The popular midsize sedan class is one of the toughest segments, but Hyundai's updated-for-2015 Sonata sedan should have more than a fighting chance with shoppers. The new Sonata boasts attractive, fluid styling and loads of creature comforts. Watch the video above and climb inside the new Sonata with Cars.com's Kelsey Mays.
Any attempt to describe the visceral experience of hitting the gas in the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger would be words "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." The only way to truly appreciate the sound and fury is to plant your backside in the driver's seat. Until then, check out our video above of the pair rumbling and spitting exhaust about, and we'll just see if you don't get revved up for the real thing.
Cars.com's Kelsey Mays is tough to impress, but Kia's redesigned minivan earned his praise at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The 2015 Sedona's comfortable interior boasts pop-out ottomans for the second-row seats, integrated window shades and pillowlike head restraints. Check out the video above and get cozy with Mays in the back of the Sedona.
Chevy's new baby SUV technically isn't new; it's been on sale in many global markets for years but will be coming to a dealership near you in early 2015. The Trax's grille and headlight treatment help it blend into the Chevy family, and its wedgy profile looks a lot like the tiny Buick Encore's, the Trax’s platform mate. Take a walk around the new subcompact SUV with Cars.com's Kelsey Mays.
The thought of an updated Toyota Camry might not be sexy, but in the case of the 2015 model, it certainly is Lexy. That's based on what Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays saw at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The best-selling sedan's thousands of new parts look a lot like they came from Toyota's luxury division, Lexus. From the spindle grille all the way to the rear, Mays says, "You could put an 'L' badge on this and people might not know the difference." See for yourself in the video above.
For the first time in nearly two decades, Alfa Romeo returns to the U.S. with the 4C, a mid-engine, two-seat sports coupe, bringing with it an iconic reputation — and allusions to '90s R&B one-hit wonders by Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. The 4C, debuting at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, carries the brand's signature grille, carbon-fiber accents, a 237-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder and scant interior comforts. Mays says you can expect the 4C to hit dealerships in late June with a price starting around $54,000. For now, watch the video above for Mays' Montell Jordan references, which are priceless.
For serious-but-accessible track driving, Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek gives an A to the Z/28. On his way to the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Bruzek tracked down the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 at the Monticello Motor Club and took the iconic muscle car's race-ready variant for a few turns, dubbing it the "ultimate track-car experience." Watch the action as a helmeted Bruzek demonstrates the Camaro's capabilities to the roaring soundtrack of its 505-horsepower, 7.0-liter V-8.
While the performance faithful may consider it blasphemy that Subaru put a continuously variable automatic transmission in the 2015 WRX, it isn't without its redeeming qualities. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the bargain sport sedan's CVT doesn't suck, though two of three driving modes do "suck away some of the fun." Not sold on the CVT? Fear not: With an available six-speed manual and $27,000 starting price, that familiar thrifty throttle endures. Watch the video.
Debuting at No. 1 this week on our list of most-watched videos is our overview of the Cars.com $40,000 3-Row SUV Challenge. Watch as expert judges from Cars.com, "MotorWeek" and USA Today, along with a real-life family, rank their favorites among the contenders. Filling out the middle of the list are a trio of videos from "MotorWeek," including list newcomers the 2014 Audi Q5 TDI and 2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S. Check out what else was popular.
Deviating from the small-and-sporty tendency of its entry-level luxury peers, the 2014 Lexus ES 350 instead emphasizes the roomy-and-comfortable. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek notes that the sedan's spaciousness comes from its switch to the Toyota Avalon platform from the Camry, and the result is legroom your backseat passengers just won't get with competitors. Front-seat comfort and interior material quality were debatable for our editors, and the lack of optional all-wheel drive is unfortunate, but Bruzek says under normal driving conditions, the ES 350's muscular 268-horsepower V-6 won't disappoint. Watch the video.