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)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

The 2014 Toyota Tundra proved to be a cool customer, holding the No. 1 spot for its second consecutive week on our list of most-watched videos and once again keeping the previously dominating Ford Atlas concept at bay. The top video features PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams' introduction of the new Tundra during its unveiling earlier this month at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Other Chicago Auto Show favorites round out the Top 5, with the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel rising one spot to No. 3, and the 2014 Ram ProMaster commercial van and 2014 Kia Cadenza sedan joining the list in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Check out what was popular this week:

1. 2014 Toyota Tundra
2. Ford Atlas Concept
3. 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
4. 2014 Ram ProMaster
5. 2014 Kia Cadenza
By Matt Schmitz | February 23, 2013 | Comments (2)

2013 Chicago Auto Show Favorites: Photo Gallery

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The 2013 Chicago Auto Show closed Monday, and it was a raging success with the public, attracting a huge crowd during its 10-day run, said Mark Bilek, the show's director of communications and technology. Though he couldn't give us a specific attendance number, "We are very confident in saying we are the best-attended auto show in the nation," he told Cars.com.

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Although the show is over, it'll be hard to forget our favorite cars, from the futuristic Kia Cross GT concept to the bug-eyed Nissan Juke NISMO and fan-friendly Chevrolet Camaro Blackhawks edition. Cars.com photographer Evan Sears has collected a few of his favorite shots from this year's Chicago Auto Show for a unique photo gallery. Check it out below; click on each photo to enlarge it.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 19, 2013 | Comments (2)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

On its first time out, the 2014 Toyota Tundra froze the popular Ford Atlas in its tracks after the concept truck's three consecutive weeks atop our most-watched videos list. The No. 1 video features PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams' introduction of the new Tundra during its unveiling this month at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Toyota's full-size pickup, Williams explains, adopts a "more dominating stance" with its new exterior design. Also showing dominance were our videos from this year's Chicago Auto Show, which accounted for all but one of the top clips and included the 2014 versions of the Cadillac ELR, Chevrolet Cruze Diesel and Nissan Juke NISMO. Here's what was popular:

1. 2014 Toyota Tundra
2. Ford Atlas Concept
3. 2014 Cadillac ELR
4. 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
5. 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO
By Matt Schmitz | February 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Video

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The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is not your father's diesel car. Still, while far from the "smoke-spitting clatter boxes" of yore, Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays sees several reasons you may not want it to be yours. The Cruze Diesel, now appearing at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, should offer impressive torque and quickness on par with its nearest competitors, along with some nifty trim features.

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However, the diesel boosts fuel efficiency by less than 8% compared to its gasoline-burning counterpart the Chevy Cruze Eco, and the diesel model costs 18% more. Watch the video below and decide if that's going to be good enough.

By Matt Schmitz | February 12, 2013 | Comments (6)

2014 Kia Cadenza Video

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The Cadenza sedan will replace the Amanti in Kia's lineup for 2014. It's a bit smaller than the Amanti but the biggest difference between the two is that the Cadenza is much more upscale, inside and out, says Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays.

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Kia's largest and newest sedan goes on sale this spring. Watch the video below.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chicago Blackhawks Chevrolet Camaro SS: Photo Gallery

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Joining an array of production and concept cars at this year's 2013 Chicago Auto Show is a custom Chicago Blackhawks-themed Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible. You may remember the Blackhawks Camaro that debuted at the 2010 auto show.

Chicago-based RealWheels Corp. is back with a wild, new convertible representing the Blackhawks hockey team.

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The Blackhawks Camaro convertible sports a familiar two-tone paint job. A unique exterior element is the custom metal grille that's lined with mini cutouts of the Blackhawk logo. The team logo also appears on top of the car's hood scoop. More badging appears on both bow-tie emblems, front and back, and large, 22-inch chrome wheels finish off this special Camaro's aggressive stance.

On the inside, you'll notice the Katzkin custom leather trim with the team's famous logo embroidered into both front seatbacks. Even the Camaro SS' gearshift features a light-up hockey puck as the knob.

The only way to own this custom car is to win it in a raffle during this year's auto show public days at Chicago's McCormick Place between Saturday and Feb. 18. Check out the gallery below.

By Robby DeGraff | February 12, 2013 | Comments (5)

Chrysler CEO 'Saw Tears' Over Next-Gen 200

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Chrysler dealers stood and clapped in Las Vegas in September 2012, and it wasn't because the blackjack dealer drew a bust. It was at a closed-door dealer meeting and Chrysler had just unveiled the next-generation 200, a midsize sedan that departs from the current Sebring-derived car.

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Saad Chehab was there. Chehab, CEO of Chrysler's namesake division, said dealers gave the new 200 a standing ovation. Chrysler-Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed to reporters in January that the car will have a nine-speed automatic transmission, which could raise highway gas mileage to the high 30s or beyond. That’s competitive with leading family cars like the Nissan Altima and Honda Accord.

Wait a minute. Chrysler dealers were pretty enthusiastic when the automaker showed off the current Sebring-turned-200 refresh at a similar meeting in Orlando, Fla., in 2010. We lauded the effort but said the 200 needed more. Still, it notched 125,476 sales in 2012, which is better than any year in the preceding Sebring's tenure. Chehab called it Chrysler's "little hero, [a] surprise of the brand." Still, 2012’s sales for the 200 fell well short of stalwarts like the Chevrolet Malibu (210,951), Hyundai Sonata (230,605), Ford Fusion (241,263), Altima (302,934), Accord (331,872) and Toyota Camry (404,886).

What makes Chehab think the new 200 will compete?

By Kelsey Mays | February 11, 2013 | Comments (7)

2013 Nissan Juke NISMO Video

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The sport-tuned NISMO trim adds some attitude to the normally awkward-looking Nissan Juke's styling.

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The bug-eyed crossover still looks weird, says Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays, but the NISMO modifications along with a boost of power make it a cooler vehicle all around. Check out the video below.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Chicago Auto Show Floor Transformation Video

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As the 2013 Chicago Auto Show opens its doors to the public today, join with us as we watch the show floor go from bare concrete to fabulous over an eight-day stretch. Our favorite part? The spinning car about halfway up on the right side of the screen.

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Check out the video below.

By David Thomas | February 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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