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FCA recalling more than 850K Dodge, Chrysler cars for excess emissions
FCA recalling more than 850K Dodge, Chrysler cars for excess emissions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall more than 850,000 cars and crossovers that don't meet emissions standards, federal regulators announced Wednesday. The news was first reported Wednesday by Reuters. Affected vehicles include the 2011-2014 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger, 2011-2012 Dodge Caliber...Read More»

Scott Robinson Honda dealership, Torrance, California
Car dealers saddled with least demand, most inventory since Great Recession

The amount of time it would take new car dealers to sell off their inventories is at the highest level since the Great Recession, Automotive News reported Monday. New-car dealers in the U.S. had more than 4 million unsold vehicles in inventory at the beginning of March, which translates to a 79-day...Read More»

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda MX-5 Miata, Fiat 124 Spider recalled over surprise transmission downshifts

An automatic transmission has caused Mazda and Fiat to recall thousands of MX-5 Miata and 124 Spider roadsters, which share most of their components. Both cars' transmissions could suddenly downshift without warning and cause the cars to decelerate. The Mazda recall was filed with the NHTSA on Feb...Read More»

2014 Honda Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL Steering Wheel
1.1M Honda and Acura vehicles added to growing Takata airbag recall

Honda on Monday issued a recall covering 1.1 million cars and crossover SUVs to replace defective driver's side airbags made by automotive supplier Takata. The latest recall applies to certain 2003 through 2014 model-year Acura and Honda cars and crossover SUVs built with Takata airbag inflators...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Trump's proposed 2020 budget would end electric-car tax credits

The federal electric-car tax credits survived the most recent tax overhaul legislation in 2018, but they're back in the crosshairs. U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year includes the end of the tax credits for consumers who purchase a qualifying electric vehicle...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60 recalled, VW's electric future, Jeep plug-in hybrids: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volvo XC60 crossover SUV recalled over faulty tailgate arms The 2018-2019 Volvo XC60 is subject to a recall over the crossover SUV's tailgate, which may house faulty lifting arms. 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Chevrolet Blazer: Compare crossover SUVs Nobody told Jeep and Chevrolet that...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60 crossover SUV recalled over faulty tailgate arms

The 2018-2019 Volvo XC60 is subject to a recall over the crossover SUV's tailgate, which may house faulty lifting arms. Volvo filed the recall information with the NHTSA in January and the documents were made public last week. In total, 45,990 XC60 models are included in the recall. The company...Read More»

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Chevrolet Blazer: Compare crossover SUVs

Nobody told Jeep and Chevrolet that it’s not the 1990s all over again. Two of the most popular SUV names of the ‘90s are rivals once again. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer reboots after a lengthy absence as a car-like crossover with inline-4 or V-6 power and either front- or all-wheel drive...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Google's Waymo to sell its self-driving car sensor tech

Google's self-driving car division, Waymo, will begin selling one of its lidar sensors as it hopes to attain production scale and drive down the technology's cost. Waymo told Bloomberg last week that it will sell the lidar sensors to any company so long as it agrees not to compete directly with its...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
Tesla price hike, Acura crossover SUVs, Uber Air: What's New @ The Car Connection

Tesla to raise prices, keep more stores open Tesla on Sunday walked back its previous decision to close its retail outlets and move to an online-only model, but it's not business as usual for the electric-car builder's showrooms. Uber releases most common and most bizarre items left in its...Read More»

Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]
Tesla to raise prices, keep more stores open

Tesla on Sunday walked back its previous decision to close its retail outlets and move to an online-only model, but it's not business as usual for the electric-car builder's showrooms. In a statement posted to its website, Tesla indicated that some stores with high foot traffic that had already...Read More»

Uber app
Uber releases most common and most bizarre items left in its ride-share cars

Over thousands of rides, it's inevitable ride-share passengers will accidentally leave behind their cellphones, wallets, keys, and Chihuahua puppies on occasion. Wait, what? Last week, Uber released its latest lost and found index to show the most common, and some of the most bizarre, items its...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Blazer
2019 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2019 Honda Passport: Compare Cars

