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Traffic fatalities in 2021 increased by largest rate in history
Traffic fatalities in 2021 increased by largest rate in history

The number of people killed in car crashes in the U.S. increased by 10.5% from 2020 to 2021, representing the largest percentage increase in the history of crash fatality data keeping, the NHTSA disclosed in preliminary estimates on Tuesday. The NHTSA estimates 42,915 people died in motor vehicle...Read More»

2023 Genesis GV60
2023 Genesis GV60 EV costs $10,000 more than related Hyundai Ioniq 5

The 2023 Genesis GV60 electric car costs $59,980, including a $1,090 destination charge, the luxury automaker announced Tuesday, the same day it went on sale. Initially, sales of the battery electric crossover will be limited to California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, but Genesis...Read More»

2023 Subaru Legacy
2023 Subaru Legacy sedan updated with fresh face, improved tech

The 2023 Subaru Legacy rolls into the new model year with a fresh face, updated safety features, and a larger single-unit touchscreen, the automaker announced last week. Modesty defines the mid-cycle refresh of the mid-size sedan as Subaru tries to keep pace with the 2023 Toyota Camry, Honda...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Silverado
2022 Chevrolet Silverado, 2023 Toyota Venza top this week's new car reviews

The 2023 model year rolls out from automakers toward dealerships in earnest, but supply remains constrained even as automakers prep their latest models with the newest technology. We spanned both model years this week, finally getting in an updated 2022 Chevrolet Silverado (not the carryover 2022...Read More»

2014 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata recalled again for fuel leak risk

Hyundai is recalling certain 2013-2014 Sonata mid-size sedans for a potential fuel hose leak that can increase the risk of a fire, the NHTSA disclosed this week. The 2013-2014 Sonata and 2013-2014 Kia Optima had previously been recalled for a fuel hose that can crack prematurely and leak fuel. The...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec
Mercedes issues sweeping recall, urges owners to stop driving

Mercedes-Benz is urging customers of certain older crossovers to stop driving due a to corroded brake booster that could cause the brakes to fail, the automaker announced Thursday. The request and corresponding recall applies to 292,287 ML-, GL-, and R-Class crossovers and SUVs from the 2006-2012...Read More»

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness
2022 Subaru Forester, Toyota Corolla Cross earn Top Safety Pick+ nods

The 2022 Subaru Forester joins the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross and 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime as the latest crossovers to earn a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the insurance-industry funded nonprofit announced Thursday. The refreshed Forester once again aced the...Read More»

IIHS Top Safety Pick testing
2022 Top Safety Pick awards: Volvo, Genesis ace IIHS tests

For the 2022 model year, more automakers built their cars to better withstand and avoid crashes, according to the latest ratings announced Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. More than 70 models earned a 2022 Top Safety Pick+ designation, which is considered the most rigorous...Read More»

2023 Toyota Highlander
2023 Toyota Highlander subs out V-6 for new turbo-4

The 2023 Toyota Highlander SUV arrives with a smaller but more potent engine, Toyota announced Wednesday. Top trims also come with more standard features and screens. All gas versions of the three-row SUV will be powered by a 2.4-liter turbo-4 engine instead of the outgoing 3.5-liter V-6. The...Read More»

2023 Honda Odyssey Sport
2023 Honda Odyssey: Price increases to $38,635, new Sport trim revs up minivan

The 2023 Honda Odyssey minivan will cost at least $700 more than the 2022 model, but it will include two years or 24,000 miles of factory scheduled maintenance called Honda Service Pass, Honda announced Tuesday. A new Sport trim shakes up the lineup as well. The base LX model will no longer be...Read More»

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness
Test drive: 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness reports for adventure duty

Subaru’s embracing its adventure-ready marketing to new heights. Literally. It just lifted its second model. The refreshed 2022 Subaru Forester arrives with a new Wilderness model that applies the lifted ride height, all-terrain tires, body cladding, and adventure-ready interior to a smaller...Read More»

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid
2023 Kia Sportage, Toyota BZ4X headlines this week's new car reviews

The 2023 model year ramps up with Toyota's first dedicated electric vehicle and Kia's first hybrid iteration of its bestselling Kia Sportage. Here's what else moved us this week. 2023 Kia Sportage review The Sportage sizes up for 2023, with sharper, more futuristic styling, a hybrid model, and new...Read More»

catalytic converter
Catalytic converter theft explodes, pickups and hybrids likely targets

