2014

2014-2015 Fiat 500L Recalled After Tests Show That Airbags May Improperly Deploy
2014-2015 Fiat 500L Recalled After Tests Show That Airbags May Improperly Deploy

Chrysler has issued a recall for 2014 and 2015 models of the Fiat 500L. According to a statement from the automaker, the recall affects nearly 30,000 vehicles -- 25,500 in the U.S., and another 4,000 registered in Canada. ALSO SEE: IIHS Small Car Crash Test Results: MINI Earns The Only 'Good';...Read More»

2014 MINI Cooper Countryman
IIHS Small Car Crash Test Results: MINI Earns The Only 'Good'; Fiat, Nissan, Mazda Graded 'Poor'

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released results from another round of crash tests. If the test cars were kids and the IIHS' grades were coming from an elementary school teacher, some would be grounded for a week. One would be shipped off to reform school. The test subject were all...Read More»

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid  -  Quick Drive, July 2014
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Quick Drive

The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid probably isn’t going to win over typical hybrid shoppers; but it’s going to charm the traditional Subaru crowd—as well as some shoppers who realize that this small hatchback strikes out a lot of the compromises that have traditionally come with...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango Recalled For Fire Risk

This morning, Chrysler announced a recall for Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from the 2011-2014 model years. According to a statement from the automaker, the recall affects roughly 895,000 vehicles. Of that total, 651,000 are registered in the U.S, another 45,700 are located in Canada...Read More»

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi Improves Safety Performance Of 2014-2015 Outlander Sport

Some Mitsubishi Outlander Sport models for 2014 achieve four stars in side impact, while other Outlander Sport models, seemingly identical otherwise, achieve five stars. ALSO SEE: 2015 Hyundai Genesis: Five-Star Scores, The Safest Car On The Market? The reason is simply that Mitsubishi has subbed...Read More»

2014 Ford Escape
Ford Adds 101,000 Vehicles To Recall List: Ford Edge, Escape, Flex, Taurus; Lincoln MKS, MKT, MKX

Ford Motor Company has issued six new recalls -- some big, some small -- for roughly 101,000 North American vehicles. According to Detroit News, the recalls affect a wide range of passenger and commercial models: RECALL #1: 2012-2014 Ford Edge; 2013-2014 Ford Ford Flex, Police Interceptor, Taurus;...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
More GM Recalls: Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; GMC Sierra, Yukon

Last week, we told you about a recall of the 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze, which has unfortunately been stung by the Takata airbag bug afflicting more than ten million vehicles around the globe. But that's just one of the most recent recalls issued by General Motors. Here are the other three: RECALL...Read More»

2014 Nissan Versa Note
2012-2014 Nissan Versa Investigated For Snagged Shoes & Unwanted Acceleration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the Nissan Versa from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 model years. The probe includes all three versions of the Versa: the hatchback, the sedan, and the Note. To date, NHTSA has received at least four complaints from...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Cruze RS
2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze Recalled For Faulty Airbags Made By Takata

General Motors has issued a recall for 2013 and 2014 models of the Chevrolet Cruze. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall stems from a faulty driver-side airbag. Sound familiar? It should. Over the past year, automakers around the world have...Read More»

2014 Toyota Avalon
2014 Toyota Avalon Video Road Test

The Toyota Avalon has been accused by some of stepping into Buick’s old shoes—catering to the crowd shopping for their final car. But Toyota’s given this latest Avalon some ambition. They're calling it a flagship now. Are interesting looks and advanced tech enough to fend off the...Read More»

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, March 2014
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid Video Road Test

Subaru’s built its reputation as the king of all-wheel-drive wagons, but it hasn’t always been the king of fuel economy. That sticking point has led to the first Subaru gas-electric car, the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid. ALSO READ: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review Under...Read More»

A running total of General Motors recalls as of June 13, 2014
More Recalls: 2010-14 Chevrolet Camaro, 2004-11 Saab 9-3, 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, 2014 Buick LaCrosse

General Motors is adding four more recalls to its already-long list of scheduled fixes. All four are for very different reasons, and most involve recent models, including the current-generation Chevrolet Camaro, which suffers from a problem similar to the one affecting "Switchgate" vehicles. CHECK...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
2014 Dodge Durango, Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee Recalled For Cruise Control Flaw

Chrysler has issued a recall for select Dodge Durango, Jeep Cherokee, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles from the 2014 model year. According to a statement from the automaker, the recall affects vehicles manufactured between January 16 and April 17 of this year and includes the Grand Cherokee SRT...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: Five Things We Liked, Five We Didn't

Our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT long-term test car is now back in Atlanta, and we've had a chance to sort through our notes and think about the experience of living with it in the hills of upstate New York for a month. Like any car, we found some things we loved and some things we didn't. We remain...Read More»

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Reviewed On Video

While Toyota is far better known for hybrids, especially its Prius hatchback, Honda actually beat Toyota to the punch by a few months in launching a hybrid on the U.S. market, way back in 1999. Honda is still the second highest-volume maker of hybrids globally, but the bulk of those have been "mild...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: SUV, Crossover, Or Wagon? We Try To Define

Language matters, as you'll hear from everyone from scholars to activists. And the way we describe cars matters too--but that's where it can get complicated. We conventionally call our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT six-month test car a "crossover," short for crossover utility vehicle. But others call...Read More»

2014 Nissan Sentra
2013-14 Nissan Sentra & Versa Investigated For Brake Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations' Office of Defects Investigation has launched a probe of the 2013 and 2014 Nissan Sentra and Nissan Versa. According to a bulletin posted to the NHTSA website (PDF), the agency has received a total of eight complaints about the brakes in those...Read More»

2014 Honda Civic EX CVT  -  Driven
2014 Honda Civic EX CVT: Quick Drive

Call it Civic responsibility; Honda has been giving the current generation of its compact-car line new and meaningful improvements each of the past several years. And this year is no different. In the 2014 Honda Civic, there are two major additions: a continuously variable automatic transmission...Read More»

2014 Nissan Leaf
2014 Nissan Leaf Recall Replaces Entire Vehicle, In A Few Cases

Millions of vehicles have been recalled already this year, but no recall has involved the replacement of the entire vehicle--until now. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a small number of 2014 Nissan Leaf electric cars were built incorrectly. The missing spot...Read More»

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