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Small car megatest

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called ‘small car’ segment remains the market’s most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per

20 Affordable Cars a Trump Tax Would Make Expensive

To back up anti-trade rhetoric and an “America first” slogan, President Donald Trump threatened automakers with a border tax on any vehicle assembled in Mexico. The idea

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

Essential, the company set up by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has unveiled the Essential Phone. This Android-powered smartphone is going after the major flagships. It

2017 Subaru XV First ride review – price, specs and release date

The latest Subaru XV is a new car from the ground up, and it needed to be: the previous one was a poor effort in

2017 Honda CB1100EX Review

One of the most famous taglines in motorcycle history is “You meet the nicest people on a Honda.” And when it comes to nice motorcycles,

Coming soon: new cars for 2017 – Don’t buy a new car until you’ve read

There’s a whole raft of interesting cars going on sale later this year, so before you sign on the dotted line at your local dealer,

10 Future Classics to Buy Right Now

A funny thing happens on the way to adulthood: The cars of our youth transform seemingly overnight from late-model beaters to classics. To qualify for classic car

Nissan X-Trail ST v Mazda CX-5 Maxx comparison

You’re looking at two of the most popular and recognisable SUVs on the market, the just-launched second-generation Mazda CX-5 and the newly updated Series II Nissan X-Trail.

25 Snapshots of the Mazda Miata Through History

The basic concept of the Mazda MX-5 Miata sounds simple. Make a lightweight, two-seat convertible sports car that is fun to drive, and make it affordable

2018 Honda Accord Prototype First Drive: All-new 2.0 Turbo packs a surprise

That’s right folks, Honda’s turbocharging the all-new model year 2018 with a new 2.0-liter direct injection turbo-four. In a recent event held at Honda’s R&D

10 Reasons Why We Buy Japanese Instead of American Cars

It’s hard to remember now, but a generation ago, Japanese cars transformed from being a cheap, laughable alternative to full-size American cars to the preferred daily drivers for millions

Toshiba 65X9763 Hands-on Review

KEY FEATURES 65-inch OLED TV Native 4K resolution Wide colour support Claimed 1ms of input lag Proprietary smart TV system Manufacturer: Toshiba Review Price: to

2018 Kymco Like 150i ABS Review

Scooters are big in European and other markets – around here, not so much. “Scooters and soccer,” Kymco PR rep Peter Jones tells us, “they’re

2017 KTM Duke 250 Review

When the first Duke hit the streets a few decades ago, it was not here to make friends. The bike changed the game and re-wrote

10 Discontinued Car Brands We Want to See Revived in the US

Variety is the spice of life, especially when we’re talking about Pontiac GTOs, AMC Pacers, Saab 900s, and Checker Marathons. Car brands come and go;

Yamaha XSR900 Abarth Review

When the best of two worlds meet, something spectacular is always bound to happen. And this is what the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth all about. The

Subaru’s 15 Fastest Cars of All Time

Subaru has long been known for building some of the most capable and versatile vehicles in the world. Popular models like the Impreza, Forester, and Outback

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 review

PROS Plenty of sensors Great hiking features Versatile two-layer screen CONS A bit bulky Typical Android Wear battery life Low-end CPU KEY FEATURES Android Wear

10 Vehicles That Will Become Classic Cars in 20 Years

Like fine wine, rich Wisconsin cheese, James Bond flicks, and kimchi, certain cars age extremely well. But that’s not true for the majority of the

Canon EOS 800D Expert Review

Pros Significant updates since the 750D White priority white balance (great for product shots) Improved continuous shooting speed (6fps) Improved battery life (600 shots) Impressive

Google I/O 2017: Latest news, keynote highlights and analysis

GOOGLE I/O 2017 KEYNOTE: HIGHLIGHTS, LATEST NEWS AND ANALYSIS The annual Google I/O 2017 developer conference is underway, and the keynote has already been and

10 Fastest Motorcycles in the World

For years, there was no point to making a list of the fastest motorcycles. Bike makers agreed to limit speeds at 186 miles per hour

10 Classics You Can Legally Import in 2017

A long, magical time ago — let’s call it the 1980s — Americans could import any car they wanted, so long as it passed National

Hulu Live TV Review: The promise of good things to come

Hulu has finally launched its own live TV product, following in the footsteps of competitors like DirecTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and most recently,

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Heritage Blue Special Edition Review

Japan is home to one of the biggest auto industries in the world, so it’s understandable why many automakers send special edition models to the

New Nintendo 3DS review

OUR VERDICT Most of the New Nintendo 3DS’s improvements were minor ones, but the second analogue stick and much-improved 3D feature make this the definitive

10 Cars That Could Have Been Built Better

It’s hard to get a car right. It’s even harder to get it perfect. That’s why cars like Volkswagen’s enduring GTI, the Mazda Miata, and

2015 – 2017 Yamaha FJ-09 Review

Back in 2014 at the EIMC, Yamaha introduced us to its latest effort to join the ranks of sport-touring motorcycle manufacturers with the 2015 FJ-09. Essentially,

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless review

THE GOOD: The sturdily built, well-designed V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless delivers better battery life and improved sound over its predecessor, with more sculpted bass and

Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Nissan 370Z Coupe comparison

It’s a good problem to have. You want to buy a new sports car, but you want more poke than either a Mazda MX-5 or