For years, the Pontiac Aztek has been the butt of many jokes in the automotive press. Often recognized as a top contender for the “ugliest car award,” General Motors is unceremoniously credited with creating the eyesore of the new millennium. With exterior styling resembling a Toyota Prius on PEDs, the Aztek donned a face that …
It’s true—every car enthusiast has a favorite sleeper car or sleeper SUV. The arrest-me-red Chevrolet Camaros and grabber blue Ford Mustangs may bring in the hardware at car shows, but their reputation certainly precedes them. They’re not particularly rare, unique, or unsuspecting. Their aggressive styling oozes the aura of speed and performance. Everybody knows these …
Do you remember that classic western folk song your mother used to sing to you as a child about the western frontier? Home, home on the range, Where the ZR2 Bison can play, Where seldom is seen, but an off-road machine, And the Bison can rock crawl all day. If I close my eyes, I …
By the time the Pontiac GTO arrived stateside in 2004, the Holden Monaro was already a long-standing legend from the land down under. Though Pontiac’s tribal arrowhead badge replaced the Holden lion, the GTO remained largely unchanged from the popular Monaro. The two cars shared the same world-class chassis and upscale interior styling that were …
Since its introduction, the Hyundai Sonata has been a fierce competitor in the midsize sedan market. Known for its styling, reliability, and affordable MSRP, the new eighth generation Sonata now more than ever is giving the folks over at Toyota and Honda a valid reason to look over their shoulder. Once grouped with the Camry, …
Ford Motor Company is back at its dirty tactics—breaking hearts and playing favorites. It may have been more than three decades ago, but yes, we’re still jealous of the Sierra RS Cosworth that never made it to our shores. With each new model debut, it’s becoming increasingly more apparent that Ford of Europe has always …
With stellar offerings like the Focus RS, Shelby GT350, and F-150 Raptor, Ford Performance consistently rolls out some of the most exhilarating production vehicles on the market each year. In a class of their own, the Ford Performance moniker is reserved only for the elite. The team is known for its enthusiast offerings designed with …
Throughout automotive history, pony cars and V8 engines have been a synonymous pairing for enthusiasts. The mere mention of fitting America’s most popular performance cars with another powertrain was met with ridicule and laughter. Sure, V6 powered Ford Mustangs and Chevrolet Camaros have been available for decades. But for the most part, owners who purchased …
After a 28-year absence, the world’s most iconic sport truck is making its return to the GMC lineup. The Syclone, produced last in 1991, will be available to order at GMC dealerships once again with a limited production run of only 100 models. The new Syclone is a collaborative effort between General Motors and Special …
By 1987, station wagons had been relegated to merely an afterthought in the United States. The Big Three had changed course, and minivan sales were booming with the Dodge Caravan, Chevy Astro, and Ford Windstar leading the charge. With wagon interest waning, another run-of-the-mill rollout from the Big Three wouldn’t suddenly turn the tides this …
Perhaps I’m being overly nostalgic, but do you remember when station wagons were unequivocally rad? If you grew up in a large family from 1960 to 1985, chances are you’ve had the luxury of riding in one. It never fails to surprise, but a majority of the car enthusiasts I’ve met over the years always …
The sport sedan segment may be categorized as a dying breed, but the few affordable options that remain provide more bang for your buck than ever before. While the field continues to shrink, there are still some bargains to be found in the market. Here are two of our favorites. 2019 Kia Stinger GT Starting …
The Achieva SCX was designed to be unsuspecting pocket rocket dressed in the guise of an ordinary Oldsmobile.
In a barren domestic segment void of sport sedans, the 1989 Ford Taurus SHO was the first of its kind.
Whether it was due to a lack of proper marketing or its smaller size, the V8-powered Dakota R/T always flew under the radar during its six-year production run.
With turbocharged roots and the same displacement 2.3-liter engine, it’s time for Ford to resurrect the historic name for a high-performance Mustang EcoBoost.
The high-performance W-40 and W-41 Cutlass Calais 442s signed the return of the Oldsmobile rocket, albeit this time in pocket-form.
With all-wheel drive and a boosted-six cylinder engine, the Syclone is still the world’s fastest production truck nearly a quarter century after its demise.
