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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Gains Supercharged V6

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Gains Supercharged V6

Many automakers are swapping out V6 and V8 engines for smaller, turbo- or supercharged engines because they tend to get better gas mileage without much ... read more »
J.D. Power: Vehicle Dependability Improving

J.D. Power: Vehicle Dependability Improving

The 2013 J.D. Power & Associates Vehicle Dependability Study shows vehicle dependability is improving, with owners reporting the lowest number of vehicle problems since ... read more »
What to Expect at the Chicago Auto Show

What to Expect at the Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show opened for the media Thursday, and the press gets the first peak at all-new or redesigned models like the Chevrolet Cruze ... read more »
Automakers Hype Super Bowl Ads, but are Ads Worth the Investment?

Automakers Hype Super Bowl Ads, but are Ads Worth the Investment?

Automakers will spend up to $4 million for a 30-second commercial during the 2013 Super Bowl, according to The Detroit Bureau. There’s no doubt that ... read more »
Honda Odyssey and Pilot Recalled for Missing Airbag Rivets

Honda Odyssey and Pilot Recalled for Missing Airbag Rivets

Honda is voluntarily recalling Honda Odyssey minivans and Honda Pilot crossover SUVs because some models may lack rivets that hold the driver airbag’s plastic cover ... read more »
Detroit Auto Show Small-Car Recap

Detroit Auto Show Small-Car Recap

In many ways, the Corvette Stingray and Cadillac ELR claimed the limelight at the Detroit Auto Show with their fancy powertrains and extreme performance. Though ... read more »
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Nissan Announces Price Drop for 2013 Leaf

Nissan Announces Price Drop for 2013 Leaf

Nissan says that when the 2013 Nissan Leaf goes on sale, it will have a lower starting price, more cargo space and a new onboard ... read more »
A Dealer Near You May Stop Selling the Volt

A Dealer Near You May Stop Selling the Volt

Some Chevrolet dealers have chosen to stop selling the Chevrolet Volt because General Motors increased the price of Volt service tools. The decrease in Volt ... read more »
18 Affordable Midsize Sedans Undergo New IIHS Frontal Tests

18 Affordable Midsize Sedans Undergo New IIHS Frontal Tests

In August, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a new front-impact crash test for midsize luxury and near-luxury cars. The safety organization has tested ... read more »
NHTSA Fines Toyota a Record $17.35 Million

NHTSA Fines Toyota a Record $17.35 Million

In June, Toyota recalled the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and 450h SUVs because the floor mat could get caught under the accelerator pedal and cause ... read more »
About 807,000 Honda and Acura Models Could Roll Away

About 807,000 Honda and Acura Models Could Roll Away

Honda is recalling about 807,000 Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot and Acura MDX models with automatic transmissions because they could roll away when the key ... read more »
Goodbye BMW 3-Series Coupe, Hello BMW 4-Series

Goodbye BMW 3-Series Coupe, Hello BMW 4-Series

If you’ve been waiting for BMW to unveil the new 3-Series coupe to complete the redesigned 3-Series lineup, your wait was in vain. BMW announced ... read more »
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2013 Toyota RAV4 Gets Practical Updates

2013 Toyota RAV4 Gets Practical Updates

Toyota’s redesigned 2013 RAV4 SUV goes on sale early next year, following the release of redesigned or all-new affordable compact SUVs from Honda, Ford and ... read more »
Toyota Issues Its Second Largest Recall This Year

Toyota Issues Its Second Largest Recall This Year

In October, Toyota recalled 2.5 million vehicles in the United States, affecting 12 models ranging from one of its smallest, the Scion xD, to ... read more »
Toyota Issues First Scion iQ Recall

Toyota Issues First Scion iQ Recall

Toyota is voluntarily recalling 11,200 Scion iQ models because the electrical wires connected to the airbags and seat belt pretensioner could become damaged. If ... read more »
Is Your Car's Interior a Bacteria Breeding Ground?

Is Your Car's Interior a Bacteria Breeding Ground?