Thieves want your catalytic converters at alarming rates. Claims of catalytic converter theft increased more than 1,200% from 2019 to 2021, according to the most recent data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau as reported by Carfax. In 2021, there were 52,206 reported catalytic converter...Read More»

2022 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2022 Subaru Forester: Compare Crossover SUVs
2022 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2022 Subaru Forester: Compare Crossover SUVs

When the pavement stops and the gravel begins, which crossover SUV are you going to want to be in, the 2022 Toyota RAV4 or the 2022 Subaru Forester? On paper, and in reality, these two fierce crossover SUV competitors stack up to be nearly equal in many ways. With the 2022 Subaru Forester’s...Read More»

2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro
Test drive: 2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro handles off-road better than on road

The redesigned 2023 Kia Sportage can be had as an efficient hybrid, an off-road hustler, an inexpensive commuter, or a forthcoming plug-in hybrid. But it can’t be all things at once, and Kia’s three powertrain options and seven trim levels reflect the limitations of choice. At the top...Read More»

2023 Kia Soul
2023 Kia Soul refreshed with more funk, less spunk

The refreshed 2023 Kia Soul adds more fun to the funky small crossover with the boxed ends. But the spunky turbo-4 is no longer offered. A new front fascia, vibrant new colors, a simplified lineup, and more available safety and convenience features grace the 2023 Soul, Kia announced Wednesday...Read More»

2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge
Volvo electrifies entire 2023 lineup, updates XC40 small crossover

Volvo's promise to electrify its entire lineup begins with the 2023 model year, the automaker announced Wednesday. The last model to get Volvo's mild-hybrid powertrain was the XC40 small crossover that gets other mild updates for 2023. The all-electric XC40 Recharge receives some updates as well...Read More»

2022 Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer recalled for risk of rolling away while parked

The latest Ford Explorer is getting recalled again, the NHTSA disclosed over the weekend. A rear axle bolt can fracture when in drive, and cause the driveshaft to disconnect. The SUV can then roll away when it is in park without the electronic parking brake applied. More than 250,000 Ford Explorer...Read More»

2023 Acura Integra
2023 Acura Integra and Kia Niro top this week's new car news and previews

The return of the Acura Integra comes with a reasonable price that tops out below $37,000. We take a closer look at the redesigned Kia Niro and peruse changes to Audi's 2023 lineup. The most interesting news this week was a report of two new three-row SUVs in the Toyota Lexus lineup. Here's what...Read More»

2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron Sportback
What's New for 2023: Audi

Audi ramps up for the 2023 model year with more standard equipment across its lineup of tech-forward luxury cars and SUVs, and a planned expansion of its E-Tron brand of electric vehicles. Audi's been pushing for matrix LED headlights for some time, and thanks to U.S. regulators finally relaxing an...Read More»

2022 Toyota Highlander
Toyota Grand Highlander, Lexus TX 3-row SUVs expected by 2024

Toyota and Lexus will continue to grow its three-row SUV lineup, according to a report from Automotive News. Two new SUVs expected to arrive next year for the 2024 model year will seat up to eight passengers and slot as the largest vehicles built on a unibody platform in the Toyota family. Toyota...Read More»

2022 Volkswagen Taos SE
IIHS: 2022 Volkswagen Taos falters on safety standards

The 2022 Volkswagen Taos small crossover earned middling results on two key crash tests conducted by the IIHS, the insurance industry-funded safety agency announced Tuesday. The new crossover failed to earn a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ award, which are widely considered to be the most...Read More»

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS450
Test drive: 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 still reigns

The bold and the beautiful still airs on the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450. With all the style and none of the drama of a certain soap opera, the seven-seat SUV formerly known as the GL has been giving luxury car shoppers a full-size option since 2006. The GLS-Class fends off relative upstarts such as...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid
Faulty wipers force Ford to recall 650,000 newer SUVs and trucks

Ford is recalling 652,996 newer trucks and full-size SUVs for front windshield wiper arms that can come loose, detach, or stop working, the NHTSA disclosed on Friday. A faulty or missing wiper arm could reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash. Affected vehicles include the 2020-2021 Ford...Read More»

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