Ford’s hot-hatch ambitions really got geared up in 2002, with the release of the 175 horsepower, Cosworth-tuned SVT Focus.
The last of Dodge’s long-line of exhilarating pocket-rockets, the turbocharged Caliber SRT-4 was a sport compact on steroids. And nobody bought it.
In 1991 and 1992, the Dodge Spirit R/T was the quickest four-door sold in the U.S. and the fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.
GM’s first foray into the tuner scene was a smashing success. Five years after production ended, we’re still waiting for its successor. Will it ever come?
The long-forgotten Skyhawk T-Type and Sport Hatch helped pave the way for the hot hatch segment that is booming in popularity today.
With 540 horsepower and 10-second quarter mile times, a Stage 2 equipped GS was the proverbial Hemi killer, Hellcats included.
The Thunderbird SC was a pioneer in terms of handling and powertrain refinement with its supercharged 3.8-liter V6 engine and sophisticated MN12 chassis.
Make no mistake, this was the minivan you begged your mom to drop you off at school in.
A striking appearance highlighted by color-matched bumpers and wheels gave the Oldsmobile Rallye 350 a look unlike any other muscle car on the street.
With the last generation sales flop more than a decade removed, Ford’s flagship Thunderbird is ready for a second chance.
This Chevy SS goes head-to-head against the Charger SRT 392 in a classic American sport sedan showdown.
With its Whipple supercharger, Hooser drag slicks and 8.50-second certified roll cage, the 2016 Cobra Jet is a turnkey race car headed to a track near you.
Though it lacks the brand recognition of its more established competitors, the Explorer Sport is making a name for itself in the high-performance SUV segment.
For a brand to attract younger buyers, the new Verano Hatchback and GS would slot nicely in Buick’s current lineup.
With its Ferrari-sourced biturbo V6 engine and trademark Alfa grille, the Giulia appears more than capable of stealing buyers away from the German triumvirate.
Lincoln is looking to shed its geriatric image with its refreshed 2017 MKZ — a 400-horsepower turbocharged sedan with the luxurious styling to match.
After years of masquerading as an upscale luxury sedan, the redesigned 2017 LaCrosse is finally worthy of its flagship status.
The 2016 COPO Camaro designed with help from NHRA champion Courtney Force looks to one-up its Cobra Jet rival with three different powertrain options.
The historic GSX moniker was revived in 2003 for a high-performance version of Buick’s supercharged Regal GS sedan.
When performance was pronounced dead after the demise of the G-Body lineup, the Turbo Grand Prix showcased the performance potential of the new W-Body platform.
Yamaha’s newest concept is designed to allow drivers to experience the feeling of riding a motorcycle from behind the wheel of a lightweight sports car.
With the muscular appearance of the Spark RS concept, Chevrolet could potentially make a splash in the hot hatch segment with an offering of its own.
With the addition of a turbocharger, this fastback Century proved that a six-cylinder engine could be both fuel-efficient and powerful in spite of widespread disbelief.
With its meager 184-horsepower SkyActiv four-cylinder engine, the Mazda 6 is arguably the most underpowered midsize sedan in its class because of its lack of options.
Following the demise of the Ford Ranger and Dodge Dakota, GM is the lone U.S. manufacturer left with a midsize truck offering. It’s time for that to change.
In a historic race against the legendary Hemi-powered Plymouth GTX, Richard Lasseter and his Buick hope to earn the respect of muscle car enthusiasts.
Jacob and Lauren Mahin of West Plains, Mo., are upset their Golf TDI is not the clean-diesel environmental steward they were promised.
Nissan is certainly aiming to re-establish its flagship model with the redesigned 2016 Maxima. But does it live up to the hype?
A trail-ready Z71 Trail Boss and urban-inspired Midnight edition hope to reenergize the sport truck segment with striking looks and ample performance.
Dodge’s abiding ‘no replacement for displacement’ campaign could soon come to an end as stricter EPA standards force the domestic manufacturer’s hand.
With a Carroll Shelby designated name that stands for ‘Goes Like Hell,’ a Dart GLH is exactly what we’ve been waiting for.
The discontinued 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor could signal the end of an era for sport trucks in the U.S. market.
Chevrolet is certainly hoping to change brand perception with the 2016 Malibu’s dramatically improved looks, technology, and fuel economy.