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2019 Honda Passport earns five-star crash-test ratings from the NHTSA
2019 Honda Passport earns five-star crash-test ratings from the NHTSA

The 2019 Honda Passport earned a five-star overall rating in the federal government's crashworthiness tests, the automaker said Wednesday. The five-seat crossover SUV earned four stars for the frontal crash test, five stars in the side-impact assessments, and four stars in the calculated rollover...Read More»

2013 Ford Explorer Sport
1.2M Ford Explorer SUVs recalled to address suspension component

About 1.2 million Ford Explorer SUVs have been recalled over a suspension part that may crack over time. The automaker said this week the recall involves 2010-2017 Ford Explorer models. Specifically, the issue affects SUVs that experience "frequent full rear suspension articulation." The actions...Read More»

2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4x4
Big SUVs are most likely to last 300K miles

Giant SUVs are less likely to go extinct than sedans, hatchbacks, and convertibles, according to the results of a study conducted released Monday by iSeeCars.com. Only six vehicles in the study were likely to last at least 300,000 miles. The odds of any new vehicle making it that far into triple...Read More»

2019 BMW 4-Series
Nearly 7K BMW SUVs, small cars recalled to fix airbag issues

A handful of new BMW crossover SUVs and small cars will be recalled next month to fix one of two airbag issues, according to documents filed by BMW with the NHTSA that were released Tuesday. The first recall covers the 2019 BMW X7 SUV, which may have been built with improperly head-protecting...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Palisade first drive
2020 Hyundai Palisade crossover SUV priced from $32,595, undercuts Kia Telluride

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is ready to battle for families across the U.S. The three-row crossover SUV will arrive on the frontlines with a $32,595 starting price, Hyundai said Tuesday. That price includes a mandatory $1,045 destination charge. The automaker will keep trim levels fairly...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
Torque-heavy 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel detailed

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel finally made its debut, staking its ground as the light-duty diesel pickup heavyweight. Ram revealed the pickup with the version of its 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine, which now makes 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. The latter figure is often what matters...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class priced from $76,195

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class will arrive with a $76,195 starting price when it hits dealers later this year, the automaker said Monday. That's about $5,000 more than last year's model. The posh SUV will first arrive in GLS450 trim, which places an electrified inline-6 engine under the hood...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB, 2020 Bentley Flying Spur, Audi e-tron recall: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 revealed: Room for seven The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 that bowed Monday expands the automaker’s current crossover SUV lineup to six models, and yet it has plenty in common with the original M-Class that arrived in 1997. 2019 Mazda 3 recalled over faulty airbag...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
2019 Mazda 3 recalled over faulty airbag warning lights

The 2019 Mazda 3 has been recalled over airbag warning lights that may not illuminate correctly. The 17,016 cars affected by the recall may not actually display a warning light if something is wrong with the passenger airbag system specifically, or if a passenger does not have their seat belt...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Limited
FCA recalls 295K Ram 1500 pickup trucks over safety software problem

The 2019 Ram 1500 is subject to a new recall to update software that could disable the airbags and seat belt pretensioners. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said last week that 295,981 Ram 1500 pickups are part of the recall. The recall also affects the 2020 Ram 1500, but only 26 have been built and are...Read More»

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