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2017 Volvo S90: Designer Walkaround

Video: Volvo's Orjan Sterner showed me the pure lines and fabulous tech on the new flagship.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Walkaround

Video: A look inside the surprisingly spacious new EV from GM with design director Stuart Norris.

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Kids in the Car

From 0 to 18 in What Feels Like Seconds.

5 Ways to Keep Kids Safe in the Car

What you can do today, and every day, that will immediately help.

Teach Your Preschooler How to Drive

Between toddlerhood and driver ed, you've got more than a decade of teaching time. Don't waste it.

You Auto Know

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

Toyo's Variable-Condition Tires

Testing Toyo Celsius tires, part 1. Good in the winter, but you can keep them on all year? I'm in.

2016 Cadillac CT6 Platinum

A princely sedan that takes Cadillac a step closer to full resurrection.

Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades

New wiper blades are a cheap fix to your quality of life. Bonus: These give you Rain-X on tap.

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Infotainment for the Masses

Thanks to Rand McNally, advanced connected-car features without buying the advanced connected car.

2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

More choices for the energy conscious; new plug-in joins the Optima Hybrid.

2017 Ram Power Wagon

An off-roader tough enough in looks and capability to rescue people who aren't as cool as you.

2017 Kia Niro

Good looks and 50 mpg, for those who want to have their CUV and be a fuel saver, too.

2017 Nissan Armada

First debut at the Chicago show! There's still a place in the world for a brawny full-size SUV.

2016 Jeep Renegade: 5 Cool Things

Five kinds of fun and practicality, inside and out.