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2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contenders and Finalists

Running The Gamut: One of Our Largest SUV of the Year Tests Ever is Also Our Most Representative<p>It may not be as large in scale or as steeped in tradition as our Car of the Year contest, but more than a few of our editors would argue that Sport/Utility of the Year is the most interesting. In …

2015 Honda CR

Dynamic Do-Over: Honda Takes Another Swing at its Fourth-Gen CR-V, and Connects<p>Honda has had to take a couple of mulligans lately. When the ninth-gen 2012 Civic launch fizzled, the car got a do-over for ’14, bringing much-needed styling and powertrain upgrades. Similarly, the fourth-gen 2012 CR-V …

More Canon 7D Mark II Photos Leak, Along with the Upcoming PowerShot G7 X

More photographs of the Canon 7D Mark II have emerged just days ahead of its official announcement. Unlike the previously leaked photograph of the …

Engineers made a battery-free radio the size of an ant

The devices could help power the Internet of Things<p>This is the promise of the near future: all of your gadgets — from your smartphone to your fridge — will be able to talk to each other, wirelessly communicating whether you're around or not. We're almost there, but a new device from Stanford and …

Introducing Hyundai’s HTRAC All-Wheel Drive System

There are essentially three different options when it comes to the drivetrain of a vehicle – front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Most enthusiasts will battle over which of the latter two is the best option, but ultimately each is great in its own right, and each has its own …

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring Long-Term Update 1

Starting on the Back Fuel-Economy Foot<p>To learn as much as possible about a car, it must submit to more severe driving situations than merely commuting and dawdling around. That’s why <i>Motor Trend</i> compiles performance numbers on all kinds of different vehicles — you might never plan on cornering your …

August Compact Sales: Honda Civic Overtakes Corolla

With 34,032 units sold last month, the Honda Civic again takes the sales lead from the Toyota Corolla in August. Toyota sold 33,088 Corolla sedans last month — 944 units behind the Civic. The Chevrolet Cruze, which moved up one spot, rounds out the podium with 23,435 units sold.<p>In August, the …

August Midsize Sales: Honda Accord Beats Toyota Camry

For the second time this year, the Toyota Camry relinquishes its best-seller title in the monthly midsize sales race. This time around the Honda Accord, with 51,075 units sold, beat the Camry and its sales tally of 44,043. That said, the Camry still holds a comfortable lead in year-to-date sales …

August CUV Sales: Toyota RAV4 Beats CR-V, Escape for Top Spot

Although the Honda CR-V has been unstoppable for most of 2014, the Toyota RAV4 toppled it from its reign in August, selling 35,614 units compared to the 34,079 CR-Vs sold. That left the Ford Escape in the third position with fewer than 30,000 units, with a total of 28,996 crossovers moved off …

Toyota Previews Next-Generation Driver Assist Tech

Thanks to technologies like pre-collision braking and blind spot monitor, we are inching closer and closer to self-driving cars that help drivers avoid dangerous situations. Now, Toyota is taking safety to the next level by introducing new Advanced Highway Driving Assist technologies, which are …

Top 20 Best Selling Cars So Far In 2014

New Car Sales Results for the First Half of 2014<p>Though full-size trucks continue to be America’s most popular vehicle by far, plenty of cars and crossovers are disappearing from dealer lots. The best-selling cars in the United States, through June 31:<p>20. Ford Explorer<p>The ever-versatile Ford …

TOTD: Name a Horrible Car from the Last Four Decades

We just compiled a list of some of the most horrible cars from the last four decades, and because our criteria were broad, the candidates ranged from subcompacts to luxury cars to SUVs. We know everyone’s definition of “horrible” is different, so taking that into consideration, we’d like you to …

Honda Seeks Its Roots

Iwamura gets the company back on track<p>Pundits have warned about Honda losing its way since at least the early 1990s. With the last few generations of Acuras, the 2011 Civic, and the just-replaced Accord, those warnings finally came to roost.<p>Enter the 2013 Accord, a return to form with good …

Honda HR-V Name Confirmed for U.S.-Market Fit-Based Crossover

Honda confirmed at its 2014 New York auto show press conference that the upcoming Fit-based compact crossover will indeed be called HR-V for the U.S. market when it arrives this winter. No other details were shared, but three images of the U.S.-spec model were revealed, and as you’d expect, the CUV …

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring Arrival

The Car of Today, Today<p>Everybody (e.g., NASCAR) is always on the lookout for the Car of Tomorrow. This enlightened car (tube-frame chassis and driver safety cell in NASCAR) is supposed to further “tomorrow’s” technology and (hopefully) coolness into all that follow it. Unless you immersed yourself …

The L-Word: Aston Martin Brings Back Lagonda

It’s So Exclusive, Even Britain Might Not Get One<p>The legendary Aston Martin Lagonda is making a comeback. But it’s not for everybody.<p>The British luxury sports car maker announced today that it will build what it is calling a “highly bespoke super saloon,” basically a four-door, built-to-order …

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

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Hamas leader Meshaal says ready to accept a humanitarian truce but with conditions

DOHA (Reuters) - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called on Wednesday for a temporary truce to allow humanitarian relief into Gaza, but said his group would keep fighting against an Israeli offensive and would not agree to a more lasting ceasefire without full negotiation of terms.<p>“We are very …