We’ll spare you the frosted-tipped, rap-rock, slap-bracelet nostalgia from the 1990s. We’ve all seen the pictures. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer and 2019 Honda Passport are two names from near-history that expired, revived for 2019 and reapplied to new SUVs. This time, both names apply to...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge
2019 Chevrolet Blazer vs 2019 Ford Edge: Compare Crossover SUVs

With crossover SUVs like the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer and 2019 Ford Edge, their makers cater to shoppers who want a high seating position and a flexible, spacious interior, but not three rows of seats. In updating its 2019 Edge, Ford takes on the revived Chevy Blazer. Unlike past Blazer SUVs that were...Read More»

2019 Honda HR-V
2019 Honda HR-V improves to Top Safety Pick

The 2019 Honda HR-V's improved structure meant that the IIHS on Thursday named it a Top Safety Pick, at least in a specific configuration. The biggest changes come from within. Honda made structural changes to the front door hinge pillars and front-end structure with new reinforcements. The changes...Read More»

2020 Cadillac XT6
2020 Cadillac XT6 crossover SUV costs more than rival Lincoln Aviator

The three-row luxury crossover SUV wars are on between American brands Cadillac and Lincoln. Cadillac on Thursday announced the 2020 XT6 will cost $53,690 when it goes on sale in the coming months, which includes a mandatory destination charge. That puts it about $1,500 higher than the Lincoln...Read More»

2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
Fuel-economy gains, 2020 Cadillac XT6, BMW X3 xDrive30e: What's New @ The Car Connection

Fuel efficiency rose in 2017, but shows signs of future decline Fuel efficiency among new cars for 2017 hit a record high but appetites for less-efficient crossover SUVs and pickups among new buyers has slowed recent gains among automakers to increase their fleet averages, the EPA said in a report...Read More»

2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
Fuel efficiency rose in 2017, but shows signs of future decline

Fuel efficiency among new cars for 2017 hit a record high but appetites for less-efficient crossover SUVs and pickups among new buyers has slowed recent gains among automakers to increase their fleet averages, the EPA said in a report released Wednesday. The average fuel efficiency among model-year...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Hyundai Sonata, $3M Koenigsegg, Tesla Supercharging V3: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Hyundai Sonata adds drama to the mid-size sedan The 2020 Hyundai Sonata unveiled online Wednesday ahead of an expected debut at next month's 2019 New York International Auto Show is anything but a boring four-door sedan. 2019 Ford Ranger vs. 2019 Nissan Frontier: Compare Trucks In pitting the...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger vs. 2019 Nissan Frontier: Compare Trucks

In pitting the 2019 Ford Ranger against the 2019 Nissan Frontier against one other, we find ourselves comparing the newest mid-size pickup truck on the market with the elder statesman of (relatively) inexpensive haulers. The Ranger was revived for 2019 while the Frontier’s design hasn’t...Read More»

2016 Audi A7
Audi recalls 75K vehicles for fire risk

The NHTSA on Tuesday said that Audi will recall 74,881 vehicles over a fault fuel rails may leak and lead to a fire. The recall covers certain 2015 through 2018 model year Audi A8, A7, A6, and Q7 crossover SUV, according to documents filed with the NHTSA in January. The fuel rails in certain Audi...Read More»

2019 Subaru Ascent
Review update: The 2019 Subaru Ascent crossover SUV is an Outback for the next generation

The 2019 Subaru Ascent arrived to fix Subaru's problem: when owners outgrew their Outbacks and Foresters, there was nothing for them in the Subaru showroom. The long-overdue Ascent is a large three-row crossover SUV that gets the basics right, even though it's late to the party. The Honda Pilot was...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Cruze
GM builds last Chevrolet Cruze, exits compact car market

The final Chevrolet Cruze will roll off the assembly line in Ohio on Wednesday, pulling General Motors and the entire Detroit new-car industry out of the compact car market in the process. Reuters reported that production is scheduled to end two days ahead of schedule. That means that on Thursday...Read More»

2019 Ford Edge
Crossovers compared, Mazda CX-30 concept, Honda goes electric: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ford Edge vs. 2019 Nissan Murano: Compare Cars For crossover SUV buyers not interested in three rows of seats, the 2019 Ford Edge and 2019 Nissan Murano are solid, stylish choices. Uber extends rewards program across the US Uber launched its rewards program in nine U.S. cities this past...Read More»

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