Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 electric cars recalled for rollaway risk
Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 electric cars recalled for rollaway risk

Hyundai and Kia are recalling their first mass-produced electric cars for the U.S. due to an increased rollaway risk. A software error can cause the parking mechanism to disengage, allowing the vehicle to roll away on uneven ground, the NHTSA disclosed this week. The recall encompasses 10,729...Read More»

Toyota vehicles used in IIHS crash testing
Traffic fatalities in 2021 increased by largest rate in history

The number of people killed in car crashes in the U.S. increased by 10.5% from 2020 to 2021, representing the largest percentage increase in the history of crash fatality data keeping, the NHTSA disclosed in preliminary estimates on Tuesday. The NHTSA estimates 42,915 people died in motor vehicle...Read More»

2023 Genesis GV60
2023 Genesis GV60 EV costs $10,000 more than related Hyundai Ioniq 5

The 2023 Genesis GV60 electric car costs $59,980, including a $1,090 destination charge, the luxury automaker announced Tuesday, the same day it went on sale. Initially, sales of the battery electric crossover will be limited to California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, but Genesis...Read More»

2023 Subaru Legacy
2023 Subaru Legacy sedan updated with fresh face, improved tech

The 2023 Subaru Legacy rolls into the new model year with a fresh face, updated safety features, and a larger single-unit touchscreen, the automaker announced last week. Modesty defines the mid-cycle refresh of the mid-size sedan as Subaru tries to keep pace with the 2023 Toyota Camry, Honda...Read More»

2014 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata recalled again for fuel leak risk

Hyundai is recalling certain 2013-2014 Sonata mid-size sedans for a potential fuel hose leak that can increase the risk of a fire, the NHTSA disclosed this week. The 2013-2014 Sonata and 2013-2014 Kia Optima had previously been recalled for a fuel hose that can crack prematurely and leak fuel. The...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec
Mercedes issues sweeping recall, urges owners to stop driving

Mercedes-Benz is urging customers of certain older crossovers to stop driving due a to corroded brake booster that could cause the brakes to fail, the automaker announced Thursday. The request and corresponding recall applies to 292,287 ML-, GL-, and R-Class crossovers and SUVs from the 2006-2012...Read More»

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness
2022 Subaru Forester, Toyota Corolla Cross earn Top Safety Pick+ nods

The 2022 Subaru Forester joins the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross and 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime as the latest crossovers to earn a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the insurance-industry funded nonprofit announced Thursday. The refreshed Forester once again aced the...Read More»

IIHS Top Safety Pick testing
2022 Top Safety Pick awards: Volvo, Genesis ace IIHS tests

For the 2022 model year, more automakers built their cars to better withstand and avoid crashes, according to the latest ratings announced Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. More than 70 models earned a 2022 Top Safety Pick+ designation, which is considered the most rigorous...Read More»

2023 Toyota Highlander
2023 Toyota Highlander subs out V-6 for new turbo-4

The 2023 Toyota Highlander SUV arrives with a smaller but more potent engine, Toyota announced Wednesday. Top trims also come with more standard features and screens. All gas versions of the three-row SUV will be powered by a 2.4-liter turbo-4 engine instead of the outgoing 3.5-liter V-6. The...Read More»

2023 Honda Odyssey Sport
2023 Honda Odyssey: Price increases to $38,635, new Sport trim revs up minivan

The 2023 Honda Odyssey minivan will cost at least $700 more than the 2022 model, but it will include two years or 24,000 miles of factory scheduled maintenance called Honda Service Pass, Honda announced Tuesday. A new Sport trim shakes up the lineup as well. The base LX model will no longer be...Read More»

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness
Test drive: 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness reports for adventure duty

Subaru’s embracing its adventure-ready marketing to new heights. Literally. It just lifted its second model. The refreshed 2022 Subaru Forester arrives with a new Wilderness model that applies the lifted ride height, all-terrain tires, body cladding, and adventure-ready interior to a smaller...Read More»

catalytic converter
Catalytic converter theft explodes, pickups and hybrids likely targets

Thieves want your catalytic converters at alarming rates. Claims of catalytic converter theft increased more than 1,200% from 2019 to 2021, according to the most recent data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau as reported by Carfax. In 2021, there were 52,206 reported catalytic converter...Read More»

2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro
Test drive: 2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro handles off-road better than on road

The redesigned 2023 Kia Sportage can be had as an efficient hybrid, an off-road hustler, an inexpensive commuter, or a forthcoming plug-in hybrid. But it can’t be all things at once, and Kia’s three powertrain options and seven trim levels reflect the limitations of choice. At the top...Read More»

2023 Kia Soul
2023 Kia Soul refreshed with more funk, less spunk

The refreshed 2023 Kia Soul adds more fun to the funky small crossover with the boxed ends. But the spunky turbo-4 is no longer offered. A new front fascia, vibrant new colors, a simplified lineup, and more available safety and convenience features grace the 2023 Soul, Kia announced Wednesday...Read More»

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid
Faulty wipers force Ford to recall 650,000 newer SUVs and trucks

Ford is recalling 652,996 newer trucks and full-size SUVs for front windshield wiper arms that can come loose, detach, or stop working, the NHTSA disclosed on Friday. A faulty or missing wiper arm could reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash. Affected vehicles include the 2020-2021 Ford...Read More»

2022 Toyota RAV4
Newer Toyota and Lexus hybrids recalled for stability control issue

Toyota and Lexus will recall 458,054 hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles for a stability control glitch, the NHTSA disclosed Thursday. The sweeping recall requires only a software update to the braking electronic control unit. If the driver turns off the vehicle stability control system to go...Read More»

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve
Test drive: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve climbs to luxurious heights

Grand takes on new meaning with the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. With its first full redesign since 2011, the Grand Cherokee becomes more of everything: It’s larger, more capable, more technologically advanced, more efficient with the 4xe plug-in hybrid variant, and more than anything...Read More»

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class
Mercedes-Benz issues two recalls for fire risk in SUVs and faulty rearview cameras

Mercedes-Benz will recall its larger new SUVs for an increased fire risk, as well as many newer model sedans, coupes, convertibles, and wagons for a faulty rearview camera projection that can be remedied with a software update, the NHTSA disclosed on Tuesday. Fire recall In many newer Mercedes-Benz...Read More»

2023 Toyota bZ4X Limited AWD
Affordable EVs? Compare specs, prices, range of electric crossover SUVs

Toyota may be the hybrid leader, but with the launch of its first electric car since the RAV4 EV was discontinued in 2014, the 2023 Toyota BZ4X is playing catchup to rival electric crossovers. Competitors include the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and the Tesla...Read More»

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