2014 Acura MDX - First Drive, May 2013Enlarge Photo
The 2014 Acura MDX three-row crossover and 2014 Acura RDX compact crossover have been awarded a five-star overall crash test rating—the top overall score—from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), based on recent tests. The results are based on crash tests that are part of the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and the overall score represents a composite of scores from frontal, side-impact and rollover crash tests.
With a wild exterior that verges on rolling art sculpture, combined with a decidedly performance-oriented driving attitude, all presented at an affordable price, the 2014 Nissan Juke occupies a unique place among today's new cars. Even though it's been on the market for several years, the Juke's almost concept-like exterior still seems futuristic. The shape is certainly polarizing, yet it's gained this model a cadre of loyal followers who enjoy its unlikely design.
Yesterday, Tesla took another bite out of Apple. Until then, the automaker's highest profile recruit from Cupertino had undoubtedly been George Blankenship, the man who turned Apple's wheelbarrows full of money into truckloads by creating ludicrously high-grossing stores in malls across America.
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography BlackEnlarge Photo
Since the brilliant new Range Rover SUV went on sale at the end of last year, Land Rover has already introduced a new fuel-efficient V-6 option, added the smaller and sportier Range Rover Sport and showcased an advanced hybrid model that will eventually be headed our way. Now, the British automaker is expanding the lineup yet again, this time with a new long-wheelbase model.
It isn't long before next year's most anticipated new car, the 2015 Ford Mustang, is revealed in all its glory. Now, full details of the new model have leaked, giving us full insight into its powertrain, styling cues and chassis.
Chevrolet has previewed several of the performance-oriented concepts that will be gracing its stands at the upcoming tuner fest that is SEMA, which this year kicks off of November 5. While Chevy’s SEMA onslaught is typically dominated by Camaros and Corvettes, this year the bowtie brand is also placing a special emphasis on its compact performance.
2014 Nissan Pathfinder HybridEnlarge Photo
Nissan's midsize crossover utility vehicle is finding a path into a new market segment. The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid--Nissan's first production hybrid SUV--will start at $35,970, including destination.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has decided not to investigate the first fire involving a Tesla Model S luxury electric car. The agency said it found no evidence that the post-crash fire resulted from a vehicle defect or violations of U.S. safety regulations.
Volkswagen's XL1 might be one of the most exciting and unusual green vehicles of recent years, but it's certainly not one of the most accessible. Pricing around the $150,000 mark, based on the German price of 111,000 Euros, puts it in the same league as high-end sports cars.