Ford partnered with researchers at the University of Michigan to analyze bacteria-breeding hotspots in company- and employee-owned Ford vehicles. After evaluating their samples, the researchers ... read more »
Nissan Altima Recalled for Loose Bolts

Nissan Altima Recalled for Loose Bolts

Nissan is recalling 13,919 Nissan Altima sedans from the 2012 and 2013 model years because certain suspension bolts could come loose and fall off ... read more »
Goodbye, Volvo C30

Goodbye, Volvo C30

After the 2013 model year, you won’t be able to purchase a new Volvo C30 because Volvo is discontinuing the hatchback worldwide. In an email ... read more »
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Used Car Shoppers Should be Wary of Counterfeit Airbags

Used Car Shoppers Should be Wary of Counterfeit Airbags

If you’re shopping for a used car that was in an accident and received new airbags within the last three years, it could be equipped ... read more »
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is Back

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is Back

Volkswagen introduced a restyled, more masculine version of its iconic VW Beetle for the 2012 model year. The automaker has continued to round out the ... read more »
Is Your Infotainment System's Font Distracting You?

Is Your Infotainment System's Font Distracting You?

A study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Age Lab, the New England University Transportation Center and Monotype Imaging, a provider of typefaces for consumer ... read more »
Latest 2013 Models Shine in Safety Tests

Latest 2013 Models Shine in Safety Tests

Over 40 new and redesigned cars, trucks and SUVs are being introduced for the 2013 model year. That's more than 15 percent of the ... read more »
Recall: A Hitch in the Honda Element

Recall: A Hitch in the Honda Element

Honda is recalling 5,216 Element SUVs from the 2007 to 2011 model years. In a press release, the automaker says that when a trailer ... read more »
Outsmart High Gas Prices

Outsmart High Gas Prices

Once Labor Day has passed, gas prices tend to decrease. However, TIME reports that national gas prices are hovering around $3.84 a gallon in ... read more »
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Redesigned 2013 Honda Accord Offers Updated Engines and More Features

Redesigned 2013 Honda Accord Offers Updated Engines and More Features

Specifics on the redesigned 2013 Honda Accord have trickled out slowly, but Wednesday, Honda released detailed features and powertrain information for its midsize car. The ... read more »
Ford Recalls 2013 Escape for Potential Engine Coolant Leak

Ford Recalls 2013 Escape for Potential Engine Coolant Leak

Ford is recalling 6,146 Escape SUVs from the 2013 model year. The recall applies to models with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines that could have ... read more »
EPA Rates 2013 BMX X1 at 34 MPG Highway

EPA Rates 2013 BMX X1 at 34 MPG Highway

According to the EPA, the all-new 2013 BMW X1 averages up to 24/34 mpg city/highway.This fuel economy rating applies to the base ... read more »
2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Pricing Released

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Pricing Released

General Motors has announced that the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS hatchback, which has a more powerful engine than the base Sonic, will start at $20 ... read more »
Hyundai Revises 2013 Genesis' Engine Lineup, Tech Features

Hyundai Revises 2013 Genesis' Engine Lineup, Tech Features

Although Hyundai refreshed its Genesis sedan for the 2012 model year, the 2013 Genesis receives some important changes. Among the updates are a streamlined engine ... read more »
Honda Releases Images of Redesigned 2013 Accord

Honda Releases Images of Redesigned 2013 Accord

Honda unveiled photos of its redesigned 2013 Accord sedan and coupe, which are slated to go on sale this fall. In Wednesday’s news release, the ... read more »
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Hyundai and Mazda Issue Recalls for Santa Fe, Sonata and Tribute

Hyundai and Mazda Issue Recalls for Santa Fe, Sonata and Tribute

Hyundai and Mazda have issued separate recalls for the Santa Fe, Sonata and Tribute for separate problems related to the airbag systems and gas pedal ... read more »
Ford Recalls 423,634 Escape SUVs for Faulty Throttle

Ford Recalls 423,634 Escape SUVs for Faulty Throttle

Ford is recalling 423,634 Escape SUVs in the U.S. from the 2001 to 2004 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these SUVs, which have ... read more »
Volkswagen Jetta Receives Significant Updates for 2013

Volkswagen Jetta Receives Significant Updates for 2013

The Volkswagen Jetta was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Two model years later, Volkswagen has given its compact sedan significant updates, and will start ... read more »
EPA Rates 2013 Cadillac ATS

