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Your Next Vehicle Is More Likely To Have A CVT: Here’s Why

Your Next Vehicle Is More Likely To Have A CVT: Here’s Why

Like it or not: Nearly every new vehicle—we're talking around 95 percent—has an automatic transmission of some sort. And manual transmissions are rare today, except among a few performance-oriented models. That's the obvious. What might not be so apparent to new-car shoppers is that the... read more

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2015 Volvo V60

2015 Volvo V60 Wagon To Debut Engine Tech Headed For S60, XC60

When the 2015 Volvo V60 sport wagon arrives in January 2014, it will be the first model from Volvo to arrive with the automaker's new Drive-E powertrains, which will... read more September 18, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Avalon

The Worst New-Car Features Of 2013

For better or worse, automakers and suppliers are getting inventive, pushing some innovative features into new vehicles. Some of them hit the mark, making our time in... read more September 4, 2013 by  7


 
Nissan Altima Tire Pressure Assistant

The Best New-Car Features Of 2013

Some of the best ideas need no explanation, and many are relatively simple—things that make you ask, why didn't anyone come up with this before? That’s probably... read more September 3, 2013 by  12


 
GM Remote Link

GM Moving Remote Start, Door Unlock, & Others To Standard Features List

General Motors has announced today that it will be moving a few optional extras over to the standard features list. When a customer takes delivery of a 2014 Buick, Cadillac... read more June 5, 2013 by  4


 
MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013

Screen Test: Five Frustrating Infotainment In-Car Interfaces

Driving sure isn't what it used to be. And while that might apply just as well to how that new car accelerates, steers, or rides, here we're talking about what's... read more April 20, 2013 by  3


 
Ford Atlas Concept revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Likes Turbocharging In Trucks, GM Dodges It: Which Is Better?

The Ford Atlas concept from the Detroit Auto Show, which gives a first glimpse of the all-new, next-generation versions of the F-150 pickup, has a lot of tech and design... read more January 21, 2013 by  8


 
Qi wireless charging  -  in 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited

2013 Toyota Avalon: First To Offer Wireless Charging For Phones

Tired of the tangle of cables, or misplacing them? Wireless charging for your smartphone sounds like a great idea, especially in the car. And if you're considering a 2013... read more December 19, 2012 by 


 
BringGo app, in 2013 Chevrolet Spark

2013 Chevrolet Spark: Is A Smartphone App The Future Of Navigation?

The new 2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar is already one of the lowest-priced models for sale in the U.S. market; and late this year it's going to delight a lot of no-frills... read more October 15, 2012 by 


 
2013 Honda Accord Sport

2013 Honda Accord: Attention To G-Forces Yields A Better CVT

Honda says that it's turning to continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVTs) for its all-new 2013 Accord for one very important reason: gas mileage. Just as Nissan... read more September 10, 2012 by  1


 
CUE interface, in 2013 Cadillac XTS

2013 Cadillac XTS: Is CUE The Best Touch-Screen Interface Yet?

If you've owned a luxury car in recent years, you're familiar with the idea of a screen-based interface as a control hub for connectivity, navigation, and entertainment. But... read more May 29, 2012 by 


 
2013 Cadillac XTS

Pay Attention To That Buzz Below: Cadillac’s New Safety Alert Seat

With the proliferation of chimes and warning lights to alert drivers of potentially dangerous safety situations, it’s easy to understand the tendency to become somewhat... read more March 31, 2012 by 


 
OnStar Family Link

OnStar’s Family Link Lets You Keep Track Of Your Car As Well As Your Kids…

As parents, we all want to know where our children are, especially if they’re driving, right? Following an obviously successful test period, OnStar is rolling out its... read more March 28, 2012 by 


 
GM's Windows of Opportunity project.

Interactive Windows: A Possibility For Future Family Vehicles?

No, it’s not a laptop computer, but new interactive window technology that General Motors is exploring with the help of researchers and students at Israel’s... read more January 23, 2012 by 


 
Cars-N-Kids Car Seat Monitor

Monitor Alerts Parents If Kids Wiggle Out Of Car Seats

Concerned about whether or not your child is safely remaining in his or her car seat while you are on the road? Even though car seat monitors are not currently mandated by... read more December 5, 2011 by 


 
TRW dual contour airbag

TRW Developing Next-Generation Adaptive Airbags For Front Passengers

When it comes to protecting the family, there’s nothing more important when driving or riding in the car than making sure seatbelts are securely fastened. We more or... read more November 30, 2011 by 


 
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