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2020 Volvo S90
2020 Volvo S90

The 2020 Volvo S90 is a European luxury sedan without the normal European luxury pretense. Looking good from every angle (outside and in) is only one of its many virtues. For 2020, the good stuff gets even better, thanks to a new R-Design trim incorporating popular features and unique...Read More»

2020 Acura ILX
2020 Acura ILX

The 2020 Acura ILX compact sedan is not a full-blown luxury car, but it brings enough niceties to the table that it makes a compelling case as an entry-level premium product worthy of consideration. For 2020, the ILX continues on more or less unchanged, less some minor feature...Read More»

2020 Cadillac CT5-V
Cadillac prices high-performance 2020 CT5 from $45,190

Cadillac has announced pricing for the higher-performance variants of its 2020 CT5 sedan. The CT5 Premium Luxury with the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter engine will start at $45,190; the sportier CT5-V at $48,690, the company said Tuesday. This caps off the pricing of Cadillac's replacement for its...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM recalls more than half a million new Silverado, Sierra pickups for fire risk

General Motors is recalling more than half a million pickups in its redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra lineups due to a potential fire risk, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced last week. The campaign covers 556,399 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra...Read More»

2020 Subaru Outback
2020 Subaru Outback and Legacy earn IIHS safety awards

Subaru's redesigned 2020 Outback wagon and 2020 Legacy sedan both earned safety awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the advocacy organization announced Friday. The high-riding Outback was recognized with a Top Safety Pick nod, while the four-door Legacy managed to one-up it with...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC
2020 Mercedes-Benz ECQ starts at $68,895

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC will launch at $68,895 (including a $995 destination fee) early next year, the company announced Wednesday. The EQC is the first dedicated EV from the flagship Mercedes brand, and the first of its EQ range of models to be introduced for wide consumption. While the...Read More»

2019 Ford F-150
2018-2020 Ford F-Series trucks recalled for battery cable, headlight issues

Ford is recalling its newer F-Series trucks for two separate issues, the company announced Thursday. The 2019-2020 F-150 is being recalled to address improperly secured battery cables; the 2018-2019 Super Duty is being recalled to correct an issue with its headlight control modules. The first...Read More»

2020 Lincoln Corsair first drive
2020 Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair earn Top Safety Pick nods

Both the 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Lincoln Corsair have been recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as Top Safety Picks in crashworthiness and collision avoidance testing, the organization announced Friday. The two models aced all of the IIHS crashworthiness tests, earning "Good"...Read More»

2020 Buick Enclave Avenir
Want a satisfying car shopping experience? Try Porsche or Buick

Porsche and Buick ranked highest in terms of a satisfying sales experience for new car buyers, according to an annual report released Wednesday from J.D. Power. This is familiar territory for the brands that have dominated the car shopping experience in the premium and mainstream segments over the...Read More»

2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature
2020 Mazda CX-5 comes standard with more safety tech

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 crossover is getting a $740 price bump over last year's model—an increase which Mazda says is offset by new standard equipment and other small updates. At the core of the 2020 CX-5's updates are a series of tweaks intended to improve the compact crossover's refinement...Read More»

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