EPA Rates 2013 Cadillac ATS

The EPA has released fuel economy figures for the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS, but only for one of its three powertrains. The base 202-horsepower, 2 ... read more »
Audi Q5 Recalled Because of Breakable Sunroof

Audi Q5 Recalled Because of Breakable Sunroof

Volkswagen Group of America, which includes the Audi brand, is recalling 13,172 2012 Audi Q5 SUVs because the front panel of the available two-panel ... read more »
Chrysler 200, Ford Explorer Under NHTSA Investigation

Chrysler 200, Ford Explorer Under NHTSA Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the 2011 Ford Explorer and 2011 Chrysler 200 for separate issues related to power steering loss and ... read more »
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NHTSA Investigates More Toyota Models for Fire Hazard

NHTSA Investigates More Toyota Models for Fire Hazard

In February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating Toyota Camry sedans and RAV4 crossovers from the 2007 model year after owner reports of ... read more »
Chrysler Group Expands Jeep Liberty Recall, Honda Recalls 2012 Civic

Chrysler Group Expands Jeep Liberty Recall, Honda Recalls 2012 Civic

Honda and Chrysler Group issued separate recalls this week for the 2012 Civic sedan and 2004 to 2007 Jeep Liberty SUVs.Chrysler Group expanded a ... read more »
Kia Borrego Recalled for Breakable Pedals

Kia Borrego Recalled for Breakable Pedals

Kia is recalling almost 22,000 Borrego SUVs from the 2009 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says these models have non-adjustable brake ... read more »
2013 Honda Fit EV Gets 118 Mpg-e Rating

2013 Honda Fit EV Gets 118 Mpg-e Rating

The Environmental Protection Agency has rated the fuel economy equivalency of the 2013 Honda Fit EV. The all-new electric car will get 132/105/118 ... read more »
Chrysler Group Will Retire Town & Country and Jeep Compass

Chrysler Group Will Retire Town & Country and Jeep Compass

Chrysler Group LLC will make some significant changes to its Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and FIAT model lines within the next few years.The Chrysler Town ... read more »
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Best Memorial Day Car Deals

This article may be out of date. To see the latest Memorial Day car deals, follow this link.Memorial Day weekend is one of the ... read more »
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More Americans Will Hit the Road Memorial Day Weekend

If you’re driving to your vacation destination this Memorial Day, you’re not alone. AAA says that 1.2 percent more Americans will travel at least ... read more »
New Teen Distracted Driving Survey's Findings Conflict with Other Studies

New Teen Distracted Driving Survey's Findings Conflict with Other Studies

A new Consumer Reports survey adds to the ongoing discussion on distracted driving among teens, but a few findings conflict with recent studies from Bridgestone ... read more »
2013 Cadillac XTS Priced at $44,995

2013 Cadillac XTS Priced at $44,995

When the 2013 Cadillac XTS goes on sale this summer, it will start at $44,995, including destination charges. That price makes the all-new large ... read more »
Best May Car Deals on Small Cars

Best May Car Deals on Small Cars

When analysts looked at vehicle sales for April 2012, they found that automakers sold 2 percent more vehicles than they did one year ago. Last ... read more »
EPA Rates Fuel Economy of 2013 Ford Escape, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

EPA Rates Fuel Economy of 2013 Ford Escape, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

The EPA has released fuel economy figures for three all-new or redesigned vehicles that go on sale later this year: the 2013 Ford Escape, Scion ... read more »
Americans Buy More Diesel Cars

Americans Buy More Diesel Cars

Clean diesel automobile sales in the United States increased 35 percent in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the same time one year ago ... read more »
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Pricing Released for 2013 Chevrolet Spark

Pricing Released for 2013 Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet says that when the 2013 Chevrolet Spark goes on sale later this year, it will start at $12,995, including destination charges.A starting ... read more »
Grim Forecast for High Summer Gas Prices May Come to Pass

Grim Forecast for High Summer Gas Prices May Come to Pass

In February, we reported that gas prices could reach $4 per gallon this summer, and that those living in metropolitan areas could see gas prices ... read more »
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