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Mazda3 MPG: USA vs. UK

10.14.2014
Robert was pretty excited about the 32 mpg his Mazda3 was getting until he talked to his brother-in-law in England, who told him that the U.K. version of this car gets almost twice that. Is Mazda holding out on us, or is there more to this story? 

The Beetle and the Mouse That Roared

06.30.2014
Fiat's 500 Abarth is a noisy little beast, and the Beetle GSR is--despite wild graphics--a more refined affair.

Dart vs. Dart: Our '63 Dodge Against a '14 GT

05.30.2014
The 1963 Dodge Dart is an iconic vehicle at the Car Talk garage, so how does it stack up against the modern competition?

McLaren Reboot

04.18.2014
McLaren aims to rebound from the disastrous sales it posted of 2011's MP4-12C with that car's newer, prettier, more talented sibling, the 650S. Jamie Kitman reports from the 2014 NAIAS.

Jaguar's One-Percent Solution

03.28.2014
Jamie Kitman's rich for a day... and lovin' it, driving Jaguar's new F-Type. Added bonus? Watch as he takes, "The journalist's line."

J aguar F-type Coupe R
Jaguar F-type Coupe R

Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid: The “It” Car that Isn’t

01.24.2014
This plug-in diesel hybrid gives devotees of Volvo wagons a million reasons to celebrate. But don't pop the champagne cork just yet...there's a big catch.

Detroit Auto Show 2014: The View From the Floor

01.16.2014
With input from Car Talk listeners, here are some of the highlights of the North American International Auto Show in the Motor City.

2014 Detroit Auto Show: The Kitman Files

01.16.2014
Jamie Kitman looks past the glare of overwaxed surfaces at every turn, and gives us his take.

Ford Rolls Out Aluminum-Bodied F-150

01.14.2014
The F-150 has been the bestselling vehicle in the U.S. for 32 years, so cutting 700 pounds of dead weight out of it is a really big deal. Couple it with an EcoBoost engine, and 30 mpg could be the result.

Think Smaller: Driving the XL1

12.14.2013
When Dr. Ferdinand Piëch says, "Jump", VW asks, "How high?" The result: A car that is capable of driving 100 km on 1 liter of fuel...and then some.


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