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Good News, Car Drivers: Crashes With SUVs Less Likely To Kill You
Good News, Car Drivers: Crashes With SUVs Less Likely To Kill You

Ten years ago, newer SUVs of average weight (between 3,000 and 3,499 pounds) were responsible for 44 deaths per million registered vehicle years, when involved in collisions with a car or a minivan. Throw newer pickup trucks of comparable weight into the mix, and the numbers were even worse...Read More»

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Betting On Tesla, Hurricane Irene Strikes, Saab Bankrupt: Car News Headlines

If you're in the path of Hurricane Irene, you need to prepare. Now. Stay safe. [TheCarConnection] Saab is at bankruptcy's door, again. Will this trip through court be its last? [TheCarConnection] Betting against Tesla's Elon Musk? The Wall Street Journal's Dan Neil is, and he's hoping to lose...Read More»

2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT
Cadillac Escalade: A Magnet For Thieves, Report Insurers

The Cadillac Escalade is perhaps a little too successful in its mission of flaunting wealth. Cadillac's big SUV is a magnet for thieves; it has ten times the overall theft losses of the typical 2008 to 2010 model-year vehicle, and it's more than six times as likely to be targeted by thieves. These...Read More»

2010 Cadillac Escalade
GM Planning New Full-Size SUVs for 2014

GM is planning a major overhaul of its full-size SUV fleet for the 2014 model year. The automaker said today that it will spend $331 million to renovate its assembly plant in Arlington, Texas, home to its current crop of GMT900-family SUVs, including the GMC Yukon, Yukon Hybrid and Yukon XL; the...Read More»

2010 Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz S-Class Top Satisfaction Awards

The 2011 Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV and 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class have topped AutoPacific's 2011 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. Ford has the most wins (seven) at the manufacturer level, while Toyota (four), GM (three), and Hyundai (three) were other top-rated automakers. Among the particularly...Read More»

2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV: Driven

When driving the Cadillac Escalade—even in the context of the same trip—it's quite easy to feel both reverence and revulsion. At close to 19 feet long, the Cadillac Escalade ESV is one of the longest normal passenger vehicles you can buy. It's a couple of inches longer than the longer...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Third Row Seats: The 6 Top-Rated Family Wagons That Have Them

If you have more than four in your family, or in your extended family, taking everyone even out across town can get complicated—unless you have a third-row seats. Getting real capability for six or seven no longer means that you have to settle for a boring van or basic SUV. Today's market...Read More»

2011 GMC Sierra
GM Expands Recall Of 2011 Chevy, GMC, Cadillac Trucks For Axle Flaw

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has broadened an existing recall effort affecting its 2011 Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac trucks—now more than 28,000 in all—due to an axle issue that could cause accidents. In affected vehicles, the axles might include cross pins that weren't adequately...Read More»

2011 GMC Sierra
GM Recalls Cadillac Escalade, GMC Sierra, And Chevy Avalanche, Silverado For Axle Flaw

General Motors has issued a recall for 2011 models of the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500. At issue is a manufacturing flaw that affects the rear axles of those vehicles, which could result in sudden loss of control while driving. According...Read More»

2010 Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade A Beacon For Thieves, Says Insurance Data

If you plan to purchase a Cadillac Escalade, Ford F-250 Crew Cab, Infiniti G37, or Dodge Charger Hemi, you might want to check in with your insurance agent first. Why? Because these vehicles have the highest theft rates (from inside, or of the vehicle itself) of any models one to three years old...Read More»

2009 Cadillac Escalade
GM Recalls 1.5 Million Buicks, Cadillacs, Chevys, GMC, HUMMERs, Saturns For Fire Hazard

General Motors has issued a recall for over 1.5 million  cars, trucks, and SUVs from across seven GM brands and four model years. According to notices from the automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles in question feature a heated water fuel system (HWFS)...Read More»

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Texting Ban For Commercial Drivers A Bellwether For Full Ban?

Truck or bus drivers who text while driving a commercial vehicle could be fined up to $2,750 as part of civil or criminal penalties. That's what U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today, explicitly prohibiting texting for commercial vehicle drivers. But it's not a new rule. "This is...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen New Beetle
Ugliest Cars Of The Past 50 Years? You Might Be Surprised.

Think that the design of the Volkswagen New Beetle is more hideous than iconic? Apparently you're not alone. Business Week has posted its "Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years," including a number of models present and past, and the New Beetle is just one of the newer and still-produced models...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class
VW, Mercedes, Honda Models—And Porsche—Top APEAL Study

Porsche ranks as most appealing nameplate for the fifth consecutive year. That's according to J.D. Power and Associates' 2009 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, which was just released. Yet Porsche only had one top-placing model in Power's study, the Cayenne. Across all...Read More»

2009 HUMMER H2 SUV
Tough-Lux: 2009 Hummer H2 And 2009 Range Rover Among Most Expensive To Insure

You might be able to swing quite a deal today on one of the most luxurious off-road-worthy barges, but be prepared to pay extra—over and over again—in your insurance premiums. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, 2009 Hummer H2, and 2009 Range Rover rank as the most expensive SUVs to insure...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 ST
TheCarConnection.com's Best In Class: Pickup Trucks

Yes, the economy's in trouble, and no one's quite sure where the plummeting markets and federal bailout plans will end. But to the editors of TheCarConnection.com, there's never been a better time to buy a new pickup truck. Think about it: If you truly have a need for the towing and hauling...Read More»

2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Priced

The 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is wearing something today aside from a big, snazzy grille and lots of "hybrid" graphics. Cadillac's sticker price for the new large luxury SUV hybrid has been affixed to the big green machine--and it's $71,685, according to the GM luxe brand. GM points out that...Read More»

Chevrolet Volt Concept
Should You Buy a Hybrid - Or Wait?

When is the right time to buy a hybrid? Should you be heading for the showroom now or waiting for the next generation of this technically complex but fuel-efficient alternatives? A piece in USA Today raises those questions and is worth touching on in this blog, as regular readers know my cautious...Read More»

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GM Indefinitely Delays Next-Gen Truck Plans

Considering current market conditions, which one industry official has described as "watershed," we weren't really surprised to learn that General Motors is putting an indefinite hold on its plans to re-do its next generation of large trucks and SUVs. By saving an estimated $250 million or more per...Read More»