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2017 Subaru Impreza nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award
2017 Subaru Impreza nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

Subaru's all-new Impreza lineup has received top marks from the insurance industry-funded IIHS after being subjected to a barrage of crash tests. The 2017 Impreza, Subaru's compact sedan and hatchback range, has been rated as high as Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional systems. While the...Read More»

Repo Man
Uh-oh: auto loan delinquencies hit a new high

Economists aren't typically known for their unbridled optimism. They tend to be a cautious lot, who seem most anxious when the markets are doing well. They trade nervous glances waiting for something to go wrong. Has something gone wrong? Maybe so: the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has confirmed...Read More»

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Duramax driven, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Chevy Cruze diesel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

First drive: 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax It's easy to say that it's not about the score when you're down a few points. In General Motors' case, the new-for-2017 turbodiesel V-8 that's optional on its full-size pickups comes up a little short on torque compared to the equally new Ford F-250...Read More»

Volvo Launches Latest Autonomous Cars Pilot In Sweden
What are the different levels of self-driving cars?

In many ways self-driving cars are an eventuality and a reality. As automakers approach full autonomy toward the end of this decade, several new cars now boast self-driving features that inch toward the goal of driver-less cars soon. Many of these features can be grouped together in a uniform set...Read More»

2018 Jaguar F-Pace
Jaguar expands F-Pace lineup with new gas 4-cylinder engine

Jaguar's hot-selling F-Pace lineup grows for 2018 with the addition of a new 4-cylinder gas engine that will allow the crossover to compete more directly with rivals like the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. The F-Pace adds a 247-horsepower, 269 pound-feet of torque 2.0-liter turbocharged...Read More»

Car shopping
Study: Men twice as likely as women to buy cars online

Another day, another study proving yet again that, yes, consumers really want to buy cars online. This time, the study comes from eBay Advertising. To gather its data, the company first surveyed over 1,000 U.S. consumers who'd bought a vehicle within the previous six months. Then, it took a close...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E300)
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Series recalled to fix airbag glitch

Mercedes-Benz is recalling roughly 12,500 E-Class vehicles from the 2017 model year to fix a manufacturing problem that could increase the risk of injury during collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains that the occupant detection control unit in some 2017 E-Class cars...Read More»

2017 BMW i3
2014-2017 BMW i3 hybrid recalled to fix fire hazard

BMW is recalling more than 19,000 i3 range-extended hybrids from the 2014 - 2017 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may suffer from a design flaw that could result in a fire risk. The flaw in question involves the i3's fuel tank vent...Read More»

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali
First drive: 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax

It's easy to say that it's not about the score when you're down a few points. In General Motors' case, the new-for-2017 turbodiesel V-8 that's optional on its full-size pickups comes up a little short on torque compared to the equally new Ford F-250. But is there really a difference between the 910...Read More»

2017 Dodge Charger
2014-2017 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger recalled: nearly 75,000 vehicles affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 75,000 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger vehicles from the 2014-2017 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the powertrains on some of those vehicles may not have been properly manufactured. Specifically, NHTSA says...Read More»

Anti-Scientology Protest, February 10, 2008 (by Flickr user Strevo)
9 popular Android car apps vulnerable to hackers, putting owners at risk

As we tumble headlong into the Era of the Connected Car, one thing engineers are struggling to address is the possibility that evildoers might hack our cars' burgeoning networks. Unfortunately, a new report suggests that automakers have left open a fairly large back door for the bad guys--a back...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Accent
2018 Hyundai Accent, BMW 740e driven, Chevy Bolt EV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

All-new 2018 Hyundai Accent adds lots of safety tech An all-new version of Hyundai's smallest car sold in the United States has made its debut, with what the Korean automaker says is a leap forward in terms of refinement and available safety features. More data suggests that traffic deaths rose...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Accent
All-new 2018 Hyundai Accent adds lots of safety tech

An all-new version of Hyundai's smallest car sold in the United States has made its debut, with what the Korean automaker says is a leap forward in terms of refinement and available safety features. The 2018 Hyundai Accent that was unveiled at the Toronto auto show is incrementally larger than its...Read More»

2012 BMW 5-Series
2011-2012 BMW 1-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, 7-Series recalled for powertrain flaw

BMW has announced a recall of nearly 9,000 vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a key driveshaft component on those cars may be prone to break. The component in question is the rear driveshaft constant-velocity joint (aka the...Read More»

Motor-Vehicle Deaths and Changes, 2016 (from the National Safety Council)
More data suggests that traffic deaths rose sharply in 2016

In January, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued some preliminary data on traffic fatalities for the first nine months of 2016. Now, the National Safety Council has released estimates of its own, providing more strong hints that the number of roadway deaths in America rose...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan
Americans driving less, angry Cruze Diesel owners, Dodge Demon: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Drop in driving and car ownership suggests that America's love affair with cars may be over With lots of wide-open spaces and a sprawling (though crumbling) system of roads, America has been an ideal country for cars. But a new study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute...Read More»

Elizabeth Taylor
Drop in driving and car ownership suggests that America's love affair with cars may be over

With lots of wide-open spaces and a sprawling (though crumbling) system of roads, America has been an ideal country for cars. But a new study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute suggests that our long, national love affair with automobiles may be coming to an end. It...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
Chevrolet Cruze Diesel owners take GM to court

Earlier this week, Chevrolet announced some impressive fuel economy figures for its newest Cruze Diesel sedan. Meanwhile, a federal court in Michigan has given nine owners of previous Cruze Diesels the green light to continue their joint lawsuit against Chevrolet and its parent company, General...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Passat
2017 Volkswagen Passat recalled over brake fluid leak

Volkswagen has announced a recall of more than 1,000 Passat vehicles from the 2017 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may be losing brake fluid, which could reduce their braking power over time. The issue is rooted in brake-line...Read More»

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]
Smart's electric future, self-driving cars, Chevy Bolt EV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Smart dropping gas models, to go all-electric In the future, you won't see one of Mercedes-Benz's diminutive Smart vehicles stopping at a gas station unless its driver has a craving for a bottle of Dr Pepper or a lottery ticket. GM in talks to sell European Opel division to French automaker...Read More»

Jaguar and Shell's new in-car payment system
Jaguar and Shell make credit card swiping a thing of the past

Jaguar and Shell Oil have teamed up to create a new in-car app that allows drivers to pay for fuel without ever swiping their credit card at a gas station. Instead, drivers can tap their cars' infotainment screens to finish the transaction using either PayPal or ApplePay. ALSO SEE: Drop in driving...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
2017 Hyundai Ioniq undercuts Prius at $23,035

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid hatchback will arrive in dealers next month for an aggressively low starting price that may raise some eyebrows in competitors' showrooms. The hybrid version of the Ioniq, which is available in three configurations, will start from $23,035 including a mandatory $835...Read More»

Ford Fusion Hybrid self-driving prototype
Analysis: Don't expect many old cars with new self-driving tech

Automakers may be keen to build cars driven by people or, in the future, cars that can drive themselves—but not necessarily both. That’s per congressional testimony from automakers, and a recent announcement by Ford that it would invest $1 billion in tech firm Argo AI for its autonomous...Read More»

Reviver digital license plate and platform
Want an electronic license plate connected to the DMV? This startup has one

For historians, the 16th century was the height of the Renaissance. The 18th century was all about the Enlightenment. And the 2000s may one day be described as the Great Networking: the era in which people, communities, and corporations became linked to one another via a series of online networks...Read More»

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