2014

Volkswagen Suspends Sales Of Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Jetta, Passat
Volkswagen Suspends Sales Of Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Jetta, Passat

If you're in the market for a new Volkswagen, your choices just got a little slimmer: according to Detroit News the automaker has ordered dealers to stop selling some 2014 models of the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Jetta, and Passat. The stop-sale only affect vehicles that (a) are equipped with VW's...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: What's New For 2015

We're just starting our third month behind the wheel of our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, and change is in the air--not just the change from snow and slush to epic layers of pollen. The Forester's headed to our upstate New York bureau for an extended look at spring--and Subaru's already issued...Read More»

Smart ForTwo tipped over in San Francisco. Photo by NBC Bay Area.
Another Downside Of The Smart Fortwo: Jerks Can Flip Your Car

"Beloved" isn't a word you'd use to describe the Smart fortwo -- not in the U.S., anyway. To those of us used to America's wide open spaces and the super-sized portions of American restaurants, the fortwo seems dangerously, unsatisfyingly petite. Our own John Voelcker scored it a cautious six out...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain Top Crash Ratings For Midsize SUVs

With its 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and 2014 GMC Terrain midsize crossover utility vehicles, General Motors [NYSE: GM] stands at the top of the latest round of crash-test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Only those two models, plus one additional model, the 2014 Toyota...Read More»

2014 Jeep Cherokee
2014 Jeep Cherokee Video Road Test

The Jeep Cherokee is one of the best-known nameplates in the SUV world, but it’s been gone since 2001…until now. It’s back for 2014, and this time, it’s a lot more family-friendly. So does it live up to the legend while spanning on- and off-road worlds more neatly? And how...Read More»

2014 Dodge Dart
The Dodge Dart Still Isn't Selling. Should Chrysler Can Cars Altogether?

There's no two ways about it: the Dodge Dart isn't selling. Just a year after its debut -- a debut heralded loudly throughout the automotive world -- the Dart's sales were pretty dismal. Many of you vented about the compact model, complaining about things as varied as its so-so looks to its iffy...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango Recalled For Brake Flaws

Back in March, Chrysler issued a recall for 2012 and 2013 models of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango. According to a press release from the automaker, some customers had complained about "pedal feel" on the vehicles' brakes -- a problem that Chrysler traced to restricted brake fluid flow...Read More»

2014 Ford Escape SE
2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6: Quick Drive

Many American families are skipping over mid-size sedans in favor of compact crossovers. And while it only takes some crawling around the interior of these models—and some weekend errands—to ascertain why, there’s an inconvenient truth about them: Many of these smaller utility...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Malibu
2014 Chevrolet Malibu Earns IIHS 'Top Safety Pick Plus' Distinction

The affordable mid-size category now includes one more top safety performer: the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. Chevy's mid-size sedan has earned top 'good' scores in every category of testing—ranking it among a group of top-tier safety performers that includes the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Mazda 6...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Cruze RS
GM Stops Sales Of 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze: What's Affected?

If you're looking to take home a new Chevy Cruze, you might be out of luck for a few extra days; GM [NYSE: GM] has issued a stop-sale of the popular compact sedan—meaning essentially that no further deliveries can be made until are inspected and repaired as necessary. The issue, reportedly...Read More»

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum
2014 Toyota Highlander Video Road Test

Toyota has its authentic SUVs--the 4Runner and the Land Cruiser. But let's face it, not everyone's going rock-crawling or going on safari. For families that need the SUV space but not the SUV gear, Toyota has the Highlander. It's new this year, and it's changed a lot. So how does this latest 2014...Read More»

Ford C-Max Energi 'Upside' parody advert
Ford Lampoons Cadillac ELR Ad With An Earthy One For The C-MAX Energi

There were three ways to view "Poolside", Cadillac's recent ad for the ELR electric car: 1. Wow, that's a nice-looking car. 2. Wow, that's a nice-looking car and it's eco-friendly. 3. Wow, that guy in the ad is a schmuck. ALSO SEE: The Best-Selling Cop Car Is Actually An SUV Unfortunately for...Read More»

2013 Nissan Altima
989,701 Nissan Vehicles Recalled: Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder, Sentra, & Infiniti JX35, Q50, QX60

Nissan North America has issued a massive recall for Nissan and Inifiniti vehicles due to a software glitch that could prevent certain airbags from deploying during collisions. The recall affects a range of vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years, including: 2013 Infiniti JX35 2014 Infiniti Q50...Read More»

2014 Ford Fiesta SE  -  Driven, March 2014
2014 Ford Fiesta SE: Driven

No matter what you’ve started to consider in a next new car, there are two things that taking a quick spin in a 2014 Ford Fiesta can make abundantly clear. The first is that small cars don’t have to be so soulless and appliance-like. The second? Low-price new cars don't all feel...Read More»

2014 Subaru Legacy Sport 2.5i  -  Driven
2014 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport: Driven

The 2014 Subaru Legacy isn't a head-turner. In fact, the innocuous nature of its exterior could be an asset to some of the people who choose this model, which remains the only affordable mid-size sedan that includes all-wheel drive on the entire model line. And in what we can only chalk down as an...Read More»

2014 Nissan Rogue
2014 Nissan Rogue Named A Top Safety Pick Plus—But Not Rogue Select

The redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover utility vehicle hasn't been on the market long; but it's already earned a top-tier score from one of the major U.S. safety organizations—in this case, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2014 Rogue managed the insurance-funded...Read More»

2014 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec
2014 Hyundai Veloster: Five Stars In Federal Crash-Testing

The 2014 Hyundai Veloster has been awarded a top five-star Overall rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Looking at individual test results, the Veloster earned four stars in the Frontal Crash category and five stars in the Side Crash category. That included...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Subaru Forester: Six Reasons It's Among The Safest Crossovers

Long before beginning our Subaru Forester Six-Month Road Test--and before the brand's recent sales surge--the Forester had built quite a reputation as one of the safer small utility vehicles or crossovers on the market. Today it lives up to that reputation; and that holds whether we're speaking of...Read More»

2014 Cadillac XTS
More GM Recalls: Buick Enclave, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook

The past few weeks haven't been particularly kind to General Motors. Not only has the company launched a massive recall of 1.62 million vehicles, it's also faced serious criticism from U.S. legislators for its leaden response to the underlying problem behind the recall -- a problem that has been...Read More»

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