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Parent-friendly Highlander Hybrid scores on fuel efficiency

For those whose budgets permit it, the Hybrid is the Toyota Highlander to get.

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Is the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid just a big Prius or much more? Brian Cooley drives the sleek new SUV and checks the tech.

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Google's self-driving cars will need steering wheels, at least for now

Rules issued by the California DMV say the search giant's software-powered car prototypes still need physical controls during testing.

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Start your Tesla engines...with your iPhone, report says

Leaked screenshots of OS 6.0 show that the updated firmware will come with several new features, including the ability to go fully keyless.

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New VW Passat proves that 1.8 L is enough

VW equips its latest midsize sedan with a 1.8-liter engine, using a turbocharger and direct injection to compete with larger engines in the segment.

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New VW Passat features small engine, big sound (pictures)

VW reduces the size of the engine in the Passat to achieve better fuel economy, and gives the car a Fender audio system, one of the best in the segment.

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2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL

The new 2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium competes in the toughest category with the likes of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima. Brian Cooley takes it out for a drive and checks the tech.

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In the snakepit: XCAR visits Hennessey and the Venom GT (pictures)

XCAR happened to drop by Hennessey's shop in Southern California when two Venom GTs were in, one of which is the car that smashed the Veyron's top-speed record.

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Mille Miglia 2014: A front-row seat

XCAR drives nearly a thousand miles in a 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupé, following millions of dollars of metal and catching up with Jay Leno, Brian Johnson and Jodie Kidd along the way.

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Transform your current car into a tech car

We round up eight driver aid and infotainment technologies of today and tomorrow that can be added the ride that you already own.

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Is the Aston Martin DP-100 a vision of the future?

Aston Martin teamed up with Polyphony Digital to put the DP-100 Concept in to Gran Turismo 6. XCAR spoke to the guys behind it to find out what it means for the future of Aston Martin.

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Smarter driver: Are older cars more dangerous?

Brian Cooley tells you why the age of your car can be a risk factor in staying safe on the road.

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