Catalytic converter theft explodes, pickups and hybrids likely targets
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»

2022 Ford Maverick Lariat FWD
Test drive: 2022 Ford Maverick right sizes the pickup truck

To this day I still remember riding in the back of my buddy’s dad’s red 1980’s Ford Ranger with the red interior. Even as a kid those back seats were small with little to no leg room. Compact pickup trucks used to dot America’s roadways, but they mostly disappeared from...Read More»

2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge
What's New for 2022: Volvo

The biggest news for Volvo in the 2022 model year can't be considered news given the brand's long-lasting reputation for safety. The Swedish brand backed by a Chinese multinational earned 13 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards, which many consider to be the most rigorous safety recognition bestowed in the...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country, ZR2, LT, from left to right
What's New for 2022: Chevrolet

Chevy sits at a crossroad for the 2022 model year. One avenue stretches into the future with an electric 2024 Silverado and an electric Equinox compact crossover. The other spans into the past to honor performance icons such as the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro, as well as killing off what was once...Read More»

2022 Subaru WRX
Test drive: 2022 Subaru WRX matures into a righteous punk

The last time I drove the Subaru WRX, in 2017, I complained that it was too loud and I was too old. Something has changed. And it’s not me getting younger. In my week of driving it around town and on the highway, the redesigned 2022 Subaru WRX was never too loud, too stiff, or too cranky...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Equinox
GM recalls 680,000 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain SUVs for faulty windshield wipers

General Motors is recalling the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain compact crossovers for windshield wipers that inadvertently stop wiping, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The ball joints in the front wiper modules can corrode and wear down to the point where the ball joint separates from the...Read More»

2022 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X Crew Cab
Test drive: 2022 Nissan Frontier aims for traditionalists

My mother, or anyone in my family, will tell you I’m a bit resistant to embracing change. It’s hard. The latest Nissan Frontier is designed for people like me. With a TCC Rating of 5.6 out of 10, the 2022 Nissan Frontier outranks every direct mid-size pickup truck competitor on paper...Read More»

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
Test drive: 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross treads familiar territory

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross seems familiar, like a new winter jacket that somehow smells like Grandpa. Toyota’s latest model doesn’t do anything new, but it welcomes buyers coming from Toyota sedans or downsizing from larger vehicles with a warm but uninspired greeting. More like a...Read More»

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL 2.5 S-AWC
Test drive: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander delivers throwback SUV vibes in modern crossover body

The redesigned 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander suggests it’s new, but the related 2021 Nissan Rogue preceded it a year ago. Mitsubishi reskinned and tweaked the crossover SUV to differentiate itself from its corporate sibling. With a TCC Rating of 6.5 out of 10, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander ties...Read More»

2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall
GMC recalls 740,000 Terrain SUVs for excessive headlight glare

The lights are too bright on 2010-2017 GMC Terrain SUVs, according to a decision made by the NHTSA earlier this month. After nearly three years of assessing GM's request to be exempted from an expensive recall, the NHTSA determined the headlight design was faulty and needs to be remedied. The...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD LT Trailboss
Review update: 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD LT Trailboss delivers tale of two trucks

Chevy has complicated the 2022 Silverado 1500 buying process even more than the usual configurations and options. There will be two trucks sold on dealer lots, both 2022 models, one with updates inside and out, and the other carrying over unchanged from 2021. The carryover 2022 Silverado 1500 will...Read More»

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD LT Trailboss
Why buying a 2022 Chevy Silverado is so confusing

Not all 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500s will be built equally or even be the same truck. Some models will wear the refreshed changes for the new model year, while the carryover Silverado will be called an LTD model. Both trucks will be 2022 Chevrolet Silverados. Confused? So are we. Chevrolet...Read More»

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