BMW Teen Driving School DC

A teen’s perspective | BMW Teen Driving School

BY Peter St. Amand, Guest Teen Driver Contributor Hi. I’m Peter–a 17-year-old teenager who has a year or two of driving experience under my belt. I consider myself to be a pretty good driver; thankfully, I have never had a life-threatening accident–a moment where my life flashes before me. But as a novice driver there […]

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#DrivingIsBelieving | BMW Ultimate Driving Experience at FedEx Field

BY William W. Hopper, Guest Contributor | @wwhopper We recently participated in the BMW Ultimate Driving Experience (UDE) at FedEx Field just outside of Washington, DC, where the German brand’s emphasis on driving its vehicles outshone its desire to get attendees to purchase one of their machines (well, initially). It’s true – Driving IS Believing […]

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Cathy Gillen

How I Drive | Profile of transportation guru Cathy Gillen

Have you met Cathy Gillen? This boutique PR agency founder is a highway and transportation advocate and activist. Her agency, The Gillen Group, now in its tenth year has worked with transportation safety clients such as AAA, the National Safety Council and AARP. With an entire career in safety, are you wondering what Cathy’s driving […]

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Pop by Local Motors pop-up in Crystal City this summer

The car company that encourages customers to co-build their vehicles, has opened what they’re calling a “Mobifactory” just outside Washington, DC for the summer season. Thanks to an insider tip from a new car-obsessed friend, we checked out the grand opening of the Local Motors #CoCreationNation station in Crystal City (a sub-city within Arlington, Va. […]

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How I Drive | Profile of WWH Communications’ William West Hopper

This week’s How I Drive interviewee hails from DC, owns an automotive marketing company and also owns an interior design installation company. I’m talking about William West Hopper. William works closely with Auto News Guide editor Melanie as fellow members of WAPA (Washington Automotive Press Association). Let’s check out William’s DC driving style! How I […]

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Pilot 3-4 front Ron-Sessions

New Honda Pilot ready for take off

BY RON SESSIONS, Contributing Editor These days, minivan-avoiders far outnumber minivan-lovers. The “soccer team on board” sticker in the rear window can be a scary thing. And even though Honda has in the Odyssey perhaps the best minivan on the market, America’s top-selling multi-purpose vehicle last year was the 5-passenger CR-V crossover SUV. There apparently […]

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Lexus LS F-Sport

2015 Lexus LS 460 F-Sport Driven

If you’re the boss or you simply want to feel like one, you’ve got to get into a Lexus LS 460. In classic Lexus fashion, the LS 460 is elegant and turns heads as it glides along the road. From the inside out, the Lexus LS 460 is a superior embodiment of luxury.

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Elizabeth Krear

How I Drive | Profile of Elizabeth Krear, Ram Trucks

It’s always great to hear about women in engineering. We’re excited to introduce the Chief Engineer of the Ram 1500 – a female – Elizabeth Krear.

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

In Pursuit of MPG | 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid

By BOB GRITZINGER | Contributing Editor The instrument panel “Driving Style” gauge read like an investment portfolio: 20 percent “Economical,” 30 percent “Normal” and 50 percent “Aggressive.” But unlike a retirement account, where the results won’t matter for years, the return on decisions at the wheel of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid […]

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2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid | A very #FarleighGoesSouth road trip

Editor’s note: My co-pilot and I were so excited about this trip that we created a hashtag to document experiences. Follow Auto News Guide on Instagram and check out the #FarleighGoesSouth hashtag for all pictures. Traveling abroad…to North Carolina If you’re not from the South, then it can be a very foreign place to visit. […]

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2016 Camaro blue

2016 Camaro Driven | Chevy tones up the Hugger

By RON SESSIONS | Contributing Editor Staying in shape is never easy, especially as the decades pile on. Chevrolet’s Camaro, rippled and muscular in the 1960s and early 1970s is now approaching the Big Five-Oh. Fifty years of mullets and burnouts and cruisin’ were great, but where to go from here? The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro […]

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Kim Carpenter

How I Drive | Profile of GM’s Kim Carpenter

Today we’re introducing a communications expert who has worked at GM for a decade and a half – Kim Carpenter. Currently GM’s East Coast Communications Manager, Kim works in NYC, loves the outdoors, manufacturing and the Texas Longhorns.

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Volvo XC90

Scandinavian Sanctuary | 2016 Volvo XC90 Driven

By BOB GRITZINGER | Contributing Editor It’s clear that Zhejiang Geely Holding, the Chinese owners of the vibrant new Volvo car company, haven’t been idle since buying the Swedish luxury carmaker from Ford in 2010. The 2016 XC90 is the first “clean sheet,” all-new-from-the-ground-up vehicle from Volvo under the new ownership. The styling is noticeably […]

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Byron Hurd

How I Drive | Profile of Byron Hurd, LeftlaneNews

The self-proclaimed “Kanye West of everything he’s not the Kanye West of” Byron Hurd recently shared with us his driving style. Excited yet? Byron is Buyer’s Guide/News Editor at automotive blog LeftLane News and is a lover of horsepower (aren’t we all?). Check out byron’s driving style below! How I Drive | Byron Hurd Location: […]

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Grace Autosport

Game Changer | Beth Paretta launches first all-female IndyCar race team, Grace Autosport

Our friend, Beth Paretta, who has a winning record in the racing world working with the SRT brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), has launched a game changer–an all women’s racing team for the 2016 IndyCar season, with plans to compete in next year’s Indianapolis 500. Meet the Grace Autosport Dream Team Grace Autosport is […]

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Wendy Michalski

How I Drive | Profile of Fiat Chrysler’s Wendy Michalski

How much do you know about Fiat? Chrysler? We know someone who knows quite a bit about FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles). Wendy Michalski is FCA’s Product Insights Research Manager, so she can probably teach you a few things you didn’t know about the automaker.

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Chrysler 200C interior

2015 Chrysler 200C AWD Review

By BOB GRITZINGER | Contributing Editor Car companies can’t live without a good midsize sedan offering, and Chrysler has been lacking one for a few years now. Enter the 200C, a true competitor in the segment. Like its compact Dodge Dart sibling, the 200 traces its roots the Fiat-developed Alfa Romeo Giulietta platform, which also […]

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The 2015 Lexus NX 300h features chiseled styling and a fuel-efficient powertrain.

Hybrid Perfection | 2015 Lexus NX 300h

By BOB GRITZINGER | Contributing Editor Toyota may have finally built the perfect hybrid, but you’ll have to opt up into the Japanese automaker’s luxury brand, and into a crossover, to buy it. The 2015 Lexus NX 300h combines everything we love about the original crossover, the Lexus RX, with the kind of sensible fuel […]

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Clifford Atiyeh

How I Drive | Profile of Car and Driver’s Clifford Atiyeh

This week’s “How I Drive” highlights Car and Driver’s Contributing Editor Clifford Atiyeh. Clifford is into cars (would you have guessed it?), loves big dogs and has a passion for writing.

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The 2015 VW Golf features a simple interior with intuitive controls.

Road trip in the 2015 VW Golf TDI

We now understand why MotorTrend Magazine selected the 2015 Volkswagen Golf as its North American Car of the Year (NACTOY). This VW follows a long line of heritage for both functionality, practicality, and more recently, reliability. Bundled up in a small package, the Golf is anything but menial. Image credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons First of […]

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