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The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax diesel pickup is a V-8 alternative
The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax diesel pickup is a V-8 alternative

Truck buyers in the U.S. have drastically transformed in the past several years. Between more available mid-sized trucks and full-size overhauls that have challenged traditions, buying a truck is harder now than it ever has been. GMC makes buying a truck even more complicated for 2020 with the...Read More»

Honda safety demonstration
Many new car owners say active safety features annoy them

Active safety features have become key reasons why people choose one car over another, but according to one ownership survey, some buyers may opt out when it comes time to purchase their next vehicle. The survey results were released this week as part of J.D. Power's 2019 U.S. Tech Experience Index...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class gets a massive price hike

Once the least-expensive Mercedes-Benz available in the United States, the CLA coupe is getting a noteworthy price bump for 2020 thanks (at least in part) to the introduction of the new A-Class sedan. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 will start at $37,645 (including a $995 destination charge)...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen recalling nearly 700K cars for rollaway risk

Volkswagen is recalling more than 679,000 Golf, Jetta, and Beetle models to address a defect that could cause the cars to unexpectedly roll away, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced last week. The defect is in the shift lever assembly. A contaminated switch can trick the...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Toyota RAV4 crossover recalled for faulty backup camera

Toyota is recalling more than 14,000 2019 RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid SUVs for potentially defective backup camera wiring that may result in the camera failing to activate when reverse gear is selected. According to paperwork filed with federal authorities, Toyota said affected RAV4 models were built...Read More»

2020 Toyota Camry TRD
2020 Toyota Camry TRD costs $31,995

The sport-tuned 2020 Toyota Camry TRD will start at $31,995 (including a $955 destination fee), making it cheaper than other V-6 variants of the long-running family sedan. Toyota has't formally announced pricing for the Camry TRD, but the company's 2020-model-year order guide for the Camry includes...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV gets 21-mile range bump, to 259 miles

Chevrolet announced Thursday that its 2020 Bolt EV is getting a 21-mile bump in range, bringing its total up to 259 miles---an almost-10-percent increase compared to the 2019 model. The additional range comes from an adjustment to the Bolt EV's battery chemistry, which resulted in a 10% improvement...Read More»

2020 Honda Civic Si
2020 Honda Civic Si gets updated looks, performance tweaks

The perky Honda Civic Si is getting a handful of tweaks for the 2020 model year, including some nip-and-tuck styling updates and a shorter final-drive ratio for better performance. In the design department, the 2020 Civic Si sedan and coupe get only minor updates to keep the styling fresh. Up...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC90
2019 Volvo S90, XC90 awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick

Volvo scored two more Top Safety Pick awards for its 2019 lineup, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced Thursday. This round of awards goes to the S90 sedan and the XC90 SUV. Both vehicles were penalized for the subpar performance of their optional curve-following headlights...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade Edition
2020 Toyota Corolla Nightshade editions turn to the dark side

Toyota reinvented its compact stalwart for 2019, injecting it with much-needed shots of youthful energy and modern sophistication. For 2020, the Toyota Corolla sedan and hatchback will be offered with a new Nightshade package, giving buyers access to an edgier, blacked-out aesthetic. Nightshade...Read More»

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