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Kia Telluride, Chevrolet Corvette, and Jeep Gladiator win Car, Utility, Truck of the Year trophies
Kia Telluride, Chevrolet Corvette, and Jeep Gladiator win Car, Utility, Truck of the Year trophies

The Chevrolet Corvette, Kia Telluride, and Jeep Gladiator have won the 2020 North America Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year awards (NACTOY). Considered the most independent and objective award series in the automotive industry, the NACTOY winners were whittled down from a list of about 30...Read More»

PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logos
Jeep and Chrysler will merge with Peugeot; which vehicles will America get?

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Groupe officially signed a 50/50 merger between the European and American automakers Wednesday, making the as-yet-unnamed automaker the fourth largest in the world behind Volkswagen AG, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi, and Toyota. It remains to be seen which vehicles...Read More»

2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration
Asian automakers dominate Consumer Reports' most reliable cars list

Lexus, Mazda, and Toyota once again took the top spots for the most reliable car brands, according to Consumer Reports’ annual study released on Thursday. The Lexus IS compact sedan ranked highest on the list, followed by the Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster. Mazda and Toyota tied for second place...Read More»

2020 Buick Enclave Avenir
Want a satisfying car shopping experience? Try Porsche or Buick

Porsche and Buick ranked highest in terms of a satisfying sales experience for new car buyers, according to an annual report released Wednesday from J.D. Power. This is familiar territory for the brands that have dominated the car shopping experience in the premium and mainstream segments over the...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (European spec)
Hyundai set to lead the charge on hybrid, plug-in, fuel cell, and electric vehicles

Hyundai plans to launch 13 more alternatively-fueled vehicles by 2022, bringing its total number of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell, and electric vehicles to 16. With the announcement on Thursday, the South Korean automaker is poised to lead all Asian automakers and compete with luxury...Read More»

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Porsche tests online car sales

Buying a car on Sunday is now an option—online, anyway—thanks to Porsche, which has inked a deal with 25 dealers nationwide to provide online retail options for its customers. This approach doesn't cut out the middleman—not completely, anyway—but it does allow buyers who...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV charging at Electrify America site, Kelso, Washington
US Sen. Schumer proposes up to $5,000 cash back to trade in old gas cars for electric cars

New car buyers could get up to $5,000 cash or more to trade in old gas cars for plug-in hybrid, electric, or fuel-cell vehicles, according to an ambitious proposal by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer. In an op-ed published late Thursday in The New York Times, the top Senate Democrat from New York proposed a...Read More»

FordPass Home Screen
What do you get from a connected car app?

As cars themselves get smarter and smarter, the technology on our dashboards is becoming ever more intertwined with the devices we carry in our pockets. From simple maintenance reminders to functions that can turn a smartphone into an advanced key fob, connected car apps vary significantly in terms...Read More»

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019
Toyota and Subaru deepen partnership on hybrids, sports cars

Toyota and Subaru announced Friday that they will be expanding their co-development partnership to include new platforms and connected-car systems, paving the way for new products (and some familiar ones) in both companies' road maps. The companies did not provide fine details of their upcoming...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition
American automakers are losing sales of compacts and sedans to Asian imports

With American automakers pulling out of the small car and sedan markets, Asian manufacturers are beginning to reap the rewards. Sales of compact cars and family sedans have been slowing in recent years, and while Ford, GM and FCA cut their small-car lines for being less than profitable, they were...Read More»

GM's Mary Barra visits Ft. Wayne
By the numbers: UAW-GM strike enters second week

Monday marks a week since UAW-represented workers at General Motors initiated a strike over the two parties' inability to reach an agreement over several issues, including wages, healthcare costs, and preserving existing jobs. UAW workers walked out after their contracts expired on Sunday...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant
UAW workers strike at GM plants over contract negotiations for pay, plant closures

Tens of thousands of union auto workers at General Motors plants went on strike Monday, the latest salvo in ongoing negotiations between union officials and management for a new contract. At issue between the two sides are pay for workers, health-care costs, added jobs, and productivity. It's the...Read More»

2014 Honda Pilot
Used cars offer big deals for car shoppers

Over the past five years, new-car shoppers have driven transaction prices higher and higher by choosing higher-trim vehicles and robust option packages. The average transaction price for new cars is more than $37,000 in 2019, according to Kelley Blue Book. Now, those well-equipped vehicles are...Read More»

2015 Acura RDX
Acura doubles up on certified pre-owned car warranty program, adds free maintenance

Car buyers shopping certified pre-owned vehicles may want to take a second look at Acura. The Japanese luxury brand announced changes to its CPO warranty program this week with double the amount of coverage. Acura CPO vehicles, no older than six model years, will now have a standard warranty of 2...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Arteon
VW pares back best new car warranty

Volkswagen's "People First" warranty is in for a change-up. Automotive News (subscription required) reported Monday that VW will scale back its 6-year/72,000-mile warranty in favor of a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty. Each new VW purchase or lease will come with two years of free scheduled maintenance...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Suburban
Which vehicles do owners drive the most?

On average, the typical American driver puts nearly 12,000 miles on the odometer each year. However, there are always outliers. iSeeCars.com conducted a study to see which vehicles owners drive the most, and the list is full of utility vehicles save for one model. The site collected data from the...Read More»

Tesla Autopilot sensor system
Consumer groups call on feds to investigate Tesla's Autopilot

Consumer groups reignited calls to open a probe into Tesla's Autopilot system and accused the Silicon Valley-based automaker of using deceptive practices to market the system as a fully autonomous. The Center for Auto Safety leads the charge and said Thursday it will press the Federal Trade...Read More»

California state capitol, Sacramento
Automakers cut deal with California in blow to new EPA fuel-economy standards

California and a group of automakers undercut the Trump administration this week with a side deal that largely keeps in place fuel economy and emissions goals the White House aims to relax. Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW joined California in imposing stricter fuel economy standards through 2026;...Read More»

2019 Ford Fiesta
Feds may review possible faulty Ford transmissions

Ford's allegedly flawed transmissions may be in for more scrutiny. The NHTSA said Wednesday it will to review all information involving the potentially faulty transmissions, including customer complaints. The Detroit Free Press reported on the latest action from the government agency after the...Read More»

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