2016

Nissan upgrades base Leaf S to 30 kwh battery, boosts price
Nissan upgrades base Leaf S to 30 kwh battery, boosts price

Nissan quietly added the larger-capacity 30 kwh battery to all versions of its Leaf electric car a couple of weeks ago, a move that adds 23 miles of range to the entry-level S trim level. But it wasn't a free upgrade. Instead, Nissan has boosted the Leaf S base price from $29,860 to $33,300. Both...Read More»

2016 BMW 3-Series
2016 BMW 3-Series vs. 2017 Infiniti Q50: Compare cars

The BMW 3-Series, the benchmark for sport sedans, has fended off pretenders to its sporty throne time and again, but that's not necessarily the case any more. Strong efforts by Audi, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, and Infiniti have posed real competition. At the same time, BMW's latest 3-Series has lost...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport (C-Class)
2016 BMW 3-Series vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Compare Cars

The BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class have something in common--a badge that's among the most respected in the car world. But which one's a better car to buy and drive? That's a tough question to answer, since both models are available in different body styles, with different powertrains, and...Read More»

2016 Lexus RC (RC 200t)
2016 BMW 4-Series vs. 2016 Lexus RC: Compare cars

If you're buying a luxury sport coupe, you're right to expect a few things: gripping performance, haute style, the latest luxury features. With its 4-Series, BMW has long reigned in this niche, back to the days when its two-doors were dubbed 3-Series. Lexus thinks it has a strong challenger in its...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Hyundai Tucson recalled for software problem: 41,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Hyundai has announced a recall of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson to fix a software problem that could disable acceleration. The recall affects 41,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say that the issue is rooted in the Tucson's transmission...Read More»

2016 Toyota Prius
2016 Toyota Prius recalled for airbag problem

Toyota is recalling approximately 7,600 Toyota Prius vehicles in the U.S., all of which were made for the 2016 model year. According to the automaker, the airbags assemblies on some off those vehicles may have been improperly manufactured, and as a result, the airbags may partially inflate while...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Sonata
2016 Hyundai Sonata investigated for suddenly locking brakes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata. According to agency documents, at least four owners have reported driving the Sonata when its rear brakes locked. More alarmingly, these incidents allegedly occurred without the drivers...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: from car seats to diaper bags, hauling the family

We're now entering the second half of the year with our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD, and the odometer keeps on racking up the miles. After just cresting 11,000 miles, it's time to take a look at this vehicle's main mission: hauling the family. For the last 4,000 miles, our Pilot has been...Read More»

2016 Dodge Dart
RIP, Dodge Dart: Model makes an early exit, no 2017 version to come

There's no easy way to say this, so we won't beat around the bush: the Dodge Dart is dead. Again. The fact that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is pulling the plug on the Dart isn't surprising. Sales stats for the compact sedan have been disappointing since its arrival during the 2013 model year. No...Read More»

2016 Jeep Renegade
2015-2016 Jeep Renegade recalled for trailer hitch glitch

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling select 2015 and 2016 Jeep Renegade crossovers to fix a problem with their trailer hitches. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects 8,561 vehicles registered in the U.S. NHTSA documents explain that the Renegade's...Read More»

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
2015-2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2016 Outlander and Lancer recalled for transmission woes

Last week, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was recalled to fix a problem with its continuously variable transmission. Now, a different problem with that same CVT has resulted in a recall affecting the 2015 and 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, as well as 2016 models of the Outlander and Lancer...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Coupe
2016 Honda Civic recalled to fix lighting flaw

Honda is recalling the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe to repair a potential lighting problem. The recall affects nearly 12,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. The recall stems from an issue with the rear side marker lights. According to Honda, some of the circuit boards that control those LED lights may...Read More»

2016 BMW 330e
BMW 330e comes for Tesla Model 3 in new ads: Does it miss?

Traditionally, BMW's biggest rivals have been luxury automakers with massive market share--companies like Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. In press releases and news articles, those are the companies to which BMW compares itself and its sales. But a new pair of BMW ads takes aim at a much, much smaller...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento recalled for serious suspension problem

Kia is recalling nearly 8,000 Sorento crossovers from the 2016 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a serious suspension problem that could boost the risk of accidents. ALSO SEE: Why buying a car alarm from a dealership...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Cruze
2016 Chevrolet Cruze recalled to fix headlight problem

General Motors is recalling nearly 33,000 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles from the 2016 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the headlamps on some of those vehicles may have been improperly manufactured, which could increase the risk of a crash. The headlamps in...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test, first service stop
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: the first service stop

It's been six months since we took delivery of our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD, and we have been packing on the miles as quickly as one can. After just over 8,000 miles, our Pilot's trip computer informed us it was time for its first service stop. How did we get to over 8,000 miles in...Read More»

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
2016 Volkswagen CC, e-Golf, Golf R, Tiguan recalled to fix child locks

Volkswagen has announced a recall of nearly 5,700 vehicles from the 2016 model year to fix an issue with the cars' child safety locks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem stems from components supplied by Kiekert CSSRO, which is based in the Czech Republic...Read More»

2016 Nissan Sentra
2016 Nissan Sentra recalled for electrical glitch

Nissan is recalling select Nissan Sentra vehicles from the 2016 model year to fix a potential electrical problem that could boost the chances of a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the terminal pin on the Sentra's engine room harness may be too large to...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model X
Tesla misses targets, cuts prices, testifies to Congress, keeps Autopilot: is this the masterplan?

If you're a regular reader of this site, you're probably familiar with our news roundups for the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal and Takata's fatally flawed airbags. Now, it seems we need a roundup for Tesla, too, given the recent flood of stories about the boldest electric-car company on the block...Read More»