2014

Huge GM Recall: Chevrolet Corvette, Malibu, Silverado, Tahoe, Cadillac CTS, GMC Sierra, More
Huge GM Recall: Chevrolet Corvette, Malibu, Silverado, Tahoe, Cadillac CTS, GMC Sierra, More

Early this morning, General Motors announced five separate recalls, affecting roughly 2.7 million Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac, and Saturn vehicles from the 2004 to 2015 model years. One of the recalls is so serious that GM has asked owners to stop driving the vehicles immediately. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte EX  -  Driven
2014 Kia Forte Vs. 2014 Mazda 3: Test Drive Comparison

The Kia Forte and Mazda 3 were both underdogs in the new-car market some years ago; but these two nameplates are quickly becoming great starting points for all compact-car shoppers, and they're no longer only offering up just niche appeal. Both were given full redesigns for this year—the 2014...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT with 2000 Subaru Outback, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2014
2014 Subaru Forester: Today's Compact Crossover Was Mid-Size In 2000

If you haven't shopped for a car recently, you may not have noticed the trend: Every car segment is getting larger. Our long-term test car, a 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, is considered a compact crossover utility vehicle. So are the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox, Nissan Rogue...Read More»

2014 Ford Escape
2013-2014 Ford Escape, C-Max Hybrids Recalled For Two Flaws, 692,700 Vehicles Affected

Ford has issued not one, but two recalls affecting more than 692,700 vehicles registered in North America. The recalls are for 2013 and 2014 models of the Escape crossover and C-Max Hybrid. ALSO SEE: Oldest Driver Are Driving More--And Driving Medicated More--Than Ever According to AP reports, the...Read More»

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon  -  First Drive, May 2014
2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: First Drive

Ford is calling the 2014 Transit Connect Wagon the unminivan. It’s a tag that elicits eye rolls, as with the most cursory look at this vehicle's profile—its sliding doors, its three rows of seating—it's...unmistakable. It’s almost as if a soft-drink company had decided to...Read More»

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
2014 Honda Odyssey Recalled Over Side Airbag Issue

The previous-generation Honda Odyssey is fresh off a substantial recall for a possible fuel leak affecting about 886,000 units, but the updated 2014 Odyssey just got a new recall of its own. According to a noticefrom the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 25,000 2014...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Traverse
2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia Recalled For Fuel Gauge Glitch

General Motors is recalling 2014 models of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those SUVs may have faulty fuel gauges that could misrepresent the amount of gas that's actually in the tank...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: High-End XT Vs Base Model, Pros & Cons

Our long-term 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT test car is now in its fourth month, and in a new venue--New York state's Catskill Mountains, rather than the suburbs of Atlanta. That's taken it into new roads and terrain, and posed some new questions too. Today, we've been mulling over which we'd prefer...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul  -  First Drive, August 2013
2014 Kia Soul Video Road Test

The Kia Soul wasn't supposed to be a hit, but the funky styling and driving hamsters clearly paid off. Today, the Soul is one of Kia's best sellers. For 2014 the Soul gets a major revamp, with better details and better gear. But has it gotten better from behind the wheel? The original Soul is a...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, upstate New York
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: So Far

Three months ago, a Subaru Forester XT showed up in the nick of time to help us navigate Atlanta's worst winter storm in 20 years. And then another. And one more. Think it deserves a break? We do too. Now at its halfway point in our Six-Month Road Test, the Forester's spending a month at our New...Read More»

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES  -  Driven, April 2014
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: Quick Drive Of A Not-So-Quick Car

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is a disappointing car. It doesn't offer anywhere close to today's standards of refinement or performance, when we compare it not to cars that are much more expensive but to those that are of the same price range. And those inadequacies can't mask any of its positives...Read More»

2014 Jaguar XJR
2013-2014 Jaguar XF, XJ, XK Recalled (Plus Two 2014 Range Rover Evoques)

JAGUAR RECALL Jaguar Land Rover North America has issued a recall for select 2013 and 2014 models of the Jaguar XJ, XF and XK. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected vehicles' toe links can become separated from the cars' subframe. That's...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Ford F-150, Chevrolet Corvette Tie For "Most American-Made" Vehicle

When buying a new car, we know that many shoppers want an "American" vehicle. (Though for others, it's not such a big deal.) The problem is, we live in an era of international corporations, meaning that parts and production for a single vehicle can be spread around the globe. As a result, it can be...Read More»

2014 Nissan Rogue Smart Rearview Mirror
2014 Nissan Rogue Moves Forward in Reverse With Smart Rearview Mirror

Nissan was one of the first automakers to introduce a 360-degree camera system to make parking easier, and it now offers this technology on its entry-level hatchback, the Nissan Versa Note. Nissan’s next big camera technology is the all-new Smart Rearview Mirror that will be on display in the...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
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»

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