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2016 Chevrolet Malibu: Designer Walkaround

Design chief John Cafaro shows me around a more toned, buff Malibu.

2016 GMC Terrain Denali: Designer Walkaround

Helen Emsley has made GMC a brand worth watching. Here, she shows us the new face of the SUV.

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BMW Made My Daughter a Driver

I took my teenage daughter to BMW Performance Driving School.

4 Cars with Tech to Help Your Teen

2016 Chevrolet Malibu is the latest car with features to limit teens' ability to get into trouble.

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Advice about Buying, Servicing, and Living with Your Car.

2015 Lexus RC350

Not your mother’s Lexus. Unless your mother is a hellcat.

7 Ways to Put Joy into Car Shopping

It's all about you. Seriously. Here's how to make sure it stays that way.

2016 Fiat 500X

The cute 500, sized for the mainstream small-crossover buyer.

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A 1.5-Gallon Car Wash?

Is it possible? An invention called Gleamfire lets you wash without wasting, right in the driveway.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu: Designer Walkaround

Design chief John Cafaro shows me around a more toned, buff Malibu.

2015 Lexus RC350

Not your mother’s Lexus. Unless your mother is a hellcat.

Real World Test: Adaptive Cruise Control

Is this the next best thing to a self-driving car? We tried it on the 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country.

7 Ways to Put Joy into Car Shopping

It's all about you. Seriously. Here's how to make sure it stays that way.

2016 GMC Terrain Denali: Designer Walkaround

Helen Emsley has made GMC a brand worth watching. Here, she shows us the new face of the SUV.