Byron Hurd, Contributor

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Audi earns two more Top Safety Picks for Q3 and A7
Audi earns two more Top Safety Picks for Q3 and A7

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded Audi two more coveted safety awards, giving the 2019 A7 Sportback its Top Safety Pick nod and the redesigned 2019 Q3 crossover its much-sought-after Top Safety Pick+ recognition. Both awards come with asterisks, however: they were bestowed only...Read More»

2020 Subaru Impreza
2020 Subaru Impreza is better equipped and still priced under $20,000

The 2020 Subaru Impreza sedan will cost only $100 more than it did for 2019, with a starting MSRP of just $19,595 (including a $900 destination fee). The 5-door hatchback will just break the $20,000 mark, with a base price of $20,095. Subaru's Impreza continues to be a strong seller for a brand...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019
Ford recalling 2020 Explorer for fire risk

Ford announced Wednesday that is recalling 2020 Explorers for a potential fire hazard posed by an unsecured wiring harness. The campaign is limited to models with the 2.3- and 3.3-liter engines. Ford says that part of the harness near the air conditioner pulley can come loose and make contact with...Read More»

2020 Lexus NX 300 Black Line Edition
2020 Lexus NX 300 crossover Black Line edition gets a new look

Lexus is taking a different tack with its 2020 NX 300 Black Line edition, weaving in some bronze finish inside and out for a new twist on a returning theme. Of course, it wouldn't be the "Black Line" if the predominant exterior treatment wasn't black. The new bronze-finished wheels may be the...Read More»

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019
Toyota and Subaru deepen partnership on hybrids, sports cars

Toyota and Subaru announced Friday that they will be expanding their co-development partnership to include new platforms and connected-car systems, paving the way for new products (and some familiar ones) in both companies' road maps. The companies did not provide fine details of their upcoming...Read More»

2020 Dodge Charger
2020 Dodge Charger starts at $31,390, comes in three widebody models

Dodge's big four-door will start at $31,390 (including destination) for 2020⁠—a $425 increase over the 2019 model. The brand-new Charger Scat Pack Widebody model starts at $47,490 and the screaming SRT Hellcat Widebody starts at $71,140. The Charger lineup got a serious shake-up, but...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV  -  IIHS passenger-side small overlap front test
2019 Chevy Bolt gets a lower safety rating from IIHS

Chevrolet's all-electric Bolt EV received a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when it debuted for the 2017 model year, but newer models no longer qualify for this coveted title. The Bolt received a "Poor" rating for both of its available headlight configurations...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition
American automakers are losing sales of compacts and sedans to Asian imports

With American automakers pulling out of the small car and sedan markets, Asian manufacturers are beginning to reap the rewards. Sales of compact cars and family sedans have been slowing in recent years, and while Ford, GM and FCA cut their small-car lines for being less than profitable, they were...Read More»

2020 Nissan Versa First Drive
Nissan recalls 1.2 million new vehicles for faulty rearview cameras

Nissan has initiated a recall of more than 1.2 million vehicles due to the rearview camera potentially displaying a blank screen when the affected vehicles are put in reverse. The recall campaign covers almost every model sold under both the Nissan brand and luxury subsidiary Infiniti since 2018...Read More»

2019 Honda Passport
2019 Honda Passport earns Top Safety Pick

Honda's new midsize two-row SUV has earned the IIHS's Top Safety Pick nod for the 2019 model year, narrowly missing the coveted Top Safety Pick+ recognition. The Honda Passport got high marks in most categories, earning "Good" ratings for driver's side small overlap, moderate front overlap, side...Read More»

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