto Show: What To Expect


The major American auto shows all have their own hook that sets them apart from one another: New York's is the "most attended," Chicago’s boasts the "most square footage" and Detroit's is the "most important." The L.A. Auto Show distinguishes itself from the pack in that it is the last big show of the calendar year — but the first of the new auto-show season.

With an anticipated 56 world and North American debuts, visitors will get their first glimpse of some exciting models we'll all be hearing a lot about for the next five months. The West Coast show's offerings will cover the waterfront from luxury vehicles such as the 2014 Porsche Macan compact crossover, a smaller cousin to the Cayenne, to less sexy but perhaps more important new models like the 2014 Honda Civic.

By Matt Schmitz | November 5, 2013 | Comments (1)

2014 Chevrolet SS Video


There, there, performance fans. We know it's been tough for you in recent years as dinky four-cylinder fuel sippers seem to shun you into seclusion like a smoker at a restaurant. GM senses your pain and hopes its first full-fledged performance sedan in nearly two decades — the 2014 Chevrolet SS, debuting this week at the 2013 New York International Auto Show — brings solace to your solitude.

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Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the new SS' 6.2-liter "proper V-8," good for 415 horsepower and as many pounds-feet of torque, will help neglected enthusiasts get their groove back. Cool new features include a pounds-shedding aluminum trunk and hood, 50/50 weight distribution and Chevy's first auto-parking system. Watch the video below for more on the SS.

By Matt Schmitz | April 1, 2013 | Comments (2)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

The 2014 Toyota Tundra felt the heat this week as our video of the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE burning up the racetrack broke the pickup's icy grip on the top spot after three weeks. The video features a surprisingly favorable critique of the track-tuned-yet-livable Camaro by Cars.com reviewer (and Ford Mustang Boss 302 admirer) Joe Wiesenfelder, who got behind the wheel of the 1LE at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Ga. Holdovers from the recent Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles auto shows round out the top five. Check out what was popular this week:

1. 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
2. 2014 Toyota Tundra
3. Ford Atlas Concept
4. 2013 Toyota RAV4
5. 2014 Ram ProMaster
By Matt Schmitz | March 9, 2013 | Comments (2)

2014 Kia Sorento Video

2014-kia-sorentoAt first glance, the 2014 Kia Sorento doesn’t appear very different than the outgoing 2013, but Kia says 80% of the parts are new or significantly redesigned. Inside, there’s a newly redesigned center console with a larger display for Kia’s multimedia system as well as other updates.

More 2013 Detroit Auto Show Coverage 

We first saw the new Sorento late last year at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, and Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays checks out the redesigned Sorento on the floor of the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  Mays finds a lot to like with the new interior, but also notes there’s still room for improvement.

Check out the video below. 

By Joe Bruzek | January 16, 2013 | Comments (3)

2014 Jaguar F-Type Video


Jaguar’s 2014 F-Type convertible may be the smallest car in the luxury automaker’s 2014 lineup, but the F-Type is certainly not the least expensive with a starting price just under $70,000, including a destination charge. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays takes an up-close look at the sleek F-Type at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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The F-Type features V-6 or V-8 engines with power ranging from a mild 340 horsepower standard to an extreme 495 hp with a supercharged V-8 in S models. F-Types with the supercharged V-8 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Expect the F-Type to go on sale this summer.

Check out the video below.

By Joe Bruzek | January 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

Is the 2013 Toyota RAV4 the Most Affordable Compact Crossover?

Back in April, we asked the question: what is the most affordable compact crossover on the market? That was when a new Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape were hitting the scene. We’re looking at it again so soon because a redesigned Toyota RAV4, one of the best-sellers in the segment, has been priced and goes on sale this month.

Last go round we compared 13 models, finding the least expensive trim level of each one that featured some common equipment: an automatic transmission, Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel audio controls, cruise control, remote keyless entry, a USB/audio jack port, tilt and telescoping steering and roof rails.

We’ve dropped the roof rails requirement, which has changed the possibilities somewhat—the Ford Escape can now be had in S trim instead of SE, making it more affordable. Other models have revised their pricing and one contender was quietly revised for the 2013 model year. That means we have a new affordability champ.

By Aaron Bragman | January 7, 2013 | Comments (2)

Kia Connects With Google for Destination, Directions Service


Kia announced today it has teamed up with Google to enhance the second generation of the automaker's voice-activated multimedia system. The new version of Kia's UVO ("Your Voice") will help motorists more easily determine where they want to go and how to get there, according to the automaker.

The feature, integrated into UVO's eServices system, will use Google Maps and Google Places to allow motorists to search for driving directions and points of interest. The new smartphone-app-based services will debut during the first quarter of this year in the 2014 Kia Sorento crossover. Other models will follow, including the 2014 Forte sedan.

Kia drivers will be able to access the feature whether they are in or away from their vehicles by sending a destination directly from Google Maps on their smartphones via the UVO app. While in their vehicle, drivers can use Google Places to find points of interest or resources such as dealership locations. At the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia announced that UVO would also incorporate "geo-fencing," or the ability to draw zones on a map and receive alerts when your car goes there. This would allow parents, for example, to receive a text-message alert if their teen were to drive somewhere they weren’t supposed to.

By Matt Schmitz | January 2, 2013 | Comments (1)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays' introduction to the 2013 Toyota RAV4 at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show is the most-watched video of the week for a second time in a row. Mays likes the upgrades to the crossover and looks forward to seeing if the improvement extends to the driving experience. Check out that video above and see what other videos were popular this week:

By Matt Schmitz | December 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays attended the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show and got a look at the updated-for-2013 Toyota RAV4. In this week's most-watched video, Mays says upgrades to the crossover are a good start, but that the true test in this competitive class will be on the road. Check out that video above and see what other videos were popular this week:

By Matt Schmitz | December 9, 2012 | Comments (0)

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