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  • Mazda MX-5 Retrospective Video

    Mazda MX-5 Retrospective Video

    Mazda’s on a mission to spread the message, “long live the roadster.” February of 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of this beloved sports convertible, and even though the Miata......

  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Walkaround with Derek Jenkins

    2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Walkaround with Derek Jenkins

    The highly anticipated 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata marks the fourth generation of this legendary roadster. Autobytel caught up with Derek Jenkins, who’s the Director of......

  • 2015 subaru legacy

    2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's "Top Safety Pick+" designation is designed to identify vehicles......

  • 2015 acura tlx

    What Is Acura Active Sound Control?

    Acura’s Active Sound Control (or ASC) is a technology used to improve the sound of the engine by making the sound level more linear as the RPMs increase. The ASC works with the Active......

  • 2015 vw cc interior

    What Is The Volkswagen Auto Hold Function?

    The Volkswagen Auto Hold function is an extension of the electronic parking brake system. When enabled (for safety reasons, the function must always be reactivated), the system......

  • 2015 buick lacrosse

    All About The Buick Head-Up Display

    Once limited to fighter jets, head-up displays (or HUDs) are now becoming fairly common in sporty and luxury cars. When traveling at 60 miles per hour your car may travel 80 feet during a......

  • 2015 bmw 228

    What Is BMW's Air Vent Control?

    BMW’s air vent control is one of their EfficientDynamics technologies, which are meant to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while simultaneously increasing performance and driving......

  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Q&A with Derek Jenkins, Director of Design

    2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Q&A with Derek Jenkins, Director of Design

    In light of the Mazda Miata’s 25th anniversary, the upcoming 2016 Mazda MX-5 is receiving a lot of attention, even well before its release. Autobytel......

  • What Are Ford’s Rear Inflatable Safety Belts?

    What Are Ford’s Rear Inflatable Safety Belts?

    Ford’s rear inflatable safety belts help provide additional protection for rear seat passengers, which is especially important as the rear seat is generally acknowledged to......

  • 2015 bmw 535

    What Is BMW Dynamic Brake Force Display?

    The BMW Dynamic Brake Force Display helps drivers behind your car know how hard you are braking in order to help them react quickly and reduce the risk of a rear end collision. Each of......