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Reality Check: Volkswagen Golf TDI World Record

We've achieved as much as 10 mpg over EPA estimates in a Volkswagen Golf TDI, but fellow auto journalist Wayne Gerdes has once again put us to shame. On a planned road trip of the lower 48 states, closely monitored...

Reality Check: 2017 Ford Super Duty Frame Test

In our Reality Check, those crazy truck guys are at it again with huge cranes and circus acts to show us how tough the 2017 Ford Super Duty actually is. Ford unveiled their new F-Series Super Duty pickups at the Te...

Reality Check: 2017 Buick Envision from China

At the Detroit Auto Show in January, the 2017 Buick Envision will make its North American debut, entering the mid-size luxury crossover class to compete against vehicles like the Audi Q5, Lincoln MKC, and Acura MDX. ...

Reality Check: Lincoln ReImagine Project

For our Reality Check this week, we were checking in on Lincoln to see if the brand was still alive and found their latest press release about re-imagining, something the brand has been busy at for some time. But i...

Reality Check: Center For Pet Safety crash testing

In our Reality Check segment this week we look an area of crash testing you don't always hear about on your evening news. Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety have for some time now collaborated in the testing of p...

Reality Check: The sub-compact crossovers are coming!

Our reality check this week takes a look at the big takeaway from the Los Angeles Auto Show this year, the biggest trend afoot is the onslaught of sub-compact crossovers. At the forefront this year for me is that t...

Reality Check: 2015 Ford F-150 Electric Vehicle

In our Reality Check segment this week Ford has once again shown they are on the bleeding edge of the light pickup truck market. As if aluminum bodies and EcoBoost turbocharged engines weren't enough, Ford announce...

Reality Check: Nissan Evolution of the Sports Sedan

At the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance it's actually more about the classics than the showboating of new cars by the automakers to a captive audience of wealth. And Nissan cashed in on both, staging a nostalgic j...

Auto News Sunday: July 6, 2014

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has 707 horsepower Just a month ago Dodge announced the coming Challenger SRT Hellcat with a mind-blowing 6.2 liter supercharged HEMI engine, at the time saying it would have over 600 h...

Reality Check: EPA action on Volkswagen TDI cars

In our Reality Check, last week the EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), accused Volkswagen of fudging the law with software to defeat smog equipment their popular TDI engines. They allege Volkswagen ...

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