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Henry Payne: Hyundai refines Sonata's allure

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My wife's sofas are littered with pillows inscribed with clever sayings. My favorite: 'I know I'm efficient. Tell me I'm beautiful.' The Hyundai Sonata reminds me of that pillow. More

Car Culture: Muscle cars offer power trips beyond racetrack

Race car drivers like to say you can never have too much power. By contrast, regular motorists are supposed to be a bit more practical, accepting that 150-300 horsepower, depending on your vehicle type, is good enough. More

Concours show to celebrate the early era of luxury pickups

Plymouth — Pickups are among today's hottest selling vehicles and luxurious ones at that. Many feature heated seats, remote starters and the smooth rides once reserved for passenger sedans. More

Wixom outlet specializes in splashy seats

Some seating options are displayed at the Alea company's Wixom office. Larry Edsall / Special to The Detroit News

Tired of your vehicle's drab and dirty cloth interior? Want something easier to clean? Want to upgrade to leather? More

The best of the best auto features

Best launch control: Corvette C7. Other supercars offer automatic tranny launch controls so idiot-proof you feel like a passenger on board a roller coaster. The 455-horsepower Stingray gives it to you with a manual. Not for the feint-of-heart, it offers a test of your shifter reflexes as you rocket from zero-60 (popping the clutch with your right foot on the floor at a rib cage-rattling 4000 RPM) in 3.8 seconds. Mueller/Chevrolet

Herewith my 2014 list of the best features in autos today – mechanical, digital, aesthetic, and otherwise. What did I miss? Got your favorite feature? More

To say Jay Leno is obsessed by cars is a vast understatement

Jay Leno has added a McLaren P1 to his collection of cars in Burbank, Calif. The exotic sports car is considered by many critics to be the best sports car ever made, with a cost of $1.2 million. Myung J. Chun / MCT

On a sunny day in the Burbank hills, Jay Leno's canary yellow McLaren supercar shatters the silence. More

Happy Birthday, sport: The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata PAUL MAGGETTI

After 25 years, Mazda's little roller-skate has stayed true to its roots: Affordable, fuel efficient, and more fun than Monty Python's Spamalot. More

Dream cars realized in Detroit area garages

Jeff Lemke's Falcon F7 promises 200 mph at a starting price of just under $300,000. Phil Berg

The infamous 'Ruins Tours' are not the only cool ways to spend a few hours in a car in Metro Detroit. More

Harley helps put electric motorcycles in spotlight

One study anticipates sales of electric motorcycles worldwide will grow to 1.2 million this year. Mike Groll / AP

Princetown, N.Y. — When Maggie McNally-Bradshaw and husband Curt hop on their electric motorcycles and twist the throttles, they get a rush like no other. More

Gas substitute is like spare tire for your tank

Magic Tank is nonflammable fuel that can power a range of vehicles for 10-20 miles. Larry Edsall / Special to The Detroit News

Even the chief executive of Magic Tank admits it's perplexing that his company produces and sells an item it hopes customers never need. More



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